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Essays and writings

File contains speeches and essays on a variety of subjects, including drama, Russian novelists, and modern fiction.

Speeches on education, literature, religion, and other topics

File includes speeches and essays on a variety of subjects, including education, literature, religion, academic biographical citations, and the Red Cross. Speeches were primarily delivered at faculty meetings and convocations. File also includes Frank Parker Day's inaugural address as President of Union College and radio talks on education given as president.

Speeches on education, citizenship, and reflections on life

File contains speeches and essays on a variety of subjects, including education, citizenship, and reflections on life. Some speeches were given in Day's role as President of Union College. One speech in MS-2-288, Box 13, Folder 2 is written in Spanish.

Undated essays and writings

Subjects include human and animal nature, literature by Robert Herrick and John Masefield, the English language, and politics.

Photograph of the Aegean Island

This is a photograph of the ship the Agean Island. The reverse of the photograph has a small French language newspaper clipping which reads, "Aux portes de la metropole, un lourd cargo rempli de sucre s'était échoué le 21 octobre. Des centaines de curieux ont observé le renflouement exécuté par la McAllister Towing."

Photograph of the America

This file contains 3 photographs of the America passenger ship. The first photograph shows the America in the Atlantic and has a description in French language on the reverse that reads "Le paquebot "America" dans une tempête sur l'atlantique - mars 1949". The second photograph is of the entire ship at sea. The third photograph is the America being lead out by tugboats from New York City into the Hudson River to begin voyage across the Atlantic, carrying 260 Athletes and 44 coaches and managers of the US Olympic Teams. Also included with the photographs is photo credit sheet issued by the Associated Press with the information about the third photograph.

Photograph of the Assiniboine (HMCS)

This file contains three photographs of the Assiniboine destroyer. The first photogrpah is of two Navel officers on deck of the Assiniboine (not named). The second photograph shows the naval crew at attention on deck (not named). The third photograph shows at least 5 crew memebers on deck of Assiniboine. Also included in the file with the photograph are 5 French language sheets with information pertaining to the war time activities of the ship.

Photographs of the Bluethroat

This file contains 3 photographs of the Bluethroat. Two photographs show the Bluethroat leaving port and the third shows the Bluethroat in port with 5 crewmen on board. Included in this folder was a mislabelled photograph of the Porte St. Louis leaving port which is now located in

Photograph of the Buckleigh

This file contains a photograph of the British freighter Buckleigh on the sands of Long Island and is dated on the reverse for October 3 1923. On the reverse written in French language is, "Le cargo anglais "Buckleigh" échoué a Long Island, 3-10-1923". Also included in the folder is an English language note about the photogrpah.

Photograph of the C.D. Howe

This file contians a photogrpah of the C.D. Howe in port. Along with the photograph is an English language write up about the ship. It reads, "Artic Patrol Ship -- Now successfully launched from shipyards at Lauzon, Que., the modern ship shown above will replace the Transport Departmnet's ill-fated Nascopie which foundered during the Artic trip two years ago. The new 276-foot ship, christened C.D.Howe, will set out on its first Arctic patrol next year." The sheet is dated 8/9/49.

Photograph of the Canada (SS)

This file contains a photograph is the SS Canada while it was sinking. Also included with the photograph was a fading photocopy of a write up about the photo which read, "Wide World Photo: Please Watch Credit: 921668. Sank After Explosion. North Sea-- The partly submerged S.S. Canada shown after she sank while five tugs were attempting to beach her. The Canada was damaged by an explosion recently. Believed to have been caused by a mine. All aboard the 11,108 ton liner escaped in lifeboats. _____ by British censor. -11/24/39 (s)"

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.

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-

Photograph of a drawing of Reverend Thomas McCulloch

Item is a glass plate of a drawing of Rev. Thomas McCulloch, D.D. The drawing by Arthur Lismer itself is based on a painting of McCulloch by Daniel Munro. The drawing was commissioned and used for history books on Dalhousie University, like One hundred years of Dalhousie 1818-1918 (1920), and Daniel Cobb Harvey's, An introduction to the history of Dalhousie (1938).

Letter from Thomas McCulloch to the Senate of the University of Edinburgh

Item is a letter concerning Thomas McCulloch's donation of a North American insect specimen (from Nova Scotia) to the University of Edinburgh, via Professor Jameson, for the university's museum. The letter discusses Nova Scotia's Scottish connections, Presbyterian religion, the Pictou Academy, and the advocates for the conference of honorary degrees on the Honourable Sampson Salter Blowers, the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia; the Honourable James Stewart; and the Honourable Brenton Halyburton.

Photograph of a convocation procession

Item is a photograph taken during a Dalhousie University reunion in 1938. The photograph shows a procession of graduates walking across Dalhousie's Studley campus. The Macdonald Library (Macdonald building) and Science Building (Chemistry Building) are visible in the background.

Hayward, J.C.M.

Photograph of a procession across Studley campus

Item is a photograph taken during a Dalhousie University reunion in 1938. The photograph shows a procession of alumni, faculty, or other people walking across Dalhousie's Studley campus. The Macdonald Library (Macdonald building) and Science Building (Chemistry Building) are visible in the background.

Hayward, J.C.M.

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