Samuel Johannes Holland
Par ses méticuleux travaux d'arpentage, Samuel Holland influença les modes de colonisation de grandes régions du Canada. Né aux Pays-Bas, il effectua des levés stratégiques pour l'armée britannique en Amérique du Nord pendant la guerre de Sept Ans. Il fut nommé arpenteur général du nord-est de l'Amérique du Nord en 1764 et membre du Conseil législatif de Québec en 1779. Pendant plus de deux décennies, il dirigea des équipes d'arpenteurs et cartographia des terres à coloniser, de l'île du Prince-Édouard à la rivière de Détroit. Ses normes élevées contribuèrent grandement au développement de l'arpentage et de la cartographie au Canada.
Samuel Holland's meticulous survey work shaped the settlement patterns of large regions of Canada. Born in the Netherlands, he undertook strategic surveys for the British military in North America during the Seven Years War. He was appointed surveyor general of northeastern North America in 1764 and member of the Legislative Council of Quebec in 1779. For more than two decades, Holland directed survey parties and mapped land for settlement from Prince Edward Island to the Detroit River. His high standards contributed greatly to the development of surveying and cartography in Canada.
Erected 1997 by Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 47.681′ N, 71° 15.145′ W. Marker is in Québec, Quebec, in Capitale-Nationale (region). Marker is on avenue Holland just south of chemin Sainte-Foy, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Parc Samuel-Holland / Samuel Holland Park, Québec, Quebec G1S 4S5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parc Samuel-Holland / Samuel Holland Park (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Naval Brigades Review (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Albert H.G. Grey (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); National Eucharistic Congress (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Wolfe Monument (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Pavillon Charles-Baillairgé (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Quebec City Astronomical Observatory (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Bragg’s 28th Foot, (approx. 2.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Québec.
Also see . . .
1. Samuel Johannes Holland at Dictionary of Canadian Biography. (Submitted on September 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Samuel Holland, Canada's first Surveyor-General. (Submitted on September 15, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Exploration • Patriots & Patriotism • War, French and Indian •
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