File MS-2-190, SF Box 28, Folders 1-2 - Diaries of Ormand and Charlotte Flewelling

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Diaries of Ormand and Charlotte Flewelling

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MS-2-190, SF Box 28, Folders 1-2

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  • 1899-1927 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records (2 folders)

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Ormand E. Flewelling was born in 1840 in Clifton, New Brunswick, the son of William Puddington Flewelling, Surveyor General of New Brunswick, and Esther Ann Merritt. In 1863 he married Charlotte Whitney Whelpley of Westfield, New Brunswick, born in 1839 to Titus Brown Whelpley and Elizabeth Anne Belyea.Together they had four children of their own, Douglas Scoville, Esther Ann, Bertha Brown and Stanley Elting, as well as an adopted son, Frederick.

Flewelling was by trade a cabinetmaker. He was actively involved in the Episcopal church as a layreader, vestry man and warden, in both New Brunswick and Somerville, Massachusetts, where the family moved c. 1890. In 1908 ill health caused Flewelling and his wife to move to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where they lived with their married daughter, Esther Holloway. He died of Bright's disease on 5 August 1908. His wife remained in Halifax until her death in 1927.

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File contains diary entries from 1899-1908 made by Ormand Flewelling. From 1908-1924 the entries are made largely by Charlotte, with occasional entries in another hand, possibly their daughter, Esther's. Interleaved in the second volume of the diary are handwritten copies of a family register and a photograph of an unidentified girl.

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Preferred citation: Diaries of Ormand and Charlotte Flewelling, MS-2-190, SF Box 28, Folders 1-2, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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