Fonds 1988-502 - Gordon K. Smith

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Gordon K. Smith

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  • 1 m of textual records
  • 5 photographs

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Gordon Kent Smith was born on 8 May 1896 in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the son of John Arnold and Clara Emma (Kant) Smith. He was educated at Windsor Academy where his father was the principal, King's College and Dalhousie University, graduating in medicine in 1922. He started his medical practice in Grand Pre but in 1925 moved to Hantsport, where he practiced continuously until 1982. He was president of the medical staff at Payzant Memorial Hospital in Windsor from 1938 to 1960. Deeply involved in politics on behalf of the Liberal Party, he was for many years an executive member of the Hants County Liberal Association. He served as the mayor of Hantsport between 1930 and 1946. He was active in the Free Masons, and also served on the executive of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival. He married Mabel Rand Ells on 22 June 1927. He died on 4 November 1986 and is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery in Windsor.

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Consists of correspondence, call books, diaries, journals, and financial records, as well as medical reports and certificates. Correspondents include: J.L. Ilsley, G.T. Purdy, A.S. MacMillan, Angus L. Macdonald and Dr. Smith's sister, Millicent Smith. There are also photographs that document members of the Smith family of Windsor, Nova Scotia. The contents contain records relating to Dr. Smith's medical practice and his activities both as medical officer and Mayor of Hantsport, Nova Scotia.

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Donated by Dr. John A. Smith of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1988 and 1990.


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