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Alexander E. Kerr fonds

  • MS-2-153, Boxes 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1975

Fonds contains personal documents of Alexander E. Kerr, including sermons, notes, personal writings and essays, certificates and degrees, pamphlets, publications, newspaper clippings, two photographs, and some correspondence.

Kerr, Alexander Enoch

Archibald Woodbury McLelan fonds

  • MS-2-87, SF Box 18, Folders 32-33
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1869

Fonds comprises business correspondence, bills of lading, receipts, and miscellaneous papers connected to McLelan's shipping business.

McLelan, Archibald Woodbury, 1824-1890

Blackburn family fonds

  • MS-2-10, SF Box 13, Folders 5-8
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1949

Fonds consists of two farm ledgers (1894-1936 and 1899-1906), one farm inventory (1899), one notebook containing estate inventories and administrative accounts (1837-1875), and one notebook containing a weather diary (1949). Fonds also contains mi...

Blackburn Family

Business correspondence and balance sheet of Captain Alfred Gould

  • MS-2-86, SF Box 18, Folder 31
  • File
  • 1885, 1899

File consists of business and professional correspondence from various writers, including Captain Stewart Gould (some photocopies). There is also a balance sheet (ca. 1881-1888) showing loans, payments, and ships' earnings.

Gould, Alfred, Captain, 1841-1896

Business correspondence of John M. Blaikie

  • MS-2-85, SF Box 18, Folder 30
  • File
  • 1860-1902

File consists of correspondence regarding Blaikie's mercantile and shipbuilding businesses.

Blaikie, John M., 1837-1929

Captain Charles Davison fonds

  • MS-4-146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1938, predominant 1910-1930

This fonds contains a small volume of financial records relating to Charles Davison's grocery business in Hansport, Nova Scotia, including invoices, promissory notes and account statements. There is also a photograph of Davison and a copy of ...

Davison, Charles, Captain, 1854-1938

Catherine Creighton and family fonds

  • MS-2-656
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1989

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 ...

Creighton Family

Charles Macdonald fonds

  • MS-2-42, SF Box 24; SF Box 18, Folders 1-13
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1901

Fonds consists of handwritten and printed sermons and lectures and an open letter to the Chancellor of the University of Halifax (1877). It also includes a convocation address (1870) and the order of service for Macdonald's funeral (1901).

Macdonald, Charles

Charles Tupper letters

  • MS-2-75, SF Box 18, Folder 26
  • File
  • 1887, 1911

File consists of two handwritten letters by Charles Tupper. One letter is an 1887 letter of introduction to Sir Andrew Clark regarding Mr. Freeborn, a Canadian medical student in London. The second letter was written in 1911 to Mrs. J. Ross Smith ...

Tupper, Charles, Sir, 1821-1915

David Reid Photograph Collection

  • PG-2-202, PB 5, Folders 1-13
  • Collection
  • 1931

Collection includes aerial photographs of Halifax, Parrsboro, Amherst, Annapolis Royal, Kentville, Clarence, and Weymouth area. Variant title: Richard McCully Aerial Photograph Collection.

Reid, David

Deeds for sale of lands in Pictou County to John Ives Meagher

  • MS-2-145, SF Box 25, Folder 6
  • File
  • 1875-1876

File contains two indentures evidencing the sale of lands in Pictou County. The first indenture (dated 1875) records a land sale from Robert Moran to John Ives Meagher. The second indenture (dated 1876) records a sale from Alexander and Sarah A. M...

Meagher, John Ives, fl. 1875-1876

Guest books of Malachy Bowes Daly

  • MS-2-19, SF Box 14, Folders 1-2
  • File
  • 1890-1900

File consists of two guest books (1890-1893 and 1897-1900) printed for Daly and his wife, used during his time as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Daly, Malachy Bowes, 1836-1920

Halifax Visiting Dispensary fonds

  • MS-13-84
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1966

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, and administrative records such as annual reports and inventories.

Halifax Visiting Dispensary.

Hid treasure, or the labours of a deacon, and other poems : [manuscript]

  • MS-2-158, SF Box 19, Folder 7
  • Item
  • [before 1919]

Item is a manuscript of "Hid Treasure, or The Labours of a Deacon and Other Poems" dated April 29, 1919, which is possibly when the pages were taped into the bound scrapbook with the title embossed on the spine. A contents page lists bot...

Fenerty, Charles, 1821-1892

Institute of Public Affairs fonds

  • UA-26
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1996

Fonds consists of textual records created and accumulated by various groups and organizations within the Institute of Public Affairs.. Records include articles, correspondence, minutes, memos, newspaper and magazine clippings, interviews, field no...

Dalhousie University. Institute of Public Affairs

James Baxter fonds

  • MS-2-7, SF Box 13, Folder 4
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1864, 1917

Fonds consists of notes of lectures on logic delivered by James Ross at the Theological Seminary in Truro, Nova Scotia (1860-1861) and on Moral Philosophy at Dalhousie College (1863-1864), as well as certificates of attendance from the 1860s and a...

Baxter, James, 1844

John D. McLeod's registry of ships' protests

  • MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1867-1875

Item is Pictou County Notary Public John McLeod's registery book of protests documenting declarations by ships' masters of circumstances beyond their control which may have given rise to loss or damages.

McLeod, John D., 1838-1920

Jonathan Borden Marsh fonds

  • MS-2-48, SF Box 18, Folder 15
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1886

Fonds consists of Marsh's account book with the barque Vibilia and her owners (1869-1882) as well as pilot and customs papers. Also included is a charter contract for the Ellerslie (1886).

Marsh, Jonathan Borden, Captain, 1841-1934

Joseph Simpson Arnison fonds

  • MS-2-137, SF Box 19, Folder 8; SF Box 27, Folders 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1879

Fonds consists of promissary notes, an order from David M. Lead to Charles Irving, and cheques. These materials date between 1858 to 1879. The fonds also contains agreements from 1863 to 1876 as well as business correspondence.

Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892

Joseph Simpson Harris fonds

  • MS-2-147, SF Box 25, Folders 4-5 ; SF Box 26 ; SF Box 39, Folder 6
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1928

Fonds comprises writs of execution, auction registers, papers regarding the barque Redento (1895), and correspondence (primarily postcards) reflecting Harris's work as High Sheriff for Pictou County.

Harris, Joseph Simpson, 1852-1934

Judith Fingard fonds

  • MS-2-713.2014-031
  • Accession
  • Bulk, 1975-1998

The records in this accession include notes and photocopied primary materials relating to Judith Fingard's research on seamen in 19th-century Eastern Canada, the Halifax retail liquor trade in the 19th and early 20th centuries, James Robinson...

Fingard, Judith

Lecture notes of James M. Carmichael

  • MS-2-17, SF Box 13, Folder 13
  • File
  • 1871-1872

File consists of notes from lectures on political economy delivered by Reverend James Ross, Principal of Dalhousie College 1863-1885.

Carmichael, James M.

Letter from Lewis Williams to John McGregor

  • MS-2-97, SF Box 41, Folder 16
  • Item
  • 1840

Item is a letter to John McGregor from Judge Lewis M. Williams of Windsor, Nova Scotia regarding his assistance in forwarding items to Liverpool.

McGregor, John

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

Letter to Mrs. William Clarke from her cousin

  • MS-2-150, SF Box 27, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1878

Item is a black-bordered letter written to [Maria?] Clarke from her cousin in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia relating the news of her sister's death and funeral.

Clarke, Mrs. William, fl. 1878

Letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin

  • MS-2-74, SF Box 18, Folder 24
  • File
  • 1854-1855

File consists of four letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin. Austin was Tobin's schoolmate at Stonyhurst College from 1849-1852 and later served as Poet Laureate of England (1896-1913).

Austin, Alfred

Letters to John Young from his son, William Young

  • MS-2-80, SF Box 18, Folder 28
  • File
  • 1815, 1833

File consists of one handwritten letter (1833) to John Young from his son and business agent, William Young, and a transcription of an earlier letter (1815) from William.

Young, John, 1773-1837

Manuscript of "The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton" by M.D. Morrison

  • MS-2-165, SF Box 25, Folder 43
  • Item
  • 1931

Item is a manuscript of an unpublished article titled "The Early Scotch Settlers of Cape Breton" written for presentation to the "Literary branch of the Guild" in Dominion, Nova Scotia. Attached is a letter written by Morrison ...

Morrison, Murdoch Daniel, Dr., 1868-1946

Minute book of the Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24

  • MS-2-14, SF Box 13, Folder 11
  • Item
  • 1848

Item is the division's minute book from 1848 to 1862, which include a letter dated 1864 regarding a charge against Jasper Journeay for violating the Sons of Temperance constitution.

Sons of Temperance, Columbia Division No. 24.

Note from John J. MacKenzie regarding a class cancellation

  • MS-2-44, SF Box 18, Folder 14
  • Item
  • 1878

Item is a note from J.J. MacKenzie to an unnamed colleague regarding his class cancellation due to illness and making reference to an impending guest lecture by Sir W. Young.

Mackenzie, John James, 1847-1879

Notebooks of Bertha and Minna Liechti

  • MS-2-37, SF Box 15, Folder 3
  • File
  • 1866-1902

File consists of three notebooks (ca. 1887-1894) of lecture notes on geography, advanced German, literature, and psychology. It also includes Mima Liechti's notebook (1866-1869) recording visits made and/or received and lists of members and a...

Liechti, Bertha E. Susanna, b. 1871

Notes of Mrs. Gordon Cowan on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia

  • MS-2-173, SF Box 14, Folder 7
  • File
  • [1966]-[1967]

File consists of genealogical notes on the Rettie family of Truro, Nova Scotia, with a particular focus on Captain Alexander Rose Rettie and the wreck of his vessel "Forest Chief." Also included are a family tree, photocopies of research...

Cowan, Mrs. Gordon

O'Brien Family fonds

  • MS-4-242
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1876

The fonds consists predominantly of correspondence and vessel papers. The fonds also contains records that document the family's business activity, particularly that of Joseph O’Brien.

O'Brien Family

Oland family fonds

  • MS-2-135
  • Fonds
  • 1870-2010

Fonds consists of various personal records, including correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, slides, negatives, an artifact, and legal and financial records. Some business records from Oland and Son Limited and its affiliated companies are also ...

Oland Family

Papers of William A. Major on the Halifax Curling Club

  • MS-2-167, SF Box 27, Folder 32
  • File
  • 1923

File consists of a brief manuscript essay on Halifax Curling Club's history, the 1923 end-of-season report, and an excerpt from a published pamphlet called "Curliana Memorabilia."

Major, William Azor, 1860-1926

Papers relating to the estate of James MacIntosh

  • MS-2-141, SF Box 27, Folder 44
  • File
  • 1842, 1845

File consists of an account statement and letter from the Pictou Probate Office dated 1842 relating to fees owed on the estate of James MacIntosh, who died in the 1820s.

MacIntosh, James, fl. 1800

Personal archives of Alexander and John D. Cameron

  • MS-2-138, SF Box 39, Folder 5
  • File
  • 1851-1896

File contains papers relating to the appointment as Postmaster of Alexander Cameron and John D. Cameron and two letters to Misses Sara and Jessie Cameron.

Cameron, Alexander, fl. 1851-1896

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society fonds

  • MS-2-62, SF Box 19, Folders 1-3
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1861

Fonds consists of materials related to the Pictou Literary and Scientific Society and includes four volumes of documents containing the society’s rules, minutes, and journal.

Pictou Literary and Scientific Society.

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