Fonds Acc4615 - Sketch of the Island of St. Johns in the Gulf of St. Lawrence [and Remarks thereon] : [1762]

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Sketch of the Island of St. Johns in the Gulf of St. Lawrence [and Remarks thereon] : [1762]

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CA PCA Acc4615

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  • Photocopied 1998 (Reproduction)
  • [1762] (Creation)

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1 map
3 p. of textual records

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This fonds consists of a map and the accompanying Remarks relative to the sketch of St. Johns... which were prepared by an officer who had "run over " the Island in 1762 in a whale boat with a French pilot and thirty men by order of the "General" (possibly Hardwicke). The survey concentrated on the sites of the former French settlements and their prospects for settlement by the English. It remarked positively concerning the rich meadows and cleared lands and based future prosperity on agriculture and fishing. The map is also accompanied by a 3p. typed transcript of the Remarks, prepared by the donor.

The author of the map and remarks is anonymous.

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  • English

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Originals are located in the Hardwicke papers, British Library, Additional manuscripts 35914, Folios 95-99

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Reproduction of this material requires the permission of the British Library

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Located in map cabinets

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