Item MS-2-84, SF Box 88, Folder 1 - Wreck of the S.S. Atlantic : evidence given at the trial, Halifax, April 5-8, 1873

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Wreck of the S.S. Atlantic : evidence given at the trial, Halifax, April 5-8, 1873

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MS-2-84, SF Box 88, Folder 1

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  • April 5-8, 1873 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual records

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Item was donated to Dalhousie University by John James Stewart in the early 1900s. It was accessioned by the Dalhousie University Archives on April 20, 1971 (Accession # 1971-064). Item was stolen by John Tillman at an unknown date and remained in his custody until it was seized by the Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) in January 2013. Item remained in the RCMP's custody until it was returned to the Dalhousie University Archives in June 2014 (Accession # 2014-019).

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Item is an account of evidence given at the trial of the wreck of S.S. Atlantic. The trial took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from April 5-8, 1873. Evidence was given by the members of the crew.

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Boards tape repaired; inner hinges shaky.

Pencilled pagination jumps from leaf 33 to leaf 44. It appears as if the leaves containing testimony notes for the Monday, April 7th, 1873 session beginning at 10:30am and ceasing at 12:30pm are not present with the item. Consultation of the physical item, as well as the recovered accession boxes, yielded no evidence of the existence of these leaves.

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