Fonds C 1

Thomas Burrowes fonds

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Thomas Burrowes fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

114 watercolours

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of 114 watercolours, created between 1826 and 1861, by Captain Thomas Burrowes during his employment as Overseer of Works and later Clerk of Works of the southern section of the Rideau Canal. Several watercolours of Kingston Mills and Adolphustown were painted following his retirement in 1846. The watercolours depict the construction of and activities along the Rideau waterway and Kingston Mills.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Captain Thomas Burrowes assisted in the Rideau Canal's construction and maintenance, 1826- 1846, and documented these activities in numerous watercolour paintings.

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Burrowes, Thomas, 1796-1866

Restrictions on Access
No access to original material. Reference slides or digital images available for consultation.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication.
Custodial History

These sketchbooks were found in Detroit Michigan, 1907, in Thomas Burrowes daughter's attic. The Archives of Ontario acquired them in 1948 from Burrowes grandson, A.D.H. Ross.

Associated Material

Other works by Burrowes may be found at Library and Archives Canada and in the Sigmund Collection of Canadiana, Royal Ontario Museum.

Availability of Other Formats

Copy negatives are available for the watercolours.

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Former Codes

Accession Number: 2546

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