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Arthur Stanley Mackenzie fonds

  • MS-2-43
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1949, 1971
Fonds consists of correspondence (1885-1936), publications (1894-1927), addresses (1889-1921), unpublished documents (1881-1923), including unpublished articles, a large number of lecture notes (1881-1923), research notes (1887-n.d.) and lab books (1887-1909). Other course materials include course examination papers written and collected by Dr. MacKenzie. Other materials in this fonds pertaining to Dr. MacKenzie’s personal life include his diaries (1883-1909), honours, pictures and memorabilia (1938-1949).

MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley

Articles and other writings of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains articles and other writings such as speeches, poems, and plays. The types of records included here are drafts, clippings of published articles, copies of publications containing these articles, and some related notes and correspondence.

Ashley, Ruth

File contains handwritten correspondence written by Mrs. Ruth H. Ashley (of Wabash, Indiana), dated January 25, 1963, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File mentioned Ashley's appreciation of Leslie's contributions to Protestant scholarship in his periodical publications The Protestant and The New Christian, and discusses her discovery of related publications and musings on the "close relationship between the philosophy of Jesus and the economic program of Marxism" as well as contemporary Chinese/Soviet relations.

Ashworth, Joseph

File contains handwritten correspondence sent by Joseph Ashworth (of Calgary, Alberta) to Kenneth Leslie, dated September 5, 1972. File acknowledges a $5.00 payment for the purchase of one of Leslie's publications, as well as confirming a new mailing address.

Assenat, John

File contains a piece of handwritten correspondence written by John Assenat (of N. Charleroi, PA), on January 29, [1973], and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File acknowledges submitting payment for the December 1972 and January 1973 issues of The New Man, the recent publication of a book by New Man contributor Hugh Hester, as well as wishing Mr Leslie well after his "sick spell".

Associations of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records regarding associations that Barkhouse was involved with. The types of records included here are correspondence, promotional material, reports, newsletters, and programs.

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains articles by Joyce Barkhouse (and others) for the Wesley Knox United Church, including "For Mothers and Others"; the announcements of the Thomas H. Raddall endowment at Dalhousie University Libraries; family postcards; photographs of Joyce Barkhouse; correspondence; printouts of Google search results for Joyce Barkhouse; magazines featuring her writing (including 10 "Canadian Boy" magazines with installments of her story "Purple Cloak"); programs from the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature (1991); newspaper clippings; Janet Barkhouse's nomination of her mother for the Order of Nova Scotia; and a draft of "Doctor's Daughter."

Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File includes a letter to children's author Claire MacKay and copies of publications that include stories by Joyce Barkhouse, including Hi Venture magazine and the Canadian Children's Literature journal. The file also includes photographs of Blomidon, King's County, Nova Scotia and the Town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in addition to copies of poems, birthday invitations, an edited biography of Joyce Barkhouse from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia website, and family history documents.

Atlantic Federation of Students fonds

  • MS-2-473
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1978
Fonds contains material from the 1970s on the histories, policies, and structures of the Atlantic Federation of Students and National Union of Students, as well as other student organizations; information on cutbacks, grants, funding, and student aid; conference proceedings, 1975-78; correspondence of the Halifax Coalition for the Unemployed and other unemployment committees; statistics on university income and expenditures; AFS conference and NUS Central Committee correspondence and minutes, 1975-78.

Atlantic Federation of Students.

Atlantic Geoscience Society correspondence regarding its activities

File contains correspondence between the Atlantic Geoscience Society members and various persons, including Paul Copper, Norman Lyttle, Chris Beaumont, H.G. Miller, Sandra M. Barr, Aubrey Frickers, Laing Ferguson, Nancy A. Van Wagoner, Francis R. Cook, R.C. Draper, Howard V. Donohoe Jr., G.R. Peatfield, Donald W. Hattie, J. Waldron, and others.

Atlantic Geoscience Society fonds

  • MS-2-748
  • Fonds
  • [after 1981] - [before 1990]
Fonds consists of records regarding a wide range of activities of the Atlantic Geoscience Society, including committee meetings and development of educational videos. Fonds contains meeting agendas, reports, correspondence, newsletters, by-laws, and other textual records.

Atlantic Opera Society fonds

  • MS-5-6
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1975
Fonds contains newsletters, programmes, letters to members, as well as society by-laws.

Atlantic Opera Society.

Atlantic Publishers Association fonds

  • MS-2-682
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1995
The fonds includes reports (1978-1995), events and conferences (1979-1991), membership (1978-1995), financial records (1978-1991), minutes (1978-1993), correspondence (1978-1985), administrative records (1978-1995), programs (1979-1992), catalogues (1978-1992), newsletters (978-1990) and photographs (1982, n.d.) related to the APA.

Atlantic Publishers 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.).

Autographs and letters from various composers

File includes a postcard with a black and white photograph of Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), an Italian opera composer. The postcard has various signatures on the front, including Francesco Marconi (1855-1916, operatic tenor from Rome) and four other illegible signatures. The postcard is addressed to Frau Dr. Lehnsern(?) of Berlin. File also includes the incipits of three pieces by Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870), signed at dated October 3, 1844. There are also five letters written by the following composers: Jacques Offenbach (1879), Gustav Mahler (1899), Edvard Grieg (1902), Maurice Ravel (1921), and Ignacy Paderewski (n.d., 1860-1941).

Autographs and photographs of musicians and actors

Series contains autographs, autograph letters, and autographed photographs. The letters were purchased by John Daniel Logan and were predominantly written by composers, including Giuseppe Verdi and Jacques Offenbach. Many of the autographs are signed on concert programs, presumably from concerts that Logan attended. The photographs are of musicians and actors, including several of the English actor Johnston Forbes-Robertson, and were sent to or obtained by Logan for his personal collection and in his capacity as a music critic and journalist.

Avis (Marshall) McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-299, SF Box 36, Folders 12-16 ; SF Box 36, Folders 1-11, 17-24
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1924-1927
Fonds comprises exam questions, debating notes, dance cards, invitations, sorority notes, pins and other memorabilia from McCurdy's student years at Dalhousie University. There are also records (correspondence, financial statements, clippings, menus) from university reunions in 1938, 1967 and 1977.

McCurdy, Avis Hunter (Marshall)

Awards and honours

Series contains records relating to Budge Wilson's awards and honours, including correspondence, programs, certificates, and speeches.

Awards of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records related to awards and honours received by Joyce Barkhouse, including the Marianna Dempster Memorial Award, the Ann Connor Brimer Award, the Order of Nova Scotia, and the Order of Canada. The types of records included here are acceptance speeches, programs, photographs, certificates, newspaper clippings, and related correspondence.

Barbara Hinds fonds

  • MS-2-130
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1801] - 2008; predominant 1960 - 2008
Fonds contains the personal papers, photographs and sound recordings of Barbara Hinds. The personal papers primarily comprise research material, article drafts, and newspaper clippings related to Hinds' journalism career, but also correspondence, research notes, diaries, maps and manuscripts. Sound recordings were largely created during Hinds' travels in the Canadian Arctic and include several interviews. Photographs include prints, slides, negatives and proof sheets, and were mostly taken in the Canadian Arctic, but also include research and personal photographs.

Hinds, Barbara A.

Bass, Harold

File contains the typed draft of a letter written by Harold J. Bass (of Tacoma, WA), post-marked November 18, 1972, and submitted to Kenneth Leslie for consideration for inclusion in the publication The New Man. The piece, entitled "Whose mistake?", addresses the horrors and "tragedy of Vietnam", suggesting that George McGovern was barely listened to on the campaign trail "because he declared openly that we have done wrong and we ought to acknowledge and correct that wrong", while Nixon appears to merely want to "cover the wrong and make it seem like a right" with his "peace with honor" promises.

Bell, Jim

File contains a piece of handwritten correspondence sent by Jim K. Bell (Halifax), dated December 28, 1972, to Kenneth Lesile. File acknowledges enclosure of a cheque covering the cost of four copies of Leslie's self-published poetry anthology "O'Malley and the Reds and other poems", as well as a new subscription to The New Man. File also praises Leslie's "determination to resist and fight the fascist bastards" through his continued social-minded publications.

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

Bilainkin, George

File contains two pieces of correspondence written on Royal Commonwealth Society letterhead by George [Bilainkin] in 1972 and 1973 and sent to Kenneth Leslie. The first letter, handwritten and dated September 26, 1972, derides a £220,000 football transfer fee while "pilots are to get £10,3000 a year, [...] railmen are criticized for demanding [a raise of] £20 a week, [and the] chief gets £2500 rise on his lunatic salary of £20,000". The second letter, typed and dated May 19, 1973, derides the "US gangsters" for spreading "inconceivable evil [...] so widely round innocent, harmless creatures, in India and Pakistan, Cyprus and Cuba", the "hoodlum fraud" of the US courts re: Cambodia, the murders which "our BBC and press do not even mention", with the mournful refrain that "this country smells as fearfully as yours -- and none of the citizenry suspects!" Bilainkin was a foreign correspondent and biographer.

Book histories for books by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains written histories of various uses and publications of books by Joyce Barkhouse, termination and publication agreements, correspondence, and some photocopied newspaper clippings of reviews. Books referenced in this file include: The Witch of Port LaJoye, A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall, Yesterday's Children, George Dawson, The Little Giant (originally called The Little Doctor), Anna's Pet (with Margaret Atwood), and Smallest Rabbit. The file also includes the brochure for an exhibit at the Mary E. Black Gallery by the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design of "The Lorenzen Pottery, Ernst and Alma Lorenzen: Contributions to Nova Scotia Craft Since 1949."

Books of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains records related to published books including Abraham Gesner, Anna's Pet, George Dawson: The Little Giant, The Pit Pony, The Purple Cloak, The Smallest Rabbit, The Witch of Port LaJoye, The Lost Ship, and The Story of Little Martin. Types of records included here are drafts, galleys, published books, research materials, sketches, and audio-visual materials relating to published works.

Bowditch, Nanette

File consists of a letter (dated February 1, 1973, from Success, Saskatchewan) and an undated Christmas card [ca. early-1970s] written by Nanette Bowditch, daughter of Kenneth Leslie's brother Eric. The letter discusses the activities of her children George and Emily, the recent publication of his book of poetry, and whether Kenneth is still in touch with his sisters Marjorie and Emily. The Christmas card also contains a brief letter, and is signed by Nanette, with her husband Walter, and two children adding signatures.

Brian Flemming fonds

  • MS-2-742, Boxes 1-46
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2002

Fonds consists of Brian Flemming’s personal and professional papers which reflect his career as a regional and national political figure. The fonds contains both political and personal correspondence, including records created while Flemming worked in the Prime Minister’s Office, and correspondence with prominent Canadians such as Senator Michael Kirby, Paul Tellier, and Peter Bronfman.

The fonds also includes miscellaneous publications, speeches, political material, records of his work on behalf of various organisations, records related to his own business activity, and records related to maritime law and the law of the sea.

Flemming, Brian

Brian Hall's Correspondence

Series contains correspondence to and from Hall. Materials include letters both typed and handwritten, including nominations, job offers, and lecture information.

Budge Wilson fonds

  • MS-2-650
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds consists of manuscripts and proofs of Budge Wilson's books and short stories; correspondence with publishers, students, and teachers; publicity material; photocopies and clippings of reviews, profiles, and notices regarding awards and appearances; diaries; recorded radio interviews; and an assortment of other documents created and collected by the author throughout her writing career. The fonds also contains materials relating to the adaptation of Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables" into a Japanese animated television series.

Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)

Budge Wilson study unit : responses to selections

File contains letters and drawings in response to Budge Wilson's books "The Long Wait," "Cassandra's Driftwood," "Harold and Harold," "John Bertrand Nijinsky and Charlie," and "Going Bananas," written by students at Salem Elementary School.

Budge Wilson's correspondence with other writers

File contains correspondence from other writers sent to Budge Wilson, and some photocopies of her outgoing correspondence to writers. The writers include Julie Johnston, Sheila Dalton, Joan Clarke, Betsy Struthers, Leonie M. Poirier, Katherine Paterson, Claire MacKay, Malcolm Ross, Sylvia McNicoll, Donez Xiques, Janice Kulyk Keefer, Weiner Zimmerman, Bill Percy, Sylvia Gunnery, Pam Donogh, Kit Pearson, Paul Robinson, Yan Martel, Timothy Findley, Joyce Barkhouse, Margaret Hammer, Tim Wynne-Jones, Carol Shields, and Sandra Bridsell.

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

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 to C. Locke & Co., Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed largely to Clifford Locke (a couple pieces to Stanley Locke) of C. Locke & Co., Lockeport, from late-October 1896 to late-summer 1897, regarding receipt of shipment of goods (or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas). File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence. File contains correspondence from the following receivers and brokers: E.D. Adams (Halifax), Halifax Banking Company (Canning, NS), George Ackhurst, Broker (Halifax), Burrell-Johnson Iron Co. (Yarmouth), Black Bros. & Co. (Halifax), Barclay, Clements & Co. (Boston), Confederation Life Association (Halifax), E. Frank Close (Boston), De Long & Seaman (Boston), Laura C. Dimocks (Claremont), Robert Dawson & Sons (Bridgewater), Eaton & Company (Green's Landing, Maine), Inness, Hemeon & Co. (Liverpool, NS), Pearson, Forbes & Covert (Halifax), Gurney Massey Company (Montreal), Gurney Foundry Company (Toronto), Rupert Gardiner (Brooklyn, NS), Hamilton & Co. (Chebeague, Maine), Imperial Oil Co. Limited (Saint John), T.C. Johnson & Sons (Halifax), Boston Marine Insurance Company (Yarmouth), John Millard (Liverpool), S.B. Miller & Co. (New York), Wm. Muir, Son & Co. (Halifax), J.P. Mitchell & Co. (Mill Village, NS), Matthew & McLean (Souris, PEI), R. Tanner & Son (Pictou), Henry H. Pike (New York), Parker, Eakins & Co. (Yarmouth), J.T. Twining for Quebec Fire Assurrance Company, Rowley & Davies (London), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), A. & W. Smith (Halifax), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), John B. Young (Lunenburg), and others.
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