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John McWhinnie fonds
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1866 - 1912 (Creation)
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3 cm of textual records
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(1835 - 1920)
John R. McWinnie was born in Annapolis County in 1835 to John and Sophia McWhinnie. He was a master mariner, serving as captain on ships including the brigantine Glenafton, which sailed to Cuba under his command. He later worked as a farmer and died in Port Wade, Nova Scotia, in 1920.
Records were purchased by the Dalhousie University Archives from James Snowdon in accession (17-88) in May 1988.
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Fonds contains correspondence, receipts, reports, and notebooks relating to John McWhinnie's years as a master mariner.
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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.
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], John McWhinnie fonds, MS-2-589, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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December 2019 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)
March 2020 (revision)