Fonds MS-2-355, SF Box 41, Folders 2-4 - G. Cecil Day fonds

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G. Cecil Day fonds

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MS-2-355, SF Box 41, Folders 2-4

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  • 1929-1954 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records (3 folders)

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G. Cecil Day was born in 1898 in Wales and in 1911 immigrated with his family to Prince Edward Island. After completing six school grades in three years, at the age of 16 he entered pre-law studies at Prince of Wales College. Financial circumstances forced him to leave after one year, and he found employment as a night editor with The Charlottetown Guardian. He subsequently worked for various newspapers across Nova Scotia before moving to Liverpool in 1931 to write for The Advance, which he bought in 1937. By 1940 the paper was recognized as the second best weekly in Canada; in 1951 Day was the first recipient of the R.C. Smith Trophy for the country's most progressive weekly. He retired in 1968, one year after The Advance celebrated the highest growth rate in recorded history. He died in 1976.

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Records were accessioned in 1979; custodial history unknown.

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Fonds comprises letters to Day in his capacity as newspaper editor, two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings related to Ireland, and an unsigned typescript article about the Halifax & South Western Railway Company.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], G. Cecil Day fonds, MS-2-355, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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