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Order of Procedure for New Ross Centennial Celebration
Date: 7 August 1916
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 33 x 21 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item M22

Note: Item discusses the order of events that will take place at the New Ross Centennial Celebration. The event was scheduled to start at one in the afternoon and finish after eight in the evening.


Deed for the Isaac Lantz Mill at New Ross
Date: 10 December 1920
Extent: 2 pages of textual records with seal affixed; 33 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item M23

Note: Item discusses a deed of mill made to Isaac Lantz of New Ross in the County of Lunenburg, from members of a committee from Chester and Glengarry of New Ross. The mill was to be situated on the western side of the road leading from New Ross to Chester on the banks of the Gold River. The committee had agreed to assist Isaac in building the mill; document goes on to describe conditions of that help. (both pages of said document are torn in half, one had been taped together but the tape has lost adhesiveness, at some point the pages were kept together with a paper clip which has rusted on the documents, the seal is affixed on the second page).


Commission from Sir Colin Campbell, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia to Edward I Ross ESQ., Sherbrook
Date: 18 June 1839
Extent: 1 page of textual records (laminated); 42 x 26 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 1

Note: Item discusses the appointment of Edward I. Ross to the position of one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Lunenburg. Note: item has been laminated.


Indenture between Edward Ross and Moses Peppy
Date: 1 October 1846
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 41 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 2

Note: Item discusses an indenture between Edward Ross and Moses and Anne Peppy, of Sherbrook in the County of Lunenburg; the indenture was for 20 pounds for a parcel of land. Notation on the second page that Anne Moses appealed to Edward Ross to forfeit any claim she might have on the land in the future.


Letter from William Scott to Edward Ross
Date: 5 April 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 25 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 3

Note: Item discusses the acknowledgement of receipt of a gift, discusses the poor state of the people in the city of Pelquin. Scott mentions naming his "little fellow" after Ross; goes on to discuss other personal news. Note: the hard copy notes for these records list the date as being 14 January 1853, but it is clearly 5 April 1853.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 18-
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 12 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 4

Note: Item discusses various details on personal news about people staying throughout the summer; mentions Doctor Jamison going down to the River. Also mentions the progress of farm work. Note: letter is torn; part of it is missing, also stained.


Letter from James Smith to Edward Ross
Date: 16 March 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 5

Note: Item discusses a reply to things Edward Ross had written about; person items; hopes that his business will be successful and extends an invitation to visit New York if he finds it convenient. Note: letter has been written by cross writing and is stained in several areas making legibility difficult.


Letter to Edward Ross
Date: 24 March 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 23 x 37 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 6

Note: Item discusses a variety of personal news; writer sends her thanks for a box of items and for news of friends. Note: Letter is damaged and stained, with a piece of the letter being torn out.


Letter from Edward Robinson to Edward Ross
Date: 21 April 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 7

Note: Item discusses a request from Edward Robinson for a bill for the clocks and the bill of ledgers that he had forgotten to get before. Also provides some information about business and travel news.


Letter from Edward Ross to J. D. Wade ESQ
Date: 19 May 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 8

Note: Item discusses two accounts which Edward Ross wishes to have collected as soon as possible if the parties are able to pay. Ross suggests to Wade that it might be advisable to write to these individuals to get them to acknowledge the debt. Ross mentions that a Tobin had behaved very badly, and that Ross hopes to hear from Wade soon regarding these matters. Note: letter stained slightly on left hand side.


Letter from Charles Dewolfe to Edward Ross
Date: 18 August 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 27 x 41 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 9

Note: Item discusses some difficulties in finding employment; Dewolfe mentions to Ross that his idea to get J. Dewolfe to do something for him is not a good idea as "he is not the man to do for any person, do not mention this to any other person but my opinion is that he would do nothing but that which helps himself". Dewolfe mentions other mutual acquaintances, the weather in New York. He mentions Mrs. Ross being ill and other personal news.


Letter from A.H. Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 12 February 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 10

Note: Item discusses how A.H. Ross's family has been very sick with colds; writing the letter not because A.H. has any news but that they wanted to let Edward know that they were alive. Enclosed in the letter were a few verses by Sam Chipman, although A.H is not convinced Edward will be able to read them since the spelling is poor.


Letter from A.E.C. Wells to Edward Ross
Date: 9 March 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 21 x 26 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 11

Note: Item discusses a ship that was sailing for Boston which gave Wells the opportunity to send a parcel to Ross that they had for some time. Wells was glad to hear from Ross and Maria, and says that Maria must be growing accustomed to city life; mentions that Ross should receive a letter from his mother.


Letter from Samuel Chipman to Timothy Barnaby
Date: 25 March 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 26 x 21 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 12

Note: Item discusses the death of Old Major Wells, Chipman explains the need to have a Commanding Officer of the Regiment and offers the job to Barnaby if he is interested.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 18 December 1853
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 13

Note: Item discusses George Ross going to visit the Clark's who were leaving for Boston on board the Packet, they were uncomfortably packed in a cabin. Mentions that Clark wanted to go into business with Edward but George warns Edward that Clark would probably "take the sleeve off of you or any other person". He mentions the prospect of the two brothers going into business together. George explains the "reports" of him in relation to a certain young Lady in Cornwallis, he explains that there is no cause for such report but confesses that he may "have paid her a little more attention than I should have done" but says that she would not make him a very good wife. Discusses his prospects of marrying in Sherbrook, in particular mentions a young lady named Sarah who is pretty and has a good disposition. Mentions plans for Christmas and other plans. Note: letter is torn and stained in a few areas.


Letter from John Nicholson to Edward Ross
Date: 5 April 1859
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 14

Note: Item discusses Nicholson's regrets on hearing that Edward Ross's nephew Edward Keens had died. Nicholson send good wishes to Mrs. Ross who is thought well if by "little Maria". Nicholson says that his constitution has not fully recovered and goes on to discuss the health of his family. Note: letter is stained on the front and back.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 20 June 1854
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 19 x 31 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 15

Note: Item discusses George having to write a will for Old Sheffers the day before he died; George goes on to describe a man named Sproule buried. George explains the Sproule was an Englishman by birth who taught at school behind Annapolis Road, and that "he was one of the unfortunate fellows that fell victim to drink, he had not a relative this side of the water to mourn his loss". Discusses having visitors at the house, but explains that there is still plenty of room if Edward wants to visit.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 14 January 1861
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 18 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 16

Note: Item discusses George's trip to Lunenburg, discusses how pleasant the trip was and how well he was treated. Note: Some of the document is missing, back page was half torn, also stained.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 9 July 1872
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 15 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 17

Note: Item discusses an interview that George Ross had with Ben Calkins, who declined to provide an answer on whether or not he would lend money for "this place". George asks Edward to please remember to take a stroll around the area and describe the advantages of living there. George hopes that Calkins will not go see the place while it has it's "holiday attire" on.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 14 July 1862
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 13 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 18

Note: Item discusses George sending a piece of veal the following day to Edward and hope that it reaches him safe; discusses borders being away the previous week, and going to travel while they are gone. George mentions a "catastrophe" of John Lewis and Albert Corkum drowning; the two men had gone swimming after work and Corkum went out to far and did not know how to swim. Lewis drowned trying to save Corkum. Discusses the widow (does not mention name) who has 15 under aged children; discusses taking up a collection for the family at church. George mentions that he has not heard from Calkins, and is looking for someone else to give an advance on the house.


Letter from Charlotte Hunter to Edward Ross
Date: 23 October 1863
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 19

Note: Item discusses Charlotte's mother using her influence on Doctor Brown to obtain an office for John. Charlotte expresses hope to see Edward, which will happen as soon as the potatoes are in. Note: letter on thick paper with black border on front.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 5 June 1865
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 20

Note: Item discusses Doctor Robertson giving a lecture on the Union of the Provinces, but no one attended. George expresses annoyance with the borders as it is making his house crowded.


Letter from George Ross to Edward Ross
Date: 29 August 1865
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 16 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 21

Note: Item discusses contents from a letter from Edward; George says "your letter nearly made me feel sad and how to advise you best." George explains that he is not sure whether Edward should move to Canning or not and expresses regret that Maria is ill.


Letter from Elisha Barnaby to Edward Ross
Date: 13 April 1866
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 15 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 22

Note: Item discusses Elisha acknowledging that the fences need to be taken care of, and asks for any tasks that need to be done.


Letter from R.D. Clark (et fils) to Edward Ross
Date: 22 October 1866
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 2 8 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 795 item 23

Note: Item discusses a strongly worded reminder that Edward needs to either see Clark on Edward's return to the country or to return the furniture for sale. Clark says he will issue proceedings if the matter is not addressed by the following Wednesday.

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