Item M440-2221 - Reproduction map of Trenton village and bridge

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CA ON00156 M/M440-2221

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Reproduction map of Trenton village and bridge

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  • 1873 (Creation)

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1 cardstock reproduction and 3 sketches on tracing paper (various sizes)

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(b. 17 Jun 1811 - d. 21 Jan 1878)

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John was born on June 17, 1811 at Sanfield House, Tyrone County, Ireland to Matthew Haslett and Sarah McCrae.
He received his education to be a surveyor in Ireland, and later when on to survey England and the south coast of Ireland.
Around 1842, he came to Canada. After six months of training with P.L.S. John Emerson, he became a Provincial Land Surveyor. He then moved to Belleville, Ontario and began surveying Upper Canada.
Throughout his career from 1840-1860 he provided great advancement to the charting of Canada West and Hastings County.
In February 1851, he married Frances Colhoun Woods.
He died in Belleville on January 21, 1878 leaving his wife, four sons and three daughters.

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Donated by Gerry Boyce.

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A reproduction of a Tracing of a Part of the Village of Trenton showing the names of some of the principal streets. Original map made in 1873 and held at the Archives of Ontario. Scale 4 chains to an inch.

3 tracings of a bridge located in the village of Trenton at the time.

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