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Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 5 July 1819?
Extent: 2 pages of textual records; 23 x 36 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 50

Note: Item discusses Ross's grants and possible sale of land; comments in Mr. Gray's case, "a worthless fellow"; comments on Mr. Zwicker, "a vagabond kind of fellow"; Lord Dalhousie does not want Sherbrooke made into a township; Tinaker, one of Colonel Beresford's men, is to have another lot; personal news and comments; Admiral Griffiths will visit Ross in the autumn.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 4 September 1819
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 23 x 36 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 51

Note: Item advises grants for Sherbrooke cannot be made yet as the original documents are imperfect; additional 100 acre lots are to be provided for those worthy, on Ross's discretion; directions for completing documents re: land.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 17 November 1819
Extent: 2 pages of textual records; 23 x 36 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 52

Note: Item discusses bad weather encountered by Ross on trip to Horton; possibility of road between Sherbrooke and Horton mentioned; information re £100 financial arrangement between Darling and Ross; mentions land arrangements, survey work being carried out by Major Smyth in Dalhousie area; discussion of Lord Dalhousie's possible successor- Darling will put in a good word for Ross; Darling sees little chance of Ross securing anything more than his half-pay pension; the appointment which Ross was interested in Windsor will probably go to someone else; Ross must see about pensions for his men; some personal family news mentions of land granted at Mount Uniacke; naval hospital burnt to the ground recently; mention of Mr. Etter and the mills at Sherbrooke.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 23 December 1819
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 23 x 36 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 53

Note: Item discusses that Ross's grant has been passed, has Lord Dalhousie's signature; Darling hopes to include it in the letter mention of Lot Church; mentions militia problem again; he is glad that Ross has received Ribbin, although his business will be inconvenient; mentions problem of £100 again.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 2 June ca. 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 24 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 54

Note: Item discusses the farewell; mentions that six dollars were left with Howe; Sir James Kempt arrived in the morning; Darling is to set sail on Sunday, June 4th for Quebec.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: ca. 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 23 x 38 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 55

Note: Item discusses the question of Mr. Gray being confirmed in his land and pages the matter to Ross's discretion; Lord Dalhousie has no objection to Mrs. Gray's receiving a proportion of blankets for herself and her children; requests list of people to receive lands, with their Christian names and number of acres entitled, according to rank; the death of the Duke of Richmond may send Darling to Canada soon.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 1 February 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 23 x 37 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 56

Note: Item discusses that Ross's grant has passed and will be forwarded shortly in a tin box; he is surprised at Ross's impatience to receive the grant now that it has been passed; he will probably leave for Canada in June; Johnson, Shaw and Smith are to be given land and tools, but no blankets for new children- the government will not allow this kind of waste.; he has heard nothing of Dr. Fenton's ? intentions to settle in Sherbrooke, and doubts anyone could stand a practice there; agreement re: schoolhouse may have been mislaid; schoolhouse should be completed by now; question of David Gogan ? receiving land, along with several other new settlers; Mr. Crandle has charged the government for storage of provisions at Chester, although Darling had been "led to believe that he was too good a fellow to expect anything"- something will be granted to him by Lord Dalhousie; some personal news.


Letter from H. Darling to William Ross
Date: 26 April 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 38 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 57

Note: Item discusses provisions being shipped; also some clover seed; he thinks a plough would "be useless in the present state of your territories'; Mr. Baggs ? is to get a pair of blankets, the nails are for Ross, but the other supplies are to be kept intact for emergency use; mention of money paid by Mr. Wallace on the schoolhouse; Lord Dalhousie will not neglect money for the public road; he will not interfere with question of rank in militia; Assembly have not agreed with Lord Dalhousie on question of Inspectors; he would send a couple of barrels of flour to Ross if he could afford them- "which in my humble opinion would be of more use to you than a pianofortes".


Letter from R. U. Howe to Captain Ross
Date: 1 June 1820?
Extent: 2 pages of textual records; 23 x 37 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 58

Note: Item advises that Howe is the new Military Secretary; his first act has been to send Ross a supply of paper; mentions preparations for Lord Dalhousie's departure; Colonel Darling has called upon him for £5, the price of the poney?.


Letter from Mrs. Darling to Mr. Ross
Date: 1 June 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 25 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 59

Note: Item expresses Mrs. Darling's thanks to Mr. Ross for the letter and gift of earrings; mentions preparations for departure.


Commissions from Sir James Kempt to William Ross
Date: 5 June 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 33 x 40 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 60

Note: Item discusses a grant of £25 to repair the road from Joseph Gates near Gold River, to Thomas Brown's, at Lot No. 40, Sherbrooke settlement.


Letter from C. Charles Morris to Captain Ross
Date: 18 August 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 21 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 61

Note: Item discusses the question over the actual boundaries of a particular improved lot.


Grant from Rupert D. George, Provincial Secretary to Private William Shepperins
Date: 22 February 1822
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 33 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 62

Note: Item discusses the grant of 200 acres to Private William Shepperins; part of a confirmed grant of 6, 900 acres to certain military settlers.


Indenture between Moses Pippy, Sherbrooke, and his wife Ann, and Edward I. Ross, ESQ., Sherbrooke
Date: 1 October 1846
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 22 x 36 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 63

Note: Item discusses that for £20 Pippy and his wife sell to Ross a piece of land in Sherbrooke, 100 acres, lot no. 6 in division II, north side of Annapolis Road.


Letter from the Bishop of Nova Scotia to Church Wardens of New Ross
Date: 26 May 1874
Extent: 1 page of textual records with seal affixed; 23 x 18 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 64

Note: Item discusses the Church Wardens being responsible to take care of the Bishop's property in New Ross. Note: Actually 68, but labeled on document as 64.


Letter from Lara ? to her aunt
Date: 26 January 1879
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 16 x 26 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 65

Note: Item discusses Lara's ? boredom in New Ross, as it was Monday and she had nothing to look forward to in the week, she mentions hoping that life will not always be like it is presently. Discusses visiting Dalhousie the previous day and missing the service held at the church; she asks her aunt to write her a long letter as she loves to receive post. She also asks that her uncle would write to her, but says she will not write back as "I know he would not care for my foolish letters".


Letter from someone in Boston
Date: 2 July 1879
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 16 x 20 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 66

Note: Item discusses the writer as receiving the recipient's letter previously, and was pleased by it. The writer is anxious about an upcoming event as he "dread strangers company"; mentions getting to spend time with Sadie; mentions that George is going to write to the recipient also. Note: letter is faded to the point that little of the text remains legible.


Letter from someone in Boston to Maria
Date: 24 February ? 1880
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 20 x 25 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 67

Note: Item discusses the writer thanking Aunt Maria for her kind letter and "lovely" paper; writer expresses sympathy for Maria who had been ill and wishes she could have been able to help. Mentions that her family has had a great deal of illness, speculates that her father has consumption because he is ill and has lost a great deal of weight. Mentions that Robert has also been ill, but is taking the medicine the doctor prescribed and feels a little better from it.


Letter from E. Flein ? to Mrs. Ross
Date: 15 October 1880
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 21 x 27 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 68

Note: Item discusses a request to give George and Eliza her love when Mrs. Ross sees them next (letter is faded and almost illegible).


Letter from Sophy ?
Date: 16 October 1882
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 22 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 69

Note: Note: Letter is faded and only a few words remain legible- Liverpool, Christmas, George, compelled and a few others.


Letter
Date: 18-
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 23 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 70

Note: Note: Item is faded and torn, the date, writer, recipient and contents are illegible.


Letter from Reverend D. C. Moore to several recipients
Date: 1820
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 18 x 22 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item 71

Note: Item discusses the situation of a woman named Ella and her situation of having four "fatherless" children. Asks the recipients to thank Albert for his note and blesses all of the recipients.


Book of the Minutes for Sherbrooke
Date: 1857 - 1920
Extent: 1 book of textual records; 27 x 21 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item M1

Note: Item discusses the meetings that occurred in Sherbrooke concerning the Poor relief for the area of New Ross. The currency in the book begins with pounds but the later entries are for dollars (many of the pages are loose in the book, and there are some loose papers that were placed in the book).


Commission from John Bazalgette, Administrator of the Government, to George Ross, ESQ., Sherbrooke
Date: 3 April 1852
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 50 x 38 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item M2

Note: Item discusses the appointment as a Justice of the Peace for Lunenburg County; signed by Joseph Howe. Note: There are two numbers written on document M3 (a) and M2. Also a Photostat duplicate of this item labeled as M. 3 (b). Note: On hardcopy this description is given number 64, but actually is M2.


Petition from the Inhabitants of Sherbrooke to the Honorable House of the Assembly
Date: 21 December 1852
Extent: 1 page of textual records; 24 x 38 cm.
Reference: Ross Family Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 794 item M2

Note: Item discusses several complaints made by the Inhabitants of Sherbrooke in the County of Lunenburg. The first complaint is that the inhabitants have been suffering great inconveniences from not having a postal envoy. Suggest that because there is a road between Chester and Kentville that there should be mail officer located in Sherbrooke; suggests that the mail should run once a week. The second complaint is in regards to the poor state of the road that runs from Sherbrooke to Chester, and if the road continues to be neglected it will become impassable. The third complaint was made in regards to the poor road condition from Chester Basin to Kentville; and if this "road was rendered passable it would be the channel of a constant stream of travel". Note at the end of the letter to George about sending some newspapers to him to amuse him over Christmas.

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