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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
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  • 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 geog...

Marianne (Ship)

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

  • MS-2-109, SF Box 23, Folder 18
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  • 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-

William Smith

  • MS-4-182, SF Box 21, Folder 7
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  • 1871-1872

Smith, William

Land petition for property in Chester, Nova Scotia

Item is a document from the Province of Nova Scotia granting a lot of land located in the harbour in Chester, Nova Scotia to James M. Allen of Halifax. The land was granted to Allen for fifty dollars on September 25th, 1905 by the order of the Gov...

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 ...

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 condi...

Sermons of Reverend Peter De LaRoche

  • MS-2-36, SF Box 16, Folder 8
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  • [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

Drawing of the interior of the Bluenose II

File contains two copies of a drawing of the interior of the Bluenose II by Smith & Rhuland Ltd. The drawing includes a floor plan as well as a cross-section view of the interior, with labels and measurements.

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.

Heating plans for three floors of the Sheet Anchor

Item is a drawing of heating plans for the Sheet Anchor Inn (or possibly the Sword and Anchor Inn) in Chester, Nova Scotia. The plans include floor plans of the first, second, and third floors. The drawing was produced by Emco Supply from Halifax,...

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.

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 Scoti...

Guestbook for Drumlin Hills residence

File contains one guestbook for Joyce Barkhouse's residence in Drumlin Hills. Visitors include Janet, Marian, and Patsy. Most visitors wrote a small message, and some were recorded by Barkhouse.

Logbook of the schooner Vincent A. White

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

Item is the logbook of the tern schooner Vincent A. White on voyages from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Glasgow, Scotland (June 26 to November 7, 1923) and Lunenburg to Havana, Cuba (February 14 to April 2, 1924).

Vincent A. White (schooner).

Register of farmers' cattle and sheep marks in Chester, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-464, SF Box 42, Folder 4
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  • 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.

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 p...

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.