Plan of the Settlement of River John & Vicinity

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Plan of the Settlement of River John & Vicinity

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  • 1841 (Creation)
    Gauld, John, 1795-1880

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1 limited edition reproduction map, 13/100
paper, encapsulated
50 x 89 cm

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John Gauld was a Land Surveyor in Pictou County, NS. He is listed in directories and recorded to have surveyed maps from approximately 1840 onward. John was born in 1795 in Scotland, although his arrival date in Nova Scotia is unknown. He married Isabella Ross and had six sons between 1848 and 1866. John died January 27, 1880 in River John, Nova Scotia.

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Original owned by Clifford Carruthers until 1990 when it was bought by a group of ten local community members and is now permanently displayed in the Public Library in River John, NS.

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A plan of the settlement of River John and vicinity shows the area from Seafoam to Tatamagouche, including land grants and owner names as well as many details and waterways.

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