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Lawrence Johnstone Burpee fonds

  • MS-2-175
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1946

Fonds comprises correspondence regarding Burpee's geneological research into his uncle, James De Mille, research notes and secondary materials about De Mille, and two manuscripts by Burpee on De Mille.

Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone, 1873-1946

Velma Brown fonds

  • MS-2-379
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1979

Fonds consists of newsletters and poetry publications from 1971-1979. Most of the publications feature poetry written by Velma Brown, but a number of other authors are also featured, including Sidney M. Parker, known as the blind poet of Truro, Nova Scotia.

Brown, Velma, Purdy

Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955

Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given by McCulloch, and correspondence. The collection also includes a microform copy of a thesis written by a Dalhousie student about McCulloch.

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

Photograph of a drawing of Reverend Thomas McCulloch

Item is a glass plate of a drawing of Rev. Thomas McCulloch, D.D. The drawing by Arthur Lismer itself is based on a painting of McCulloch by Daniel Munro. The drawing was commissioned and used for history books on Dalhousie University, like One hundred years of Dalhousie 1818-1918 (1920), and Daniel Cobb Harvey's, An introduction to the history of Dalhousie (1938).

Frank Baird fonds

  • MS-2-5, SF Box 13, Folder 2
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1933

Fonds consists of a draft typescript of Baird's "Doctor Archibald MacMechan: An Estimate and an Appreciation," commissioned by The Halifax Chronicle for their 1923 New Year's edition and withdrawn at Archibald MacMechan's request. Also present are three letters from MacMechan concerning the article and a later letter from Stanley MacKenzie regarding an essay by Baird rejected by The Dalhousie Review.

Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951

Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Peter B. Waite fonds

  • MS-2-718
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of: the correspondence and comments relating to Peter B. Waite's books "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol. 1 & 2", includes financial information relating to the publication; the interviews, analogues and correspondence relating to Peter B. Waite's book "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol.2" ; the research material for Peter B. Waite's "Lives of Dalhousie University, Vol.1.", including notes from the Dalhousie Gazette, President's reports, yearbooks, President's Office and departmental files and the private manuscripts of professors and administrators; photographs relating to Peter B. Waite's books "The Lives of Dalhousie University, Vols. 1 & 2"; the manuscripts of Peter B. Waite's "Lives of Dalhousie University, Volume Two, 1925-1980" , including the table of contents, preface and introduction; Chapters 1-12; and the appendices; general correspondence of Peter B. Waite, covering the period 1949 to 1980. Includes a few clippings; academic files of Peter B. Waite, including correspondence; reports; examination questions; Dalhousie University Faculty Council meeting documents and various committee documents.; Peter B. Waite's book manuscript for "CANADA 1874-1896: ARDUOUS DISTINY"; photographs of Dalhousie University; and a personal diaries collection for the period 1925-1963, thought to be his mothers.

Waite, Peter B.

Personal papers of Ian Colford

  • MS-2-751
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2010

Fond contains manuscripts and assorted materials created by Ian Colford, including correspondence regarding reading series, manuscript rejection letters and general correspondence; student essays; notebooks; an academic transcript; class notes; and miscellaneous writings.

Colford, Ian

Sophie's Blood: the confessions of Joseph Blanchard [typescript]

Item consists of the typescript of Sophie's Blood: the confessions of Joseph Blanchard by Ian Colford. The work won the 24th Atlantic Writing Competition award for unpublished novels. Ian Colford's pseudonym / pen name Packard Bell appears on the title page, for the competition. Includes a letter from Jane Buss, Executive Director, Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, to Ian Colfard announcing the winner. Also includes two judges reviews (3 pages)

The Story of Hector Tomàs [typescript]

File consists of an early version of the opening chapter of the typescript The Story of Hector Tomàs by Ian Colford, a current work-in-progress. Lynne Kinney, a Toronto literary agent, received a copy of this version.

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