Fonds MS-2-656 - Catherine Creighton and family fonds

Painting of cottage in Woods Photograph of the property of Hon. Dr. Parker on Pleasant Street, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Photograph of a view from Dartmouth Common looking South Photograph of Pleasant Street in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Photograph of Dartmouth Cove, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia c 1890 Photograph of Dartmouth Cove (chocolate and soap factories) Photograph of the Hazel Hurst house (home of John P. Mott) on Passage Road, Dartmouth, NS Photograph of the Hazel Hurst house (home of John P. Mott) on Passage Road, Dartmouth, NS Photograph of the Hazel Hurst house (home of John P. Mott) on Passage Road, Dartmouth, NS Photograph of the Sanitorium in Charlottetown, PEI Photograph of Lydia Walsh Photograph of Lydia Walsh Photograph of the Bloomfield Highschool girls club picnic Photograph of the Bloomfield High School girls basketball team

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Catherine Creighton and family fonds

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  • [18--]-1989 (Creation)

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1.83 m of textual records and graphic material

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Biographical history

The Creighton family of Halifax consisted of parents Graham and Catherine (Murray) Creighton and their children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, Howard, and Wilfred. The family is known to have resided in Halifax on Roome Street, Gottingen Street, Oakland Road, and eventually 14 LeMarchant Street (later renumbered to 1234 LeMarchant Street). They also resided in Middle Musquodoboit for a time around 1908.

Custodial history

Most of the materials in the fonds were donated to the Archives by Edith and Hugh Creighton. Edith Creighton donated the diaries of Catherine Creighton, as well as correspondence, photographs, and the papers of various family members in 1993. The remaining materials were donated to the Archives by Hugh and Wilfred Creighton in several accessions from 1994 to 1997.

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Fonds consists of papers created and/or accumulated by Catherine Creighton and her family, including those of her husband Graham and children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, and Howard. While the fonds includes correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his siblings and parents, Wilfred's papers are not included as a sous-fonds within the fonds.

The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence from family and friends, but also includes diaries, photographs, financial papers, personal papers, memorabilia, print materials, scrapbooks, articles, and artwork. Records in the fonds provide a well-rounded depiction of the family's daily activities and lives - from their relationships with each other, their extended family, and their community, to their financial status, values, education, and careers.

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English and some French.

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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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Papers relating to relative Dr. Florence J. Murray can be found at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, PA.

For the papers of Wilfred (G.W.I.) Creighton, see MS-2-264 in the Dalhousie University Archives.

Relevant materials can also be found in the fonds of other members of the Creighton family, including the Norman Creighton fonds (MS-2-689) and the Alan Creighton fonds (MS-2-701).

Papers relating to relative Dr. Florence J. Murray can be found in the Robert Murray fonds (MS-2-535) at Dalhousie University Archives.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Catherine Creighton and Family fonds, MS-2-656, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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