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Enos Collins

Inducted 2006

“Enos Collins was an astute, hard headed, and even progressive businessman [and] . . . rumoured to be the richest man in British North America.”
— Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Biography

Privateer, politician and banker, Collins is best known for building Historic Properties, and founding Nova Scotia’s first bank, Halifax Banking Company, that eventually became Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. When he died, he held the reputation of being “wealthiest man in the British North America”.

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Webpage citation

MLA 8TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (October 5, 2021). "Enos Collins". Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/enos-collins. (Accessed: 2022, September 28)

APA 6TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. (2021, October 5). "Enos Collins". Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive. Retrieved from: https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/enos-collins.

CHICAGO 17TH EDITION

The Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame, "Enos Collins", Nova Scotia Business Laureates Digital Archive, Last modified: October 5, 2021, (Accessed at: 2022, September 28), https://nslaureates.ca/laureates/enos-collins