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Acadia Coal Company fonds
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MS-4-149, SF Box 1, Folder 13
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2 cm of textual records
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The Acadia Coal Company, incorporated in 1865, was organized by James D.B. Fraser of Pictou, NS, who discovered the famous Stellar coal. Acadia Coal commenced working the original McGregor seam, as well as the Acadia seam, which had been discovered about two miles south-west of the Albion seam. The discovery gave a new impetus to coal mining in the district; the Acadia Coal Company extended its operations, and companies such as the Nova Scotia, Vale and some eight others were eventually abandoned or merged with the Acadia Coal Company, whose operations were the largest in Pictou County.
William MacKenzie was a carpenter for the Acadia Coal Company during the 1890s.
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This fonds contains William McKenzie's notebook and several loose sheets detailing timber purchases; three memos to William McKenzie, including one from Jessie Hoyt, who managed the company; the second  and third  published annual reports of the Relief Fund Association of the Employees of the Acadia Colliery; a Fairbanks Standard Scales catalogue; and the Westville business directory .
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Preferred citation: Acadia Coal Company fonds, MS-4-149, SF-1-13, Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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