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Accession number: 2016.16.1.1
Category: Legal Documents
Date: February 1927
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 33 cm L x 21.5 cm W
Marks/Label: Red dot glued to side of paper.
Subject: Bridgewater, Archibald F. Davison, Department of Public Works, Industry, Lumbering, Log Booms, Hollingsworth & Whitney Limited
Narrative: Archibald "Archie" Foster Davison was born in 1875 in Bridgewater, N.S., the son of Charles Henry and Annie (Foster) Davison.  Archibald Davison received his education at public schools and in Mt. Allison University.  After school, he joined his father in the lumber business and later became a partner continuing the business until it was sold in 1903.  Davison married Lena Benjamin (1878-1965) on 2 October 1901 and had three children: Henry, Donald and Catherine.  The family lived at 48 Elm Street, Bridgewater from 1889 to 1944.  Archibald Davison formed a partnership with his uncle Frank Davison and conducted a pulp manufacturing business under the firm name of F. and A.F. Davison.  Archie Davison was engaged in various shipping and lumbering interests.  The S. S. Bridgewater was built in 1889 for the Coastal Steam Packet Company with Archie's uncle Frank Davison as President.  Archibald Davison was elected to an office of the Bridgewater Curling Club in 1918 and was also a charter member of the Bridgewater Board of Trade.  Davison also served as secretary of the LaHave Pulp Company Ltd.  Davison had a membership in the LaHave Lodge, No. 60 of I.O.O.F. and was active in civic and church affairs.  Davison was well known throughout the province being identified with the lumber industry.  Davison also served on Bridgewater Town Council from 1905 to 1910.  Archibald Davison died suddenly at his home on 26 November 1927 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Bridgewater.
Description: A typewritten agreement on ivory onion skin paper.  Round red dot glued at middle right side of page.  Carbon copy also included.  Agreement between the Department of Public Works and Hollingsworth & Whitney, Limited to maintain a log boom on the LaHave River near Bridgewater by Archibald Davison's company.
History of Use: Used to confirm an agreement between two parties.