Halifax (N.S.). Committee of Camp Hill Cemetery records

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Halifax (N.S.). Committee of Camp Hill Cemetery records

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102-60 (Formerly RG 35-102-32B; 1891-1923 minutes were formely acc. 30130016 of Civic Collection)

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  • 1840-1994 (Creation)

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8.87 m of textual records

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The Committee on Camp Hill Cemetery was a standing committee of the City of Halifax that replaced the board of Commissioners of Camp Hill Cemetery in about 1924. Charged with managing and controlling Camp Hill Cemetery, the six members of the board were appointed by the mayor, approved by council, and chose their own chairman. The committee was dissolved in 1941 when the Committee of Works became responsible for managing city cemeteries.

Sources F.H. Bell and R.T. MacIlreith, revisers, The Halifax City Charter 1931, (Halifax, N.S.: 1931), 36-37, 214-215.

Custodial history

Bulk of series was transferred from NSARM to HRM in 1997 and 2004; the 1891-1923 minutebook was transferred from the Clerk's Office in 2006. Burial permits, correspondence, perpetual care, burial lists, burial record cards and books, and charge sheets were transferred from Transportation and Public Works and the Records Centre in 2010.

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Series consists of materials created and accumulated by the Committee of the Cemetery, the Commissioners of Camp Hill Cemetery, the Committee of Camp Hill Cemetery, and the keeper of the cemetery during the course of managing the Camp Hill Cemetery. Included are records of burials and lot ownership, accounting information, burial permits, correspondence, committee minutes, and graves under perpetual care.

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Housed in the Fairview Cemetery records series are account books which include Camp Hill information (102-32-11) and two index books for which the cemetery is not determined (102-32-12). Other items are noted at lower levels in the description.

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Minutes are often signed and approved.

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