Fonds MS-2-543, SF Box 44, Folders 16-19 - Florence Seeley Knowles fonds

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Florence Seeley Knowles fonds

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MS-2-543, SF Box 44, Folders 16-19

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  • 1800-1824 (Creation)
    Knowles, Florence Seeley, 1852-1940

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1 cm of textual records (4 folders)

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Florence Seeley Knowles was born in 1852 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, to Caleb Seeley and Elizabeth Perkins Fairbanks. She was the great-grand-niece of the celebrated Nova Scotia painter Gilbert Stewart Newton (1794-1835). In 1927 she married widower Thomas Parkinson-Knowles. She died in 1940 in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.

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Records were donated to the Archives in 1985 by John Bigelow of Halifax.

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Fonds comprises family papers, including an 1821 deed to the Perkins family of Liverpool, an 1824 royal land grant to Enos Collins of Liverpool, an 1845 letter of appointment of Samuel P. Fairbanks, Queen's Council, signed by Queen Victoria, and the last will and testament of Henry Newton.

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

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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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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Florence Seeley Knowles fonds, MS-2-543, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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