Fonds MS-2-174 - Robert McConnell Hattie fonds

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Robert McConnell Hattie fonds

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  • 1887 - 1951 (Creation)
    Hattie, Robert McConnell
    Halifax (N.S.)

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22.25 cm of textual records
8 photographs
5 copper photogravure plates

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(1876 - 1953)

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Robert McConnell Hattie was born in 1876 in Westville, Nova Scotia. He moved to Halifax in 1893 to study at Dalhousie University, where he served as class secretary and graduated in 1897. Hattie, a journalist, was the life secretary of the Class of 1897, and president and editor of Imperial Publishing Company's Maritime Merchant and Industrial Advocate periodicals until his retirement in 1949. He was an active member of Halifax's Civic Improvement League and was involved with the Anti-Tuberculosis League and Citizens' Free Library Committee until his death in 1953.

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Records were gifted to Dalhousie University Archives by Mary Jean Hattie in accession (2006-041) in 2006.

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Fond consists of correspondence between R.M. Hattie and members of the Dalhousie Class of 1897 between 1893-1951, including newspaper clippings relating to classmates' lives and information regarding class reunions between 1897-1947.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All material 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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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Robert McConnell Hattie, MS-2-174, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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