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Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward

Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

  • MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28
  • Item
  • 1888-1889
Item is a diary that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and received. Many entries describe his meetings about apples. The diary also records money received and paid.

Whitman, Arthur Hanfield

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10
  • Fonds
  • 1837 - 1949
Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906); one farm inventory (1899); one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875); one notebook containing a weather diary (1949); and minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

Blackburn Family

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

Captain George Gardner Morrison fonds

  • MS-2-410
  • Fonds
  • 1871 - 1901
Fonds contains three logbooks kept by Captain George G. Morrison and receipts and correspondence belonging to his father, James J. Morrison.

Morrison, George Gardner

Catherine Creighton and family fonds

  • MS-2-656
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1989

Fonds consists of papers created and/or accumulated by Catherine Creighton and her family, including those of her husband Graham and children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, and Howard. While the fonds includes correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his siblings and parents, Wilfred's papers are not included as a sous-fonds within the fonds.

The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence from family and friends, but also includes diaries, photographs, financial papers, personal papers, memorabilia, print materials, scrapbooks, articles, and artwork. Records in the fonds provide a well-rounded depiction of the family's daily activities and lives - from their relationships with each other, their extended family, and their community, to their financial status, values, education, and careers.

Creighton Family

Creelman Family fonds

  • MS-2-775
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1999
This accession contains photographs, correspondence, postcards and other memorabilia from various members of the Creelman family.

Creelman Family

Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr.

  • MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18
  • Item
  • 1902
Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) containing Davison's notes about work meetings, travel, the weather, oxen, and various mishaps.

Davison, Edward, D.T.

Dominion Chair Company fonds

  • MS-4-61
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1975
The fonds consists of architectural plans, Bass River picnic files, correspondence and invoices, counter books, customer and employee records, export papers, interest books, journals, ledgers, legal documents, merchandise invoices, photographs, printed materials, reports and shareholder papers, sales books/journals, sales invoice copy books, statement books, and stock inventories, spanning over 100 years from 1870 to 1975. These materials illustrate accounting methods, the production of and market for chairs, shipping processes, relationships with other companies and the community, etc. The majority of the fonds consists of correspondence and invoices, both to and from Dominion Chair, including orders for company goods, for factory equipment, and items to stock the general store. Together the items are useful in understanding the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Dominion Chair Company, and provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Dominion Chair Company.

Edith (Nichols) Lynch fonds

  • MS-2-374, SF Box 38, Folders 2-6
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1952
Fonds contains scrapbooks with diary entries, newspaper clippings, cards and some photos and letters. Contents are frequently out of chronological order. There are also two school notebooks of Richard Lynch, ca. 1930.

Lynch, Edith (Nichols), fl. 1903-1958

Edward Symons MacLatchy fonds

  • MS-2-809
  • Fonds
  • 1906 ; 1934 - 1939
Fonds contains diaries and account ledgers, correspondence and photographs belonging to Edward MacLatchy during his years as a law student at Dalhousie University and Harvard University (LLM, 1938).

MacLatchy, Edward Symons

Everett MacDougall fonds

  • MS-2-266, SF Box 31, Folder 14-15; SF Box 35, Folder 3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1937
Fonds comprises photocopies of MacDougall’s diary, reference letters, correspondence from the author Frederick William Wallace and MacDougall’s sister Alice, miscellaneous business papers, and photographs of MacDougall, other mariners, and shipping vessels.

MacDougall, Everett, 1858-1938

Farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004
Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life. Including historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Also includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream pick-up driver), accounts of rural life, etc. Also included is a report on rural policy reform and paintings of the Balmoral Grist Mill, Balmoral, Nova Scotia, and oxen ploughing.

Harry S. Jenkins fonds

  • MS-4-207
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1936
Fonds contains John Jenkins' ledger dating 1893-1994, repurposed as a journal from 1936-1942 by Harry S. Jenkins. Fonds also includes cheque book, an agreement of sale, a photocopy of Harry S. Jenkins' will, and miscellaneous invoices and sales slips.

Jenkins, Harry S.

Henry Davies Hicks fonds

  • MS-2-511
  • Fonds
  • 1929 - 1990
Fonds comprises records documenting Henry Hicks' political career and tenure as president of Dalhousie University, as well as his personal activities and hobbies. Record types include diaries and appointment books, correspondence, manuscripts, philatelic records, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Hicks, Henry D.

Herbert Leslie Stewart fonds

  • MS-2-45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1953
Fonds consists of records primarily originating from Herbert L. Stewart's work as a philosopher, professor, and political commentator. Records include manuscripts and typescripts, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, offprints, reports, and correspondence. One series comprises Stewart's collection of his father's sermons, notes, and correspondence.

Stewart, Herbert Leslie

I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-60
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 1971
Fonds contains microfilm copies of I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd. diaries between 1893-1971.

I.H. Mathers and Son Ltd.

J.D.B. Fraser fonds

  • MS-4-28
  • Fonds
  • 1815 - 1909
Fonds contains the records of druggist J.D.B. Fraser, including receipts and invoices (1894); a ledger used by Fraser and MacKenna (1909); correspondence (1846-1855); the bank book of James A. Fraser (1899-1907); day books; and prescription books (1885-1886).

J.D.B. Fraser & Sons

J.L. McKim fonds

  • MS-4-143
  • Fonds
  • 1877 - 1944
Fonds consists of correspondence, an agreement and a daybook.

McKim, J.L.

James P. Mitchell and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-30
  • Fonds
  • 1881 - 1903
File contains records from lumber merchants James P. Mitchell & Co., including ledgers (1881-1893); day books (1881-1897); journals (1888-1891); cash books (1887-1903); and letter books (1885-1902).

James P. Mitchell and Co.

Joyce Barkhouse fonds

  • MS-2-646
  • Fonds
  • [1860-1899], 1906-2012

The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and other material collected and created by Joyce Barkhouse.

This fonds consists of nine series: Articles and other writings, Books, Short stories, Associations, Awards, Biographical materials and other documents, Correspondence, Personal documents, and Promotional material.

Barkhouse, Joyce Carmen

N. Heinish and Co. Ltd. fonds

  • MS-4-56
  • Fonds
  • 1927 - 1968
Fonds contains the records of N. Heinish and Co. Ltd., a clothing store in Halifax, Nova Scotia, including ledgers (1940-1968); journals (1929-1944); and account books (1938-1962).

N. Heinish and Co. Ltd.

Notebook of George Renny Young

  • MS-2-212, SF Box 32, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1838
Fonds consists of a notebook belonging to George Young containing a report on emigration from Germany and personal journal entries.

Young, George Renny, 1802-1853

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