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Archibald MacMechan

Halifax Disaster Record Office Materials

Letter from St. Mary's Council, Halifax, Sister Marie Cecilia to A. MacMechan

10 June 1918. — 3 pages : 30 x 38 cm.

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theatrical work of St. Joseph's H.C.S.A & B. Society. They lived at 45 Almon St. and Florence is 13 years old. May I suggest that you suppress the Sisters' name? Heroism was so general on that fateful day that specializing would seem to me an inaccuracy. May I also correct an error which places on that dead list - "Barbara Shaw 11 yrs. 2 mos. of grade IV, daughter of William Shaw 1359 Barrington St" - . The child is living and in Halifax with her father.

I mentioned to the young lady whom I understand you sent to me while in St. Mary's Assembly Hall - the "Ash-pan baby". The rather interesting history of the child may be obtained from the Children's Hospital where our Sisters have since visited.

Another little waif of 11 mos. would afford you some curious [?]. Information may be obtained

[handwritten in pencil top right: MG 1 vol 2124 number 52 a]

Regarding the effects of the Explosion at St. Joseph's School.

Reference: Archibald MacMechan Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 volume 2124 number 52

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