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DesBrisay Museum

List, Inventory

Accession number: 2019.4.1.16
Category: Other Documents
Object type: Equipment
Date: 1955
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 27 cm L x 21 cm W
Subject: Bridgewater, Sports, Tennis, Bridgewater Tennis Club, Equipment List, K. Roberts, Harry Corkum, Mrs. Arthur Roberts, Ian 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: Single sheet of white paper which is typewritten.  Contains list of equipment in 1955 of the Bridgewater Tennis Club stored in two locations, i.e. Henry Corkum's barn on Phoenix Street and Mrs. Arthur Roberts' home. Handwritten notations made by K. Roberts.  Typewritten at top of page: 1955 - copy given to the President, Mrs. Davison; to the Secretary, Mrs. O'Neil.
History of Use: Used to document tennis club equipment and locations.