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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 Thomas McCulloch to the Senate of the University of Edinburgh

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.

Notebook from lectures on logic delivered by Prof. Ross

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.

Ticket to a natural philosophy class at the theological seminary of the Presbyterian Church of Nova Scotia

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.

Ticket to an ethics class at Dalhousie College

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4, Item 3
  • Item
  • [between 1863 and 1864]
  • Part of James Baxter fonds

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.

Ticket to a classics class at Dalhousie College

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4, Item 7
  • Item
  • [between 1863 and 1864]
  • Part of James Baxter fonds

Item is a ticket to a classics class at Dalhousie College, during the 1863-1864 session. The class was taught by Professor Johnson. James Baxter's name is written on the back of the ticket.

Photograph of schoolchildren taught by Harold Edwin Killam

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.

Howard Murray fonds

  • MS-2-180
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1906
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).

Murray, Howard

Harmony workbooks

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.

Letter from James Baxter to Dalhousie's President MacKenzie

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.

Letter from James Baxter about a photograph

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.

School of octave-playing for the pianoforte : book three

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.

Philipp, Isidor

Pianoscript book : an invaluable aid to teacher and student in preserving important advice and lesson notes in permanent form

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.

Jonàs, Alberto

Programs from the School for the Blind

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.

Photograph of Harry Dean

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.

Personal papers of George Frederick Pearson

  • MS-2-291, SF Box 31, Folder 22
  • File
  • 1920,1932
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."

Pearson, George Frederick

Alexander Ross fonds

  • MS-2-231, SF Box 31, Folders 4-11; SF Box 33, Folders 3-26
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1938
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.

Ross, Alexander

Teaching agreement and related materials

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.

Leslie, Kenneth

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.
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