File MS-14-32, MS-14, Box 130, Folder 8 - Reflections / A.E. Roland : [manuscript]

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Reflections / A.E. Roland : [manuscript]

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description



Reference code

MS-14-32, MS-14, Box 130, Folder 8

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • 1971 (Creation)
    Roland, Albert E.

Physical description area

Physical description

1 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Albert E. Roland was Provincial Botanist for the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Professor Emeritus of Biology at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. Born in Aylesford, Kings County, in 1911, he graduated from Acadia University with a BA in 1931 before attending University of Toronto to study plant pathology, earning an MA in 1936, and then the University of Wisconsin, where he was granted a PhD in 1944.

In 1944 he joined the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and started teaching at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College. He was an active researcher and writer and published prolifically, including the seminal Flora of Nova Scotia (1944), which was revised in 1988 as Roland's Flora of Nova Scotia (ed. Marian Zink); Geological Background and Physiogeography of Nova Scotia (1982); and, with Randal Olson, Spring Wildflowers (1993). The herbarium collection at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College is named in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the understanding of Nova Scotia's natural history.

Albert Roland was a member of the Nova Scotia Institute of Science, the Agricultural Institute of Canada, the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists, and the Canadian Botanical Association. He served as president of the Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists (1958-1959) and became a fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada in 1971. Named as one of thirty outstanding graduates of Acadia University between 1910-1960, he was granted an honorary DSc from Acadia (1972), the centennial medal (1967) and an LLD from Dalhousie University (1980). He died in September 1991 in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Custodial history


Scope and content

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Materials do not circulate and must be used in the MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials


Further accruals are not expected.

General note

Presented by A. E. Roland at the annual Extension Conference in 1971

General note

Preferred citation: Reflections / A.E. Roland : [manuscript], MS-14-32, Box 130, Folder 8, Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description



Level of detail


Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017 (creation)

Language of description

  • English

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Physical Location

  • Box: MS-14-32, MS-14, Box 130