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Nova Scotia Fonds
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Pottersfield Press fonds

  • MS-4-254
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2019
Fonds contains records documenting the creation and management of Pottersfield Press from its inception in 1978. These include administrative documents such as grant and funding applications and author contracts; correspondence between the managing editor and authors, readers, contract editors and others; editorial records including manuscripts and page proofs; and publicity materials such as catalogues and book reviews.

Pottersfield Press

Carleton Stanley fonds

  • MS-2-163, Box 1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962
This fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, lectures, article and book manuscripts, papers and poetry, Greek prose, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous records.

Stanley, Carleton Wellesley

Eastern Command Players fonds

  • MS-3-12
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1954
Fonds consists of meeting minutes, a circular letter, and programs for productions of Dover Road and Blithe Spirit.

Eastern Command Players.

D.C. Mackay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979
Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

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

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

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

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-

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jean Mason Pell fonds

  • MS-14-3
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971
Fonds contains Jean Pell's broadcast scripts for The Gillans, a dramatic radio serial about a farming family produced for the Maritime version of CBC's Farm Family, which aired from 1941-1971. It was written by Norman Creighton and Kay Hill until 1949, when Jean Pell took over as the scriptwriter until the serial's final season in 1971. Scripts for the program, which aired every weekday, are arranged in chronological order; the occurrence of "emergency scripts," which were substituted when one or more characters were unable to perform, resulted in some episode numbers being skipped or numbered out of order.

Pell, Jean

Kenneth Cox fonds

  • MS-14-16
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1949
Fonds consists of one invoice and a book containing two pages of notes about agriculture written by Kenneth Cox.

Cox, Kenneth

William Sullivan fonds

  • MS-14-12
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1929
This fonds contains pamphlets on alfalfa farming, correspondence to William Sullivan and information about Jersey cattle from the Grayburn Farms and the Elm Hill Farm.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association fonds

  • MS-14-2
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1983
This fonds contains minutes, financial records, correspondence, student lists, reports, banquet programs, and newspaper clippings from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College Alumni Association.

Nova Scotia Poultry Association fonds

  • MS-14-11, MS-14 Box 4, Folders 8-14
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938
This fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, and the minutes of the annual meetings for the Nova Scotia Poultry Association from 1913-1938.

Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1969
This fonds contains photographs, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal and instructor at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College; this includes photographs, certificates, and articles and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

G. D. Campbell and Sons fonds

  • MS-4-1
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1935
The fonds consists of records routine operational transactions through daybooks, cashbooks, ledgers, letter books, mill books, invoice books, time books, cash and book sales, receipts, financial records, invoices and statements. Also represented in the fonds are Campbell Lumber Company correspondence, general papers and correspondence, store quotations, legal documents, lumber schedules, wills and estate papers, the personal Papers of Glidden Campbell, and materials relating to the Weymouth Marine Insurance Co.

G.D. Campbell and Sons. G.D. Campbell and Company.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College fonds

  • UA-43
  • Fonds
  • 1896-2017
This fonds contains textual material, photos, artifacts, slides, paintings, and a video cassette on the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1896 and 2012. Subjects includes buildings, students, faculty, events, curriculum, administration records, and the institute's history.

Nova Scotia Deptartment of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1996

This fonds contains Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports.

Fonds also contains the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996 and correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972.

Gordon Kinsman fonds

  • MS-14-14
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1993
This fonds consists of reports and studies on Nova Scotia farming and marketing between 1924-1990. It also includes papers, correspondence, photographs, a newspaper article, and signs created and collected by Gordon Kinsman during his research of berries in Nova Scotia between 1965 and 1991. This fonds contains 4 black and white photographs.

Kell Antoft fonds

  • MS-2-743, Boxes 1-40
  • Fonds
  • 1929-2002
Fonds comprises records that document Kell Antoft's varied careers and personal interests.

Antoft, Kell

Maritime School of Social Work fonds

  • UA-22
  • Fonds
  • 1922 - 2010
The fonds consist of records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Maritime School of Social Work. These include general correspondence, committee minutes, financial records, reports, statistics, program information, course materials, examination records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs, as well as documentation of relationships with outside organizations.

Maritime School of Social Work

G C Retson fonds

  • MS-14-13, MS-14 Box 6, Folders 1-10
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1961
This fonds consists of reports and publications, most written by G C Retson, related to farming in Canada. Topics include strawberries, apples, dairy, milk, hogs, poultry, livestock and other topics across mainly Atlantic Canada.

Dalhousie Faculty Association fonds

  • UA-27
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds contains records of the Dalhousie Faculty Association, including administrative correspondence from the DFA's formative years and records documenting the negotiation of their first contract in 1978. There is also an incomplete series of DFA newsletters and committee records.

Dalhousie Faculty Association

Evans Estabrooks fonds

  • MS-14-49
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1962, 1999-2012
This fonds consists of photographs, campus publications, patches and a class ring from Mr. Estabrooks’ education and graduation from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1960-1962). The fonds also contains correspondence, photographs, and “Memories : then and now : autobiographies of the class of 1962 : a look at the past 42 years : Nova Scotia Agricultural College” from Alumni Relations for the 40th and 50th year class reunions.

Agricola Archives, Special Collections, and Museum fonds

  • MS-14-41
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1987
This fonds contains reports and news-clipping pertaining to the history of Agricola Archives, Special Collections, and Museum. The Agricola collections are housed in the MacRae Library on the Faculty of Agriculture campus of Dalhousie University, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.

MacRae Library fonds

  • MS-14-46
  • Fonds
  • 1983 - 2012
This fonds contains records and artifacts that were created by the MacRae Library of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College between 1990-2012. The Nova Scotia Agricultural College merged with Dalhousie University in 2012.

MacRae Library

Endel A Karmo beekeeping fonds

  • MS-14-37
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1900-1999]
This fonds contains boxes of periodicals, monographs, photographs, and one artifact related to beekeeping that were created by and/or collected by Endel Karmo. Mr. Karmo was as internationally renowned apiarist who began work with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1948 and was the provincial apiarist from 1950 until his retirement in 1977.

E.E.I. Hancook fonds

  • MS-14-44
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2002
Fonds contains records and an artifact that belonged to or were created by E.E.I. Hancock.

Thomas Head Raddall fonds

  • MS-2-202
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1913-1994
The fonds includes manuscripts of most of his published works—novels, short stories, articles, radio broadcasts and plays, and forewords for other works—from 1929 to 1976; research notes and general historical studies; sound recordings; correspondence covering the years 1914 to 1994 (including letters with other authors and his publishers, among others); diaries (closed at the author's request until 2019); photographs; memorabilia; material related to his father who fought and died in World War I; and several scrapbooks containing reviews of his books, clippings, and other research material.

Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994

John Edward Shuh fonds

  • MS-14-10
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1989
This fonds consists of pamphlets, books, and thesis associated with grass and pastures, as well as records and teaching notes associated with the class History of Agriculture taught by Mr. Shuh at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College in the early 1970's.

Peter Sanger fonds

  • MS-14-25
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1905, 2005-2007
This fonds contains materials created and collected by Peter Sanger. The textual records consists of poetry books, copies of news article, and correspondence. Sanger also donated a walking wheel.

Herbert F MacRae fonds

  • MS-14-31
  • Fonds
  • 1974, 2002
This fonds contains Dr. Herbert Farquhar MacRae’s obituary and tribute articles dedicated to the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College principal in June 2002. Additionally, the fonds contains a plaque naming the NSAC library in his honour in 1990 and a letter between Herbert F. MacRae and Layman T. Chapman from 1974.

Robert A Murray fonds

  • MS-14-26
  • Fonds
  • 1868-2000
This fonds contains primary and secondary records and published materials relating to the history of the berry varieties grown in Nova Scotia, primarily cranberries and strawberries. The material was created and collected by Robert Murray during his career as a berry specialist working for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture between 1954 and 1994.

Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

  • MS-14-29
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1963
This fonds contains a letter from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. In addition, the fonds contains two certificates of Dr. Walsh and 9 b&w photos taken in different events such as conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools. Photos were taken and collected between (1910-1963).

Fred Sears fonds

  • MS-14-30
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1907, 1998

This fonds includes published and unpublished papers, correspondence to and from Fred Sears between 1905-1907 while he was Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. The fonds contains over 200 glass negative and lantern slides discovered in the basement of Harlow Institute, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro, NS around 1997, they are believed to have been taken by Fred Sears. There are also copy negatives and contact prints that were made at a later unknown date. Most of the photographs depict apples and orchard practice. Notes on some of the sleeves of the negatives suggest that they date from the period 1898-1907. We have been unable to document who actually took the photographs, which show considerable skill and an artistic flair for composition. There are 120 b&w 5" x 7" prints made from the glass slides, and documents related to the exhibition of the fonds in the MacRae Library.

Biographical : Fred C. Sears taught at the Horticultural School in Wolfville which operated from 1894-1904 and then took up a position as Professor of Horticulture at NSAC from 1905-1907. In 1907 he accepted a position as Professor of Pomology at the Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was there in 1914 that he wrote a textbook entitled Productive Orcharding. The book is illustrated with photographs akin to those in this collection. One photo is the same as one in the collection, but from a different angle. It seems likely that many photographs illustrating the book were taken in Nova Scotia, probably Wolfville. Sears dedicated his book to Robert W. Starr, a close friend and former president of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association.

National Farm Radio Forum fonds

  • MS-14-34
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1965
This fonds contains records about the National Radio Farm Forum, including the operations of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick regions. Records consists of pamphlets, correspondence, memos, guides, annual reports and minutes from the regional and national meetings and conferences, 2 booklets, and an account of the activity of the Earltown, Nova Scotia Farm Forum Radio Group from the period of 1961-1962. Some of the records were created and collected by Longly and C.A. Douglas, as well as regional secretary Rosemary Campbell. It was a national rural listening-discussion group project sponsored by the Canadian Association for Adult Education, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and CBC. Initially, this program was a dramatized discussion of farm problems in wartime, arranged in cooperation with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, and the Canadian Association for Adult Education. Eventually, it evolved into discussions by individuals from various communities across the country. The program was developed by Orville Shugg and Neil Morrison. http://www.cotra.ca/farming.htm http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/farm-radio-forum/

Richard "Dick" Morton fonds

  • MS-14-36
  • Fonds
  • 1951-2011
This fonds consists of Richard (Dick) Morton’s Nova Scotia Agricultural College certificates, photographs (including the NSAC 1952 graduating class photo), a copy of “The 50th anniversary of 4-H in Nova Scotia,”, newspaper clippings, certificate of recognition and appreciation upon Richard Morton’s retirement, Mr. Morton’s obituary, notes of condolences to his family, and two personal accounts from friends/colleagues of Mr. Morton’s, including : Memories of Dick Morton by Robert Murray, NSAC class of 1952, an untitled and anonymous poem from 1978.

Peter Hamilton fonds

  • MS-14-27
  • Fonds
  • 1892-2004
This fonds consists of objects, manuscripts, and published works that were collected by Peter Hamilton. Mr. Hamilton was alumni, faculty, and registrar of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College for 10 years. Included is a stethoscope that was used for cattle, a Nova Scotia Agricultural College mug, and a blue knit NSAC pullover sweater. The published books and booklets cover livestock husbandry (swine, cattle, poultry), feeding, judging and general agriculture. Most of the publications are Canadian and US government documents, a few textbooks were also included.

Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute fonds

  • MS-14-35
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
This fonds contains the minutes and proceedings of the annual and general meetings, annual reports, correspondence, and photographs of the Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute from 1982-1998. They were housed with the Blueberry Collection (SEE A2017-102 / MS-14-REF), No. 235/02. There are several photographs adhered to card stock that were left in the files and not transferred to the photograph collection.

John Edward McIntyre fonds

  • MS-14-38
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1974
The archival fonds consists of letters, journals, business records, photographs and artifacts relating to John Edward McIntyre's career as an agriculturalist between 1920 and 1974. He worked for the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, the Potash Company of Canada, Canadian National Railways and for many years was Secretary / Treasurer of the Maritime Fertilizer Council.

Henry Davies Hicks fonds

  • MS-2-511
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1990
Fonds consists of material relating to Henry Hicks political career, his time as Dalhousie University President and also his personal papers and hobbies. This fonds includes his diaries, personal papers, appointment books, correspondence, Dalhousie records, speeches, political records, philatelic records, newspaper clippings and photographs.

Hicks, Henry D.

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901
Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

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