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Thomas McCulloch collection

  • MS-2-40
  • Collection
  • 1801 - 1843, 1955

Collection contains both original records and reproductions of materials related to Reverend Thomas McCulloch. Items include a glass plate etching of McCulloch, microfilm copies of his books, a sample of his shorthand, a ticket to a lecture given ...

McCulloch, Thomas, 1776-1843

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 hu...

John Stewart fonds

  • MS-13-39, Boxes 1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1943

Fonds consists of notebooks, correspondence, books, articles, a photograph, and artifacts.

Stewart, John, Lt. Col. Dr.

J. D. B. Fraser fonds

  • MS-4-28
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1909

Fonds contains the records of druggist J. D. B. Fraser, including receipts and invoices (1894); a ledger that was used by Fraser and MacKenna (1909); correspondence (1846-1855); the bank book of Jas A. Fraser (1899-1907); day books; prescription b...

J.D.B. Fraser & Sons.

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

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.

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, 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

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 scarv...

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

George Geddie Patterson

  • MS-2-196, SF Box 32, Folder 2-3
  • Fonds
  • 1853, 1923

Fonds comprises notes on the students of William Lyall at the Free Church College, Halifax (1852-53), and a copy of Lyall's pamphlet, The Philosophy of Thought (1853). There are also two personal letters.

Patterson, George Geddie, 1864-1951

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

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

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

Acadia Coal Company fonds

  • MS-4-149, SF Box 1, Folder 13
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1870; 1896-1897

Fonds contains William McKenzie's notebook and several loose sheets detailing timber purchases; three memos to William McKenzie, including one from Jessie Hoyt, who managed the company; the second [1896] and third [1898] published annual repo...

McKenzie, William

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

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-2-3...

Waldren Studios Photograph Collection

  • PC2
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1870]-[ca. 1975]

Collection contains over 55,000 glass plate negatives, film negatives, and prints from the Waldren Studios of New Glasgow and Antigonish, Nova Scotia. The majority of these negatives are portraits, nearly all of which are identified and dated. A n...

Waldren Photographic Studios

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

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-2-3...

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

D. Logan and Co. fonds

  • MS-4-29
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1918

File contains records of grocers D. Logan and Co., including invoices (1881-1883); cancelled cheques (1918); price lists; day books (1872-1900); correspondence (1872-1876); postcards (1877); ledgers (1872-1900); bills; newspaper clippings; and oth...

D. Logan and Co.

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-...

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 ...

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

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 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...

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. Negative also available: PC-2-3...

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

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

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