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Daily reports from shows and rides

File contains daily reports from the Bill Lynch Shows shows and rides from June to September 1951. The reports are from Halifax, Saint John, Amherst, Chatham, New Glasgow, Saint Stephen, Woodstock, Campbellton, Fredericton, Bridgewater, Charlottetown, Lunenberg, and Sydney. Areas that are filled out include name of attraction, starting number, finish number, tickets, price, gross, and total.

Daily reports from shows and rides

File contains daily reports from the Bill Lynch Shows shows and rides from June to August 1949. The reports are from Halifax and New Glasgow. Areas that are filled out include name of attraction, starting number, finish number, tickets, price, gross, and total. There is one blank form.

Daily cash statement forms

File contains daily cash statement forms for the Bill Lynch Shows. The areas to fill out include a statement of cash on hand per last report, a list of possible cash additions including shows, rides, and concessions, a list of possible payments inlcuding wages, advertising, telephones, and traveling expenses, and the statement of cash on hand at the end of the business day. There are four white copies and three yellow copies.

Notes of a conversation with Ronald Power regarding the Bill Lynch Shows

File contains notes taken by Barry Edwards of a conversation with Ronald Power, member of the Army, regarding the Bill Lynch Shows. The notes list some of the rides the Lynch Shows had, and often refer to "The Bill Lynch Farm" (described as being in the early 1950s on the corner Robie and Cunard Street, Halifax). The notes are from March 26, 1985, and are 40 pages long.

High wire acts

File contains one folder from the Al Martin Agency, five photographs of high wire acts including the Saxons and Frank Cook, and seventeen pages of textual documents. These include letters from the Al Martin Agency with acts and prices dated in May 1948, and posters for various high wire acts: Lewis and the Oliver Sisters, the Kayos, Emil Winter, the Great Telesco, the Aerial Starlites (previously Madcaps), the Xcellos, Penny Millette, the Cycling Kirks, the Lang Troupe, Ada and Her Pals, Lalage, Mack and Mitzie, and Potas and Folsom. File also includes one photograph of Lenderman's Dogs & Pony show, depicting eighteen dogs sitting in a circle on upturned buckets or stools with an unidentified man on either side.

The Bill Lynch Shows fonds

  • MS-4-218
  • Fonds
  • [after 1924], 1941 - 1985
Fonds contains business papers, photographs and carnival documents from the Bill Lynch Shows. The business papers consist of financial records, including daily reports, receipts and invoices, correspondence, catalogues, ephemera and commercial scripts. Photographs include prints, cardboard imprints and a metal plate. The carnival documents include complimentary show passes, act and ride information, and blueprints of carnival rides.

Lynch, William (Bill)

Robert Grant Dexter fonds

  • MS-2-736
  • Fonds
  • 1963 - 1966
Fonds consists of records regarding Robert Grant Dexter's professional activities in the 1960s, including his involvement with the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Fonds contains correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts.

Dexter, Robert Grant

Exhibitions

This file contains programs from the special attractions at the Canadian National Exhibition; the Nova Scotia Exhibitions, and the Maritime Winter Fair Prize List.

Film/Video

This sub series consists of 6 film reels, 5 VHS tapes, and 1 article regarding sheep. The motion picture material show exhibitions, documentaries, course material, and tours, between 1970-1996.

Acts

Series contains materials documenting the acts, predominantly high wire performers, hired by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes lists of possible performers and their salaries from the Al Martin Agency. Related materials include photographs and posters related to the acts.

Correspondence

Series contains correspondence in the form of both business letters and personal letters, as well as notes from conversations had regarding the Show by donor Barry Edwards after Bill Lynch’s death.

Financial records

Series contains documents related to the Bill Lynch Shows’ finances and the monetary purchases. Materials include daily reports from shows, daily cash statement forms (blank), invoices, receipts and receipt books, and cash books.

Photographs

Series contains photographs from the Bill Lynch Shows, including of acts, rides, patrons, and staff. They are in the form of black and white photographs, a metal plate, and cardboard imprints.

Media

This series contains, photographs, film reels, video tapes, film reels, cassette tapes, paintings, and other miscellaneous textual records regarding sheep between 1940-2002. This series is dividing into 3 sub-series, Photographs, Film/Video, and Sound Recordings.

Sheep fairs

This sub-series contains textual records, which includes correspondences, brochures, flyers, sales records, and programs, relating to sheep fairs of the Sheep Producers' Association of Nova Scotia. These were published between 1973-1983.

Administration

Series contains various administrative documents used to run the Bill Lynch Shows. Materials include letterhead, Greater Exposition Shows contract forms (blank), railway passes, commercial scripts, blueprints, and photographs.

Rides

Series contains materials documenting the rides used by the Bill Lynch Shows and related materials. Written material includes expenses, maintenance issues, and assembly instructions. Related materials include blueprints for the rides.

Realia

This series contains 25 artifacts relating to sheep and wool, made between 1926-1998. These include which exhibition trophies, wool samples, ranch maps, tools and machine for wool gathering, equipment used for sheep care, etc.
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