Collection MS-14-9 - Farm and rural life collection

Typed transcription of the farm diary of Zabud MacKay (Malagash)

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Farm and rural life collection

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Cartographic material

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  • 1851-2004 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records and 44 pages
5 maps
20 graphic images

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Custodial history

Records were acquired through several donations to the Agricola Archives in 1989, 1999, 2016, 2017, 2019, as well as materials from unknown sources that were found in the Agricola Archives between 2009 and 2023 (accession numbers A1989-016-A1989-033, A1999-014, A1999-027, A2016-057, A2017-011, A2019-007, A2019-015).

Scope and content

Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life. Including historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Series include graphic materials, maps, surveys, and sketches of farms in Nova Scotia, and reports and diaries related to farm and rural life. Series are arranged alphabetically and range between 1851-2004.

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The Agricola Archives imposed thematic and chronological order during archival processing.

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  • English

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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 MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Further accruals are expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Farm and rural life collection, MS-14-9, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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