Nova Scotia Archives

The Prat Sisters

Free Spirits of the 1890s

"William Henry Chase Sr." (1851-1933)


Chase was born in Port Williams, N.S. He was a successful businessman, whose interests included developing hydro plants in the Annapolis Valley and railway and power systems overseas. He became known as the apple king of Nova Scotia, because of his role in developing the apple industry in the Annapolis Valley. Chase provided the funding for the first Public Archives of Nova Scotia building, which opened in January 1931. Annie Prat was a friend of Chase and his wife, Fanny.
Donated by Dr. Lalia B. Chase, daughter of William and Fanny Chase, in 1975.

Date: January 1911

Format: Watercolour on ivory

Artist: Annie L. Prat

Reference no.: Lalia B. Chase Nova Scotia Archives accession 1975-305 no. 1