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Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004
This fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was alumni, faculty, and registrar of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 10 years. Included is a stethoscope that was used for cattle, a Nova Scotia Agricultural College mug, and a blue knit NSAC pullover sweater. The published books and booklets cover livestock husbandry (swine, cattle, poultry), feeding, judging and general agriculture. Most of the publications are Canadian and US government documents, a few textbooks were also included.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
This fonds contains primary and secondary records and published materials relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. The material was created and collected by Robert Murray during his career as a berry specialist working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture between 1954 and 1994.

Edith Kean agricultural book collection

  • MS-14-24
  • Collection
  • 1899-1927
This collection consists of 10 books collected by Edith Kean related to agriculture in the early 20th century, included are a student notebook, Nova Scotia Agricultural College calendars, and issues of the Maritime Students' Agriculturist.

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
This fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.

Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection

  • MS-14-18
  • Collection
  • 1900-2002, predominant 1950-1999

The Atlantic Canada co-operatives collection consists of approximately 15 meters of published and unpublished materials. This includes books, serials, brochures, loose papers, photographs and slides, maps, audio and visual material, and artifacts.

The fonds contains information about many individual co-operatives and credit unions, as well as documents from larger region-wide co-operative organizations. There is also a large section of general co-operative literature about co-operation as a social movement, in Canada and around the world.

The age of the materials ranges from the early 1900s up to 2002. The majority spans from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007
This series contains 53 books, 8 booklets, and 164 cm of other textual and graphic material related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1846-2000.

Entomology

This series consists of 42 publications, which is comprised of 40 books and 2 miscellaneous textual records relating to entomology. These were published by the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, the Canadian Department of Agriculture, and the United States Department of Agriculture, published between 1915-1983.

John Edward Shuh

This sub-series consists of 1 pamphlet related to making and feeding grass, 1 book titled Four Score and 10 by Howard L. Trueman. Accession also contains J.E. Shuh's 4th year thesis titled Factors Influencing the Establishment of Grass and Legume Mixtures, 1940.

Poetry books

This accession contains 5 poetry books. The titles include: 1. Earthly pages : the poetry of Don Domanski / selected with an introduction by Brian Bartlett ; and an afterword by Don Domanski. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007. 2. Poetic voices of the Maritimes : a selection of contemporary poetry / selected and edited by Allison Mitcham and Theresia Quigley. Lancelot, 1996. 3. & 4. The essential James Reaney / selected by Brian Bartlett. Porcupine's Quill, 2009 (2 copies) 5. Exterminate my heart / Shane Neilson ; wood engravings by George A. Walker. Victoria, BC : Frog Hollow Press, 2008.

Studies on the helminth parasites of herring gulls (Larus argentatus Pontopp.) on the Newborough Warren Nature Reserve, Anglesey

This file contains the thesis titled "Studies on the helminth parasites of herring gulls (Larus argentatus Pontopp.) on the Newborough Warren Nature Reserve, Anglesey" / by William Threlfall. 1965. Ph.D. Thesis. "A thesis submitted to the University of Wales in candidature for the degree of Philosphiae Doctor". Also includes 2 pages of handwritten data and an article by the same author: Threlfall, William. (1963) Factors concerned in the mortality of some birds which perished in Anglesey and Northern Caernarvonshire during the winter of 1963, with special reference to parasitism by helminths. Annals And Magazine Of Natural History, vol. 6, no. 72, 721-737.

Collected reprints, volume II

This file contains a volume of reprinted journal articles written by William Threlfall between 1963-1984. It deals primarily with diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl.

Collected reprints, volume I

This file contains a volume of reprinted journal articles written by William Threlfall between 1963-1984. It deals primarily with diseases, virology, and parasitology of birds and waterfowl.

Historical materials

This series contains reports, drawings, correspondences, books, and photos regarding the history of the Nova Scotia Agriculture College. This includes the institute's early drafts for motto and crest, past principal's signatures, and contribution to the provincial government between 1913-2005.

Students

This series contains books, photographs, and a time of capsule, of past students and their involvements at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. These include sporting events, student councils, associations, and convocation, between 1907-2012.
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