Fonds contains records relating to Susan Kerslake's writing and personal life, including manuscripts of published and unpublished work; correspondence, early writing and schoolwork, photographs, awards, articles and books reviews, and materials from events she attended.
Collection contains over 55,000 glass plate negatives, film negatives, and prints from the Waldren Studios of New Glasgow and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The majority of these negatives are portraits, nearly all of which are identified and dated. A number of the portraits represent some of the earliest photos of Black Nova Scotians from Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties. Many of the remaining photos are local scenes, a few of which were taken in New Glasgow before the fire in 1874 which devastated the town. The collection contains photographs that depict show coal mining, shipbuilding and other local industries in action. Portraits of family groups, sports teams, social clubs and school groups are also well represented.
File contains a portrait photograph of Florance McDougall standing, 3/4 pose. "She is holding on to a stand. On the top of the stand a piece of string drops to her mid-thigh where it is attached to a photograph". On envelope, her name is spelled "Florence".
Item is a portrait photograph of Alex Jocelyn wearing a winged collar, broad tie and cut-away jacket, standing with his hands touching the back of a chair, 3/4 pose. Glass plate negative annotated with an address: Central House, Antigonish.
Item is a portrait photograph of Mr. and Mrs. James McDonald, full pose. Mr. James McDonald is and Mrs. James McDonald is standing, wearing a hat, with a hand her husband's shoulder and the other behind her back.