Series - Thomas Head Raddall's research notes

Correspondence from Thomas Head Raddall, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, to Eleanor C. Armstrong Correspondence from Thomas Head Raddall, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, to Harold Connolly "Irish Settlers in Queens County" Correspondence from Janet Mullins, Liverpoll, Nova Scotia, to Thomas Head Raddall "Origin of the Irwin and Bartling Families in Queens County, N.S." "The old Dexter Tavern at Liverpool, N.S." "The old Dexter Tavern at Liverpool, N.S." "A Ghost in the Old Dexter Tavern?" Correspondence from Earl R. Lewis, Jr., of West Hartford, Connecticut, to Thomas Head Raddall "Chanties and Other Songs of the Sea" "Port Medway" : [diary entries] "Advertisements in the Royal American Gazette, Shelburne, 1784" "Nova Scotia Militia Period 1865" sketches "Evangeline and the Real Acadians" "Old Sailor's Ballads, Collected by the Late Capt. Fenwick Hatt of Liverpool, N.S." "Diary Notes" "Notes re the Nova Scotia Bank Fishery, November, 1952" "Notes from the Diary of Archibald MacMechan" "August, 1926", "Lief Erikson" photographs

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Thomas Head Raddall's research notes

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  • 1860-1973 (Creation)

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Approx. 26 cm of textual records; 1 map

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This series contains notes, memoirs, obituaries, and reminiscences by Raddall about many individuals; some excerpts make their way into his novels as anecdotes. Also included here are correspondence, sketches, photographs, notes, and research materials on a wide variety of topics of interest to THR including Sable Island, shipping, pulp operations, gold mining, Queen's County local history, Mi'kmaq culture, Nova Scotia aviation history, telegraph systems, trials, and Nova Scotia humour.

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The "People" subseries described below has been arranged alphabetically by last name.

In one case, a letter (to Harold Connolly dated August 19, 1949), clearly unrelated to the folder of materials it was in (Bank of Liverpool) was moved to the folder on Irish Settlers in Queens County, where it thematically fits.

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Box 31, Folder 13 is closed until 2019.

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