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Guptill, Dr. Ernest Wilmot

  • Person
  • 1919-1976

Dr. Ernest Wilmot Guptill was born September 5, 1919 to Arthur E. Guptill and Hope Reade at Grand Harbour. He received his early education at the Grand Harbour School. His family moved to Wolfville, N.S. when he and his two siblings were of college age.

Ernest completed his BSc at Acadia University in Wolfville, his MSc at the University of Western Ontario and his PHD in Physics at McGill University in 1946.

He married Miriam MacKay and they had four children: Douglas, Larry, Fred, and Mary. The family moved to Halifax when he was appointed the assistant professor of the Physics Department at Dalhousie University. In 1958 he became the George Monroe professor of Physics and Department Head, serving as head for 10 years. During his 10 years at the department he established a superbly equipped laboratory and gained the admiration of colleagues and students alike. His most important work was in nuclear magnetic resonance, acoustics and low temperature research. But he is probably most remembered by his students as a much loved, respected and creative teacher.

His “Slotted Array” co-invented with W. H. Watson, resulted in nine patents on a radar device now used on commercial vessels. This provided much higher resolution radar which contributed to successes of Allied Air Forces operating in Europe.

Guptill was an experienced sailor who tragically died in a boating accident, 20 March 1976.

Hartland Bridge Company

  • Corporate body
  • 1898 - Unknown

The Hartland Bridge Company was founded in 1898 by a delegation of men from both sides of the St. John river who had petitioned the government to build a bridge at Hartland but were denied. The company sold bonds to fund the building of the bridge, and bridge builder Charles McCormack was elected President of the company and later the superintendent of the building of the Hartland bridge. After construction had finished the company continued to operate, running a toll both on the bridge and conducting and overseeing repairs.

McAndrew Glover, Laura

  • Laura McAndrew Glover Letters and Ephemera
  • Person
  • 1945-1947

Laura McAndrew was born in 1917 to Robert McAndrew and Ellen (possibly Nellie) Morrison. She joined the Canadian Woman's Army Corp (Founded in 1941) and served overseas.
She married Ralph Glover in 1946. They had several children. Laura died in January of 2006, and Ralph died in May 2008.

Smith, John

  • Person
  • 1877-1961

John Smith born in Sussex, NB and was a telegraph operator.

The Lawson Family

  • Lawson Family Postcards
  • Family
  • 1910-1922

A collection of postcards sent to Alice Eliza Lawson from various family members.

Alice Eliza Lawson (Nee Stephen) was born on 6 July 1868 in Gloucester England to Andrew J Stephen and Eliza Layton. She moved to Canada with her family when she was 3 (circa 1871.) Several of her siblings were born in Canada. On 20 June 1888, she married Brunswick Arthur Lawson. They had four children, Andrew William (1889-1916) George Brunswick (1892-1916) Alice Eliza (1896-1970) Lucinda Bella (1901-1974), and Mary Delphina Florence (1908-2002.) Her sons, Andrew and George died months apart in Europe during the First World War. Alice died 20 June 1933, the 45th anniversary of her marriage to Brunswick, who outlived her passing 10 October 1942.