Nova Scotia Archives

African Nova Scotians

in the Age of Slavery and Abolition


James R. Johnston (1876-1915)

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Johnston graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 1898 and became a well-known attorney at Halifax. In 1909 he was hired by one of Barbara Cuffy's descendants to research the Cuffy property at Liverpool. Barbara Cuffy was the only black person among the original proprietors of Liverpool township (1764).

Date: [ca. 1898]

Photographer: Notman Studio

Reference no.: Notman Studio  Nova Scotia Archives  acc. no. 1983-310/2573