Collection : 1066-1930 ; (predominant 1753-1831).

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LSC .N6U5B4C6
Category: Special Collections
Creator: University College of Cape Breton. Beaton Institute.
Description: 1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm
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            The Collection includes the following sources:

Reverend Ranna Cossit (1744-1815), an Anglican clergyman who came to Cape Breton from New Hampshire, personal papers, 1785-1810;  Captain Cox, farmer and retired military man, memo re conveyance of real estate, n.d.;  Richard Gibbons (1734-1794), first Chief Justice of Cape Breton, letter to Dr. Alex Stewart concerning the medical profession, 1785;  Richard Gibbons' appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, Nova Scotia Regiment of Militia, 1753, and death certificate, 1794; Jonathan Jones (1741-1806), Baddeck's first settler, last will and testament, 1808; William McKinnon, member of the Executive Council and Registrar of Deeds, land grant, 1793;   Allan MacLellan and David Taitt, indenture and mortgage, 1827, 1830;   John Meloney of Sydney to James Muggah, deed, 1831;   John Meloney (1738-1807), appointment as attorney for John Bond and others, 1799;   John Muggah, appointment as Lieutenant in the First or Northern Regiment of Militia of the Island, 1813;  John Muggah, crown lease, 1812;  Richard Gibbons, Jr. from N. Nepean, character reference, 1813;  N. Nepean to Richard Gibbons, Jr, letter, 1814;   John O'Brien to Lieutenant-Governor J.F.W. DesBarres, memorial concerning a land and water lot at Sydney, 1787;   Peters, family history, 1066-1930;   Lt-Colonel John Peters (1740-1793), Queen's Loyal Rangers, a narrative, 1786;  John Storey, land grant on the Sydney River, 1797;  David Taitt, Survey Engineer, land grant at Miree (Mira), 1802.            
Originals: The original records are held by the University College of Cape Breton, Beaton Institute, Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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Electronic Finding Aid Record: University College of Cape Breton. Beaton Institute Collection Document List.pdf
Notes:

The names Xavier College and Cape Bretonia Collection were changed to the University College of Cape Breton and the Beaton Institute in 1974.

Related Material: Researchers may also wish to consult Parish of St. Georges Registers, 1785-1928; and Rev. Ranna Cossit Letter Book, 1785-1789.

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