File MS-2-340 - Personal archives of Joseph Howe

Preface and first two chapters of History of the Struggle for Responsible Government

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Personal archives of Joseph Howe

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  • 1846 (Creation)

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29 pages

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Joseph Howe was born 13 December 1804 in Halifax, NS, the son of John and Mary (Edes) Howe. He married Catherine Susan Ann McNab on 2 February 1828. Howe was a printer, journalist and editor of the Novascotian from 1828-1841 and joint editor of the Morning Chronicle from 1844-1846. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia from 1836-1863, and held a variety of positions in the Executive Council, including the position of premier from 1860-1863. Howe is known for his part in the libel case on behalf of freedom of the press in Nova Scotia in 1835, and for his part in the winning of responsible government in 1848. Howe was made Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia on 7 May 1873 and died less than a month later on 1 June 1873.

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Materials were accessioned by the Archives in 1978. Custodial history is unknown.

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Item is a proposed outline for a work on the struggle for responsible government in Nova Scotia and a related manuscript containing the preface and the first two chapters of History of the Struggle for Responsible Government.

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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. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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See the Joseph Howe fonds at the Nova Scotia Archives. For related materials see also the Morse Collection, MS-6-18.

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Preferred citation: Identification of Item, Joseph Howe fonds, MS-2-340, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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