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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

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

René de Villiers fonds

  • MS-2-746, Boxes 1-35
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1989

Fonds contains material created and accumulated by René de Villiers during his time as an editor and politician. The fonds contains records on associations and clubs, press and media, historical publications, urban problems, Marquard family papers, manuscripts, correspondence, biographical materials, speeches & editorials, politics, publications, photographs, and miscellaneous materials.

The fonds includes ca. 123 photographs, almost all black and white, 7 posters, 2 audio reels, 2 maps, and 1 painting.

De Villiers, Rene

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

Personal archives of David Renton

  • MS-3-23.2014-003
  • Accession
  • 1988-
Accession consists of miscellaneous records relating to David Renton's acting and directing career, and includes publicity and performance photographs, correspondence, contracts, appointment calendars and diaries. There are also publicity photographs of Karine Renton's father announcing the CHNS radio program Now it Can Be Told.

Renton, David, 1934-2006

John Bell fonds

  • MS-10-2
  • Fonds
  • 1976
Fonds consists of four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. Fred Thompson was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), editor, historian, and publisher. He was a central figure in the IWW for many years. The letters provide a recounting of Thompson's time in Halifax as a labourer and labour activist and reveal an ongoing discussion between Bell and Thompson regarding labour issues and labour history. The fonds contains no outgoing correspondence from John Bell to Fred Thompson.

Bell, John

William Stanley Croft fonds

  • MS-2-496, SF Box 27, Folder 22
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1916
Fonds comprises two letters written to William Croft. The first refers to work in the gold mines, while the second is a request for Croft's permission to allow his sixteen-year-old son to go overseas with the Canadian Forces. There is also a note from James Heyson to John Croft containing a medicinal recipe.

Croft, William Stanley, 1867-1944

A.J. William Myers fonds

  • MS-2-442, Boxes 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1974
Fonds comprises records documenting Alexander Myers' work as a pastor and writing on the subject of religious education. Record types include diaries; correspondence; manuscripts; published works; research files and class notes; scrapbooks; and photographs.

Myers, A.J. Williams

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2018-044
  • Accession
  • 1978-2013
Accession contains: book manuscripts of Dirge folios, Ova Aves, Clouds flying before the eye, and The deer yard; article typescripts of: Christopher Pratt and Mary Pratt, Petit Force, Porter' obsession: images from an illustrated mind (Brian Porter), The coming of age of David Adams Richards, and The road taken, Fundy Geological Museum expansion: interpretive themes, On the beach, Tantramar revisited, Home of the long tides, the Parrsboro Shore, Spencer's pure presences, Respectable rebel (A. J. Casson), Saving the eagle - with a little help from its friends, May Day on the old marsh, Case Hoyt, Mertola's living history, and May Day on the old marsh; correspondence of Harry Thurston; two speeches and talks; sound recording interviews with: Mary Pratt, and Christopher Pratt: David Blackwood; A.J. Casson; David Adam Richards; Sandy Spencer; Joe Norris; John Houston; and Riordan regarding folk art; and Brian Porter, conducted by Harry Thurston; and research material.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2017-048
  • Accession
  • 1987-2017
Accession contains: nine manuscripts for: Ova Aves; Icarus, Falling of the Birds; Animals of My Own Kind: New and Selected Poems; Everlasting Oasis; Island of the Blessed; Atlantic Canada Nature Guide; The Atlantic Coast: A Natural History; and The Nature of Shorebird: Nomads of the Wetlands. Thirteen photographs of birds eggs by Thaddus Holownia. There are scripts for: At The Fishhouses, a presentation of Elizabeth Bishop's poems, by Musique Royale; and A Ship’s Portrait for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. There is a copy of the play script for Black River Miracle, and an article Looking for John O'Brien. Includes correspondence, and research materials. Also includes two handwritten notebooks of poetry, representing the first drafts of some poems.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Andrew Merkel. The fonds contains correspondence to and from friends and associates, including Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts of articles, poems, and plays; Atlantic Radio and Aviation Magazine Papers; newspaper clippings related to his retirement and death; printed copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer; and some other miscellaneous documents

Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954

John Willis fonds

  • MS-2-639
  • Fonds
  • [1945?] - 1971
Fonds consists of materials regarding John Willis' career as a law professor, including his notes on equity, tax income law, wills and trusts, and others subjects. Fonds also contains a manuscript and books with handwritten annotations possibly written by John Willis.

Willis, John

Valerie M. Cowan fonds

  • MS-2-677
  • Fonds
  • 1984 - 1985
Fonds consists of records regarding Valerie M. Cowan's activities regarding her involvement in the Dalhousie University Human Resources Planning Pilot Project, including correspondence, meeting minutes and reports.

Cowan, Valerie M.

Captain Robert N. Anderson fonds

  • MS-2-504
  • Fonds
  • [18--] - 1946
Fonds consists of materials regarding Captain Robert N. Anderson's activities as a shipmaster, including a ship's logbook, a bill of sale for the schooner Corona and receipts of goods freighted by the Corona. Records also include correspondence sent to Anderson by his family.

Anderson, Robert N.

E.W. Nichols fonds

  • MS-2-811
  • Fonds
  • 1901 - 1935
Fonds consists of student notebooks, essays and articles written by Edward Wilber Nichols, former Dalhousie student and professor.

Nichols, Edward Wilber

Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24

  • MS-2-14, SF Box 13, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1848
Item is the division's minute book from 1848 to 1862, which include a letter dated 1864 regarding a charge against Jasper Journeay for violating the Sons of Temperance constitution.

Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24.

Letter from Bryce McMaster to Evelyn Walton

  • MS-2-156, SF Box 27, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1941
Item is a letter to Mrs. Evelyn A. Walton from war poet Bryce McMaster, in which he discusses several poems.

Walton, Evelyn A., fl. 1941

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

Commonplace book of geographical terms and racial attributes

  • MS-2-152, SF Box 32, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [18--]
Item is a 19th-century notebook in copperplate script containing descriptions of geographical properties and racial attributes, with some associated maps or schemas. Some pages contain what appear to be later additions of poetry or notes and sketches in pencil by a different hand.

Richard Apostle fonds

  • MS-2-681
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2006, predominant 1981-2004
Fonds consists of records resulting from several projects and areas of research, including an employment trends survey for the information services professions; Public Policing in Nova Scotia; The Restructuration of the Faroese Economy; the crisis of the North Atlantic fisheries and the impact of fishing quotas on the fishing industry; and the Marginal Work World Project. Included in these records are correspondence, surveys, committee notes, interview notes, annual reports by committees and police departments, officer information sheets from various police departments, operation manuals, photographs, audio cassettes, newspaper clippings, and project papers.

Apostle, Richard A.

Letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-140, SF Box 27, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1904
Item is a letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The letter makes reference to the mining strikes of the previous year, as well as correspondences with other family members in Moncton, New Brunswick, Boston, and Manila.

Faulkner, W.E., fl. 1904

The early Scotch settlers of Cape Breton : [manuscript]

  • MS-2-165, SF Box 25, Folder 43
  • Item
  • 1931
Item is a manuscript of Daniel Morrison's unpublished article The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton, which he presented to the literary branch of the Guild in Dominion, Nova Scotia. Attached is his letter to Mr. McIntosh, requesting the manuscript's return and the reader's spelling corrections of Gaelic words.

Morrison, Murdoch Daniel

Patricia Monk fonds

  • MS-2-749
  • Fonds
  • [after 1805] - 1995
Fonds consists of Patricia Monk's records regarding the research and writing process of her book The Gilded Beaver: An Introduction to the Life and Work of James De Mille (Toronto: ECW Press, 1991). Fonds includes photographs, correspondence, research notes, transcripts, and other textual records.

Monk, Patricia

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

Norman Barrie Coward fonds

  • MS-13-85, Boxes 1-2; OS Box 2, Folders 21-22
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1995
Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs, a plaque, and newspaper clippings.

Coward, Norman Barrie, Dr., 1905-1997

J. Gordon Duff fonds

  • MS-13-82
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 2010 ; predominantly 1961 - 1990
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the professional life of J. Gordon Duff while he was director and professor at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy. Records include correspondence, pharmacy history and research, photographs, and materials on the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and pharmacy associations.

Duff, J. Gordon

Robert Keith Muir fonds

  • MS-13-65, SF Box 79, Folders 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds consists of poetry written by Dr. Muir, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and a book of poetry.

Muir, Robert Keith

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.

Richard Ward fonds

  • MS-5-7
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1928, 1932-1933, 1937
The fonds contains photographs of singers and musical groups, theatrical paraphernelia, and documents regarding the construction of Ward's home on Beaufort Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as well as other printed material.

Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691.2015-034
  • Accession
  • 1884-2001
Accession contains manuscripts of Harry Thurston of books, magazine articles, a play, radio and television adaptations of the works; research material; typescripts of speeches and talks; correspondence; and reviews of his books.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Freeman F. Tupper fonds

  • MS-2-201
  • Fonds
  • 1909-[194-?]
Fonds consists of research notes and materials on the history of Nova Scotia and, more specifically, Liverpool and its prominent families, including family trees and hand-drawn annotated maps. Also included are many manuscripts on a variety of topics relating to Tupper's historical research, ranging from John Cabot and the early explorers to lesser-known local events in the history of Nova Scotia. Also present is a small collection of personal diaries and copies of deeds and legal documents from the Tupper family.

Tupper, Freeman F.

Marian Binkley fonds

  • MS-2-172
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1976-1995
Fonds consist of records related to Marian Binkley's extensive research studies on the fishing industry, particularly the health and safety of fishermen and the effects of the industry on their wives and families. Population data and research on the people of Fogo Island over a period of one hundred years is also included. Records consist of correspondence, surveys with fishermen and their wives, research on the fishing industry (particuarly with regard to health problems and fatalities), notes on findings and research, interview transcripts, and audio recordings of the interviews.

Binkley, Marian

Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7
  • File
  • [1966]-[1967]
File consists of genealogical notes on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia, with a particular focus on Captain Alexander Rose Rettie and the wreck of his vessel "Forest Chief." Also included are a family tree, photocopies of research correspondence, and historical newspaper accounts.

Cowan, Mrs. Gordon

David Murray fonds

  • MS-2-181, SF Box 27
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1940s]
Fonds includes handwritten catalogues of David Murray's record collection, manuscripts of a skit called "Pukka Sahib," and notes on Frederic Chopin.

Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

Letters from Arthur Doughty to John Stewart McLennan

  • MS-2-192, SF Box 27, Folder 35
  • File
  • 1902
File contains three letters from Arthur Doughty, written when he was joint librarian of the Legislative Library. The letters primarily discuss the shipping of books to John Stewart McLennan, but also make reference to an exhibit curated by Doughty and some historical letters regarding Louisbourg.

McLennan, John Stewart, Hon., 1853-1939

Guest books of Malachy Bowes Daly

  • MS-2-19, SF Box 14, Folders 1-2
  • File
  • 1890-1900
File consists of two guest books (1890-1893 and 1897-1900) printed for Daly and his wife, used during his time as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Daly, Malachy Bowes, 1836-1920

Frank Dawson Adams fonds

  • MS-2-1
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1903
Fonds consists of ten notebooks, a file of correspondence, and photographs and negatives of landscapes, geological samples and group pictures taken in Europe and Canada. Many of the records were created during a geological survey of Canada undertaken by Frank Dawson Adams and W.A. Carlyle.

Adams, Frank Dawson, 1859-1942

Nova Scotian Institute of Science fonds

  • MS-2-203
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1910
Fonds consists of scientific reports, student notes and clippings from newspapers and government publications.

Nova Scotian Institute of Science.

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