Fonds MS-2-129 - Theodore Ross fonds

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Theodore Ross fonds

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MS-2-129

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  • 1919-1920 (Creation)
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    Ross, Theodore

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3.5 cm of textual records

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(1876-1959)

Biographical history

The Reverend Theodore Ross was born in North Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, on 6 May 1876, to farmers Murdoch and Margaret Ross. He received his education at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, Dalhousie University (BA, 1899), and the Ontario Agricultural College, Guelph. He taught at Prince of Wales College and worked ca. 1919-1921 at Pine Hill, Halifax Presbyterian Theological College, which also served as a residence for Dalhousie students. During this time he worked as the provincial organizer for Dalhousie's Million Dollar Campaign committee.

Ross served as Secretary of Agriculture with the PEI government ca. 1913-, during which time he wrote numerous reports and papers on agricultural matters. He was ordained to the ministry in 1921 and served the United Church in Nova Scotia until his retirement in 1952. Ross died in Summerside, PEI, in 1959. He was married to Florence Annear of Lower Montaque, PEI, with whom he had one son and two daughters.

Custodial history

Records were accessioned by the Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. The custodial history is unknown.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of Theodore Ross's correspondence concerning agricultural and personal matters, Dalhousie's centenary and capital campaign, and student residents at Pine Hill.

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Outgoing correspondence are very acidic, brittle, and extremely fragile.

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  • English

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English

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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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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Theodore Ross fonds, MS-2-129, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Final

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Full

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2007
2020

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