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Edward Baker and Edward Barron Sr. fonds
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MG 1 - Vol. 483C
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- Baker, Edward, 1771-1832
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1 cm of textual records
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Name of creator
Edward Baker, son of Charles and Anne (Barron) Baker of Amherst, Nova Scotia, was born 17 October 1771. He married Elizabeth Lusby in 1798 and represented the Township of Amherst in the Legislative Assembly (1806- 1818). He died on 1 July 1832 following a fall from a horse.
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Edward Barron Sr. was a member of the Second Battlion of the 60th Regiment of the Royal Americans in the British Army and served in Quebec during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham under General James Wolfe in 1759. As a result of this service Colonel Barron was granted a large tract of land in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. The area, situated between Minudie and River Hebert, is now known as Barronsfield in his honour. He subsequently received additional lands from the Athol grant.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of a journal used by Baker and Barron to record daily events, business transactions, the weather and related observations. The journal includes accounts of Acadians and others paid to collect hay, grain received from tenants, as well as accounts of daily labour on the dykes and aboiteau in the vicinity of Minudie, Nova Scotia. The remainder of the entries in the journal relate to poll tax collected in Remsheg (now Wallace, Nova Scotia) and some related diary entries.
There is some damage to the first and last pages of this bound volume.
Immediate source of acquisition
The item is believed to have been donated by the Nova Scotia Historical Society (NSHS) circa 1970.
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Researchers must use microfilm no. 23,744.
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No photocopying of the original.
Baker family collection _ MG 1, Vols. 106, 2761-2766