Fonds MC84 - George T. Mitton

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George T. Mitton

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CA PANB MC84

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  • 1920-1955 (Creation)
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    Mitton, George Thomas

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4.8 m of textual records

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(1895-1979)

Biographical history

George Thomas Mitton, the son of George Gilmore Mitton and Evangeline Price, was born at Steeves Mountain, Westmorland County, New Brunswick on 21 June 1895. He received his early education in public schools, and later attended Acadia Collegiate Academy and Acadia University. Mitton graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a bachelor of arts degree and a master of arts degree in 1919 and 1921 respectively. He pursued the study of law at Kings College and, in 1921, received his B.C.L. from Harvard University. He married Bessie Ayer Irving in 1934. In the early 1920s George Mitton practised law in Moncton, N.B. Among his early clients was Loundsbury Company Limited. Well-known in Moncton, Mitton was active in the Liberal Party and a member of First United Baptist Church. He died in 1979.

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Prominent People of New Brunswick, 1937

Custodial history

These records were discovered in the attic of a house in Moncton, N.B. formerly occupied by George T. Mitton. The new owner subsequently notified Mr. Mitton that the records had been found.

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This fonds documents the professional activities of George T. Mitton, who practised law for a number of years in Moncton, N.B. It includes 953 files containing correspondence, notes, and legal documents relating to work undertaken on behalf of his clients. These documents pertain to criminal cases, civil suits, the settling of estates, property transactions, divorces, appointments of guardianship, bankruptcies and the settling of debts. The files are arranged alphabetically by name of the client.

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Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick on 15 November 1972 by the new occupant of the Mitton house in Moncton, N.B. with the permission of George T. Mitton.

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