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John Wiswall fonds (Accession No. 1900.008-WIS)

John Wiswall fondsItem is a journal, dated between 1771 and 1821, that is divided into two sections. In the journal, Wiswall outlines the losses he suffered because of his loyalty to the Crown; he writes about the construction of church buildings, the clearing and planting of Glebe land, and the help received from his parishioners in Cornwallis, Horton, Aylesford and Wilmot, NS; and, he provides genealogical information about his family.

See also "The Rev. John Wiswall, M.A., loyalist" by E.M. Saunders [MFICHE FC5 .C5 no.76031]

Related records located at the Nova Scotia Archives: the 1808 and 1809 issues of Theophrastus' Almanacks of Nova-Scotia Calendars, on the blank pages of which Wiswall wrote meteorological observations. These have been transcribed and published as number 12 in the Bulletins of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia series, titled Glimpses of Nova Scotia, 1807-24, edited by C. B. Fergusson (Halifax, 1957)

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



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