Fonds 0015 - Crane family fonds

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Crane family fonds

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CA MtA 0015

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  • 1805-1913; predominant 1820-1860 (Creation)
    Crane family (Sackville)

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8 cm of textual records
15 photographs
2 watercolours

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(Branch begins in 1785)

Biographical history

William Crane, born in Horton, Nova Scotia, 1785, settled in Sackville, New Brunswick, where he was a merchant. His cousin Charles F. Allison joined him in 1816, and eventually became Crane's partner in a family firm which exported local agricultural produce and imported other commodities. In 1824 Crane was elected to the House of Assembly and served as Speaker to the Provincial Assembly until his death in 1853. He was married twice: first to Susannah D. Roach in 1813 to whom was born a daughter Ruth; second to Eliza Wood in 1838.

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Scope and content

Fonds consists mainly of correspondence between family members including Susan and Rebecca Crane and other women; Cogswell, Crane, Morse genealogical notes; legal documents; clippings; family photographs; watercolors painted by Ruth Roach Crane when she was a schoolgirl in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Fragile, document seals crumbling

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Source unverified


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  • English

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Internal reference no: Accession 7947

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