Fonds Acc4567 - Visit of the Prince of Wales fonds

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Visit of the Prince of Wales fonds

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CA PCA Acc4567

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  • 1860 (Creation)

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5 photographs

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Provenance is unknown.

Custodial history

These images were extracted from an old trunk in the Duvar home. They had suffered considerable damage from dampness and mold. Extensive remedial work was undertaken by Mr. Porter prior to the donation of the images to the Public Archives and Records Office.

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Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Queen Victoria, and future King Edward VII toured North America in 1860. Following a stop in Halifax, His Royal Highness visited Prince Edward Island on 9-11 August. On 10 August there was a levee and an afternoon party held in his honour at Government House. The fonds consists of four images taken at the time of the visit of the Prince of Wales to Halifax and Charlottetown. Two were taken of an event held on the lawns at Government House in honour of the Prince of Wales, most likely an afternoon party on the 10th as rain precluded outdoor activity on the 9th. A third image of a group of military men and gentlemen outside unidentified premises may also be in Charlottetown. A fifth image is one of Micmacs seated in front of their wigwams. Mounting papers, since discarded, read W. Chase's Photographic Gallery, 51 Hollis St., Halifax.

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  • English

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Researchers are requested to use the copies due to the fragility of the originals

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Copy prints of items 1-4 are located in the photographic binders in the Reading Room

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