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Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2013-065
  • Accession
  • 1977-2012

Accession contains records that largely document Harry Thurston's journalistic and non-fiction writing during the 1980s. Materials include editorial correspondence, research notes and secondary materials, annotated drafts and printer's proofs, and press releases and reviews for articles published in such magazines as Atlantic Insight, Audubon, Equinox, Harrowsmith and National Geographic. There are similar materials documenting Thurston's work on Tidal Life : A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy, as well as correspondence and administrative records documenting his work with the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia and various professional activities such as attending or organizing workshops and conferences.

Accession also contains a small volume of materials from the late 1970s related to Thurston's activities as a poet, including some correspondence and administrative records related to the poetry journal, Germination, as well as his involvement with the Dirge Poets and their Merry Men, a performance group of poets and musicians.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

David Braybrooke fonds

  • MS-2-641
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1999
Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials related to the personal life and professional activities of David Braybrooke. Records include personal materials such as biographical information, curricula vitae, financial records, personal correspondence, school records and memorabilia; records related to committees and associations such as meeting reports, professional correspondence and transcripts of speeches; publications by Braybrooke and others; research documentation and manuscripts; and teaching materials including lecture transcripts, examinations, assignments and student correspondence.

Braybrooke, David, Professor, 1924-2013

J.J. Stewart fonds

  • MS-2-193, SF Box 30, Folders 1-16; SF Box 29, Folders 2-24
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1910
Fonds comprises correspondence, family papers and militia records of the 9th regiment of Cumberland County (1864-1873).

Stewart, J.J., 1844-1907

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

The Reverend William R. Tratt fonds

  • MS-2-198
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1954
Fonds comprises correspondence and personal papers of William R. Tratt and Naomi Tratt (1890-1932). It also contains Herber Tratt's academic records and financial statements (1908-1910), temperance certificates for Gertrude, Wilfred and Elsie Tratt (1931), and Methodist Church Statistical Returns (1915).

Tratt, William R., The Reverend, 1850-1934

O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876
The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

James E. Dickie and Company fonds

  • MS-4-63
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1901, 1924

This fonds consists of documents illustrating the diverse interests of James Edward Dickie and his family. While nearly all of the records date from the ownership of the Stewiacke general store by James E. Dickie and his son Edwin, the fonds does contain one letter-book from 1924, when James R. Fulton managed the store.

This fonds consists of documents which fall into three main categories: business records related to the companies owned by the Dickies; correspondence which contains a mixture of both personal and business records; as well as the personal records of the Dickie family.

The fonds contains the following series: General Store (J.E. Dickie and Company; J.E. Dickie and Son; Edwin Dickie); Lumber Company (Dickie and Company); Nova Scotia Telephone Company; Stewiacke Valley and Lansdowne Railroad; Letters and Communications; James Edward Dickie; Harriet Tupper (Mrs. James E. Dickie); Edwin Dickie; Rev. Dr. Henry Dickie; and Rachel Dickie (Upham? – lodger in 1901 census).

James E. Dickie and Company.

Scott Paper Company fonds

  • MS-4-68
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1972
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial documents, journals and ledgers, legal documents, photographs, plans, printed material, and reports. This material spans almost 60 years and gives insight into a company which changed hands several times, and also represented an important part of Nova Scotia industry. Through the material one is able to get a complete picture of the process of manufacturing pulp, from acquiring timber and land to machinery and labour used, to exporting the end product; it also demonstrates how business was conducted. Fonds demonstrates the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Scott Paper company, and provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia in the 20th century.

Scott Paper Company.

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912
Fonds contains business records accumulated by George MacKay, including correspondence, receipts, and invoices.

MacKay, George

Acadia Gas Engine Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973
Fonds contains three product catalogues produced by the Acadia Gas Engine Company. The earliest dated catalogue was published in January, 1969 and another was published in 1973. One catalogue is undated.

Acadia Gas Engine Company.

Dominion Chair Company fonds

  • MS-4-61
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1975
The fonds consists of architectural plans, Bass River picnic files, correspondence and invoices, counter books, customer and employee records, export papers, interest books, journals, ledgers, legal documents, merchandise invoices, photographs, printed materials, reports and shareholder papers, sales books/journals, sales invoice copy books, statement books, and stock inventories, spanning over 100 years from 1870 to 1975. These materials illustrate accounting methods, the production of and market for chairs, shipping processes, relationships with other companies and the community, etc. The majority of the fonds consists of correspondence and invoices, both to and from Dominion Chair, including orders for company goods, for factory equipment, and items to stock the general store. Together the items are useful in understanding the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Dominion Chair Company, and provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Dominion Chair Company.

Frieze and Roy fonds

  • MS-4-57
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1941
The fonds consists mainly of general business correspondence and financial records recording the financial affairs of the business. The fonds also consist of legal records, mainly indentures and insurance policies for the business, sales and operations records and vessel records, which mainly consist of insurance policies, charter parties and protests. Also included in the fonds are records belonging to the Frieze family such as estate papers, and records from David Frieze's time as a justice if the peace for Hants County, along with electoral records and records belonging to the Maitland Presbyterian church, Sons of Temporance and Maitland school which both Frieze and Roy were involved in.

Frieze and Roy.

Papers of the SS Corfu Island

  • MS-4-231, SF Box 21, Folder 19
  • File
  • 1953-1962
File contains papers of the SS Corfu Island, including a survey of the vessel from March 4, 1953, a list of crew members from July 11, 1957 to May 14, 1960, and miscellaneous papers from 1956, 1961, and 1962.

SS Corfu Island.

Simpson family fonds

  • MS-4-181
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1953
Fonds contains a ledger from Vernon Simpon's general store in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The ledger book contains entries from 1929-1930. It was also used as a notebook, with miscellaneous notes entered until 1976. Fonds also contains a letter to Mrs. Vernon Simpson (Olive Eliza Simpson) from Robert H. Winters, Ottawa, November 30, 1953. The letter is a reply to Mrs. Simpson's letter about changes to mail delievery in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The file with the letter also contains an order form from Veribest Speciality Company and two copies of handwritten minutes of a Community Club meeting held on November 15, 1951.

Simpson family

Augustine Melanson, ledger

  • MS-4-203, SF Box 46, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1848-1857
Ledger 1848-1857 including accounts of the Schooner (later brigantine) Samuel Campbell

Melanson, [Augustine?]

H.L. Ruggles fonds

  • MS-4-168
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1968
Fonds contains business records and personal correspondence of H.L. Ruggles. Financial records primarily relate to Ruggles' wholesale grocery business, but some materials relate to the settlement of his mother's estate. Personal correspondence involves the settlement of his mother's estate.

Ruggles, H.L.

Cyril R. Smith fonds

  • MS-4-176
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1923
Fonds contains business correspondence regarding the purchase of a boiler. Fonds also contains a specification for a boiler manufactured by John Inglis Company.

Smith, Cyril R.

Dark Night Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-45
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993
This collection primarily consists of theatre and film scripts read during the "ScripTease" dramatic reading series or "Playwright's Corner." The fonds also contains some correspondence and administrative records and two catalogues of plays.

Dark Night Theatre.

Memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America

  • MS-4-11, SF Box 46, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1836
File contains a seven page handwritten memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America (May 28, 1836). The deed of settlement was negotiated for the purpose of establishing banks in the British colonies of North America. File also contains four blank forms for transferring shares.

Bank of British North America.

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association fonds

  • MS-4-112
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1974
Fonds consists of correspondence and administrative, financial, and salt fish records that document the Association’s operations.

Canadian Atlantic Salt Fish Exporters Association.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Mary Vingoe fonds

  • MS-2-777
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2005
Fonds includes manuscripts, scripts, and personal papers belonging to Mary Vingoe. Fonds also includes theatre programs, contracts, and photographs.

Vingoe, Mary

Catherine Banks fonds

  • MS-2-8
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2012
Fonds contains materials documenting Catherine Banks' professional playwrighting career beginning with her first published play, Eula's Offer. Records include research notes and manuscripts (handwritten and typed), correspondence, contracts, production and publicity materials, a videocassette, a DVD, photographs, sketches, and a small selection of personal papers.

Banks, Catherine, 1957-

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.

Patrick Christopher fonds

  • MS-3-37
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2005
This fonds consists primarily of materials related to Christopher's teaching career at Dalhousie. The fonds contains Christopher's teaching dossier; correspondence; records related to departmental administration including brochures, meeting notes, publicity files, records related to the acting program, and departmental memos; course materials including student assignments and grades, scripts, handouts, and syllabi; records related to Dalhousie productions including photocopied reviews of performances, scripts, scores, and publicity files; records related to the Campus Criers program; audio cassettes of music for productions; and videotapes used for class instruction.

Christopher, Patrick, 1945-2005

Theatre 1707 fonds

  • MS-3-31
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980, predominantly 1979
This collection contains materials related to the administration and productions of Theatre 1707 as well as the Bit Players society. The records include administrative documents, reports, programs, posters, proposals, newspaper clippings, reviews, and photographs.

Theatre 1707.

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

Elisabeth Mann Borgese fonds

  • MS-2-744
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2002, predominant 1969-2001
Fonds consists of records pertaining primarily to the professional activities of Elisabeth Mann Borgese, focusing on major organizations and projects with which she was affiliated from the beginning of her North American career in the 1940s. The collection includes correspondence, publications and drafts, administrative records, conference materials, sound and video recordings, research materials, photographs, and other materials.

Borgese, Elisabeth Mann

Board of Governors of Dalhousie University fonds

  • UA-1
  • Fonds
  • 1818-2016
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and its various committees. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board’s sphere of responsibility and include correspondence with members and outside individuals and agencies; meeting minutes and agendas; reports created or reviewed by the Board; annual reports; financial documents which include ledgers, budgets, statements, and other materials; officer lists; orientation packages for members; and various other materials related to the overall management of the university and its assets.

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Alan and Blanche Lund fonds

  • MS-5-17
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1990
Fonds consists of sheet music, scripts, and programs from different musical plays that Blanche and Alan Lund performed, directed or choreographed. Also includes audio reel-to-reel and video tapes of some of the performances.

Lund, Alan

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972
Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.

Ballon, Ellen

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine fonds

  • UA-12
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1992, bulk 1950s-1970s

The fonds consists of records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Faculty of Medicine. These include general correspondence, minutes (faculty and departmental), financial records, reports, statistics, administrative relationships, program information, course materials, examination records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs as well as provide evidence of relationships with outside organizations.

Principally, the material is composed of records from the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine. To facilitate access to the collection the materials have been organized into 17 different series.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine.

Maersk Dubai Incident fonds

  • MS-8-203
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2000
The fonds includes letters, immigration papers, promotional materials, petitions, affidavits, evidence and general documentation of the activities of the Concern for Seafarers Witnesses Society (CSWS) in their endeavours to assist the sailors of the Maersk Dubai.

The Concerns for Seafarers Witness Society.

Shipping Reference Collection

  • MS-8-Ref
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880]-[ca. 1970]

The Shipping Reference Collection incorporates virtually all miscellanous shipping records and reference material that were accessioned as part of "MS-8-Ref." A large portion of the collection consists of reference files on various vessels and shipping lines. A card-catalogue index known as "Master and Mates" provides references to microfilmed vessel papers, trade records, registers, and other related materials. The collection also includes photographs, slides, and published materials such as the Lloyd's Register of Ships.

The collection contains four series:

Microfilm

Shipping Line reference files

Vessel reference files

Published materials

Armour, Charles

United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees & Railway Shop Labourers Local 396

  • MS-9-10, SF Box 52, Folder 25
  • File
  • 1919-1932
This file contains a letter to the members of the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees & Railway Shop Labourers Local 396 written by the President Allan Barker in 1919. As well this file includes the wage agreement for The Railway Association of Canada, a working card for the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees & Railway Shop Labourers, and a income tax return slip.

United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees & Railway Shop Labourers Local 396.

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 108

  • MS-9-13, SF Box 51, Folder 14
  • File
  • November 20, 1941
This file contains the minutes from the founding meeting of the Halifax Civic Workers Association Local 108 as well as a badge for the local 108 of the Halifax Civic Workers Association.

Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 108.

A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience

  • MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
  • Item
  • April 6, 1979
File contains a student essay titled, "A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience," written in 1979 by Kevin Reilly for a course on Canadian working class history taught by Dr. Gregory S. Kealey. The essay documents the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association's collective bargaining experience.

Reilly, Kevin

Fred Brodie fonds

  • MS-9-6
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1977
Fonds includes the transcripts of conversations Fred Brodie had with Charles Murray and David Gutnick, and with John Bell. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings collected by Fred Brodie on the Canadian Congress of Labour and Trades and Labour Congress of Canada merger, the Halifax Labour Temple, the Halifax Typographical Union, the Teann Ghlac Black Friday coin, along with a variety of letters to the editor. Also included are reference materials for the ITU - Herald contract, the CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers' presentation, and a letter written by Fred Brodie to the Halifax Labour Temple.

Brodie, Fred

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951
Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

John Joseph Lysons Atwood fonds

  • MS-5-9
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1929
Fonds contains a program for a concert, a manuscript musical score and a French language magazine.

Atwood, John Joseph Lysons, fl. 1921-1929

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