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Abouamin, Tarek

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Tarek Abouamin is an Egytian-Nova Scotian filmmaker, cinematographer and photographer. Abouamin teaches film production at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University. Abouamin became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 199 because their video recording “Travellers” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Adams, Frank Dawson

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  • 1859-1942

Frank Dawson Adams was born 17 September 1859 in Montreal, Quebec. After graduating from Montreal High School, he completed his BSc (1878) and MA (1884) at McGill University, and later earned a PhD at Heidelberg University. In 1892 he married Mary Stuart Finlay.

Adams was a well-known geologist, educator and author with a long association with McGill University. He began lecturing at McGill in 1889 and held a number of prominent positions there, including Logan Professor of Geology, Dean of Applied Science, Director of the Redpath Museum, Acting Principal, Vice-Principal and Dean of Graduate Studies. He was also employed as a chemist and petrographer for the Geological Survey of Canada from 1913-1914, was Deputy Director of Khaki University in Britain, and actively participated in a number of national and international geological organizations, including the Geological Society of Canada.

Adams retired from McGill in 1924 and traveled widely while continuing his geological research and study. A recognized leader in his field, he was awarded the Flavelle Medal in 1937 and held honourary degrees from the University of Toronto, Queen’s, Mount Allison, Bishop’s, and Tufts. His articles were printed in American and Canadian journals, and he was the author of the well-regarded The Birth and Development of the Geological Sciences in 1938. Adams died in Montreal on 26 December 1942.

Adams, Jeff

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Jeff Adams became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1994 because their audio recording “Thrush hermit ("french inhale")” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Adams, Norman

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Norman Adams is the Principal Cellist of Symphony Nova Scotia (SNS) and the Artistic Director of suddenlyLISTEN Music. He also performs as a soloist internationally, has taught at Acadia University and various schools and programs in Nova Scotia, and collaborates regularly with other musicians. In 2010, he received the Established Artist Award from the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council. Adams lives in Halifax with his wife and SNS principal violist, Susan Sayle.

Adshead, John Geoffrey

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  • 1904 - 1979

John Geoffrey Adshead was born in 1904 in Manchester, England. He was educated at Stockport Grammar School before entering Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, graduating with first class honours with distinction in mathematics. He was also a half-blue in lacrosse, later touring the United States as a member of the Oxford-Cambridge lacrosse team. In 1927 he was appointed at the University of King's College, transferring to Dalhousie University in 1947 as acting head of the Department of Mathematics, a position made permanent in 1953.

In addition to his popularity with students, he was considered by his colleagues to be an excellent cook. In P.B. Waite's reminiscences of faculty life in the 1950s, he writes that "one remembers Adshead's baked halibut with oyster stuffing, served with a Poilly Fuissé" ( Adshead retired in 1964 and died in 1979.

Aiken, Alice

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Alice Aiken was Dean of the Faculty of Health from 2016-2017. She became vice president of research at Dalhousie in 2017.

Aitchison, James, 1908-1994

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James (Jim) Hermiston Aitchison was born on January 22, 1908 to James C. and Elizabeth Aitchison in Innerleithen, Scotland. He came to Canada at age four and was raised and educated in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Aitchison received a B.A. (1928) and B.Ed. (1929) from the University of Saskatchewan as well as a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics (1935). While in London, Aitchison married Oriole, with whom he had one daughter, Elizabeth. In 1953, he received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Aitchison’s career as an educator began in 1929. He taught high school from 1929 until 1933 and lectured at Brandon College (1935-1938), University of Toronto (1938-1939), and McMaster (1939-1941). Aitchison then became an associate professor at Victoria College (1946-1948). He also served with the Canadian Army from 1942 to 1946, reaching the rank of Major.

Aitchison came to Dalhousie in 1949 and served as head or chairman of the Department of Political Science until 1973. His research centred on Canadian politics and government and he wrote profusely on the topic. He also edited The Political Process in Canada: Essays in Honour of R. MacGregor Dawson in 1963. Aitchison was active in the Dalhousie community and served as the first president of the Dalhousie Faculty Association in 1951. Even after his retirement, Aitchison maintained a close connection with Dalhousie’s Department of Political Science, continuing to work in his office as late as 1993 at age eighty-five. He was also active in a number of professional organizations, including the Canadian Association of University Teachers and the Social Science Research Council of Canada, where he served as president and chairman, respectively.

In the 1960s, Aitchison was also involved with the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party, serving as chairman of the committee for the party (1961-1962), party president (1962-1964), president and acting leader (1964-1966), and leader (1966-1968). He also ran unsuccessfully for election in the 1962 and 1965 federal elections, as well as in the 1967 provincial election.

In 1993, Aitchison’s contributions to his field were honoured by the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association. He died in Halifax on July 12, 1994.

Aitkin, Mary Jane

  • Person
  • fl. 1857
Mary Jane Aitkin lived in Pictou, Nova Scotia, in the mid-ninteenth century. Sophia Catherine Brehm lived in Halifax ca. 1857.

Albert, Kim

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Kim Albert is a country musician from Prince Edward Island and is the front-person for the band FACES.

Albert, Paul

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Paul Albert became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1993 because their audio recording “Primer on Organizational Life” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Allen, Lillian, 1951-

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Lillian Allen is a Canadian dub poet, reggae musician and writer. Originally from Jamaica, Allen moved to Ontario in the 1960s and settled in Toronto in 1974. She received a BA from York University. Allen first released music in 1983, entitled “Dub Poet: The Poetry of Lillian Allen”. Allen has also won several Juno Awards in the 1980s. Allen currently teaches creative writing at the Ontario College of Art and Design.

Allen, Matthew

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Matthew Allan became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1996 because their video recording Ambition Anagram” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Allen, Richard Orme

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Richard Orme Allen was the sixth and youngest child of the Rev. James Allen and Emma Jane Peters. He was raised primarily in Toronto and educated at Victoria College, University of Toronto. In May 1916 he enlisted in the Canadian Navy as a wireless operator and served until 1918. He was trained in Halifax and stationed at Point Riche in Newfoundland and then on Sable Island, Nova Scotia. After the war he returned to Toronto, where he worked as a civil servant and bookkeeper. He kept in touch with people he had known in the Navy, especially those who had been with him on Sable Island. After reading Thomas Raddall's The Nymph and the Lamp (1950), he established a correspondence with the novelist, wrote several brief accounts of his experiences in the Navy, and visited Raddall at his home in Nova Scotia on at least one occasion.

Allen, W. Graham

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  • 1909 - 1986

William Graham Allen (1909-1986) was a freelance writer and broadcaster, best known for his work with the CBC. He was born in Halifax on 6 January 1909 to William T. and Winnifred (Dodge) Allen. He was a graduate of Dalhousie University's class of 1929, and also studied at Royal Roads Military College and HMCS Cornwallis. In 1928 Allen began reporting for The Halifax Chronicle and worked in various editorial positions until 1941, when he signed on for active duty in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He served as a Sub-lieutenant and was involved in the theatrical show "Meet The Navy." In 1946 Allen returned to The Halifax Chronicle-Herald, continuing to serve from 1947-1951 as an executive officer for HMCS Scotian, Halifax Naval Reserve Division.

In 1951 Allen was appointed Director of University Liaisons at Dalhousie University, where he also served as editor for The Dalhousie Review from 1953-1957, the year of his retirement from the university. That year he joined the Canadian Broadcast Corporation as the news staff supervisor for the Maritimes. He retired from the CBC in 1975, but continued to broadcast as a freelancer and to host the popular radio program Neighborly News from 1977–1980. Allen was a self described "movie freak" and a large supporter of the arts. He held positions as juror for the Governor General Awards (ca. 1950s); treasurer for ACTRA, Maritimes (1976); Director of Neptune Theatre Foundation (1976); Dal Alumni Executive (1976); Governor of Dalhousie University (1976-1977); President of the Radio Television News Director's Association; and spent several years with Halifax Welfare Council and the United Services Institute of Nova Scotia. He died in 1986.

Allison, Don

  • Person
  • 1945 -
Don Allison is a Canadian actor. He graduated from Parrsboro Regional High School in 1963 and from the National Theatre School of Canada in 1966. From 1968-1984 he worked as an actor, producer, director and administrator at Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He was also a radio drama director, producer and editor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation between 1976-1981. After moving to Toronto, he became a storyteller at Integrated Communication & Entertainment (ICE), where he worked from 1988-2000. He continues to work as a master storey teller at Stories Rule, in Toronto, Ontario, as well as a stage and screen actor.

Almon, Marc

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Marc Almon is a Canadian film producer, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Almon has been educated at the Canadian Film Centre, and was named one of the Next Gen: Twenty Young Stars on the Rise in Canada by the Hollywood Reporter. Almon is currently the Chair of Screen Nova Scotia , the local film and television, and interactive media industry association. Almon became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 1999 because their video recordings became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Almon, William, Bruce, Lt. Col.

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Little biographical information is available regarding Lt. Col. William Bruce Almon. He was the son of Thomas Ritchie Almon and Frances (née Egan). Almon was part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War One and went to Russia. He is known to have been involved with early theatre in Nova Scotia, particularly the Theatre Arts Guild and the Anglican Young People’s Association drama festivals in Chester. Almon studied at McGill University. He also had a first cousin named William Bruce Almon who graduated from Dalhousie’s medical school in 1899. That William Bruce Almon joined the Medical College in 1894 after studying engineering at King’s College in Windsor. The grandson of Senator Almon, he was known among his fellow students as a poet and artist.

Ammon, Stepka

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Stepka Ammon associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2006 because their video “Cultural Perception and Culture Clash: a Look from Germany” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Anderson, George Douglas Elphinstone, 1902-

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George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson was born in Lunenburg in 1902, the son of Albert and Effie Anderson. His father practiced law in Lunenburg until joining the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps which posted him to Halifax, Saint John and Ottawa. George graduated from Acadia University with a B.Sc. In 1926 and then pursued a engineering degree from the Nova Scotia Technical University. He worked at Westington Co. as a student engineer before joing Nova Scotia Power and Light in September 1928 as an Electrical Engineer. During World War II, Anderson head a special division of NSPL that was set up to deguass merchant and naval ships for which he was awarded the Order of the British Empire in the King's Honour List in 1945. Anderson continued to work at NSPL after the war filling a variety of engineering and administrative positions. In 1969, he retired from the Company as Executive Vice-President.

Anderson, Heather

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Heather Anderson became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2003 because their video recording “Granddaughter Excerpts” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Anderson, Robert N.

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  • [ca. 1870 - 1930]
Robert N. Anderson was a commercial ship's captain. He commanded the schooner Corona in the 1880s and the S.S. Winona in the late 1910s, carrying freight between the United States and the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

Andrews, Alan Richard

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  • 1935-

Alan R. Andrews is professor emeritus at Dalhousie University. Born in England in 1935, he was educated at King Henry VII and King Edward VI schools before earning his BA, MA and a Diploma of Education from Leeds University. He later obtained his PhD at the University of Illinois.

Andrews was appointed to Dalhousie's English department in 1966, but moved to the newly created Department of Theatre in 1969, where he served as the inaugural chair until 1971. He was promoted to full professor in 1981. His scholarly interests included George Bernard Shaw, Granville Barker and St. John Hankin, about whom he wrote and lectured frequently, including at the Shaw Festival in Ontario. He directed many university theatre productions, served as an editor of The Dalhousie Review (1985-1995), and was secretary to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the early 1980s. He had close ties with Neptune Theatre, was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and was President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers from 1992-1994. Alan Andrews retired from Dalhousie in June 2001.

Annie Logan Barnwell

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  • 1885-1977
Annie Logan Barnwell was born in 1885 in Pictou, Nova Scotia, to David and Jennie Logan. In 1911 she married Victor Alexander Barnwell (1884-1965). She died in 1977 in Haliburton, Pictou County.

Antoft, Kell

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  • 1923-2005

Kell Antoft was a professor in Dalhousie's School of Public Administration and had a distinguished research career in local government, municipal planning, taxation and non-resident land ownership. Born on 24 July 1923 in Roskilde, Denmark, at age seven Antoft immigrated to Canada with his parents, Otto and Asta (Rump) Antoft, eventually settling in Lakeville, Nova Scotia. He received his early education at the King's County Academy and later at Sir George Williams College, Montreal, and Dalhousie University.

Antoft was a keen hosteller and founded the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Hostelling Association in 1938, remaining active in the hostelling movement for many decades as a member of the Trustee Committee. From 1943-1946 he served as a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator and settled in Montreal after the war, where he founded two successful businesses: Viking Air Service and Nordic Biochemicals Ltd. Under his presidency of Nordic Biochemicals (1951-1956), the company conducted foundational growth hormone research.

In 1966 Antoft sold his business interests and moved to Toronto to work as the Assistant Executive Director of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. In 1969 he returned to Nova Scotia to take up an appointment as Assistant Director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). He served as Director from 1977-1984, when he took up a full-time professorial appointment at Dalhousie's School of Public Administration. On his retirement in 1989, he was appointed as an adjunct professor at Henson College, which in 2003 amalgamated with several other historically separate institutions to become Dalhousie's College of Continuing Education.

Antoft was a member of the Canadian Cancer Society in Nova Scotia for over twenty years, with a two-year term as president (1980-1982); he was involved in both provincial and national public issues committees and the Nova Scotia and Canada Councils on Smoking and Health. His papers help to document the Cancer Society's move towards an active role in voicing opposition to tobacco advertising campaigns and sponsorship and in supporting anti-smoking campaigns.

An avid lifelong skier, Antoft worked in various capacities with many ski clubs and programs in Canada, including co-founding with Al Raine the Nancy Greene Ski League. He served on boards and committees with various clubs and associations, including the Canadian Ski Association, the Atlantic Ski Zone, the Wentworth Valley Ski Club, the Nova Scotia Ski Areas Association, the Nova Scotia Seniors' Ski Club, Dalhousie Alpine Ski Team and the Dalhousie Penguin Club. He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame in 2000.

Antoft's work with young people led him to serve on both the national and Atlantic Region boards of Katimavik. He was also actively involved in politics, working on behalf of the New Democratic Party from the mid-1980s and running for Halifax City Council in 1985. He co-founded Veterans Against Nuclear Arms (VANA) and its affiliated organization, the Defence Research and Education Centre. Kell Antoft was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2001 and a Member of the Council of the Order of Nova Scotia in 2002. He died in 2005, survived by his second wife, Mary Lou Courtney.

Apostle, Richard A.

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  • 1948 -
Richard Apostle is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. He received his BA from Simon Fraser University, and MA and PhD from University of California, Berkeley. HIs major publications deal with maritime social science, socioeconomic segmentation, library and information science, and white racial social attitudes. His current research activities focus on the global scientific tracking of endangered marine species.

Archer, Violet

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  • 1913-2000
Dr. Violet Balestreri Archer is a distinguished Canadian composer. She wrote more than 280 compositions and was an active promoter of Canadian and twentieth-century music. She was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1913, lived most of her life in Edmonton, Alberta, and passed away on February 22, 2000 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

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  • 1856-1938
Edith Jessie Archibald, née Archibald, was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and educated in New York and London, England. She married Charles Archibald (1845-1929) in 1874. In 1893, they moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Although she began her social activist work in Port Morien, Cape Breton where they lived previously, most her involvement in social activism dates from her time in Halifax. She was president of the Maritime Woman's Christian Temperance Union (1892 -1896); the Local Council of Women (1896-1906); and the Halifax Victorian Order of Nurses (1897-1901), and vice-president of the Nova Scotia Red Cross (1914). She was also heavily involved in the suffragist campaign and led the suffrage delegation to the legislature in 1917. During her lifetime she published many pamphlets, songs, plays, and books. She died in 1938 and is buried at Camp Hill Cemetery in Halifax. In 1997, she was designated a "Person of National Historical Significance" by the Government of Canada for her work to promote women's rights.

Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846

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The Hon. Samuel George Wilson Archibald was born on February 5, 1777 in Truro, Nova Scotia, the third son of Samuel Archibald and Rachel Todd. He was educated at Haverhill and Andover until 1796 and served as a protonotary of the Supreme Court and clerk of the peace for the district of Colchester before taking up the study of law in the Halifax office of Samuel Bradstreet Robie.

In 1805, Archibald was admitted as an attorney and barrister and in 1817 he was appointed, alongside William Halliburton, to Nova Scotia's first King's Counsel. He also served as surrogate general for the colony's vice admiralty court in 1818. In 1819, Archibald (unsuccessfully) prosecuted Richard John Uniacke, Jr., who took part in the last fatal duel in Nova Scotia. Archibald set up an oat mill in Truro in 1822. In addition, he served as Chief Justice for Prince Edward Island from 1824 to 1828, although he never resided on the island.

Archibald was elected to the House of Assembly for Halifax County from 1806 to 1836 and for Colchester County from 1836 to 1841. He was elected to the office of Speaker in 1825 and also served as Attorney General from 1832 until he left the Assembly in 1841 to become Master of the Rolls.

Archibald married Emma Dickson in 1802, with whom he had fifteen children. After her death in 1830, he married widow Joanna Brinley and had three daughters. Archibald died of a stroke on January 28, 1846.

Archibald, Sanford

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  • 1909 - 2001

Sanford Wellington "Barney" Archibald was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1909. He attended Halifax Academy and graduated with a BComm from Dalhousie University in 1930. From 1929-1937 he worked in the circulation department of the Halifax Herald, and from 1937-1939 he was the circulation manager of the St. John Citizen. In 1939, he moved to New York City to establish the Protestant Digest (later The Protestant) with Kenneth Leslie, serving as the journal's promotion manager.

In 1954, Archibald founded Printolith Corporation in New York, with which he remained associated until his retirement to Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia, in 1976. He was actively involved in a number of community organizations, including the Canadian Bible Society of Halifax and Children and Family Services of Annapolis County. He was treasurer of the Annapolis Royal Historical Association and arranged for the transfer of the Annapolis Royal Lighthouse from the Canadian Coast Guard. He died 18 February 2001 in Halifax.

Archibald, Stephen

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Stephen Archibald was a Dalhousie University student in the 1960s, graduating with a BA in 1968 and working towards an MA for two further years. In 1966 he joined a student group that took photographs for the Dalhousie Gazette and Pharos, the Dalhousie University yearbook, working out of a run-down studio and darkroom in the old Student Union building. In 1970-1971 he was enrolled in design courses at NSCAD, then housed on Coburg Road, and he made regular visits to the Photo Department, which had moved to a well-equipped space in the new Student Union Building. The SUB also had a gallery space, which he booked for a show in the Spring of 1971, having decided to mount an exhibition of photographs of protest marches and demonstrations taken by the Photo Department over the past years.

Armour, Charles

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The Shipping Reference Collection is a compilation of primary and secondary sources related to shipping and maritime history in Nova Scotia and beyond. The collection has been built by staff at the Dalhousie University Archives from materials acquired through a variety of sources over a number of years.

Armstrong, David

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David Armstrong became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in 2006 because their video “Ship of Fools” became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Armstrong, Faye

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Faye Armstrong became associated with the Centre for Art Tapes in July, 1987 because of their involvement in the audio recording entitled “CFAT benefit- July 11. 1987” which became a part of the centre’s tape collection.

Arnell, Helen Dorothy (Armitage), 1891-

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Helen Arnell was born Helen Dorothy Adams Armitage in 1891 in St. Catherines, Ontario. In 1898 she moved with her family to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where her father, William James Armitage, was rector of St. Paul's Church and later Archdeadon of Halifax. She was educated at the Halifax Academy and entered Dalhousie University in 1907, graduating with her BA in 1911. In 1917 she married Kenneth Carstairs Arnell, with whom she moved to Bermuda, where she had at least two children and spent the remainder of her life.

Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892

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Joseph Simpson Arnison was born in 1820 in Westward, Cumbria, England to Thomas John Arnison and Nancy Ann Simpson. The family emigrated to Pictou, Nova Scotia ca. 1820, where Thomas was part owner of the Eastern Stage Coach Company. In 1855 Joseph returned to Newcastle, England and married Isabella Coulson Natusin. By 1861 they had three daughters (Isabella, Anne Harris, and Margaret Wilson) and an infant son, Joseph Naters Arnison. A second son, Ralph Naters Arnison, died in 1867. Joseph was a glass manufacturer at the Newcastle Flint Glass Works, which was dissolved in 1874. He also ran the Sandyford Brewery until 1887 and operated an export business, shipping goods to a store he owned in Pictou, which he sought to sell in 1865. He passed away in Newcastle in July 1892.

Askevold, David

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  • 1940- 2008
David Askevold (30 March 1940 – 23 January 2008) was an internationally known experimental Canadian artist, whose practices included media, painting and video. Askevold came to Nova Scotia in the 1970s to develop and teach the “Projects Class” at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, which involved numerous conceptual artists. Askevold contributed to the local Halifax art community, as is seen in the tapes associated with the Centre for Art Tapes.

Atherton, Alfred B.

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  • 1843 - [19--]
Alfred B. Atherton was born in York County, New Brunswick, in 1843. He was educated at the University of New Brunswick (1862) and studied medicine and surgery at Harvard University, graduating with an MD in 1866. He completed post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Edinburgh and obtained his LRCPS in 1867. Dr. Atherton practised medicine in Fredericton, was an active member of several professional associations, and sat on the Senate of the University of New Brunswick for twelve years.
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