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William Henry Harris fonds
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William Henry Harris was born in 1882, the eldest son of Joseph Simpson Harris and Emma Ives. He was educated at Pictou Academy. Like his father, he was appointed chief returning officer for Pictou, as well as High Sheriff for the county. He also managed an insurance and financial business. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club and was secretary of the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Board. He also served on the boards of the Haliburton cemetery and the Pictou Academy Foundation. He passed away in 1965.
Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Mrs. Clark Long and accessioned in 1971.
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Fonds comprises correspondence (primarily postcards) relating to Harris's positions as High Sheriff and chief returning officer.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], William Henry Harris fonds, MS-2-149, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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