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Miscellaneous biographical materials

File contains clippings, typescripts, and copies of items relating to Thomas Head Raddall's life, including speaking engagements and literary activities. Materials are dated 1929 and 1945-1992.

"Chanties and Other Songs of the Sea"

Item is a collection of transcribed sea chanties, as sung aboard vessels sailing out of Liverpool, Nova Scotia in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s, as told by William H. Smith to his son T. Brenton Smith. Includes the following chanties: "The Loss of the Emma-Jane," "Lay Out, Tack Sheets and Haul," "Bound to Rio," "Blow the Man Down," "Old Hoss," "Screwing in Song," "Way Down in Tennessee," "The City of Baltimore," "Around the World and Home Again," "Old Mother Head's," "Sauer Kraut," "Arriving back at Liverpool," "The Mary," "Brigantine Scrocco," "The Big Five Gallon Jar," "Shiloh Brown," "Shanadore [Shenandoah]," "What You Going to do with a Drunken Sailor," "Goodbye, Fare Ye Well," "Say Old Man," "Harbour Grace," "Liverpool Packet," "Fire in the Foretop," "Sailor's Burial at Sea," "On the Banks of the Sacremento," "Rolling Home to Merry England," "Then Turn out You Jolly Tars," "Whiskey for my Johnnie," "The Banks of Newfoundland," "Hangman Johnnie," "On the Plains of Mexico," "We'll Pay Paddy Doyle for his Boots," "Isle of Fugi," "Old England's Gained the Day," and "Walking in de Middle of de Road." Includes annotations about the chanties, some of which are handwritten and by Thomas H. Raddall.

From W. L. Fillmore, Amherst, Nova Scotia, to Thomas Head Raddall

Item is seven pages of correspondence. Includes a four-page letter dated March 3, 1969 from W. L. Fillmore to Thomas H. Raddall, a six page letter dated March 3, 1969 from W. L. Fillmore to John MacQuarrie (contains annotations), and one card dated December 1968 from H.O. Maddens to W. L. Fillmore.

"From Biplanes to Jets, Pioneer Knew Them All," Clipping Halifax Chronicle Herald (January 1970) and "Donald W. Saunders," Dalhousie Alumni News (March 1970)

Item is a two-page copy of a newspaper article title "From biplanes to jets, pioneer knew them all" dated January 8, 1970 from the Halifax Chronicle Herald and a short obituary for Donald W. Saunders from Dalhousie Alumni News dated March 1970.

"Documents in the case of the King vs. Daniel Hurley, Liverpool, N.S. 1816-17"

Item is eight pages of documents used in the case of the Kind vs. Daniel Hurley, Liverpool N.S., 1816-1817. A note on the front page reads "Copied from the original documents in the possession of William Shepherd, former Prothonotary of Queens County. They were copied for the Canadian Archives at Ottawa by Charles Warman in 1918, according to pencil notes on each document. In 1960 Shepherd turned the documents over to Jones & Milford, lawyers, Liverpool."
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