B.R. Alexander fonds

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B.R. Alexander fonds

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1986-092

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  • [ca. 1890]-[ca. 1982] (Creation)
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    Alexander, B.R., 1904-1985

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1.5 m of textual records and other material

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(1904-1985)

Biographical history

Brian Redmond Macdonald Alexander, commonly known as Ben Alexander, was born in 1904 in Richmond, Quebec, the son of George and Susan (Jenkins) Alexander. He studied forestry at the University of New Brunswick and was hired by the Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forests to carry out 'cruises' (tours of inspection) on Crown Lands. By about 1932 he had left the Department to manage the MacLeod Pulp Company lands, later becoming chief forester and finally a director with the Minas Basin Pulp and Paper Company of Hantsport, Nova Scotia. He married Katharine "Kay" Durfee Clements and they had two sons: George and Christopher. Alexander's wife Kay died at Hantsport in February 1985. He died at Hantsport two months later, on 29 April 1985.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, calculations, deeds and sale agreements, subject files and related documentation compiled by Mr. Alexander relating to his work as a forester and surveyor. The contents of the fonds include documents referring to the following Nova Scotian businesses: MacLeod Paper and Power Company Ltd., Rossignol Lands Ltd., Mersey Paper Company Ltd., Annapolis Lumber Company Ltd., A.D. Mills & Sons Ltd., Lunenburg Wood Products Ltd., and Minas Basin Pulp and Power Corp. Ltd. The contents provide stumpage and 'cruising' details, timber estimate sheets, volume of wood cut, maps and inventories. There are also unattributed original and copy photographs collected by Alexander, which document the Town of Hantsport and environs, as well as photographs he took himself.

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Donated by the estate of B.R. Alexander through his son, Christopher Alexander, in 1986.

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Nitrate negatives are stored in cold storage.

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Photographs include 29 prints, 242 nitrate negatives, and 35 copy negatives with accompanying copy prints.

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