Place Published: Quebec
Publisher: Lovell and Lamoureux
Date Published: 1855
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
RARE - NO OTHER COPY FOUND
Quarto, 2 pages. Disbound, small holes and tears in margin.
Signed by R. Bell...
1st Session, 5th Parliament, 18 Victoria, 1855
Petition From Joseph Bouchette, Esquire praying that pecuniary ad may be granted to enable him to publish a Work to be called “The Canadian Atlas”
Presented to the Legislative Council, on Monday, the 26th March, 1855, by the Hon. Mr. Belleau [250 copies] Quebec :
Joseph (Francis) Bouchette Jr. (1800-1881), son of the Surveyor-General of Lower Canada sought funds to support his “Canadian Atlas”, an enlarged edition and more detailed version of his 1831 work. He was unsuccessful.
A surveyor in his own right from 1820, J. F. Bouchette was Deputy Surveyor-General by 1840 and – following the abolition of the Surveyor-General Office – was appointed Senior Surveyor with the Crowns Lands Department in 1851.
Robert Bell was a printer, businessman, office holder, politician, justice of the peace, and militia officer. He ran successfully as a reform candidate in the general election of 1847-48 which he represented in the Legislative Assembly until 1851. Throughout his life Bell maintained his residence in Carleton Place. In the elections of 1854, 1857–58, 1861, and 1863 he won the Lanark North seat.