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Kings County Museum

Administrative Record

Accession number: 2015.003.016
Object type: Record, Shipping
Object subtype: Manifest
Date: June 22 1842
Materials: paper; wood; cardboard; wire
Measurements: 35 cm L x 37 cm W x 3 cm ThickThese are the outside measurements of the frame
Vessel Name: Emile
Narrative: This item is a manifest of cargo of the the schooner Emile travelling from St. John New Brunswick to the Port of Cornwallis' Custom House. 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: Printed document with handwriting mounted in a matted frame