Collections of the Nova Scotia Legislative Library
Map, Moses Harris - A plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax
On his return to England, Harris displayed this map, an elaborate presentation, balancing the old world with the new. From the old world came the 1625 arms of Nova Scotia and the shields of the seven Baronets of Nova Scotia. From the new world Harris showed a beetle, butterflies, and a porcupine.
Documents from 1749
Instructions, Lords of Trade to Colonel Edward Cornwallis - authorization to call and recommended composition of an Assembly
London Gazette, advertisement - government announcement of plans to settle Halifax