Nova Scotia Horticultural Society fonds

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Nova Scotia Horticultural Society fonds

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CR53

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  • 1854-1874 (Creation)
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    Nova Scotia Horticultural Society

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1 folder of textual records

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Nova Scotia Horticultural SocietyThe Nova Scotia Horticultural Society was established in August of 1836. It was originally established in the western suburbs of the Town of Halifax to create a taste for horticultural on a 5 ½ acre lot of land which was originally part of the Halifax Commons. The land that was set aside was leased for an annual rent. The lessee of the property was William Lahie who had personally spent £400 of the £850 spent until 1845. That year a fire destroyed his hothouse and the Nova Scotia Assembly granted £25 to replace by importation some of the valuable plants lost. The Society was incorporated in 1947. The land was ultimately sold in 1874 to become part of the Halifax Public Gardens.

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Donated by the Nova Scotia Horticultural Society, then transferred from Nova Scotia Archives in April 2011.

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Fonds consists of by-laws, rules and regulations, memoranda, correspondence, including letters from Sir William Young, lists, receipts and a statement of account. The contents of the fonds document the Society's work in promoting gardening in Halifax, their creation of the Public Gardens, and provides history about the challenges faced by the organization, particularly with respect to its financial situation.

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See attached file list.

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Halifax Horticultural Society fonds, Westmoor Horticultural Society fonds

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Several pages have tattered edges.

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