George Monk fonds

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George Monk fonds

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  • Textual record

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10 cm of textual records (6 folders)

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Biographical history

George Lewis Monk was born in Ship Harbor, Nova Scotia, where he worked as a lumber and general merchant for some sixty-five years. On 2 January 1901 he married Mary Edith Robertson, with whom he had at least one daughter. He died in 1959.

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The records reflect George Monk's work as a general merchant and include receipts/invoices from primarily Halifax-based wholesalers as well as three retail ledgers.

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Physical condition

The leather and cardboard covers of the three extant ledgers, as well as their endpapers, were mouldy, and thus removed and discarded when the material was processed and re-foldered.

Immediate source of acquisition

The materials were donated by George Monk's grandson, Edward Hollingum, in 1973.


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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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No further accruals expected. Lost/misplaced materials from original accession may be recovered.

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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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