Fonds - C. Asa Doane fonds

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C. Asa Doane fonds

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  • 1 cm of textual records
  • 2 photographs
  • 10 sketchbooks

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Charles Asa (Ace) Doane was born in Dayton, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia circa 1899. He was the son of Charles Herbert and Rosalie (Crosby) Doane. At the Yarmouth Academy, he studied mechanical and architectural drafting. He served in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps during World War I and later became an active members of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving as zone commander and later president of Nova Scotia Command. He was rewarded with the Meritorious Service Medal, and was a recipient of numerous honours from the American Legion, Paradise Lost, Florida. Following his return to Yarmouth at the end of the War, he owned and operated a garage and service station, and ventured into the construction business. Doane married Mildred Cameron, who predeceased him. The couple had one daughter, Beverly. Doane died on 17 March 1993.

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Records were donated by Beverly Withers, the daughter of C. Asa Doane, following his death in 1993.

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Fonds consists of newspaper clippings regarding local and regional events, and published items pertaining to the British Royal Family and Yarmouth. Also contained in this fonds are two photographs, a sketch book containing 10 pencil drawings of ships and seascapes, certificates and a cancelled ticket for the first voyage of the M.V.Bluenose.

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