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O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876
The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra fonds

  • MS-5-11
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the administrative, operational, financial, and artistic activities of the ASO. Included are materials documenting the Board of Directors, box office operations (including ticket sales), financial affairs, fundraising, general administration, guest artists, orchestra members, public relations and publicity, and the union. Also included is the photograph series which presents a visual record of various aspects of the orchestra's activities, including performances and women's auxiliary events as well as publicity shots of musicians, conductors, staff, and guest artists.

Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (Halifax, N.S.).

Ivan Maxwell Gillis fonds

  • MS-5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1951
Fonds contains copies of diplomas and scrapbooks, newspaper articles and clippings, correspondence between Gillis and others, and manuscript drafts of his music.

Gillis, Ivan Maxwell

Maersk Dubai Incident fonds

  • MS-8-203
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2000
The fonds includes letters, immigration papers, promotional materials, petitions, affidavits, evidence and general documentation of the activities of the Concern for Seafarers Witnesses Society (CSWS) in their endeavours to assist the sailors of the Maersk Dubai.

The Concerns for Seafarers Witness Society.

A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience

  • MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
  • Item
  • April 6, 1979
File contains a student essay titled, "A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience," written in 1979 by Kevin Reilly for a course on Canadian working class history taught by Dr. Gregory S. Kealey. The essay documents the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association's collective bargaining experience.

Reilly, Kevin

Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MS-4-113
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1988, predominant 1947-1985
Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, briefs and reports, meeting minutes, financial records, circulars, photographs, and other records relating to the fishing and fish processing industry in Atlantic Canada and government regulations of the fisheries. Also included are similar types of records from sister organizations the Atlantic Fishing Vessel Association, Atlantic Fisheries By-Products Association, and Atlantic Queen Crab Association.

Seafood Producers Association.

James E. Dickie and Company fonds

  • MS-4-63
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1901, 1924
Fonds comprises documents illustrating the business interests of James Edward Dickie and his family. The majority of records date from James E. Dickie and his son Edwin's ownership of the Stewiacke general store, there is a single letter-book dated 1924, during which time James R. Fulton managed the store. Records fall into three main categories: business records related to companies owned by the Dickies; personal and business correspondence; and personal records of the Dickie family.

James E. Dickie and Company

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.

George MacKay fonds

  • MS-4-78
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912
Fonds contains business records accumulated by George MacKay, including correspondence, receipts, and invoices.

MacKay, George

Acadia Gas Engine Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973
Fonds contains three product catalogues produced by the Acadia Gas Engine Company. The earliest dated catalogue was published in January, 1969 and another was published in 1973. One catalogue is undated.

Acadia Gas Engine Company.

Frieze and Roy fonds

  • MS-4-57
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1941
The fonds consists mainly of general business correspondence and financial records recording the financial affairs of the business. The fonds also consist of legal records, mainly indentures and insurance policies for the business, sales and operations records and vessel records, which mainly consist of insurance policies, charter parties and protests. Also included in the fonds are records belonging to the Frieze family such as estate papers, and records from David Frieze's time as a justice if the peace for Hants County, along with electoral records and records belonging to the Maitland Presbyterian church, Sons of Temporance and Maitland school which both Frieze and Roy were involved in.

Frieze and Roy.

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.

Floor plans of Alexander Keith's Brewery building

File contains floor plans for the Alexander Keith's Brewery building located on Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia. The drawings were produced by Hancock Little Calvert Associates. The drawings were originally part of a booklet located in MS-4-135, Box 72, Folder 20.

Cellar, first & second floor plans : Unit C

Item is a drawing of floor plans of Unit C of the A. Keith and Son brewery. The drawing shows floor plans of the cellar, first and second floor of Unit C. Certain areas and pathways are highlighted in red coloured pencil. The drawing was originally bound in a booklet with other drawings of the building. The drawing was produced by Hancock Little Calvert Associates.

Cellar & ground floor plans : Unit B

Item is a drawing of two floors of the A. Keith and Son brewery. The drawing shows floor plans of the cellar and ground floors of Unit B of the building, and some of Unit C. Certain areas and pathways in the floor plans are highlighted with red coloured pencil. The drawing was originally bound in a booklet with other drawings of the building. The drawing was produced by Hancock Little Calvert Associates.

Ground & first floor plans : Unit A

Item is a drawing of two floors of the A. Keith and Son brewery. The drawing shows floor plans of ground floor and first floor of Unit A of the building. Certain areas and pathways in the drawing are highlighted with red coloured pencil. The drawing was originally bound in a booklet with other drawings of the building. The drawing was produced by Hancock Little Calvert Associates.

Detail of louvres for fermenter openings

Item is a drawing of a detail of louvres for fermenter openings. The drawing shows elevation and section views of the louvres. The drawing was produced for A. Keith and Son Ltd. of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Drawings and blueprints of horizontal glass lined tanks and components

File contains drawings of glass lined tanks and their components. The drawings include drawings of the tanks, cross valve piping arrangements, a storage room, and a skimming opening. The drawings were produced by John Inglis Co. Limited for A. Keith and Son Limited and Oland and Son Limited.

Horiz'l glass lined tanks : [blueprint]

Item consists of two copies of a drawing of horizontal glass-lined tanks. The drawing was produced by John Inglis Co. Limited for A. Keith & Son Limited.

Booklet of inventory and plans for the Alexander Keith's Brewery building

File contains pages from a booklet of the inventory and plans for the Alexander Keith's Brewery building. The facilities refered to in this booklet are located on Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia and are owned by Oland & Son Limited. The booklet was prepared by Hancock Little Calvert Associates. The booklet contains a letter from P. J. Smith; information about plans contained in the booklet; inventory and availability of space; other information about the building; and a map of the Halifax peninsula indicating the location of the building. Plans originally included in the booklet are located in MS-4-135, Oversized Folder 13.

Drawing of the Bluenose II

Item is a drawing of the Bluenose II prepared by Smith & Rhuland Ltd. of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The drawing shows a view from above and a cross section of the ship.

Drawing of the Maritime Supplies and Exchange warehouse and the electrical supply for Bluenose II

Item is a drawing of the Maritime Supplies & Exchange warehouse and the electrical supply for the Bluenose II. The warehouse is shown from above and from the side. Part of the electrical diagram is crossed out. The drawing was completed by O. K. Gashus for Yeatman, Endal & Company of Halifax, Nova Scotia. See MS-4-135, Box 156, Folder 4 for related documents

Drawings of proposed electrical arrangements and modifications to propoulsion shafting for the Bluenose II

File contains three drawings of proposed modifications for the Bluenose II. The drawings include a diagram of the existing electrical arrangement with proposed modifications; two copies of a drawing of a proposed modification to the propulsion shafting; and two copies of a proposed schematic diagram of electrical distribution. All of the drawings were completed at the Halifax Shipyards in 1965. See MS-4-135, Box 128, Folder 16 and Box 153, Folder 3 for related documents.
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