Title and statement of responsibility area
Harry Nelson Collection
General material designation
- Textual record
- Graphic material
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Dates of creation area
1886 - 1975 (Creation)
1886 - 1975 (Creation)
- Nelson, Harry
Physical description area
39 cm of textual records, 15 photographs
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Archival description area
Name of creator
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.
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.
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
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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.
Uploaded finding aid
See also the Gordon Kinsman fonds.
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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Subject access points
Name access points
- Nelson, Harry (Subject)