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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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- Whitman, Arthur Hanfield
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248 pages of textual records
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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.
Diary was donated to Dalhousie University in June 1983 by John Bigelow of Halifax (accession 1983-041). Custodial history prior to donation is unknown.
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Item is a diary kept by Arthur H. Whitman 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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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
No further accruals are expected.
Pages 152-200 and 205-220 are blank.
In the first half of the diary, writing was generally done only on right-hand-side pages (save for a few explanatory notes opposite).
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