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The plot of land to which this document refers was granted to Joseph Barnard (1717-1785) of Deerfield, who then contracted with the surveyor, Ebenezer Sheldon, Jr. (b.1715) of Falltown, to diagram the plot with latitude and longitude included. Falltown, the name of the place where the fifty-some acres of land was surveyed in 1740, is now called Bernardston, Massachusetts, and is located about fifteen miles from Deerfield.


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Plot plan of land owned by Joseph Barnard

cartographer   Ebenezer Sheldon, Jr.
date   c. 1740
location   Bernardston, Massachusetts
height   8.75"
width   7.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Maps/Cadastral
accession #   #L99.172

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