Fonds Acc4311 - Palmer/Haslam/Inman/Muncey family fonds

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Palmer/Haslam/Inman/Muncey family fonds

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CA PCA Acc4311

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  • ca. 1860-1993 ; Copied 1997, 2011 (Creation)
    Haslam, George Leslie (Family)

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3.32 m. of textual records and other material

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Haslam, George Leslie (Family)

Biographical history

George Leslie Haslam, born 6 January 1865, was the son of Robert Haslam and Jane Large Weeks of "Stone Cottage" in Springfield. His grandparents were Thomas Haslam, inn-keeper and saw-mill operator, and Elizabeth Moore who emigrated from Ireland to Prince Edward Island in 1818. George Haslam married Lucy Bardin Palmer (1865-1944), daughter of James Bardin Palmer Jr. and Anne Maria Marshall of Desable on 3 January 1894. The couple moved to their new farmhouse "Hazeldean", designed by W.C. Harris, where they raised five children, Gladys Muriel, Robert Jarvis, Reginald Heber, George Lloyd, and Albert James.

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Palmer, James Bardin (Family)

Biographical history

James Bardin Palmer was born (c. 1771) to Joseph Palmer and Susannah Bardin of Dublin. Educated in the law, he practised in Ireland and England before emigrating to Prince Edward Island in 1802. Initially employed as a land agent, he also resumed the practice of law, and in 1806 became involved in colonial politics. He married Millicent Jones in 1803 and they had 12 children. His professional life was tumultuous: he experienced financial difficulties, was in and out of office and favour with the political leadership and the electorate, and was required more than once to defend himself against accusations of impropriety. He was a member of the Society of Loyal Electors, a group of elected House of Assembly members who formed an informal opposition to the governing elite, subsequently accused of disloyalty. Throughout his career he served in numerous administrative capacities within the government including: member of the Legislative Council, Adjunct General of the militia, Inspector of Public Accounts, Master and Registrar in Chancery, Inspector of Roads and Attorney General. He died suddenly in 1833. For more information see: Holman, H.T.

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This fonds consists of the records of members of the Palmer, Haslam, Inman and Muncey families. The records span the years ca.1860-1993 and include diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials. The fonds has been divided into the following series:

Series 1: James B. Palmer
Series 2: Sarah Palmer
Series 3: Ida Palmer
Series 4: Edith E. Palmer
Series 5: Amelia Palmer
Series 6: Hedley V. Palmer
Series 7: Lilly (Palmer) and Henry Inman
Series 8: Mary Inman
Series 9: Lucy (Palmer) and George L. Haslam
Series 10: Gladys Muriel Haslam
Series 11: Robert J. Haslam
Series 12: Reginald and Doris (Muncey) Haslam
Series 13: Sue (Muncey) Lowther
Series 14: Lloyd Haslam
Series 15: Albert James Haslam
Series 16: Miscellaneous personal papers
Series 17: Photographs and scrapbooks

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See also: Acc4267 Haslam family fonds; Acc2859 Singleton W. Muncey fonds; Acc4211 Muncey family collection; Acc4246 'The Wrights of Bedeque' photograph collection; Acc4978 Doris Haslam collection.

Additional information can also be found in the following articles written by Michael Bliss: "Sisters on the South Shore - the diaries of Lucy Palmer and Lilly Palmer Inman" (The Island Magazine, No. 34, Fall/Winter 1993); "Party Time in Malpeque: The Social Life of Lucy Palmer, Schoolteacher, 1887-1890" (The Island magazine, No. 36, Fall/Winter 1994); "A Farmer Takes a Wife: The Courtship of George Haslam and Lucy Palmer, 1892-1894" (The Island Magazine, No.38, Fall/Winter 1995)

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Includes 679 photographs, 82 negatives, and 17 photograph albums

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