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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.

Maurice Evans fonds

  • MS-4-234, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1989
Fonds contains correspondence, contract files, notes, plans, and photographs of various ships Maurice Evans' company worked on.

Evans, Maurice

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 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").

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.

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

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)

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

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.

Dalhousie Faculty Association fonds

  • UA-27
  • Fonds
  • 1948-2018
Fonds contains records of the Dalhousie Faculty Association, including administrative correspondence from the DFA's formative years and records documenting the negotiation of their first contract in 1978. There is also an incomplete series of DFA newsletters and committee records.

Dalhousie Faculty Association

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.

William Himsworth's purchase of the schooner Nine Sisters

  • MS-4-215, SF Box 21, Folder 16
  • Item
  • 1810
Agreement of sale of the schooner Nine Sisters of Shelburne, Nova Scotia from Reuben Clements, John Crosby, Elbanah Clements, John Trask and David Rose and Stephen Rose, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, October 27, 1810

Himsworth, William

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-

Deed of insolvent person's property assignment

  • MS-2-497, SF Box 41, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1904
Item is a deed of assignment of James H. Betts' property in trust for the benefit of his creditors.

Etter, Amos Benjamin, 1849-1918

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

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

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.

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

Deeds for sale of lands in Pictou County to John Ives Meagher

  • MS-2-145, SF Box 25, Folder 6
  • File
  • 1875-1876
File contains two indentures evidencing the sale of lands in Pictou County. The first indenture (dated 1875) records a land sale from Robert Moran to John Ives Meagher. The second indenture (dated 1876) records a sale from Alexander and Sarah A. McKenzie to John Ives Meagher.

Meagher, John Ives, fl. 1875-1876

Leslie E. Haley fonds

  • MS-2-758
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1972] - [ca. 1995] ; predominantly 1986 - 1995
Fonds consists of Leslie E. Haley's materials regarding his professional activities, researches, and involvement with the Science Council of Canada, the Gambia project, Nova Scotia Department of Education's Biology Task Force, and the Summer Science Institute. Fonds includes reports, correspondence, financial records, booklets, and other textual records.

Haley, Les

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

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

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

Hector McInnes fonds

  • MS-2-446
  • Fonds
  • 1845 - 1937
Fonds includes correspondence, receipts, and indentures.

McInnes, Hector

Pottersfield Press fonds

  • MS-4-254
  • Fonds
  • 1977 - 2019
Fonds contains records documenting the creation and management of Pottersfield Press from its inception in 1978. These include administrative documents such as grant and funding applications and author contracts; correspondence between the managing editor and authors, readers, contract editors and others; editorial records including manuscripts and page proofs; and publicity materials such as catalogues and book reviews.

Pottersfield Press

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.

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.

James Fraser fonds

  • MS-4-52
  • Fonds
  • 1885 - 1947
Fonds contains the records of Halifax fish merchant James Fraser, including financial statements (1885-1945); lobster contracts (1885-1892); and ledgers (1923-1940).

Fraser, James

Howard Murray fonds

  • MS-2-180
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1906
Fonds comprises an early teaching contract (1878), handwritten notes on Nova Scotia high school curriculum revisions, and a published pamphlet of opinions on proposed provincial curriculum reform (ca. 1906).

Murray, Howard

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

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