Phyllis R. Blakeley correspondence

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Phyllis R. Blakeley correspondence

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  • 1946-1984 (Creation)
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    Blakeley, Phyllis R., 1922-1986

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4.1 m of textual records

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(1922-1986)

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Phyllis R. Blakeley was born in Halifax, N.S., on 2 August 1922, the daughter of Cecil Pearson Blakeley and Clara Amanda McLearn. She received a BA (1942) and MA (1945) from Dalhousie University. She taught briefly at Alexandra School in Halifax and joined the staff of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia as a research assistant in 1945. She served as Assistant Provincial Archivist, 1959-1977; Associate Provincial Archivist, 1977-1981; and Provincial Archivist, 1982-1985. She received an honourary LLD from Dalhousie University in 1977, was a member of the Order of Canada (1978) and a Fellow of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society (1979). She wrote extensively under her own name, as well as under her early pseudonym, Ruth Blake. Phyllis Blakeley died in Halifax on 25 October 1986.

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Subseries forms part of Provincial archivist's correspondence and other material series and consists of correspondence relating to reference inquiries concerning archival holdings and Nova Scotia history. Subseries is arranged chronologically.

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Was entered in "inventory system" as series list 1272.1

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RG 53, vol. 95-110

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