Fonds 369

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.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
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.

None expected.

Custodial History:
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. .

Access Points:
Peter Robinson settlers
Ridout, Thomas
Chewett, James G.