Fonds MS-14-36 - Richard Morton fonds

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Richard Morton fonds

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MS-14-36

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  • 1955 - 2011 (Creation)
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    Morton, Richard

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2.5 cm of textual records
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(1931-2011)

Biographical history

Richard (Dick) Morton was born on 23 March 1931 in Peterborough, Ontario, and raised in Kentville, Nova Scotia. He graduated from Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1952 and settled in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, where he was employed by the Department of Agriculture for 38 years as a horticulturalist in charge of ornamentals. He was very active in the Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC) and in the formation of Landscape Nova Scotia. He died on 31 August 2011.

Custodial history

Records were donated by the late Barbara Morton, Richard Morton's wife in 2017 to the Agricola Archives in two accessions (accession numbers A2017-110 ; A2017-183)

Scope and content

Fonds is comprised of Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates; photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo); a copy of The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia; newspaper clippings; a certificate of recognition and appreciation on Richard Morton’s retirement; Mr. Morton’s obituary; notes of condolence; two personal accounts from friends/colleagues, including Memories of Dick Morton, by Robert Murray, Class of 1952; and an untitled and anonymous poem dated 1978.

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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 MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Richard Morton fonds, MS-14-36, 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

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2107 (creation)
November 2020 (revision)

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  • English

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