Item MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28 - Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

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Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

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MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28

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  • 1888-1889 (Creation)
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    Whitman, Arthur Hanfield

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1 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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(1870-1950)

Biographical history

Arthur H. Whitman was a Halifax merchant and businessman born and educated in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. After the Halifax Explosion, when serving as the president of the Halifax Board of Trade, he founded a Community Chest fund that later evolved into United Way Halifax.

Custodial history

The diary was donated to Dalhousie University in June 1983 by John Bigelow of Halifax; custodial history prior to donation is unknown.

Scope and content

Item is a diary that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and received. Many entries describe his meetings about apples. The diary also records money received and paid.

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  • English

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England, MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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