Collection MS-2-779 - The George Robertson Collection

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The George Robertson Collection

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CA NSHDA MS-2-779

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  • 1750-1871 (Creation)
    Creator
    Robertson, George

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14 pages of textual records (6 folders)

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George Robertson received his law degree from Harvard in 1946. He was a law professor at Dalhousie University, and counsel at the McInnes Cooper Robertson law firm in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Robertson was appointed to the Queen's Council. He died on November 22. 2000.

Custodial history

Collection was donated by the Estate of Shirley E. Robertson.

Scope and content

Collection consists of letters, legal documents, and a bill of lading, dating from the 1800s and early 1900s. One of the letters was sent to Joseph Howe, and one of the legal documents concerns land that was set aside for the "Maroons."

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Feb. 14, 2014

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This collection description comes from the <a href="http://findingaids.library.dal.ca/">Dalhousie University Archives Catalog</a>. The complete, original description is available there.

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