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Bigelow family fonds

  • MS-4-92
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1976
Fonds contains the personal and professional records of four generations of the Bigelow family of Nova Scotia. It includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, diaries and memoirs, and photographs that document primarily the family's shipbuilding activities as well as the genealogical interests of John Robert Bigelow.

Bigelow Family

Correspondence between Robert Bell and George Lawson

  • MS-2-381, SF Box 40, Folder 17
  • File
  • 1861-1889
File contains correspondence between Robert Bell and professor George Lawson, Dalhousie College, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bell, Robert, 1841-1917

Effects of harvesting biomass for energy on the nutrient status and long-term productivity of selected forest sites in the Maritimes : [draft manuscripts and other materials]

File contains three draft manuscript reports compiled by Freedman, with U. Prager, P.N. Duinker, R. Morash, A.J. Hanson, and J.G. Ogden, for the Institute for Resource and Environmental Studies. File includes the annual reports for 1979-80, 1980-81, and 1984. File also contains correspondence, charts, and revision notes.

Effects of the herbicide 2,4,5-T on the habitat and abundance of breeding birds and small mammals of a conifer clearcut in Nova Scotia : [manuscript and correspondence]

File contains the manuscript written by Freedman with A.M. Poirier, R. Morash, and F. Scott, for Canadian Field-Naturalist, volume 102, number 1. File also contains correspondence and reviewer comments, and deal with a location near Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.

Evaluation of loading of sulphate and heavy metals along a S-SE transect centering on Sudbury, Ontario ; Evaluation of sulphate and heavy metal loading rates and total sulphation as affected by forest canopies near Sudbury, Ontario ; Effects of smelter emissions on surrounding forest plant communities near Sudbury, Ontario : [manuscript and correspondence]

File contains three abstracts written by Freedman for presentations for the Workshop Meeting to Consider Methods Involved in Studies of Acid Precipitation to Forect [sic] Ecosystem. Edinburgh, United Kingdom. 19-23 September 1977. Session titles are: 1B: Evaluation of Atmospheric Inputs; 2. Throughfall and Stemflow; 3. Measurement of Effects. File also includes hand-written data and correspondence.

Forest biomass and nutrient studies in central Nova Scotia : [manuscript and other materials]

File contains the manuscript written by Freedman with P.N. Duinker, H. Barclay, R. Morash, and U. Prager, for ENFOR (Energy from the Forest) and Environment Canada. The manuscript is written in five parts, contained in four volumes: 1. "Biomass and nutrient standing crop equations for ten tree species in central Nova Scotia"; 2. "Standing crops of biomass and nutrients in a variety of forest stands in central Nova Scotia"; 3. "Ambient bulk deposition, throughfall and stemflow in a variety of forest stands"; 4. "Biomass and nutrients in ground vegetation, forest floor, soils, and litterfall in a variety of forest stands"; and 5. "Summary report: Effects of potential nutrient removals with intensively harvested biomass on continued site productivity". File also contains data sets, transparencies, relevant tables, editorial board reports, and negatives of tables.

Forest renewal action plan : Point Pleasant Park

File contains a document called "Forest Renewal Action Plan Point Pleasant Park" by W. L. Johnson R. P. F. The file also includes two pages of information about a piece of forestry equipment.

Johnson, W. L.

Overview of the environmental impacts of forestry, with particular reference to the Atlantic Provinces : [manuscript and correspondence]

File contains the manuscript of the report written by Freedman, by the Institute for Resource and Environmental Studies under a contract from Environment Canada, Atlantic Region, and Fisheries and Oceans Canands [I.R.E.S. Research Report 82-02]. File also contains correspondence and reviewer comments.

Pesticide use in forest management in Canada : [manuscript]

File contains the manuscript written by Freedman for the proceedings of the 2003 KAST Multicultural Conference: SS3: The 2nd KAST-RSC Bilateral Symposium, Environmental Science and Policy, October 29-30, 2003.Organized by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and the Royal Society of Canada.

Photographs of forest and flora near Thompson, Manitoba

File contains 13 photographs taken by Bill Freedman near Thompson, Manitoba, in 1974. Photographs show Picea mariana and Picea banksiana at various distances from the factory smokestacks of a nickel processing facility. Also, a beaver dam and regrowth after a forest fire.

Photographs of forest fires at La Mauricie National Park, Quebec

File contains 11 photographs taken by Bill Freedman, Luc Foisy, and J. Pleau, between 1991 and 1997. Photographs show forest fire damage at the "Aire G" site at La Mauricie National Park in the Laurentians, Quebec, as well as burn recovery at Banff National Park and near Dawson City, Yukon.

Photographs of forestry and agriculture in western Sumatra and Borneo

File contains 259 photographs taken by Bill Freedman on his travels in western Sumatra and Borneo in 1993. Photographs show terraced rice patty farming, slash-and-burn forestry, the rain forest canopy, and lake scenery, in western Sumatra (primarily Padung, Sukarami, Lake Singkarak) and Borneo (Milai, West Kalimantan, the Kapuas River, and Pontianak).
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