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DEVINE, Thomas, Canadian surveyor, born in the County Westmeath, Ireland, in 1823. He was educated in Fox's engineer's academy, and in the corps of Royal engineers, and, after being employed on the ordnance survey of Ireland, immigrated to Canada.. He became connected with the surveying department in Canada in 1846, and was deputy surveyor general in 1873'9. In 1849 he constructed ;for the government a map of Canada from Lake Superior to Nova Scotia (new ed., including Manitoba, 1879), and also constructed the first geological map of the Hudson bay territory before the Canadian government obtained control of it. He was elected a F. R. G. S. of London in 1860, and F. G. S. of London in 1873, and has also been elected a corresponding member of the Geographical society of Berlin and of the American geographical and statistical society. He is the author of a field book, exclusively used in Canadian and other surveys.
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