Fonds MS-2-10 - Blackburn family fonds

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Blackburn family fonds

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5 cm of textual records

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(fl. 1837-1949)

Biographical history

The Blackburn family were farmers in Shubenacadie and Milford, Nova Scotia. John Alexander was born in 1867 to Joseph J. Blackburn and Margaret Wardrap. He married Emily Walker in 1895. Thomas A. Blackburn, born in Shubenacadie in 1865 and possibly a cousin to John Alexander, was the son of Thomas Blackburn and Louisa Ellis.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Lottie Newman, an antiques dealer in Chester, Nova Scotia, and accessioned in 1971.

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Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906); one farm inventory (1899); one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875); one notebook containing a weather diary (1949); and minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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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: [Identification of item], Blackburn family fonds, MS-2-10, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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