Fonds C 1
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.
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
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.
Other works by Burrowes may be found at Library and Archives Canada and in the Sigmund Collection of Canadiana, Royal Ontario Museum.
Title based on contents of the fonds.
Accession Number: 2546
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