Statistics office correspondence and other material

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  • Microfilmed 1983 (Reproduction)
  • 1842-1877, predominant 1864-1877 (Creation)

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8 microfilm reels

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When federal registration ended in 1877 the Marriage Licence Office, under the Financial Secretary of Nova Scotia, acquired the office files.

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Series forms part of Nova Scotia Deputy Registrar-General fonds and consists of the correspondence of J.M. Cramp, Thomas McCulloch, and others regarding the collection of vital statistics, 1842-1877; requests for appointments as local registrars and issuers, 1864-1877; incoming correspondence from local registrars to Archibald Scott and Thomas Costley, the Secretaries at the office, 1864-1871; documents regarding the remunerations of local registrars and issuers by the counties, 1867-1868; notes and drafts for reports by Scott and Costley, 1864, 1868, 1870-1875; 1871 census correspondence relating primarily to the census of institutions; descriptions of electoral districts and registration districts; and 1866 quarterly returns of records of deaths for parts of Victoria County (1865), Antigonish County (1876), and Guysborough County (1877). Records date mainly from 1864-1877.

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Records transferred by the Deputy Registrar General in 1933 and 1959.

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Microfilm reel Nos.: 15861-15867; and 15906. [Originals are at RG 32, Vols. 1-4 and 87]

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