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Samuel R. Balcom fonds
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Red Cap Snow Shoe Club

mounted b/w image, 9"x7". Several members identified around margins of image. On reverse is written "1975, 20 at least of this picture dead" and "Wm Brown's father was only original member. Bill died 1973."

School run by Brothers

2 b/w images, 13"x9". on back of one print: "Rev. Father Alphonse Donahoe, Rev. Father George Courtney"

Photograph of Dalhousie Class of 1911

Item is a photograph of the Dalhousie University Class of 1911. The photograph shows class members, including M. MacLeod, sitting or standing in six rows.

Notman Studio

Parliamentary papers

Balcom represented Halifax on Parliament Hill from 1950 until 1957. This series contains his records pertaining to his work in government including the speeches made in parliament, and questions raised in the House.

Red cap snow shoe club

In 1874 the Red Cap Snowshoe club was founded in Halifax, making it the oldest local sports organization. Balcom was an active member until the club was disbanded in 1974 after its centenary.

World War II

Records from Balcom's time as Officer Commanding, Medical Stores, and Chief Medical Stores Inspection Officer during World War II.

Dalhousie no. 7 stationary hospital

The Dalhousie University No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital was established in response to the need for qualified medical personnel required to serve in the First World War. It was first mobilized on November 9, 1915 at Dalhousie Medical College in Halifax. Balcom was involved as pharmacist and stock keeper for the second half of the war. In later years he was an active force in keeping the survivors in touch and organising reunion events.

Memorabilia of Samuel R. Balcom

Balcom kept a wide variety of items that indicated his involvement in associations and society generally. This series includes newspaper clippings, association lists that list Balcom on their boards, and keepsakes that do not otherwise fit into the other series.


The records in this subseries all relate to Balcom's career pharmacist whether pertaining to the operations of his pharmacy or the professional pharmacy organisations to which he belonged.
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