Fonds MS-2-196, SF Box 32, Folder 2-3 - George Geddie Patterson

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George Geddie Patterson

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MS-2-196, SF Box 32, Folder 2-3

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  • 1853, 1923 (Creation)

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24 pages (2 folders)

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George Geddie Patterson was a barrister, teacher, judge, historian and author. He was born in 1864 at Greenhill, Pictou County, the son of the Rev. George Patterson and Margaret McDonald. He received his BA (1882), MA (1887), LLB (1889) and LLD (1933) from Dalhousie University before setting up a private law practice and lecturing at Dalhousie Law School. From 1901-1906 he served as stipendiary magistrate and MLA for Pictou County. He was appointed to the Executive Council in May 1906, but was defeated in that year's general election. From 1907-1939 he served as judge of County Court District No. 5.

Custodial history

Custodial history is unknown. The letter from Peter Owen Carroll was found in a library book( The Life and Adventures of Detective Peter Owen Carroll)and accessioned by the Archives in 1973; the letter from Edith Archibald was accessioned in 1974; the William Lyall records were accessioned in 1978.

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Fonds comprises notes on the students of William Lyall at the Free Church College, Halifax (1852-53), and a copy of Lyall's pamphlet, The Philosophy of Thought (1853). There are also two personal letters.

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  • English

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

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See George Geddie Patterson fonds (MG 1, vol. 745 [microfilm reels 14 937]; MG 9, no. 75) at Nova Scotia Archives.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], George Geddie Patterson fonds, MS-2-196, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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