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David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection
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- Cartographic material
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1556 - 1800 (Creation)
Physical description area
18 maps and charts
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Name of creator
David Janigan was a pathology professor in Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine and a collector of maps, a hobby that began in 1962 when he was studying medicine in England. He was married to Marilyn Ann MacLean of Sydney, Nova Scotia, with whom he had one daughter, Karen Janigan. He died in 2013.
Records were donated to Dalhousie University Archives in accession (2011-006) in 2011. Prior to that, it was in the custody of David and Marilyn Janigan. Most maps were purchased by the Janigans from private dealers. In many cases, detailed information about the provenance of each map is available.
Scope and content
Accession contains 18 historical maps of the Eastern Seaboard and Nova Scotia municipalities.
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Most of the maps have been described in Kenneth Kershaw, Early printed maps of Canada (Ancaster, Ont.: Kershaw Publishing, 1993).
Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
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Description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.