Nova Scotia Archives

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia

"Map of part of the Indian Lands in Nova Scotia, 1842" – Halifax County, west side Shubenacadie Lake


Indian Commissioner Joseph Howe's first "Report on Indian Affairs" [see Journals of the House of Assembly, 25 January 1843, Appendix 1, p. 3] states that Howe had received plans of Mi'kmaq Reserves in Nova Scotia from the Surveyor General and copied them into his note book [RG 1 v. 432]. Original map comprises nine individual plans on one sheet, each signed by John Spry Morris, Surveyor General, 20 May 1842. Howe's copies are embedded in narrative descriptions of his thoughts and encounters as he visited each reservation. An earlier version of the original Surveyor General's map may be viewed on microfilm 14011.

Date: 1842

Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Map Collection: F/202 - Nova Scotia 1842; RG 1 v. 432 p. 33; microfilm no. 14011.