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Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1970
Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Cumming, Melville

Reference letter from F. L. Fuller

This file contains a reference letter from Dr. Melville Cumming's past employer, F.l. Fuller, who was then Superintendent of Farm & Provincial Agricultural Farms.

Letter from Keiler Mackay

This item contains a letter to Dr. Melville Cumming from Keiler Mackay, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario written in May 25th, 1960. It writes about John Macrae’s role in WWI as Gunner of the Canadian Field Artillery and as a Medical Doctor in the Canadian Medical Unit. Attached to the is a newspaper clipping of Macrae’s poem “In Flanders Field"

Letter regarding soil surveys

This item is a letter addressed to Dr. Cumming from W.L. Hutcheon of the Saskatchewan College of Agriculture, dated October 28, 1954.

William Sullivan fonds

  • MS-14-12
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1929
Fonds contains pamphlets on alfalfa farming, correspondence to William Sullivan, and information about jersey cattle from Woodview Farms, Grayburn Farms, Elm Hill Farm, and Maxwelton Farm.

Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture fonds

  • MS-14-21
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1997
Fonds contains some of the policies of Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing in 1996, correspondence from department staff from 1907 and 1972. There are Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing scrapbooks of clippings of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture annual reports. Scrapbooks also include pictures of Nova Scotia Agricultural College buildings, animal breeds, and events on campus. There are also annual reports of various departments of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture.
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