Fonds MG 12.17 - Dougald Robert Boyle fonds

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Dougald Robert Boyle fonds

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MG 12.17

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  • 1847-1964 (Creation)
    Boyle, Dougald Robert

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10 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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Dougald Robert Boyle was born 10 September 1847 at Glenora Falls, Nova Scotia, the son of Scottish immigrants. He took his first teaching position at Port Hood ca. 1868 and later taught at West Arichat. Boyle married Mary Anne Tyrrell in 1872 and the couple had eleven children. Following teaching, Boyle was appointed Fishery Officer and Stipendiary Magistrate for Richmond County. He held these positions until 1911. Boyle was also active in community affairs, such a pressing for the Lennox Passage Bridge, improvements at Petit de Grat and for a rail line running between MacIntyre's Lake and Arichat. Boyle died in 1914.

Custodial history

Records were donated by Boyle's son Thomas A. Boyle in 1977; Evelyn Garbary of Wolfville in 1980; and granddaughter Romayne Waye in 2000.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of personal diaries, records related to his teaching career, a scrapbook, clippings, Boyle family genealogical notes, and Boyle family deeds.

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Many of the pages are fragile and frayed. The diary and clippings have been copied.

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Records are in no apparent order.

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  • English

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Researchers must use copy of diary.

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File list is available: MG 12.17 []

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See also: Land grant to Alex McEachen, biography of Dougald R. Boyle, obituaries, clippings, and a scrapbook. Further material can be found in the Beaton Institute's book collection and B&G files.

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