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Mapping a Mid-19th Century Surveying Conflict

August 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Online

Presented live via Zoom with time for Q&A. Pre-registration is required.

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In the 19th century, the land mass today known as the White Mountain National Forest was owned by an ever-changing cast of characters. In the 1850s, two different surveyors were hired to resolve contention over land ownership boundaries in the area, including Mt. Washington itself. Instead of resolution, the surveys led to three New Hampshire Supreme Court cases. This talk will focus on the complex role surveyors’ maps have played in landownership in the White Mountain region from the colonial era to today.  

Rebecca Weeks Sherrill More, Ph.D., holds an appointment as Visiting Scholar in the department of History at Brown University, Providence RI. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Brown University. She directed the Harriet W. Sheridan Center, Brown’s professional development center in pedagogy for faculty and graduate students until her retirement in 2010 and taught gender history as Adjunct Professor of History in the Division of Liberal Arts: HPSS, Rhode Island School of Design from 1995 until 2014. She continues to work with Honors students in the History department at Brown. She and her family are also part-time residents of Lancaster NH. 

Presented as part of the Museum’s summer exhibition: Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. The Virtual Summer 2021 Speaker Series was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at 


August 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Online