Shields, Dorothy and Samuel

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Dorothy and Samuel Shields lived in Bedford, Nova Scotia, during the 1940s and 1950s. Samuel owned a barber shop in Halifax’s Roy Building; his wife Dorothy was born in Bermuda and moved to Nova Scotia after they married. The couple participated in local organizations, including the Canadian Authors Association and the Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society. Dorothy Shields served a three-year presidency of the Poetry Society and wrote poems and articles, a number of which were published locally. Her work was also featured in an anthology called Chapbooks. She was also active in politics and served as president of the provincial Women's Liberal Association.


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