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In Flanders Fields : [manuscript vocal score]

Item is a manuscript of "In Flanders Fields" by Edith J. Archibald, which sets the words of the poem of the same name by Colonel John McCrae. The piece is for solo voice and piano in F Major and was written at Archibald's home on Inglis Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The piece is 5 pages long with extra blank pages.

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Britain calls : [lyrics]

File contains a newspaper clipping and letters to Edith J. Archibald concerning her song "Britain Calls," which was written for the Royal Canadian Regiment during World War One. The newspaper clipping includes the text, but not the music, of the song. The letters are from G.A. LeCain, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Commanding 25th Battalion; George Murray, Provincial Secretary; and Evelyn Starr, professional violinist of New York City. An inscription by Edith J. Archibald at the top of the letters reads, "This song, dedicated to the Royal Canadian Regt. has made their 'marchpost' and I am told by an officer of that Regt. that is was played and sung daily during the war. He himself said it had keeped [sic] the men when on the tramp, 'over many a weary mile.'"

Archibald, Edith Jessie

Insulters of death and other poems of the great departure : a book of solace

File contains a book of poems, published by John Daniel Logan of the 85th Overseas Battalion, C.E.F., Nova Scotia Highland Brigade. The book was published by L. Clyde Davidson & Co. of Halifax, Nova Scotia and contains the following poems: "Invocation," "Insulters of Death," "Timor Mortis," "Sursum Corda," "Renouncement," "A Requiem," "The Greater Love," "For an only Son," "Poe of Princeton," "Flame of God (Rupert Brooke)," "The Soul's Supreme Adventure," and "Gone on Ahead Awhile." The book also includes a prose preachment entitled "The Fatal Paradox and Sin of Sorrow for the Dead."

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to (and a couple written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, between January 1917 and April 1917, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas.

File also contains a typed letter signed by R.B. Bennett, then Director General of National Service Canada, dated February 15th, 1917, proposing McMillan's participation in an "occupational survey [...] for National purposes only [...] to enable both after-the-war and present-day problems to be dealt with intelligently and efficiently".

File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence and balance orders from the following brokers:
Acadia Gas Engine Co. (Bridgewater), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), Ames Holden McCready (Saint John), Ben's Limited (Halifax), Bridgetown Hay and Feed Company, W.R. Brock Company (Montreal), Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (Yarmouth), Canada Cement Company (Montreal), Canadian Carbon Co. (Toronto), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Saint John), Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Company (Saint John), Canadian Oil Companies Limited (Halifax), Canadian Underskirt Co. (Toronto), Canadian Wood-Working Co. (Yarmouth), Carritte-Paterson Man'f'g Co. (Halifax), Chronicle Publishing Co. (Halifax), Clare Bros. & Co (Preston, ON), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth Co. (Boston), Consumers Cordage Company (Halifax), J.S. Creed (Halifax), H.C. Davis Jr. & Co. (Norfolk, VA), S. Davis & Sons (Montreal), Henry d'Entremont (Lower West Pubnico), Landrie d'Entremon (West Pubnico), Dickson & Eddy, coal (New York), Andrew Doane (Ingomar, Shelburne Co., NS), Dominion Molasses Company (Halifax), Eastern Hat & Cap Manufacturing Co. (Truro), Eastern Shirts (Truro), Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (Orange, NJ), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Empire Garage and Motor Co. (Yarmouth), Enterprise Foundry Co. (Sackville, NB), T.H. Estabrooks (Saint John), Frank Fales (Saint John), Fleischmann Co. (Halifax), Frasier, Thornton & Co. (Cookshire, QC), Gilmartin & Trundy (New York), Go. Goodfellow (Montreal), Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Toronto), Gordon and Keith (Halifax), Grant Bros. Ltd. (Halifax), Gurney-Massey Company (Montreal), Chas. Hagar (Roseway), Trueman Hagar (Round Bay), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Pictou), Ida Harlow (Sable River West), R.L. Hartman (North East Harbour), G. Hines (Pubnico), G.W. Hodge (Fredericton), Hutchings Company Ltd. (Saint John), Imperial Oil Company (Halifax), J.B. Jones (East Jordan), Knox Hat Company (New York), Thomas J. Lipton (Toronto), Lockett & Messenger (Bridgetown), London & Petrolia Barrel Co. (London, ON), J.L. Lovitt (Yarmouth), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), McClearn Company Limited (Liverpool), A. & W. MacKinlay Limited (Halifax), J.F. MacMullen & Son (Barrington), J.C. Mackintosh & Co. (Halifax), Manchester Robertson Allison Limited (Saint John), Martin-Senour Co. (Halifax), Meeker & Company (New York), John Millen & Son (Montreal), W. & C.H. Mitchell Limited (Halifax), Moirs Limited (Halifax), Charles Mueller Company (Waterloo, ON), Murray Shoe Company (London), Northern Electric Company (Montreal), Northrop & Lyman Co. (Toronto), Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Company (New Glasgow), Nova Scotia Underwear Co. (Windsor), A.D. Oakes & Son (Hebbs Cross, NS), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), Payzant & King (Halifax), Wm. Presser (Yarmouth), Quaker Oats Company (Halifax), Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co. (Windsor, ON), Ritcey Bros. (Riverport), Wm. Robertson (Halifax), Robin Hood Mills Limited (Montreal), Robin, Jones & Whitman (Halifax), Rothon & Co. Limited (London), Saint John Milling Company (West Saint John), William Sawler (Birchtown), R.B. Seeton (Halifax), Shives Lumber Company (Campbellton, NB), Sylvanus Smith & Co. (Gloucester, MA), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax), Stanfield's (Truro), John Starr, Son & Co. (Halifax), Swift Canadian Co. (Toronto), Wolverton Milling Co. (Saint John), Robert Taylor (Halifax), J.H. Thorburn (Sandy Point), W.H. Thorne & Company (Saint John), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), among others.

Business correspondence to William McMillan, Lockeport, regarding confirmation to ship goods, and receipt of shipments

File contains business correspondence addressed to (and a few written by) William McMillan, Lockeport, between June 1914 and October 1914, regarding receipt of shipment of goods to be sold in his general store, or confirmation of goods to be sent overseas. File contains both typed and handwritten correspondence. File also contains the beginnings of some merchants' concerns regarding shortages stemming from the outbreak of the Great War.

File contains correspondence regarding wartime concerns from the following receivers and brokers: W.R. Brock Company (Montreal; regarding French-made #80 DMC in cordenette white), Boston Varnish Company (regarding war-time price uncertainty), Brandram-Henderson (Halifax, regarding "import[ing certain goods] from countries where it is now impossible to obtain further supplies"), Chronicle Publishing Co. (Halifax, regarding the sale of "a history of the great conflict now raging in Europe" for two months at this stage), Greenshields Limited (Montreal, regarding a "good season for dress goods" despite the "war-time dullness of many lines" and the fact that "French goods are cut off entirely [and that some] raw materials such as dyestuffs come from Germany and Austria exclusively"), Holzapfels Limited (Newcastle-on-Tyne, reassuring clients that their company is "absolutely and entirely British"), J.L. Lovitt (Yarmouth, regarding the "feverish state of the wheat market" and reduced supplies), J.E. Morse & Co. (Halifax, about wartime demands having "completely exhausted [the supplies of] the popular selling teas"), Nova Scotia Belgian Relief Fund (Halifax; from Arthur Barnstead), Patterson Candy Company (Toronto, reassuring that they "have been strongly opposed to making any advance in price unless positively forced to it", and slamming those "who would delight in getting more for his product on account of the abnormal condition"), Oxford Manufacturing Company (Oxford, NS, "we are facing a famine in dyestuffs"), Quaker Oats Company (Peterborough, re: "extreme scarcity of cash oats [...compelling] us to put further advances into effect), W.H. Schwartz & Sons (Halifax, about the withdrawal of a printed list of supplies based on "the very uncertain conditions surrounding the spice business brought about by the war"), R.B. Seeton (Halifax, "we do not know from one day to another what the price will be"), E.K. Spinney (Yarmouth, regarding "the [appalling] effect of this horrible war on commercial conditions throughout the world"), Wm. Stairs, Son & Morrow (Halifax, assuring customers that "all prices will be based on ruling market price ONLY"), W.H. Thorne (Saint John, regarding the purchase of "patriotic selections" of records), Willett Martin (New York, anticipating that "stove coal will be very scarce during the Fall and Winter months"), Warwick Bros & Rutter (Toronto, about installing "patriotic windows").

File contains other standard business correspondence from: Acadia Gas Engine Co. (Bridgewater), Edward M. Alden (Boston), Edward Allen (Yarmouth), G.E. Barbour (Saint John), Sidney R. Baxter (Boston), A.M. Bell & Co. (Halifax), Geo. C. Boudreau (Meteghan Station, NS), Brookfield Bros. (Halifax), Burrell-Johnson Iron Company (Yarmouth), Canadian Cereal and Flour Mills (Galt, ON), Canadian Consolidated Rubber Co. (Halifax), Canadian Drug Co. (Saint John), Canadian Oil Companies (Toronto), Canadian Poster Company (Montreal, regarding a Stanfields promotion), Clayton & Sons (Halifax), Cochran, Burns & Farnsworth (Boston), McCormick & Stronach (Clementsport, NS), Davis & Fraser (Halifax), Davis & Lawrence (Montreal), Eagle Oil & Supply Co. (Boston), Eastern Shirts Limited (Truro), Emerson & Fisher (Saint John), Enterprise Foundry (Sackville, NB), Frank Fales (Saint John), Flintkote Manufacturing Company (Boston), Arthur Fordham (Halifax), John Forsyth Company (Berlin, ON), Gourock Ropework Export Co. (Montreal, via Glasgow), Gunns Limited (West Toronto), G.J. Hamilton & Sons (Halifax), Ida Harlow (Sable River West), Hawboldt & Evans (Chester), Hilford Fur Farm (Port Hilford, NS), N. Hingley & Sons (Dudley, UK), Ideal Bedding (Toronto), T. McAvity & Sons (Saint John), A. & W. MacKinlay (Halifax), Manchester Robertson Allison (Saint John), Maple Leaf Milling Co. (Saint John), Maritime Cap Limited (Moncton), Meeker & Company (New York), G.P. Mitchell & Sons (Halifax), J.L. Morton (Lower Argyle), J. & M. Murphy (Halifax), Neville Canneries (Port Mouton, NS), M.A. Nickerson (Clark's Harbour), Northern-Electric (Halifax), Parrish, Phillips & Co. (New York), Payzant & King (Halifax), Redmond Company Limited (Montreal), W.G. Robertson (Halifax), Salada Ceylon Tea (Montreal), W.E. Sanford (Hamilton, ON), Scovil Bros. (Saint John), I.B. Shaffner (Halifax), Shives Lumber Company (Campbellton, NB), Southern Salvage Company (Liverpool), H.D. Starratt (Paradise, NS), John Tobin & Co. (Halifax), Trojan Waist Co. (Philadelphia), Viscol Company (Boston), Waldron Drouin Co. (Montreal), Welsford L. Watt (Halifax), Wolverton Milling Co. (Saint John), Thomas Wood & Company (Boston), among others.

Weldon Guy Morash fonds

  • MS-2-804
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1978 ; predominantly 1918 - 1919
Fonds contains 46 letters and postcards written by Weldon Morash while serving overseas in World War One and sent to his brother and sister in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There are also photographs.

Morash, Weldon Guy

Creelman Family fonds

  • MS-2-775
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1999
This accession contains photographs, correspondence, postcards and other memorabilia from various members of the Creelman family.

Creelman Family

William Edward Maclellan and family fonds

  • MS-2-762
  • Fonds
  • 1831 - 2005
Fonds comprises the records of William Edward Maclellan and his family's records, including those of including William Edward and Margaret Jane (Mackenzie) Maclellan; Edward Kirkpatrick and Helen Stewart (Mackay) Maclellan; Robert (Bob) William and Delphine Caroline (Wallace) Maclellan; Jean Stewart Maclellan; Robert William Maclellan; and David Kirkpatrick Stewart Maclellan. Record types include correspondence, photographs, films, newspaper clippings, poems, certificates, booklets, periodicals, notebooks and genealogical charts.

Maclellan, William Edward

William Rhoades fonds

  • MS-2-598, SF Boxes 80-82
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1954

Fonds consists of diaries and notebooks; printed programmes, books, and newspaper clippings regarding Col. William Rhoades or the regiments with which he served, including the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles. Fonds also contains miscellaneous papers related to his career.

The diaries and notebooks document Rhoades’ activities while posted in the Yukon, South Africa, and Europe during World War I. Some of the notebooks also contain hand drawn maps of battle fields.

Rhoades, William, 1874-1955

Robert A. Logan and George Abott, photograph taken at the house where they boarded while learning to fly at the Curtiss Aviation School

On photograph reverse: On left Robert A. Logan, later pilot in Royal Flying Corps of the British Army, ended as Captain; on right George Abbott, later pilot in the British Royal naval Air Service. Both learned to fly and flew an active service in the first World War.

Lt. C. H. Iriobz (sp), AIF-RAF

The reverse of the photograph "C.H.F.N. Officer, "Moria" Norfolk Island via Sydney, North South West Australia - a descendant of the "mutineers of the Bounty".

Five flying aces from the Richthofen fighter squadron [die funf erfolgreichsten flieger der jagdstaffel Richthofen]

Pilots identified as from left to right: Vizefeldwebal (Vice Sergeant) Festner; Leutnant Schafer; Leutnant Frhr. von Richthofen; Rittmeister Frhr. von Richthofen; Leutnant Walff. Leutnant Schafer is credited with shooting down the British plane piloted by Captain R. A. Logan on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917 near Cambrai, France.

Correspondence between Robert Logan and J. Tuzo Wilson, Director General of the Ontario Science Centre concerning Logan's experiences with aviation and travelling to the north

Folder includes correspondence from C.R. Dunlap, Air Marshal, President, R.C.A.F. Memorial Fund; Earle Williams, Flight Leader (ret'd.), R.C.A.F.; Raymond L. St. Germain and James L. Secord concerning the history of aviation. Also included in the folder notes on "Voyages of the Air" by J. R. K. Main.

Correspondence between Robert Logan and various people concerning Logan's experiences with aviation with the Air Force

Folder includes correspondence from C.R. Dunlap, Air Marshal, President, R.C.A.F. Memorial Fund; Earle Williams, Flight Leader (ret'd.), R.C.A.F.; Raymond L. St. Germain and James L. Secord concerning the history of aviation. Also included in the folder notes on "Voyages of the Air" by J. R. K. Main.

Robert A. Logan fonds

  • MS-2-580
  • Fonds
  • Bulk, 1907-1995
Fonds consists of materials related to Logan’s career (1912-1985), fiction and philosophy manuscripts (1925-1983), published articles (1922-1969), his wide-ranging correspondence (1942-1991), his studies concerning Cree and other languages (1932-1969), autobiographical and biographical works (1929-1982), genealogical studies of his family and others (1955-1984), certificates he received throughout his life (1906-1992), the indices he created for his documents (1949-1986), , his diaries (1930-1980), the journals, fieldbooks, and logbooks he wrote (1907-1960), images he took or collected (1909-1992), and other miscellaneous materials(1934-1983). All textual materials relate to his life, his far-reaching research studies, or his writings.

Logan, Robert A., 1892-1992

Duncan Chisholm MacDonald fonds

  • MS-2-520
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1920, [197-?]
Fonds comprises diaries and correspondence written during MacDonald's time in service and include letters to his parents and siblings sent from training camps in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and Aldershot, England, as well as Belgium. Transcriptions of this material were written by Mrs. I.M. Parfitt (Margaret MacDonald's daughter); these are annotated and include notes on the family and draft sections of a family biography. Also included in the fonds are letters from Willie H. Cameron to his cousin, Margaret MacDonald, written in 1918 from Halifax and Camp Bramshott, Surrey.

MacDonald, Duncan, Chisholm, 1896-1976

William Stanley Croft fonds

  • MS-2-496, SF Box 27, Folder 22
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1916
Fonds comprises two letters written to William Croft. The first refers to work in the gold mines, while the second is a request for Croft's permission to allow his sixteen-year-old son to go overseas with the Canadian Forces. There is also a note from James Heyson to John Croft containing a medicinal recipe.

Croft, William Stanley, 1867-1944

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