Item is a photograph of Phyllis Blakeley with Deputy Minister of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Fitness, Louis Stephen. Blakeley was the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia nominee for the Cultural Life Award.
Item is a transcript of an interview with Stanley MacEachern. The interview was conducted by Anna Quon at the Belmont House on August 20, 2010. This was the first interview conducted as part of the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch's Our Voices Matter Project. The interview touches on a wide range of topics, including Stanley's childhood in Oshawa, Ontario, life in Nova Scotia, experiences with depression and medication, work and travels, and other aspects of his personal life.
File contains letters sent from John Northrup and Sons to Joseph O'Brien. John Northrup and Sons was a merchant based in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the nineteenth century. The company sold flour, fish, groceries, liquors, dry goods, and other materials. The correspondence pertains to business matters of various vessels, including the barques "Janet" and "Lucknow."
Item is the second issue of the newsletter Voice, published in April 1977 by the Gay Alliance for Equality. Voice was published by Marni Dowe and organized by the Voice Committee, which consisted of Robin Metcalfe, Deborah Trask, and Anne Fulton. Susan Longard was the typist. This issue addresses media discrimination of gays and provided coverage of other news and events. The issue contains submissions by Jim McSwain, Robin Metcalfe, Mary Ann Mancini, Anne Fulton, and Bob Stout.
Item is a map of Nova Scotia and adjacent regions by Johannes De Laet. It is the first printed map to include an accurate depiction of Prince Edward Island, and the earliest depiction of a north-south orientated Lake Champlain.
Item is a chart of a harbour showing a point of land with a cross. The chart was published on page thirty of Les voyages du sieur de Champlain Xaintongeois, capitaine ordinaire pour le roy en la marine (Paris: Jean Berjon, 1613). In this volume, Champlain describes the country around Port des mines or present-day Basin of Mines or Minas Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada. The river at the head of the bay is Shubenacadie River, but the location of the cross, which proves, according to the author, that Christians once lived there, is unknown. Champlain drew the original from which the engraving was made. Cartographic elements include soundings, shoals, compass rose, and ship. Chart also includes a waterfall or rapids, a dwelling, a group of First Nations people, and some topographical details. Items in image are lettered for identification in key below.
File contains a press release that announces a picket to protest the management of the Jury Room Lounge, which had been refusing service to the gay and lesbian community. File also contains a letter to members of the Gay Alliance for Equality regarding a 1975 citation to recognize exceptional service by the Movement for Citizens' Voice and Action to promote the equality of lesbians and gay men.
File contains a report presented to H.C. Clark. The report led to the formation of the Indigenous Blacks & Mi'kmaq (IB&M) Initiative at the Schulich School of Law in 1989. The initiative was launched to increase representation of Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq in the legal profession in order to reduce discrimination.
Item is an order of passage issued to the Eliza Oulton by the Ottoman Empire. The order was presumably requested from the British embassy on behalf of the vessel. A piece of the document is missing. This particular document is written in the Divani script, an ornate Ottoman Turkish script that is extremely difficult to read and write. Divani was popular for writing court documents because it was difficult to forge.
For meagre details concerning this engineer, as also concerning Gargas, compare the records found in the Introduction. The date of this record differs slightly from that of the official copy of his report in Paris. A later comparison may prove of interest to the reader.
The manuscript is written on fourteen folio pages and is signed at the end by Gargas, who was Chief Assistant to the Intendant. In this second doument he mentions each place visited and described the country in a most interesting manner.
Possibly a copy. These manuscripts came from the west coast of France, and represent originals, not existing in any of the great libraries of either Europe or America. The original manuscripts comprise ten pages.
This manuscript is principally concerned with the problem of the French who remained in the province after its cession to England at the Treaty of Utrecht...A considerable amount of space is also occupied in setting forth the natural advantages of Nova Scotia, as an inducement to the authorities in England to take action. (From typed note accompanying letter.)