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James Benjamin Westhaver fonds

  • MS-2-587, SF Box 4, Folders 1-16; SF Box 45, Folders 25-32
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1907
Fonds includes items dealing with the invention of and patenting of a hydraulic gold extractor first registered in 1887. Also involves setting up a company to use the machine and begin gold mining. The material covers a period of 1883 to 1905, and involves many individuals in the business and legal community of Halifax and the South Shore. It also includes the original patent with the specification and diagrams, other diagrams, a 31 page hand written report by Westhaver on his trip to Dawson City, Yukon in 1902 to test his separator. A very interesting collection of letters, documents, legal correspondence, governmental material, etc., etc., dealing with the starting of a company to use the gold separate and Westhaver's various difficulties with financing and control.

Westhaver, James Benjamin

Charles Tupper letters

  • MS-2-75, SF Box 18, Folder 26
  • File
  • 1887, 1911
File consists of two handwritten letters by Charles Tupper. One letter is an 1887 letter of introduction to Sir Andrew Clark regarding Mr. Freeborn, a Canadian medical student in London. The second letter was written in 1911 to Mrs. J. Ross Smith in Amherst, Nova Scotia thanking her for an earlier correspondence regarding election results.

Tupper, Charles, Sir, 1821-1915

Letter from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith

  • MS-2-69, SF Box 18, Folder 22
  • Item
  • 1823
Item is a letter (1823) from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith, requesting that two barrels of Pictou oatmeal be shipped to Quebec on the next available vessel as a sample of Smith's produce.

Smith, W., fl. 1823

Jonathan Borden Marsh fonds

  • MS-2-48, SF Box 18, Folder 15
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1886
Fonds consists of Marsh's account book with the barque Vibilia and her owners (1869-1882) as well as pilot and customs papers. Also included is a charter contract for the Ellerslie (1886).

Marsh, Jonathan Borden, Captain, 1841-1934

Anonymous German sermon

  • MS-2-65, SF Box 18, Folder 23
  • Item
  • 1797
Item is a handwritten sermon in German dated August 15, 1797 with additional delivery dates of 1800, 1808, and 1811.

Letters from J.A. Froude to Mr. Miller

  • MS-2-50, SF Box 18, Folder 17
  • File
  • [ca. 1882]
File consists of three letters written to Mr. Miller from J.A. Froude. The first letter refers to a suggestion that Froude be interested in editing The Contemporary Review, an idea firmly withdrawn in Froude's second letter.

Froude, J.A., 1818-1894

Business correspondence and balance sheet of Captain Alfred Gould

  • MS-2-86, SF Box 18, Folder 31
  • File
  • 1885, 1899
File consists of business and professional correspondence from various writers, including Captain Stewart Gould (some photocopies). There is also a balance sheet (ca. 1881-1888) showing loans, payments, and ships' earnings.

Gould, Alfred, Captain, 1841-1896

Business correspondence of John M. Blaikie

  • MS-2-85, SF Box 18, Folder 30
  • File
  • 1860-1902
File consists of correspondence regarding Blaikie's mercantile and shipbuilding businesses.

Blaikie, John M., 1837-1929

Archibald Woodbury McLelan fonds

  • MS-2-87, SF Box 18, Folders 32-33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1869
Fonds comprises business correspondence, bills of lading, receipts, and miscellaneous papers connected to McLelan's shipping business.

McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890

Note from John J. MacKenzie regarding a class cancellation

  • MS-2-44, SF Box 18, Folder 14
  • Item
  • 1878
Item is a note from J.J. MacKenzie to an unnamed colleague regarding his class cancellation due to illness and making reference to an impending guest lecture by Sir W. Young.

Mackenzie, John James, 1847-1879

Letters to John Young from his son, William Young

  • MS-2-80, SF Box 18, Folder 28
  • File
  • 1815, 1833
File consists of one handwritten letter (1833) to John Young from his son and business agent, William Young, and a transcription of an earlier letter (1815) from William.

Young, John, 1773-1837

Letter from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to William Dummer Northend

  • MS-2-60, SF Box 18, Folder 19
  • Item
  • 1875
Item is one handwritten letter (1875) from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to William Dummer Northend in Salem, Massachusetts regarding the possibility of finding subscribers in Boston and Cambridge for an unnamed cause.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882

Letter from Jonathan Sewell to his daughters, Maria and Henrietta

  • MS-2-66, SF Box 18, Folder 21
  • Item
  • 1828
Item is a letter (1828) from Jonathan Sewell to his daughters, Maria (the eldest) and Henrietta, addressed to the care of their uncle, Stephen Sewell, in Montreal. Sewell describes the recent departure of Lord and Lady Dalhousie and exhorts his daughters to travel by steamboat and meet him at Three Rivers, which he calls "The Modern Seat of Science, Literature & Fashion."

Sewell, Jonathan, Justice, c. 1766-1839

William Young fonds

  • MS-2-81, SF Box 18, Folder 29
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1870
Fonds consists of a book of literary quotations, a letter from Sir William Young to Judge Thompson and S.L. Shannon, a draft of a speech regarding Dalhousie College, a letter from William Young to his parents, and a letter to Charles Young from William.

Young, William, Sir

Letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin

  • MS-2-74, SF Box 18, Folder 24
  • File
  • 1854-1855
File consists of four letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin. Austin was Tobin's schoolmate at Stonyhurst College from 1849-1852 and later served as Poet Laureate of England (1896-1913).

Austin, Alfred

William Henry Harris fonds

  • MS-2-149, SF Box 25, Folders 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1947
Fonds comprises correspondence (primarily postcards) relating to Harris's positions as High Sheriff and chief returning officer.

Harris, William Henry, 1882-1965

Deeds for sale of lands in Pictou County to John Ives Meagher

  • MS-2-145, SF Box 25, Folder 6
  • File
  • 1875-1876
File contains two indentures evidencing the sale of lands in Pictou County. The first indenture (dated 1875) records a land sale from Robert Moran to John Ives Meagher. The second indenture (dated 1876) records a sale from Alexander and Sarah A. McKenzie to John Ives Meagher.

Meagher, John Ives, fl. 1875-1876

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

Norman J. Ritchie fonds

  • MS-2-91, SF Box 23, Folders 3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1968
Fonds comprises a signed typescript of "The Story of Robb's" and twenty-four pages of notes and correspondence regarding the project.

Ritchie, Norman John, 1896-1976

Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr.

  • MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18
  • Item
  • 1902
Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) which contains notes on subjects such as work meetings, travel, weather, oxen, and mishaps.

Davison, Edward, D.T., 1845-

The diaries of Shuldman Samuel Crawford Hill

  • MS-2-217, SF Box 32, Folder 7; SF Box 32, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1894-1905
Diaries span the years 1894-1905, detailing various aspects of Hill's daily life, including information on the weather, work, visits and other activities. Diaries for 1895 and 1904 are missing.

Hill, Shuldham Samuel Crawford , 1837-

Annotated copy of Memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D.

  • MS-2-215, SF Box 32, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1859
Item is a memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor published in 1859 by George Patterson. Item includes corrections, annotations and loose notes made by Patterson.

Patterson, George, The Reverend, 1824-1897

Notebook of George Renny Young

  • MS-2-212, SF Box 32, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1838
Fonds consists of a notebook belonging to George Young containing a report on emigration from Germany and personal journal entries.

Young, George Renny, 1802-1853

George Geddie Patterson

  • MS-2-196, SF Box 32, Folder 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1853, 1923
Fonds comprises notes on the students of William Lyall at the Free Church College, Halifax (1852-53), and a copy of Lyall's pamphlet, The Philosophy of Thought (1853). There are also two personal letters.

Patterson, George Geddie, 1864-1951

Dartmouth Grace United Church fonds

  • MS-2-253, SF Box 34, Folder 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1934
Fonds consists of a Women's Missionary Society treasurer's book (1928-1933), an historical sketch of the church during the years 1853-1953, Calendar Club account books (1926-1928 and 1929-1933); and a Ladies’ Aid minute book (1929-1934).

Dartmouth Grace United Church.

Minutes of the Maple Leaf Division of the British War Relief Society of the United States of America

  • MS-2-233, SF Box 33, Folder 27 ; SF Box 34, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1941-1945
Two minute books (Volumes 2 and 3) of the Executive Committee, which include financial transactions, memoranda, disbursements and the deed of lease of the Canadian (Maple Leaf) Fund Incorporated. The original name of the organization was the British War Relief Society of the United States of America Canadian Maple Leaf Fund Incorporated.

British War Relief Society (U.S.).

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-

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

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

Personal archives of Alexander and John D. Cameron

  • MS-2-138, SF Box 39, Folder 5
  • File
  • 1851-1896
File contains papers relating to the appointment as Postmaster of Alexander Cameron and John D. Cameron and two letters to Misses Sara and Jessie Cameron.

Cameron, Alexander, fl. 1851-1896

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

Reginald Eyre Watters fonds

  • MS-2-369, SF Box 41, Folder 13 ; SF Box 39, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977
Fonds comprises 73 leaves of correspondence and a typescript essay by Wayne Kime called "The American Antecedents of James De Mille's A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder."

Watters, Reginald Eyre, 1912-1979

Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

  • MS-2-147, SF Box 25, Folders 4-5 ; SF Box 26 ; SF Box 39, Folder 6
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1928
Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.

Harris, Joseph Simpson

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-

Correspondence between Robert Bell and George Lawson

  • MS-2-381, SF Box 40, Folder 17
  • File
  • 1861-1889
File contains correspondence between Robert Bell and professor George Lawson, Dalhousie College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bell, Robert, 1841-1917

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