- MS-9-39, SF Box 52, Folder 2
- April 6, 1979
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Myers, A.J. Williams
Forbes, Martin Leslie, 1843-1919
Logan, Charles Tupper, 1867-1961
Veniot, Harvey Alfred, Hon.
Murray, Robert, Rev.
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 These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works.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.
Kerr, Alexander Enoch
This fonds consists of records which document the personal and business activities and interests of Alfred Dickie and, to a lesser extent, those of his immediate family and employees. Although the records span Dickie’s lifetime, few relate to his childhood, education, or final two years of life. Some items, in particular those concerning his export lumber business or his travels, derive from various places in North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South Africa, though by far the majority are found to be located within Nova Scotia.
The fonds includes correspondence, business and administrative records, speeches, photographs, legal documents, and plans, among other materials. Records are chiefly in English, although a very small portion are in French, Norwegian, Finnish, Spanish, and Italian.
Dunlop, Allan Currie
Chapman, Allan James
Ward, Amos P.
Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954
Murray, Angus Edward
Roome (née Hollett), Annie Belle
Patterson, George, The Reverend, 1824-1897
McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890
Tingley, Arnold J.
Whitman, Arthur Hanfield
MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley
Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)
Gould, Alfred, Captain, 1841-1896
Blaikie, John M., 1837-1929
Crosby, John B., Captain, 1833-1919
Anderson, Robert N.
Stanley, Carleton Wellesley
Banks, Catherine, 1957-
Fonds consists of papers created and/or accumulated by Catherine Creighton and her family, including those of her husband Graham and children Edith, Anna, Lois, Frieda, and Howard. While the fonds includes correspondence from Wilfred Creighton to his siblings and parents, Wilfred's papers are not included as a sous-fonds within the fonds.
The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence from family and friends, but also includes diaries, photographs, financial papers, personal papers, memorabilia, print materials, scrapbooks, articles, and artwork. Records in the fonds provide a well-rounded depiction of the family's daily activities and lives - from their relationships with each other, their extended family, and their community, to their financial status, values, education, and careers.
Halliburton, Brenton, Sir, 1774-1860
Stewart, Rev. George
Mercer, Charles, H.
Jefferys, Charles William, 1869-1951
Stewart, Chester B.
Duff, Annie Prescott, 1847-1930
Myers, Clayton J.
Bell, Robert, 1841-1917
Wilson, George Earle
Harvey, Daniel Cobb, Dr.