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Accession Number: 83-015


Department of Lands and Forests. Field Survey Notes. -- Microfilmed 1947. -- 15 microfilm reels.

Biography / History

The Department of Lands and Forests, 1920-1972 was a department of the Government of Ontario based under the Ministry of Natural Resources. Before 1920 it was known as the Department of Lands, Mines and Forests, 1906-1920; The Crown Lands Department, 1827-1905 and the Office of the Surveyor General (Upper Canada), 1792-1827. (Taken from: "The Archives of Ontario Guide to Holdings".)

Custodial History

The microfilms contain material held at both the Ministry of Natural Resources and at the Ontario Archives.

Scope and Content

The 15 microfilm reels from the Department of Lands and Forests holdings contain field survey notes for most townships in southern Ontario dating from 1784 to 1945. The handwritten guide to the survey notes was prepared by students in a geography course at Trent University.


Title based on content of microfilms.

The microfilms were donated from an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

Associated material is located at the Archives of Ontario and at the Department of Lands and Forests [Ministry of Natural Resources] but note: * these microfilms are not available from the Ontario Archives on interlibrary loan.

Microfilm. Set 39