Wallace Carl Riddick, 1940. President, North Carolina State College, 1916-1923. First Dean of the School of Engineering, 1923-1937. This surveying instrument was formerly the property of the late professor Luther Rice Mills of Wake Forest College and was used in surveying the right-of-way for the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad. Dr. W. C. Riddick, former president of NC State College (father of the Engineering Profession in North Carolina), took his first surveying lesson on this instrument in 1883 and later used the instrument on his first land surveying job for which he was paid $2.50. This instrument was presented to State College by L. R. Mills, II of Scotland Neck and J. G. Mills of Wake Forest, sons of Professor Mills.