Fonds 0002 - Israel Longworth fonds

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Israel Longworth fonds

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CA MtA 0002

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  • [1846?-1901?] (Creation)
    Longworth, Israel

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79.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Israel Longworth, esquire, was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 14 April 1835. He was a student at the Mount Allison Male Academy, from 1850 to 1852. In 1857 he began the study of law with the late Sir Adams G. Archibald and was admitted to practice in 1861. From then on, he successfully practiced law in Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia. Mr. Longworth had a interest in local history and was a supporter of the Methodist Church. He died at his home in Truro, Nova Scotia, 19 March 1902.

Custodial history

In 1902, through the efforts of R.C. Archibald, Marion Longworth MacDonald donated her fathers papers to her alma mater, the Mount Allison Ladies' College. Sometime during the next 50 years, the documents were probably arranged by library staff or Dr. Archibald, and pasted into scrapbooks.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of manuscripts and historical documents pertaining to the Archibald and Longworth families, and Colchester County, Nova Scotia, towns religious groups and family genealogies. Also, included are addresses and lectures by Mr. Longworth, Longworth and Archibald legal and business documents, and a collection of newspapers and journals.

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Originals are fragile

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  • English

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The fonds was microfilmed in 1985 (5 reels). The microfilm is also available at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.

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Researchers must use the microfilm copy

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Internal reference no: Accession 0201

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