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Letter from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith

  • MS-2-69, SF Box 18, Folder 22
  • Item
  • 1823
Item is a letter (1823) from Lord Dalhousie to W. Smith, requesting that two barrels of Pictou oatmeal be shipped to Quebec on the next available vessel as a sample of Smith's produce.

Smith, W., fl. 1823

Photograph of the 185th Overseas Battalion, Nova Scotia Highland Brigade.

File contains 2 copies of the photograph of the 185 Overseas Battalion, Nova Scotia Highland Brigade. The photograph shows the battalion standing in a field with white tents in the background. The Officer in charge was Lieutenant Colonel Frank Parker Day. Photographed by H.O. Dodge in Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1916.

Dodge, H. O.

Minute book of the Medical Relief Committee of Dartmouth

  • MS-13-49, SF Box 69, Folder 18
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  • 1918, 1944
Item is a minute book kept during the meetings of the Medical Relief Committee of Dartmouth. The committee met regularly in late 1917-1918 to discuss the care of Dartmouth patients following the 1917 Halifax Explosion. The book, which was kept by Dr. M.G. Burris, details meetings and efforts to coordinate with the relief activities with the Medical Relief Committee of Halifax. Burris added two pages of notes in June 1944 with information about committee members, the Dartmouth hospitals managed by the committee, and remunerations paid to physicians by the Medical Relief Committee.

Halifax Medical Commission Relief Committees

Photograph of Flat Point, Louisbourg

Item is a photograph of the site of the New Englander's landing in 1745, and later, in 1758, the landing of Amherst with his artillery stores. The birds visible in The Barachois on the left are cormorants.

Letter of support for Dr. Daniel Cobb Harvey from Archibald McKellar MacMechan to Edwin Laftus

Item is three sheets of paper. The first sheet is folded to make two additional pages. The letter is Archibald MacMechan's recommendation to Edwin Laftus, that Daniel Harvey should receive the position of lecturer in History at Dalhousie University. A P.S. note by MacMechan also recommends an article that Harvey wrote for the Rhodes Foundation.

MacMechan, Archibald McKellar

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).

The early Scotch settlers of Cape Breton : [manuscript]

  • MS-2-165, SF Box 25, Folder 43
  • Item
  • 1931
Item is a manuscript of Daniel Morrison's unpublished article The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton, which he presented to the literary branch of the Guild in Dominion, Nova Scotia. Attached is his letter to Mr. McIntosh, requesting the manuscript's return and the reader's spelling corrections of Gaelic words.

Morrison, Murdoch Daniel

Photograph of two iron hatchets or tomahawks decorated with feathers, five stone arrowheads, and a Mi'kmaq "crooked knife"

Item, a photograph, has a stamp marking it copyright to the National Film Board on the reverse side. The tomahawk and stone arrowhead artifacts were found by Thomas Head Raddall at Indian Gardens, Mersey River in the 1930's. The tomahawks were originally made by the French and sold to the Mi'kmaq. The knife was crafted at Broad River, Queen's County, in the 1930's.

Photograph of the interior of a stone curtain at Fort Beausejour

Item is a photograph of a stone curtain in Fort Beausejour that is loopholed to form the southwest curtain covering the powder magazine and parade ground. From the interior shown in the photograph, the firing step and stone drain are visible. The northwest bastion is also visible in the background.

Sample of short hand notes by President Thomas McCulloch

Item is a single sheet of paper, folded to form four pages, excerpted from a diary or journal. The excerpt is a sample of shorthand notes taken by Thomas McCulloch relating to sermons. Language on the page is most likely Latin, except for the dates that McCulloch was recording.

Letter from George W. Robinson to Archibald McKellar MacMechan Re: MacMechan's Letter of Support for Dr. Daniel Cobb Harvey

Item is one sheet of paper. The letter is from George W. Robinson (representing the Committee on Fellowships, and Dean Haskins of Harvard University), who thanks Archibald McKellar MacMechan for his praise of Daniel Cobb Harvey. Robinson says his qualifications are great enough to bestow upon Harvey the Bayard Cutting Fellowship, even though Harvey hadn't completed a period of residence at Harvard.

Photograph of a flintlock pistol held by Thomas Head Raddall over the logbook of the Spanish ship El Hercules

Item, a photograph, has a stamp marking it copyright to the National Film Board on the reverse side. The El Hercules was captured in the Caribbean by a Liverpool privateer around 1799. The flintlock pistol was found behind the wainscot in the house of Dr. Farish. Farish arrived in Liverpool around 1840, the same time when many of the privateermen from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812 were still living. Dr. Farish's house was later occupied by Dr. John Wickwire between the 1930's to the 1970's. A duplicate copy of the photograph can be found in MS-2-202, Box 54, Folder 10.