Fonds - William M. Nelson fonds

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William M. Nelson fonds

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  • 1906-[1960?] (Creation)

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40 cm of textual records

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Custodial history

Records were rescued from Nelson's shed on Maple Avenue, Tatamagouche in 1985 by Anna Hamilton, following his death.

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Fonds consists of reports and correspondence regarding the Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital; clippings regarding the history, people and events of Tatamagouche; his will; notices and publications regarding the Presbyterian Church and Women's Society; personal and job related correspondence; documents regarding the settling of estates, including that of his father; records of the Farmers' Commercial Union; correspondence written by Nelson while serving over-seas during World War I; and correspondence regarding his time as Chief Observer in the Aircraft Detection Corps for the Tatamagouche area. Also contained are 6 ledgers used to record legal services rendered, 6 cash books, 3 day books, 2 legal diaries and a ledger regarding the sales of the magazine The Dalhousian. Also contained is a note book for services rendered, such as mortgages and deeds, 1906-1907, probably kept by Nelson while working as a legal clerk.

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MG1, Vol. 19. Ledgers, diaries, day books and cash books can be found with the business records on in the back closet.

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See also the Farmers' Commercial Union fonds and the David Nelson fonds.

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