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Tingley, Arnold J.
William Inglis Morse Manuscript Collection
Morse, William Inglis
Edward J. Mullaly Map Collection
Mullaly, Edward J.
David and Marilyn Janigan Map Collection
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
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 geographical features.
From the accounts of the first few days, the jump off point must have been somewhere near Mahone Bay or Lunenburg, on the southern coast of Nova Scotia. Few observations are recorded during the first week; the aim seems to have been to reach an initial destination of Grand Manan Island. At this point, beginning on July 25, 1684, detailed observations are made of all islands, rocks, and other geographical objects, along with more specific information concerning water depths (given in braces), types of currents, prevailing winds, distances between landmarks (given in leagues), places of secure anchorage, danger zones, etc. Most of the observed areas are accompanied by topographical illustrations which depict not only the contours of the coastline, but also elevations from sea level.
The expedition proceeded from Grand Manan Island down into Passamaquoddy Bay (this is not named, but the St. Croix River is), then Northeast along the coast of New Brunswick to the entrance to the St. John River. At this point, the expedition encountered at least two British war vessels, equipped with cannons. An envoy from the expedition was sent to the British ships, apparently commanded by John Nelson, the nephew of the first proprietor of New Brunswick; assurances are exchanged, the envoy is returned, and the expedition again proceeds along its way. Much of this portion of the expedition was obscured by a dense and persistent thick fog which made the task of the cartographer at times impossible, as he frequently notes.
From St. John River, the expedition turned back again across the Bay of Fundy, along Long Island, down along the Western coast of Nova Scotia to Cape Sable. This destination is reached by July 31, 1684, and here some days are passed waiting out a violent storm. Another British ship is mentioned, though no contact was made. The coastline from Cape Sable all the way to Margaret's Bay is represented by numerous illustrations. The weather seems to have been more favourable, and much of the area was apparently uncharted.
This portion of the journey includes descriptions and illustrations of Cape Negro, Baye du Port Razor, Riv. des Jardins, Port Rosignol, Sable River, La Have Harbour, Mahone Bay (called here Mirligaich), Margaret's Bay, etc. The expedition continues from Margaret's Bay on to the Northeast, with observations of Cape Sambro, Riv. Chibouetou. Riv. Maganchis, Cape Thiodor, and it ends at St. Mary's River, on September 14, 1684.
Appended to the journal is a twelve page "Inventaire pour servir a l'armament et consommation du nav(igation)," in which a very detailed list of hundreds of items is presented. The two categories that receive the most attention are boat fixtures (e.g., sails, bowsprites, halyards, stays, topsails, masts, anchors, rope, riggings, etc.) and armaments (e.g., cannons, ammunitions, guns, other weapons, etc.). Surgical equipment is briefly mentioned. Extraneous observations are also included from time to time: an abundance of fish off Cape Forcheau; arborage and foliage on shore; disembarkments, during one of which one of the crew apparently attempted to desert.
Pullen, H.F. (Hugh Francis), 1905-1983
Holland, Samuel, 1728-1801
George Robertson's historical documents collection
Elizabeth LeBlanc's petit livre de Cantique
LeBlanc, Elizabeth, b. 1761?
Receipt to John Michie for £5992.19 interest or share in the capital or joint stock of consolidated four per cent annuities charged on the sinking fund
Michie, John, fl. 1763
Bond from George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of Halifax, to James Wooley for securing an annuity of £100
Halifax, George Montagu-Dunk, Earl of, 1716-1771
Sermons by Reverend William Ellis
Letter from William Cooke to his son, William Cooke, of the Prince of Wales American Volunteers
James Patterson's correspondence, invoices and other papers
Letter from Simeon Perkins to William Cahoon
The journal of Henry Jonathan Lovett on his journey from Portsmouth to the Cape of Good Hope on board the Malabar
Lovett, Jonathan Henry, 1779-1805
Captain Isaac Rayne and family fonds
Letter from London Missionary Society's Clark Bentom and John Mitchell to Rev. John Eyre reporting on their missionary activities
Knowles, Florence Seeley, 1852-1940
Fleming, Sir Sandford
Hinds, Barbara A.
Lockeport Historical Collection
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 merchants he purchased or sold to, correspondence regarding the shipping of those goods, papers regarding the vessels he owned or contracted to sail the material to different parts of the world and correspondence from individuals who ran the ships. Also included are telegram notices, personal correspondence and other material. This collection also contains material from the Locke Family, the Harding Family, all in Lockeport, Nova Scotia. It also contains documents from different individuals in the town of Lockeport.
Part of the material included in this collection is the research of Trevor Bebb. He was working on the shipping history of Lockeport and the surrounding areas and as such has collected a great deal of material. Included in his papers are research notes, photocopies of shipping and customs records, diaries and logs, and printed material.
Bebb, James Trevor
Armand Therrien Photograph Collection
Donovan, Oscar Glennie
Indenture for land sold to John Halliburton by William and Elizabeth Peck
Receipt to Frederick Booth for five shillings interest paid on the capital or joint stock of reduced £3 per cent annuities, charged on the sinking fund
Booth, Fredrick, 1806
Personal archives of Philip Girard
William Himsworth's purchase of the schooner Nine Sisters
Edith Zillig sheep and wool collection
The fonds consists of administrative papers, blueprints, business and personal correspondence, cable code books and other reference works, export orders and papers, financial documents, insurance papers, legal documents, packaging samples, photographs, plans, printed material, reports, and vessels papers. The material spans 176 years and illustrates a family company passed through two incarnations and through several generations of administration, along with its related off-shoots companies and associations. The material deals with late 19th and early 20 century shipping, as well as the 20th century business of packing and exporting salt fish.
The fonds also contains papers of associated small companies including L.W. Vatcher Limited, and subsidiaries Acadia Fisheries and Smith Canneries, as well as papers from various investment dealings made by Fletcher S. Smith, including Parkdale Realty, Southern Realties, and Fenpark Realties, and agencies with which the Smiths were involved. Finally, the fonds includes various items from small companies including Dan Dauphiney Company Limited, Earle-Smith Partnership, Eastern Fisheries Limited, Fudge Shipping Company, Georgian Limited, Scotia Corporations, Sea Nymph Fisheries, and Smith/Romkey. These papers include correspondence, administrative documents, legal contracts and agreements, financial statements, journals and ledgers.
The records of the fonds demonstrate the organizational structure, management, and operations of A.M. Smith and Company and related organizations, and provide insight into the business of salt fish, from fishing and processing to packing and exportation. The material provides a comprehensive picture of a significant 20th century Nova Scotian enterprise.
A.M. Smith and Company.
Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.
Register of farmers' cattle and sheep marks in Chester, Nova Scotia
James Thom and Company insurance policy on the schooner Favourite
Thom, James and Company.
Dexter, Lucius Dill
List of vessels taken at Machias and Penobscot
Letters to John Young from his son, William Young
J.D.B. Fraser & Sons
Samuel George William Archibald fonds
Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846