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Theodore Ross fonds

  • MS-2-129
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1920
Fonds consists of Theodore Ross's correspondence concerning agricultural and personal matters, Dalhousie's centenary and capital campaign, and student residents at Pine Hill.

Ross, Theodore

Letter from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith

  • MS-2-69, SF Box 18, Folder 22
  • Item
  • 1823
Item is a letter (1823) from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith, requesting that two barrels of Pictou oatmeal be shipped to Quebec on the next available vessel as a sample of Smith's produce.

Smith, W., fl. 1823

History of agriculture in Nova Scotia

This item is a article that includes a covering letter, dated Dec. 1, 1913 from F.W. Patterson (Director'sAssistant, Dept. of Agriculture, Ottawa) returning copy of original article.

The Junius of Nova Scotia

This file contains a textual record that is a photocopy of article written by M. Cumming for the Dalhousie Review (p. 53-
60, no date)

Chapter 12-15

This file contains 1 manuscript of the 1952 revised copy of Agriculture in Nova Scotia.

Agriculture notes

This file contains 4 individually unrelated papers, 3 of which are titled “Livestock”, “Crop Production”, and "Farm and Crop Areas and Number of Farms.”

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

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.

Glenn Stephen Ells exams

  • MS-14-47, MS-14, Box 134, Folder 5
  • File
  • December 1913 - March 1915
File contains 25 exam papers likely taken by Glen Stephen Ells between the junior and senior year (1913-1915) for subjects associated with agriculture at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. The exam papers are mostly typed and cover a range of topics from entomology, dairy, animal husbandry, commercial law, mathematics, and English literature. The exams are annotated and scribbled over and appear to mainly belong to one student Glen Stephen Ells. One exam paper in particular shows strategy planning for a hockey game on the reverse of which Ells was a team-member.

Ells, Glenn Stephens

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

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

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.

The pasture problem in Nova Scotia

This file contains "The Pasture Problem in Nova Scotia" by John Edward Shuh. 13 September, 1961. Director of Field Crop Services ; Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing.

Apple records collection

  • MS-14-5
  • Collection
  • 1941
Collection consists of documents related to apple farming, production, and utilization.

Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists biography collection

  • MS-14-19
  • Collection
  • 1971
Collection contains materials created and collected by the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists. Series include biographies and photographs of notable Nova Scotia agrologists, many of whom were associated with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College or the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.

Scrapbook of materials related to agricultural activities in Nova Scotia from 1900-1949

The file consists of a scrapbook of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of NSAC buildings, breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture Annual reports.

Blackberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Strawberry

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.

Strawberry resources: 230 - 232/68

This file is a collection of 29 journal articles, each having a corresponding index card regarding strawberries, published between 1957-1982. Topics include species variety, growth factors, pathology, cross-breeding, genetics, parasites, etc.

Berries - other

This sub-series contains 25 cm of textual material about wild blueberry, which includes production, marketing, management, harvesting, pathology, etc. These were published between 1950-1998.
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