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John Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-39, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1943
Fonds consists of notebooks, correspondence, books, articles, a photograph, and artifacts.

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

Robert Keith Muir fonds

  • MS-13-65, SF Box 79, Folders 1-9
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1998
Fonds consists of poetry written by Dr. Muir, articles, correspondence, manuscripts, and a book of poetry.

Muir, Robert Keith

Harold L. Scammell fonds

  • MS-13-80, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1951
Fonds consists of correspondence in association with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia and correspondence regarding his involvement with the Provincial Medical Board. Other papers include financial records, miscellaneous publications, and personal notes. The fonds includes records from his years at Dalhousie University, including student information.

Scammell, Harold L., Dr., 1905-1991

John D. McLeod's registry of ships' protests

  • MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1867-1875
Item is Pictou County Notary Public John McLeod's registery book of protests documenting declarations by ships' masters of circumstances beyond their control which may have given rise to loss or damages.

McLeod, John D., 1838-1920

Joseph Simpson Arnison fonds

  • MS-2-137, SF Box 19, Folder 8; SF Box 27, Folders 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1879
Fonds consists of promissary notes, an order from David M. Lead to Charles Irving, and cheques. These materials date between 1858-1879. The fonds also contains agreements from 1863-1876 as well as business correspondence.

Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892

Letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-140, SF Box 27, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1904
Item is a letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The letter makes reference to the mining strikes of the previous year, as well as correspondences with other family members in Moncton, New Brunswick, Boston, and Manila.

Faulkner, W.E., fl. 1904

Papers relating to the estate of James MacIntosh

  • MS-2-141, SF Box 27, Folder 44
  • File
  • 1842, 1845
File consists of an account statement and letter from the Pictou Probate Office dated 1842 relating to fees owed on the estate of James MacIntosh, who died in the 1820s.

MacIntosh, James, fl. 1800

Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

  • MS-2-147, SF Box 25, Folders 4-5 ; SF Box 26 ; SF Box 39, Folder 6
  • 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

William Henry Harris fonds

  • MS-2-149, SF Box 25, Folders 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1947
Fonds comprises correspondence (primarily postcards) relating to Harris's positions as High Sheriff and chief returning officer.

Harris, William Henry, 1882-1965

Annie Logan Barnwell's scrapbook of Pictou Academy's history

  • MS-2-177, SF Box 83, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1920-1970
The item is a hard-backed, ribbon-bound scrapbook compiled by the donor comprising newspapers clipping, photographs, correspondence and notes about the history of Pictou Academy.

Annie Logan Barnwell

Notebook of George Renny Young

  • MS-2-212, SF Box 32, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1838
Fonds consists of a notebook belonging to George Young containing a report on emigration from Germany and personal journal entries.

Young, George Renny, 1802-1853

Stationery from The Protestant and The new Christian

File contains two leaves of stationery with the letterheads of two of Kenneth Leslie's periodical publications. The first is the letterhead of The Protestant, from the late-1940s, when The Protestant had moved operations back to Nova Scotia. The letterhead reads The Protestant, with "Cambridge Station, Nova Scotia" beneath the main title. On the left margin is the list of names on the editorial board of The Protestant, with Kenneth Leslie as "editor", Rev. John Tunnicliffe as "associate editor", and 52 others listed as "editorial advisers". The second is the letterhead for Leslie's next publication, "The New Christian", with "Kenneth Leslie, editor, publisher" at the left margin and "Pictou, Nova Scotia" at the right margin.

Pictou Academy debating society meeting minutes

  • MS-2-312, SF Box 36, Folder 49
  • Item
  • 1907-1909
Minute book dating from the founding of the debating club on 18 September 1908 through 12 November 1909.

Pictou Academy Debating Society.

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955
Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Popery condemned by the scripture and the fathers

Item is a microform copy of Thomas McCulloch's book "Popery condemned by the scripture and the fathers : being a refutation of the principal popish doctrines and assertions maintained in the remarks on the Rev. Mr. Stanser's examination of the Rev. Mr. Burke's letters of instruction to the Catholic missionaries of Nova Scotia and in the reply to Rev. Mr. Cochran's fifth and last letter to Mr. Burke, etc."

Popery again condemned by scripture and the fathers

Item is a microform copy of Thomas McCulloch's book, "Popery again condemned by scripture and the fathers : being a reply to a part of the popish doctrines and assertions contained on the refutation, and in the review of Dr. Cochran's letters, by the Rev. Edmund Burke, V.G. Que."

Letter from Thomas McCulloch to the Senate of the University of Edinburgh

Item is a letter concerning Thomas McCulloch's donation of a North American insect specimen (from Nova Scotia) to the University of Edinburgh, via Professor Jameson, for the university's museum. The letter discusses Nova Scotia's Scottish connections, Presbyterian religion, the Pictou Academy, and the advocates for the conference of honorary degrees on the Honourable Sampson Salter Blowers, the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia; the Honourable James Stewart; and the Honourable Brenton Halyburton.

Photograph of a drawing of Reverend Thomas McCulloch

Item is a glass plate of a drawing of Rev. Thomas McCulloch, D.D. The drawing by Arthur Lismer itself is based on a painting of McCulloch by Daniel Munro. The drawing was commissioned and used for history books on Dalhousie University, like One hundred years of Dalhousie 1818-1918 (1920), and Daniel Cobb Harvey's, An introduction to the history of Dalhousie (1938).

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933
Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

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.

Letter from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith

  • MS-2-69, SF Box 18, Folder 22
  • Item
  • 1823
Item is a letter (1823) from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith, requesting that two barrels of Pictou oatmeal be shipped to Quebec on the next available vessel as a sample of Smith's produce.

Smith, W., fl. 1823

James Baxter fonds

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1864, 1917
Fonds consists of notes of lectures on logic delivered by James Ross at the Theological Seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia (1860-1861) and on Moral Philosophy at Dalhousie College (1863-1864), as well as certificates of attendance from the 1860s and a photograph of Thomas McCulloch and others.

Baxter, James, 1844

Board of directors of the International Centre for Ocean Development : [meeting documents]

File contains minutes and agenda for ICOD Board of Directors meeting held on June 15- 16, 1989. File includes supporting documentation such as: memos, financial documents, project proposals and summaries, correspondence, reports, background material, and press release. Topics discussed include ICOD Seminar, MarLaw, Marine Edication Kits for St. Kitts/ Nevis, Coral Reef Research, future policy directions, an update on West Africa, report by the audit and evaluation committee, a financial report, project proposals, and a presentation of DELMAR. File contains a duplicate memorandum on budget cuts for 1989/1990, which has not been digitized.

Board of directors of the International Centre for Ocean Development : [meeting documents]

File contains meeting minutes and agenda for Board of Directors meeting held on October 15 - 16, 1986. File includes supporting documentation, such as: memos, financial documents, project proposals and summaries, reports, correspondence, briefing paper, Auditor's report and financial statements, and paper on the origins of ICOD. Topics discussed include: by-laws for the executive committee, signing authority, international directors, west coast representation, evaluation of WMU Training module, staffing, Indian ocean training programme, format for project summaries, Report of executive committee, Canadian directors, report of secretary-treasurer, president's report, corporate plan issues, eleven (11) project proposals, and The World of Ocean Management. File has had duplicate letters removed from digital copy.

Board of directors of the International Centre for Ocean Development : [meeting documents]

File contains meeting minutes and agenda for the ICOD Board of Directors meeting held January 9, 1987. File includes supporting documentation, such as: memos, financial documents, project proposals and summaries, corporate plan, reports, and briefing notes. Topics discussed include: international directors, status of recommendation concerning Canadian directors, staffing activities, International Ocean Institute (IOI) Indian Ocean training programme, increased funding for CIDA/ICOD cooperation, Report of Secretary-treasurer, report of President, Corporate plan, two project proposals, annual cost of living increase for staff, information on appraisal procedures and performance increases/information on classification exercise, and additional office accommodation requirements. File includes a copy of a report from the "Forum Fisheries Agency," funded by the ICOD as well. File contains a duplicate letter which has not been digitized.

J. D. B. Fraser fonds

  • MS-4-28
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1909
Fonds contains the records of druggist J. D. B. Fraser, including receipts and invoices (1894); a ledger that was used by Fraser and MacKenna (1909); correspondence (1846-1855); the bank book of Jas A. Fraser (1899-1907); day books; prescription books (1885-1886); and other records.

J.D.B. Fraser & Sons.

D. Logan and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-29
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1918
File contains records of grocers D. Logan and Co., including invoices (1881-1883); cancelled cheques (1918); price lists; day books (1872-1900); correspondence (1872-1876); postcards (1877); ledgers (1872-1900); bills; newspaper clippings; and other records.

D. Logan and Co.

Melville McKean fonds

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

Handel's Messiah

File contains two programs for two performances of Handel's Messiah by Symphony Nova Scotia, conducted by Georg Tinter, with the Halifax Camerata Singers and Cantabile Singers of Truro, directed by Jeff Joudrey. The concerts took place at the DeCoste Entertainment Centre in Pictou, Nova Scotia and at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The file also contains two newspaper clippings of concert reviews.

Reproduction of a pastel drawing of Thomas McCulloch

Item is a reproduction of a pastel drawing of Thomas McCulloch, the first president of Dalhousie University. The drawing was produced by Munro of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The original drawing was created by Daniel Munro in 1850, after an older drawing hanging in Wellington Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, Scotland. The drawing was given to Dalhousie as a centennial gift by Isabella McCulloch in 1939.
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