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February 17, 1820

February 17, 1820

The Halifax Poor Man’s Friend Society was founded in Halifax by a local group of business and professional men who aimed to “. . . relieve the wants of the numerous poor, and destroy the system of public begging.” Society members regularly visited the poor to examine their state of need and offer assistance in the form of money, food, supplies or employment. By 1822, money was discontinued as a standard form of relief. In 1823, the society...
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Binding: Hardback, 192 pages
Publication Date: 13th October 2017
ISBN: 9781459504806 Price: $34.95
Format: 10in x 8in; 300+ colour images
400 Years in 365 Days gives readers a fun, trivia-filled record which reflects the communities and peoples of Nova Scotia spanning the past 400+ years. Illustrating the entries are 300+ visuals including full colour paintings, drawings, photos, and archival objects. This informative and entertaining volume is a great reference book and a great gift for anyone interested in Nova Scotias colourful past and lively present

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LEO J. DEVEAU is an independent librarian-researcher-writer focused on Nova Scotia. On the 150th anniversary of Confederation Leo decided to update, revise and extend Shirley Elliott’s 1979 Nova Scotia Book of Days, resulting in his book 400 Years in 365 Days.