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Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933

Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

John Godfrey fonds

  • MS-2-575
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1987, predominant 1966-1986

Fonds consists of materials created or collected by Dr. John F. Godfrey while he was a professor at Dalhousie University and President and Vice-Chancellor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Material consists of correspondence, course material, lecture notes, videocassettes, shooting scripts and research for History 100 videos, manuscripts, notes, printed material of local history and locations, and meeting minutes and memos from committees, the Faculty of Arts and Science, and the History Department at Dalhousie University.

Godfrey, John F.

Sermon by Joseph Outram

  • MS-2-61, SF Box 27, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1844

Item is a sermon on Mormonism written by Joseph Outram in Halifax, 1844.

Outram, Joseph, fl. 1844

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society fonds

  • MS-2-62, SF Box 19, Folders 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1861

Fonds consists of materials related to the Pictou Literary and Scientific Society and includes four volumes of documents containing the society’s rules, minutes, and journal.

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society.

John F. Graham fonds

  • MS-2-623
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1991

Fonds consists of material created and collected by John F. Graham during his career as a professor at Dalhousie University, as well as some material prior to this time. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, manuscripts and drafts of writings by Graham, course and lecture materials, departmental memos, research, and similar material.

Graham, John F.

Catherine Creighton and family fonds

  • MS-2-656
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1989

Fonds consists of papers created and/or accumulated by Catherine Creighton and her family, including those of her husband Graham and children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, and Howard. While the fonds includes correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his siblings and parents, Wilfred's papers are not included as a sous-fonds within the fonds.

The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence from family and friends, but also includes diaries, photographs, financial papers, personal papers, memorabilia, print materials, scrapbooks, articles, and artwork. Records in the fonds provide a well-rounded depiction of the family's daily activities and lives - from their relationships with each other, their extended family, and their community, to their financial status, values, education, and careers.

Creighton Family

James Aitchison fonds

  • MS-2-666
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1994, predominant 1955-1992

Fonds consists primarily of documents related to James Aitchison’s scholarly research and teaching. Records includes correspondence, course files, subject files, addresses, papers (including some written by students), notes and notebooks, newspaper clippings, offprints, printed materials, reports, and a variety of miscellaneous records.

Aitchison, James, 1908-1994

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

James Baxter fonds

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1864, 1917

Fonds consists of notes of lectures on logic delivered by James Ross at the Theological Seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia (1860-1861) and on Moral Philosophy at Dalhousie College (1863-1864), as well as certificates of attendance from the 1860s and a photograph of Thomas McCulloch and others.

Baxter, James, 1844

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

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

The George Robertson Collection

  • MS-2-779
  • Collection
  • 1750-1871

Collection consists of letters, legal documents, and a bill of lading, dating from the 1800s and early 1900s. One of the letters was sent to Joseph Howe, and one of the legal documents concerns land that was set aside for the "Maroons."

Robertson, George

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

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

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

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

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

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

Letter from Lewis Williams to John McGregor

  • MS-2-97, SF Box 41, Folder 16
  • Item
  • 1840

Item is a letter to John McGregor from Judge Lewis M. Williams of Windsor, Nova Scotia regarding his assistance in forwarding items to Liverpool.

McGregor, John

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.

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.

Captain Charles Davison fonds

  • MS-4-146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930

This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of a letter written to his wife.

Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

William R. Robinson fonds

  • MS-4-159
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1870

Ledger 1862-1870; miscellaneous papers in the ledger

Robinson, William R.

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

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.).

David Reid Photograph Collection

  • PG-2-202, PB 5, Folders 1-13
  • Collection
  • 1931

Collection includes aerial photographs of Halifax, Parrsboro, Amherst, Annapolis Royal, Kentville, Clarence, and Weymouth area. Variant title: Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection.

Reid, David

Institute of Public Affairs fonds

  • UA-26
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1996

Fonds consists of textual records created and accumulated by various groups and organizations within the Institute of Public Affairs.. Records include articles, correspondence, minutes, memos, newspaper and magazine clippings, interviews, field notes, pamphlets and reports. Many of the documents pertain to the internal operations of the IPA.

The fonds also contains research proposals and reports related to energy, community growth, urban and rural development, labour studies, education, economic and industrial development, the medical sector and housing. There is significant work on the health, employment and economic status of African Nova Scotians.

The fonds also contains reference material kept by the IPA in its corporate library, which was used in the research and drafting of various reports.

Dalhousie University. Institute of Public Affairs

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