“Commander of the Tallahassee… was J. Taylor Wood, a nephew of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. In after years Captain Wood resided at Halifax. See his grave at Camp Hill cemetery. He died in 1904.
In a bay around the bend from Imperoyal, American naval aircraft were based during World War I. Among men there was Admiral Richard E. Byrd of Antarctic fame.
(The site for) Nova Scotia Hospital (was) chosen in 1856 by Miss Dorothy Dix, American philanthropist interested in mental diseases.
Near rural Woodlawn… there came in 1815, a young Scottish schoolmaster named James Gordon Bennett. He afterwards founded the New York Herald. At Preston, Sir John Wentworth, Governor of Nova Scotia had his summer estate. A native of Wolfboro, N.H., he had been governor of New Hampshire before the Revolution.
St. Matthews’s United Church…is a continuation of those who set up a Dissenter’s Meeting House near 184 Hollis Street at the beginnings of Halifax. Their first minister from 1750 to 1751 was Rev. Aaron Cleveland, great-grandfather of President Grover Cleveland.”
Martin, John Patrick. “A pocket guide book of historic Halifax, Nova Scotia, from the Citadel” Halifax, N.S. : distributed by the Tourist and Travel Department of the City of Halifax. 1949. https://archive.org/details/pocketguidebooko00mart/mode/2up