- MS-10-9, SF Box 5, Folder 1 ;
Formerly known as the Hope McPhee fonds (MS-10-90).
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Formerly known as the Hope McPhee fonds (MS-10-90).
Item is an address on Thomas McCulloch's work as an educator given by Harvey Veniot on the opening of Pictou Academy's new auditorium and gymnasium on September 15, 1961.
Veniot, Harvey Alfred, Hon., 1915-2009
Item is a land deed transferring ownership of land in the township of New Dublin, County Lunenburg, Nova Scotia from Leonard and Catherine Baker to Jacob and Frederick Publicoffer [Publicover].
Publicoffer, Jacob and Frederick, fl. 1821
Item is a tribute of sympathy and affection written by officials at Halifax's Charles Street Church to Mrs. James Harris on the death of her husband in 1902.
Harris, Eliza, 1850-1921
Item is a daily diary (January-May 1902) which contains notes on subjects such as work meetings, travel, weather, oxen, and mishaps.
Davison, Edward, D.T., 1845-
Item is an 1806 receipt to Frederick Booth for five shillings interest paid on the capital or joint stock of reduced £3 per cent annuities, charged on the sinking fund.
Booth, Fredrick, 1806
Item is a letter from Augusta Wolfe to her sister about domestic matters.
Wolfe, Augusta E., 1850-1939
Item is a letter from James Ross, principal of Dalhousie College (1863-1885), regarding the recovery of John, the son of Hugh Campbell, from an unspecified illness.
Item is Pictou County Notary Public John McLeod's registery book of protests documenting declarations by ships' masters of circumstances beyond their control which may have given rise to loss or damages.
McLeod, John D., 1838-1920
Item is a deed of confirmation of land transfer from Sophia C. Brehm to Mary J. Aitkin of Pictou, Nova Scotia dated August 27, 1857.
Aitkin, Mary Jane
Item is the division's minute book from 1848 to 1862, which include a letter dated 1864 regarding a charge against Jasper Journeay for violating the Sons of Temperance constitution.
Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24.
Item is a letter from W.E. Faulkner to his Aunt Jessie in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The letter makes reference to the mining strikes of the previous year, as well as correspondences with other family members in Moncton, New Brunswick, Boston, and Manila.
Faulkner, W.E., fl. 1904
Item is a land deed between Isaac A. Grant and Duncan Murray in Pictou, Nova Scotia.
Murray, Duncan, fl. 1875
Item is a letter from John Crevar to William Henry Harris, dated March 15, 1864, regarding escorting "Miss Maggie" (probably Harris' young daughter, Margaret) on her journey home.
Harris, William Henry, 1805-1883
Item is a black-bordered letter written to [Maria?] Clarke from her cousin in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia relating the news of her sister's death and funeral.
Clarke, Mrs. William, fl. 1878
Item is a 19th-century notebook in copperplate script containing descriptions of geographical properties and racial attributes, with some associated maps or schemas. Some pages contain what appear to be later additions of poetry or notes and sketches in pencil by a different hand.
Item is a letter to Mrs. Evelyn A. Walton from war poet Bryce McMaster, in which he discusses several poems.
Walton, Evelyn A., fl. 1941
Item is a poetry copybook in which Colin Campbell and other family members and friends entered verses. Many are dated (1840-1842) and signed with place names, including those of Weymouth, Liverpool, and Horton.
Campbell, Colin, 1822-1881
Item is a manuscript of "Hid Treasure, or The Labours of a Deacon and Other Poems" dated April 29, 1919, which is possibly when the pages were taped into the bound scrapbook with the title embossed on the spine. A contents page lists both published and unpublished poems, including "Betula Nigra," "The Prince's Lodge," and the title poem, "Hid Treasure." The manuscript date is unknown, but the poems themselves range in date from ca.1839-1886. Robert R.J. Emmerson's name appears as co-author on the title pape, but it has been scratched out along with the second of two epigraphs.
Fenerty, Charles, 1821-1892
Item is a detailed memorandum regarding work required and cost of repairing a building at 132 and 134 Granville Street, Halifax.
Corston, James F., fl. 1894
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
Item is a set of research notes by Duncan Black Blair. The notes provide an account of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia from 1817-1888.
Blair, Duncan Black, The Reverend, 182?-1893
Fonds consists of a notebook belonging to George Young containing a report on emigration from Germany and personal journal entries.
Young, George Renny, 1802-1853
Fonds consists of a sonnet to the statue of Joseph Howe at Province House, and a photograph of an 1888 bust of Howe.
Marshall, William E., 1859-1923
Item is a memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor published in 1859 by George Patterson. Item includes corrections, annotations and loose notes made by Patterson.
Patterson, George, The Reverend, 1824-1897
Diaries span the years 1894-1905, detailing various aspects of Hill's daily life, including information on the weather, work, visits and other activities. Diaries for 1895 and 1904 are missing.
Hill, Shuldham Samuel Crawford , 1837-
Typescript of a poem, "Lament for a Crushed Lily," by Arthur C. Nash, dated Oct. 1946.
Nash, Arthur Charles
1785 letters from William Cooke of Bexley, Kent, to his son, William, who served with the Prince of Wales American Volunteers.
Item is one poetry copybook, with entries made in various hands.
Duff, Annie Prescott, 1847-1930
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.
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.
Three letters from Thomas Raddall to Miss Margaret Martin at the Halifax Memorial Library regarding the details of his speaking engagement with the Young People's Section of the Canadian Library Association.
Blair's letter discusses the spread of the Evangelical ministry amongst the Gaelic people of Cape Breton.
Blair, Duncan Black, The Reverend, 182?-1893
Two minute books (Volumes 2 and 3) of the Executive Committee, which include financial transactions, memoranda, disbursements and the deed of lease of the Canadian (Maple Leaf) Fund Incorporated. The original name of the organization was the British War Relief Society of the United States of America Canadian Maple Leaf Fund Incorporated.
British War Relief Society (U.S.).
Item is a bound manuscript collection of Nova Scotia ballads compiled by Maxwell Murdock MacOdrum.
MacOdrum, Murdock Maxwell, 1901-1955
Handwritten copy of the poem "The Decision," by E.J. Pratt, accompanied by a condolence letter from Viola Pratt to Mrs. Harris Esterbrooks upon the death of her son. The poem is dated 1923, but Viola Pratt's 1949 letter indicates that her husband copied it to accompany her correspondence.
Esterbrooks, Mrs. Harris , fl. 1949
Item contains a ledger listing A.P. Shand's investments in sailing vessels and local companies, dividends received (1873-1893), and a list of assets (1883-1893).
Item is a radio broadcast typescript written by Ken Homer. The subject of the script is James DeMille, former Dalhousie professor and popular novelist.
Homer, Kenneth Churchill, 1915-2003
John Wilkinson's memoir of his wife, Mabel, focuses primarily on her years as a teacher, and is "partly written, but mainly compiled." He completed it in 1975, a year after her death.
Wilkinson, John M.
Certificates of discharge (1880-1888) indicate Herbert MacDougall's rise in status from serving as an O.S. (Ordinary Seaman) at age 18, to Mate at age 26.
Letter from F.B. Ward regarding a request from Ralph Hogan for assistance in acquiring his masters certificate.
Item is a deed from William and Elizabeth Peck for land on the Northwest Arm in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Item is a photograph featuring a painting of the barque, "Fairmount," which was built in Windsor, Nova Scotia in 1879, by Shubal Dimcock.
Fonds consists of one bound copy of book, "The Poetical Works of Charles Winfield Matheson".
Matheson, Charles Winfield, 1878-1968
Typescript copy of Robert C. Dexter's "Juvenile Immigration into Canada."
Dexter, Robert C. , 1887-1955
Letter from Francis V. Hugo to Mrs Saunders, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hugo's younger sister, Adèle, boarded with the Saunders under an assumed name after she followed Lt. Albert Andrew Pinson from London to Halifax, where he was stationed between 1863-1866.
Saunders, Mrs. Richard, fl. 1863-1866
Item is a letter from A.C. MacDonald to Robert Murray. MacDonald was Secretary to the Liberal Party Committee in Pictou County and Township. The letter refers to the benefits of candidates attending constituency meetings prior to the 1847 election.
Essay and/or lecture notes primarily on topics of literature and the Bible, and a two-part essay on Beowulf.
Harrington, Emily Bevan
Pedigree and family tree of the Troop (Troup) family dating back eight generations.
Troop, Jared Douglas Eric, 1897 -
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