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Samuel Prat family fonds (Accession No. 1990.007-PRA)

Acacia Villa SchoolThe Prat family lived in Wolfville, NS.  They played host to a variety of well-known individuals, including Bliss Carman, Charles G.D. Roberts, and William Inglis Morse.  At the turn of the twentieth century, three of the Prat children--Annie, Minnie, and May--left Wolfville to live and work in New York. These sisters were talented artisans. Annie and May eventually returned to live the Wolfville area.

The records contain family photographs, personal records and watercolours of Annie, personal records of Minnie and May, and records of the Elephant and Primrose Binderies. Most of the records date between 1880 and 1950.

See also “The Prat Sisters: Free Spirits of the 1890s”, an online exhibition from the Nova Scotia Archives, located at: http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/prat/

Original records are held at and available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives.



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Wendy Robicheau
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