Collection MS-2-779 - George Robertson's historical documents collection

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George Robertson's historical documents collection

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MS-2-779

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  • 1750-1871 (Creation)
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    Robertson, George

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14 pages of textual records (6 folders)

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(1916-2000)

Biographical history

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.

Custodial history

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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  • 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. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Feb. 14, 2014

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