Joseph Settle Halifax Explosion letter

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Joseph Settle Halifax Explosion letter

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  • Variations in title: Formerly known as J. Settle fonds.

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2014-040

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  • December 21, 1917 (Creation)
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    Settle, J.

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6 pages, 1 envelope of textual records

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Joseph Settle was born on December 28, 1877 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England to Richard Settle and Sarah Anne (Bradley) Settle. He and his wife Margaret (Corkhill) Settle emigrated to Montreal in 1903. They had three children, Dorothy born in 1912, Richard born in 1914, and Victor born in 1918. He worked as a stenographer. Joseph and Margaret were living in Verdun, Montreal when he enlisted during World War I. In December 1917, during the Halifax Explosion, Joseph Settle was stationed at the Halifax Armouries awaiting deployment overseas.

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Donated to Nova Scotia Archives by Mrs. Gloria Stokes in September, 2014.

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Fonds consists of one handwritten letter written by Private. Joseph Settle, while stationed at the Halifax Armouries, to Mr. F. Frankum, Montreal, on December 21, 1917. The letter provides a firsthand account of the Halifax Explosion and its aftermath.

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