Back Lots of the Township of Truro, NS, 1858

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Back Lots of the Township of Truro, NS, 1858

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80 rods to 1 inch

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  • 1858 (Creation)
    Longworth, Israel, 1835–1902

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1 original hand drawn map
140 cm x 92 cm
ink on paper backed with linen cloth
framed under glass

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Lawyer, Author. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Israel Longworth was the son of Robert Longworth, a successful ship builder. Married to Mary Starr, they had eight children, however seven died in a diphtheria epidemic in 1876 and daughter Marion was the only surviving child. Educated at Mount Allison University, he worked in Halifax until he became a student of law with Sir Adams Archibald. He was admitted to the Bar in1861, and set up a practice in Truro, NS. During his term as Truro’s second Mayor in 1878 -79, the town reservoir was opened and fire bells were installed. He was the author of several books and papers on historical subjects – his History of Colchester County has been reprinted. In religion he was Methodist and is buried in the Robie Street Cemetery, Truro, NS.

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Original hand drawn map of the Back Lots of the Township of Truro, NS. Copied by Isreal Longworth March 7, 1858. Includes land grants and names of property owners, some roads, marshlands and waterways.

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water damaged on one edge
discoloured paper on linen backing

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