Plan of Halifax Common

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Plan of Halifax Common

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  • Statements of responsibility: Plan and Survey by Wm. Gossip

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CR 10-064

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  • 1859-07-06 (Creation)

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1 map (scale 400':1"): col. shading

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Item consists of map of the Halifax Common showing its boundaries between Robie, Cunard, Park and South Streets, as well as land leased to the Horticultural Society for the Public Gardens, area used for cricket grounds, area used for military exercising grounds, and the water-course from the Egg Pond to the pond in the Public Garden to Freshwater Brook (water features are not labelled).

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Map is in pieces; handle carefully

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Transferred from the files of HRM Culture and Heritage section in 2016, along with the 1760 Common Survey


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May accompany Petition of the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia to Her Majesty the Queen, respecting the Interference of the Military Authorities with the Common of Halifax and documents etc. connected therewith, 1859 (971.6225 P489)

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