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Westmorland County, New Brunswick census collection

DATES OF CREATION:
1803-1834

PHYSICAL EXTENT:
24 leaves of textual records

ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:
The colonial Legislature of New Brunswick required local authorities to submit census returns from time to time. Though these appear to be crude in form, they typically were used to provide aggregate population numbers when published by the Province.

SCOPE AND CONTENTS:
Collection consists of manuscript census records for various communities in the County of Westmorland, New Brunswick, compiled by various individuals on sheets or fragments of paper, mostly a record of names for heads of households, marital status, and numbers of male and/or female children; also some information related to total populations, numbers of houses and public buildings, and racial statistics.

CUSTODIAL HISTORY:
Not known

SOURCE OF TITLE:
Title based on contents of collection

ACCRUALS:
Not expected

ASSOCIATED MATERIALS:
Many other repositories hold other census records, most of which are microfilm copies produced by Library and Archives Canada

FINDING AIDS:
Inventory available at repository

IMMEDIATE SOURCE OF ACQUISITION:
Not known

LANGUAGE:
English

LOCATION OF ORIGINALS:
Mount Allison University Archives

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
Items are ink on paper, in good condition, some wearing, staining, and wrinkling on the edges. At least one item is a transcription. One item was "repaired" sometime in the past.

RELATED RECORDS:
Early manuscript census records are also located in Accessions 0121 and 7001/127. Photocopies of this collection of census records and the census records in Accessions 0121 and 7001/127 are located in Local History files-Census Records.

ALL OTHER NOTES:
Not applicable

RETRIEVAL NO.:
0101

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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