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Letter to William Henry Harris from John Crevar, Liverpool, Nova Scotia
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MS-2-148, SF Box 25, Folder 1
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1 page (1 folder)
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William Henry Harris was born in 1805, son of John Harris. He married Anne Arnison, with whom he had at least four children: Joseph Simpson, George Simpson, Thomas Arnison, and Margaret. In 1856 he was appointed coroner of Pictou County. In 1857, on the retirement of his father, William Henry became High Sheriff of the county, and in 1874 he was appointed by the province as the presiding officer for the municipal elections of the new Town of Pictou. Harris was also the first publisher of The Pictou News. He passed away in 1883.
The item was accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Prior to that, the item was in the custody of Mrs. Clark Long of Pictou, Nova Scotia.
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Item is a letter from John Crevar to William Henry Harris, dated March 15, 1864, regarding escorting "Miss Maggie" (probably Harris' young daughter, Margaret) on her journey home.
The letter has small hole in the centre, obscuring the text.
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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-2-147 (Joseph Simpson Harris fonds) and MS-2-149 (William Henry Harris fonds) for the records of Harris's son and grandson.
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: Letter to William Henry Harris from John Crevar, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, MS-2-148, SF Box 25, Folder 1, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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