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Prat family

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The Prat family lived in Wolfville, NS. They played host to a variety of well-known individuals, including Bliss Carman, Charles G.D. Roberts, and William Inglis Morse. At the turn of the twentieth century, three of the Prat children--Annie, Minnie, and May--left Wolfville to live and work in New York. These sisters were talented artisans. Annie and May eventually returned to live the Wolfville area.

The records contain family photographs, personal records and watercolours of Annie, personal records of Minnie and May, and records of the Elephant and Primrose Binderies. Most of the records date between 1880 and 1950.
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Prat family

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Dates: 1874 to 1956
Collection: Prat family, Archival Catalogue
Description: Finding aid for the Prat family fonds.
Type: finding aid

Annie L. Prat

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Dates: 1903
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 8 cm, on matte 33 x 20 cm. Portrait of Annie Prat in a white dress with a [bandaged] hand. On back: Mother dear- With [Nauce's love]- Xmas 1903. This portrait of Miss Annie L. Prat-. PANS Halifax have the same print or a very similar one- Harry Starr June 1988 THE MISSES SELBY, 292 FIFTH AVENUE, BET. 30TH & 31ST STS. NEW YORK.
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/8a
Type: photograph

Annotated page in the "FLORA SYMBOLICA"

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Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 page : b&w ; 18 x 11.5 cm. Annotated page in the "FLORA SYMBOLICA"; page facing page 305. In pencil: My dear Father planted and successful grew a "Passion Flower" in one of our large front windows at home. It had many beautiful blossoms. Annie L. Prat Wolfville, N.S.
Accession Number: QK84.I54C.1 SPRARE
Type: textual record

Annotated page in the "FLORA SYMBOLICA"

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Dates: unspecified century in 1XXX
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 page : b&w ; 18 x 11.5 cm. Annotated page in the "FLORA SYMBOLICA"; page after the Table of Contents. Annotated by Annie L. Prat in ink.
Accession Number: QK84.I54C.1 SPRARE
Type: textual record

Book plate for The Elephant Bindery

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Dates: unspecified century in 1XXX
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 page : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm. Book plate for The Elephant Bindery, 115 East 56th Street. Printed on front: The Bindery 115 East 56th Street (Established by the late Evelyn Hunter Nordhoff.)
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/11
Type: textual record

Elizabeth Prat

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Dates: 1900
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 8.5 cm, on matte 18.5 x 13 cm. Portrait of Mrs. Samuel Prat wearing a black dress and a black bonnet. On the front: Harold Climo St. John, N.B. On back ink Mrs. Sam (nee Morse of the [Jea] firm) Prat Mrs [Wilcox Harlop] [Mother] wife of my (Rhoda Nixon's) grand father's brother Typewritten Mrs. Samuel Prat of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, nee Morse of Paradise… more
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/8b
Type: photograph

Goodridge Roberts

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Dates: 1889
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Portrait of Goodridge Roberts. On front: Lewis Rice Windsor, N.S. On back in ink Goodridge Roberts. / To M.S.P. September 1889.
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/8t
Type: photograph

Handwritten note inside "FLORA SYMBOLICA"

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Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 page : b&w ; 18 x 11.5 cm. Handwritten note inside "FLORA SYMBOLICA"; faces page 83. Written in ink by Annie L Prat.
Accession Number: QK84.I54C.1 SPRARE
Type: textual record

Handwritten note inside "FLORA SYMBOLICA", reverse.

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Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 page : b&w ; 18 x 11.5 cm. Handwritten note inside "FLORA SYMBOLICA"; faces page 83; reverse. Written in ink by Annie L Prat.
Accession Number: QK84.I54C.1 SPRARE
Type: textual record

Leather work

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Dates: 1903
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 object : colour ; 13.5 x 13 cm. Round, leather bookbinding with iris on the front cover, containing two soft leather inserts. Signed M.R.P. 1903.
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/14a
Type: object

Minnie Sophia Prat

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Dates: 1897
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm. Photograph of Miss Minnie Sophia Prat working as a bookbinder. On back in ink: MISS MINNIE SOPHIA PRAT, BORN WOLFVILLE N.S. MARCH 12, 1868 5TH CHILD OF SAMUEL PRAT AND ELIZABETH DUPORT (MORSE). M.S. PRAT WAS ENGAGED TO GOODRIDGE BLISS ROBERTS. PHOTO TAKEN (PROBABLY) IN THE STUDIO AT 37 WEST 22ND STREET NEW YORK CITY WHERE SHE DID BOOKBINDING AND HER SISTER MAY… more
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/8e
Type: photograph

Pencil sketch of a tree-lined field, entitled "Kingscroft".

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Dates: 1891
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 pencil sketch : b&w ; 19 x 12 cm. Pencil sketch of a tree-lined field, entitled "Kingscroft", signed by A. L. P. On back in pencil: From Kingscroft Library window Looking South Mar. 11. '91" and "Kingscroft was the residence of C.G.D.R. when a Prof. at Kings College Harry Starr May 1985.
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/7k
Type: painting

Pencil sketch of the dykes, staddles, Medford, and Blomidon.

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Dates: 1882
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 pencil sketch : b&w ; 7 x 12 cm. Pencil sketch of the dykes, staddles, Medford, and Blomidon. On back in pencil: Cape Blomidon 450 feet high Sep 11th 1882. The Reverend D. [Cameron?] The Right Reverend Gilbert Burney Lord Bishop of N.S.; other writing is illegible.
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/7i
Type: drawing

Straight razor belonging to Goodridge Roberts, in case.

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Dates: unspecified century in 1XXX
Collection: Prat family
Description: 2 objects : colour ; razor 15 cm, case 3 x 13 cm. Straight razor belonging to Goodridge Roberts, in case labelled Wade & Butcher Sheffield. Drawing on razor of the Marquis de Lorne, Governor general of Canada. Writing on razor: The Marquis of Lorne LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF Canada WADE & BUTCHER SHEFFIELD Writing on case WADE & BUTCHER SHEFFIELD G.B. Roberts Sept [?]
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/14i
Type: object

Wallet, belonging to G.B. Roberts, exterior

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Dates: unspecified century in 1XXX
Collection: Prat family
Description: 1 object : colour ; 20 x 29 cm. Leather wallet, belonging to G.B. Roberts, exterior.
Accession Number: 1990.007-PRA/14g
Type: object