Fonds Number: 369
Title: Douro township map
Creator: Thomas Ridout, Surveyor General
Dates of Material: 2012 photocopy of 1825 map
Physical Description: one map framed
Scope and Contents:
This is a map of Douro Township in early August 1825 (dated 8 August 1825) commissioned by Peter Robinson and intended to show the locations in Douro Township that were available for placing Robinson immigrants by showing properties for which there was already a demand.
Scale 40 chains to one inch; Copy from Birdsall’s survey made by James G. Chewett, a drafting assistant and cartographer in the offices of Thomas Ridout, surveyor general.
The map contains many interesting land features with 1825 toponymy.
Open to researchers.
None Available on site.
However, there is a jpg of the map and a copy of a report prepared by Peter McConkey discussing the significance of the map.
The map was originally created in the Surveyor’s General Office, York, Upper Canada, 1825. The photograph was made in 2012 for a researcher, Colum M. Diamond, who donated it to the Trent Valley Archives, 20 March 2013. .
Peter Robinson settlers
Chewett, James G.