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Letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon

Item is a handwritten letter from Heitor and Arminda Villa-Lobos to Ellen Ballon written on July 26, 1947. The letter details Villa-Lobos itinerary on a European tour and comments on Ballon's performances of Villa-Lobos' compositions. Item is accompanied by the stamped air mail envelope in which Ballon received the letter. One French postage stamp is affixed to the envelope.

Villa-Lobos, Heitor

Diplôme de Croix D'Honneur décerné à Oland and Son Ltd.

Item is a the Diplôme de Croix D'Honneur given to Oland and Son Ltd. by the Institut International D'Alimentation for their Canadian Stout. The diploma was awarded in August of 1950 during the Exposition et Concours de Bières Americaines et Canadiennes in Brussels. The diploma is illustrated with a red and green ribbon, a crest with a figure on it, and the seal of the Institut. The diploma is signed by the six members of the jury.

Christmas card from Lt. Col. John Stewart

Item is a Christmas and New Year greeting card from Lt. Col. John Stewart. The card was printed by the Dalhousie No. 7 Stationary Hospital while it was stationed in France. The card is printed in gold and black ink and features the Dalhousie crest.

Recording of pigeons cooing

Item is a recording of pigeons cooing. A man's voice can be heard occasionally in the background. The pigeons are connected to the Liverpool Amalgamation of Homing Pigeon Societies.

Photograph of Harris Brown in Garden House

Item is a photograph of Harris Brown sitting in Garden House in Chelsea, London. There are paintings and sculptures in the room around Harris. The photograph was sent to Arthur Stanley MacKenzie as a Christmas and New Year greeting card.

'J' - 'M' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Elisabeth Mann Borgese. Topics of discussion include Mann Borgese's appointment at Chairman of the International Centre for Ocean Development, training programmes, and potential board members. Correspondents include L.G. Jaeger; Douglas Lindores; Andrew MacNeil; Will Magee; and Ellen S. McLean.

'C' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the following individuals: Sanjay Chaturvedi; Richard V. Carter; Dr. Hans Corell; Lucien Chabason (on the Regional Seas Programme); Krista Singleton-Cambage; Peter Cramer (concerning Thomas Mann); Pietro Carrigliol; Kevin Coady (concerning the death of one of Mann Borgese's dogs); Christopher Corkett (critiquing one of Mann Borgese's talks); Aldo Chircop; Dr. Edward Carr; Senator Alan Cranston; Christo and Jean Claude (outgoing only, includes prints of various art installations); Liara Covert; Winifred Caponigri; Rideau Hall; Pluto Press; Senator Alan Cranston; Ignacio Perez Caldentey; Fernando Henrique Cardoso (President of Brazil); Sergio D. Claure; Dr. Maria della Costa; Richard V. Carter; Erksine Childers; Professor Jonathan Charney; Judge Maurice Caruana Curran (Chancellor of University of Malta); Arthur H. Campeau; H. Reuben Cohen (Chancellor of Dalhousie); Elisabeth Cyran; Hon. David Coore; Ana Luisa Cortez; Frederick Clairmonte; Ingvar Carlsson (Prime Minister of Sweden); and others. Also includes copies of the following papers: "The Training Programme of the International Ocean Institute" by Elisabeth Mann Borgese; "Professionalization of the Field of Marine Affairs" by Aldo Chircop; "NATO's War of Aggression Against Yugoslavia: An Overview by Michel Chessudovsky. Some correspondence may be personal.

'K' miscellaneous correspondence

File includes correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and the following individuals: D.C. Krause (UNESCO), A.G. Koroma (Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the UN), A.N. Kholodilin (UNESCO), the International Institute for Integrative Technology (IIT), and V. Kopal (Academy of Science, Prague).

'S' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains outgoing correspondence to Dieter Thomas (San Marino), on the role of small or mini-States in the United Nations, and a letter to West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese and IOI Headquarters vol. VII

File contains correspondence with and documents from the International Ocean Institute (IOI) headquarters in Malta. Topics of discussion include the Danielle de St. Jorre scholarship, Elisabeth Mann Borgese's death, the insurance industry project, the UN agreement on the Conservation and Management of Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, new IOI operational centres, the IOI-Virtual University (IOI-VU), the appointment of a new Executive Director of the IOI, Pacem in Maribus (PIM) convocation, and new IOI Board members. Includes proposals ("Integrating Risk Reduction in Integrated Coastal Management); reports ("Highlights of Developments and Actions since December 2000"); meeting agendas and minutes (of the IOI's Executive Committee); and a memorandum of understanding (regarding the establishment of an IOI operational centre in Germany).

Correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese with Gloria Zuleta Rodrigues

File contains correspondence between Elisabeth Mann Borgese, or the International Ocean Institute (IOI) and Rodrigues. Topics of discussion include jobs and references, a Spanish translation of Mann Borgese's "Chairworm and Supershark" (includes a draft), Pacem in Maribus (PIM) convocation, discussion of translations of "Ocean Yearbook" and other documents, IOI training courses. Includes Rodrigues' CV, and "Some Preliminary Thoughts About IOI-Columbia."

Background materials on the virtual university for the ocean

File contains background materials used at mettings of the International Ocean Institute (IOI) with the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University, and with the UN (United Nations) University for Peace on the development of a Virtual University for the Ocean. The package includes a "Proposal for the Establishment of the IOI Virtual University" by Elisabeth Mann Borgese, along with letters of support for the venture, syllabi, and other reports and summaries.

'K' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence. Correspondents include Lithuanian Deputy Minister A. Kisonas, and Presidential Adviser Saulius Kolyta, on a possible visit of Elisabeth Mann Borgese to Lithuania to disucss ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; University of Zagreb law professor Budislav Vukas; and Judge Abdul Koroma (attached is a copy of the G-77 Draft Paper, on an interim regime for seabed mining). File contains a duplicate copy of a letter, which has not been digitized.

'S' - 'Y' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence with Japanese Member of Parliament Yuzuru Shimazaki (on the implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention of the Law on the Law of the Sea), Keith Suter, Danielle de St. Jorre (on problems with the Secretary-General's Consultations on the Law of the Sea), Margaret Wood of the International Ocean Institute (IOI), and Layachi Yaker (the letter to Yaker is missing a page).

'N' miscellaneous correspondence

File includes correspondence to R.A. Ness (of the Ambassador Trading Company) and Satya Nanden (of the United Nations). Topics discussed include the Law of the Sea and Micronesia, and the Preparatory Commission for the International Sea-Bed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

Statement by Ambassador Perisic of Yugoslavia

File contains a copy of a speech by Ambassador Perisic, delivered after Jens Eversen's report. His remarks concern the problem of the continental shelf, the issue of developing versus developed countries, and the structure of the Authority. Contains handwritten corrections by Elisabeth Mann Borgese.

'G' miscellaneous correspondence

File contains correspondence with Frederick Grassli (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Maria Eduarda Gonçalves, Henrietta Gilpin, Global Education Associates, John F Godfrey (of the University of King's College), Anil Gayan, and GEO magazine.
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