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Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1970
Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Cumming, Melville

Reference letter from F. L. Fuller

This file contains a reference letter from Dr. Melville Cumming's past employer, F.l. Fuller, who was then Superintendent of Farm & Provincial Agricultural Farms.

Letter from Keiler Mackay

This item contains a letter to Dr. Melville Cumming from Keiler Mackay, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario written in May 25th, 1960. It writes about John Macrae’s role in WWI as Gunner of the Canadian Field Artillery and as a Medical Doctor in the Canadian Medical Unit. Attached to the is a newspaper clipping of Macrae’s poem “In Flanders Field"

Letter regarding soil surveys

This item is a letter addressed to Dr. Cumming from W.L. Hutcheon of the Saskatchewan College of Agriculture, dated October 28, 1954.

Class letter from Dr. Cumming

This file contains a letter from Dr. Cumming to his class regarding their final spring examination marks in 1909 at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

William Sullivan fonds

  • MS-14-12
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1929
Fonds contains pamphlets on alfalfa farming, correspondence to William Sullivan, and information about jersey cattle from Woodview Farms, Grayburn Farms, Elm Hill Farm, and Maxwelton Farm.

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997
Fonds contains some of the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996, correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972. There are Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of clippings of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports. Scrapbooks also include pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus. There are also annual reports of various departments of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
Fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. Records consists of poetry books, photocopies of news articles, and correspondence. Fonds also contains a walking wheel.

Correspondence (annual lectureship)

This file contains the correspondence between Dr. P. M. Sanger and Dr. H. F. MacRae regarding providing income for an annual lectureship for the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (class of 44 lectureship).

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963
Fonds contains correspondence from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. There are two series, one for certificates of Dr. Walsh, and another series for photographs taken at different events such as 4H events, Department of Nova Scotia Agriculture and Marketing conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools, while Walsh was a professor of Animal Husbandry [at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College] and sheep and swine promoter. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.

Fred Sears fonds

  • MS-14-30
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1907, 1998
Fonds includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The glass negative, lantern slides, and copy negatives and contact prints depict apples and orchard practice around the Agricultural campus and Nova Scotia. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907.

Sears, Fred Coleman

Herbert F. MacRae fonds

  • MS-14-31
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2002
Fonds contains Dr. Herbert MacRae’s obituary and tribute articles dedicated to the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College principal. Additionally, the fonds contains a plaque naming the NSAC library in his honour in 1990, and correspondence between Herbert F. MacRae and Layman T. Chapman from 1974.

MacRae, Herbert Farquhar

National Farm Radio Forum fonds

  • MS-14-34
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1965

Fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, a national rural listening-discussion group project. Records relate to the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions and consist of pamphlets, scripts, correspondence, memos, newsletters, guides, National Secretaries report, annual reports from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions, and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences from 1937-1965. Also included is an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962.

National Radio Farm Forum sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison.

Farm Radio Forum

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds contains records that were created by the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They include meeting minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute

John Edward McIntyre fonds

  • MS-14-38
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1974
Fonds consists of letters, journals, business records, photographs, and artifacts created and collected by John Edward McIntyre during his career as an agriculturalist between 1920 and 1974. He worked for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, the Potash Company of Canada, Canadian National Railways and for many years was Secretary / Treasurer of the Maritime Fertilizer Council.

McIntyre, John Edward

Evans Estabrooks fonds

  • MS-14-49
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1962, 1999-2012
Fonds consists of photographs, campus publications, newspaper clippings, patches and a class ring collected by Evan Estabrooks’ while attending the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1960-1962. Also contains correspondence and photographs, and a copy of the publication “Memories : then and now : autobiographies of the class of 1962 : a look at the past 42 years : Nova Scotia Agricultural College” created by Alumni Relations for the 40th and 50th year class reunions.

Etsabrooks, Evans

Agricultural correspondence collection

  • MS-14-7
  • Collection
  • 1881-1974
Collection contains correspondence and an article, some are from Nova Scotia Agricultural College principals, or faculty, topics cover early education, the Canadian fruit trade, and trotting.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2012
Fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette created by the School of Agriculture, the College of Agriculture, and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, between 1892 and 2012. Series include records of an administrative nature, departments on campus, buildings, photographs, student and faculty records, events, curriculum, and the institutions history.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Report of the Committee to study the Farm Courses of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College / Kenneth Cox, and other related records

File contains a final draft titled "Report of the Committee to study the Farm Courses of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College", by Mr. Kenneth Cox in 1960. Also included are a draft copy, meeting minutes, correspondence, farm class tour survey, recommendations, and other related materials.

Cox, Kenneth

Correspondence to Melville Cumming from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia

Item is correspondence from the Office of the Commissioner for Works and Mines Nova Scotia (E. H. Armstrong) to Melville Cumming, dated 5 November, 1913. It references an enclosed contract (two copies) for signature by W.K. Murray - contractor, in regards to the construction of the headhouse to the greenhouse.

Written account of Henry Ford's donation to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

File contains an account, unsigned but believed to have been written by Dr. Melville Cumming, in regards to the donation of a tractor by Henry Ford to the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in 1917. Mr Ford had previously met then Premier the Honorable George H Murray and was introduced to Melville Cumming, Secretary for Agriculture and Principal of NSAC (1905-1927). There are annotations on the first page "Thanks very much - Len" and on the second page "He was here I understand on a trout fishing exhibition (expedition?)."

Roscoe Alfred Fillmore fonds

  • MS-10-1
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970
Fonds consists of fiction, non-fiction and poetry manuscripts, a notebook, leaflets and periodicals, newspaper clippings, and a hardcover copy of The Growing Question, a gardening book published by Fillmore in 1957. Materials relate to Fillmore's interests in horticulture and political activism.

Fillmore, Roscoe A.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee fonds

  • MS-10-10
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1994
Fonds contains materials related to the early picnics organized by the committee. Materials include invitations, announcements and mailing lists, guest books, financial records, and photographs of people at various picnics.

Roscoe A. Fillmore Memorial Picnic Organizing Committee

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