Item MS-2-306, SF Box 36, Folders 25-26 - Notes regarding Leon Trotsky's internment at Amherst, Nova Scotia, during World War One

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Notes regarding Leon Trotsky's internment at Amherst, Nova Scotia, during World War One

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MS-2-306, SF Box 36, Folders 25-26

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  • 1974, 1976 (Creation)

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47 pages (2 folders)

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John Bell was an archives assistant at Dalhousie University in the 1970s. He was involved with, among other things, the acquisition of labour records. Bell served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour and authored book reviews and co-authored an editorial on labour archives that appeared in the Canadian journal<i> Archivaria</i>. He also interviewed F.C. Wightman and George Noiles about their memories of Leon Trotsky's stay at the Amherst internment camp during World War One.

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Accessioned by the Archives in 1974 and 1976; presumed donated by John Bell.

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Item is a transcript of an interview with F.C. Wightman and notes from George D. Noiles on Leon Trotsky's month at the Amherst Internment Camp during World War One.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], MS-2-306, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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July 2012

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  • Box: MS-2-306, SF Box 36