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William Henry Harris fonds
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MS-2-149, SF Box 25, Folders 2-3
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1 cm of textual records (2 folders)
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William Henry Harris was born in 1882, the eldest son of Joseph Simpson Harris and Emma Ives. He was educated at Pictou Academy. Like his father, he was appointed chief returning officer for Pictou, as well as High Sheriff for the county. He also managed an insurance and financial business. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Rotary Club and was secretary of the Sutherland Harris Memorial Hospital Board. He also served on the boards of the Haliburton cemetery and the Pictou Academy Foundation. He passed away in 1965.
The materials were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1971. Prior to that, the records were in the custody of Mrs. Clark Long.
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Fonds comprises correspondence (primarily postcards) relating to Harris's positions as High Sheriff and chief returning officer.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
See also MS-2-147 (Joseph Simpson Harris fonds) for the records of William Henry Harris' father and Letter to William Henry Harris from John Crevar, Liverpool, Nova Scotia (MS-2-148) for an item relevant to his grandfather, also named William Henry Harris.
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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], William Henry Harris fonds, MS-2-149, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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This fonds description comes from the Dalhousie University Archives Catalog. The complete, original description is available there.