Last Name Paterson
First Name Daniel
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Birth Date 1738
Death Date 1825
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Biographical Notes In 1812, Paterson was made lieutenant-colonel of Quebec, but it is unclear if he ever went to Canada.
Biographical Annotation Daniel Paterson was a Scottish cartographer and compiler of road books. He had a long military career and was named lieutenant-governor of Quebec in 1812, although there is no evidence that he actually went to Canada. In 1771, he published the first edition of his most famous work, A New and Accurate Description of All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in Great Britain, which was in its thirteenth edition by 1785. Subsequent editions appeared after this date, but it is generally agreed that Paterson no longer had any hand in their writing or publication. [ODNB]
Nationality Scottish
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Resident In the Lake District No
Resident In London Yes
Resident Outside UK No
Travel Outside UK Yes
Birthplace Edinburgh
Deathplace Windsor