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Minute book, reports, and correspondence of the Ladies' Aid Society of Central Presbyterian Church, LaHave, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-106, SF Box 19, Folder 5
  • File
  • 1918-1927

File consists of a minute book of meetings from 1918 to 1927. The minutes record hymns sung, monies received and spent, activities undertaken, and changes in membership. The file also includes two loose reports and correspondence regarding bond purchases.

Ladies' Aid Society of Central Presbyterian Church, La Have, Nova Scotia.

Logbook of the schooner Vincent A. White

  • MS-2-107, SF Box 23, Folder 7
  • Item
  • 1923-1924

Item is the logbook of the tern schooner Vincent A. White on voyages from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia to Glasgow, Scotland (June 26 to November 7, 1923) and Lunenburg to Havana, Cuba (February 14 to April 2, 1924).

Vincent A. White (schooner).

James Benjamin Westhaver fonds

  • MS-2-587, SF Box 4, Folders 1-16; SF Box 45, Folders 25-32
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1907

Fonds includes items dealing with the invention of and patenting of a hydraulic gold extractor first registered in 1887. Also involves setting up a company to use the machine and begin gold mining. The material covers a period of 1883 to 1905, and involves many individuals in the business and legal community of Halifax and the South Shore. It also includes the original patent with the specification and diagrams, other diagrams, a 31 page hand written report by Westhaver on his trip to Dawson City, Yukon in 1902 to test his separator. A very interesting collection of letters, documents, legal correspondence, governmental material, etc., etc., dealing with the starting of a company to use the gold separate and Westhaver's various difficulties with financing and control.

Westhaver, James Benjamin

Sermons of Reverend Peter De LaRoche

  • MS-2-36, SF Box 16, Folder 8
  • Item
  • [ca. 1771]-[ca. 1781]

Item is one bound volume of hand-written sermons preached in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia ca. 1771-1781.

De LaRoche, Peter, The Reverend, c. 1752-1795

Poems by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains typescript and handwritten poems by Joyce Barkhouse: "Hostess" (unpublished); "The Happy Clam" (unpublished); "The Chickadee"; "Nostalgia" (rewrite); "Annapolis" (published posthumously in "Whispers of Mermaids and Wonderful Things," 2017); "The Shades of Night" (written at age 15); "Vengeance" (unpublished); "Little Hunter" (unpublished); "Snow" (published); "A Winter Prayer"; "The Frightened Witch" (published); "Little Hunter"; "First Pet"; and "After School." The file also includes a copy of "Obedience" by Isaac Watts (1674-1748).

Letters from students regarding Pit Pony

File contains letters regarding Pit Pony from students at A.G. Baillie Memorial School (grade 5, January 2011) in New Glasgow, St. Joseph Elementary School (grade 5, 2010) in Bridgewater, and Salem Elementary School (2008) in Sackville, New Brunswick. File also contains one photograph with the grade 5 class of A.G. Baillie Memorial School.

Correspondence from Murray Barkhouse

File contains a letter from Murray Barkhouse to his mother, Joyce Barkhouse, congratulating her on the success of her book "The Pit Pony" and the subsequent movie. The file also contains a letter to Murray concerning his book "Famous Nova Scotians" and biographical information about Murray.

Joyce Barkhouse fonds

  • MS-2-646
  • Fonds
  • [1860-1899], 1906-2012

The Joyce Barkhouse fonds consists of published and unpublished manuscripts of books, short stories, articles, and other writings, as well as photocopies and clippings of published materials, personal and professional correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, promotional material, and other material collected and created by Joyce Barkhouse.

This fonds consists of nine series: Articles and other writings, Books, Short stories, Associations, Awards, Biographical materials and other documents, Correspondence, Personal documents, and Promotional material.

Barkhouse, Joyce Carmen

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

Culp family fonds

  • MS-2-539, SF Box 44, Folders 2-15
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1902

Fonds comprises land deeds, wills and other legal documents, as well as charter agreements for the schooner Mary and a bill of sale for the Candid.

Culp Family

Simpson family fonds

  • MS-4-181
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1953

Fonds contains a ledger from Vernon Simpon's general store in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The ledger book contains entries from 1929-1930. It was also used as a notebook, with miscellaneous notes entered until 1976. Fonds also contains a letter to Mrs. Vernon Simpson (Olive Eliza Simpson) from Robert H. Winters, Ottawa, November 30, 1953. The letter is a reply to Mrs. Simpson's letter about changes to mail delievery in Simpson's Corner, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. The file with the letter also contains an order form from Veribest Speciality Company and two copies of handwritten minutes of a Community Club meeting held on November 15, 1951.

Simpson family

Drawing of the Bluenose II

Item is a drawing of the Bluenose II prepared by Smith & Rhuland Ltd. of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The drawing shows a view from above and a cross section of the ship.

Acadia Gas Engine Company fonds

  • MS-4-81
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973

Fonds contains three product catalogues produced by the Acadia Gas Engine Company. The earliest dated catalogue was published in January, 1969 and another was published in 1973. One catalogue is undated.

Acadia Gas Engine Company.

Interview with Dorothy Perkyns

File is an audio reel containing an episode of Title Waves. This episode features Dorothy Perkyns, an author from Blandford, Nova Scotia. Hosted by Judy Dudar, the episode was recorded February 21, 1989 and aired February 23, 1989. It was rebroadcast June 22, 1989; September 14, 1989; and November 16, 1989.

Newspaper clippings and other material about the Anil elephant

File contains photographs, newspaper clippings, and drafts of articles about Balakrishnan, an elephant who was brought to East River, Nova Scotia in 1967 as a advertising gimmick by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant. The file also includes the original copy and photocopies of an anonymous letter from an employee of the Anil plant.

Photograph of Balakrishnan the elephant

Item is a photograph of an elephant named Balakrishnan standing on a pile of straw by some trees. The elephant was brought to East River, Nova Scotia by the Anil Canada Ltd. hardboard plant.

Photograph of Sankunni

Item is a photograph of Sankunni, a mahout or elephant keeper from India. He is wearing a turban or headscarf and a jacket.

The Masked Genre

Series contains audio reels from the CKDU radio 88.1 program The Masked Genre. This program is a multi-part series focusing on comics, and many of the episodes include references to local Wilkie’s Wonderful World of Comics (located in Lunenburg and Halifax) at beginning.

Interview with Alma Houston about Inuit art

File is an audio reel containing an interview with Alma Houston of Houston North Art Gallery in Lunenburg. She spoke with CKDU's Wendy Avison about Inuit art. The interview aired July 14, 1988 and was rebroadcast July 18, 1988 on Title Waves; July 22, 1988 at 12 pm; and August 5, 1988 on The Evening Affair.

"P" correspondence

File contains an alphabetical file of correspondence between Himmelman Supply Company and correspondents with names beginning with P. Correspondents include the Panther Company, James Pitman Jr. (representing the Bonne Bay Fisheries Society), Provincial Wholesale Drugs, Pyke Brothers Limited, Payzant and King Limited, Mr. Ernest Pettipas, and others.

Thomas Donal Linehan fonds

  • MS-2-759
  • Fonds
  • 1946-2003

The fonds consists primarily of poems authored by Thomas Donal Linehan. The fonds contains published collections, annual files of unpublished manuscripts, and thematic files of unpublished manuscripts. This fonds also includes correspondence and a collection of unpublished prose and poetry.

Linehan, Don, 1924-2003

George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson fonds

  • MS-2-768
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1947

Fonds contains radio scripts, correspondence and published materials related to the radio program, "Now It Can Be Told". Anderson wrote the radio scripts and most of the correspondence, while working as a Staff Engineer for Nova Scotia Light and Power.

Anderson, George Douglas Elphinstone, 1902-

Heating plans for three floors of the Sheet Anchor

Item is a drawing of heating plans for the Sheet Anchor Inn (or possibly the Sword and Anchor Inn) in Chester, Nova Scotia. The plans include floor plans of the first, second, and third floors. The drawing was produced by Emco Supply from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Land petition and plan of survey for Back Harbour, Chester, Nova Scotia

File contains a document from the Province of Nova Scotia granting a lot of land located in the harbour in Chester, Nova Scotia to James M. Allen of Halifax; and a map showing a survey of Provincial Water Grant No. 20618, in the Back Harbour of Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. See MS-4-135, Box 35, Folder 16 for related documents.

Acadian Supplies Company fonds

  • MS-4-117
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1967

The Acadian Supply Company fonds consist of correspondence, financial, legal, sales and shipping records and vessel papers. Also included is correspondence from Lunenburg Mayor Douglas Adams, church papers from LaHave United Church and the Parish of Saint John in Lunenburg, and papers from the Lunenburg Yacht Club and Curling Club.

Acadian Supplies Company.

IBEW Local 1928 negotiations with the Towns of Lockeport and Lunenburg re. collective agreements

File contains correspondence and copies of the collective agreements signed between IBEW Local 1928 and the Town of Lockeport (May 26, 2001; February 11, 2004; and July 30, 2007). File also contains correspondence, a proposal packages, and an annotated copy of the collective agreement between the Town of Lunenburg and IBEW Local 1928 (November 19, 2008).

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