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A fiddle for Angus : final draft and note to agent Leona Trainer

  • MS-2-650.2018-042, Box 91, Folder 14
  • File
  • November 25, 2000 - November 26, 2000
  • Part of Budge Wilson fonds

File contains the final draft of Budge Wilson's children's story "A Fiddle for Angus," and a note to her agent, Leona Trainer, about the draft. The file also contains the typescript of a short story entitled "My Heroine, Murphy Brown," by Budge Wilson (undated), which was included in the anthology "Friendships" (2006).

Abels, Lydia

File contains two pieces of correspondence, dated January 1973, sent to Kenneth Leslie by Lydia Abels (Mrs Alexander Hamilton Abels), from Boston, Massachusetts. The first piece of correspondence, dated January 5th, discusses Lydia's declining health. The second piece of correspondence, dated January 8th, mentions Lydia's excitement about receiving a copy of Kenneth Leslie's recent anthology of poems, and how the package "looked exactly like your old Protestant" when it arrived.

Administrative records of the Halifax Camerata Singers

Series contains records pertaining to the management of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including financial records, correspondence, minutes from meetings of the Board of Directors, and records relating to the plans for each concert season. The records are organized by concert season, starting with the inception of the Camerata Singers in 1986-1987.

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Alan Ruffman fonds

  • MS-2-578
  • Fonds
  • ? - 1990
Fonds consists of materials regarding Alan Ruffman's contributions to the Atlantic Sub-committee of Oceanography (ASCO) and the Canadian Committee on Oceanography (CCO), including reports, manuscripts, correspondence, newspaper clipping, meeting minutes, newsletters and others textual records.

Ruffman, Alan

Alexander Peter Reid fonds

  • MS-13-33, SF Box 63, Folder 3 ; SF Box 66, Folder 12
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1920
Fonds consists of correspondence with J.G. MacGregor and copies of published articles. Additional information, including biographical and professional sketches, are in the Case File.

Reid, Alexander Peter, Dr.

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.

The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.

Dickie, Alfred

Allan Bevan fonds

  • MS-2-472
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1960-1980
Fonds contains textual records relating to the history of the activities of the Dalhousie University English Department and to Bevan's academic activities. The fonds consist of research notes generated during Bevan's study of Dryden's literature; academic and departmental correspondence and documentation created while Bevan was head of the English department and afterwards; documents and correspondence relating to operations at the Dalhousie Review from 1972-1980; fiction and other writings; material pertaining to courses he taught from 1949 to 1976; and various undated papers written by his students.

Bevan, Allan, Dr., 1913-1981

Allan James Chapman fonds

  • MS-2-709
  • Fonds
  • [after 1853] - 1997
Fonds consists of Allan James Chapman's family history, including an account of the Halifax Explosion written by his mother Annie Marguerite (Daisy) Chapman, and his grandfather Herbert Eugene Greenough's poems and essays about working on the Nova Scotia railways.

Chapman, Allan James

Andover-Harvard Theological Library

File contains typed correspondence from the Andover-Harvard Theological Library (Cambridge, MA), dated 1973, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. The first, dated January 8, 1973, sent by Mrs. John Timoney, expresses appreciation for a donated copy of 'O'Malley to the Reds'. The second, undated and sent by William C. Bourque [?], references the library's not having received issues 25:1 thru 25:3 of New Man (Jan-Mar 1973).

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

Andrew Walter Herdman Lindsay fonds

  • MS-13-83, Boxes 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1914
Fonds consists of biographical information as well as correspondence associated with the Provincial Medical Board and other papers.

Lindsay, Andrew Walter Herdman, Dr.

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

Angus McDonald Morton fonds

  • MS-13-28, SF Box 65, Folder 10
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1947
Fonds consists of correspondence belonging to Mrs. Angus Morton and a copy of a poem written by Dr. Morton.

Morton, Angus McDonald, Dr., 1871-1944

Ann Connor Brimer keynote address launching Canadian Children's Book Week

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's "Ann Connor Brimer Talk," the keynote address at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which launched Canadian Children's Book Week in 1999. The speech addresses the state of children's literature in Nova Scotia. The file also includes a copy of a fax sent to Budge Wilson from regarding the schedule for the Canadian Children's Book Week Gala.

Anna's Pet: A Puppet Play

File contains the script for the play by Frederick H. Thury, adapted from the children's book of the same name by Joyce Barkhouse and Margaret Atwood. The file also contains newspaper clippings and correspondence related to the play.

Annie Belle Hollett and Graham Roome correspondence

  • MS-2-771
  • 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. There is also a series of letters written to Annie Belle Hollett by various friends and family members.

Roome (née Hollett), Annie Belle

Arthur Fordham and Company fonds

  • MS-4-2
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1967
Fonds contains records documenting Arthur Fordham's leather merchant activities from 1899-1967. Fonds includes miscellaneous early records, 1899-1933; sales and purchases journals, 1921-1953; cash books, 1918-1962; ledgers, 1921-1967; correspondence, 1920-1950; financial statements, 1933-1964.

Arthur Fordham and Company

Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

  • MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28
  • Item
  • 1888-1889
Item is a diary that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and received. Many entries describe his meetings about apples. The diary also records money received and paid.

Whitman, Arthur Hanfield

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

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".

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 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.).

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.

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.

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.

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'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 to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to (and a couple written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, between October 1917 and April 1918, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas.

File contains correspondence regarding Halifax Explosion fallout from the following brokers: Ben's Limited (regarding "having our bakery roof blown off" and "nearly every good bread box smashed to pieces at North Street Station") , Carritte-Paterson Man'f'g Co. (regarding being "pleased to advise that [...] we have again been able to get our Plant in operation"), Consumers Cordage Company (announcing that "while our plant at Dartmouth was severely damaged [...] we were fortunate in having a large and well assorted stock of rope on hand in our warehouses"), R.B. Seeton (regarding a "credit slip for the goods that have apparently been blown to smithereens in the explosion", but reminding that it is "a very small matter compared to what we have had to sustain here"), John Tobin & Co. (regarding the need of the entirety of the "wholesale grocery trade of Halifax are at present feeding the people of Halifax, [which is] urgently needed here")

File contains correspondence from Fuel Control Canada regarding coal usage (from C.A. Magrath, Controller, and C.W. Peterson, Deputy Controller).

File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence and balance orders from the following brokers: Acadia Gas Engines (Bridgewater), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Amherst Foundry Co. Limited, G.E. Barbour Co. (Saint John), H.S. Berner & Co. (New York), Calder, Fraser & Co. (Dartmouth), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Halifax), David Cohen & Co. (New York), Davis & Lawrence Co. (Montreal), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Dominion Oil Cloth Company (Montreal), Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (Orange, NJ), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), T.H. Estabrooks Co. (Saint John), Frank Fales (Saint John), D.M. Ferry & Co. (Windsor, ON), Arthur Fordham & Co. (Halifax), Gault Brothers Co. (Montreal), S.R. Giffin & Sons (Goldboro), L. Gnaedinger Son & Co. (Montreal), Gourock Ropework Export Co. (Montreal), J.L. Greenwood (North East Harbour), Gunns Limited (Toronto), Gurney-Massey Company (Montreal), Trueman Hagar (Round Bay), Mrs Ida Harlow (Sable River West), Harnett-Smith Company (Boston), L. Higgins & Co. (Moncton), Hutchings Company (Saint John), Imperial Oil Limited (Halifax), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Kelly's Limited (Halifax), Kilgour Bros. (Toronto), A.H. Lambourn (New York), Leather Label Over-haul Co. (Walkerville, ON), Liverpool Monumental Works, Lockett & Messenger (Bridgetown), Lynola Mfg. Co. (New York), D.M. Lyons (Crowell), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), McLaughlin Motor Car Company (Yarmouth), J.C. McLeod (Point Tupper), Manchester Robertson Alison (Saint John), Martin-Senour Co. (Montreal and Halifax), C.E. Millard (Liverpool), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), Moirs Limited (Halifax), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), Northern Electric Company (Montreal), Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Company Limited (New Glasgow), Parrish, Phillips & Co, (New York), Payzant & King (Halifax), Peabody Overalls (Walkerville, ON), Perfect-Knit Mills (Listowel, ON), Rhodes, Curry & Co. (Halifax), Royal Print & Litho. (Halifax; regarding the "lack of bindery hands [and] skilled workmen"), Wm. Robertson (Halifax), Robin Hood Mills Limited (Montreal), St. John Milling Company (West Saint John), Saunders & Duffus (Halifax, underwriters slips), I.B. Shaffner (Halifax), Sherer-Gillett Company (Guelph and Chicago; regarding outstanding payments: "You have disappointed us"), Sylvanus Smith & Co. (Gloucester, MA), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfield's Limited (Truro), John Starr, Son & Co. (Halifax), Supplies Limited (Kentville), Swift Canadian Co. (Toronto), Robert Taylor Co. (Halifax), Telfer Woodworking Company (Bridgewater), Thorbourn Bros (Gunning Cove), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Walker Bros. (Milton), F.G. Wheaton (Amherst), A.N. Whitman & Son (Canso), Wolverton Milling Co. (Saint John), T.E. Worthen & Son (Crowell's), Yarmouth Cycle & Motor Car Co., Yarmouth Fruit Co., among others.

Business papers re. Henry House

Series includes correspondence and papers relating to the business side of Henry House, including architectural plans for proposed additions/alterations to the building.

Byrne, Florida

File contains a handwritten letter created by Florida L. Byrne (of Tacoma, Washington) dated May 15, 1973, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. Letter gauges Leslie's interest in receiving copies of U.S. Farm News (whose publisher, Fred Stover, "spoke very highly of [Leslie] in one of his letters". Letter also expresses appreciation for receipt of a copy of Leslie's self-published poetry anthology "O'Malley and the Reds and other poems. Finally, letter inquires to the interest in Leslie's receipt of a few books from Mrs Byrne's personal collection.

Canada-China Friendship Association fonds

  • MS-11-2, Boxes 1-7
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1980
Fonds consists of records related to CCFA governance and activities. Record types include meeting minutes; committee and sub-committee agendas; membership lists; newsletters; correspondence; reference materials in multiple media; and a large collection of photographic slides, primarily featuring trips organized by the association.

Canada-China Friendship Association

Canadian Library Association acceptance speech for The Leaving

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's acceptance speech printed in School Libraries in Canada (Summer 1991) for her Canadian Library Association (CLA) Young Adult Canadian Book Award for "The Leaving," and a copy of her letter to the magazine regarding the omission of the title of her book from the published speech. The speech was originally delivered at the CLA/CACL Book Awards Banquet in Montreal, Quebec. The file also includes an annotated, typescript copy of the speech, possibly used at the awards presentation.

Canadian itinerary for the Sharla Project

File contains Budge Wilson's notes, correspondence, and programs for the Sharla Project, which included appearances in Churchill, Winnipeg, and Mexico City. The Canadian portion of the trip went from October 26 to November 4, 1998.

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.

Carleton Stanley fonds

  • MS-2-163, Box 1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962
This fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, lectures, article and book manuscripts, papers and poetry, Greek prose, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous records.

Stanley, Carleton Wellesley

Catherine Banks fonds

  • MS-2-8
  • Fonds
  • 1973-2012
Fonds contains materials documenting Catherine Banks' professional playwrighting career beginning with her first published play, Eula's Offer. Records include research notes and manuscripts (handwritten and typed), correspondence, contracts, production and publicity materials, a videocassette, a DVD, photographs, sketches, and a small selection of personal papers.

Banks, Catherine, 1957-

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

Certificate of incorporation and correspondence

File contains records relating to the 1986-1987 concert season of the Halifax Camerata Singers, including their certificate of incorporation (January 14, 1987) and a letter from Wayne Cahill (organist and choral director of the Bedford United Baptist Church) to the artistic director Jeff Joudrey regarding a supply organist.

Chapman, G. C.

File contains typed correspondence written by G.C. Chapman (from New Westminster, BC), dated May 11, 1972, and sent to Kenneth Leslie. File acknowledges enclosure of a cheque to ensure renewal of a subscription to Leslie's periodical The New Man.

Charles Beecher Weld fonds

  • MS-13-53
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1924] - [ca. 1979]
Fonds consists of manuscripts written by Dr. Weld along with photographs, correspondence, and papers related to community organizations.

Weld, Charles Beecher, 1899-1991

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