Alfred J. Bell fonds

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Alfred J. Bell fonds

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  • 1887-1968 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

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Custodial history

Following Alfred's death, his home was sold and on three separate occasions records were found by the new owners

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Fonds consists of numerous obituaries and articles regarding people and events of the Tatamagouche and New Annan area collected by Bell, notes on the history of Wentworth Grant and Fishers Grant, and wage books kept by Alfred while working as highway foreman in the Tatamagouche area. Fonds also contains notes regarding appraisals done by Bell for the Municipality of Pictou County and assessment records which often contain detailed information about houses and farms in Pictou and Colchester Counties.

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Records were given to Ivan Weatherby to donate to the North Shore Archives.

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MG1, Vol. 22. Wage books are kept with business records in back closet.

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