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Edward J. Mullaly Map Collection

  • MS-2-46
  • Collection
  • 1556-1998

Collection contains twelve historical maps of Eastern Canada, produced by cartographers such as Giovanni Battista Ramusio and Girolamo Ruscelli. Donation also includes a copy of Kershaw's "Early Printed Maps of Canada" and a "A...

Mullaly, Edward J.

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
  • Item
  • 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)

Ellen Ballon fonds

  • MS-5-2
  • Fonds
  • 1725-1972, predominantly 1898-1972

Fonds contains correspondence, musical scores (piano and orchestral), photographs, a sketch, harmony notebooks, fliers, programs, newspaper clippings, academic journals, a press book, scrapbooks, and letters of composers. The musical scores includ...

Ballon, Ellen

The George Robertson Collection

  • MS-2-779
  • Collection
  • 1750-1871

Collection consists of letters, legal documents, and a bill of lading, dating from the 1800s and early 1900s. One of the letters was sent to Joseph Howe, and one of the legal documents concerns land that was set aside for the "Maroons."

Robertson, George

Sermons by Reverend William Ellis

  • MS-2-25, SF Box 16, Folder 3
  • File
  • 1776-1797

File consists of seven sermons and writings of Reverend William Ellis, written during his years in the Anglican Church of Canada mission in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Ellis, William, The Reverend, c. 1730-1795

Letter from Simeon Perkins to William Cahoon

  • MS-2-221, SF Box 31, Folder 3
  • Item
  • 1794

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.

Cahoon, William

Culp family fonds

  • MS-2-539, SF Box 44, Folders 2-15
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1902

Fonds comprises land deeds, wills and other legal documents, as well as charter agreements for the schooner Mary and a bill of sale for the Candid.

Culp Family

Florence Seeley Knowles fonds

  • MS-2-543, SF Box 44, Folders 16-19
  • Fonds
  • 1800-1824

Fonds comprises family papers, including an 1821 deed to the Perkins family of Liverpool, an 1824 royal land grant to Enos Collins of Liverpool, an 1845 letter of appointment of Samuel P. Fairbanks, Queen's Council, signed by Queen Victoria, ...

Knowles, Florence Seeley, 1852-1940

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955

Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given ...

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Lockeport Historical Collection

  • MS-4-177
  • Collection
  • 1801-2005

Collection contains documents relating to the mercantile and shipping activities of William McMillan, McMillan was active in the business between 1893 and the early 1930's. Records include receipts, invoices and other material from other merc...

Bebb, James Trevor

Oscar Glennie Donovan fonds

  • MS-13-11
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1972

Fonds consists of artifacts from the First World War and the Dalhousie No. 7 "Overseas" Stationary Hospital.Fonds also includes correspondence, poetry, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Donovan, Oscar Glennie

William Himsworth's purchase of the schooner Nine Sisters

  • MS-4-215, SF Box 21, Folder 16
  • Item
  • 1810

Agreement of sale of the schooner Nine Sisters of Shelburne, Nova Scotia from Reuben Clements, John Crosby, Elbanah Clements, John Trask and David Rose and Stephen Rose, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, October 27, 1810

Himsworth, William

John Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-39, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1943

Fonds consists of notebooks, correspondence, books, articles, a photograph, and artifacts.

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

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

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

Letters to John Young from his son, William Young

  • MS-2-80, SF Box 18, Folder 28
  • File
  • 1815, 1833

File consists of one handwritten letter (1833) to John Young from his son and business agent, William Young, and a transcription of an earlier letter (1815) from William.

Young, John, 1773-1837

J. D. B. Fraser fonds

  • MS-4-28
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1909

Fonds contains the records of druggist J. D. B. Fraser, including receipts and invoices (1894); a ledger that was used by Fraser and MacKenna (1909); correspondence (1846-1855); the bank book of Jas A. Fraser (1899-1907); day books; prescription b...

J.D.B. Fraser & Sons.

Board of Governors of Dalhousie University fonds

  • UA-1
  • Fonds
  • 1818-2016

Fonds consists of materials created and collected by Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors and its various committees. Documents reflect all aspects of the Board’s sphere of responsibility and include correspondence with members and outside in...

Dalhousie University. Board of Governors.

Samuel George William Archibald fonds

  • MS-2-3, SF Box 13, Folder 1
  • Fonds
  • [1819?]

Fonds consists of two notes from Lord Dalhousie, two letters (one photocopy) from Agricola (John Young), and one note regarding a property deed.

Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007

This series contains 53 books, 8 booklets, and 164 cm of other textual and graphic material related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. The...

President’s Office fonds

  • UA-3
  • Fonds
  • 1820-2004

This fonds consists of photographs; audiovisual materials; newspaper clippings; pamphlets and posters; Dalhousie publications and other printed material; student and personnel files; correspondence; manuscripts; reports created by or reviewed by s...

Dalhousie University. Office of the President.

Receipt book of Matthew Richardson

  • MS-4-74, SF Box 48, Folder 1
  • Item
  • 1820-1822

Item is a leather-bound receipt book with receipts from 28 December 1820 to 30 July, 1822. Receipts are written by idividuals who received cash (pound sterling) from Matthew Richardson.

Richardson, Matthew

Dalhousie Faculty of Law fonds

  • UA-13
  • Fonds
  • 1822-2000

Fonds contains records created by the Dalhousie University Faculty of Law and its faculty members.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Law.

Letter from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith

  • MS-2-69, SF Box 18, Folder 22
  • Item
  • 1823

Item is a letter (1823) from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith, requesting that two barrels of Pictou oatmeal be shipped to Quebec on the next available vessel as a sample of Smith's produce.

Smith, W., fl. 1823

Thomas McCulloch, Jr. fonds

  • MS-2-41
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1865

Fonds consists of Thomas McCulloch Jr.'s correspondence with various persons and organizations, manuscripts, and documents from McCulloch's visit(s) to France.

McCulloch, Thomas, Jr.

Captain John Crosby fonds

  • MS-2-525, SF Box 27, Folder 33-34; SF Box 28, Folder 7-11 ;
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1923

Fonds comprises four land deeds, a letter of administration for Abijah Crosby to execute his father's estate, a statement of purpose for the Church of Chebogue, and a letter to Abijah Crosby regarding the payment and installation of a rural p...

Crosby, John B., Captain, 1833-1919

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society fonds

  • MS-2-62, SF Box 19, Folders 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1861

Fonds consists of materials related to the Pictou Literary and Scientific Society and includes four volumes of documents containing the society’s rules, minutes, and journal.

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society.

Letter from Jonathan Sewell to his daughters, Maria and Henrietta

  • MS-2-66, SF Box 18, Folder 21
  • Item
  • 1828

Item is a letter (1828) from Jonathan Sewell to his daughters, Maria (the eldest) and Henrietta, addressed to the care of their uncle, Stephen Sewell, in Montreal. Sewell describes the recent departure of Lord and Lady Dalhousie and exhorts his da...

Sewell, Jonathan, Justice, c. 1766-1839

William and Robert Lawson fonds

  • MS-4-8
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1845

Fonds contains a ledger (1829-1833) and a journal (1842-1845) from William and Robert Lawson, merchants in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Samuel R. Balcom fonds

  • MS-2-128
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1980

Fonds contains various records from the many different activities, organisations and associations of which Balcom was a part. Balcom played an important role in organising reunions of those who served at the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, and amassed ...

Balcom, Samuel R., Col.

Waterman Family fonds

  • MS-2-356
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1918

Fonds comprises correspondence and miscellaneous papers, a typescript essay on the Waterman family history, and transcripts of papers and deeds.

Waterman Family, 1762-

Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2015

Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVD's, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2015.

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

Ledger of Silas H. Crane

  • MS-4-151, SF Box 47, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1832-1858

File contains a financial ledger that records the business activities of Silas H. Crane.

Crane, Silas H.

James De Mille and family fonds

  • MS-2-21
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1942

Fonds consists of records created and collected by the DeMill family, including Arthur DeMill, Anna DeMill, Nathan DeMill, Elisha Budd DeMill, Frederick E. DeMill, and Alfred DeMill. Materials include scrapbooks and journals, correspondence, busin...

De Mille, James

Memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America

  • MS-4-11, SF Box 46, Folder 14
  • File
  • 1836

File contains a seven page handwritten memoranda from a deed of settlement of the Bank of British North America (May 28, 1836). The deed of settlement was negotiated for the purpose of establishing banks in the British colonies of North America. F...

Bank of British North America.

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 mi...

Blackburn Family

O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

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

Frieze and Roy fonds

  • MS-4-57
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1941

The fonds consists mainly of general business correspondence and financial records recording the financial affairs of the business. The fonds also consist of legal records, mainly indentures and insurance policies for the business, sales and opera...

Frieze and Roy.

Commonplace book of Amelia Davis

  • MS-2-470, SF Box 43, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1838-1839

Item is a commonplace book kept between 1838-1839 by Amelia Davis. The notebook contains poetry excerpts, prayers, notes on history, and pictures of famous poets.

Darby, Amelia Davis, 1823-1904

Poetry copybook of Colin Campbell

  • MS-2-157, SF Box 27, Folder 5
  • Item
  • 1840-1842

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

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