Fonds MS-14-1 - Melville Cumming fonds

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Melville Cumming fonds

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MS-14-1

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  • 1900-1970 (Creation)

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32.2 cm of textual records
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Custodial history

The records were held by members of the Cumming family until they were received by the Agricola Archives in a number of accessions, dating between 1999 and 2017. Donors included
A1999-001 ; A2017-049 ; A2017-055 ; A2017-190 ; A2011-268

Scope and content

Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Melville Cumming fonds, MS-14-1, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

1999 (creation)
July 2020 (revision)

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  • English

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