Adams, Frank Dawson
Adams, Frank Dawson
Laurence, George, C.
Brown, Velma, Purdy
Apostle, Richard A.
MacDonald, Vincent Christopher
Allen, W. Graham
Stewart, Herbert Leslie
Baird, Frank, Rev. Dr., 1870-1951
Merkel, Andrew Doane, 1884-1954
MacDougall, Everett, 1858-1938
De Mille, James
Henderson, George Hugh
MacKenzie, Arthur Stanley
MacAskill, Wallace R.
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.
Ward, Richard, (fl.1888-1977)
Anderson, George Douglas Elphinstone, 1902-
Linehan, Don, 1924-2003
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 These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works.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.
Rutherford, John and Robert
Ward, Amos P.
Allen, Richard Orme
Knowles, Florence Seeley, 1852-1940
Crosby, John B., Captain, 1833-1919
Godfrey, John F.
Creighton, Wilfred, 1904-2008
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and records pertaining to the Dalhousie Class of 1926 and William Jarvis McCurdy. Financial records include class contributions and invoice payments; correspondence includes letters exchanged between McCurdy and various classmates, letters to Elinor Barnstead and a letter from Elinor Barnstead to Wilfrid Creighton.
McCurdy's personal records include a newspaper announcement of his 1929 engagement to Avis Marshall, his 1931 doctoral thesis from Harvard University, and the memorial service program of his death in 1988.
McCurdy, William Jarvis
Morrissey, Donna, 1956-
McCulloch, Thomas, Jr.
Read, Horace Emerson
Roome, Richard Edward Graham, Brigadier, 1892-1985
Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846
Hayes, F. Ronald
Graham, John F.
Douglas, George Vibert
Tratt, William R., The Reverend, 1850-1934
Wilson, Budge (Marjorie)
Mercer, Charles, H.
Dawson, Robert MacGregor
Waterman Family, 1762-
Jefferys, Charles William, 1869-1951