Item M440-1476 - Diagram of Town plot called Trent Port

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CA ON00156 M/M440-1476

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Diagram of Town plot called Trent Port

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  • 25 Sep 1852 (Creation)

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1 map (87.8 x 61.0cm)

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(b. 10 March 1806 - d. 16 Aug. 1897)

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Frederick was born March 10, 1806 in London, England.
He later emigrated to Upper Canada in 1825 to study surveying.
In 1831, Frederick officially qualified as a provincial surveyor, later working for the Board of Works for the Province of Canada (Public Works).
He also dabbled in architecture, drafting several prominent buildings, including:
the conversion of Rideau Hall to the official residence of the governor general of Canada, the Montreal Court House and the Parliament buildings.
In 1872, Frederick received his dismissal from the government, as he was a civil servant over age 65. It is known that he was quite bitter over the event.
He died in Montreal on August 16, 1897.

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Donated by K.G.M. Ross.

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A copy of an original map by Deputy Provincial Surveyor F. P. Rubidge showing a diagram of a town plot at the mouth of the Trent River called the "Town of Trent Port." Specifically, the map shows Lot 2 near the 1st Concession bordering Murray Township in the County of Northumberland.
Published in Cobourg on September 25, 1852.
Donated by K.G.M. Ross.

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