Fonds contains correspondence from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. In addition, the fonds contains two certificates of Dr. Walsh and photographs taken at different events such as conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.
File contains a photocopy from the Annual Report of the Secretary for Agriculture, Nova Scotia for 1905. Each year the principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College would submit an annual report to the Secretary for Agriculture. In 1905, the college’s first year, then principal Melville Cumming wrote that the two year course had 23 students enrolled – one of which was from the West Indies. Also included is an excerpt from “A history of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College” by Kenneth Cox, 1965. The excerpt lists the graduates of the 1907 year; Mr. W.A. Costa is not listed as a graduate but Cox indicates that there can be many reasons for this.
Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.