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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-

George Robertson's historical documents collection

  • MS-2-779
  • Collection
  • 1750-1871
Collection consists of letters written by and to Joseph Howe and a legal document concerning land set aside for the Jamaican Maroons.

Robertson, George

Memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America

  • MS-4-11, SF Box 46, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1836
File contains a seven page handwritten memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America (May 28, 1836). The deed of settlement was negotiated for the purpose of establishing banks in the British colonies of North America. File also contains four blank forms for transferring shares.

Bank of British North America.

Ralph Venning Dimock fonds

  • MS-2-477, SF Box 43, Folders 1-8
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1946
Fonds comprises miscellaneous business and personal correspondence, legal documents, deeds and papers regarding property in Halifax and Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Dimock, Ralph Venning, 1867-1948

Captain John Crosby fonds

  • MS-2-525, SF Box 27, Folder 33-34; SF Box 28, Folder 7-11 ;
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1923
Fonds comprises four land deeds, a letter of administration for Abijah Crosby to execute his father's estate, a statement of purpose for the Church of Chebogue, and a letter to Abijah Crosby regarding the payment and installation of a rural postal delivery box.

Crosby, John B., Captain, 1833-1919

Culp family fonds

  • MS-2-539, SF Box 44, Folders 2-15
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1902
Fonds comprises land deeds, wills and other legal documents, as well as charter agreements for the schooner Mary and a bill of sale for the Candid.

Culp Family

Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

  • MS-2-147
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1928
Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.

Harris, Joseph Simpson

Scott Paper Company fonds

  • MS-4-68
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1972
Fonds consists of correspondence, financial documents, journals and ledgers, legal documents, photographs, plans, printed material, and reports. This material spans almost 60 years and gives insight into a company which changed hands several times, and also represented an important part of Nova Scotia industry. Through the material one is able to get a complete picture of the process of manufacturing pulp, from acquiring timber and land to machinery and labour used, to exporting the end product; it also demonstrates how business was conducted. Fonds demonstrates the organizational structure, management, and operations of the Scott Paper company, and provide insight into business operations in Nova Scotia in the 20th century.

Scott Paper Company.

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

File contains business correspondence addressed to William McMillan and Fred Giffin, Lockeport, between October 1925 and February 1926, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in McMillan's general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas.

File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence and balance orders from the following brokers:
Edward Allen (Yarmouth), American Agricultural Chemical Company (Boston; with agreed-upon consignment contract), Ames Holden McCready Rubber Co. (Saint John), Amherst Boot & Shoe Company, C.R. Banks (Torbrook Mines), G.E. Barbour Company (Saint John), Barrett Company (Montreal), Bates & Innes Limited (Carleton Place, ON), C.E. Bentley & Co. (Truro), Biltmore Shirt Company (Montreal), Bras d'Or Coal Company (Little Bras d'Or Bridge), W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Canadian Drug Co. Limited (Saint John), Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company (Saint John), Canadian General Electric Company (Halifax), Canadian Oil Companies Limited (Halifax), Canadian Westinghouse Company (Halifax), Carvell Bros. (Charlottetown, PEI), Chisholm Co. Limited (Halifax), Jno. F. Clark & Co. (New York), H.S. Cook & Co. (Yarmouth), M.P. Cook & Company (Yarmouth), James Coristine & Co. (Montreal), S. Cunard & Co Limited, Anthracite (Halifax), E. & S. Currie (Toronto), Andrew Doane (Ingomar), Robert D. Doane & Co. (Barrington), Dominoin Rubber System (Maritime) Limited (Saint John), Eastern Hay and Feed Company (Sackville, NB), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), Essex Fertilizer Company (Windsor), T.H. Estabrooks Co. (Saint John), C. & E. Everett Limited (Saint John), Frank Fales & Sons (Saint John, regarding the passing of Mr Fales), Farquhar & Co. (Halifax), Charles Fawcett Limited (Sackville, NB), Arthur Fordham & Co. (Halifax), Ganong Bros. Limited (St. Stephen, NB), C. Gates, Son & Co. (Middleton), Emma Goodman (Sable River), George S. Goulden (Birchtown), Gunns Limited (Saint John), Chas. Hagar (Roseway), Freeman Hagar (Round Bay), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), W.L. Harding, Limited (Yarmouth), H.M. Hopper (Saint John), Imperial Oil Limited (Halifax), Indian Garden Farm (Bridgewater, Fletcher Hebb), Ingersoll Watch Co. Inc. (Montreal), Johnston and Ward (Halifax), Mrs. J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Killam Borthers (Yarmouth), Linen Thread Company (Boston), Liverpool Woodworking Co. Limited, Lunenburg Coal & Supply Co., T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), Andrew MacDonald (Port Joli), W.S. MacDonald (Halifax), J.D. McKenzie (Middleton), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Fred O. MacLeod (New Glasgow), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maple Leaf Milling Co. (Toronto), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), L.H. Minard (Milton), G.P. Mitchel & Sons (Halifax), J. & T. Morris (Charlottetown, PEI), M.M. Munroe (Bridgewater), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), National Drug and Chemical Company (Halifax), Northern Electric Company (Halifax), Nova Scotia Bedding Co. (Windsor Junction), A.T. O'Leary & Co. (Halifax), Osborne Company (Toronto), Phonograph Salon Limited (Saint John), Pickford and Black (Halifax), Pyke Bros. (Halifax), Rafuse & Eisenhauer Limited (Bridgewater), G.N. Reagh & Sons (Middleton), Frank Reardon Limited (Halifax), Retail Merchants Association of Canada, J.M. Robinson & Sons Limited (Saint John), William Roche (Halifax), Joseph Salter's Sons Limited (North Sydney), Smith Brokerage (Saint John), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow Limited (Halifax), Steel Furnishing Company (New Glasgow), Steele, Briggs Seed Co. (Toronto), Steen Bros. (Yarmouth), J.H. Thorburn (Sandy Point), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), Geo. E. Van Buskirk Co. (Halifax), F.K. Warren (Halifax), Fred S. White & Co. (St. Stephen, NB), Whiting Seed Co. (Halifax), Wolverton Flour Mills Co. (Toronto), Yarmouth Fruit Company, among others.

R. Graham Murray fonds

  • MS-2-693
  • Fonds
  • 1831 - 1988
Fonds includes records related to the Community Planning Association of Canada, Dalhousie Law School, Royal Canadian Air Force, personal correspondence, copies of deeds, legal agreements and wills, and printed materials.

Murray, Robert Graham

Jill Grant fonds

  • MS-2-88
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2017
Fonds comprises records that illustrate Jill Grant's work as a planning educator and scholar, including her teaching, research, publishing and professional activities. Types of records include lecture notes, presentations and images, teaching evaluations, research notes and data, publishing contracts, editorial correspondence and reviews, manuscripts, drafts and presentation copies of talks and published papers.

Grant, Jill

Susan Sherwin fonds

  • MS-2-186
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2008
Fonds comprises records related to Susan Sherwin's professional activities, including publication, research and teaching. Record types include correspondence, contracts, manuscripts, research materials and notes, committee materials, reports, conference materials, and university course records such as syllabi, exams, and assignments.

Sherwin, Susan

Symphony Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-5-14
  • Fonds
  • 1981-2006

Fonds consists of records created by Symphony Nova Scotia in the course of its regular business activities. The majority of the records were created during the process of concert-planning, including special concerts, annual concerts, tours, and concert series. These records include artist contracts, marketing and development documents, internal memos, and correspondence with artists and sponsors.

Records also consist of internal management records, including personnel records, office management files, and the files of the Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Chief Executive Officer. The financial administration of the Symphony is documented though budgets, statements, ledgers, and tickets sales data.

The fonds also contains concert programs and promotional material such as posters, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, and other publications. The final section of the fonds consists of audiovisual and graphic material. There are audio recordings of performances and interviews of Symphony personnel as well as video recordings of advertisements and performances. The graphic material includes promotional photographs and photographs of the orchestra.

Symphony Nova Scotia.

Mulgrave Road Theatre fonds

  • MS-3-44
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2006
Fonds primarily consists of documentation related to publicity, personnel, equity, and the Canada Council for the Arts as well as scripts, production-based records, administrative files, correspondence, PACT files, contracts, annual meeting notes, ROADies records, financial statements and information, board meeting notes, brochures, audio tapes, photographs, and production posters.

Mulgrave Road Theatre.

Freeman F. Tupper fonds

  • MS-2-201
  • Fonds
  • 1909-[194-?]
Fonds consists of research notes and materials on the history of Nova Scotia and, more specifically, Liverpool and its prominent families, including family trees and hand-drawn annotated maps. Also included are many manuscripts on a variety of topics relating to Tupper's historical research, ranging from John Cabot and the early explorers to lesser-known local events in the history of Nova Scotia. Also present is a small collection of personal diaries and copies of deeds and legal documents from the Tupper family.

Tupper, Freeman F.

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

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

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

Correspondence from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou

File contains a copy of a letter from Budge Wilson to Kathy Markou from CBC, including Wilson's agreement that gave CBC permission to adapt her short story "The Canoe Trip" for use on CBC radio.

The Bill Lynch Shows administrative records

Series contains various administrative documents used to run the Bill Lynch Shows. Materials include letterhead, Greater Exposition Shows contract forms (blank), railway passes, commercial scripts, blueprints, and photographs.

Florence Jessie Murray fonds

  • MS-2-535
  • Fonds
  • [1884?] - 1975
Fonds consists primarily of Florence Jessie Murray's personal records regarding her career as a medical missionary in Korea, including correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets and photographs. There is also a small volume of records that originated with her brother, Alexander Murray, and father, Robert Murray, including correspondence between Alexander Murray, Florence Jessie Murray and E.J.O. Fraser; Reverend Robert Murray's correspondence; and records regarding his involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

Murray, Florence Jessie

Captain Isaac Rayne's records

Series consists of Isaac Rayne's personal records, including promissory notes, a deed, correspondence, family records and other textual records. There are also two locks of his son George's hair, presumably from his early childhood.

Leslie E. Haley's records regarding the Summer Science Institute

Series consists of Leslie E. Haley's materials regarding his involvement with the Summer Science Institute project. Series includes vouchers, a list of contracts, invoices, a list of candidates and research projects, reports, and other textual records. For an unknown reason, this project was referred to in the records by different names, including the Summer Science Institute, Emerging Technology Institute, Summer Science Institute for Teachers, Emerging Technology Summer Institute, and Emerging Technology Summer School.

Eyelevel Gallery fonds

  • MS-3-35
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2009
Fonds consists of documents created and collected by Eyelevel Gallery that reflect all aspects of the gallery’s management. The fonds includes artist files, slides, administrative files, publicity files (including press releases), correspondence, publications, financial documents, contracts, minutes of board of directors meetings, photographs, fundraising files and membership lists, audio and videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, books, and programmes, catalogues, posters, reviews, guest books, and miscellaneous files regarding exhibitions and events. Some digital records in this collection have been migrated from CD's.

Eyelevel Gallery.

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)

Legal papers of Henry Adolphus Newman Kaulback

  • MS-2-183, SF Box 28, Folders 3-6; SF Box 31, Folder 1
  • Collection
  • 1867-1908
Collection comprises legal business correspondence, a book of legal judgment abstracts, indentures documenting Lunenburg County land sales, and papers regarding claims upon the wreck of two schooners.

Kaulback, Henry Adolphus Newman, 1830-1896

The dandelion garden : from Integrated language arts anthology, Grade 6

File contains a copy of Budge Wilson's short story "The Dandelion Garden : A Modern Fable for Elderly Children," as it appeared in the "Integrated Language Arts Anthology" (1995) for Grade 6 students, and two copies of the Permissions Request form from ScottForesman to Budge Wilson for the non-exclusive reprint rights to this short story (originally published in her anthology "The Dandelion Garden and Other Stories").

Melville McKean fonds

  • MS-4-44
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1925
Invoices, deeds and day book and ledger 1895-1921

Provincial Workmen's Association, Pioneer Lodge No. 1 fonds

  • MS-9-33
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1906
Fonds includes a membership dues ledger created by Pioneer Lodge No.1; a contract between the Canada Coal and Railroad Company Ltd and its employees; and receipts from members.

Provincial Workmen's Association, Pioneer Lodge No. 1

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1928 fonds

  • MS-9-52
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2015, predominant 1955-2015
Fonds includes financial, legal, administrative and human resources materials dating from the local's founding in 1955, providing insight into the development of the organization's policies and procedures, and also illustrating the broader labour movement and role of unions in shaping the political and social landscape in Nova Scotia. The records provide evidence of the union's administrative and operational functions and activities, including contract negotiation, grievance administration, dues remittance, pension fund administration, membership and labour advocacy, workers' training and education and strike coordination. The records were created by the local's office staff, business managers, executive board, elected officials, Board of Trustees, membership and business associates. Earlier records (pre-1955) became part of the IBEW Local 1928 archive when other IBEW Locals were amalgamated with 1928.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1928

Lewis, J. and Sons fonds

  • MS-4-128, SF Box 3, Folder 2
  • File
  • 1920-1968
This fonds comprises three property deeds between George and/or Frank Lewis, of J. Lewis and Sons, and other parties.

J. Lewis and Sons, Ltd.

Christie Trunk and Bag fonds

  • MS-4-15
  • Fonds
  • 1901 - 1968
Fonds contains minute books (1901-1968); financial statements (1902-1968); general ledgers (1949-1968); reports to shareholders; legal papers (1901-1964); correspondence (1920); catalogues; and other records from Christie Bros. and Co. and Christie Trunk and Bag.

Christie Trunk and Bag Co. Ltd.

The Bill Lynch Shows business correspondence

File contains four business letters written to and from the Bill Lynch Shows from August 19, 1942 to July 16, 1947. The first is from the Bill Lynch Shows regarding a wallet lost on August 18, 1942 by Elmer Rogers and subsequently found, and is dated August 19, 1942. The second is from the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company regarding reconditioning a Caliola organ, and is dated October 6, 1942. The third is from the Annapolis County Exhibition Committee signed by Donald White regarding the Bill Lynch Shows returning from September 14-17, 1943, and is dated June 11, 1943. The fourth is from Teasdale and Foot, Limited and signed by Eric Teasdale regarding purchasing a car and multiple trucks for the Bill Lynch Shows, dated July 16, 1947.

Personal archives of David Renton

  • MS-3-23
  • Collection
  • 1926-2006
Fonds consists of records relating to Renton's personal life as well as his acting and teaching careers. The personal papers include files on specific actors, athletics, clippings and publications, festivals and workshops, financial records, Portus Theatre Productions (the production company he founded), school-related theatrical education materials, committee work, unions, associations, and a variety of other subjects. Correspondence includes letters to, from, and about Renton and are primarily theatre-related. The scripts were accumulated by Renton throughout his career as an actor, director, and producer. The fonds also includes photographs and slides of numerous theatrical productions.

Renton, David, 1934-2006

William Edward Maclellan and family fonds

  • MS-2-762
  • Fonds
  • 1831 - 2005
Fonds comprises the records of William Edward Maclellan and his family's records, including those of including William Edward and Margaret Jane (Mackenzie) Maclellan; Edward Kirkpatrick and Helen Stewart (Mackay) Maclellan; Robert (Bob) William and Delphine Caroline (Wallace) Maclellan; Jean Stewart Maclellan; Robert William Maclellan; and David Kirkpatrick Stewart Maclellan. Record types include correspondence, photographs, films, newspaper clippings, poems, certificates, booklets, periodicals, notebooks and genealogical charts.

Maclellan, William Edward

Captain Isaac Rayne and family fonds

  • MS-2-657
  • Fonds
  • 1799 - 1932
Fonds consists of primarily of Captain Isaac Rayne and Captain's George Rayne's personal records regarding their private life, including two locks of Captain George Rayne's hair, correspondence, receipts of payments, family records, and others textual records. Fonds also contains personal records of Robert W. Rayne and others family members.

Rayne, Isaac

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