Collection 2018-115 - Maps of Belleville, Ontario

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CA ON00156 2018-115


Maps of Belleville, Ontario


  • 1947-1961 (Creation)

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2 maps

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Name of creator

(b. 25 Aug 1889 - d. 13 Oct 1962)

Biographical history

John Thomas Ransom was born on August 25, 1889, to parents Giles Sanders Ransom and Margaret Wilson at York, Ontario.
He married his wife, Lottie Ruth Long, on March 19, 1912, at York, Ontario.
He was a Provincial Land Surveyor active in Hastings County from the 1940s-1960s. His son, Thomas S. Ransom was also a surveyor in the local area.
John died on October 13, 1962.

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(fl. 1960)

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Thomas S. Ransom was a Provincial Land Surveyor who was active in the Hastings County area during the 1960s. His father, John Thomas Ransom, was also a provincial surveyor in the area.

Archival history

Given to Lois Foster by Keith Watson.

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Donated by Lois Foster in September 2018.

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Two maps:
1) Plan of Belleville Harbour area, South Front Street, South Church Street, South John Street and South George Street, showing filled-in city dump area and former shoreline, by John T. Ransom, 1947
2) Plan of the mouth of the Moira river, showing the CPR railway bridge and filled-in land, by Tom Ransom, 1961

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Catalogued as M440-3034 and M440-3035 in the map collection.

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