Smith, Titus

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Born:             1768, Granby, Massachusetts

Died:              1850

Field:             Land surveyor and cartographer



Born in Massachusetts, emigrated to NS with his loyalist family in 1783 (age 15). Land surveyor and cartographer, producing fine maps of NS, but also known widely as an agriculturist, botanist, natural historian. An early natural resources ecologist and advocate, he was about a century ahead of his time in declaring that “progress” achieved by unchecked industrialization was just a scheme to create fortunes while destroying the lives of its human operatives and prospects for survival.


Marble, Allan E.: Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad.  Lancelot Press, Windsor, Nova Scotia, 1977. 431 pp.

MacBeath, G. 2004. Great Maritime achievers in science and technology.  Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 127 pp.

The Haligonians. R. Senn, ed., Formac Publishing Company, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2005. 144 pp. Article on Titus Smith by Terrence M. Punch.