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Wilfred Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-264
  • Fonds
  • 1854, [19-]-1995
Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Wilfrid Creighton, including correspondence, articles, manuscripts, financial and legal documents, minutes, photographs and a variety of personal papers and memorabilia. Materials relate to Creighton's education, career and long-time interest in forestry, but also include some materials relating to family history.

Creighton, Wilfred, 1904-2008

Photographs of forest and flora near Thompson, Manitoba

File contains 13 photographs taken by Bill Freedman near Thompson, Manitoba, in 1974. Photographs show Picea mariana and Picea banksiana at various distances from the factory smokestacks of a nickel processing facility. Also, a beaver dam and regrowth after a forest fire.

Photographs of forestry, biomass, hydrology, and clear-cutting scenes

File contains 215 photographs taken by Bill Freedman at a variety of locations, including Aylesford Lake, NS, and Halifax County, between 1980 and 1995. Photographs show experimental and conventional clear-cutting examples at Aylesford Lake, Nova Scotia; advanced regeneration after a burn near Herring Cove, Nova Scotia; views of Pebbleloggitch Lake, Kejimkujik National Park; different rates of growth of trees of different ages; felling, bucking and sorting of Acer saccharum, and examples of throughfall and stemflow. Also includes examples of herbicide efforts.

Photographs of wildlife, rain forests, and people in South America

File contains 222 photographs taken by Bill Freedman during his travels in South America, between 1999 and 2001. The file also contains a small number of photographs taken by World Wildlife Fund members in 1988. Photographs show forestry recovery after controlled burns; pictures toucan, caiman, alpaca, armadillo, owl, and otter; rain forest scenes; and people. Photographs were taken in Peru (Machu Picchu, Guano Isdlands, Manu River, Cuzco), Bolivia (La Paz, Titicaca, Yungas), Costa Rica (Santa Cruz), and Brazil (Pantanal).

Photographs of travels in South America

File contains 139 photographs taken Bill Freedman on his travels in South America in 2002. Photographs show jungle, rain forest, market, and beach scenes, as well as pictures of artwork and of fellow travelers.

Photographs of the destruction caused at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, by the Brown Spruce longhorn beetle

File contains 68 photographs taken largely by Bill Freedman (but also by Sweeney) at Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2000. Photographs show aerial and up-close examples of the destruction wrought on the urban park by the invasive Brown spruce longhorn beetle, believed to arrive in the city via the nearby port.

Evaluation of loading of sulphate and heavy metals along a S-SE transect centering on Sudbury, Ontario ; Evaluation of sulphate and heavy metal loading rates and total sulphation as affected by forest canopies near Sudbury, Ontario ; Effects of smelter emissions on surrounding forest plant communities near Sudbury, Ontario : [manuscript and correspondence]

File contains three abstracts written by Freedman for presentations for the Workshop Meeting to Consider Methods Involved in Studies of Acid Precipitation to Forect [sic] Ecosystem. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 19-23 September 1977. Session titles are: 1B: Evaluation of Atmospheric Inputs; 2. Throughfall and Stemflow; 3. Measurement of Effects. File also includes hand-written data and correspondence.

Short-term changes in vegetation after the silvicultural spraying of glyphosate herbicide onto regenerating clearcuts in Nova Scotia, Canada : [draft manuscript and other materials]

File contains a draft manuscript written by Freedman, R. Morash, and D. MacKinnon, for the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, volume 23. File also contains correspondence and reviewer comments. The article covers spraying at the Antrim, Little River Lake, and Riverside sites.

Photographs of forestry and agriculture in western Sumatra and Borneo

File contains 259 photographs taken by Bill Freedman on his travels in western Sumatra and Borneo in 1993. Photographs show terraced rice patty farming, slash-and-burn forestry, the rain forest canopy, and lake scenery, in western Sumatra (primarily Padung, Sukarami, Lake Singkarak) and Borneo (Milai, West Kalimantan, the Kapuas River, and Pontianak).

Vegetation development in a hardwood-forest chronosequence in Nova Scotia : [manuscript and other materials]

File contains the manuscript written by Freedman and M. Crowell, for the Canadian Journal of Forest Research, volume 24. File also includes data sets related to Twinspan and Decorana runs, correspondence, and reviewers comments. Manuscript was originally titled "Vegetation development across a post-disturbance chronosequence of hardwood-forest in Nova Scotia".

Forest biomass and nutrient studies in central Nova Scotia : [manuscript and other materials]

File contains the manuscript written by Freedman with P.N. Duinker, H. Barclay, R. Morash, and U. Prager, for ENFOR (Energy from the Forest) and Environment Canada. The manuscript is written in five parts, contained in four volumes: 1. "Biomass and nutrient standing crop equations for ten tree species in central Nova Scotia"; 2. "Standing crops of biomass and nutrients in a variety of forest stands in central Nova Scotia"; 3. "Ambient bulk deposition, throughfall and stemflow in a variety of forest stands"; 4. "Biomass and nutrients in ground vegetation, forest floor, soils, and litterfall in a variety of forest stands"; and 5. "Summary report: Effects of potential nutrient removals with intensively harvested biomass on continued site productivity". File also contains data sets, transparencies, relevant tables, editorial board reports, and negatives of tables.

Selected studies of forestry and bird communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick : [manuscript and correspondence]

File contains the manuscript written by Freedman and Greg Johnson for the monograph "Biology and conservation of forest birds", Society of Cananadian Ornithologists Special Publication no. 1 (edited by A.W. Diamond and D.N. Nettleship). File also contains reviewer-edited drafts, correspondence, and proceedings itinerary.

Forest renewal action plan : Point Pleasant Park

File contains a document called "Forest Renewal Action Plan Point Pleasant Park" by W. L. Johnson R. P. F. The file also includes two pages of information about a piece of forestry equipment.

Johnson, W. L.

Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

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

Some ecological implications of nutrient removals during intensive forest harvesting : [draft manuscript and correspondence]

File contains two draft manuscripts of Freedman's paper, which was presented at the conference Economic and Environmental Aspects of Mechanical Harvesting in Newfoundland, Canadian Institute of Forestry, Newfoundland Section, 36th Annual Meeting, November 12-13, 1992, Corner Brook. File also contains correspondence.
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