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The Pullen Map Collection
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- Cartographic material
- Graphic material
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[ca. 1740] -  (Creation)
- Pullen, H.F. (Hugh Francis), 1905-1983
Physical description area
14 maps and charts. - 1 illustration
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Name of creator
Hugh Francis Pullen was born 9 July 1905 at Oakville, Ont. and entered the Royal Naval College at Esquimalt, B.C. in 1920. He spent two years at sea with the Canadian Pacific Steamships and rejoined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1924. In 1944 he received the Order of the British Empire for his services while commanding a convoy escort group. He retired from the navy in 1960, his last appointment as flag officer Atlantic Coast, Maritime commander Atlantic, and commander Atlantic Sub-Area (NATO), 1957-1960. Rear-Admiral Pullen held executive positions in several voluntary organizations such as the United Appeal, The Royal Commonwealth Society, The Royal Life-Saving Society of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Society, and the Anglican Church of Canada. In 1960 he was chairman for the World Refugee Campaign in Nova Scotia, and also served as a member of the National Council of the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards, 1963-1969. Pullen was awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) and the Canadian Forces Decoration (C.D.) for his services.
Pullen was a co-founder of the Maritime Museum of Canada in 1948 (now Maritime Museum of the Atlantic), and was a member of the Advisory Council of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Halifax Grammar School. He was also first commodore of the Nova Scotia Schooner Association and a member of the Society for Nautical Research and the Navy Records Society. He was the author of several books and articles on Maritime history. Among his best known works are 'Atlantic Schooners' (1967), 'The Shannon and the Chesapeake' (1970), and 'The Pullen Expedition' (1979), for which he won the John Lyman Book Award in 1980 from the North American Society for Oceanic History. H.F. Pullen died 4 May 1983 in England. He was married to Helen (MacKean); they had seven children.
Collection was in the custody of Hugh Francis Pullen until it was donated to Dalhousie University in 2005 (accession 2005-048).
Scope and content
Collection contains fourteen maps and charts and one illustration. The materials were collected over many years by Hugh Francis Pullen.
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- Multiple Languages
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Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Nova Scotia Archives has a H.F. Pullen fonds. See MG 1, vol. 2526-2590. The National Defence Headquarters Directorate of History and Heritage has a Hugh F. Pullen fonds (71/115). Library and Archives Canada has a Hugh Francis Pullen collection [graphic material] and various other records created by or related to Pullen.
Further accruals are not expected.
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This collection description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.