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.
Item is a letter concerning Thomas McCulloch's donation of a North American insect specimen (from Nova Scotia) to the University of Edinburgh, via Professor Jameson, for the university's museum. The letter discusses Nova Scotia's Scottish connections, Presbyterian religion, the Pictou Academy, and the advocates for the conference of honorary degrees on the Honourable Sampson Salter Blowers, the Chief Justice of Nova Scotia; the Honourable James Stewart; and the Honourable Brenton Halyburton.
Item is a notebook used by James Baxter to take notes during lectures on logic delivered by Professor Ross. The lectures took place at the theological seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia between October 15, 1860 and April 10, 1861. The back of the notebook contains the signatures of people who attended the seminary and notes about them added by Baxter.
Item is a ticket for a mathematics class at the theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia, during the 1860-1861 session. The ticket certifies that James Baxter attended the class and is signed by Thomas McCulloch.
Item is a ticket for a logic class at the theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia, during the 1860-1861 session. The ticket certifies that James Baxter took the class from October 10th 1860 to April 10th 1861 and is signed by James Ross.
Item is a ticket for the natural philosophy class at the theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia, in the 1892-1893 session. The ticket certifies that James Baxkter attended the class from October to April and is signed by Thomas McCulloch. The back of the ticket has a note from McCulloch stating that Baxter also took mathematics classes.
Item is a ticket to an ethics class taught by Professor Ross at Dalhousie College during the 1863-1864 session. James Baxter's name is written on the back of the ticket. The ticket is in a white envelope with Baxter's name written on it.
Item is a letter written by Thomas McCulloch to certify that James Baxter attended Latin classes at the seminary in Truro during the past three sessions. The letter was written at Dalhousie College, Halifax, on March 3, 1864.
Item is a ticket to a metaphysics, esthetics, and belles-lettres class at Dalhousie College. The class was taught by WIlliam Lyall during the 1863-1864 session. James Baxter's names is written on the back of the ticket.
File contains one mounted photograph of schoolchildren taught by H.E. (Harold Edwin) Killam (1878-1957) when he was 16 years old. Killam is seated in the centre of the photograph. The children of varying ages are posed for a group shot, and the photograph is taken outside.
Fonds comprises an early teaching contract (1878), handwritten notes on Nova Scotia high school curriculum revisions, and a published pamphlet of opinions on proposed provincial curriculum reform (ca. 1906).
File contains eleven harmony workbooks used by Ellen Ballon, including notes and exercises. Two books are labelled "Mr. Goldmark Harmony Book," in reference to her harmony teacher in New York, Rubin Goldmark. Another book includes an inserted repertoire list of piano compositions, composers, and times, presumably related to her piano lessons with Rafael Joseffy.
Item is a letter written by James Baxter to President McKenzie (Arthur Stanley), written in Chatham on 2 November 1917 on letterhead from the Dominion of Canada Quarantine Station of the Public Health Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The letter refers to Baxter's attendance at both the Presbyterian seminary in Truro and Dalhousie College in Halifax in the 1850s and 1860s, and mentions enclosed course tickets and notebooks.
Item is a letter sent to an unidentified person (possibly Arthur Stanley MacKenzie) by James Baxter. The letter was written in Chatham on November 2, 1917 on letterhead from the Dominion of Canada Quarantine Station of the Public Health Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The letter refers to photographs of early Dalhousie professors and students sent along with the letter and names the people in the photographs.
File contains a piano technique book used and annotated by Ellen Ballon. It is the third book in a set of three, dedicated to Rafael Joseffy. It includes studies by composers from Ludwig van Beethoven until the book's publication.
File contains a piano technique book used by Ellen Ballon while she was studying with Alberto Jonas in New York. Each page includes printed technical excercises and blank staff lines with some additions handwritten in pencil, presumably by Jonas or Ballon. The book includes a repertoire list of pieces Ballon performed in 1918-1919.
File contains programs for the following recitals presented at the Halifax School for the Blind: Michel Sciapiro (violin), presented by the Halifax Ladies' Musical Club; Mildred Dilling (harp), with Rose E. Seguin (soprano) and orchestra (conducted by L. Dorothea Webb); and an organ and vocal recital with unknown performers.
File contains a photograph of Harry Dean, a Canadian conductor, pianist, organist, and music educator. He is known for founding the Maritime Academy of Music and the Nova Scotia Registered Music Teachers' Association in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
File comprises letters from Marshall Saunders, enclosing a sermon, "The Value of Higher Education from a Woman's Point of View," and his own "Report of a committee headed by G. Fred Pearson regarding dissatisfaction with Carleton Stanley, made to the Board of Governors of Dalhousie University, May 21, 1932."
File contains 2 copies of a directory of graduates and former students of Dalhousie University published in September 1937. The directory is an update of a similar directory published by the Dalhousie Alumni Association in 1925.
File contains a report titled "Community development" by William Saxby Blair. Blair was the first supervisor of the Experimental Farm in Kentville, Nova Scotia from its creation in 1912 until his retirement in 1938.
MS-2-231, SF Box 31, Folders 4-11; SF Box 33, Folders 3-26
Fonds comprises family correspondence (including that of his father, Hugh Ross), matriculation records, testimonial letters, personal account books, a diary, school inspectors' reports and other papers and bonds.
File contains Joyce Barkhouse's teaching agreement from 1933 for the Lower Canada school section. Materials also include her teacher's professional card and a list of her teaching jobs written on an envelope.
File contains teaching exercises and instructions for primary school class units on various topics. The lesson plans were written by Joyce Barkhouse, presumably during her teaching career (1933-1941), and later given to her niece Suzanne Cogswell for her use.
File contains a two-page typed letter written (but unsigned) by Kenneth Leslie on December 17, 1942. The letter addresses the threat posed by the fascist movement and antisemitism in the United States, both at present during the War, as well as the threats posed "after the war is over", where "this Fascistic movement will let loose with its first barrage, to consist of a wave of terror against the Jew". The letter, which an accompanying index card suggests should be sent "first to Presidents of colleges and then to professors of education, philosophy, psychology, historical and sociological sciences", urges educators join the "Protestant Digest"-supported Textbook Commission to eliminate anti-Semitic statements in American textbooks as a means of warding off fascism and antisemitism "not in the name of any church but in the name of democracy". File also includes a facsimile of the letter.