Collection 1996.21.1 - 30 - Harry Nelson Collection

1999.79.11 1996.21.29 1996.21.30 1999.79.8 1999.79.9

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Title proper

Harry Nelson Collection

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material

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Reference code

1996.21.1 - 30

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  • 1886 - 1975 (Creation)
  • 1886 - 1975 (Creation)
    Nelson, Harry

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Physical description

39 cm of textual records, 15 photographs

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Name of creator

(1912 - 1993)

Biographical history

Harry Edgar Nelson was born on 26 May 1912 in Clifton, NS. He was a resident of Great Village, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. He married Donalda Hope MacLachlan in 1943. He was a school teacher, a member of the Colchester Historical Society, and an amateur historian. Nelson died in 1993.

Custodial history

Records were donated in 1994 following the death of Nelson.

Scope and content

The collection contains assorted reference materials about the history of the Truro, NS area that were acquired and/or created by Harry Nelson over his lifetime. There are 30 cm of research notes on the history of the communities of Colchester County, NS, which also contains correspondence and administrative records of the Colchester Historical Society with respect to exhibition planning.

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

  • 1996.21.1 - 30 - Donalda Nelson, 26 March 1996, gift.
  • 1999.74.1 - 11 - Harry Nelson, unknown.
  • 1999.79.1 - 12 - Harry Nelson, unknown.


The collection and its accruals were arranged by the archivist.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

97.73, box 19B - this information was recorded by a previous archivist; it does not correspond to the current collection as of 10 December 2021.

Availability of other formats

Digital access copies of photographs are available for viewing.

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Box lists are available.

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Associated materials

See also the Gordon Kinsman fonds.

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New accessions were added to the initial collection in later years (e.g. 1999); the immediate source of these materials is unknown; however, it is assumed that the records were created within the Colchester Historeum by Harry Nelson.

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