Fonds MG 12.80 - James W. Maddin fonds

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James W. Maddin fonds

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CA BI MG 12.80

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  • 1905-1961 (Creation)
    Maddin, James William

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8.5 cm of textual records

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James William Maddin was born at Westville, Nova Scotia in 1874. Maddin attended Pictou Academy. He apprenticed and worked as a journeyman machinist for the Intercolonial Coal and Mining Company. He later earned a law degree from Dalhousie University and established a law practice at Sydney, Nova Scotia, specializing in criminal law. Maddin married Maude MacDonald and the couple had five children: Warrena, Agnes, Olive, Jean and William-Langile. During World War I he served with the 185th Battalion, earning the rank of major. He served as a Member of Parliament, representing Cape Breton South and later appointed Stipendary Magistrate. Maddin died in 1961.

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Records were donated by the Maddin family in 1978 and 1998.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, including letters from the Right Honourable Arthur Meighen, clippings, poetry, addresses, scrapbooks, and army service records.

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  • English

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    A file list is available: MG 12.80 []

    Associated materials

    See also: MG 12.88 William McDonald fonds and MG 20.15 Percy C. Willmot fonds.


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