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Trout tales : chronicles of the Izaak Walton Club of Dalhousie University

  • 2015-016, Item 1
  • Item
  • 1984

Item is an account of the Izaak Walton Club of Dalhousie University, written by John G. Aldous in 1984. The account chronicles the fishing trips and other activities of some prominent individuals in Dalhousie's history. The account was compiled by Donald Gordon in 2013.

Aldous, John G.

Drawing of sterling silver fish that adorn the base of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing of the silver fish that adorn the base of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing, by R.L. de C.H. Saunders, shows an orthographic projection and a bird's-eye view of the fish, which were added to the mace to recognize the primary source of the local economy. The bird's-eye view shows a seashell between the fish tails that was not incorporated into the mace when it was built by A.H. MacMillan.

Drawing of circular scene at the base of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders that shows Saunders' design for a circular scene carved into the base of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing shows the "deep gutter between sky and sea" and a sea nymph "calling across the waves toward the setting sun in representation of the impulse that led navigators to sail westward to our shores."

Drawing of circlet of mayflowers carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for a circlet of mayflowers that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The mayflowers symbolize the province and the "flowering new civilization therein which led to the establishment of the university."

Drawing of Scottish earl's coronet carved into the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for the five-rayed Scottish earl's coronet that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and other notes written in pencil. The coronet is included in the mace "in recognition of the University founder, the 9th Earl of Dalhousie." This part of the mace was carved into a piece of oak cut from the estate of the Earl of Dalhousie.

Drawing of the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements and other notes written in pencil. The Celtic cross is set atop the cap of the coronet that forms the uppermost part of the mace head.

Drawing of the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace

Item is a pencil drawing by R.L. de C.H. Saunders. The drawing illustrates Saunders' design for the sterling silver Celtic cross that adorns the head of the Dalhousie University mace. The drawing includes measurements other notes written in pencil. The Celtic cross is set atop the cap of the coronet that forms the uppermost part of the mace head. This drawing shows the University motto "Ora et Labora" and the five points of the coronet surrounding the Celtic cross.

The Dalhousian, Volume 1, Issue 4

Item is Volume 1, Issue 4 of "The Dalhousian," a newspaper published by students of Dalhousie University as part of a fundraising campaign for a new students' building. The issue features a photograph of and an article about D. MacGillivray, the manager of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, who was elected treasurer by the student body.

The Dalhousian, Volume 1, Issue 1

Item is Volume 1, Issue 1 of "The Dalhousian," a newspaper published by students of Dalhousie University as part of a fundraising campaign for a new students' building. The issue features articles about why the campaign was started and how.

The Dalhousian, Volume 1, Issue 2

Item is Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Dalhousian, a newspaper published by Dalhousie University students as part of a fundraising campaign for a students' building. The issue features a photograph of Richard Weldon, the retiring dean of the law school, and an article about a presentation made to him at an alumni dinner.

The Dalhousian, Volume 1, Issue 3

Item is Volume 1, Issue 3 of "The Dalhousian," a newspaper published by students of Dalhousie University as part of a fundraising campaign for a new students' building. The issue features a drawing of the proposed students' building and an article about plans to raise $50,000.

The Dalhousian, Volume 1, Issue 5

Item is Volume 1, Issue 1 of "The Dalhousian," a newspaper published by students of Dalhousie University as part of a fundraising campaign for a new students' building. The issue features articles and drawings about a push for donations that took place July 6-12.

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