Item is a photograph of Phyllis Blakeley with Deputy Minister of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness, Louis Stephen. Blakeley was the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia nominee for the Cultural Life Award.
Item is a photograph of the crew of the Bluenose II. Back Row L-R: Captain Ellsworth Coggins, Steward (unknown), Cook Kenny Beckford, Bosun William Snow, Engineer John Weeks, Mate (unknown). Front Row: Jim Johnson, Alex Hartley, Bob Keddy, unknown.
Item is a transcript of an interview with Stanley MacEachern. The interview was conducted by Anna Quon at the Belmont House on August 20, 2010. This was the first interview conducted as part of the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch's Our Voices Matter Project. The interview touches on a wide range of topics, including Stanley's childhood in Oshawa, Ontario, life in Nova Scotia, experiences with depression and medication, work and travels, and other aspects of his personal life.
Item is the second issue of the newsletter Voice, published in April 1977 by the Gay Alliance for Equality. Voice was published by Marni Dowe and organized by the Voice Committee, which consisted of Robin Metcalfe, Deborah Trask, and Anne Fulton. Susan Longard was the typist. This issue addresses media discrimination of gays and provided coverage of other news and events. The issue contains submissions by Jim McSwain, Robin Metcalfe, Mary Ann Mancini, Anne Fulton, and Bob Stout.
Item is a map of Nova Scotia and adjacent regions by Johannes De Laet. It is the first printed map to include an accurate depiction of Prince Edward Island, and the earliest depiction of a north-south orientated Lake Champlain.
Item is a chart of a harbour showing a point of land with a cross. The chart was published on page thirty of Les voyages du sieur de Champlain Xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le roy en la marine (Paris: Jean Berjon, 1613). In this volume, Champlain describes the country around Port des mines or present-day Basin of Mines or Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada. The river at the head of the bay is Shubenacadie River, but the location of the cross, which proves, according to the author, that Christians once lived there, is unknown. Champlain drew the original from which the engraving was made. Cartographic elements include soundings, shoals, compass rose, and ship. Chart also includes a waterfall or rapids, a dwelling, a group of First Nations people, and some topographical details. Items in image are lettered for identification in key below.
Item is a chart of the Magdalen Islands created by Thomas Jefferys. The chart was published in A Collection of Charts of the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador (London 1765-1768). Item is entry 604 in Kershaw's Early printed maps of Canada.
Item is an order of passage issued to the Eliza Oulton by the Ottoman Empire. The order was presumably requested from the British embassy on behalf of the vessel. A piece of the document is missing. This particular document is written in the Divani script, an ornate Ottoman Turkish script that is extremely difficult to read and write. Divani was popular for writing court documents because it was difficult to forge.
Item is a photograph with the inscription on reverse “MERI ANNUAL MEETING 1993 GREAT COVE, BROOKLIN, MAINE. Back row (from left): Tad Crawford, Lisa Semple, Susan Shaw, Elisabeth Borgese, John McCreight, Kim Healy, Jan Snow. Front row (from left): Susan Crawford, Diane Brenner, Karin Tilberg, Linnea Tilberg, and Dave Schia.”