Maps and architectural drawings collected by Sir John A. MacDonald [cartographic material, technical drawing]

  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Series
    Date:
    1853-1890.
    Reference:
    MG26-A
    Local class no.:
    H3/1006/[1886]/1, H3/410/Serpent River/1887/1
    Accession number:
    82302/611 CA
    83402/5643 CA
    85602/583 CA
    85602/584 CA
    83402/5640 CA
    72/24319 CA
    Type of material:
    Maps and cartographic material
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    3934729
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    Context of this record:
  • Date(s):
    1853-1890.
    Place of creation:
    Canada
    Extent:
    62 maps : 30 col., 18 blackline, 13 ms., 1 blueline 83 x 149 cm. or smaller.
    2 technical drawings : ms. on linen 61 x 72 cm. or smaller.
    Scope and content:
    Series consists of maps that reflect the major concerns of Canadians in the second half of the nineteenth century. Many of the maps pertain to the building of a transcontinental railway line to link the east and west coasts of a new nation. Others are survey and land grant maps of the Canadian west, particularly Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. A number of maps focus on fishing rights off the east coast of Canada, mining and timber limits in central Canada and other natural resource issues. Some are related to the establishment and building of harbours and canals (Montreal Harbour and the Trent Canal). There are also topographic maps of various regions across Canada. A small number of maps centre on Sir J.A. MacDonald's business dealings before Confederation as a buyer and seller of property in the Kingston, Peterborough and Toronto areas. Included are two technical drawings. (Accession 72/24319) Series also includes 1 map showing boundary lines between Alaska and Canada (from the Arctic Ocean to just south of the 55th parallel). Annotations in red ink show the boundary as claimed by Canada; annotations in blue ink show the boundary as interpreted by the Americans (Accession 82302/611). Series also includes maps pertaining to projected and existing railroad lines across North America on both sides of the Canadian - American border in the two decades after Confederation. (Accession 83402/5640) Series also includes a map showing the Canadian Pacific railway line through Indian Reserves near Serpent River, Ontario. (Accession 83402/5643) Series also consists of 2 maps of the Port au Pique and Great Valley Rail Line between Amherst and Truro, Nova Scotia servicing the coal fields of Spring Hill. One of the maps also shows the extension of the rail line to Moncton, New Brunswick. (Accession 85602/583) Series also consists of three maps of northwestern Ontario. They include two maps of the area between Lake Superior and Winnepeg and Lake Superior and Fort Pelly showing Indian Reserves. There is also an undated map showing boundaries in northwestern Ontario. (Accession 85602/584)
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    Custodial history:
    Material was originally transferred from the Manuscript Division in six distinct accessions accession 72/24319 in 1972; accession 82302/611 in August 1981, from MG26-A, vol. 1, p. 84; accession 83402/5640 in January 1984, from MG26-A, vol. 123; accession 83402/5643 in January 1984, from MG26-A, vol. 128; accession 85602/583 in June 1985, from MG26-A, vol. 121; accession 85602/584 in February 1985, from MG26-A, vol. 36.
    Cartographic math data:
    Scales differ.
    Formatted contents note:
    Items transferred with accession 72/24319 1. Map of Canadian Pacific Railway. East of Sault Ste-Marie and of the Montreal and Boston Air line. [1888]. [Buffalo: Matthews, Northrup & Co. Art Printing Works] 2. Map of the province of Manitoba and part of the North-West Territories of Canada. Scale 1:2 090 880. 1889. [Ottawa: Dominion Lands Lighographic Office] 3. Map of the Dominion of Canada shewing the extent and situation of its public lands, also its geographical relation to the British Isles. 1878. Ottawa: Department of the Interior. Dominion Land Office. Compiled and drawn by J. Johnston, chief draftsman. 4. Map of the Dominion of Canada shewing the extent and situation of its public lands, also its geographical relation to the British Isles. 1878. Ottawa: Department of the Interior. Dominion Land Office. Compiled and drawn by J. Johnston, chief draftsman. 5. Map shewing proposed short line railway between Montreal and Halifax. Scale 1:2 027 520. [1885]. [Halifax: Maritime Steam Lith. Co.] 6. [Map showing the proposed route of the Quebec and Lake St. John Railway]. Scale 1:6 336 000. [1880]. [S.l.: s.n.] 7. Chart on Mercator's Projection showing the relative geographical position of the British Islands and British America. [1865]. Montreal: [Roberts & Reinbold]. 8. Grand Trunk Railway of Canada. Sketch map of Grand Trunk system and its principal connections. [1888]. [London, England: Waterlow & Sons Limited, London Wall] 9. [Eastern portion of map entitled "Map of the country to be traversed by the Canadian Pacific Railway to accompany progress report on the exploratory surveys 1876"]." Scale 1:2 217 600. [1882]. Ottawa: Department of Interior. Compiled and drawn by J. Johnston, chief draftsman. 10. NMC53834. Map of the country to be traversed by the Canadian Pacific Railway to accompany progress report on the exploratory survey 1878. Scale 1:3 168 000. 1878 Montréal: The Burland Desbarats. 11. Map of North America. Scale 1:14 889 600. 1857. London, England: John Arrowsmith 12. Map of North America. Scale 1:14 889 600. 1857. London, England: John Arrowsmith 13. Chart of the inshore and deep-sea fishing grounds on the atlantic coasts of Canada and within the Gulf of St. Lawrence. [1877]. [St. Martins Lane W.C.: Harrison & Sons Lith.] 14. Map of the region of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River. Scale 1:4 118 400. 1868. New York: J. Disturnell 15. Newfoundland. 1871 [St. Martins Lane W.C.: Harrison & Sons Lith.] 16. Limits under fishery treaties, 1818 and 1888. 1888. Washington, D.C.: Navy Department, Hydrographer Office. 17. Map of the Windsor and Annapolis Railway and its connections with the railways of Canada and the United States of America. [1879] London, England: [Waterlow & Sons.] 18. General map to accompany report on the Intercolonial Railway, exploratory survey of 1864. Scale 1:506 880. 1864. Montréal: [Burland, Lafricain & Co.] 19. [Map of clay and rock cutting for the construction of the Intercolonial Railway]. [1868] [S.l.: s.n.] 20. Intercolonial Railway, proposed railway through Nova Scotia. [1868]. [S.l.: s.n.] 21. Intercolonial Railway, proposed railway through Nova Scotia. [1868]. [S.l.: s.n.] 22. Carte montrant le tracé actuel du chemin de fer de Québec au lac St. Jean. Scale 1:887 040. 1880 Montréal: Burland Lith. Co. 23. Map of the Great Eastern Railway. Scale 1:633 600. [1882]. [S.l.: s.n.] 24. Map shewing Montreal and Champlain Junct'n Ry. and the charter asked for by the Great Eastern Railway. [1883] [S.l.: s.n.] 25. Plan showing the Harbour Commissioners' project for harbour enlargement. Scale 1:12 000. [1890]. Montréal: Harbour Commissioners. 26. Canadian Pacific Railway, map illustrative of the Georgian Bay branch and connections. Scale 1:316 800. [1879]. [s.l.: s.n.] 27. [Map of Ontario railway lines and proposed railway lines]. [1880]. [S.l.: s.n.] 28. Plan of mining region southwest of Port Arthur, Thunder Bay Dist. Scale 1:253 440. 1885. [S.l.: s.n.] 29. Trent Valley Canal Commission. Map of the proposed Trent Valley Canal. Scale 1:890 040. 1888. Montréal: The Burland Lith. Co. 30. Plan showing the situation of the range of lots laid out on Collingwood, Nelson, Princess, Johnson and Union streets, the property of Hon. John A. Macdonald & David Shaw, esq. to be sold by auction. 1862. [S.l.: s.n.] 31. Plan showing the situation of the range of lots laid out on Collingwood, Nelson, Princess, Johnson and Union streets, Kingston, the property of the Hon. John A. Macdonald & David Shaw esq. Scale 1:3 168. 1854. [S.l.: s.n.] 32. Map of the Beavermead property at Peterborough. 1861. Toronto: W.C. Chewett & Co. 33. Plan of the Beavermead property. Scale 1:3 168. [1861]. [S.l.: s.n.] 34. Map of Canadian Pacific Railway. East of Sault Ste-Marie and of the Montreal and Boston Air line. 1861. [S.l.: s.n.] 35. Plan of the Crookshank Estate (Toronto). Scale 1:2 376. 1857. Toronto: Maclear & Co. 36. Plan of the Crookshank Estate (Toronto). Scale 1:4 752. 1853. Toronto: Hugh Scobi 37. [Map of part of Toronto] [1888] [s.l.: s.n.] 38. Map showing the route of the Duluth and Winnipeg Railroad Scale 1:2 217 600. 1884. New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co. 39. Brownlee's indexed railway and guide map Scale 1:760 320. 1889. Winnipeg: Ministry of Agriculture J.H. Brownlee, D.L.S. 40. Plan of certain timber limits situated on Big Jackhead River and the connecting waters. Scale 1:31 680. 1882. [s.l.: s.n.] 41. Section 19, range XlX, township 17 [Regina]. Scale 1:1 200. [1882]. [s.l.: s.n.] 42. Brandon. Lots in C.P.R. original syndicate syrvey [1882]. [s.l.: s.n.] 43. Plan of the H.B. Co's Reserve Winnipeg, Manitoba. Scale 1:3 000. 1879. Montréal: The Burland Desbarats 44. Regina. Subdivision of sections. Scale 1:4 800. 1882. Winnipeg: Geo. Bishop & Co. 45. Map of part of the N.W.T. incl. the prov. of Manitoba. Scale 1:2 534 420. 1877. Ottawa: Department of Interior 46. Map of the seat of Riel's insurrection. Scale 1:760 320. 1885. Ottawa: A. Mortimer & Co. 47. NMC53837. Map of part of the North West Territory shewing the operations of the special survey of standard Meridians and Parallels for Dominion Lands. Scale 1:1 267 200. 1878. Ottawa: Dominion Lands Office 48. Map of part of Manitoba and the North West Territories shewing the lines and land grant of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Scale 1:1 900 800. [1891]. Winnipeg: Burland Co. 49. NMC53838. Dominion of Canada. General map of part of the North West Territory including the Province of Manitoba and part of the District of Kewaydin shewing progress made in Dominion Land Surveys. Scale 1:2 534 440. 1880. [s.l.: s.n.] 50. NMC53835. General Map of part of the N.W.T. and of Manitoba. Scale 1:1 267 200. 1883. [S.l.: s.n.] 51. NMC53836. [Map showing surveyed lands withdrawn withdraw from settlement] [1882]. [S.l.: s.n.] Items transferred with accession 82302/611: H3/1006/[1886]/1 Map showing the boundary lines between Alaska and Canada. [1886]. Items transferred with accession 83402/5640: 1. Can. Pac. Ry. "The Loop". Scale 1:12 000. 1888. [S.l.: s.n.] 2. Map of the Lake Superior & Mississippi Rail Road. Showing its Railroad, lake and river connections the country tributary to it and its climatic relations. Scale 1:6 336 000. [1870]. Philadelphia: Sheble, Smith & Co. [Notes show CPR line proposed]. 3. Part of British America. Scale [1:3 801 600]. n.d. Ottawa: Hunter, Rose and Co. [Notes show CPR line & Halifax St-Paul line]. 4. Map showing the location of the Northern Pacific Railroad Land Grant. [187-]. [s.l.: s.n.] 5. Map of projected overland railroad through British North America. 1868. London, England: Judd & Glass, Phoenix Printing works. 6. [Map of the Railroad through North America]. n.d. [S.l.: s.n.] Items transferred with accession 83402/5643: H3/410/Serpent River/1877/1 Map of showing the railway line through Indian Reserve near Serpent River, Ontario Scale 1:16 156 800. 1887. Items transferred with accession 85602/583: 1. Port au Pique and Great Village Rail Line, New Brunswick. Scale [1:278 784]. n.d. 2. Port au Pique and Great Village Rail Line, New Brunswick. Scale [1:278 784]. n.d. [copy of item 1 with some minor additions] Items transferred with accession 85602/584: 1. A map of North Western Ontario shewing the territory beyond the limits contended for since 187l. by the government of the Dominion and now declared by the boundary commissioners to be within the jurisdiction of the Ontario government. Scale [1:1 812 096]. [18--]. [s.l.: s.n.] 2. Map of the country between Lake Superior and Winnipeg. Scale [1:633 600]. 1884. Ottawa: Minister of Interior. [Notes show Indian reserves from Treaty No. 3]. 3. Map of country extending Lake Superior to Fort Pelly shewing Indian reserves. Scale [1:1 089 792]. 1882. Department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa.
    Source:
    Private
    Related control no.:
    83402/5640 CA
    MG26-A
    Former archival reference no.:
    MG26-A
    Other accession no.:
    82302/611 CA
    83402/5643 CA
    85602/583 CA
    85602/584 CA
    83402/5640 CA
    72/24319 CA
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