Document ReferenceOs C 284
TitleLetter from Sir W.T. Denison to J.E. Denison; n.d. [1846]
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionConsists of narrative description outlining his military career in Engineers; states that he received commission in 1826 and was sent to academy at Chatham; travelled to Canada 1827 for construction of Rideau Canal where he reported on road from U.S.A. to Ottawa and Lièvre River for defence purposes; states he was employed to train cadets in surveying and astronomy at Woolwich 1832 and then was employed on Boundary Commission; worked at Greenwich Observatory; states that he has been working for Admiralty since 1837; lists constructions such as docks and barracks built by him; refers to report on Bermudan docks 1842 and that he has been in charge of Portsmouth docks since 1845; refers to sending dockyard plans to Harbour Commission; states he was transferred to Glasgow 1846 on Clyde improvements and has published volumes of professional papers; states that he is hoping new career will open up.
Termoccupations and professions, engineering
building works, docks
transport, steamers
government departments, Admiralty
occupations and professions, Boundary Commission
militia, training
transport, canals
armies, British, armed forces
canals, Rideau Canal

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA9863Kempt; James (1764-1854); Sir; governor-general Canada 1828-301764-1854
NA207Denison; William T. (1804-1871); Sir; colonial governor brother of J.E. Denison knighted 18461804-1871
NA199Denison; J. Evelyn (1800-1873); 1st Viscount Ossington; M.P. Speaker of House of Commons 1857-72 created Viscount Ossington 18721800-1873
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