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Farm and rural life collection

  • MS-14-9
  • Collection
  • 1851-2004

Collection consists of material related to farm and rural life. Mainly historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Also includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream pick-up driver), accounts of rural life, etc. Also included is a report on rural policy reform.

Farm life - general records

File consists of material related to farm and rural life. Mainly historical accounts of farm life and agricultural management in Nova Scotia. Also includes farm diaries [Zabud MacKay (1832-1918) - Malagash, NS], memoirs of John Murphy (Cream pick-up driver), accounts of rural life, etc.

2012 graduates time capsule

This file contains one wooden time capsule created by the graduating class of 2012, the last class of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College before they merged with Dalhousie University. They were to put about 50 articles in the time capsule, including pictures, a bottle of wine made at the college, frosh beanies, written memories and a synopsis of NSAC and banquet programs. Graduates had the opportunity to place their items in the time capsule during an awards banquet and was on the stage during their convocation ceremony. It was kept in the college's Cumming Hall for a short time before being donated to the Agricola Archives. It was the idea of Matthew Lawless, BSc, Co-chair of the graduating class, Jonathan Waugh and Jessica Dowe. It was built by Chris Nelson, NSAC Engineering Technician. It's about three feet by 12 inches and is made of pine and an exotic wood from South America called paduk. The time capsule will be opened when the Class of ‘12 meets for their 50th class reunion in the year 2062.

W.D. Rankin fonds

  • MS-13-20, SF Box 59, Folders 10-11 ; SF Box 60, Folders 1-3 ; SF Box 61, Folders 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1921

Fonds consists of seven notebooks containing lecture notes from medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Rankin, W.D.

Robert P. Macharen fonds

  • MS-13-24, SF Box 64, Folders 15-16 ; SF Box 65, Folders 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1867

Fonds consists of notebooks from medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Macharen, Robert P., Dr.

Jordan W. Smith fonds

  • MS-13-38, SF Box 67, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1895

Fonds consists of one notebook containing notes taken from lectures given by Sir William Osler at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Smith, Jordan W.

Phillip W. Weatherbe fonds

  • MS-13-42, SF Box 68, Folders 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1899

Fonds consists of notebooks from the medical school at the University of Edinburgh.

Weatherbe, Philip W., Dr.

Alfred B. Atherton fonds

  • MS-13-45, SF Box 68, Folder 6
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1863

Fonds consists of a notebook containing lecture notes on obstetrics and other subjects.

Atherton, Alfred B., Dr.

Samuel William Williamson fonds

  • MS-13-54, SF Box 69, Folder 22 ; SF Box 74, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1910

Fonds consists of physician's daily memorandum books.

Williamson, Samuel William, Dr., 1869-1967

Angus Edward Murray fonds

  • MS-13-68
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1984

Fonds consists of patient records, autopsy reports, correspondence, various medical reports from several institutions, and business records including a ledger and daily journals.

Murray, Angus Edward, Dr., 1901-1986

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1949

Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906), one farm inventory (1899), one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875), and one notebook containing a weather diary (1949). Fonds also contains minutes from two Master of Rights Lodge meetings held in 1931.

Blackburn Family

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) which contains notes on subjects such as work meetings, travel, weather, oxen, and mishaps.

Davison, Edward, D.T., 1845-

Photograph of a page from the diary of Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald

Item is a photograph of a page from Inspector Francis J. Fitzgerald's diary. The diary entry shown was written while Fitzgerald's patrol was traveling between McPherson, Northwest Territories and Dawson City, Yukon. The entry mentions that they had to eat one of their dogs. Some parts of the photograph are filled in the with off-white paint. A piece of translucent paper and a sticky note are attached to the photograph. A typed cutline describing the photograph is attached to the back.

Diaries from Frobisher Bay

File contains two spiral-bound diaries kept by Barbara Hinds between June 30, 1960 and July 9, 1960. The diaries records her activities in Frobisher Bay (now Iqaluit, Nunavut).

Diaries from Fort Chimo

File contains two spiral-bound diaries kept by Barbara Hinds between July 13, 1960 and August 9, 1960. The diaries record Hinds' activities during a visit to Fort Chimo (now Kuujjuaq), Quebec.

Diaries from Cape Dorset

File contains two spiral-bound diaries kept by Barbara Hinds between August 25 and September 5. The diaries record Hinds' activities in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.

Diary from Cape Dorset

Item is a spiral-bound diary kept by Barbara Hinds between August 25 and September 5. The diaries record Hinds' activities in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.

Diary from Cape Dorset

Item is a spiral-bound diary kept by Barbara Hinds between August 25 and September 5. The diaries record Hinds' activities in Cape Dorset, Nunavut.

Diary from Ikkudliayuk

File contains a spiral-bound diary kept by Barbara Hinds between July 25 and July 31. The diaries record Hinds' activities during a visit to Ikkudliayuk Fjord.

Diaries from eastern Arctic

File contains three spiral-bound diaries kept by Barbara Hinds between July 12 and August 25. The diaries records Hinds' activities during a trip to the eastern Arctic.

Diary from eastern Arctic

File contains a spiral-bound diary kept by Barbara Hinds between October 1960 and November 1960. The diary contains rough notes about the eastern Arctic, travel, and interviews.

Diary from eastern Arctic

File contains a diary kept by Barbara Hinds between September 22, 1960 and October 22, 1960. The diary is typed or handwritten on loose pages of lined notepaper and records Hinds' travels in the eastern Arctic. The file also contains a list of names and birth dates of families in Cape Dorset as of March 10, 1960.

Diary of Barbara Hinds and photographs of Barbara Hinds

File contains a diary kept by Barbara Hinds between September 14, 1961 and February 26, 1966. The diary is typed on handwritten on lined paper that has holes punched along one edge. The file also includes photographs of Barbara Hinds dating up to 1994.

Diary kept between 1961 and 1966

Item is a diary kept by Barbara Hinds between September 14, 1961 and February 26, 1966. The beginning of the diary covers a trip to Labrador taken by Hinds in 1961. The diary is typed or handwritten on lined paper that is hole-punched to fit in a small binder. There are some extra pieces on notepaper tucked between the pages of the diary.

Diary of Barbara Hinds

File contains a diary kept by Barbara Hinds from August 24, 1965 to September 5, 1965. The diary is written in a small, six-ring binder with a plastic cover. There are a few extra sheet of paper with notes written on them tucked into the back of the diary. The diary records one of Hinds' trips to Fort Chimo and other places in the eastern Arctic.

Diary of Barbara Hinds

File contains a diary kept by Barbara Hinds from September 6, 1965 to an unknown date. The diary is written in a small, six-ring binder with a plastic cover. The diary was kept by Hinds during a trip to Fort Chimo and other places in the eastern Arctic.

Diary of Barbara Hinds

File contains a diary used by Barbara Hinds between 1962 and 1964. The diary contains writing about Hinds' activities, stories, information about historical figures, notes about birds, contact information, and other notes.

David Murray fonds

  • MS-2-181, SF Box 27
  • Fonds
  • 1905, [ca. 1940s]

Fonds includes handwritten catalogues of David Murray's record collection, manuscripts of a skit called "Pukka Sahib," and notes on Frederic Chopin.

Murray, David, fl. 1934-1972

Diaries of Ormand and Charlotte Flewelling

  • MS-2-190, SF Box 28, Folders 1-2
  • File
  • 1899-1927

File contains diary entries from 1899-1908 made by Ormand Flewelling. From 1908-1924 the entries are made largely by Charlotte, with occasional entries in another hand, possibly their daughter, Esther's. Interleaved in the second volume of the diary are handwritten copies of a family register and a photograph of an unidentified girl.

Flewelling, Charlotte Whitney, 1839-1927

Notebook of George Renny Young

  • MS-2-212, SF Box 32, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1838

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

The diaries of Shuldman Samuel Crawford Hill

  • MS-2-217, SF Box 32, Folder 7; SF Box 32, Folder 8
  • Item
  • 1894-1905

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-

Alexander Ross fonds

  • MS-2-231, SF Box 31, Folders 4-11; SF Box 33, Folders 3-26
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1938

Fonds comprises family correspondence (including that of his father, Hugh Ross), matriculation records, testimonial letters, personal account books, a diary, school inspectors' reports and other papers and bonds.

Ross, Alexander

The Protestant digest

File contains printed publications of the Kenneth Leslie-operated publication The Protestant Digest (later, The Protestant). File also contains material related to the Textbook Commission, as well as office ledgers, advertisements, and Protestant stationery.

Kenneth Leslie's office diary for the year 1943

File contains the hardcover (red cloth) office diary kept by Kenneth Leslie's secretaries at the main offices of The Protestant Digest in New York for the year 1943. File contains a day-by-day breakdown of Leslie's meetings and correspondence sent, preparations for several issues of the magazine, progress with the development of the Textbook Commission, and accounts of the general comings and goings in the office. Kenneth Leslie's future third wife, and one of his secretaries, Cathy, is mentioned by name a few times herein.

Reading notes on seminar on Romanticism

File contains a plain green notebook with red plastic spiral binding, used by Kenneth Leslie -- likely in the early 1940s (after 1936) -- for the purposes of compiling reading notes related to a seminar on Romanticism and the Romantic movement in literature. File largely contains Kenneth Leslie's densely-handwritten reading notes relating to his close study of Irving Babbitt's book 'Rousseau and romanticism'. File also contains a short bibliography of works on Romanticism (the latest entry dated 1936, with a reminder to purchase "the Modern Library giant -- Hawthorne" which was first published in 1937.

Richard Edward Graham Roome fonds

  • MS-2-252
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1957

Fonds primarily consists of records documenting Roome's military career and research interest. The records span World War One and World War Two and include correspondence (1918-1919 and 1942-1946); war diaries (1915-1918 and 1940-1944); addresses and lectures (1928-1949); ca. 165 black and white photographs, mostly of Mesopotamia during World War I and of training exercises during World War II in Debert and Tracadie, Nova Scotia; photographs and postcards of Dalhousie; maps of England, France, and Mesopotamia from World War I; print materials which include newspaper clippings and copies of Canadian military magazines; research notes on the American Civil War; papers while Deputy Adjutant General (1943-1945) regarding awards, transfers, discharges, etc.; and miscellaneous other papers.

Roome, Richard Edward Graham, Brigadier, 1892-1985

Everett MacDougall fonds

  • MS-2-266, SF Box 31, Folder 14-15; SF Box 35, Folder 3-5
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1937

Fonds comprises photocopies of MacDougall’s diary, reference letters, correspondence from the author Frederick William Wallace and MacDougall’s sister Alice, miscellaneous business papers, and photographs of MacDougall, other mariners, and shipping vessels.

MacDougall, Everett, 1858-1938

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

Edith (Nichols) Lynch fonds

  • MS-2-374, SF Box 38, Folders 2-6
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1952

Fonds contains scrapbooks with diary entries, newspaper clippings, cards and some photos and letters. Contents are frequently out of chronological order. There are also two school notebooks of Richard Lynch, ca. 1930.

Lynch, Edith (Nichols), fl. 1903-1958

Notebook of sailors' ballads collected by Fenwick W. Hatt

  • MS-2-375, SF Box 37, Folder 5
  • Item
  • [1883?]-1885

Item is a notebook containing twenty sailors' ballads, one popular song and two song fragments written in at least two different hands. There is also a brief diary entry outlining Fenwick Hatt's movements between 1883 and 1885.

Hatt, Fenwick, 1860-1924

Logbooks of Captain George Gardner Morrison

  • MS-2-410
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1901

Fonds contains three logbooks and documents from James J. Morrison father of George G. Morrison.

Morrison, George Gardner, 1861-1932

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