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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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- Davison, Edward, D.T.
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1 cm of textual records
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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 in Mill Village and later in 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.
Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Mr. and Mrs. Murray Oickle and accessioned in 1971.
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Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) containing Davison's notes about work meetings, travel, the weather, oxen, and various mishaps. The final entry of the journal occurs on May 13, 1902.
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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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