The majority of material was donated by Harry Starr, son of Richard and May Starr, in 1985. Mr. Starr accumulated his family records from a variety of sources over time and distributed the records between Acadia University Archives and The Public Archives of Nova Scotia. Additional items were donated to PANS by Mrs. Eric Starr, Dartmouth, N.S. in the following year.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of records relating to the Prat and Starr families of Annapolis County and Kings County, N.S. Fonds contains family and business correspondence, accounts, deeds and other legal and court records, newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, scrapbooks, poems, pamphlets, photographs, sketchbooks, and watercolours. Photographs primarily depict family members, relatives, friends, and residences and also contains scenes of various Nova Scotia towns. Drawings and watercolours, most of which were painted by Annie L. Prat, depict Nova Scotia flora and fungi. Most of the Prat material in the fonds was created by sisters Annie L. Prat, Minnie Prat, and May Prat Starr, while the Starr material represents five generations of family members. Other related families and individuals represented in the fonds include the Morse, Moore, Wilcox, and Boehner families, Bliss Carman, Charles G.D. Roberts, Charles Stayner, and Dorothy Cornell.