Item MS-2-330, SF Box 37, Folder 6 - Letter from Gilbert S. Stairs to E. Forbes, the Chairman of the Halifax Football Championship Committee

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Letter from Gilbert S. Stairs to E. Forbes, the Chairman of the Halifax Football Championship Committee

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MS-2-330, SF Box 37, Folder 6

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  • 1910 (Creation)

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5 pages (1 folder)

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Gilbert S. Stairs was born in Dartmouth in 1882 to merchant John Fitzwilliam and Charlotte Jane Fogo Stairs. He received his BA from Dalhousie University in 1903 and became Nova Scotia's first Rhodes scholar. In 1910 he was working as a barrister with Harris, Henry, Rogers & Harris in Halifax. By 1915 he was married to Amie Beatrice Stairs of Quebec, with whom he had at least one son. He died in Quebec in 1947.

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Item was accessioned by the Archives in 1978. Custodial history is unknown.

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Item is a letter written by Gilbert S. Stairs to E. Forbes, Chairman of the Halifax Football Championship Committee at Dalhousie College, regarding some criticisms of the game and suggestions for improvements.

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Created July 2012. Revised October 2016.

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  • Box: SF Box 37