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Letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-140, SF Box 27, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1904

Item is a letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The letter makes reference to the mining strikes of the previous year, as well as correspondences with other family members in Moncton, New Brunswick, Boston, and Manila.

Faulkner, W.E., fl. 1904

Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24

  • MS-2-14, SF Box 13, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1848

Item is the division's minute book from 1848 to 1862, which include a letter dated 1864 regarding a charge against Jasper Journeay for violating the Sons of Temperance constitution.

Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24.

Commonplace Book of geographical terms and racial attributes

  • MS-2-152, SF Box 32, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [18--]

Item is a 19th-century notebook in copperplate script containing descriptions of geographical properties and racial attributes, with some associated maps or schemas. Some pages contain what appear to be later additions of poetry or notes and sketches in pencil by a different hand.

Letter from Bryce McMaster to Evelyn Walton

  • MS-2-156, SF Box 27, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1941

Item is a letter to Mrs. Evelyn A. Walton from war poet Bryce McMaster, in which he discusses several poems.

Walton, Evelyn A., fl. 1941

Manuscript of "The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton" by M.D. Morrison

  • MS-2-165, SF Box 25, Folder 43
  • Item
  • 1931

Item is a manuscript of an unpublished article titled "The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton" written for presentation to the "Literary branch of the Guild" in Dominion, Nova Scotia. Attached is a letter written by Morrison to a Mr. McIntosh, requesting the manuscript's return and the reader's spelling corrections of Gaelic words.

Morrison, Murdoch Daniel, Dr., 1868-1946

Logbook of the schooner Vincent A. White

  • MS-2-107, SF Box 23, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1923-1924

Item is the logbook of the tern schooner Vincent A. White on voyages from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Glasgow, Scotland (June 26 to November 7, 1923) and Lunenburg to Havana, Cuba (February 14 to April 2, 1924).

Vincent A. White (schooner).

Pictou Academy debating society meeting minutes

  • MS-2-312, SF Box 36, Folder 49
  • Item
  • 1907-1909

Minute book dating from the founding of the debating club on 18 September 1908 through 12 November 1909.

Pictou Academy Debating Society.

Investment ledger of A.P. Shand

  • MS-2-248, SF Box 48, Folder 19
  • Item
  • 1872-1893

Item contains a ledger listing A.P. Shand's investments in sailing vessels and local companies, dividends received (1873-1893), and a list of assets (1883-1893).

Shand, A.P.

Letter from Francis V. Hugo to Mrs Saunders

  • MS-2-277, SF Box 41, Folder 15
  • Item
  • ca. 1863

Letter from Francis V. Hugo to Mrs Saunders, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hugo's younger sister, Adèle, boarded with the Saunders under an assumed name after she followed Lt. Albert Andrew Pinson from London to Halifax, where he was stationed between 1863-1866.

Saunders, Mrs. Richard, fl. 1863-1866

Sermons of Reverend Peter De LaRoche

  • MS-2-36, SF Box 16, Folder 8
  • Item
  • [ca. 1771]-[ca. 1781]

Item is one bound volume of hand-written sermons preached in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia ca. 1771-1781.

De LaRoche, Peter, The Reverend, c. 1752-1795

Helen Dorothy Armitage Arnell's Dalhousie University scrapbook

  • MS-2-389, SF Box 40, Folder 26
  • Item
  • 1907-1911

File contains a scrapbook documenting Helen Arnell's student life at Dalhousie University from 1907-1911, including her BA diploma. The file also contains her 1905-1906 class pin from the Halifax Academy and her Dalhousie class pins from 1911.

Arnell, Helen Dorothy (Armitage), 1891-

Commonplace book of Amelia Davis

  • MS-2-470, SF Box 43, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1838-1839

Item is a commonplace book kept between 1838-1839 by Amelia Davis. The notebook contains poetry excerpts, prayers, notes on history, and pictures of famous poets.

Darby, Amelia Davis, 1823-1904

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

Augustine Melanson, ledger

  • MS-4-203, SF Box 46, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1848-1857

Ledger 1848-1857 including accounts of the Schooner (later brigantine) Samuel Campbell

Melanson, [Augustine?]

A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience

  • MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
  • Item
  • April 6, 1979

File contains a student essay titled, "A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience," written in 1979 by Kevin Reilly for a course on Canadian working class history taught by Dr. Gregory S. Kealey. The essay documents the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association's collective bargaining experience.

Reilly, Kevin

Essay on the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association

  • MS-9-40, SF Box 52, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1980

File contains an essay titled, "Nova Scotia Government Employees Association" written by Chris Bailey for submission to Gregory Kealey. The essay is about the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association.

Bailey, Chris

Annie Logan Barnwell's scrapbook of Pictou Academy's history

  • MS-2-177, SF Box 83, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1920-1970

The item is a hard-backed, ribbon-bound scrapbook compiled by the donor comprising newspapers clipping, photographs, correspondence and notes about the history of Pictou Academy.

Annie Logan Barnwell

Discussion for peace and progress

  • MS-11-7, OS Box 4, Folder 57
  • Item
  • 1953

Item is an audio disc recording of a "discussion for peace and progress" moderated by Ben Grauer at a Dalhousie University meeting in New York, New York in 1953.

Grauer, Benjamin Franklin, 1908-1977

Farnworth and Jardine's Wood Circular

  • MS-4-19, SF Box 21, Folder 21
  • Item
  • May 30, 1872

Item is a wood circular from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, dated May 30, 1872. The circular reports on recent timber imports and sales and includes wholesale prices for American and Baltic timber products as of May 30, 1872.

Farnworth and Jardine.

Ledger of Silas H. Crane

  • MS-4-151, SF Box 47, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1832-1858

File contains a financial ledger that records the business activities of Silas H. Crane.

Crane, Silas H.

William Smith

  • MS-4-182, SF Box 21, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1871-1872

Smith, William

Receipt book of Matthew Richardson

  • MS-4-74, SF Box 48, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1820-1822

Item is a leather-bound receipt book with receipts from 28 December 1820 to 30 July, 1822. Receipts are written by idividuals who received cash (pound sterling) from Matthew Richardson.

Richardson, Matthew

Homotransplantation

  • MS-13-37, SF Box 63, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is an article by Dr. R. Singh titled "Homotransplantation."

Singh, R.

Troop (Troup) family tree and pedigree

  • MS-2-321, SF Box 31, Folder 24
  • Item
  • 1975

Pedigree and family tree of the Troop (Troup) family dating back eight generations.

Troop, Jared Douglas Eric, 1897 -

Manuscript journal, detailing an expedition along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick situated on the Bay of Fundy, July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

  • MS-2-370, Oversize Folder 1
  • Item
  • July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

Item is a cartographic journal containing daily entries and twenty-five cartographic diagrams and topographical illustrations showing coastlines, elevations, distances (in leagues), water depths, capes, bays, rivers, inlets, islands and other geographical features.

From the accounts of the first few days, the jump off point must have been somewhere near Mahone Bay or Lunenburg, on the southern coast of Nova Scotia. Few observations are recorded during the first week; the aim seems to have been to reach an initial destination of Grand Manan Island. At this point, beginning on July 25, 1684, detailed observations are made of all islands, rocks, and other geographical objects, along with more specific information concerning water depths (given in braces), types of currents, prevailing winds, distances between landmarks (given in leagues), places of secure anchorage, danger zones, etc. Most of the observed areas are accompanied by topographical illustrations which depict not only the contours of the coastline, but also elevations from sea level.

The expedition proceeded from Grand Manan Island down into Passamaquoddy Bay (this is not named, but the St. Croix River is), then Northeast along the coast of New Brunswick to the entrance to the St. John River. At this point, the expedition encountered at least two British war vessels, equipped with cannons. An envoy from the expedition was sent to the British ships, apparently commanded by John Nelson, the nephew of the first proprietor of New Brunswick; assurances are exchanged, the envoy is returned, and the expedition again proceeds along its way. Much of this portion of the expedition was obscured by a dense and persistent thick fog which made the task of the cartographer at times impossible, as he frequently notes.

From St. John River, the expedition turned back again across the Bay of Fundy, along Long Island, down along the Western coast of Nova Scotia to Cape Sable. This destination is reached by July 31, 1684, and here some days are passed waiting out a violent storm. Another British ship is mentioned, though no contact was made. The coastline from Cape Sable all the way to Margaret's Bay is represented by numerous illustrations. The weather seems to have been more favourable, and much of the area was apparently uncharted.

This portion of the journey includes descriptions and illustrations of Cape Negro, Baye du Port Razor, Riv. des Jardins, Port Rosignol, Sable River, La Have Harbour, Mahone Bay (called here Mirligaich), Margaret's Bay, etc. The expedition continues from Margaret's Bay on to the Northeast, with observations of Cape Sambro, Riv. Chibouetou. Riv. Maganchis, Cape Thiodor, and it ends at St. Mary's River, on September 14, 1684.

Appended to the journal is a twelve page "Inventaire pour servir a l'armament et consommation du nav(igation)," in which a very detailed list of hundreds of items is presented. The two categories that receive the most attention are boat fixtures (e.g., sails, bowsprites, halyards, stays, topsails, masts, anchors, rope, riggings, etc.) and armaments (e.g., cannons, ammunitions, guns, other weapons, etc.). Surgical equipment is briefly mentioned. Extraneous observations are also included from time to time: an abundance of fish off Cape Forcheau; arborage and foliage on shore; disembarkments, during one of which one of the crew apparently attempted to desert.

Marianne (Ship)

Notebook of Samuel J. Holland

  • MS-2-33, SF Box 16, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1747-1748

Item is a 150-page notebook that Samuel J. Holland used in 1747 when he was serving as an artillery officer in the Dutch army. The notebook is bound in vellum and contains tables, memoranda, mathematical calculations, diagrams, recipes for making gun powder, and assorted notes.

Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801

Traditional songs from New Glasgow

  • MS-2-353, SF Box 38, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [ca. 1975]

File contains five traditional songs sung to Edward Charles Feltmate during his childhood in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Feltmate, Charles, fl. 1975

Sermon by Joseph Outram

  • MS-2-61, SF Box 27, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1844

Item is a sermon on Mormonism written by Joseph Outram in Halifax, 1844.

Outram, Joseph, fl. 1844

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