Title and statement of responsibility area
Statute Labour books
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Attributions and conjectures: A note on the inside cover of each book written by J.P. Martin (the Town Historian) indicates that the books were found in the City attic and identifies them as probably being statute labour books.
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
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Physical description area
.5 cm of textual records (3 vol.)
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Archival description area
Name of creator
These records were transferred from the City of Dartmouth to the Dartmouth Heritage Museum in 1978. They were transferred to HRM Archives in 2008.
Scope and content
File consists of statute labour books from 1843 to 1844. Statute labour refers to the practice whereby citizens do labour, usually on roads, as part of the payment of municipal taxes. The statute books record the names of the citizens engaged in statute labour, and in some cases give additional details about their payment in lieu of working. There are two books for the year 1844 which appear to be duplicates, but not exactly.
Books are fragile and should be handled with care.