Collection 2011-006 - David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

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David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

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  • Cartographic material

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  • 1556 - 1800 (Creation)
    Janigan, David

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18 maps and charts

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Biographical history

David Janigan was a pathology professor in Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine and a collector of maps, a hobby that began in 1962 when he was studying medicine in England. He was married to Marilyn Ann MacLean of Sydney, Nova Scotia, with whom he had one daughter, Karen Janigan. He died in 2013.

Custodial history

The David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection was donated to Dalhousie University in 2011. Prior to that, it was in the custody of David and Marilyn Janigan. Most maps were purchased by the Janigans from private dealers. In many cases, detailed information about the provenance of each map is available.

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Accession contains 18 historical maps of the Eastern Seaboard and Nova Scotia municipalities.

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Most of the maps have been described in Kenneth Kershaw, Early printed maps of Canada (Ancaster, Ont.: Kershaw Publishing, 1993).

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

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Associated materials

Historical maps of eastern Canada can also be found in the Pullen Map Collection (MS-2-756) and the Edward J. Mullaly Map collection (MS-2-46).

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Further accruals are not expected.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection, 2011-006, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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  • English

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