M. W. Purdy Collection

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M. W. Purdy Collection

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  • Architectural drawing

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89.4.1 to 89.4.34

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  • ? - 1930 (Creation)
    Purdy, Melbourne Wright, 1873-1934

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34 original drawings.
ink on paper.
39 cm x 61 cm each.
several are encapsulated.

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Biographical history

M. W. Purdy was a Nova Scotian carpenter who lived and worked in Cumberland, Cape Breton and Colchester Counties. In the 1881 census he is found in Londonderry, Col. Co.
He drew detailed architectural drawings of homes, furniture and many technical drawings, presumed to be used in his business. He was born in Wallace River to Lewis Purdy and Sarah (Betts) Purdy. He married Adelaide Isabel Stubbert in 1903. He died in Springhill of TB in 1934 at the age of 60 and was buried in Malagash.

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Custodial history is unknown.

Scope and content

Drawings include home and floor plans, elevations, furniture and technical drawings of shapes and perspective.

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Flattened from rolled condition.

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High resolution images are available for a several drawings - contact CHS.

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