Guide to the Virgil Markle Collectionca. 1920-ca. 1940 MG 1682


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Container List

Virgil Markle Collection

Guide to the Virgil Markle Collection
ca. 1920-ca. 1940
MG 1682

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. January 2008. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Markle, Virgil.
Title: Virgil Markle Collection
Dates ca. 1920-ca. 1940
Abstract: Consists of correspondence, photographs, surveying/work notes, work time cards and other documents belonging to Virgil Markle,
a civil engineer who was in charge of constructing the coastal highways near Sea Girt, NJ.
Quantity: .66 linear feet (2 boxes located 5th fl. above Curator of Manuscripts desk and 1 OS in mapcase)
Collection Number: MG 1682

Biographical Note

Virgil Markle was a Monmouth County based civil engineer in charge of building coastal highways near Sea Girt, N.J. He was a licensed by the State of New Jersey as a municipal and highway engineer and land surveyor and was employed by the State of New Jersey Highway Department in the 1920s and 1930s. He was responsible for the construction of the southern Monmouth County section of Route No. 35, among several other roads and highways in the County of Monmouth.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correpondence, booklets, time cards, photographs, brochures, and notebooks pertaining to the career of Virgil Markle, a Monmouth County based civil engineer. There is also a folder of large sized blueprints in this collection. The photographs are of work sites, buildings, roads, and vehicles. There are miscellaneous publications, many of which are advertisements for construction related products such as concrete and measuring tapes. There are also several brochures of the Keuffel and Esser Company, a New Jersey based manufacturer of surveying equipment. There are also professional licenses, small surveying aids, and time cards pertaining to his employment at the State of New Jersey Highway Department. There is a proposal for highway beautification of Route No. 35 in Belmar and a yearly report of the Central Construction Division.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Markle, Virgil.
Subject Organizations:
Keuffel & Esser Co.
New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
New Jersey. Civil Service Commission.
New Jersey. State Highway Department.
Subject Topics:
Building materials–New Jersey.
Highway engineering–New Jersey.
Roads–Design and construction.
Surveying–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Belmar (N.J.)
Brielle (N.J.)
Monmouth County (N.J.)
Red Bank (N.J.)
Sea Girt (N.J.)
Document Types:
Subject Occupations

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Related Material

In the Library Collection:

Bulletin 21 : (Geologic Series) A List of Bench Marks in New Jersey. Trenton, N.J. Revised to 1920 by Loren P. Plummer. Trenton, N.J. : State of New Jersey, 1921.

Map of State of New Jersey Showing State Highway Routes Under Construction, Detours, Etc. Together With Main Automobile Routes. Trenton, N.J. : State Highway Commission, 1919.

Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws and Regulations Title 39 of the Revised Statutes. Trenton, N.J. : New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles, n.d.

MG 1639, Keuffel & Esser Company Papers

In the Museum Collection:

Sandbags, pencils, plumb kit, caliper kit, — Museum ID 2004.17.1-5

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1682, Virgil Markle Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Stephen Mimh, 2004.

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Container List

Virgil Markle Collection

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Correspondence 1920s
1 2 Work related notes, reports, sketches, proposal, survey, blueprint, surveying tools ca. 1920s
1 3 Stationery, envelopes, time cards, work related documents, surveyors’ licenses ca. 1920s
1 4 Photographs–work sites 1920s
1 5 Notebooks ca. 1920s
1 6 Fieldbooks 1920s
1 7 Miscellaneous publications: Highway Dept., road construction brochures ca. 1920s
Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Articles ca. 1920s
2 2 Keuffel & Esser publications, American Steel and Wire Co. ca. 1920s
2 3 State of NJ Rosters Licensed Engineers and Land Surveyors 1921,1936
2 4 Engineer inspector booklet, blue print suggestion booklet, concrete information booklets 1908-1930
2 5 Catalog of Kolesch & Co. ca. 1920s
2 6 State of NY Commission of Highway Booklets ca. 1920s
2 7 International Correspondence School Booklets ca. 1910
2 8 American Blue Print & Supply Co., advertising/calendar cards 1931-1932
Box Folder Title Date
OS 1 Blueprints ca. 1920s-1930s

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