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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

Lemuel Publicover's miscellaneous business records

  • MS-2-105, SF Box 50, Folder 4
  • File
  • 1892-1896
File contains a bill of lading dated 26 November 1892, a letter written to Lemuel Publicover by Elias Sampson dated 1 January1894, a receipt issued by M.J. Bates on26 July 1896, and a receipt issued by John White and Company on 30 June 1896.

Pulbicover, Lemuel

Minute book, reports, and correspondence of the Ladies' Aid Society of Central Presbyterian Church, LaHave, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-106, SF Box 19, Folder 5
  • File
  • 1918 - 1927
File consists of a minute book of meetings from 1918 to 1927. The minutes record hymns sung, monies received and spent, activities undertaken, and changes in membership. The file also includes two loose reports and correspondence regarding bond purchases.

Ladies' Aid Society of Central Presbyterian Church, La Have, Nova Scotia.

Logbook of the schooner Vincent A. White

  • MS-2-107, SF Box 23, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1923 - 1924
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.

Vincent A. White (schooner)

Daily diary of Edward D.T. Davison, Jr.

  • MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18
  • Item
  • 1902
Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) containing Davison's notes about work meetings, travel, the weather, oxen, and various mishaps.

Davison, Edward, D.T.

Newspaper clippings and other material about the Anil elephant

File contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drafts of articles about Balakrishnan, an elephant who was brought to East River, Nova Scotia in 1967 as a advertising gimmick by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant. The file also includes the original copy and photocopies of an anonymous letter from an employee of the Anil plant.

Take chains off elephant in new home : [newspaper article]

Item is a clipping of a newspaper article written by Barbara Hinds titled "Take Chains Off Elephant In New Home." The article was probably published in the Chronicle Herald or Mail Star in 1967. The article is about the poor living conditions of Balakrishnan, an elephant brought to Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Photograph of Sankunni

Item is a photograph of Sankunni, a mahout or elephant keeper from India. He is wearing a turban or headscarf and a jacket.

Anil elephant drops dead : [newspaper article]

Item is a clipping of a newspaper article by an unidentified author titled "Anil Elephant Drops Dead." The article is about the death of Balakrishnan, an elephant brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Balakrishnan dies of blood infection at East River : [newspaper article]

Item is a clipping of a newspaper article by Barbara Hinds titled "Balakrishnan Dies Of Blood Infection At East River." The article was probably published in the Chronicle Herald or Mail Star in 1968. The article is about the death of Balakrishnan, an elephant brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant. The article is accompanied by a photograph of Balakrishnan and his keeper, Sankunni.

Photograph of Balakrishnan the elephant

Item is a photograph of an elephant named Balakrishnan standing on a pile of straw by some trees. The elephant was brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Photograph of Sankunni with Balakrishnan the elephant

Item is a photograph of Sankunni with an elephant named Balakrishnan. Sankunni is the mahout, or keeper, or Balakrishnan. Both Sankunni and the elephant were brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Photograph of Sankunni

Item is a photograph of Sankunni, a mahout or elephant keeper from India. He is wearing a turban and standing next to his elephant, Balakrishnan. Sankunni and Balakrishnan were brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Photograph of Sakunni with Balakrishnan the elephant

Item is a photograph of Sankunni, a mahout or elephant keeper, and Balakrishnan, an elephant. Sankunni is wearing a turban and standing next to Balakrishnan with a hand on his tusk. The man and the elephant were brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Letter from an anonymous writer to Barbara Hinds

Item is a letter sent to the Chronicle-Herald for Barbara Hinds by an anonymous employee of the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant. The letter details the poor living conditions of Balakrishnan, an elephant that was brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil plant.

Legal papers of Henry Adolphus Newman Kaulback

  • MS-2-183, SF Box 28, Folders 3-6; SF Box 31, Folder 1
  • Collection
  • 1867-1908
Collection comprises legal business correspondence, a book of legal judgment abstracts, indentures documenting Lunenburg County land sales, and papers regarding claims upon the wreck of two schooners.

Kaulback, Henry Adolphus Newman, 1830-1896

Photograph of Mrs. Murray Chipman, Mrs. Napier Moore, Murray Chipman, and an unidentified gentleman on a veranda near the waterfront in Chester, Nova Scotia

Item is related to MS-2-202, Box 43, Folder 51 of the Thomas Head Raddall Correspondence series, in the Correspondence between Thomas Head Raddall and Maclean's Magazine file. The man on the far right is speculated by Napier Moore to be Thomas Head Raddall, but there is a chance that he had identified the wrong photograph of visitors to the Chester residence, "Driftwood".

Gass Family Postcard Collection

  • MS-2-315
  • Collection
  • 1903-1921
Collection contains postcards written and collected by the Gass family of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The postcards are primarily of Nova Scotia and some, but not all, have handwritten notes. There are also postcards of Montreal, New York, Washington and Victoria. The majority are written to or from Clare Gass.

Gass Family

Sermons of Reverend Peter De LaRoche

  • MS-2-36, SF Box 16, Folder 8
  • Item
  • [ca. 1771]-[ca. 1781]
Item is one bound volume of hand-written sermons preached in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia ca. 1771-1781.

De LaRoche, Peter, The Reverend, c. 1752-1795

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)

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.

William Stanley Croft fonds

  • MS-2-496, SF Box 27, Folder 22
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1916
Fonds comprises two letters written to William Croft. The first refers to work in the gold mines, while the second is a request for Croft's permission to allow his sixteen-year-old son to go overseas with the Canadian Forces. There is also a note from James Heyson to John Croft containing a medicinal recipe.

Croft, William Stanley, 1867-1944

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

John W. Mills fonds

  • MS-2-558
  • Fonds
  • 1886 - 1896
Fonds consists of legal papers and correspondence related to John W. Mill's administration of charitable funds for the poor in Mahone Bay and surrounding areas.

Mills, John W.

James Benjamin Westhaver fonds

  • MS-2-587, SF Box 4, Folders 1-16; SF Box 45, Folders 25-32
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1907
Fonds includes items dealing with the invention of and patenting of a hydraulic gold extractor first registered in 1887. Also involves setting up a company to use the machine and begin gold mining. The material covers a period of 1883 to 1905, and involves many individuals in the business and legal community of Halifax and the South Shore. It also includes the original patent with the specification and diagrams, other diagrams, a 31 page hand written report by Westhaver on his trip to Dawson City, Yukon in 1902 to test his separator. A very interesting collection of letters, documents, legal correspondence, governmental material, etc., etc., dealing with the starting of a company to use the gold separate and Westhaver's various difficulties with financing and control.

Westhaver, James Benjamin

Ronald St. John Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-615
  • Fonds
  • 1823 - 2006
Fonds comprises Ronald St. John Macdonald's records regarding his personal, academic, and professional activities as a jurist, judge, and professor. Records include those related to Macdonald's involvement with Osgoode Hall, University of Western Ontario, University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, the European Court of Human Rights, the Hague, Peking University, World Academy of Arts and Science, Canadian Council of International Law, United Nations, Institute of International Law, African Society of International Law, British Institute of International Law, Canadian Institute of International Law, International Law Association, and others. Records types include correspondence; meeting minutes and agendas; research materials; photographs; newsletters; newspaper clippings; manuscripts; and off-prints.

Macdonald, Ronald St. John

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