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A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience

  • MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
  • Item
  • April 6, 1979

File contains a student essay titled, "A Search for Collective Bargaining : The Nova Scotia Government Employees Association Experience," written in 1979 by Kevin Reilly for a course on Canadian working class history taught by Dr. Gregory S. Kealey. The essay documents the history of the Nova Scotia Government Employees Association's collective bargaining experience.

Reilly, Kevin

Photograph of an unidentified person in the master control room at CKDU Radio

Item is a photograph of someone in the control room at CKDU Radio in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The photograph was taken by Tom Mooney for the Dalhousie University Photography Department. The photograph appeared in University News, Volume 6, Number 5, published on October 31, 1975. File also contains an index card with information about the photograph.

Mooney, Tom

Letter written by James ? to Lloyd Morash

This letter was written on the Queen Hotel stationery, Halifax, NS, with an address of Rose St., Dartmouth written on the top right corner. It was address to Lloydie and related to Lloyd's family all quarantine with influenza.

Brochure on the history of the Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital

File contains a brochure on the history of the Dalhousie University No. 7 Stationary Hospital. The brochure includes a brief history of the hospital and a nominal role of staff that worked with the hospital. The brochure also includes transcriptions of letters and lists of staff transferred in and out of the hospital.

Dalhousie University. No. 7 Overseas Stationary Hospital

Scrapbook of memorabilia and photographs collected by Ruth Goodman

File contains a scrapbook assembled by Ruth Marilyn (Goodman) Pink during her graduation from Dalhousie University and for some time afterwards. The scrapbook contains musical programs from the Dalhousie Glee Club and local orchestras; programs and other material from Dalhousie convocation ceremonies in 1936; telegrams and greeting cards sent to Goodman for her graduation; remnants of flowers; dance cards; place cards with attached pencils; menus; a Valentine card and other greeting cards; and other memorabilia from events at Dalhousie and in other places around Nova Scotia. The scrapbook also contains photographs of Ruth Goodman; Rose Goodman; Jeanette Goodman; Dalhousie gradautes in 1936; unidentified family and friends; White Point Beach; the Annapolis Valley; Pictou Lodge; Sydney; and other locations in Nova Scotia. A computer printout of an obituary for Alice Simensky (1918-2015) is tucked in the back of the scrapbook.

Photograph of workers at the Matheson Foundry

Item is a photograph of five men seated on a large steel pipe outside a shingled building, six men seated on planks in front, and one man seated centre front on the ground. All are wearing work clothes, including caps of soft hats. Annotated: "top - 2nd from left Charlie Fraser Twin of Mrs. L. G. Ferguson", "4th from left Alex MacGillivray", and: "Matheson Foundry."

Letter from James Baxter to Dalhousie's President MacKenzie

Item is a letter written by James Baxter to President McKenzie (Arthur Stanley), written in Chatham on 2 November 1917 on letterhead from the Dominion of Canada Quarantine Station of the Public Health Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The letter refers to Baxter's attendance at both the Presbyterian seminary in Truro and Dalhousie College in Halifax in the 1850s and 1860s, and mentions enclosed course tickets and notebooks.

Letters from Rev. James Rosborough to Mrs. Pearson

  • MS-2-471, SF Box 43, Folder 12
  • File
  • 1898

File contains three letters from Reverend James Rosborough to Mrs. Pearson, in which he describes the death of his daughter, identifies plant specimens sent to him by her, and discusses matters related to the Presbyterian Church.

Rosborough, James, Rev., fl. 1898

Traditional songs from New Glasgow

  • MS-2-353, SF Box 38, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [ca. 1975]

File contains five traditional songs sung to Edward Charles Feltmate during his childhood in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Feltmate, Charles, fl. 1975

Manuscript of "The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton" by M.D. Morrison

  • MS-2-165, SF Box 25, Folder 43
  • Item
  • 1931

Item is a manuscript of an unpublished article titled "The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton" written for presentation to the "Literary branch of the Guild" in Dominion, Nova Scotia. Attached is a letter written by Morrison to a Mr. McIntosh, requesting the manuscript's return and the reader's spelling corrections of Gaelic words.

Morrison, Murdoch Daniel, Dr., 1868-1946

A Christmas carol

File contains set designs for Neptune Theatre's 1992 production of "A Christmas Carol," directed by Paula Dankert and designed by J. Cameron. The file includes Cameron's original drawings and some annotated copies. *Note: Pages 28 & 29 are not scanned.

Cameron, James Edward

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)

Letter of support for Dr. Daniel Cobb Harvey from Archibald McKellar MacMechan to Edwin Laftus

Item is three sheets of paper. The first sheet is folded to make two additional pages. The letter is Archibald MacMechan's recommendation to Edwin Laftus, that Daniel Harvey should receive the position of lecturer in History at Dalhousie University. A P.S. note by MacMechan also recommends an article that Harvey wrote for the Rhodes Foundation.

MacMechan, Archibald McKellar

Sample of short hand notes by President Thomas McCulloch

Item is a single sheet of paper, folded to form four pages, excerpted from a diary or journal. The excerpt is a sample of shorthand notes taken by Thomas McCulloch relating to sermons. Language on the page is most likely Latin, except for the dates that McCulloch was recording.

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