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Gass Family Postcard Collection

  • MS-2-315
  • Collection
  • 1903-1921
Collection contains postcards written and collected by the Gass family of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The postcards are primarily of Nova Scotia and some, but not all, have handwritten notes. There are also postcards of Montreal, New York, Washington and Victoria. The majority are written to or from Clare Gass.

Gass Family

Troop (Troup) family tree and pedigree

  • MS-2-321, SF Box 31, Folder 24
  • Item
  • 1975
Pedigree and family tree of the Troop (Troup) family dating back eight generations.

Troop, Jared Douglas Eric, 1897 -

Plane and elevation map of Fort Anne at Annapolis Royal

  • MS-2-24.2014-001 , OS Box 5, folder 40
  • Item
  • [ca.1900]
Item is an undated plane and elevation map of Fort Anne at Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The map is drawn on linen in black ink on the verso, with various elevation and features watercoloured in blue, yellow, and rose washes on the recto. The map is signed by E Cates. The map is featured in C.W. Vernon's book Bicentenary Sketches and Early Days of The Church in Nova Scotia, Chronicle Printing Company, Halifax, 1910.

E., Cates

Dartmouth Grace United Church fonds

  • MS-2-253, SF Box 34, Folder 8-11
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1934
Fonds consists of a Women's Missionary Society treasurer's book (1928-1933), an historical sketch of the church during the years 1853-1953, Calendar Club account books (1926-1928 and 1929-1933); and a Ladies’ Aid minute book (1929-1934).

Dartmouth Grace United Church.

Charles Morse fonds

  • MS-2-254, SF Box 33, Folders 31-33
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898, 1914-1915
Fonds comprises correspondence from William Marshall dated 1896-1898 and 1914-1915. There is also Marshall's illustrated original manuscript of his poem, "Ode to Keats," which he sent to Morse in 1896.

Morse, Charles

Storied pages : [radio broadcast typescript]

  • MS-2-258, SF Box 35, Folder 2
  • Item
  • 1951
Item is a radio broadcast typescript written by Ken Homer. The subject of the script is James DeMille, former Dalhousie professor and popular novelist.

Homer, Kenneth Churchill, 1915-2003

William Jarvis McCurdy fonds

  • MS-2-327
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1988

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and records pertaining to the Dalhousie Class of 1926 and William Jarvis McCurdy. Financial records include class contributions and invoice payments; correspondence includes letters exchanged between McCurdy and various classmates, letters to Elinor Barnstead and a letter from Elinor Barnstead to Wilfrid Creighton.

McCurdy's personal records include a newspaper announcement of his 1929 engagement to Avis Marshall, his 1931 doctoral thesis from Harvard University, and the memorial service program of his death in 1988.

McCurdy, William Jarvis

Traditional songs from New Glasgow

  • MS-2-353, SF Box 38, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [ca. 1975]
File contains five traditional songs sung to Edward Charles Feltmate during his childhood in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Feltmate, Charles, fl. 1975

G. Cecil Day fonds

  • MS-2-355, SF Box 41, Folders 2-4
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1954
Fonds comprises letters to Day in his capacity as newspaper editor, two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings related to Ireland, and an unsigned typescript article about the Halifax & South Western Railway Company.

Day, G. Cecil, 1898-1976

Waterman Family fonds

  • MS-2-356
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1918
Fonds comprises correspondence and miscellaneous papers, a typescript essay on the Waterman family history, and transcripts of papers and deeds.

Waterman Family, 1762-

Halcon Science Fiction Society fonds

  • MS-2-361
  • Fonds
  • 1977-2017
Fonds contains records that document the activities of the Halcon/Hal-Con Science Fiction Society, primarily Halcon festivals presented in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, posters, newsletters, program books, membership cards, and press clippings. Fonds includes materials on Halcon 2 (held in 1979), Halcon 3 (held in 1980), and Halcon 4 (held in 1981). Fonds also includes materials from Hal-Con 2015, Hal-Con 2016, and Hal-Con 2017.

Halcon Science Fiction Society.

Manuscript journal, detailing an expedition along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick situated on the Bay of Fundy, July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

  • MS-2-370, Oversize Folder 1
  • Item
  • July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

Item is a cartographic journal containing daily entries and twenty-five cartographic diagrams and topographical illustrations showing coastlines, elevations, distances (in leagues), water depths, capes, bays, rivers, inlets, islands and other geographical features.

From the accounts of the first few days, the jump off point must have been somewhere near Mahone Bay or Lunenburg, on the southern coast of Nova Scotia. Few observations are recorded during the first week; the aim seems to have been to reach an initial destination of Grand Manan Island. At this point, beginning on July 25, 1684, detailed observations are made of all islands, rocks, and other geographical objects, along with more specific information concerning water depths (given in braces), types of currents, prevailing winds, distances between landmarks (given in leagues), places of secure anchorage, danger zones, etc. Most of the observed areas are accompanied by topographical illustrations which depict not only the contours of the coastline, but also elevations from sea level.

The expedition proceeded from Grand Manan Island down into Passamaquoddy Bay (this is not named, but the St. Croix River is), then Northeast along the coast of New Brunswick to the entrance to the St. John River. At this point, the expedition encountered at least two British war vessels, equipped with cannons. An envoy from the expedition was sent to the British ships, apparently commanded by John Nelson, the nephew of the first proprietor of New Brunswick; assurances are exchanged, the envoy is returned, and the expedition again proceeds along its way. Much of this portion of the expedition was obscured by a dense and persistent thick fog which made the task of the cartographer at times impossible, as he frequently notes.

From St. John River, the expedition turned back again across the Bay of Fundy, along Long Island, down along the Western coast of Nova Scotia to Cape Sable. This destination is reached by July 31, 1684, and here some days are passed waiting out a violent storm. Another British ship is mentioned, though no contact was made. The coastline from Cape Sable all the way to Margaret's Bay is represented by numerous illustrations. The weather seems to have been more favourable, and much of the area was apparently uncharted.

This portion of the journey includes descriptions and illustrations of Cape Negro, Baye du Port Razor, Riv. des Jardins, Port Rosignol, Sable River, La Have Harbour, Mahone Bay (called here Mirligaich), Margaret's Bay, etc. The expedition continues from Margaret's Bay on to the Northeast, with observations of Cape Sambro, Riv. Chibouetou. Riv. Maganchis, Cape Thiodor, and it ends at St. Mary's River, on September 14, 1684.

Appended to the journal is a twelve page "Inventaire pour servir a l'armament et consommation du nav(igation)," in which a very detailed list of hundreds of items is presented. The two categories that receive the most attention are boat fixtures (e.g., sails, bowsprites, halyards, stays, topsails, masts, anchors, rope, riggings, etc.) and armaments (e.g., cannons, ammunitions, guns, other weapons, etc.). Surgical equipment is briefly mentioned. Extraneous observations are also included from time to time: an abundance of fish off Cape Forcheau; arborage and foliage on shore; disembarkments, during one of which one of the crew apparently attempted to desert.

Marianne (Ship)

J.H. and J.W. Seaman fonds

  • MS-2-64
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1865]-1919
Fonds consists of ledgers, cash books and letter books.

Seaman, J.H.

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

Dorothy and Samuel Shields fonds

  • MS-2-453
  • Fonds
  • 1942 - 1980
Fonds consists of correspondence with friends and politicians, newspaper clippings regarding the Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society, Canadian Authors Association, Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Art, Prince Edward Island Art Society and the writer Kay Hill. The fonds also contains records related to The Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society, including correspondence, poems, and copies of the society’s constitution and by-laws.

Shields, Dorothy and Samuel

Notebooks of Bertha and Minna Liechti

  • MS-2-37, SF Box 15, Folder 3
  • File
  • 1866-1902
File consists of three notebooks (ca. 1887-1894) of lecture notes on geography, advanced German, literature, and psychology. It also includes Mima Liechti's notebook (1866-1869) recording visits made and/or received and lists of members and adherents of Signature Hall.

Liechti, Bertha E. Susanna, b. 1871

Account journal and letter of Charles Tupper Logan

  • MS-2-38, SF Box 15, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1926-1928, 1943
File consists of one journal of daily accounts (1926-1928) and a letter of appointment to the School Board of Cumberland County (1943).

Logan, Charles Tupper, 1867-1961

Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792

  • MS-2-395, SF Box 41, Folder 1
  • File
  • 1899-1903
File contains the Wallace Bridge Division's (No. 792) minute book with minutes of meetings held between 1899 and 1903. File also includes a quarterly report from 1898.

Sons of Temperance, Wallace Bridge Division No. 792.

Samuel George William Archibald fonds

  • MS-2-3, SF Box 13, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • [1819?]
Fonds consists of two notes from Lord Dalhousie, two letters (one photocopy) from Agricola (John Young), and one note regarding a property deed.

Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901
Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

Jonathan Borden Marsh fonds

  • MS-2-48, SF Box 18, Folder 15
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1886
Fonds consists of Marsh's account book with the barque Vibilia and her owners (1869-1882) as well as pilot and customs papers. Also included is a charter contract for the Ellerslie (1886).

Marsh, Jonathan Borden, Captain, 1841-1934

Florence Seeley Knowles fonds

  • MS-2-543, SF Box 44, Folders 16-19
  • Fonds
  • 1800-1824
Fonds comprises family papers, including an 1821 deed to the Perkins family of Liverpool, an 1824 royal land grant to Enos Collins of Liverpool, an 1845 letter of appointment of Samuel P. Fairbanks, Queen's Council, signed by Queen Victoria, and the last will and testament of Henry Newton.

Knowles, Florence Seeley, 1852-1940

George Nicholls fonds

  • MS-2-561
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1983
This fonds consists of material created by or accumulated by George V.V. Nicholls. Records include correspondence, Nicholls and Van Vliet family estates and wills, course material from classes taught by Nicholls at Dalhousie’s Law School and Queen’s University, meeting minutes from professional associations, Dalhousie and community committees and clubs that Nicholls was involved with, some photographs and drafts and published legal journal articles and essays written by Nicholls.

Nicholls, George

Francis B.A. Chipman's Dalhousie law school notebook

  • MS-2-582, SF Box 45, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1900-1901
Item is Francis Chipman's notebook from law school containing notes on shipping lectures by Dean Richard Weldon.

Chipman, Francis Beverley Allan

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.

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-22
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1985
Fonds consists of scripts of the puppet plays as well as correspondence, photographs and slides, newspaper clippings of reviews, programs, videocassettes, and some administrative papers.

Gargoyle Puppet Theatre.

Jest in Time Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-33
  • Fonds
  • 1983-2004
The fonds consists of correspondence, programs, scripts, posters, newspaper clippings, news releases, newsletters, and photographs.

Jest in Time Theatre.

The Travelling Players of Halifax

  • MS-3-2
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1969
Records include administrative and financial documents of the Travelling Players of Halifax.

The Travelling Players of Halifax.

Dartmouth Players fonds

  • MS-3-30, Box 1, Folders 1 - 9
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1975
This collection consists of records pertaining to the management and the productions of the Dartmouth Players from 1967-1975. The records include administrative documents, financial statements, correspondence, programs, and newsletters.

Dartmouth Players.

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

Terrence Gordon fonds

  • MS-2-737
  • Fonds
  • 1997-2005
Fonds consists of materials related to a biography of Marshall McLuhan which Gordon published in 1997 and was titled Marshall McLuhan: Escape into Understanding. The fonds includes correspondence with publishers, reviewers, and others; Gordon’s curriculum vitae; a draft of the biography; newspaper clippings and copies of reviews; and research materials. The fonds also includes working papers from three books which Gordon edited: McLuhan Unbound, Understanding Media (Critical Edition), and The Classical Trivium: The Place of Thomas Nashe in the Learning of his Time.

Gordon, Terrence W.

Jonathan Steele fonds

  • MS-2-70
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1864-1918
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial papers, bills and crew information, some of which relates to a ship called "Habitant."

Steele, Jonathan

George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson fonds

  • MS-2-768
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1947
Fonds contains radio scripts, correspondence and published materials related to the radio program, "Now It Can Be Told". Anderson wrote the radio scripts and most of the correspondence, while working as a Staff Engineer for Nova Scotia Light and Power.

Anderson, George Douglas Elphinstone, 1902-

Annie Belle Roome and Graham Roome correspondence

  • MS-2-771, 1
  • Collection
  • 1915-1919
Collection primarily comprises letters from Captain Graham Roome to his future wife Annie Belle Hollett, written during his overseas service in World War One.

Roome (née Hollett), Annie Belle

Creelman Family fonds

  • MS-2-775
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1999
This accession contains photographs, correspondence, postcards and other memorabilia from various members of the Creelman family.

Creelman Family

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

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

Thomas Donal Linehan fonds

  • MS-2-759
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2003
The fonds consists primarily of poems authored by Thomas Donal Linehan. The fonds contains published collections, annual files of unpublished manuscripts, and thematic files of unpublished manuscripts. This fonds also includes correspondence and a collection of unpublished prose and poetry.

Linehan, Don, 1924-2003

Personal archives of Harry Thurston

  • MS-2-691
  • Accession
  • 1976-1981
Accessions consist of materials related to the publication of the poetry periodical Germination. Materials include manuscripts and proofs, editorial drafts, correspondence, sales and business records, and promotional materials.

Thurston, Harry, 1950-

F. Ronald Hayes fonds

  • MS-2-695
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1974, predominate 1955-1959
Fonds contains records that span Hayes' career as a zoology professor. It consists of research data, laboratory experiments and other teaching material, correspondence, and publications. The research data has a wide geographic scope, but was primarily gathered in Nova Scotia.

Hayes, F. Ronald

Shirley A.M. Conover fonds

  • MS-2-565
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 1984
Fonds consists of materials regarding the professional activities of Shirley A.M. Conover, including correspondence, studies, proposals for research and reports submitted to companies, research centres and government departments by MacLaren Plansearch Ltd., Plansearch Inc., MacLaren Atlantic Ltd., MacLaren Marex Inc., and Hardy Associates (1978) Ltd.

Conover, Shirley A.M.

Arnold J. Tingley fonds

  • MS-2-649
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - [199-]
Fonds consists of two books and a manuscript written by Arnold J. Tingley during his tenure as a professor in the Department of Mathematics and as Dalhousie University Registrar.

Tingley, Arnold J.

Howard C. Glube fonds

  • MS-2-626
  • Fonds
  • [19-] - 1991
Fonds consists of material regarding Howard C. Glube's involvement with the Dalhousie Club of New York, including correspondence, newspapers clippings, annual meeting invitations and others textual records. Fonds also contains records regarding Columbia University, the Canadian Society of New York, and the University of Toronto.

Glube, Howard C.

Alan Emerson Cameron fonds

  • MS-2-350
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1967; (predominant 1959 - 1960)
Fonds consists of records regarding Alan Emerson Cameron's activities related to the coal exploration in Canada, including his participation in the royal commission on coal, and his contribution in the voluntary economic planning for the new Nova Scotia. The fonds contains reports, manuscripts, minutes of meetings, correspondence, drafts of papers and other textual records.

Cameron, Alan Emerson

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