Commissioners' correspondence, minutes and financial records

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Commissioners' correspondence, minutes and financial records

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  • 1917-1976 (Creation)

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2 m of textual records and other material

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Series forms part of the Halifax Relief Commission fonds and consists of commissioners' correspondence, minute books and general financial statements and reports. Correspondence consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence to and from commission members and its committees, other local relief organizations, federal minister of finance and other federal, provincial and municipal government officials, and local businesses and individuals. Correspondence covers the period immediately following the explosion and includes mention of relief activities, personal injuries and deaths, court cases, repair and construction work, general inquiries, and extends to subsequent financial, property, and administrative matters of the commision, the establishment of Fort Needham park, and histories of the explosion. Arranged alphabetically by correspondent or subject. Correspondence files also contain some annual reports of the commission and its committees, newspaper clippings, notes, pamphlets, and miscellaneous documents. Includes lists of the dead kept by the Mortuary Commmittee, some indicating wages at their place of employment, residence, and religious denomination statistics.

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Locations: MG 20, vol. 999, no.3,4 (use mfm. 9226-9228, 9237); MG 36, C1-C210, F185-F194, F250a

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