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Alan Creighton fonds

  • MS-2-701
  • Fonds
  • 1845-2001

Fonds includes Alan Creighton's diaries, which cover many of the years from 1920 to 2000. Writings from the period 1920 to 1954 (many undated) are mainly short stories and poems. These writings include handwritten and typed, complete and incomplete, and published and unpublished works. There is also some correspondence throughout as well as copies of his two books of poetry. The fonds includes writings with titles such as "About Poetry," "Poetry Courses," "Thoughts," "Music & Art," and "Bedford Basin." His notebooks include evidence of a variety of courses taken, including French and Greek, music, poetry, and art (both practice and history, including Chinese art). There is also a record of his art sales from 1964 to 1999. Personal and family documents are included in the fonds.

Alan Creighton's artwork is extensive and primarily in the form of sketches and watercolours, with a few oil paintings. Many of his sketches are in albums, many of which are used exclusively for one particular aspect of his studies. For example, album labels include "People," "Trees," "Skies," "Rock Formations," "Buildings," "Railway Sketches" (scenes from train journeys), and "Outdoors." Others identify a place and time and include such labels as "At the Zoo," "Nova Scotian Sketches 1951," "South Shore 1982," and "Toronto 1996." Still others contain a mixture of styles and themes. There are also numerous loose sketches and watercolours which have been loosely arranged into similar groupings such as "Clouds," "Boats," "Flowers," and so forth. Photograph albums include photos of family and of scenes taken by Alan as a reference for future paintings.

Included with Alan Creighton’s personal items are papers, writings, art, and memorabilia belonging to his friend and roommate Christine Eyles, who died without heirs. Some relate to her employment as a violinist in England and in Toronto, Ontario and some contain her poetry, plays, and artwork (in sketchbooks and on loose paper). Published and handwritten music scores, mostly for the violin, are also included. A photograph album contains many formal portraits of family and friends taken in England in the early 20th century. Records also include papers by and about her father, Charles Eyles, a famous violin-maker. Such materials include advertisements, brochures, and letters attesting to the high quality of his craftsmanship.

Creighton, Alan

Arthur Lismer sketch of his daughter, Marjorie : [drawing]

Part is an original Arthur Lismer pencil sketch of his daughter, Marjorie. The drawing is on the reverse of what was probably an early study for a portrait of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie commissioned for One hundred years of Dalhousie, 1818–1918 (1920), and a second partial outline of Mackenzie's face can be seen very faintly upside down beneath the drawing of Esther.

Commonplace book of geographical terms and racial attributes

  • MS-2-152, SF Box 32, Folder 1
  • Item
  • [18--]
Item is a 19th-century notebook in copperplate script containing descriptions of geographical properties and racial attributes, with some associated maps or schemas. Some pages contain what appear to be later additions of poetry or notes and sketches in pencil by a different hand.

Donald Alexander Campbell fonds

  • MS-13-6, SF Box 54, Folders 7-9 ; SF Box 56, Folders 9-11 ; SF Box 57, Folders 1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1955
Fonds consists of registration cards and student tickets from Dalhousie Medical School and articles about Dr. Campbell. Fonds also contains papers regarding his medical practice, including correspondence, medical notes with sketches, personal notes and patient records. Two obituaries of Dr. Campbell are included in the fonds.

Campbell, Donald Alexander, Dr., 1984-1917

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 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 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 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 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.

Scrapbook

The file consists of a scrapbook of agricultural activity in Nova Scotia from 1900 to 1949. Entries include pencil drawings of animals and plants, newspaper clippings, pictures of NSAC buildings, breeds, and events on campus as well as agricultural events around Nova Scotia from the NS Dept. of Agriculture Annual reports.

Sketch of Ellen Ballon

File contains a photograph of a sketch of Ellen Ballon by Kathleen Shackleton, completed in Montreal.

Two sketches by Arthur Lismer : [drawings]

Item is a single sheet of tracing paper, torn from a sketchbook, with original Arthur Lismer pencil sketches on both sides. The verso contains a sketch of Arthur Stanley Mackenzie laid out on a grid, and the recto has a very faint partial drawing of the same subject, overlaid by a more assertive sketch of Lismer's wife, Esther.

William Inglis Morse Manuscript Collection

  • MS-6
  • Collection
  • 1545-1900
The collection assembled by William Morse reflected his research interests and his ideas on what works should be available for consultation by serious scholars. The exploration and early settlement of Acadia, the history of the Maritimes, the evolution of printing, the book arts, important classics in both the humanities and the sciences, the works of Bliss Carman and George Santayana, works about General James Wolfe, and Norse legends are the major research fields represented in the collection.

Morse, William Inglis