Item MS-2-116, SF Box 19, Folder 4 - The Comet, Volume 1, Number 1

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The Comet, Volume 1, Number 1

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  • Textual record

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MS-2-116, SF Box 19, Folder 4

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  • 1900 (Creation)

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6 pages of textual records

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Administrative history

The Comet was a handwritten newspaper published in Osborne, Nova Scotia, on January 19, 1900, advertising itself as appearing "every Friday in the interest of Temperance."

Custodial history

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

Scope and content

Item is the premiere issue (Vol. 1, No. 1) of "The Comet," a handwritten newspaper published in Osborne, Nova Scotia on January 19, 1900. The issue covers topics such as the Boer War, county news, gossip and poetry.

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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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Associated materials

The following fonds contain materials related to the Temperance movement on Nova Scotia: Sons of Temperance, Chester Division, no. 32 (MS-2-424); Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24, Weymouth (MS-2-14); Sons of Temperance, Division No. 792, Wallace Bridge (MS-2-395); Sons of Temperance, Lorne Division (MS-2-450); Sons of Temperance, Noel Division No. 221 (MS-2-537); Sons of Temperance, Rock Division, Maitland (MS-2-451); and Sons of Temperance, Victoria Lodge No. 13, Bass River (MS-2-475).

Materials relating to the Boer War are available in the following fonds: William Rhoades fonds (MS-2-598), which includes diaries of a soldier in the Royal Canadian Dragoons; and Rene DeVilliers fonds (MS-2-746), which contains the diary of Maria DeVilliers, a young girl living in South Africa during the war.

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Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Preferred citation: The Comet, Vol. 1., No. 1, MS-2-116, SF Box 19, Folder 4, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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