Halifax (N.S.). City Home records

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Halifax (N.S.). City Home records

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102-33 (Formerly RG 35-102-33A-C)

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  • 1802-1811, 1838-1965 (Creation)

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2.5 m of textual records

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Custodial history

Series transferred from NSARM to HRM in 2004 and accecssioned by the HRM Archives in 2005. Three additional registers (1941-1965) were donated by the Medical History Society of Nova Scotia in 2016.

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Fonds consists of records created by the Halifax Poor Asylum and the Halifax City Home including account books and records of residents admitted and discharged. A small portion of the series was created by the boards charged with managing the asylum and city home.

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The Henry S. Colwell fonds (see reference code CR-13) also contains correspondence on the City Home (primarily on the proposed extension).

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