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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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1 cm of textual records (1 folder)
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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.
The diary was donated to Dalhousie University in June 1983 by John Bigelow of Halifax; custodial history prior to donation is unknown.
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Item is a diary 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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There are no access restrictions on this item. It is open for research.
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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.
Preferred citation: Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England, MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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