Halifax (N.S.). City Clerk's Office records

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Halifax (N.S.). City Clerk's Office records

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  • 1873-1996 (Creation)
    Halifax (N.S.). City Clerk's Office

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9.47 m of textual records and other material

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(1880 - 1996)

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The position of City Clerk was established when the City of Halifax was incorporated in 1841. The clerk served as the clerk of council and of the city court and was the custodian of all council records and documents, excluding bonds or securities of officials. In addition to attending council meetings and recording the minutes, the clerk was also responsible for serving as the secretary of other committees when requested. The City of Halifax had a City Clerk until amalgamation in 1996.

City Clerks:

  • 1841-1860: James Clarke
  • 1860-1869: John L. Cragg
  • 1869-1892: Thomas Rhind
  • 1892-1902: Henry Trenaman
  • 1902-1923: Fred Monaghan
  • 1924-1932: H.S. Rhind
  • 1933-1935: H.C. Powell
  • 1935-1958: W. Publicover
  • 1958-1975: Ralph Stoddard
  • 1976-?: Gladys Blennerhassett
  • ?-1996: Edward C. Kerr

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Series consists of records created and/or maintained by the City Clerk.

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Series was transferred from NSARM and the Municipal Clerk's Office. See lower level descriptions for details.


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