Item M440-1479 - Depth chart of Trenton Harbour

Identity area

Reference code

CA ON00156 M/M440-1479

Title

Depth chart of Trenton Harbour

Date(s)

  • 1875 (Creation)

Level of description

Item

Extent and medium

1 map 22 x 34cm

Context area

Name of creator

(1819-1898)

Biographical history

William Kingsford was born on December 23, 1819 in London, England to parents William Sr. and Elizabeth. He went to school in Camberwell at the Nicholas Wanostrocht school. Throughout his education, he studied architecture and was eventually articled to an architect. At an age of 16 years, he enlisted with the 1st Dragoon Guards and traveled with them, to Canada (1837) as sergeant. In 1840, he left the regiment to pursue a career with the city of Montreal as a civil engineer and deputy city surveyor. About a decade later, Kingsford became heavily involved in the construction of railroads and canals all over the continent - from New York to Panama to Toronto. After dismissal from his engineering career, he pursed his passion for historical literature further. He was the author of many historical pamphlets and books, but most notably "History of Canada" which was released in 1887. Kingsford married Maria Margaret, the daughter of William Lindsay, clerk of the legislative assembly of Canada. He died on September 29, 1898.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Photocopied by the Archives of Canada 21 Aug 1979.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

A copy of an original map by W. Kingsford (Engineer in charge) showing the depths at various points in the Trenton Harbour on the Bay of Quinte - 1875. Scale: 1 : 9,800.
Photocopied by the Archives of Canada 21 Aug 1979.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Scanned

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related people and organizations

Related genres