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Call Number: MIC-Loyalist FC LFR .W5P4C6
Name: Wiswall, Peleg, 1762-1836.
Title: Correspondence : 1777-1887.
Description: 2 microfilm reels of textual records (2 volumes) ; 35 mm.
Peleg Wiswall, the son of Rev. John Wiswall, was born in Falmouth, Maine. He became a successful lawyer and served as a member of the House of Assembly for Annapolis County from 1812-1816. In 1816 he was elevated to the bench and became associate judge of the Supreme Court. He served in this capacity until his death.
The correspondence includes the following: T.C. Haliburton to Peleg Wiswall regarding his work in progress, An Historical, Geographical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia; Samuel Salter Blowers, judicial matters; Brenton Haliburton, personal and circuit business; Judge Lewis Wilkins, personal and business matters; Abbe Sigogne, the Indian settlement at Bear River; bonds and other documents concerning privateering; J. Stewart, the judicial system in Nova Scotia; and S.B. Robie, personal matters. There is also a large section of over two hundred items of correspondence from numerous individuals on almost as many topics and they range in time from 1780 to 1837.
Originals: The original records are held by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.
PANS MG 1, vols. 979 980.
A detailed content report is found at the beginning of reel 1. The content report and a microfilm shelf list are available in print.
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The note on the reel indicating that the reel is ending should be disregarded; more information follows.

The Loyalist Collection is located within the Microforms Department at the Harriet Irving Library.

Last update: 2012/12
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