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Archive of the Wesley Garner Family; J.W. Hagger, Baltimore Surveying Compass

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Colonel Wesley W. Garner to
Mrs. R. Sherman Johnston, Columbus City, Iowa.

Wesley W. Garner (1815-1889) having arrived in Iowa in 1840 via Pennsylvania and Ohio, Wesley, a conveyancer by trade, also working as a farmer, Notary Public, school master and merchant, as well as serving the Union Army as Captain and then Colonel of the Union Guards; late in life returning to farming and running for public office.

Brand J.W. Hagger, Baltimore
Marks Maker’s Mark
Period Early 19th Century


- missing spirit level; some oxidation to metal; dust and discolor to wood case; appears to be in order but cannot guarantee it is in working order.


16.25" W x 11.5" H x 10.25" D

- measured as open on display.

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