File MS-2-19, SF Box 14, Folders 1-2 - Guest books of Malachy Bowes Daly

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Guest books of Malachy Bowes Daly

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MS-2-19, SF Box 14, Folders 1-2

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  • 1890-1900 (Creation)

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7 cm of textual records (2 folders)

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The Honourable Sir Malachy Bowes Daly was born February 6, 1836 in Marchmount, Quebec to Sir Dominick Daly and Caroline Maria Gore. He attended school in Montreal, at St. Mary’s College in Oscott (England), and obtained a B.A. from St. Mary's College in Halifax. In July 1859 he married Joanna Kenny, with whom he had one daughter, Mary.

Daly was a well-known lawyer, politician and civil servant. He was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1864 and served as a secretary to his father (then governor of Prince Edward Island) as well as a succession of lieutenant governors of Nova Scotia. In the early 1870s, Daly ran unsuccessfully for the Nova Scotia Legislature. He was an elected member of the House of Commons from 1878-1887, where he served as the First Deputy Speaker, and served two terms as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1890 until his retirement in 1900. Daly was also active in numerous community organizations before and after his retirement and was knighted in 1900. He passed away in Halifax on April 26, 1920.

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The records were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1970. The custodial history is unknown.

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File consists of two guest books (1890-1893 and 1897-1900) printed for Daly and his wife, used during his time as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

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Preferred citation: Guest books of Malachy Bowes Daly, MS-2-19, SF Box 14, Folders 1-2, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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