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Board of Revenue: Correspondence and Minutes

Series forms part of Treasury Papers and consists of primarily of correspondence, with some minutes, reports on distilleries and Board of Revenue Minute Books as well. Correspondence covers a variety of subjects, including monies received from customs and excise, accounts of bonds and of duties paid, quarterly returns, the shipping trade, petitions and complaints, and employment within the excise office and other government positions.


Series forms part of Treasury Papers and consists of records regarding bounties on accommodation for travelers (particularly settlers, explorers and emigrants), rewards for apprehending military deserters, cattle breeding, chocolate manufacturing, cleared land, communications (particularly regarding settlement and support of emigrants, as well as packet boats used for trade and mail delivery), fish and fishing, grains, iron works, leaf tobacco manufacture, mills, pot ash, salt, whales, seal fishing, seamen (particularly those who volunteered for His Majesty's ship Halifax), shipbuilding and sugar refining.

Collector of Colonial Duties

Series forms part of Treasury Papers and consists of records of excise duties and revenue collected by the Collector of Excise within communities across Nova Scotia. Accounts Current for the Collector of Excise document account balances and the amount of excise duties secured by the Collector or his officers.

Quarterly Returns of Articles Imported Within The District record imported goods that were subject to provincial duties, as reported to the Collector of Impost and Excise. These returns record the names of ships entering the ports, their cargo and its importer, master and place of origin. Also included are a Customs Ledger (1867-1869), Trade Returns for Nova Scotia: Exports and Imports (1858-1859) and records of returns of light duties collected at ports around the province. Series offers a study of trade and shipping, and in changes in government taxation practices

Consular Fees

Series forms part of Treasury Papers and consists of Return(s) of Certificates for Payment of Fees made by Nova Scotia Vessels to British Consuls in the United States, which list the names of vessels, their tonnage and master, and the port where payment was made. These Returns were recorded at Customs Houses around the province by the Controller or other officials. Also included are Certificates of Vessels, signed by the Consul, which prove compliance with port regulations and the payment of fees. Series demonstrates the way shipping industries were regulated and taxed by the provincial government, and lingering relationships with the British Crown.

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