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James D. Dixon fonds

DATES OF CREATION:
1853-1873

PHYSICAL EXTENT:
6.5 cm of textual records (3 v.)

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
James Dunbar Dixon (1819-1900) was the son of Edward and Mary (Smith) Dixon, Edward being the son of Charles and Susannah (Coates) Dixon, Yorkshire settlers who emigrated to Sackville, New Brunswick in 1772. James D. Dixon married Eunice Black, daughter of George Black of Dorchester. They occupied part of the homestead farm of his father and grandfather. James D. Dixon was appointed Collector of Customs in 1855 and held the office until 1882. He was treasurer for the Sackville and Westmorland Agriculture Society and also connected with the Provincial Board of Agriculture. He took an active interest in agricultural affairs, and was on several occasions a delegate to select stock for importation, on one occasion buying in Ontario several short-horn Durhams for the government, two of which he bought for himself. In 1871 he and others were responsible for the agriculture exhibition held in Sackville and as a result the exhibition property was purchased. In 1877 he retired from the farm, leaving it in the hands of his sons erected a smaller house nearer the town on a portion of his father's property.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
Fonds was in the possession of Jean Dixon, descendant of the creator of the records

SCOPE AND CONTENTS:
Fonds consists of 3 registers containing a record of export duties collected at the Port of Sackville 1853-1873, record of stock purchased and raised by James D. Dixon 1866-1873, and record of merchandise stored and delivered from a warehouse in Sackville, NB 1860-1868

SOURCE OF TITLE:
Title based on the content of the fonds

ACCRUALS:
Not expected

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS:
None known

FINDING AIDS:

IMMEDIATE SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Donated by Jean Dixon, Sackville, NB, and delivered to the Archives by Jim Snowdon, April 10, 1987

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS:
Mount Allison University Archives

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Not available

RELATED RECORDS:
Dixon family fonds is also located in Accessions 6101, 7428, 7818, 8848 and 9909. Further information related to merchandise imported and recorded in 8743/3 is available in 7428

ALL OTHER NOTES:
Not applicable

RETRIEVAL NO.:
8743

REPOSITORY:
Mount Allison University Archives

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS, USE AND REPRODUCTION:
Open for research purposes. Copying and/or publication permitted only with written permission of the Mount Allison University Archives

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