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Albert Almon fonds
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1912-1960, predominant 1950-1956 (Creation)
- Almon, Albert
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3.5 cm of textual records
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Albert Almon was born at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1872. He married and had five children: Patrick, Joseph, Cleophas, Mary and Annie. Almon was a self-taught plumber and owned his own business in Glace Bay. An amateur historian, he earned him an honorary Masters of Arts degree from St. Francis Xavier University and recognition from Pope Pius XII. He died in 1960.
Presented by Albert Almon in 1977 and by Msgr. Patrick J. Nicholson in 1979.
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Fonds consists of correspondence and papers related to the Fortress of Louisbourg site and to the authenticity of a painting of Louis IX, King of France; The Dream city of America (booklet); The Crescent and the Cross (essay); Unwelcome Guests of Cape Breton (the story of the convicts abandoned at Main-a-Dieu); a narrative of Baroness de St. Castine; clippings of articles by and about Almon, and pictures drawn by Almon.
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See also: MG 12.65 A13a1 Burchell Family; MG 12.170 2 H. H. Simpson; MG 12.154 4f and 4g. Related material can be found in the Beaton Institute B&G files, scrapbooks, maps, and pamphlets.
Further accruals are not expected.