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Employment History

Associate

ROYAL SCHOOL OF MINES

Inspector

Mines

Manager

Caledonia Mines

Inspector

Province

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--BY HENRY S. POOLE, ESQ., ...

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--BY HENRY S. POOLE, ESQ., Z. G. S,;ASSOCIATE OF THE ROYAL SCHOOL OF MINES.


Westray Coal Mine Disaster

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Local historian James Cameron has estimated that 576 deaths occurred between 1866 and 1972 in mining in Pictou County and that 625-650 died "from colliery misadventures in Pictou County" since coal mining began in the early 1800s.  In the Foord pit there is special danger "on account of the liability of cutting heavy feeders of gas"... - quoted from a report by Henry S. Poole, Inspector of Mines, in the Nova Scotia Department of Mines Annual Report,1873.


Men And Methods Of The Early Days Of Mining In Cape Breton

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Henry Poole, Wilson, Converse, Howe, Emery, Burchell, and Archbold are names which attained prominence in this immediate vicinity, while Caddigan and McLeod were busy at Bridgeport, P. Collins and A. J. Campbell at the northern extremity of the basin, and the Sydney Collieries Company were making extensive preparations to open up the famous Bonar-Head submarine areas.

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Converse, Howe, and Emery, with Henry Poole as manager.
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Henry Poole had resigned his position as manager in 1872, and had succeeded John Rutherford as Inspector for the Province.
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They were as follows: A. C. Morton, President, International Coal & Railway Company; Duncan McDonald, Contractor, Coal & Railway Company; Henry Poole, Manager, Caledonia Mines; William Routledge, Manager, Union Mines; George E. Burchell, Manager, International Mines; J. P. Lawson, Manager, Victoria Mines; Alfred MacKay, Secretary, International Mines; A. M. Cody, Engineer, International Mines; J. W. Jennings, Engineer, International Mines; James T. Burchell, Engineer, International Mines; David MacKeen, Collector of Port Caledonia.


Nova Scotia Department of Mines Annual Report: 1873

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Mr. Poole, the Government Inspector of Mines, was present, and Mr. Rutherford watched the proceedings on behalf of the owners of the colliery.

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HENRY S. POOLE.

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