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James Fraser Paige fonds
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MG 1 volumes 3303-3308; Graphic: Accession 1991-88 at 33.5.2, 36.4.6, 37.3.4, 46.1.4, 46.1.5; Map: 3.5.11 1895
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- Paige, James Fraser, 1873-1942
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- 1.6 m of graphic material
- 1.38 m of textual records
- 1 map
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James Fraser Paige was born 13 December 1873 in Pictou, N.S., the son of James William Fraser and Catherine (Cameron). He was educated at Leytonstone School, London, England, 1878-1887, and completed his mechanical engineering studies at the Mechanics Institute, Truro, N.S., in 1896. From 1898 to 1941, he was employed as an engineer for shipbuilding companies in Canada and the United States, and also worked in Japan and Italy. He married May Murray, of Truro on 22 December 1897 and they had two children, Emeline and Murray. Paige died 16 February 1942 in Orange, Texas.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records documenting Paige's career in engineering and shipbuilding in Canada, the United States, Japan, and Italy from 1892 to 1942, as well as his travels and family life. Fonds contains business and personal correspondence, certificates, licenses, essays, newspaper clippings, diaries, notebooks, and other miscellaneous material. Also included are photographs of Paige's family, work, and travels; lantern slides depicting Japan, Italy, Russia, Siberia, ships, and shipbuilding; and a hand-drawn map of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated in 1990 by Emeline K. Paige, Hutchinson Island, Florida, daughter of James Fraser Paige.
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Some correspondence in Italian and French.
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File lists of textual records available. Item lists available for diaries, notebooks and lantern slides.
Related records may be found in Halifax Industries Ltd. fonds.