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

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CA ON00156 M/M440-1476


Diagram of Town plot called Trent Port


  • 25 Sep 1852 (Creation)

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1 map (87.8 x 61.0cm)

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Frederick Rubidge was born March 10, 1806 in London, England. He 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. 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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