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Melville Cumming official campus buildings opening speech

This file contains a 7 pages speech by Melville Cumming on September 16, 1957 address delivered on the occasion of the official opening of the men’s residence, and the naming of Cumming Hall, Harlow Institute, and Trueman House.

Administration records

This series contains publications related to the record keeping of faculty and facilities, of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1912-1986. It is arranged into three sub-series, Annual reports, Correspondences, and Facilities - Buildings.

Melville Cumming papers

This file contains 2 articles and a speech prepared by Nova Scotia Agricultural College Principal Melville Cumming regarding W. H. Brittain - Provincial Entomologist (Nova Scotia) , and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

Addresses & speeches

This file contains 2 textual records, which consists of speeches written by Dr. Melville Cumming addressed to graduating students and commemorating NSAC's anniversary.

Nova Scotia

This file contains a textual record for the address given at North British Society dinner (no date).

History of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College

This sub-series contains records created by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or about the NSAC. They include documents and photographs on educational resources, letters, memos, newspapers, articles, newsletters, new building plans, MacRae speech notes, a bound history of the NSAC, agricultural education plans in the province, and the 75th anniversary committee file.

Agricola (1918)

Story about John Young and the Agricola Letters, given in speech to the Rural Science School in July 29, 1918.

Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969
Fonds contains photographs, 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. This fonds includes photographs, certificates, and articles and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Correspondence

This sub-series contains inter-department correspondences and faculty speeches of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. These were published between 1911-1975.