Fonds MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8 - Blackburn family fonds

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Blackburn family fonds

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MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8

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  • 1837-1949 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records (4 folders)

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The Blackburn family were farmers in Shubenacadie and Milford, Nova Scotia. John Alexander was born in 1867 to Joseph J. Blackburn and Margaret Wardrap. He married Emily Walker in 1895. Thomas A. Blackburn, born in Shubenacadie in 1865 and possibly a cousin to John Alexander, was the son of Thomas Blackburn and Louisa Ellis.

Custodial history

The materials were donated to Dalhousie University Archives in one accession in 1971. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Lottie Newman, an antiques dealer in Chester, Nova Scotia.

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Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906), one farm inventory (1899), one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875), and one notebook containing a weather diary (1949). Fonds also contains minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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

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