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Sound recordings by Secret Treaties

  • 2012-023, Reel 65
  • File
  • March 1986
File consists of three studio master recordings by Secret Treaties: Tell Me; You Won't Get Through; and Caught Up In The Race. The songs were recorded at Solar Audio and Recording in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, March 5-7, 1986. Includes textual sheet with technical information about the songs on the reel.

Secret Treaties.

Drawings of the 1949 Dalhousie University mace

  • 2017-003, OS Folder 1
  • File
  • 1949

File contains 15 drawings of the ceremonial mace designed in 1949 by Chasteney Holbourne Saunders, former head of the Department of Anatomy. The mace was carved in oak, decorated with silver and enamel, and measured 1.4 metres in length. First used in the 1950 convocation, the mace was retired in 1919 when the university introduced the "New Dawn Staff of Place and Belonging" as its ceremonial object.

There is one full-scale drawing in ink and three reduced reproductions mounted on board. The remainder are rough sketches and detail drawings in pencil of the emblems and figures that Saunders employed to represent maritime traditions and the historical significance of Dalhousie’s service to the Atlantic provinces.

Drawing of fish detail on on the base of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a page with two drawings of the fish that adorns the base of the mace, an orthographic projection and bird's-eye view. The fish was a symbol employed to recognize the significance of fishing and the fisheries to Nova Scotia. The bird's-eye view has a seashell between the fish tails that was not incorporated into the mace carved by A.H. MacMillan.

Detail drawing of circular scene at the base of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing that shows Saunders' design for the circular scene carved into the base of the Dalhousie University mace. The design represents the "deep gutter between sky and sea" and a sea nymph "calling across the waves toward the setting sun in representation of the impulse that led navigators to sail westward to our shores."

Drawing of a Scottish earl's coronet carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders showing his design for the five-rayed coronet carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and other notes written in pencil. The coronet is included in the mace "in recognition of the University founder, the 9th Earl of Dalhousie." This part of the mace was carved into a piece of oak cut from the estate of the Earl of Dalhousie.

Drawing of the Celtic cross on the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by Saunders showing his design for the sterling silver Celtic cross that decorates the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and other notes written in pencil. The Celtic cross is set atop the cap of the coronet that forms the uppermost part of the mace's head.

Drawing of the Celtic cross on the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by Saunders showing his design for the sterling silver Celtic cross that decorates the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and notes written in pencil. The Celtic cross is set atop the cap of the coronet that forms the uppermost part of the mace head. This drawing shows the University motto "Ora et Labora" and the five points of the coronet surrounding the cross.

Melville Cumming fonds

  • MS-14-1
  • Fonds
  • [1876?]-1970
Fonds contains photographs of Melville Cumming, as well as addresses, research articles/manuscripts, and letters related to agriculture in Nova Scotia written by Melville Cumming. Other material consists of records that were created while Dr. Cumming served as the first principal at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College from 1905-27. He was also an instructor animal husbandry, agronomy, bacteriology and public speaking, and also served as the Secretary of Agriculture for the province from 1907-25. Includes records from 1900-1970 comprised of photographs, certificates, articles, and speeches from the passing of Dr. Cumming.

Cumming, Melville

Papers on fertilizers

File contains 2 textual records, consisting of published papers regarding types of fertilizers by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Official opening of buildings on campus [speech]

Item is a speech by Melville Cumming on September 16, 1957 address delivered on the occasion of the official opening of the men’s residence, Trueman House, and the naming of Cumming Hall, and the Harlow Institute.

Chapter 16-18

This file contains 1 manuscript of the 1952 revised copy of Agriculture in Nova Scotia.

Chapter 19-20

This file contains 1 manuscript of the 1952 revised copy of Agriculture in Nova Scotia.

Course notes

This file contains 57 pages of handwritten notes by Dr. Melville Cummings with recordings from 1920-1926. These papers consist of notes from faculty meetings from 1920-1924, notes regarding 1925 Farm course, and notes on student;s behavior and performance and progress in debate. Pages of note include one piece of paper defining wealth, and another titled " “T___(?) year debate, Dec 18, 1925” City life vs. country life.

Former premier: memoirs of the honorable E.C. Drury

Item is a book titled "Former Premier: memoirs of the honorable E.C. Drury," published in 1966. First page contains inscription: “to my long time friend Melvine [Melville] Cuming, E.C Drury. Within the book folds, contains newspaper clippings of the passing of E.C Dryrrt

Cumming articles

File contains the article Dairy Production in Lunenburg County, written for the Bridgewater Bulletin, October 6, 1925. Also included is the article, ''Nova Scotia's Agriculture" for the Financial Times, March 1926.
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