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This notebook was used by D. Frank Matheson, an alumnus of Dalhousie Law School, Class of 1901, in his third year Equity Law class.
The Matheson Notebooks are a collection of seven bound notebooks used by Frank Matheson during his time at Dalhousie School of Law between 1898 and 1901. In 2018, they were found in the basement of a Lunenburg law firm and donated to Schulich School of Law. There are two or three notebooks from each year of Matheson’s studies, ranging slightly in size and style. The notebooks have pages made from linen rags, are bound with paper covers, and marbled with ink along the edges. The books are written in using ink pen or pencil, and contain ink blotches, fingerprints, and smudges that Matheson left behind.
The artifact itself is a composition notebook with red, feather marbled paper cover in white, blue, orange, and green. The spine is covered in black fabric. The book block has been inked red, though the colour has faded, and the word "Equity" is written in ink along the foredge.
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Thanks to Piotr Luczak (Burke, Macdonald & Luczak, Barristers and Solicitors, in Lunenburg, NS) and Ilana Luther (Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia and Schulich School of Law) for their discovery and donation of these notebooks to the Sir James Dunn Law Library and the Schulich School of Law.
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Equity 1900-1901, D Frank Matheson 3rd Year (1900-1901), Halifax, Thompson Rare Book Room, Schulich School of Law (Matheson 3L Equity Notebook).