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Raddall, Thomas H., 1903-1994
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Assorted documents and photographs of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains articles by Joyce Barkhouse (and others) for the Wesley Knox United Church, including "For Mothers and Others"; the announcements of the Thomas H. Raddall endowment at Dalhousie University Libraries; family postcards; photographs of Joyce Barkhouse; correspondence; printouts of Google search results for Joyce Barkhouse; magazines featuring her writing (including 10 "Canadian Boy" magazines with installments of her story "Purple Cloak"); programs from the Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children's Literature (1991); newspaper clippings; Janet Barkhouse's nomination of her mother for the Order of Nova Scotia; and a draft of "Doctor's Daughter."

Correspondence from family and friends of Joyce Barkhouse

File contains letters from various relatives and friends of Joyce Barkhouse, including Kari (granddaughter), Margaret "Peggy" Atwood, Care, Claire Mackay, Dr. Charlie Ells (cousin), Dr. Carl Atwood, Heather MacDonald, Joyce's mother, Alex Hickey (granddaughter), Irene E. Aubrey, Thomas Raddall, Kathleen Hickey (granddaughter), Lorenda Barkhouse (granddaughter), Kari (granddaughter), Helen Gyles, Margaret (sister), and Lillian E. Hendry (teacher at Woodville school). The file also contains a letter from Joyce to her sister Kaye (Kathleen), written at age 18.

The dreamers : [manuscripts and correspondence]

File includes facsimiles of published stories and draft manuscripts of unpublished stories, draft and edited manuscripts of John Bell's foreword. File also includes editorial correspondence from Thomas Raddall and John Bell to Lesley Choyce.

Scrapbook page with photographs of T.H. Raddall, Sr. with a rifle division, and Thomas Head Raddall working aboard ships

Item may have been a page in one of Thomas Head Raddall's photograph albums. Two of the photographs are duplicates from Thomas Head Raddall's photograph album, 1917-1927. The bottom middle and bottom right pictures were taken aboard the S.S. Watuka, while the bottom left may have been taken on the cable-ship Mackay-Bennett.

Photographic negative of Thomas Head Raddall sitting at the desk in his study with a bookshelf, decorative ship, mounted rifles, display of military medals, and a large painting on the wall behind him

Item, a negative, is related to material found in Thomas Head Raddall's photograph album, 1944-1961, and to MS-2-202, Box 54, Folder 5, Items 2-9 in subseries Thomas Head Raddall's loose photographs. Item is a duplicate of the print photograph MS-2-202, Box 54, Folder 5, Item 3 in subseries Thomas Head Raddall's loose photographs.

Davies, Frances

Photographic negative of Thomas Head Raddall writing at the desk in his study with a decorative ship and rifles mounted on the wall behind him

Item, a negative, is a duplicate of a print photograph in Thomas Head Raddall's photograph album, 1944-1961 and MS-2-202, Box 54, Folder 5, Item 9, and related to MS-2-202, Box 54, Folder 5, Items 2-8 in subseries Thomas Head Raddall's loose photographs.

Davies, Frances

Correspondence with Natural Heritage and Rockcliffe Publishing

File contains royalty reports, draft agreements with handwritten annotations, and correspondence. The documents relate to Joyce Barkhouse's books Pit Pony, Saga of the Dark One, George Dawson: The Little Giant, and A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall.

Charles Bruce fonds

  • MS-2-297
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 1974
Fonds consists of the personal papers of Charles Bruce, including a scrapbook, notebooks, personal and professional correspondence, published and unpublished work, and research materials and notes.

Bruce, Charles Tory

Photographs of display cases

File contains four photographs on a contact sheet and a strip of negatives. The photographs show two display cases containing information and items related to Thomas Raddall and Charles Bruce.

Book histories for books by Joyce Barkhouse

File contains written histories of various uses and publications of books by Joyce Barkhouse, termination and publication agreements, correspondence, and some photocopied newspaper clippings of reviews. Books referenced in this file include: The Witch of Port LaJoye, A Name for Himself: A Biography of Thomas Head Raddall, Yesterday's Children, George Dawson, The Little Giant (originally called The Little Doctor), Anna's Pet (with Margaret Atwood), and Smallest Rabbit. The file also includes the brochure for an exhibit at the Mary E. Black Gallery by the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design of "The Lorenzen Pottery, Ernst and Alma Lorenzen: Contributions to Nova Scotia Craft Since 1949."

Thomas Head Raddall photograph album 1

Item consists of an album with 401 photographs taken between 1917 and 1927 by Raddall and others. Subjects include Raddall's family and friends; the Halifax explosion, T.H. Raddall, Sr.'s death in W.W.I; Raddall's career as a wireless operator with various ships, crew members, and waterways; the fauna on Sable Island; Raddall's marriage to Edith Freeman; and vacations, hunting, and fishing trips with friends and family across the province of Nova Scotia.

Thomas Head Raddall photograph album 2

Item consists of an album with 206 photographs taken between 1929 and 1941 by Raddall and others. Subjects include Raddall and friends and family; Raddall and Edith's vacation to Bermuda; Raddall and friends boating, and taking camping, hunting and fishing trips across Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; historical artifacts including a -pound canon; images from a 1933 performance of "Three Live Ghosts" put on in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and in which Raddall acted; and Edith Raddall with her children, Tommy and Frances.

Photographic negatives of a Bob Chancery cartoon, Thomas Head Raddall in radio interviews, a commemorative scroll dedicated to T.H. Raddall, Sr., the surrender of the German submarine U-889, Thomas Head Raddall receiving the T.H. Raddall prize plaque, and standing with the Cadet Corps and headmaster of King's Collegiate School, and the Highland dancers of Liverpool, Nova Scotia

Items, negatives, are related to material found in Thomas Head Raddall's photograph album [between 1940 and 1959], and to MS-2-202, Oversized 8, Folder 13 and MS-2-202, Box 55, Folder 12, Item 3 in subseries Thomas Head Raddall's loose photographs. Items are duplicate to MS-2-202, Oversized Box 8 Folder 13 and materials found in Thomas Head Raddall's photograph albums 1941-1953 and 1944-1961.