Fonds MS-2-41 - Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

Letter to William Henry Harvey Letter to Henri Milne Edwards (1800-1885) Letter from the Geological Society Carte d'inscription = Registration card Letter to William Henry Harvey Letter from James Ross Resolution of the Senate of Dalhousie College French passport Letters received from natural history societies On the existence of gigantic, taprooted, phanerogamic plants in the sown carboniferous system of ...

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Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

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MS-2-41

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  • 1824-1865 (Creation)

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2.8 cm of textual records (15 folders)

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Thomas McCulloch, Jr. (1809-1865) was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia. He was the third son of Dr. Thomas McCulloch and was educated at Pictou, first in the grammar school under John McKinlay, and then in the Academy, under his father. He went to teach at Dalhousie College in 1843 and taught there until the end of 1844. When the College was revived in 1849, he was appointed principal and had charge of Latin, Greek, Rhetoric, Belle Lettres, and Natural Science. Previous to this time, he had taught a very successful private school in the schoolroom connected with the Poplar Grove church. Poplar Grove congregation elected him as an Elder and he continued to discharge his office while residing in the city. In 1853 he was appointed one of the professors in the Presbyterian Church in the West River Seminary. In this institution he taught Latin, Mathematics and Natural History. He returned to Dalhousie in 1863 and taught Natural Philosophy only. He kept an ornithology collection of nearly all the birds in Nova Scotia as well as mineral and botanical collections, some of which were still at Dalhousie when last noted in the 1970s. He wrote a book on taxidermy. Source: "Presbyterian Witness," Saturday, 11 March 1865, p. 1

Custodial history

Initial accession donated by Professor Edward in 1971. A second accession was donated by Dr. James A MacDougall in 1985.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of Thomas McCulloch Jr.'s correspondence with various persons and organizations, manuscripts, and documents from McCulloch's visit(s) to France.

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Order was imposed by the processing archivist. Fonds is arranged into three series:

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Papers from France

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English and French

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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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McCulloch's father's papers can be found in the Thomas McCulloch collection (MS-2-40).

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds, MS-2-41, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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February, 2012

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