Item MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6 - John D. McLeod's registry of ships' protests

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John D. McLeod's registry of ships' protests

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MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6

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  • 1867-1875 (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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John David McLeod was born in 1838 in West River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. He was educated at the local grammar school and at Pictou Academy. In 1866 he was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1876. In 1887 he moved to California for two years. He returned to practice law in Lunenburg and was later appointed Judge of Probate for Pictou County, an office he held until 1919. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia from 1887 to 1889, briefly acting as Liberal leader. He also had an unsuccessful run for federal office in 1887 as an Independent. McLeod served as mayor of Pictou for eight terms between 1879 and 1910. In 1868 he married Margaret Fraser Harris, daughter of William Harris (Sheriff of Pictou) and had no children. McLeod passed away on February 14, 1920.

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Item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Prior to that, the item was in the custody of Mrs. Clark Long. A second accession was made in 1971, but that accession is not described in this finding aid.

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Item is Pictou County Notary Public John McLeod's registery book of protests documenting declarations by ships' masters of circumstances beyond their control which may have given rise to loss or damages.

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Preferred citation: John D. McLeod's registry of ships' protests , MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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April 2012

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