George Geddie Patterson

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George Geddie Patterson

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MS-2-196, SF Box 32, Folder 2-3

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24 pages (2 folders)

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(1864-1951)

Biographical history

George Geddie Patterson, barrister, teacher, judge, historian and author, was born at Greenhill, Pictou Co., N.S. on 16 June 1864, one of eight children of Rev. George Patterson and Margaret McDonald. He was educated at Dalhousie University where he received his BA (1882), MA (1887), LLB (1889), and LLD (1933). Patterson had a private law practice and was lecturer at Dalhousie Law School for several years. During the Second World War he was a member of the Wartime Rationing Board. Patterson also served as stipendiary magistrate and MLA for Pictou Co., 1901-1906. He was appointed to the Executive Council in May 1906 but was defeated in the general election of June 1906. From 1907-1939 he was judge of County Court District No. 5. He was also the author of several journal and newspaper articles on Nova Scotia history and law. His book Studies in Nova Scotia History was published in 1940 followed by More Studies in Nova Scotia History in 1941. His history of Victoria County was published posthumously in 1978. A longtime resident of New Glasgow, Patterson was married to Margaret Dow Finck. He died 10 September 1951 at New Glasgow.

Custodial history

Custodial history is unknown. The letter from Peter Owen Carroll was found in a library book( The Life and Adventures of Detective Peter Owen Carroll)and accessioned by the Archives in 1973; the letter from Edith Archibald was accessioned in 1974; the William Lyall records were accessioned in 1978.

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Fonds comprises notes on the students of William Lyall at the Free Church College, Halifax (1852-53), and a copy of Lyall's pamphlet, The Philosophy of Thought (1853). There are also two personal letters.

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English.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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See George Geddie Patterson fonds (MG 1, vol. 745 [microfilm reels 14 937]; MG 9, no. 75) at Nova Scotia Archives.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], George Geddie Patterson fonds, MS-2-196, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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