Item is a portrait of Paul Boulais painted by Nancy Unsworth in 2007 or 2008 from a photograph taken around 1996. Paul Boulais was an HIV+ gay man and was the first person to receive same-sex Canadian Pension Plan benefits after the death of his partner Grant MacNeil.
Item is a portrait of Donald (Don) Higgins painted by Robert Doyle. Don Higgins (1943-1989) was an openly gay professor of political science and public administration with a keen interest in municipal government structures, education and city development and planning. Robert Doyle was an openly gay designer, costume design professor and painter. The portrait was painted from a photograph.
Item is a wood circular from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, dated May 30, 1872. The circular reports on recent timber imports and sales and includes wholesale prices for American and Baltic timber products as of May 30, 1872.
Item is a parchment certificate admitting and enrolling James Thomson as an attorney and barrister of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, sealed and signed by Brenton Halliburton, Chief Justice of Nova Scotia.
Item is a minute book kept during the meetings of the Medical Relief Committee of Dartmouth. The committee met regularly in late 1917-1918 to discuss the care of Dartmouth patients following the 1917 Halifax Explosion. The book, which was kept by Dr. M.G. Burris, details meetings and efforts to coordinate with the relief activities with the Medical Relief Committee of Halifax. Burris added two pages of notes in June 1944 with information about committee members, the Dartmouth hospitals managed by the committee, and remunerations paid to physicians by the Medical Relief Committee.
Item is a group photograph of: Mrs. Harriette Richardson (translator); Lieutenant Governor Tory; Mrs. Tory, Mrs. Taylor; standing; Mr. L.M. Fortier; Mr. Richardson; Chief Justice Harris; and Colonel Almon.
Item is a letter written by Jason M. Mack addressed to any constables or police officers of the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The letter involves the mental health of and the request for detainment of George Roy, a fisherman from Liverpool, who had been declared of unsound mind by two local medical practitioners. Item also contains an envelope addressed to William Winters.
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 correspondence with other family members in Moncton, New Brunswick, Boston, and Manila.
Item is a manuscript of Hid Treasure, or The Labours of a Deacon and Other Poems dated April 29, 1919, which is possibly when the pages were taped into the bound scrapbook with the title embossed on the spine. A contents page lists both published and unpublished poems, including "Betula Nigra," "The Prince's Lodge," and the title poem, "Hid Treasure." The manuscript date is unknown, but the poems themselves range in date from ca.1839-1886. Robert R.J. Emmerson's name appears as co-author on the title page, but it has been scratched out along with the second of two epigraphs.
Item is a manuscript of Daniel Morrison's unpublished article The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton, which he presented to the literary branch of the Guild in Dominion, Nova Scotia. Attached is his letter to Mr. McIntosh, requesting the manuscript's return and the reader's spelling corrections of Gaelic words.
Item is the logbook of the tern schooner Vincent A. White on two voyages: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, to Glasgow, Scotland, from 26 June-7 November 1923; and Lunenburg to Havana, Cuba, from 14 February -2 April 1924.