See also:British engineer and
See also:Canadian historian, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 23rd of
See also:December 1819 . He first studied architecture, but disliking the confinement of an
See also:office enlisted in the 1st
See also:Guards, obtaining his
See also:discharge in
See also:Canada in 1841 . After serving for a
See also:time in the office of the city surveyor of
See also:Montreal he made a survey for the
See also:Lachine canal (1846-1848), and was employed in the
See also:United States in the
See also:building of the Hudson
See also:River railroad in 1849, and in
See also:Panama on the railroad being constructed there in 1851 . In 1853 he was surveyor and, afterwards
See also:superintendent for the
See also:Grand Trunk railroad, remaining in the employment of that
See also:company until 1864 . The following
See also:year he went to England but returned to Canada in 1867 in the hope of taking
See also:part in the construction of the Intercolonial Railway . In this he was unsuccessful, but from 1872 to 1879 he held a
See also:post in
See also:charge of the harbours of the
See also:Great Lakes and the St
See also:Lawrence . He had previously written books on
See also:engineering and topographical subjects, and in 188o he began to study the records of Canadian
See also:history at
See also:Ottawa . Among other books he published Canadian Archaeology (1886) and Early Bibliography of Ontario (1892) . But the great
See also:work of his
See also:life was a History of Canadain 10 volumes (1887-1897), ending with the union of Upper and
See also:Lower Canada in 1841 .
See also:Kingsford died on the 28th of
See also:September 1898 .
BARON THOMAS PEMBERTON LEIGH KINGSDOWN (1793-1867)
CHARLES KINGSLEY (1819-1875)
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