W. Frederick Donkin fonds

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W. Frederick Donkin fonds

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  • 1882-1917 (Creation)
    Donkin, W. Frederick

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  • 30 cm of textual records
  • 2 drawings

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W. Frederick Donkin, of Amherst, Nova Scotia, worked as a lawyer, insurance agent, town clerk and treasurer, and real estate agent. He was an agent for the Provident Mutual Association and the North American Life Assurance Agent. In 1890, he became clerk and treasurer for the Town of Amherst. In 1907, Donkin became the president of the Canadian Beverages Co. Ltd. He was a member of the Trinity United Church, acted as Chairman of the Investigating Committee for the Mason's Acacia Lodge and was a member of numerous local organizations.

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The Donkin records were originally part of the Hector Grimely estate.

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records created and/or used by Donkin while he was Town clerk, a lawyer, and an insurance agent. The Town records consist of Cumberland County Court case records, which contain such items as summons and decisions, Municipal or Police Court Records, and Magistrates Court records. Records of the Town also include correspondence regarding the mayor, Returned Soldiers Employment Committee, Temperance, Amherst Fire Company, and communication with councilors and the mayor. Some Town financial records are also included in this fonds. Records regarding Donkin's positions with the North American Life Assurance Company and the Provident Mutual Association include policy information and correspondence. Some correspondence and other records related to his law practice are also included.

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They were donated to the CCMA in 1979 by the Christ Church Corporation.


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43 related photographs and negatives are located in the photograph collection.

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