Accession number: 2019.4.1.2
Date: April 7 – July 26 1960
Measurements: 22 cm L x 13 cm W
Subject: Bridgewater, Sports, Bridgewater Tennis Club, Town of Bridgewater, Bridgewater Bulletin newspaper, Bridgewater Dairy Limited, Ian M. Campbell
Narrative: The Bridgewater Tennis Club was organized in 1890 with the first president being Mr. Robert A. Logan, making it the second oldest tennis club in Canada. The President eventually was succeeded by W. H. Owen. The first secretary was Mr. H. T. Ross, K.C. Later on the ladies were admitted to membership. The first field was rented from the late Judge M.B. DesBrisay. (1828-1900). In 1902 the property was purchased and held for the Club by trustees. Until 1910 grass courts were used and eventually they installed clay courts. The club was incorporated by special act of the legislature in 1910 and was organized with the regulation by-laws and ground rules. The club also had on its large grounds two sets of quoit beds. The Nova Scotia Provincial Tennis Association held their tournament at Bridgewater in 1911. The club is still active and plays on the Maple Street courts at the Kinsmen Field.
Description: Four ivory coloured receipts for the Bridgewater Tennis Club from the Town of Bridgewater for taxes, the Bridgewater Bulletin for advertising, the Bridgewater Dairy for return of the milk bottles.
History of Use: Used to complete a financial transaction between two parties for services.