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Dalhousie University Archives Samuel R. Balcom fonds
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Pennan School Register

Pennan School, District 23, West Halifax District. Register of student attendance. Includes curriculum outline.

Various memorabilia

Balcom's 1952 driver's licence, Halifax Board of Trade dinner program - 1977 (including autographs), Receipt for cleaning services 1919, and other odds and ends.


Print subjects are an adolescent male, and an adolescent female. On back of print: "Robert Graeme French at Miami"; " 'Jackie' Mary French, Xmas 1958"


"A Planning Report of Funding Program for Dalhousie Fund Council", 1968. Revitalization plans.

Composite photograph of Faculty of Medicine, Faculty & Class of 1907

Item is a composite photograph of the 1907 Dalhousie University Medical Faculty and Class. The photograph consists of portraits of G. M. Campbell; D. A. Campbell; A. W. H. Lindsay; N. F. Cunningham; L. M. Silver; M. Chisholm; M. A. Curry; W. H. Hattie; N. E. MacKay; H. D. Chisholm; P. McF. Carter; J. MacDonald; B. A. LeBlanc; and R. O. Shatford arranged around photographs of exteriors of the Forrest Building and two other buildings.

Notman Studio

Parliamentary papers

Balcom represented Halifax on Parliament Hill from 1950 until 1957. This series contains his records pertaining to his work in government including the speeches made in parliament, and questions raised in the House.

Question to House - Lobster Catch

File contains the text of a question posted by Samuel Balcom (when he was a member of Parliament) regarding the total lobster catch for the four Atlantic Provinces, as well as the House of Commons Notice of Motion with the reply.

Question to House - Immigrants to Canada, 1954

File contains the text of a question posted by Samuel Balcom (when he was a member of Parliament) regarding the number of Immigrants entering Canada in 1954 and from what countries. Also in the file is a list of Immigrants and countries of origin for 1954, provided by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.


"Underwater Excavation of the 18th Century French Supply Vessel to Resume in Gaspe's Baie des Chaleurs." and "Historic RCMP Schooner St. Roch will be Restored."

Red cap snow shoe club

In 1874 the Red Cap Snowshoe club was founded in Halifax, making it the oldest local sports organization. Balcom was an active member until the club was disbanded in 1974 after its centenary.

Dinner Invitations

File contains a selection of dinner invitations for events hosted by the Red Hat Snow Shoe Club. Includes the 35th, 37th, 75th, 80th, and 88th anniversaries.
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