Applications for Purchase and Ungranted Petitions

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Applications for Purchase and Ungranted Petitions

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  • Variations in title: Series formerly 'Petitions', changed July 2018 to better reflect the content.

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  • 1781-1910 (Creation)

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  • 5.2 m of textual records
  • 1 microfilm reel

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Series forms part of Nova Scotia Commissioner of Crown Lands fonds and consists of crown land petitions and applications for land purchase, free land grants, leases, and escheats. Series also includes other petitions and applications (granted and ungranted) and supporting records, such as survey warrants, descriptions, reports, maps, correspondence, and memoranda. Series also includes a letter book of Surveyor Charles Morris, which contains copies of letters sent to Surveyor General John Wentworth from 1784 to 1785.

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Some records transferred from the N.S. Dept. of Lands and Forests in 1963.


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Original letter book of Morris held by the Crown Lands Record Centre, N.S. Dept. of Natural Resources. RG 20, Series 'C', Vols. 50, 156, 158a, 166d, 171a, 172(a, c, and d), 174(a and d), 184 (a, d, and e), 184f; RG 20, Series 'E', Vols. 1-40 use microfilm reel 15802-15820; RG 20, Series 'U', Vols. 1-8 use microfilm reel 15821-15823; and microfilm reel 1305

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Volumes show range of petition numbers on each box.

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