Fonds MG 475 - George Johnson fonds

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George Johnson fonds

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MG 475

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  • 1837-1911 (Creation)

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.24 m of textual records

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George Johnson was born in 1837 at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Johnson began his career as a journalist for the “Halifax Reporter” in 1857 and became the editor of that newspaper in 1868. He became a member of the Nova Scotia bar in 1877. He was appointed Census Chief Officer for Nova Scotia for the 1881 census. He then joined the “Toronto Mail” in 1881, where he worked as an Ottawa editorial correspondent until 1886. Johnson was appointed Editor of the "Canada Year Book" in 1886, position he held until 1905. He was appointed Statistician for the Department of Agriculture in 1887 and was Director of the Census in 1891. He was Dominion Statistician from 1891 until his retirement in 1905. He died in Nova Scotia in January 1911.

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Documents relating to government in Canada in the late 1800's early 1900's.

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Two other repositories also have materials created by George Johnson: Library and Archives Canada (George Johnson fonds: R1788-0-8-E, former reference number MG30-D11) and Acadia University Archives (George Johnson fonds: 1937.001-JOH).

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