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Edouard G. Deville

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Dr. Edouard G. Deville (c1850-1924), Director-General of Surveys in the Canadian Department of the Interior

Born in France.


1924 Obituary[1]

The death is reported of Dr. Edouard G. Deville Director-General of Surveys in the Canadian Department of the Interior, as having taken place on September 21st, after a lengthy illness.

Dr. Deville, who was in his seventy-fourth year, was born at Chateau du Loire, France, and after a brilliant career in the French Navy, where he was in charge of extensive hydrographic surveys, went to Canada in 1874. He was for some time engages in survey work for the Quebec Government and afterwards joined the survey staff of the Dominion, succeeding Lindsay Russell as Surveyor General.

He held that position for thirty-one years until two years ago, when he was made Director-general of Surveys. He established the system, of Dominion Lands Survey, which is noted for its excellence, and represented in Canada on many international committee, on which his scientific attainments rendered his work of high value..." [Read More]



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