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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.

Annotated copy of Memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D.

  • MS-2-215, SF Box 32, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1859
Item is a memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor published in 1859 by George Patterson. Item includes corrections, annotations and loose notes made by Patterson.

Patterson, George, The Reverend, 1824-1897

Letter from Simeon Perkins to William Cahoon

  • MS-2-221, SF Box 31, Folder 3
  • Item
  • 1794
1794 letter to William Cahoon of Port Medway from Simeon Perkins of Liverpool regardling the law surrounding the worrying or killing of sheep by dogs.

Cahoon, William

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)

John Frederick Miller fonds

  • MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1968
Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delah [?]. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

Miller, John Frederick, 1924-

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

Notebook of Samuel J. Holland

  • MS-2-33, SF Box 16, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1747-1748
Item is a 150-page notebook that Samuel J. Holland used in 1747 when he was serving as an artillery officer in the Dutch army. The notebook is bound in vellum and contains tables, memoranda, mathematical calculations, diagrams, recipes for making gun powder, and assorted notes.

Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801

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

Norman Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-689
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1913-1995
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Norman Creighton, including radio scripts; published and unpublished manuscripts for short stories and articles; correspondence; audio tapes and records; research notes; newspaper and magazine clippings; photographs; financial papers; memorabilia. Materials primarily relate to Creighton's long career as a writer and broadcaster, but also include materials relating to his personal life and family history. Fonds is arranged by type of material and includes the following series: CBC Scripts, Correspondence, Family Estate Documents, Fiction, Financial, Memorabilia, Nonfiction, Notebooks, Photographs, Printed Materials, Radio Talks, Records, Research Files, Subject Files, The Gillans, Titus Smith.

Creighton, Norman, 1909-1995

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

Smith family fonds

  • MS-2-501
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1958
Fonds includes the personal archives of Olive Smith as well as materials created by her sister Clauda and her mother Louise. Materials include medical papers and correspondence between Clauda and Olive Smith and their doctors; personal writings; incoming correspondence from friends and family; artwork (pencil drawings and paintings); family photographs; family papers (pages from the family Bible); financial information for Olive, Clauda and Louise Smith; financial correspondence between the Smiths and various companies; and school diplomas, papers, and notebooks.

Smith, Clauda

Ocean Production Enhancement Network fonds

  • MS-2-51
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1995
Fonds contains published reports, newsletters, proposals, and funding applications from the Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN). The fonds also includes a paper on OPEN written by Ronald Keith O'Dor.

Ocean Production Enhancement Network (OPEN).

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

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.

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.

J. Andrew Wainwright fonds

  • MS-2-636
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1995
This fonds includes correspondence from other Canadian writers, 1969-1995 ; manuscripts of published poetry and books, 1969-95; manuscripts of unpublished poetry, 1960-83; and research notes.

Wainwright, J.A. (J. Andrew), 1946-

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

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