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Accession Number: 77-1016


G.M. Roche fonds : survey of the Bobcaygeon Road. -- Transcribed [before 1977]. -- 3 items.

Biography / History

G.M. Roche was a Land Surveyor in Cananda West during the mid 1800's.

Custodial History

The typescripts belonged to the Honourable Leslie M. Frost before they were bequested to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of typescript copies of correspondence of G.M. Roche, October 1859 from Fenelon Falls, and Lindsay, Canada West, relating to the death of his brother John K. Roche, Provincial Land Surveyor, while surveying the Bobcaygeon Road. Also included are extracts from the diary of William Bell, chief chairman of John Roche's party from July 1859 to April 1860. The survey was completed by Mr. Brady, Provincial Land Surveyor, in 1860.


Title based on the contents of the fonds.

The fonds was bequeathed to Trent University Archives by the Honourable Leslie M. Frost.

Restrictions: N

Associated materials located at the Archives of Ontario (see Colonization Roads).

For related records see: 77-024, 77-1002, 77-1003, 77-1004, and 77-1005.