RNSHS Annual Dinner and Lecture – Wednesday, 20 April 2016

“Outslicking Sam Slick: The Mysterious Stranger (Henry More Smith) in Nova Scotia: 1812‐1815”


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Gwendolyn Davies, University of New Brunswick

Note: This lecture takes place at our Annual Banquet at the Dalhousie University Club. Space is limited! See below for ticket information. 

In 1812, a charming young English trickster swept through Rawdon, Windsor, Halifax, and Pictou leaving behind a trail of identities and audacious thefts. Condemned to death in New Brunswick in 1814 for horse theft, he was nonetheless back in Nova Scotia in 1815 embarking yet again on a life of audacious crime and inspiring Sheriff Walter Bates’ 1817 bestseller, The Mysterious Stranger.

Click here for bio of Gwendolyn Davies.


Tickets for this event must be purchased by Friday, 15 April 2014.  Seating for this event is limited. If you are interested in attending, please notify Rosemary Barbour at 902 424-6070 or email Rosemary.Barbour@novascotia.ca to ensure your ticket reservation and before submitting payment.  To reserve tickets please print and complete a copy of the reservation form available here, and then mail it along with a cheque (made payable to the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society), to: The Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, PO Box 2622, Halifax, NS B3J 3P7.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM.

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