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Popery condemned by the scripture and the fathers

Item is a microform copy of Thomas McCulloch's book "Popery condemned by the scripture and the fathers : being a refutation of the principal popish doctrines and assertions maintained in the remarks on the Rev. Mr. Stanser's examination of the Rev. Mr. Burke's letters of instruction to the Catholic missionaries of Nova Scotia and in the reply to Rev. Mr. Cochran's fifth and last letter to Mr. Burke, etc."

Popery again condemned by scripture and the fathers

Item is a microform copy of Thomas McCulloch's book, "Popery again condemned by scripture and the fathers : being a reply to a part of the popish doctrines and assertions contained on the refutation, and in the review of Dr. Cochran's letters, by the Rev. Edmund Burke, V.G. Que."

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

Notebook of George Renny Young

  • MS-2-212, SF Box 32, Folder 4
  • Item
  • 1838
Fonds consists of a notebook belonging to George Young containing a report on emigration from Germany and personal journal entries.

Young, George Renny, 1802-1853

Papers relating to the estate of James MacIntosh

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

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).

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.

Photograph of skutching flax

Item is a copy of a photograph annotated: "(Skutching Flax) Pictou Co. 1847". The photograph shows three individuals, full pose. One individual is wearing a hat and pressing flax on a wooden machine, and two individuals are wearing scarves on their heads and working with flax inside a wooden building. Print copy is available: PC-2-333-69.

Reproduction of a pastel drawing of Thomas McCulloch

Item is a reproduction of a pastel drawing of Thomas McCulloch, the first president of Dalhousie University. The drawing was produced by Munro of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The original drawing was created by Daniel Munro in 1850, after an older drawing hanging in Wellington Presbyterian Church in Glasgow, Scotland. The drawing was given to Dalhousie as a centennial gift by Isabella McCulloch in 1939.

Annotated copy of Memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D.

  • MS-2-215, SF Box 32, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1859
Item is a memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor published in 1859 by George Patterson. Item includes corrections, annotations and loose notes made by Patterson.

Patterson, George, The Reverend, 1824-1897

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.

Pictou - landscape

View across the harbour of the town of Pictou, taken from Pictou Landing where a sailing ship is partially visible at a wharf. Print copy is included. Safety negative and print copy also filed as: PC-2-335-6. Larger print copy is available: PC-2-334-14

Photograph of the Dalhousie Pit

Item is a photograph of buildings and equipment at the Dalhousie Pit in Stellarton. Acadia Coal Company opened the Dalhousie Pit on the Foord Seam in 1850. The mine was destroyed by fire in 1870. A negative is available: PC-2-318-66.

Pictou - landscape

View across the harbour of the town of Pictou, taken from Pictou Landing where a sailing ship is partially visible at a wharf. Print copy is included. Negative is available: PC-2-315-7. Safety negative and smaller print copy also available: PC-2-335-6.

Pictou - landscape

View across the harbour of the town of Pictou, taken from Pictou Landing where a sailing ship is partially visible at a wharf. Print copy is included. Dry plate negative and print also filed as: PC-2-315-7. Large print copy is available: PC-2-334-14

Westville - Drummond Colliery - Explosion

View of a mine site after an explosion. Damaged mine buildings and a pile of coal are in the background. Tree stumps and logs litter the area in front. A safety negative is also included. Wet plate negative and safety negative also filed as: PC-2-300-115

New Glasgow - post-fire

View of New Glasgow after the fire of April 19, 1874. One complete block has been destroyed down to the foundations, along with portions of two others. Several firemen and a few other men are surveying the destruction. A factory chimney stands at one edge. One a fence three advertisements are visible, two of which read: "Use Brown's Bronchial …", "Use household panacea …"

New Glasgow - post fire

View of New Glasgow after the fire of April 19, 1874. One complete block has been destroyed down to the foundations, along with portions of two others. Negative also available: PC-2-317-16

New Glasgow - post-fire

View of New Glasgow after the fire of April 19, 1874. One complete block has been destroyed down to the foundations, along with portions of two others. Print copy also available: PC-2-334-5

New Glasgow - post-fire

A group of men, women and children, wearing hats and caps, standing in the foreground in front of the area destroyed in New Glasgow by the fire of April 19, 1874. A fire-carriage is in the centre of the group

New Glasgow - post-fire

A group of men and boys, wearing hats and caps, standing in the foreground in front of the area destroyed in New Glasgow by the fire of April 19, 1874. Two horse-drawn carriages are visible at the edge of the group. Print copy also available: PC-2-334-6

Sailing Ship - "Steinvora"

Three-masted sailing ship "Steinvora", built at the Carmichael yard, registered in Pictou, docked in a community with scattered buildings ashore, and a small paddle boat beside it. Negative is available: PC-2-317-28

Sailing Ship - "Steinvora"

Three-masted sailing ship "Steinvora", built at the Carmichael yard, registered in Pictou, docked in a community with scattered buildings ashore, and a small paddle boat beside it. Print copy is available: PC-2-334-18

Sailing Ship - "Steinvora"

Three-masted sailing ship "Steinvora", built at the Carmichael yard, registered in Pictou, docked in a community with scattered buildings ashore, and a small paddle boat beside it. Print copy is available: PC-2-334-19

Sailing Ship - "Steinvora"

Three-masted sailing ship "Steinvora", built at the Carmichael yard, registered in Pictou, docked in a community with scattered buildings ashore, and a small paddle boat beside it. Negative is available: PC-2-317-27

John D. McLeod's register of ships' protests

  • MS-2-125, SF Box 19, Folder 6
  • Item
  • 1867-1875
Item is Pictou County Notary Public John McLeod's register of protests documenting declarations by ships' masters of circumstances beyond their control which may have given rise to loss or damages.

McLeod, John D.

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. McKenzie to John Ives Meagher.

Meagher, John Ives, fl. 1875-1876

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 1858-1879. The fonds also contains agreements from 1863-1876 as well as business correspondence.

Arnison, Joseph Simpson, 1820-1892

New Glasgow Post Office

Post Office building in New Glasgow, with two men, one of whom is in uniform standing by the doorway. A telegraph pole with a street lamp are in the foreground. Print copy is also available: PC-2-334-27
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