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Joseph Simpson Arnison fonds
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MS-2-137, SF Box 19, Folder 8; SF Box 27, Folders 1-2
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32 pages (3 folders)
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Joseph Simpson Arnison was born in 1820 in Westward, Cumbria, England to Thomas John Arnison and Nancy Ann Simpson. The family emigrated to Pictou, Nova Scotia ca. 1820, where Thomas was part owner of the Eastern Stage Coach Company. In 1855 Joseph returned to Newcastle, England and married Isabella Coulson Natusin. By 1861 they had three daughters (Isabella, Anne Harris, and Margaret Wilson) and an infant son, Joseph Naters Arnison. A second son, Ralph Naters Arnison, died in 1867. Joseph was a glass manufacturer at the Newcastle Flint Glass Works, which was dissolved in 1874. He also ran the Sandyford Brewery until 1887 and operated an export business, shipping goods to a store he owned in Pictou, which he sought to sell in 1865. He passed away in Newcastle in July 1892.
The materials were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Mrs. Clark Long.
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Fonds consists of promissary notes, an order from David M. Lead to Charles Irving, and cheques. These materials date between 1858 to 1879. The fonds also contains agreements from 1863 to 1876 as well as business correspondence.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Further accruals are not expected.
Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Joseph Simpson Arnison fonds, MS-2-137, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.