Fonds MS-4-146 - Captain Charles Davison fonds

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Captain Charles Davison fonds

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  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930 (Creation)

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3.5 cm of textual records

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Captain Charles Davison was born in April 1854 in Hansport, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of master shipbuilder John Davison and Louisa Kilpatrick Davison. After some years spent working with his father, he went to sea, becoming a master or captain by age 29 and taking command first of the Gloire and, later, of the Recovery.

Forced to retire due to a back injury sustained while at sea, Davison returned to Hansport and opened a grocery store, which he ran until c. 1930.

In 1885 he married Sarah Auld of Pictou County, Nova Scotia, with whom he had six children: Bertha, Rhoda, Bicco, Carl, Lawrence, and Grant. Charles Davison died in 1938.

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The records were donated in 1980 by Mr and Mrs Grant Davison.

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This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of a letter written to his wife.

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  • English

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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], Captain Charles Davison fonds, MS-4-146, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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