Nova Scotia Archives

Lunenburg by the Sea

"Johann Peter Zwicter [Zwicker]…. "

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This as-yet-unidentified item linked to the life of Johann Peter Zwicker is a fine example of calligraphy and illumination, acquired and preserved by Canon Edward A. Harris (d.1931), the Church of England rector in Mahone Bay for 47 years. Harris, a keen student of Lunenburg County history and genealogy, spent years interviewing older inhabitants and collecting documents indicative of the early culture of the ‘Foreign Protestants’. His research files are among the holdings of NS Archives and Records Management, where they continue to help countless family historians solve the riddles of their genealogy.

Date: after 1740

Photographer: artist unknown

Reference no.: Canon E.A. Harris Nova Scotia Archives MG 4 vol. 105 no. 13