File MS-10-2, SF Box 1, Folders 1-4 - Letters written by Fred Thompson to John Bell

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Letters written by Fred Thompson to John Bell

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MS-10-2, SF Box 1, Folders 1-4

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49 pages of textual records

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John A. Bell was a physician born in 1876 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of Senator A.C. Bell and Anne Henderson Bell. From 1892-1994 he studied arts at Dalhousie University and then switched to medicine at McGill, graduating with an MD in 1898. He pursued post-graduate studies in London, England, and returned to New Glasgow to set up his practice. In 1919 he undertook ear, nose and throat specialist medical studies at the Post Graduate Hospital in New York. Dr. Bell was secretary of the Pictou County Medical Society for nearly forty years, sat on the executive of the Medical Society of Nova Scotia, served on the New Glasgow Town Council and also in the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia. He was married to Elizabeth M. Kopf, with whom he had four children. He died on 27 May 1941 following an operation at Victoria General Hospital.

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Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives by John Bell in accession (1977-060) in 1977.

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File comprises four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. The letters provide a recounting of Thompson's time in Halifax as a labourer and labour activist and reveal an ongoing discussion between Bell and Thompson regarding labour issues and labour history.

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Letters are listed chronologically.

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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.

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Fred Thompson's papers are held at the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Wayne State also holds a large collection of WW1 records.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Letters written by Fred Thompson to John Bell, MS-10-2, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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