Item MG400 - Map of "Grand Menan" by Alex W. Longfellow, 1854

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Map of "Grand Menan" by Alex W. Longfellow, 1854

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CA GMA MG400

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1" = 5m

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  • 1854 (Creation)

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1 map ; 15 x 20 cm

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Item consists of one map titled "Map of "Grand Menan" by Alex W. Longfellow, 1854". It shows longitude and latitude and includes around Grand Manan island, Campobello, Coast of Maine, and the Wolves.

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Author: Alex W. Longfellow - Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow Sr. (1814 - 1901), excelled as a topographer, a mariner, an explorer and an artist. He worked on mapping the Maine New Brunswick border. Alex was the brother of famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Alex's son, Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow Jr., became a well known architect in the 19th and 20th centuries. A book has been released on Alex Sr. life, called The Forgotten Longfellow by Richard Shain Cohen, 2010. Source: Keep Me Current: Arts & Entertainment article by Tess Nacelewicz, March 10, 2010.

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Location at Grand Manan Archives : MG 400 box located on top of Large Map Cabinet
Previous identifying numbers: M48D1

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This chart is hand drawn on old onion skin type paper with black ink. There is a number in the bottom right corner - 854. There is a hole on the lower right quadrant.

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