File MS-2-716, SF Box 100, Folder 17; SF Box 101, Folder 38 - Letter from Marjorie (Williams) DeMille to Thomas Head Raddall describing her family's experience in the Halifax Explosion of 1917

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Letter from Marjorie (Williams) DeMille to Thomas Head Raddall describing her family's experience in the Halifax Explosion of 1917

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MS-2-716, SF Box 100, Folder 17; SF Box 101, Folder 38

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  • 1917; 1981 (Creation)
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    DeMille, Marjorie (Williams)

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0.5 cm of textual records

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([19--])

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Marjorie (Williams) DeMille was a survivor of the Halifax Explosion. She was the daughter of Florence May (Finlay) and William Brody Williams. On 6 December 1917, her home was burned to the ground and she lost her mother, two sisters, Margaret Doris and Gladys Mary, and a brother, Gerald William.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Joan Eisner in two accessions: (6-98) on January 30, 1998, and (19-00) on September 29, 2000. Further custodial history is unknown.

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File also contains a copy of a published pictorial history, 40 views of the Halifax Disaster: Showing Effects of Explosion of December 6th 1917 and Official List of Identified Dead.

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Preferred citation: Letter from Marjorie (Williams) DeMille to Thomas Head Raddall describing her family's experience in the Halifax Explosion of 1917, MS-2-716, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Item [item number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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February 5, 2020 (creation)
March 2020 (revision)

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