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Charles Mason's Journal from the Transit of Venus journey with Jeremiah Dixon on the H.M.S. Seahorse, January 8, 1761 to April 3,1762. Includes an account of the attack by the French Frigate Le' Grande. This document was "discovered" in 2012 by Jonathan Peacock, who regognized that the document was incorrectly attributed to an "unknown Seaman". [NEW 8/10/14]
http://hdl.library.upenn.edu/1017/d/medren/2486434

Cambridge Digital Library "Board of Longitude" documents pertaining to Charles Mason. Includes correspondence from Mason's wife Mary and their sons William and Doctor Issac requesting renumeration from Mason's work on improving Mayer's tables. [NEW 8/10/14]
http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/search?keyword=charles+mason

Cambridge Digital Library - Lunar Tables in Longitude and Latitude according to the Newtonian Laws of Gravity by Charles Mason. Includes an interesting note from Mason regarding his disappointment with the renumeration offered by the Board of Longitude. [NEW 8/10/14]
http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-RGO-00004-00086/1

Boundaries:  How the Mason-Dixon Line Settled a Family Feud and Divided a Nation, A new book published by Sally M. Walker in 2014. [NEW 8/10/14]
http://www.sallymwalker.com/boundaries.html

The Life and Times of Jeremiah Dixon: Surveyor of the Mason-Dixon Line [Kindle Edition], A new book published by Simon Webb in June 2014. [NEW 8/10/14]
http://amzn.com/B00KTAP466

Ed Danson’s definitive book “Drawing the Line : How Mason and Dixon Surveyed the Most Famous Border in America” is a must have for those interested in the Mason and Dixon Line.
http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Line-Surveyed-Famous-America/dp/0471385026

Robert D. Hutton’s documentation of many stones on the line. Bob’s inventory also includes a link to “Topozone” maps showing the location of the stones.
http://www.masondixon-line.com/

In 2002, the National Geographic Channel filmed a news story about the Mason and Dixon Line. This article was subsequently published on their website:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/04/0410_020410_TVmasondixon.html

Scenes and roads from along the western end of the most-famous border in the United States and related locations from southwestern Pennsylvania, western Maryland and northern West Virginia. By Pete Zapadka.
http://www.exploretheline.com/

A brief history of the Mason-Dixon survey line by John Mackenzie, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources University of Delaware
http://www.udel.edu/johnmack/mason_dixon/
 

Scanned images of the original field notes from the 1901-03 Hodgkins Re-survey of the line.
http://speccol.mdarchives.state.md.us/msa/speccol/catalog/cfm/dsp_inventory.cfm?speccol=5654&serno=1&a_level=inventory

Wikipedia reference to the Mason and Dixon Line
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mason%E2%80%93Dixon_Line


Delaware State Boundary Monument Database – contains descriptions and Latitude/Longitude information for the stones on the Delaware & Maryland boundary by selecting "Boundaries" from the "Framework Categories" menu.
http://datamil.delaware.gov/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home

Details from the map of the boundary survey between Maryland and Pennsylvania by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, 1768. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Archives Map Collection), MSA SC 1427-74-1/2.
http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/speccol/sc2200/sc2221/000017/000013/html/0000.html

Delaware's State Boundaries, By William S. Schenck
http://www.dgs.udel.edu/publications/infoseries/info6.aspx

Maryland-Pennsylvania Border Disputes – This guide describes maps, manuscripts, and related printed documents useful for the study of how Maryland’s boundaries were established.
http://www.lib.umd.edu/RARE/MarylandCollection/MDResourceGuide/MDPAborder.html

Surveyors Historical Society
http://www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com/

Maryland Museum and Parks
by Missy Thorseth

 



 

 

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