Location: Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Surnames/tags: Pictou Nova_Scotia
Other: Nova Scotia Resources
Farms and Farmers of Pictou County
- Farms and Farmers of Pictou County
- by R. H. Ward
- Source Example:
- <span id=Ward></span>Ward, R. H. ''[[Space:Farms_and_Farmers_of_Pictou_County|Farms and Farmers of Pictou County]]''.
- Inline Citation Example:
- <ref>[[#Ward|Ward]]: ''The Free Lance'', June 13, 1919, p. 2</ref>
Farms and Farmers of Pictou County is a collection of transcribed articles printed in Pictou county newspapers in the late 1910s to early 1920s. From the first printed article in this collection:
With a view of bringing the people in the towns and the people in the country districts into closer touch with each other we have arranged to have a series of articles from the pen of Mr. R.H. WARD descriptive of the number of the best farms throughout Pictou County. It is quite a task, and it will take quite a while to get around, but we shall handle the matter as speedily as possible. The introductory article follows and we trust our readers will peruse it carefully. Considering local history will be woven into the series which are worthy of preservation for future reference.
The articles are organized by location, and typically includes a brief writeup about the farm and then-current farmer including the names of the farmer's close relatives.
At the end of the book are a couple acknowledgements and a request from the (unnamed) compiler:
To Mrs. James (Shirley) McCormick of Middleton, N.S., formerly of Pictou County, we are indebted for having found and shared these articles by R. H. Ward of Eureka. Only a portion of them are in copies of "The Free Lance" held by the Public Archives in Halifax. Mrs. McCormick located most of this material in the National Archives in Ottawa.
We wish to make a plea for any additional articles anyone may find in scrap-books, or family collections. It was the stated policy that this information was recorded for future generations, but then many of the papers have not been saved to be microfilmed.
John R. Fraser of Gagetown, N.B., retired R.C.M.P., on receiving copies from me, proceeded to type each and every article. In this legible form we are also indebted to him, and readers no doubt will appreciate the hours he devoted to this task.