Item MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18 - Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr.

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Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr.

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MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18

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  • 1902 (Creation)

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0.9 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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Edward D.T. Davison, Jr. was born in 1845, son of Edward Doran Davison, who headed the largest lumber business in Nova Scotia, with property totalling 200,000 acres. In 1885 the company employed 350 men and fifty teams of oxen to supply and run five mills, three of them capable of cutting up to 250,000 feet daily.

Davison, Jr. lived at Mill Village and later at Bridgewater, and on his father’s death he assumed leadership of the business, which was renamed the Davison Lumber Company. Davison, Jr. became the second mayor of Bridgewater and died in office in 1902.

Custodial history

The item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Prior to that, the item was in the custody of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Oickle of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

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Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) which contains notes on subjects such as work meetings, travel, weather, oxen, and mishaps.

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  • English

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English.

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Preferred citation: Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr., MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2007

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  • Box: MS-2-109, SF Box 23