The James W. Marsters family lived in Summerville, Hants County, and in Hantsport, NS. Their records cover the period of 1818-1990. Numerous family members' records are included in this accession, such as James W., Joseph, Leonard, and Gladys. James W., a farmer, had eight children. His son, Joseph, who was a carpenter, had seven children. One of his son's, Leonard, was a farmer and had two children. Gladys was the daughter of Leonard and a teacher. The fonds consists of land transactions, legal documents, and correspondence for James, Joseph, Leonard, and Charles. The documents for Gladys include diaries, correspondence, and photographs. The family's record of births, deaths, and marriages is also included with the originals.