Joseph Bouchette

Joseph Bouchette (HM1JHZ)

Location: Québec, Québec G1R 4M4 Communauté-Urbaine-de-Québec
Country: Canada
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N 46° 48.692', W 71° 12.468'

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Born at Quebec, Bouchette rose rapidly in the ranks of the Public Service to become, in 1804, Surveyor General of the Province. In carrying out the responsibilities of this office, he travelled throughout Upper and Lower Canada. In 1815 he published in London his Description topographique de la Province du Bas-Canada. Despite the opposition of some members of the Quebec Assembly, he published, in 1832, at his own expense, two additional works of great significance, The British Dominions in North American and A Topographical Dictionary of Lower Canada. He died in Montréal.

Né à Québec, Bouchette gravit rapidement les échelons du service et devint, en 1804, arpenteur général du pays. Ses fonctions l'amenèrent à parcourir le Bas et le Haut Canada. Dès 1815, il publiait à Londres sa Description topographique de la Province du Bas-Canada. Malgré l'hostilité d'un certain nombre de députés, de Québec, il publia à ses frais à Londres, en 1832, deux précieux ouvrages, The British Dominions in North America et A Topographical Dictionary of Lower Canada. Il est décédé à Montréal.
Year Placed1941
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331564 N 5186587
Decimal Degrees46.81153333, -71.20780000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 48.692', W 71° 12.468'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 48' 41.52" N, 71° 12' 28.08" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3-21 Rue du Parloir, Québec Québec G1R 4M4, CA
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