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Sample Documents

Account of Darby Cronin with Ambrose Haight

Account of Darby Cronin

Account of Darby Cronin with Ambrose Haight, 1802–1805, with reference to schooner “High Binney” (Hibernia). Darby Cronin owned a 1/3 share of the Hibernia.




Complaint against Thomas Hanley


Complaint made 21 July 1807 by Darby Cronin against Thomas Hanley. Hanley was witnessed threatening Cronin with a loaded musket and bayonet. He was also heard to say he would guide American privateers into Digby Gut and help in the slaughter of Granville’s residents.





Sample Contract

A document dated 24 February 1848 between David and Abraham Lent of Clements and Cornelius Ryder also of Clements, whereby the Lents were contracted for the construction of a 130 ton vessel. Mr. Ryder was responsible for anchors, rigging, pumps and paint, for which he received a half share of the vessel.




Cooper John Phillips

Account of several Granville residents doing business with cooper John Phillips, 1820–1824. Reference to numerous types of specialized barrels made by Phillips.

Cyphering Book

Cyphering Book

A page from the cyphering book of Joseph Edward Shaw, student at Albion Vale Academy 1841, Andrew Henderson Headmaster.





Indenture for the Sale of a Slave

Indenture for the Sale of a Slave

An indenture dated 6 October 1804, for the sale of a negro slave girl named “Percilla” aged eight years and four months by the executors of the estate of Robert Dickson Esq. to William Robertson, Merchant, all of Annapolis Royal.





Letter to Patrick Condon

Letter dated 15 September 1807 Charleville (County Cork, Ireland) to Patrick Condon from his sister, Mary Linehan. Patrick Condon was an early settler of Bayview, Digby County.

Jacob Bailey Letterbook

Jacob Bailey Letterbook

From the letterbook of Rev. Jacob Bailey, Loyalist refugee to Annapolis Royal and early rector of St. Luke’s Anglican Church, a letter dated 29 Dec. 1755, to John Adams, a classmate at Harvard and later second President of the United States.