Administrative History

David E. E. Mix was a surveyor and civil engineer who was employed by the state on several occasions to copy documents and compile catalogs of maps and field notes relating to state lands.

After Mix's death in 1893, the legislature appropriated $2,000 in 1895 for the purchase of Mix's collection of original Holland Land Company field notes, charts, and maps to ensure that the state would have original records concerning western New York lands. The records were then deposited in the office of the State Engineer and Surveyor, who was responsible for the state's land records.