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Freeman F. Tupper fonds
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Certificates and general papers

Copies of various official documents from the Tupper family, including land surveyor's certificate and reports, certificates appointings Nathan and Freeman Tupper as Justice of the Peace. Originals date from 1863-1928.

Correspondence: on hockey

Draft Letter to the Editor of the Halifax Herald regarding the origins of Hockey and skating in Nova Scotia, and various names the game was once called.


Includes 4 diary books and personal notebooks, detailing daily activities, the weather, and auto trips throughout Nova Scotia.

Freeman F. Tupper fonds

  • MS-2-201
  • Fonds
  • 1909-[194-?]
Fonds consists of research notes and materials on the history of Nova Scotia and, more specifically, Liverpool and its prominent families, including family trees and hand-drawn annotated maps. Also included are many manuscripts on a variety of topics relating to Tupper's historical research, ranging from John Cabot and the early explorers to lesser-known local events in the history of Nova Scotia. Also present is a small collection of personal diaries and copies of deeds and legal documents from the Tupper family.

Tupper, Freeman F.

Manuscripts: On Micmac history

Regarding the history of the Micmac people near the area of Milton, N.S. Includes discussion on the native origin and meaning of many names used for places, rivers, and lakes within Nova Scotia.

Manuscripts: Press Gangs

Historical anecdotes partially about press gang warrants in Halifax, and partially about the unfortunate wedding day of Andrew and Mary Mitchell in 1805, who had rotten eggs and vegetables thrown at them, along with dead cats.

Manuscripts: Ye Ducking Stool

Some historical anecdotes regarding 18th and 19th Century Liverpool, including those regarding the judicial process, and Freemasonry in Liverpool.

Notes: maps

Includes hand-drawn maps of Liverpool annotated with information regarding citizens and buildings. Also includes family trees/history and a drafted letter to Emily K Freeman dated 1943.

Research notes

Includes vocabulary/translation notes for words in Welsh, Irish and Micmac, family trees, family histories, and a drawn map of Liverpool.

School notebook

A notebook from when Tupper attended Dalhousie College in 1909. Subject is Chemistry, includes general class notes and hand-drawn diagrams.