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Joseph Simpson Harris fonds
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MS-2-147, SF Box 25, Folders 4-5 ; SF Box 26 ; SF Box 39, Folder 6
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13 cm of textual records (28 folders)
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Joseph Simpson Harris was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1852 to William Henry Harris and Anne Arnison. He farmed in Pictou County and was later appointed High Sheriff, as were his father and grandfather before him. In 1881 he married Emma Ives, with whom he had five children: William Henry, George, Daniel, Margaret, and Christian. Harris passed away a widower in 1934.
The materials were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971 and 1973. The records of the 1971 accession were previously in the custody of Mrs. Clark Long. The records of the 1973 accession, which comprises the 1895 papers regarding the barque Redento, were previously in the custody of Niels Jannasch.
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Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.
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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.
See also MS-2-149 (William Henry Harris fonds) for the records of Joseph Simpson Harris' son and Letter to William Henry Harris from John Crevar, Liverpool, Nova Scotia (MS-2-148) for an item relevant to Joseph Simpson Harris' father.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of Item], Joseph Simpson Harris fonds, MS-2-147, Box [box Number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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