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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 by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Sample of short hand notes by President Thomas McCulloch

Item is a single sheet of paper, folded to form four pages, excerpted from a diary or journal. The excerpt is a sample of shorthand notes taken by Thomas McCulloch relating to sermons. Language on the page is most likely Latin, except for the dates that McCulloch was recording.

Letter from Thomas McCulloch to the Senate of the University of Edinburgh

Item is a letter concerning Thomas McCulloch's donation of a North American insect specimen (from Nova Scotia) to the University of Edinburgh, via Professor Jameson, for the university's museum. The letter discusses Nova Scotia's Scottish connections, Presbyterian religion, the Pictou Academy, and the advocates for the conference of honorary degrees on the Honourable Sampson Salter Blowers, the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia; the Honourable James Stewart; and the Honourable Brenton Halyburton.

Agricultural archives reference collection

  • MS-14-REF
  • Collection
  • 1819-2007
Collection contains materials related to agriculture, which includes related organizations, industries, education, machinery, research, products, livestock, harvesting, management, crops, etc. These were published between 1819-2007.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference collection

  • UA-43-REF
  • Collection
  • 1830-2012
Collection contains Nova Scotia Agricultural College archival reference materials including books, calendars, journals, magazines, DVDs, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings published between 1830-2012.

Nova Scotia Agricultural College

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

Personal documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains personal documents that are generally unrelated to Joyce Barkhouse's professional career as a writer. The types of records included here are family photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts written by other family members. The series also contains records relating to Barkhouse's early career as a teacher.

Notebook from lectures on logic delivered by Prof. Ross

Item is a notebook used by James Baxter to take notes during lectures on logic delivered by Professor Ross. The lectures took place at the theological seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia between October 15, 1860 and April 10, 1861. The back of the notebook contains the signatures of people who attended the seminary and notes about them added by Baxter.

Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine fonds

  • UA-12
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1992, bulk 1950s-1970s

The fonds consists of records that document the administrative and operational activities of the Faculty of Medicine. These include general correspondence, minutes (faculty and departmental), financial records, reports, statistics, administrative relationships, program information, course materials, examination records, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, photographs as well as provide evidence of relationships with outside organizations.

Principally, the material is composed of records from the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine. To facilitate access to the collection the materials have been organized into 17 different series.

Dalhousie University. Faculty of Medicine

Ticket to a natural philosophy class at the theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia

Item is a ticket for the natural philosophy class at the theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia, in the 1892-1893 session. The ticket certifies that James Baxkter attended the class from October to April and is signed by Thomas McCulloch. The back of the ticket has a note from McCulloch stating that Baxter also took mathematics classes.

Ticket to an ethics class at Dalhousie College

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4, Item 3
  • Item
  • [between 1863 and 1864]
  • Part of James Baxter fonds

Item is a ticket to an ethics class taught by Professor Ross at Dalhousie College during the 1863-1864 session. James Baxter's name is written on the back of the ticket. The ticket is in a white envelope with Baxter's name written on it.

Ticket to a classics class at Dalhousie College

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4, Item 7
  • Item
  • [between 1863 and 1864]
  • Part of James Baxter fonds

Item is a ticket to a classics class at Dalhousie College, during the 1863-1864 session. The class was taught by Professor Johnson. James Baxter's name is written on the back of the ticket.

Howard Murray fonds

  • MS-2-180
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1906
Fonds comprises an early teaching contract (1878), handwritten notes on Nova Scotia high school curriculum revisions, and a published pamphlet of opinions on proposed provincial curriculum reform (ca. 1906).

Murray, Howard

Agricultural correspondence collection

  • MS-14-7
  • Collection
  • 1881-1974
Collection contains correspondence and an article, some are from Nova Scotia Agricultural College principals, or faculty, topics cover early education, the Canadian fruit trade, and trotting.

Faculty of Science fonds

  • UA-31
  • Fonds
  • 1883-2016
Fonds contains records of the Faculty of Science at Dalhousie University, including records created in the Dean's Office and by the Department of Psychology, Department of Economics, Department of Chemistry, Department of Earth Sciences, and other units within the faculty.

George Farquhar fonds

  • MS-2-237, Box 1
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1968

This fonds consists primarily of records related to the Board of Governors collected by Farquhar during his time on the board, including minutes; the report A Survey and Plan of Fund-raising for Dalhousie University; and a file of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and publications related to President Stanley Carleton’s resignation.

The fonds also includes some other miscellaneous materials collected by Farquhar related to the history of Dalhousie or the province, and associations/events with which he was involved. These records include pamphlets, song books, biographical sketches of some notable Nova Scotians, and a number of event programs and invitations.

Farquhar, George

Photograph of schoolchildren taught by Harold Edwin Killam

File contains one mounted photograph of schoolchildren taught by H.E. (Harold Edwin) Killam (1878-1957) when he was 16 years old. Killam is seated in the centre of the photograph. The children of varying ages are posed for a group shot, and the photograph is taken outside.

Programs from the School for the Blind

File contains programs for the following recitals presented at the Halifax School for the Blind: Michel Sciapiro (violin), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club; Mildred Dilling (harp), with Rose E. Seguin (soprano) and orchestra (conducted by L. Dorothea Webb); and an organ and vocal recital with unknown performers.

Harmony workbooks

File contains eleven harmony workbooks used by Ellen Ballon, including notes and exercises. Two books are labelled "Mr. Goldmark Harmony Book," in reference to her harmony teacher in New York, Rubin Goldmark. Another book includes an inserted repertoire list of piano compositions, composers, and times, presumably related to her piano lessons with Rafael Joseffy.

Records relating to the history of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and agriculture in Nova Scotia

Subseries contains records created by the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, records about the NSAC, and records pertaining to agriculture in Nova Scotia. Included are documents on educational resources, correspondence, memos, newspapers, clippings of articles, newsletters, new building plans, speech notes, a bound copy of "The history of the NSAC", agricultural education plans in the province, and the 75th anniversary committee file.

Technical University of Nova Scotia fonds

  • UA-10
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1999

Fonds consists of the records of the Technical University of Nova Scotia, predominanty from its first 40 years as the Nova Scotia Technical College and from its final decade before amalgamation with Dalhousie University.

College governance is well documented through the minutes and correspondence of the Board of Governors and the Senate, and the President’s records.

The administration of technical education courses in communities throughout Nova Scotia, 1907-1947, is minutely detailed in the records of the Director of Technical Education, as well as through the series of beautiful glass plate negatives of Technical Education classes.

The Public Relations office created files, photographs, sound and video recordings of events, faculty, staff and students of TUNS.

A selection of student records is available in the series of records from the Registrar’s Office; however access is restricted to protect privacy.

The development of the TUNS campus is well documented through construction photographs, aerial photographs, historical overviews, and files on land acquisition and renovations to historic buildings.

Technical University of Nova Scotia

Charles Walmsley fonds

  • MS-2-521
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1955
Fonds consists of materials regarding the Charles Walmsley's academic life and his activities as a faculty member of Dalhousie University, including notebooks, lectures notes and a manual of the first year of the Dalhousie course of mathematics. The fonds also contains correspondence sent to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walmsley and others textual records.

Walmsley, Charles

Correspondence of Joyce Barkhouse

Series contains correspondence between Barkhouse and a number of others. It is divided into three subseries: Letters from students, Personal correspondence, and Professional correspondence.

Photograph of Harry Dean

File contains a photograph of Harry Dean, a Canadian conductor, pianist, organist, and music educator. He is known for founding the Maritime Academy of Music and the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers' Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Letter from James Baxter to Dalhousie's President MacKenzie

Item is a letter written by James Baxter to President McKenzie (Arthur Stanley), written in Chatham on 2 November 1917 on letterhead from the Dominion of Canada Quarantine Station of the Public Health Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The letter refers to Baxter's attendance at both the Presbyterian seminary in Truro and Dalhousie College in Halifax in the 1850s and 1860s, and mentions enclosed course tickets and notebooks.

Letter from James Baxter about a photograph

Item is a letter sent to an unidentified person (possibly Arthur Stanley MacKenzie) by James Baxter. The letter was written in Chatham on November 2, 1917 on letterhead from the Dominion of Canada Quarantine Station of the Public Health Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The letter refers to photographs of early Dalhousie professors and students sent along with the letter and names the people in the photographs.

School of octave-playing for the pianoforte : book three

File contains a piano technique book used and annotated by Ellen Ballon. It is the third book in a set of three, dedicated to Rafael Joseffy. It includes studies by composers from Ludwig van Beethoven until the book's publication.

Philipp, Isidor

Pianoscript book : an invaluable aid to teacher and student in preserving important advice and lesson notes in permanent form

File contains a piano technique book used by Ellen Ballon while she was studying with Alberto Jonas in New York. Each page includes printed technical excercises and blank staff lines with some additions handwritten in pencil, presumably by Jonas or Ballon. The book includes a repertoire list of pieces Ballon performed in 1918-1919.

Jonàs, Alberto

Personal papers of George Frederick Pearson

  • MS-2-291, SF Box 31, Folder 22
  • File
  • 1920,1932
File comprises letters from Marshall Saunders, enclosing a sermon, "The Value of Higher Education from a Woman's Point of View," and his own "Report of a committee headed by G. Fred Pearson regarding dissatisfaction with Carleton Stanley, made to the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, May 21, 1932."

Pearson, George Frederick

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