Fonds CR17 - Charles F. Longley scrapbook

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Charles F. Longley scrapbook

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1 v. of textual records

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([1875] - 1945)

Biographical history

Charles F. Longley operated a shipping company, C.F. Longley and Co. in Halifax. He served in South Africa in the 1890s. He purchased land around the Northwest Arm, including Deadman's Island in 1907 and Melville Cove are land ca. 1914. He was a principal in the Melville Park Company which initated an amusement park on Deadman's Island.

Custodial history

The Longley family gave this scrapbook to Bryony Sanford of the North West Arm Community Planning Association in the 1980s. She passed it on to Heather Watts and John Murtagh of the William Lakes Conservation Company. Greta Murtagh donated the scrapbook in 2008.

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Fonds consists of a scrapbook compiled by Charles F. Longley. It primarily documents Longley's interest in the Melville Park/Melville Cove properties adjacent to his land on the west side of the Northwest Arm, owned by Sandford Fleming and the War Department (DND). The scrapbook contains correspondence, mortgage documents, tax assessments from the County of Halifax and surveyor's reports. There are also newspaper clippings, photographs and letters about his company and the boats he owned, and his family.

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See attached digital content. Contact the Archives for higher-quality copies.

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Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM) has biographical details on Charles Longley and the Melville Park Co. Ltd. on microfilm 12,495, and an abstract of his land title is in MG 100 - Vol. 256 - No. 10.

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