The Resource 1811-1838
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- Papers, 1811-1838, consisting of correspondence, receipts, a contract, naturalization records, estate records including a Boye's will, and a memorandum book, principally relating to Herman Boye of Denmark and Maryland. These papers pertain to his immigration to the United States, the preparation of a map of Virginia eventually finished in 1827, and the settlement of Boye's estate following his death in 1830. The estate records, 1830-1838, comprise an estate inventory, Boye's will, estate accounts and receipts of executor John G. Blair, correspondence to John G. Blair concerning the estate, and a memorandum book containing a timeline of the events involved with the settlement of Boye's estate
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- Born in Denmark in 1792, Herman Boye came to the United States in 1816, worked with John Wood on the surveying of Virginia's counties, and took over the project when Wood died in 1822. Boye constructed the 1827 map of Virginia from these previous surveys. He later moved to Montgomery County, Maryland, and worked as an engineer on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Boye died on 19 March 1830 in Georgetown District, Washington, D. C.
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- Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
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- The Huntington Library;
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