Field Books

If you ever have a chance to visit Corpus Christi’s Mary and Jeff Bell Library Special Collections and Archives Department and you look at the shelf that holds over 500 Field Books, you might think each book looks exactly the same. However, since our staff began scanning these Field Books in January 2016, many interesting discoveries have been found between the pages.

In some cases, the book itself is interesting, such as Field Book 55 which features a rooster motif.


This Field Book contained a pressed flower that is over 100 years old.



The artistic ability of the surveyor is demonstrated in this sketch.