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File MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7 - Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia

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Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia

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MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7

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  • [1966]-[1967] (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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Cowan, Mrs. Gordon

Biographical history

Mrs. Gordon Cowan (fl. 1920-1972) was the grandaughter of Captain Alexander Rose Rettie, who was shipwrecked with his vessel "Forest Chief."

Custodial history

The materials were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1972. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Mrs. Gordon Cowan.

Scope and content

File consists of genealogical notes on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia, with a particular focus on Captain Alexander Rose Rettie and the wreck of his vessel "Forest Chief." Also included are a family tree, photocopies of research correspondence, and historical newspaper accounts.

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Permission from Mrs. Gordon Cowan is required for access to these records.

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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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Preferred citation: Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia, MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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May 2012

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