Brian Cuthbertson research material

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Brian Cuthbertson research material

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  • Statements of responsibility: Research material was gathered and reports (predominantly) authored by Mr. Cuthbertson.

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  • 19[??] - 2008 (Creation)
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    Cuthbertson, Brian

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3 boxes of textual records and other material

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Brian Cuthbertson is a historian based in Halifax who conducted historical research and prepared reports re. Nova Scotia heritage properties and events. Brian Craig Uniacke Cuthbertson was born in 1936 in Sackville, New Brunswick, the son of Arnold Craig and Eileen Mary (Odevaine) Cuthbertson. Cuthbertson served in the Canadian Armed Forces before completing his MA at the University of New Brunswick and Ph.D. at King’s College, London, England. Cuthbertson moved to Halifax in 1973 and worked as head of the Public Records Division at the Nova Scotia Archives from 1974 to 1984. Cuthbertson served as head of the heritage unit in the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture from 1984 until his retirement in 1995. Cuthbertson began his publishing career while working at the Nova Scotia Archives. After his retirement in 1995, Cuthbertson embarked on a second career as a freelance historical researcher, completing numerous reports and publications. He wrote the text for the Halifax Water Commission's "Downstream" publication, based on research done by Halifax Water Commission employee Trevor Curwin. Cuthbertson also completed several commissioned reports for the Halifax Regional Municipality, including submissions to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada on Melville and Deadman’s Islands, Starr Manufacturing Limited, and the Halifax Memorial Tower, as well as a survey of lighthouses within the municipality. He also conducted historical and graphic research for more than 22 commemorative stamps on behalf of Canada Post. As part of the activities for Democracy 250 in 2009 Cuthbertson was the historian for the online exhibit “The evolution of parliamentary democracy in Nova Scotia, 1919-2008.” Cuthbertson also served as editor for the Nova Scotia Historical Review and the Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society periodicals.

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Fonds consists of a collection of sole- and co-authored reports done by Brian Cuthbertson about Halifax and Dartmouth heritage primarily for Halifax Regional Municipality. Files include final reports and associated research materials - including textual records, publications, correspondence, graphic records and audio recordings.

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Files were donated to the HRM Archives by Mr. Cuthbertson in 2009 2014 and 2016.

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Digital copies available for many reports and associated images, see file level descriptions for more information.

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Nova Scotia Archives also holds Brian Cuthbertson research material, prepared for provincial bodies

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