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This "theodolite", a surveying instrument, was owned by Gen. Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, who made the box in which it is stored. Theodolites were used to measure horizontal and vertical angles. Epaphras Hoyt was, in addition to his work as a surveyor, a major general in the Massachusetts militia, an author, postmaster, justice of the peace, register of deeds, and sheriff.


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Surveying Instrument

date   c. 1800
process/materials   wood, metal
item type   Tools/Surveying & Navigational Tools & Equipment
accession #   #1900.10.01-.02

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Epaphras Hoyt (1765-1850)

Plot plan of land owned by Joseph Barnard

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