Collection MS-2-779 - George Robertson's historical documents collection

Letter from Joseph Howe to D.O.C. Madden of Arichat, Nova Scotia Legal document between Sir John Wentworth and Matthew Richardson Deed dated 12 July 1750 between William Shirla Taylor of Halifax and Sennacherib Martin, Innkeepe... Letter written by William Dyott from Fort Edward, near Windsor, N. America, dated  27 July 1789 Bill of Lading to F.D. Corbett & Co. of Halifax from Kidd & McCroskey, Liverpool, dated 10th Octo... Letter from John F. MacDonald and William Cameron to Joseph Howe

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George Robertson's historical documents collection

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  • 1750-1871 (Creation)
    Robertson, George

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14 pages of textual records (6 folders)

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George Robertson was born on 8 August 1916 in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, to Robert Burnley Hume Robertson and Olive Mary Stairs Robertson. He earned his BA and law degree from Dalhousie University; after his service in World War Two he received an LLM from Harvard. From 1951 he was a partner in the former McInnes, Cooper & Robertson law firm, was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1957, and retired in 1987. He died in 2000.

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Collection was donated by the Estate of Shirley E. Robertson.

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Collection consists of letters written by and to Joseph Howe and a legal document concerning land set aside for the Jamaican Maroons.

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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. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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