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Born in 1849 in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton was a direct Planter descendent of John Eaton, an active participant in the building the Wellington Dyke. By 1907, Eaton was a prolific writer with a strong interest in history. Many of his books can be found in the Vaughan Memorial Library, including A History of Kings County (1910), which records the county's earliest Acadian settlement, the expulsion of the Acadians from the county, and the families that were drawn to the land thereafter. A.W.H. Eaton died in 1937 and is buried in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Eaton's archival collection reflects his intense interest in the history of Kings County. The collection includes mostly original land transactions gathered by Eaton, likely to prepare for his book A History of Kings County, and personal papers. Only a small selection of the documents has been digitized.
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Land transaction Cyrus Peck to Peter Runyon
Land transaction William Fanning to James N. Crane
Land transaction Charles Dickson to Jonathan Woodbury
Land transaction William Foye to Charles Dickson
Land transaction Cyrus & Mary Peck to Lee English
Land transaction Charles Dickson and John Whitney
Land transaction Jed Williams to Charles Dickson
Estate of the late Cyrus Peck
Land transaction Marshall Hackley to Cyprian Fitch
Land transaction William Whelch to Charles Dickson
Bill of sale of the last slave sold in Nova Scotia
Power of attorney
Survey and map
Land transaction John Taggart to Cyrus Peck
Land transaction Cyrus Peck to Alpheus Palmer
Appraisement
Land transaction Jabez Huntley to Jonathan Crane
Declaration
Land transaction Cornelius Rich to Charles Dickson
Ledger account