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 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.
File contains photograph of Mary Jo Duncan and friends at a cat’s birthday party. Inscribed on reverse is “Summer 1986, Your L-R back row: Otto [Weininger], Helene Mooney, Sylvia Singer Weininger, Wilf Mooney (deceased), Front – MJD & David Katz. Groundson of Mooneys (at a birthday party for my cat Rosita!)."
File contains photograph of Phyllis and Ken Emery, sent as a “Just Married” Christmas Card. Inscribed on reverse is: “Dear Elisabeth: Some months after Kay died I met a colleague’s mother who had lost her husband of 45 years also to cancer. We have many similar interests and attitudes so we married 8 months ago to begin our second chance. I continue writing about the ocean: a big book about “The Geology of the Atlantic Ocean” in late 1984, and since then a lot of work in tide-gauge-record indicators of plate tectonics. Phyllis has brushed up on concert piano and organ & expects to do the same for her painting. Most likely you are more than busy as usual with your attempts to transfer technology. Latin Americans, tho, seem to be allergic to science. Best wishes, Phyllis & Ken”
File contains photograph of Dave Kreiger and family. Inscribed on reverse “Dear Elisabeth, Hope this finds you well & happy! We’re all just fine. Dave has been made an associate with the law firm of Griffith & Thornburgh and is very happy doing all the work of lawyering. He continues with the NAPF and was in Budapest in early November at a conference. Jeff is finishing a degree in sociology at Cal State Northridge, Jono is a sophomore at U.C. Davis (genetics) and Mara is a freshmen at CATE. I was a finalist (Ceramics) in Art Quest ’88 (one of 16 internationally) Life is good! Have a wonderful holiday and visit us anytime. Much love Carolee & Dave”
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.”