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AKIN, Thomas Beamish, Canadian jurist, born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 1 February 1809. He studied law with the late Beamish Murdoch, author of the "History of Nova Scotia," was admitted to the bar in 1831, and practiced as a solicitor at Halifax. He was appointed a commissioner in 1857 for arranging and preserving the ancient records and documents illustrative of the history of the province of Nova Scotia, and has been twice elected a governor of King's College, Windsor, N.S. He is the author of several pamphlets, including "History of Halifax, Nova Scotia" (1847); "Rise and Progress of the Church of England in the British North American Provinces" (1849) ; and" Selections from the Public Documents of the Province of Nova Scotia" (1869).
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