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Kings County Museum

Administrative Reord


Accession number: 2015.003.015
Object type: Reord, Shipping
Object subtype: Manifest
Date: May 20 – September 20 1836
Materials: paper; wood; cardboard; wire
Measurements: 55 cm L x 39 cm W x 3 cm ThickThese are the outside dimensions of the frame.
Vessel Name: Forest;Blossom
Narrative: These are shipping manifests for the schooners Forest and Blossom. These were import or export documents for the ships as they docked at Port Cornwallis. The collection of which this is a part is from the Planters’ Barracks, later known as Acacia Croft, located in Starr’s Point near Port Williams, Kings County, Nova Scotia. The Barracks building was constructed in 1778 by the New England Planters to serve as a military barracks during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Following the war it operated as a customs and excise house by the Whidden family. The donors bought the property in 1973 and in 1986 it became a designated provincial heritage property. They sold it in the 1990s. As of 2016 it was being operated as a bed and breakfast.
Description: handwriting on printed documents within a matted frame.