Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

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Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

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Fonds

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MS-2-147

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  • 1872 - 1928 (Creation)
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    Harris, Joseph Simpson

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13 cm of textual records

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(1852 - 1934)

Biographical history

Joseph Simpson Harris was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, in 1852 to William Henry Harris and Anne Arnison. He farmed in Pictou County and was later appointed High Sheriff, as were his father and grandfather before him. In 1881 he married Emma Ives, with whom he had five children: William Henry, George, Daniel, Margaret, and Christian. Harris died a widower in 1934.

Custodial history

Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives by Mrs. Clark Long and accessioned in 1971, and by Niels Jannasch in 1973.

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Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.

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  • English

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English

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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 Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.

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