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John Bell fonds

  • MS-10-2
  • Fonds
  • 1976

This fonds consists of four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. Fred Thompson was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), editor, historian, and publisher. He was a central figure in the IWW for many years. The letters provide a recounting of Thompson's time in Halifax as a labourer and labour activist and reveal an ongoing discussion between Bell and Thompson regarding labour issues and labour history. The fonds contains no outgoing correspondence from John Bell to Fred Thompson.

Bell, John

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61, Boxes 1-44 ; OS Box 2, Folders 4-6
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995

Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's entire professional career. These papers include files on the construction of the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission in addition to research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness. The collection also includes correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and his time spent at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

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, Dr., 1901-1986

Robert William Murray MacKay fonds

  • MS-13-77
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1977

Fonds consists of lecture notes, administrative papers regarding the Nova Scotia Hospital, certificates of achievement, medals, and personal correspondence.

MacKay, Robert William Murray, Dr.

J. Gordon Duff fonds

  • MS-13-82
  • Fonds
  • 1844-2010 ; predominant 1961-1990

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the professional life of J. Gordon Duff while he was director and professor at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy. Records include correspondence, pharmacy history and research, photographs, and materials on the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and pharmacy associations.

Duff, J. Gordon

Norman Barrie Coward fonds

  • MS-13-85, Boxes 1-2; OS Box 2, Folders 21-22
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1995

Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, a plaque, and newspaper clippings.

Coward, Norman Barrie, Dr., 1905-1997

Richard C. Weldon fonds

  • MS-2-126
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1890

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence from the period during which Weldon was a Member of Parliament, and includes personal and business letters. There are also telegrams, bills, invoices, and a geometry textbook from Weldon's studies at Mount Allison. Also included are prints of family photographs, circa 1870's-1890's.

Weldon, Richard Chapman

Samuel R. Balcom fonds

  • MS-2-128
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1980

Fonds contains various records from the many different activities, organisations and associations of which Balcom was a part. Balcom played an important role in organising reunions of those who served at the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, and amassed several photographs and other records of these events. He retained records and newspaper clippings reflecting his involvement in clubs and associations.

Balcom, Samuel R., Col.

Alexander E. Kerr fonds

  • MS-2-153, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1975

Fonds contains personal documents of Alexander E. Kerr, including sermons, notes, personal writings and essays, certificates and degrees, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, two photographs, and some correspondence.

Kerr, Alexander Enoch

George Lawson fonds

  • MS-2-159
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1895

Fonds contains off-prints of Lawson's papers (1854-1894), a handwritten catalogue of Lawson's library, handwritten botanical observations (1891), a published program of a course of botany lectures, published testimonials (1874), and an obituary (1895).

Lawson, George

Carleton Stanley fonds

  • MS-2-163, Box 1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

This fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, lectures, article and book manuscripts, papers and poetry, Greek prose, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous records.

Stanley, Carleton Wellesley

Vincent C. MacDonald fonds

  • MS-2-171, Box 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1985

Fonds consists of law publications and print materials relating primarily to government, the Canadian Constitution, or to Newfoundland joining confederation; copies of speeches; correspondence with family, friends, and professional associates, including some from former Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King; newspaper clippings and memorabilia; photographs; and a small group of other miscellaneous documents which includes stories of MacDonald written by friends and associates for the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law publication Hearsay.

MacDonald, Vincent Christopher

Marian Binkley fonds

  • MS-2-172
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1976-1995

Fonds consist of records related to Marian Binkley's extensive research studies on the fishing industry, particularly the health and safety of fishermen and the effects of the industry on their wives and families. Population data and research on the people of Fogo Island over a period of one hundred years is also included. Records consist of correspondence, surveys with fishermen and their wives, research on the fishing industry (particuarly with regard to health problems and fatalities), notes on findings and research, interview transcripts, and audio recordings of the interviews.

Binkley, Marian

Lawrence Johnstone Burpee fonds

  • MS-2-175
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1946

Fonds comprises correspondence regarding Burpee's geneological research into his uncle, James De Mille, research notes and secondary materials about De Mille, and two manuscripts by Burpee on De Mille.

Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone, 1873-1946

Howard Murray fonds

  • MS-2-180, SF Box 19, Folder 10
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1906

Fonds comprises an early teaching contract (1878), handwritten notes on Nova Scotia high school curriculum revisions, and a published pamphlet of opinions on proposed provincial curriculum reform (ca. 1906).

Murray, Howard

Wallace R. MacAskill fonds

  • MS-2-199
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1956

Fonds consists of letters to MacAskill and one published photographic catalogue.

MacAskill, Wallace R.

George Vibert Douglas fonds

  • MS-2-20, SF Box 14, Folders 3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1956

Fonds consists of two notebooks and a number of Douglas's offprints on geological topics, including findings from the Shackleton expedition and mineral deposits in Nova Scotia.

Douglas, George Vibert

Thomas Head Raddall fonds

  • MS-2-202
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1913-1994

The fonds includes manuscripts of most of his published works—novels, short stories, articles, radio broadcasts and plays, and forewords for other works—from 1929 to 1976; research notes and general historical studies; sound recordings; correspondence covering the years 1914 to 1994 (including letters with other authors and his publishers, among others); diaries (closed at the author's request until 2019); photographs; memorabilia; material related to his father who fought and died in World War I; and several scrapbooks containing reviews of his books, clippings, and other research material.

Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994

Kenneth Leslie fonds

  • MS-2-232
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, sermons, miscellaneous papers, poetry volumes and copies of The Protestant, a journal edited by Kenneth Leslie.

Leslie, Kenneth

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

Ralph S. Morton fonds

  • MS-2-249, SF Box 31, Folder 12-13; SF Box 34, Folder 3-7
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1954, 1978-1980

Fonds consists of Phi Delta Theta records, including programs, budgets, reviews, newspaper clippings and materials related to the fraternity's fiftieth reunion in 1980. There is also Morton's history of the fraternity, miscellaneous correspondence (including some with Kenneth Leslie’s lawyer regarding the Committee on Un-American Activities) and a play written by Morton in the 1930s.

Morton, Ralph S. , 1908-

Richard Edward Graham Roome fonds

  • MS-2-252
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1957

Fonds primarily consists of records documenting Roome's military career and research interest. The records span World War One and World War Two and include correspondence (1918-1919 and 1942-1946); war diaries (1915-1918 and 1940-1944); addresses and lectures (1928-1949); ca. 165 black and white photographs, mostly of Mesopotamia during World War I and of training exercises during World War II in Debert and Tracadie, Nova Scotia; photographs and postcards of Dalhousie; maps of England, France, and Mesopotamia from World War I; print materials which include newspaper clippings and copies of Canadian military magazines; research notes on the American Civil War; papers while Deputy Adjutant General (1943-1945) regarding awards, transfers, discharges, etc.; and miscellaneous other papers.

Roome, Richard Edward Graham, Brigadier, 1892-1985

Charles Morse fonds

  • MS-2-254, SF Box 33, Folders 31-33
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898, 1914-1915

Fonds comprises correspondence from William Marshall dated 1896-1898 and 1914-1915. There is also Marshall's illustrated original manuscript of his poem, "Ode to Keats," which he sent to Morse in 1896.

Morse, Charles

Robert MacGregor Dawson fonds

  • MS-2-256, Box 1-33
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1962, 1920-1958

Fonds comprises primarily Dawson's research materials, including newspaper clippings, assorted print materials, notes and correspondence, manuscript drafts, proofs and offprints. There is a smaller volume of personal and family papers, personal and professional correspondence, four photograph albums, and over 160 photographs of Dawson’s family, homes, and friends from his student days at Dalhousie.

Dawson, Robert MacGregor

Wilfred Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-264
  • Fonds
  • 1854, [19-]-1995

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Wilfrid Creighton, including correspondence, articles, manuscripts, financial and legal documents, minutes, photographs and a variety of personal papers and memorabilia. Materials relate to Creighton's education, career and long-time interest in forestry, but also include some materials relating to family history.

Creighton, Wilfred, 1904-2008

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

D.C. Mackay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979

Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

Samuel George William Archibald fonds

  • MS-2-3, SF Box 13, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • [1819?]

Fonds consists of two notes from Lord Dalhousie, two letters (one photocopy) from Agricola (John Young), and one note regarding a property deed.

Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846

John Frederick Miller fonds

  • MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1968

Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delah [?]. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

Miller, John Frederick, 1924-

Horace E. Read fonds

  • MS-2-322
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1991

This fonds consists of a variety of materials related to all aspects of Read's career. The fonds includes a range of correspondence; biographical records pertaining to Read himself such as newspaper clippings and a curriculum vitae; conference papers; various association files and Dalhousie committee files; lecutres; souvenirs from Read's military career that include certificates, miniature medals, a records of military service; published and printed workds; committee files related to the Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board, the Nova Scotia Royal Commission on Auto Insurance, Uniformity of Legislation in Canada, the King's Regulation Revision Committee; and photographs (primarily of Read during the War or attending various functions).

Read, Horace Emerson

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954

Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Andrew Merkel. The fonds contains correspondence to and from friends and associates, including Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts of articles, poems, and plays; Atlantic Radio and Aviation Magazine Papers; newspaper clippings related to his retirement and death; printed copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer; and some other miscellaneous documents

Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954

William Jarvis McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-327
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1988

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and records pertaining to the Dalhousie Class of 1926 and William Jarvis McCurdy. Financial records include class contributions and invoice payments; correspondence includes letters exchanged between McCurdy and various classmates, letters to Elinor Barnstead and a letter from Elinor Barnstead to Wilfrid Creighton.

McCurdy's personal records include a newspaper announcement of his 1929 engagement to Avis Marshall, his 1931 doctoral thesis from Harvard University, and the memorial service program of his death in 1988.

McCurdy, William Jarvis

Margaret Ethel Mathers (MS-2-364)

  • MS-2-364, SF Box 39, Folder 3; SF Box 41, Folder 12
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1942

Fonds comprises correspondence between Mathers and various service organizations with which she was involved.

Mathers, Margaret Ethel

Guy Henson fonds

  • MS-2-373
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence (1943-1975), publications (1946-1970), addresses and forewords (1944-1977), unpublished documents (1952-1978), material collected for reference and other purposes, newspaper cuttings, memorabilia (1934-1977), and black and white photographs (1946-1975), written or collected by Guy Henson. Reference and other materials pertain to a wide variety of topics, including golf, education in Nova Scotia, political movements and current affairs, social causes, labour, management, and the activities of many local, provincial and national societies.

Henson, Guy

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

Velma Brown fonds

  • MS-2-379
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

Fonds consists of newsletters and poetry publications from 1971-1979. Most of the publications feature poetry written by Velma Brown, but a number of other authors are also featured, including Sidney M. Parker, known as the blind poet of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Brown, Velma, Purdy

Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

  • MS-2-41
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1865

Fonds consists of Thomas McCulloch Jr.'s correspondence with various persons and organizations, manuscripts, and documents from McCulloch's visit(s) to France.

McCulloch, Thomas, Jr.

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901

Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

Arthur Stanley Mackenzie fonds

  • MS-2-43
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1949, 1971

Fonds consists of correspondence (1885-1936), publications (1894-1927), addresses (1889-1921), unpublished documents (1881-1923), including unpublished articles, a large number of lecture notes (1881-1923), research notes (1887-n.d.) and lab books (1887-1909). Other course materials include course examination papers written and collected by Dr. MacKenzie. Other materials in this fonds pertaining to Dr. MacKenzie’s personal life include his diaries (1883-1909), honours, pictures and memorabilia (1938-1949).

MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley

Eliza Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-433
  • Fonds
  • 1889, 1930-1933

Fonds consists of a printed copy of Ritchie's thesis, completed in 1889 at Cornell University; two essay offprints from The Dalhousie Review; and a hand-bound catalogue of Ritchie's book collection, with her personal bookplate on the endpapers.

Ritchie, Eliza

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

Allan Bevan fonds

  • MS-2-472
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1960-1980

Fonds contains textual records relating to the history of the activities of the Dalhousie University English Department and to Bevan's academic activities. The fonds consist of research notes generated during Bevan's study of Dryden's literature; academic and departmental correspondence and documentation created while Bevan was head of the English department and afterwards; documents and correspondence relating to operations at the Dalhousie Review from 1972-1980; fiction and other writings; material pertaining to courses he taught from 1949 to 1976; and various undated papers written by his students.

Bevan, Allan, Dr., 1913-1981

Ralph Venning Dimock fonds

  • MS-2-477, SF Box 43, Folders 1-8
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1946

Fonds comprises miscellaneous business and personal correspondence, legal documents, deeds and papers regarding property in Halifax and Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Dimock, Ralph Venning, 1867-1948

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933

Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

George Hugh Henderson fonds

  • MS-2-516, SF Box 19, Folder 11 & 12; SF Box 27, Folder 23 & 29
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1950

Fonds comprises a letter from Ernest Rutherford and correspondence regarding a proposal to apply for the presidency of the University of New Brunswick. There is also a letter of appointment from the Ministry of National Defence, a list of Henderson's publications, miscellaneous offprints, obituaries, high school diplomas, Cavendish Laboratory dinner menus, and the warrant of appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

Henderson, George Hugh

George Nicholls fonds

  • MS-2-561
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1983

This fonds consists of material created by or accumulated by George V.V. Nicholls. Records include correspondence, Nicholls and Van Vliet family estates and wills, course material from classes taught by Nicholls at Dalhousie’s Law School and Queen’s University, meeting minutes from professional associations, Dalhousie and community committees and clubs that Nicholls was involved with, some photographs and drafts and published legal journal articles and essays written by Nicholls.

Nicholls, George

John Godfrey fonds

  • MS-2-575
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1987, predominant 1966-1986

Fonds consists of materials created or collected by Dr. John F. Godfrey while he was a professor at Dalhousie University and President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Material consists of correspondence, course material, lecture notes, videocassettes, shooting scripts and research for History 100 videos, manuscripts, notes, printed material of local history and locations, and meeting minutes and memos from committees, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the History Department at Dalhousie University.

Godfrey, John F.

John F. Graham fonds

  • MS-2-623
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1991

Fonds consists of material created and collected by John F. Graham during his career as a professor at Dalhousie University, as well as some material prior to this time. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, manuscripts and drafts of writings by Graham, course and lecture materials, departmental memos, research, and similar material.

Graham, John F.

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)

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

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