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Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Alfred Dickie fonds

  • MS-4-64
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1937, predominate 1890-1927

This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.

The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.

Dickie, Alfred

Allan Bevan fonds

  • MS-2-472
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1960-1980
Fonds contains textual records relating to the history of the activities of the Dalhousie University English Department and to Bevan's academic activities. The fonds consist of research notes generated during Bevan's study of Dryden's literature; academic and departmental correspondence and documentation created while Bevan was head of the English department and afterwards; documents and correspondence relating to operations at the Dalhousie Review from 1972-1980; fiction and other writings; material pertaining to courses he taught from 1949 to 1976; and various undated papers written by his students.

Bevan, Allan, Dr., 1913-1981

Allan James Chapman fonds

  • MS-2-709
  • Fonds
  • [after 1853] - 1997
Fonds consists of Allan James Chapman's family history, including an account of the Halifax Explosion written by his mother Annie Marguerite (Daisy) Chapman, and his grandfather Herbert Eugene Greenough's poems and essays about working on the Nova Scotia railways.

Chapman, Allan James

Andrew Merkel fonds

  • MS-2-326
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1954
Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Andrew Merkel. The fonds contains correspondence to and from friends and associates, including Charles Bruce, Kenneth Leslie, and Robert Norwood; manuscripts of articles, poems, and plays; Atlantic Radio and Aviation Magazine Papers; newspaper clippings related to his retirement and death; printed copies of The Song Fishermens’ Song Sheet and The Order of Good Cheer; and some other miscellaneous documents

Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984
Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

Arthur H. Whitman's diary of a trip to England

  • MS-2-487, SF Box 11, Folder 28
  • Item
  • 1888-1889
Item is a diary that describes a trip to England between November, 30 1888 and January 17, 1889. The diary contains daily entries that describe Whitman's activities, church attendance, meals, business and social visits, and letters sent and received. Many entries describe his meetings about apples. The diary also records money received and paid.

Whitman, Arthur Hanfield

Arthur Stanley Mackenzie fonds

  • MS-2-43
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1949, 1971
Fonds consists of correspondence (1885-1936), publications (1894-1927), addresses (1889-1921), unpublished documents (1881-1923), including unpublished articles, a large number of lecture notes (1881-1923), research notes (1887-n.d.) and lab books (1887-1909). Other course materials include course examination papers written and collected by Dr. MacKenzie. Other materials in this fonds pertaining to Dr. MacKenzie’s personal life include his diaries (1883-1909), honours, pictures and memorabilia (1938-1949).

MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley

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)

Captain Robert N. Anderson fonds

  • MS-2-504
  • Fonds
  • [18--] - 1946
Fonds consists of materials regarding Captain Robert N. Anderson's activities as a shipmaster, including a ship's logbook, a bill of sale for the schooner Corona and receipts of goods freighted by the Corona. Records also include correspondence sent to Anderson by his family.

Anderson, Robert N.

Carleton Stanley fonds

  • MS-2-163, Box 1-5
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962
This fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, lectures, article and book manuscripts, papers and poetry, Greek prose, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous records.

Stanley, Carleton Wellesley

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-

Catherine Creighton and family fonds

  • MS-2-656
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1989

Fonds consists of papers created and/or accumulated by Catherine Creighton and her family, including those of her husband Graham and children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, and Howard. While the fonds includes correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his siblings and parents, Wilfred's papers are not included as a sous-fonds within the fonds.

The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence from family and friends, but also includes diaries, photographs, financial papers, personal papers, memorabilia, print materials, scrapbooks, articles, and artwork. Records in the fonds provide a well-rounded depiction of the family's daily activities and lives - from their relationships with each other, their extended family, and their community, to their financial status, values, education, and careers.

Creighton Family

Charles H. Mercer fonds

  • MS-2-659
  • Fonds
  • 1911, 1928-1936
Fonds consists of published material, correspondence, pamphlets, off-prints on foreign language broadcasting around the world; correspondence and literature on the League of Nations Society in Canada; and correspondence with the Canadian Prisoners’ Welfare Association, the Penal Association of Canada and the Prisoners’ Aid and Welfare Association.

Mercer, Charles, H.

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1901
Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

Charles Morse fonds

  • MS-2-254, SF Box 33, Folders 31-33
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898, 1914-1915
Fonds comprises correspondence from William Marshall dated 1896-1898 and 1914-1915. There is also Marshall's illustrated original manuscript of his poem, "Ode to Keats," which he sent to Morse in 1896.

Morse, Charles

Charles Walmsley fonds

  • MS-2-521
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1955
Fonds consists of materials regarding the Charles Walmsley's academic life and his activities as a faculty member of Dalhousie University, including notebooks, lectures notes and a manual of the first year of the Dalhousie course of mathematics. The fonds also contains correspondence sent to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walmsley and others textual records.

Walmsley, Charles

Chester Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-61, Boxes 1-44 ; OS Box 2, Folders 4-6
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1995
Fonds consists of papers documenting Dr. Stewart's entire professional career. These papers include files on the construction of the Tupper Commission and the Hall Review Commission in addition to research notes on aviation medicine and decompression sickness. The collection also includes correspondence, lectures, books, publications, photographs, and other manuscripts from his personal life and his time spent at Dalhousie University.

Stewart, Chester B.

Clayton J. Myers fonds

  • MS-2-667
  • Fonds
  • 1967 - 1994
Fonds consists of Clayton J. Myers' records created in his position as a Dalhousie University English department faculty member. Record types include correspondence, reports and meeting minutes.

Myers, Clayton J.

Correspondence between Robert Bell and George Lawson

  • MS-2-381, SF Box 40, Folder 17
  • File
  • 1861-1889
File contains correspondence between Robert Bell and professor George Lawson, Dalhousie College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bell, Robert, 1841-1917

Correspondence from Ray Sweetman to Dalhousie history professor George Earle Wilson regarding film images for use in lectures supported by the 1934 American Seminar

  • MS-2-822, SF Box 102, Folder 19
  • File
  • 1934
File consists of three letters to participants in the 1934 American Seminar, a lecture series initiated by American Protestant leader Sherwood Eddy to introduce American thinkers to political, economic and ecclesiastical European leaders. The letters describe the content of film images available for use by seminarians in illustrated lectures.

Wilson, George Earle

Correspondence of Daniel C. Harvey

  • MS-2-30, SF Box 16, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1913-1928
File consists of correspondence to Harvey from Dr. A. MacMechan and his wife, a recommendation letter from MacMechan to Edwin Laftus, and a letter from George W. Robinson to Dr. MacMechan.

Harvey, Daniel Cobb, Dr.

Creelman Family fonds

  • MS-2-775
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1999
This accession contains photographs, correspondence, postcards and other memorabilia from various members of the Creelman family.

Creelman Family

D.C. MacKay fonds

  • MS-2-280
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979
Fonds consists of correspondence; printed material, including exhibition pamphlets; research and correspondence pertaining to silver, heraldry; manuscripts; family papers; Mackay's own artwork; artist files; and reference materials.

Mackay, D.C.

Donna Morrissey fonds

  • MS-2-753
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2012
Fonds contains manuscripts and typescripts (print and electronic), drafts, page proofs, illustrations, digital photographs, and published copies of the novels, scripts, and short stories written by Donna Morrissey. It also contains e-mail and printed correspondence, press material and book reviews, and resource material from a workshop.

Morrissey, Donna, 1956-

Dorothy and Samuel Shields fonds

  • MS-2-453
  • Fonds
  • 1942 - 1980
Fonds consists of correspondence with friends and politicians, newspaper clippings regarding the Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society, Canadian Authors Association, Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Art, Prince Edward Island Art Society and the writer Kay Hill. The fonds also contains records related to The Nova Scotia Centre of the Poetry Society, including correspondence, poems, and copies of the society’s constitution and by-laws.

Shields, Dorothy and Samuel

Dr. Frederick Warren Cox fonds

  • MS-2-765
  • Fonds
  • 1880 - 1954
Fonds consists of Cox's records regarding his student life at Halifax Medical College and newspaper clippings about his family.

Cox, Frederick Warren

Edith (Nichols) Lynch fonds

  • MS-2-374, SF Box 38, Folders 2-6
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1952
Fonds contains scrapbooks with diary entries, newspaper clippings, cards and some photos and letters. Contents are frequently out of chronological order. There are also two school notebooks of Richard Lynch, ca. 1930.

Lynch, Edith (Nichols), fl. 1903-1958

Edward Symons MacLatchy fonds

  • MS-2-809
  • Fonds
  • 1906 ; 1934 - 1939
Fonds contains diaries and account ledgers, correspondence and photographs belonging to Edward MacLatchy during his years as a law student at Dalhousie University and Harvard University (LLM, 1938).

MacLatchy, Edward Symons

Ernest Wilmot Guptill fonds

  • MS-2-665
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 1993
Fonds includes records primarily created or collected by William Guptill, including correspondence, articles, publications, research notes, photographs and newspaper clippings.

Guptill, Ernest

Everett MacDougall fonds

  • MS-2-266, SF Box 31, Folder 14-15; SF Box 35, Folder 3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1937
Fonds comprises photocopies of MacDougall’s diary, reference letters, correspondence from the author Frederick William Wallace and MacDougall’s sister Alice, miscellaneous business papers, and photographs of MacDougall, other mariners, and shipping vessels.

MacDougall, Everett, 1858-1938

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

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933
Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

Fred Brodie fonds

  • MS-9-6
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1977
Fonds includes the transcripts of conversations Fred Brodie had with Charles Murray and David Gutnick, and with John Bell. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings collected by Fred Brodie on the Canadian Congress of Labour and Trades and Labour Congress of Canada merger, the Halifax Labour Temple, the Halifax Typographical Union, the Teann Ghlac Black Friday coin, along with a variety of letters to the editor. Also included are reference materials for the ITU - Herald contract, the CHFX radio scripts, the Royal Commission on Newspapers' presentation, and a letter written by Fred Brodie to the Halifax Labour Temple.

Brodie, Fred

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

George Hugh Henderson fonds

  • MS-2-516, SF Box 19, Folder 11 & 12; SF Box 27, Folder 23 & 29
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1950
Fonds comprises a letter from Ernest Rutherford and correspondence regarding a proposal to apply for the presidency of the University of New Brunswick. There is also a letter of appointment from the Ministry of National Defence, a list of Henderson's publications, miscellaneous offprints, obituaries, high school diplomas, Cavendish Laboratory dinner menus, and the warrant of appointment to the Order of the British Empire.

Henderson, George Hugh

George Nicholls fonds

  • MS-2-561
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1983
This fonds consists of material created by or accumulated by George V.V. Nicholls. Records include correspondence, Nicholls and Van Vliet family estates and wills, course material from classes taught by Nicholls at Dalhousie’s Law School and Queen’s University, meeting minutes from professional associations, Dalhousie and community committees and clubs that Nicholls was involved with, some photographs and drafts and published legal journal articles and essays written by Nicholls.

Nicholls, George

Guy Henson fonds

  • MS-2-373
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1978
Fonds consists of correspondence (1943-1975), publications (1946-1970), addresses and forewords (1944-1977), unpublished documents (1952-1978), material collected for reference and other purposes, newspaper cuttings, memorabilia (1934-1977), and black and white photographs (1946-1975), written or collected by Guy Henson. Reference and other materials pertain to a wide variety of topics, including golf, education in Nova Scotia, political movements and current affairs, social causes, labour, management, and the activities of many local, provincial and national societies.

Henson, Guy

Hector McInnes fonds

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

McInnes, Hector

Herbert Leslie Stewart fonds

  • MS-2-45
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1953
Fonds consists of records primarily originating from Herbert L. Stewart's work as a philosopher, professor, and political commentator. Records include manuscripts and typescripts, notes, scrapbooks, diaries, offprints, reports, and correspondence. One series comprises Stewart's collection of his father's sermons, notes, and correspondence.

Stewart, Herbert Leslie

Horace E. Read fonds

  • MS-2-322
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1991
This fonds consists of a variety of materials related to all aspects of Read's career. The fonds includes a range of correspondence; biographical records pertaining to Read himself such as newspaper clippings and a curriculum vitae; conference papers; various association files and Dalhousie committee files; lecutres; souvenirs from Read's military career that include certificates, miniature medals, a records of military service; published and printed workds; committee files related to the Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board, the Nova Scotia Royal Commission on Auto Insurance, Uniformity of Legislation in Canada, the King's Regulation Revision Committee; and photographs (primarily of Read during the War or attending various functions).

Read, Horace Emerson

Howard C. Glube fonds

  • MS-2-626
  • Fonds
  • [19--] - 1991
Fonds consists of material regarding Howard C. Glube's involvement with the Dalhousie Club of New York, including correspondence, newspapers clippings, annual meeting invitations and others textual records. Fonds also contains records regarding Columbia University, the Canadian Society of New York, and the University of Toronto.

Glube, Howard C.

J. Gordon Duff fonds

  • MS-13-82
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 2010 ; predominantly 1961 - 1990
Fonds consists of records pertaining to the professional life of J. Gordon Duff while he was director and professor at the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy. Records include correspondence, pharmacy history and research, photographs, and materials on the Dalhousie College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University Faculty of Health, and pharmacy associations.

Duff, J. Gordon

J.D. Shatford Memorial Trust fonds

  • MS-2-687
  • Fonds
  • 1957 - 1985
Fonds consists of materials regarding J.D. Shatford Memorial Trust scholarship students at Dalhousie University. Fonds contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, students list, students grades, and other textual records.

J.D. Shatford Memorial Trust

James Aitchison fonds

  • MS-2-666
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1994, predominant 1955-1992
Fonds consists primarily of documents related to James Aitchison’s scholarly research and teaching. Records includes correspondence, course files, subject files, addresses, papers (including some written by students), notes and notebooks, newspaper clippings, offprints, printed materials, reports, and a variety of miscellaneous records.

Aitchison, James, 1908-1994

Janet Leffeck fonds

  • MS-5-13
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1995
Fonds is primarily comprised of artistic programs from musical and theatrical events held predominantly in Nova Scotia, specifically in the Halifax area. Fonds also includes some music school syllabi, event competition forms and regulations, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Leffek, Janet

Janet M. Eaton fonds

  • MS-2-699
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980] - [ca. 1989]
Fonds consists of Janet M. Eaton's materials regarding her professional involvement with the Canadian Association for Adult Education and the Continuous Learning Association of Nova Scotia. Fonds includes meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, conference programmes, and other textual records.

Eaton, Janet

John Bell fonds

  • MS-10-2
  • Fonds
  • 1976
Fonds consists of four letters sent from Fred Thompson to John Bell between July and October, 1976. Fred Thompson was an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), editor, historian, and publisher. He was a central figure in the IWW for many years. The letters provide a recounting of Thompson's time in Halifax as a labourer and labour activist and reveal an ongoing discussion between Bell and Thompson regarding labour issues and labour history. The fonds contains no outgoing correspondence from John Bell to Fred Thompson.

Bell, John

John F. Graham fonds

  • MS-2-623
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1991
Fonds consists of material created and collected by John F. Graham during his career as a professor at Dalhousie University, as well as some material prior to this time. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, notes, manuscripts and drafts of writings by Graham, course and lecture materials, departmental memos, research, and similar material.

Graham, John F.

John Frederick Miller fonds

  • MS-2-303, SF Box 44, Folder 24
  • Fonds
  • 1968
Fonds comprises correspondence and questionnaires for merchant seamen completed by Leo Corkum and Harry Delah [?]. The questionnaires were completed in response to an appeal for research data in conjunction with Miller's project with the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England.

Miller, John Frederick, 1924-

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