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Arnold J. Tingley fonds

  • MS-2-649
  • Fonds
  • 1990 - [199-]
Fonds consists of two books and a manuscript written by Arnold J. Tingley during his tenure as a professor in the Department of Mathematics and as Dalhousie University Registrar.

Tingley, Arnold J.

William Inglis Morse Manuscript Collection

  • MS-6
  • Collection
  • 1545-1900
Collection assembled by William Morse reflected his research interests and his ideas on what works should be available for consultation by serious scholars. The exploration and early settlement of Acadia, the history of the Maritimes, the evolution of printing, the book arts, important classics in both the humanities and the sciences, the works of Bliss Carman and George Santayana, works about General James Wolfe, and Norse legends are the major research fields represented.

Morse, William Inglis

Edward J. Mullaly Map Collection

  • MS-2-46
  • Collection
  • 1556-1998
Collection contains twelve historical maps of Eastern Canada, produced by cartographers such as Giovanni Battista Ramusio and Girolamo Ruscelli. Donation also includes a copy of Kershaw's "Early Printed Maps of Canada" and a "A Monograph of the Evolution of the Boundaries of the Province of New Brunswick" by William F. Ganong.

Mullaly, Edward J.

David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection

  • 2011-006
  • Collection
  • 1556 - 1800
Accession contains 18 historical maps of the Eastern Seaboard and Nova Scotia municipalities.

Janigan, David

Manuscript journal, detailing an expedition along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and parts of New Brunswick situated on the Bay of Fundy, July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

  • MS-2-370, Oversize Folder 1
  • Item
  • July 19, 1684 – September 14, 1684

Item is a cartographic journal containing daily entries and twenty-five cartographic diagrams and topographical illustrations showing coastlines, elevations, distances (in leagues), water depths, capes, bays, rivers, inlets, islands and other geographical features.

From the accounts of the first few days, the jump off point must have been somewhere near Mahone Bay or Lunenburg, on the southern coast of Nova Scotia. Few observations are recorded during the first week; the aim seems to have been to reach an initial destination of Grand Manan Island. At this point, beginning on July 25, 1684, detailed observations are made of all islands, rocks, and other geographical objects, along with more specific information concerning water depths (given in braces), types of currents, prevailing winds, distances between landmarks (given in leagues), places of secure anchorage, danger zones, etc. Most of the observed areas are accompanied by topographical illustrations which depict not only the contours of the coastline, but also elevations from sea level.

The expedition proceeded from Grand Manan Island down into Passamaquoddy Bay (this is not named, but the St. Croix River is), then Northeast along the coast of New Brunswick to the entrance to the St. John River. At this point, the expedition encountered at least two British war vessels, equipped with cannons. An envoy from the expedition was sent to the British ships, apparently commanded by John Nelson, the nephew of the first proprietor of New Brunswick; assurances are exchanged, the envoy is returned, and the expedition again proceeds along its way. Much of this portion of the expedition was obscured by a dense and persistent thick fog which made the task of the cartographer at times impossible, as he frequently notes.

From St. John River, the expedition turned back again across the Bay of Fundy, along Long Island, down along the Western coast of Nova Scotia to Cape Sable. This destination is reached by July 31, 1684, and here some days are passed waiting out a violent storm. Another British ship is mentioned, though no contact was made. The coastline from Cape Sable all the way to Margaret's Bay is represented by numerous illustrations. The weather seems to have been more favourable, and much of the area was apparently uncharted.

This portion of the journey includes descriptions and illustrations of Cape Negro, Baye du Port Razor, Riv. des Jardins, Port Rosignol, Sable River, La Have Harbour, Mahone Bay (called here Mirligaich), Margaret's Bay, etc. The expedition continues from Margaret's Bay on to the Northeast, with observations of Cape Sambro, Riv. Chibouetou. Riv. Maganchis, Cape Thiodor, and it ends at St. Mary's River, on September 14, 1684.

Appended to the journal is a twelve page "Inventaire pour servir a l'armament et consommation du nav(igation)," in which a very detailed list of hundreds of items is presented. The two categories that receive the most attention are boat fixtures (e.g., sails, bowsprites, halyards, stays, topsails, masts, anchors, rope, riggings, etc.) and armaments (e.g., cannons, ammunitions, guns, other weapons, etc.). Surgical equipment is briefly mentioned. Extraneous observations are also included from time to time: an abundance of fish off Cape Forcheau; arborage and foliage on shore; disembarkments, during one of which one of the crew apparently attempted to desert.

Marianne (Ship)

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972
Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores include several first edition copies and autograph manuscripts. All personal correspondence is incoming correspondence; no outgoing correspondence is included in this fonds.

Ballon, Ellen

The Pullen Map Collection

  • MS-2-756
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1740] - [1851]
Collection contains fourteen maps and charts and one illustration. The materials were collected over many years by Hugh Francis Pullen.

Pullen, H.F. (Hugh Francis), 1905-1983

Notebook of Samuel J. Holland

  • MS-2-33, SF Box 16, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1747-1748
Item is a 150-page notebook that Samuel J. Holland used in 1747 when he was serving as an artillery officer in the Dutch army. The notebook is bound in vellum and contains tables, memoranda, mathematical calculations, diagrams, recipes for making gun powder, and assorted notes.

Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801

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

Elizabeth LeBlanc's petit livre de Cantique

  • MS-2-503, SF Box 41, Folder 14
  • Item
  • [after 1761]
Item is Elizabeth LeBlanc's notebook of handwritten French hymns or canticles. The first page of the notebook contains a short hymn for Anastasie LeBlanc, "quand elle commensait Le Rosaire."

LeBlanc, Elizabeth, b. 1761?

James Dinwiddie fonds

  • MS-2-726
  • Fonds
  • 1767-1815
Fonds consists of the personal papers of Dr. James Dinwiddie which include his lecture notes, scientific journals, notebooks, manuscript, early experiments for 1774, correspondence, and personal journals and also some records from the Royal Institution for 1808-1814. The papers also include the journals of W.J. Proudfoot and a biography of his father (and Dinwiddie's son-in-law) James Proudfoot.

Dinwiddie, James, 1765-1815

Sermons by Reverend William Ellis

  • MS-2-25, SF Box 16, Folder 3
  • File
  • 1776-1797
File consists of seven sermons and writings of Reverend William Ellis, written during his years in the Anglican Church of Canada mission in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Ellis, William, The Reverend, c. 1730-1795

Letter from Simeon Perkins to William Cahoon

  • MS-2-221, SF Box 31, Folder 3
  • Item
  • 1794
1794 letter to William Cahoon of Port Medway from Simeon Perkins of Liverpool regardling the law surrounding the worrying or killing of sheep by dogs.

Cahoon, William

Anonymous German sermon

  • MS-2-65, SF Box 18, Folder 23
  • Item
  • 1797
Item is a handwritten sermon in German dated August 15, 1797 with additional delivery dates of 1800, 1808, and 1811.

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

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 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

Sir Sandford Fleming fonds

  • MS-2-658
  • Fonds
  • [18--?]
Fonds consists of reports and correspondence regarding Sir Sandford Fleming's activities relating to railways in Canada. Other records include reports on the Toronto Harbour and the Garrison Reserve.

Fleming, Sir Sandford

Barbara Hinds fonds

  • MS-2-130
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1801] - 2008; predominant 1960 - 2008
Fonds contains the personal papers, photographs and sound recordings of Barbara Hinds. The personal papers primarily comprise research material, article drafts, and newspaper clippings related to Hinds' journalism career, but also correspondence, research notes, diaries, maps and manuscripts. Sound recordings were largely created during Hinds' travels in the Canadian Arctic and include several interviews. Photographs include prints, slides, negatives and proof sheets, and were mostly taken in the Canadian Arctic, but also include research and personal photographs.

Hinds, Barbara A.

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

Lockeport Historical Collection

  • MS-4-177
  • Collection
  • 1801-2005

Collection contains documents relating to the mercantile and shipping activities of William McMillan, McMillan was active in the business between 1893 and the early 1930's. Records include receipts, invoices and other material from other merchants he purchased or sold to, correspondence regarding the shipping of those goods, papers regarding the vessels he owned or contracted to sail the material to different parts of the world and correspondence from individuals who ran the ships. Also included are telegram notices, personal correspondence and other material. This collection also contains material from the Locke Family, the Harding Family, all in Lockeport, Nova Scotia. It also contains documents from different individuals in the town of Lockeport.

Part of the material included in this collection is the research of Trevor Bebb. He was working on the shipping history of Lockeport and the surrounding areas and as such has collected a great deal of material. Included in his papers are research notes, photocopies of shipping and customs records, diaries and logs, and printed material.

Bebb, James Trevor

Armand Therrien Photograph Collection

  • MS-2-304, Box 8-10
  • Collection
  • 1804-1945
Collection consists of over 500 photographs of ships. Collection also contains French-language clippings: Liste des newspages dans le Monde d'Apres Le Journal Courrier De Londres et Gazette de la Grand Bretagne 1804-1807; Registre des Navires Canadienne et Etrangers Coules Derrand La Guerre 1939-1945; Registre notes des Croisieres des U Boot Allemandes Guerre 1939-1945.

Therrien, Armand

Patricia Monk fonds

  • MS-2-749
  • Fonds
  • [after 1805] - 1995
Fonds consists of Patricia Monk's records regarding the research and writing process of her book The Gilded Beaver: An Introduction to the Life and Work of James De Mille (Toronto: ECW Press, 1991). Fonds includes photographs, correspondence, research notes, transcripts, and other textual records.

Monk, Patricia

Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

  • MS-13-11
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1972
Fonds consists of Oscar Donovan's photographs, newspaper clippings, mementos, and correspondence from World War One, including materials related to the Dalhousie No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital, with which his wife served.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

Personal archives of Philip Girard

  • MS-2-757
  • Accession
  • 1808-2005, predominantly 1970-2005
Accession contains the personal and professional archives of Philip Girard.

Girard, Philip

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

A. M. Smith and Company fonds

  • MS-4-23
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1987

The fonds consists of administrative papers, blueprints, business and personal correspondence, cable code books and other reference works, export orders and papers, financial documents, insurance papers, legal documents, packaging samples, photographs, plans, printed material, reports, and vessels papers. The material spans 176 years and illustrates a family company passed through two incarnations and through several generations of administration, along with its related off-shoots companies and associations. The material deals with late 19th and early 20 century shipping, as well as the 20th century business of packing and exporting salt fish.

The fonds also contains papers of associated small companies including L.W. Vatcher Limited, and subsidiaries Acadia Fisheries and Smith Canneries, as well as papers from various investment dealings made by Fletcher S. Smith, including Parkdale Realty, Southern Realties, and Fenpark Realties, and agencies with which the Smiths were involved. Finally, the fonds includes various items from small companies including Dan Dauphiney Company Limited, Earle-Smith Partnership, Eastern Fisheries Limited, Fudge Shipping Company, Georgian Limited, Scotia Corporations, Sea Nymph Fisheries, and Smith/Romkey. These papers include correspondence, administrative documents, legal contracts and agreements, financial statements, journals and ledgers.

The records of the fonds demonstrate the organizational structure, management, and operations of A.M. Smith and Company and related organizations, and provide insight into the business of salt fish, from fishing and processing to packing and exportation. The material provides a comprehensive picture of a significant 20th century Nova Scotian enterprise.

A.M. Smith and Company.

John Stewart fonds

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

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

Register of farmers' cattle and sheep marks in Chester, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-464, SF Box 42, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1813-1921
Item is a register of farmers' sheep and cattle marks, recorded by successive town clerks in Chester Municipality. Includes descriptions, diagrams, famers' names, dates, and the names of the recorder.

Chester Municipality.

Lucius Dill Dexter fonds

  • MS-2-354
  • Fonds
  • 1814 - 1934
Fonds consists of correspondence, research material, manuscripts, and drafts by Lucius Dill Dexter.

Dexter, Lucius Dill

List of vessels taken at Machias and Penobscot

  • MS-2-222, SF Box 31, Folder 17
  • Item
  • 1814
Item is a list of vessels taken at Machias and and Penobscot, listed by name and type. The Penobscot Expedition was a 26-day raid led by Sir John Sherbrooke on Hampden, Bangor and Machias, resulting in the British occupation of Castine for the remainder of the War of 1812. The tarriff dutries obtained there, called the Castine Fund, was used to establish Dalhousie University.

Letters to John Young from his son, William Young

  • MS-2-80, SF Box 18, Folder 28
  • File
  • 1815, 1833
File consists of one handwritten letter (1833) to John Young from his son and business agent, William Young, and a transcription of an earlier letter (1815) from William.

Young, John, 1773-1837

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 used by Fraser and MacKenna (1909); correspondence (1846-1855); the bank book of James A. Fraser (1899-1907); day books; and prescription books (1885-1886).

J.D.B. Fraser & Sons

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

President’s Office fonds

  • UA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2004
This fonds consists of photographs; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings; pamphlets and posters; Dalhousie publications and other printed material; student and personnel files; correspondence; manuscripts; reports created by or reviewed by senior administration; financial materials including accounts payable and receivable documents, budgets, and ledgers; legal documents, including deeds and leases; diaries; scrapbooks; meeting minutes and agendas; academic plans; speeches; and other documents related to the senior administration’s sphere of responsibility.

Dalhousie University. Office of the President.

Receipt book of Matthew Richardson

  • MS-4-74, SF Box 48, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1820-1822
Item is a leather-bound receipt book with receipts from 28 December 1820 to 30 July, 1822. Receipts are written by idividuals who received cash (pound sterling) from Matthew Richardson.

Richardson, Matthew

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