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Town and Harbour of St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1811

Picture, 1911, English

Town and Harbour of St. John's, Newfoundland, in 1811

Picture, 1911, English

Notes

Inscribed in black ink, l.r.: J.W. Hayward / 1911. View keyed in black in over pencil, left to right, from 1 to 11, referring to a separate JRR key inscribed in ink on former mat (l.l. & l.r. part of mat, bearing inscribed key, now in Accession File) Key: . 1 Skenk & Hounsell's premises now owned and occupied by Bowring Bros. Ltd. 2 Newman & Co's premises. Exporters of "Newman's Port Wine". 3-4. Captured privateers and Riff Pirates. 5. Fort Townsend. 6-6.British Warships. 7. North side, Harbour of St. John’s, site of city proper. 8. British Privateers. 9. South side, Harbour of St John’s, waterfront occupied by seal oil manufactories, etc. 10. Hillock on which was built a fort. now used as storm Signal Station. 11. Gibbet Hill and Gibbet. Inscribed in pencil (with reference to JRR Catalogue numbering) mount vso l.l.: Hung above 488; former mat vso l.l.: No. / Hung above / 488. "From old sketches ... in possession of the late Archbishop Howley, of St. John's" (JRR Catalogue) JRR(1912) 421 Catalogued November 1983

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Water colour with touches of gouache over pencil, with border of brown wash over pencil. Laid down on cardboard

Extent

252 x 702 mm

Provenance

Gift of J. Ross Robertson

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

JRR 41 Cab III