Fonds - William Henry Harris fonds

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William Henry Harris fonds

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0.5 cm of textual records

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William Henry Harris was born in 1805 at Pictou, Nova Scotia, the son of John Harris. He married Anne Arnison and the couple had 2 children; George S. (1838-1885) and Thomas Arnison (1849-1869). In 1856 William was appointed coroner in Pictou County, and a year later was appointed High Sheriff, following the retirement of his father. In 1874 he was appointed by the Provincial Government to be Presiding Officer for the first Municipal election for the new Town of Pictou. In August 1882 Harris began publishing The Pictou News. However by December of 1882 Harris became ill and had to transfer his business to Charles MacDonald and W.D. Taunton. Harris died at Pictou 1 August 1883 and his wife Anne died in 1889.

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Fonds consists of personal and business letters and accounts.

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Related records can be found in the John W. Harris fonds and the J. Sim Harris fonds.

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