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Aileen Meagher fonds

  • MG 1 vols. 2994-2999, 3360-3361 and Accession 1988-221
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1987, predominant [195-]-1987

Fonds consists of correspondence, scrapbooks, and other records documenting Meagher's career as an athlete and artist and her personal activities and interests. Correspondence includes letters from friends, including artist Olga Douglas, Father Joseph Murray Abraham and friends at the St. Alphonsus mission school in India, and a few letters written by Meagher to other artists. Other records include postcards, poems, art exhibit notices and catalogues, newspaper clippings and other published material, diary, and ephemera. Fonds also contains photographs and postcards used in the production of Meagher's artwork, and her working drawings, drawings, and sketchbooks featuring Nova Scotian coastal villages, fishing scenes, ships, town and country landscapes, Halifax, trees, flora, and scenes of Europe, particularly Ireland and Irish crosses. There are also a small number of photographs of Meagher, friends in Halifax and India, and the St. Alphonsus Mission School.

Meagher, Aileen

Albert Pearl and Mather Byles Pearl fonds

  • 2008-043
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1920

Fonds consists of five diaries kept by the Pearls in their capacity as lighthouse keepers for the Department of Marine, Canada - Lighthouse Service. The contents of the fonds record times when the lights were lit, extinguished and the total time in operation for the lighthouse on Green Island (subsequently Pearl Island), Nova Scotia, at the mouth of St. Margarets Bay. The diaries also include observations about the weather and winds.

Pearl, Albert

Alexander H. Leighton fonds

  • accession 1988-413; moving images: Fc2013-Fc2052, Fc2065-Fc2076, Fc2086-Fc2112, Fb2377-2378.
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1974, predominant 1950-1953

Fonds consists of photographs (negatives, contact prints, selected enlargements, and slides) created and accumulated in the course of the Stirling County Study directed by Leighton. The fonds consists primarily of prints and negatives taken by chief photographer John Collier Jr. which depict Digby County, Nova Scotia, including the communities of Digby, Bear River, Cape St. Marys, Freeport, Westport, Weymouth, and numerous others. Includes images of traditional industries (agriculture, fishing, logging, and family businesses), family, social, and religious events, schools, churches, housing, residents, and general views and landscapes. Other photographs include aerial views of the study site taken by the Royal Canadian Air Force; scenes of Digby County from various sources; the Navajo community at Fruitland, New Mexico, USA, relating to a parallel study at Cornell University; and a small number of photographs accumulated by Leighton during his travels to Europe and Africa. Fonds also includes 16mm film reels containing mostly raw footage and work prints relating to the study in Digby and parallel studies in Nigeria and New York, as well as two documentary films shot by Leighton; one film entitled "Porpoise Oil" was produced in collaboration with the Mi'kmaq of the Bear River Reserve in 1936 and features a re-enactment of traditional hunting methods.

Leighton, Alexander H.

Bob Brooks fonds

  • Accession 1989-468; 1992-481; 1993-469; 1995-358; micro: 264, 265, 266
  • Fonds
  • 1946, 1956-1995

Fonds consists of photographs (negatives, prints, contact sheets, slides and transparencies) created by Brooks in the course of his photojournalism assignments. Fonds also contains related correspondence, scrapbooks, and publications which feature his photographs and stories. A significant portion of his work focuses on the Atlantic Provinces, particularly Nova Scotia, with emphasis on industries, historic communities and events, prominent people, and human interest stories involving the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children and Africville. Also contains scrapbooks compiled by Brooks' mother, available on microfilm.

Brooks, Bob, 1927-1999

Buckley family

  • Accession no. 1985-386
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of photographs of Guysborough and vicinity and Buckley family and friends, predominantly by William Buckley and his children, Mary, Edith and Walter. Their photographs of Guysborough and vicinity, taken for both personal and commercial purposes, document the growth and development of Guysborough over fifty years. They depict commercial and residential buildings, streets, harbour, general views, shipping, school activities, community events, fires, outdoor hockey and curling, yachting regattas at Guysborough and Canso, building and bridge construction, farms and livestock, mills, Guysborough Railway survey, 193rd Regiment leaving Guysborough, 1916 and visit of Governor-General Byng, 1923. Also includes negatives left by others for printing, such as school field day, 1932, by Mrs. Erdine Harris and Larry's River and Charlos Cove by Rev. A.H. Cormier. Buckley family photographs included informal portraits of them and their friends and reflect their interests, particularly boating, building working model boats, gardening, and other outdoor activities such as sledding and skating.

Buckley (family)

Charitable Irish Society fonds

  • MG 20 vols. 61-70, 344-347, 1300, 1360, 1499; MG 100 vol. 26 4, MG 100 vol. 74 27, MG 100 vol.158 11, Library AK F90 .C37; Library v/f Vol 57 9,10; 1997-119, 2002-046, 2003-053, and 2010-034
  • Fonds
  • 1786-2009

Fonds consists of official records of the society, including executive minutes, committee minutes, constitution and bylaws, financial papers, presidential files, correspondence, and proposals for membership. Also includes programs, addresses and menus for Society events; publications and engravings, and a brief history of the Society compiled in digital format in 2009.

Charitable Irish Society (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Chester Brown fonds

  • Accession 2008-020
  • Fonds
  • 12 December 1917; 16 December 1917

Fonds consists of two letters written to members of Mr. Brown's family in the United States describing the situation in Halifax in the aftermath of the Halifax Harbour Explosion of 1917.

Brown, Chester, [18--]-[19--]

Chipman family fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 181-218; microfilms 9203-9206, 9210-9212, 9215, 9491-9492, 9494-9497, 9509-9514, 9520-9524, 10,154.
  • Fonds
  • 1760-1899

Fonds consists of records documenting the business activities and positions held by the Chipman family in Kings County, N.S., including Ross Chipman, his father, William Henry Chipman, and his great-grandfather, William Allen Chipman. Fonds contains correspondence, deeds, mortgages, and other material relating to Chipman family estates and associated families, 1760-1877; journals, accounts, receipts, and legal records, pertaining to family businesses in Kings County and Halifax, 1847-1899, including Chipman & Co. and W.H. Chipman and Son; assessment rolls, minutes, petitions, and other material relating to the Court of General Sessions and the Inferior Court of Common Pleas, 1761-1865; accounts, labour books, minutes, and other material concerning the construction of dykes, 1760-1834; and records of attendance, lists of supplies and promotions, and company rolls regarding the 68th Kings County Regiment, Reserve Militia of Canada, 1864-1869.

Chipman (family)

Clara Dennis fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 2865-2869; Graphic: 1981-541, 1983-468.
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1957, predominant 1923-[194-?]

Fonds consists of documenting Clara Dennis' career as a reporter and author. Includes notebooks relating to her research of the Mi'kmaq, mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton and other subjects, 1923-1940s; business and personal correspondence, 1905-1942; newspaper clippings pertaining to Halifax and Dalhousie College and medical school, 1924-1947; research notes; addresses; published and unpublished articles; and booklets. Also includes photographs taken on her travels through Nova Scotia, as well as Sable Island, New Brunswick, and the Gaspe Peninsula between 1930 and 1940.

Dennis, Clara, 1881-1958

Don Messer fonds

  • Accession 1998-132
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1973

Fonds consists of textual records, sound recordings and photographs, created and accumulated by Messer during the course of his career from the 1920s until his death. In addition to documenting Messer's career, the fonds also contains a major music library documenting the musical tradition of rural North America, as Messer actively acquired musical scores and recordings from musicians, composers and folklorists throughout North America and Europe. Also includes one film.

Messer, Don, 1909-1973

Easson family fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 3478
  • Fonds
  • 1734-1894, 1924

Fonds consists of records documenting business and personal activities of four generations of the Easson family. Fonds contains correspondence, invoices, receipts, account statements, promissory notes, land conveyances, bills of exchange, licences, survey plans, and other material relating to commercial transactions between Annapolis Royal, New England, Halifax, and Louisbourg; shipping in the 1700s including an incident involving a vessel at Tatamagouche; relations between the French and the Mi'kmaq; mill-work; maintenance of aboiteaux and dykes; local government; and social life and customs of Annapolis Royal. Family members represented include John Easson (1715-1790); son David (1748-1790) and his wife Elizabeth (ca.1750-1841); three of their eight children: David (1773-1812) and David's wife Zeruiah (ca.1790-1845), Thomas (1784-ca.1862), and Alexander (1786-1862); and three of Alexander's children: Deborah (1816-1888), Caroline (1822-1885), and David Stuart Easson (1823-1883). Also includes records of Thomas Prior, a freed slave, who was a neighbour of David Easson (1773-1812).

Easson (family)

Edward A. Bollinger fonds

  • Graphic: 1975-307; Moving images: Fb2504-Fb2508 use Vc1223.
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1959

Fonds consists of negatives taken by Bollinger for his clients while operating The Camera Shop and later Camera Shop of the Maritimes. Subjects include exterior and interior views of businesses in Halifax such as Imperial Oil and Royal Bank and its employees, Victoria General Hospital staff and facilities, societies, churches, hotels, storefronts, Halifax shipyards, naval personnel and events, CHNS radio station events, and wartime housing. Also contains scenes of rural Nova Scotia including the South Shore, Annapolis Valley, and Cape Breton. There are also a small number of personal photographs of Bollinger's family including son Wynn, friends, and social events. The fonds also contains film footage taken by Bollinger while visiting Nova Scotia in the summer of 1934. Images include Halifax Public Gardens and a trip to Isle Haute, Peggy's Cove, "Evangeline" area, re-enactment of Champlain's landing at Port Royal, and the Nova Scotia Guides Meets held at Lake William.

Bollinger, Edward A., 1909-2001

Ernest Buckler fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 2500-2525; Ar 7073; Ar 3619-Ar 3626; Ac 171
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1984, predominant 1952-1979

Fonds consists of records relating to Buckler's literary career and his private life. Fonds contains correspondence with friends and colleagues including Evelyn Garbary, Margaret Bickley, Hans Weber, Claude Bissell, and various family members; published and unpublished short stories and poems by Buckler and other writers; newspaper clippings, chiefly relating to his book reviews; daily journals; notes; post cards; greeting cards; school certificates and notebooks; financial statements; newsletters and other publications; photographs of Buckler, family members and events; sound recordings of interviews, plays, and stories.

Buckler, Ernest, 1908-1984

Ethel Jane Bond and Murray Kellough fonds

  • Accession no. 2010-015
  • Fonds
  • 16 December 1917

Fonds consists of a pass for access for the devastated area issued by the City of Halifax and a sixteen page hand-written letter by Ethel Jean Bond to her uncle, Murray Kellough, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In her letter she describes the devastation of the Halifax Explosion, the death of her father, and the injuries that her sister Bertha sustained, and discusses the impact on various neighbours in the vicinity of Kaye Street in Halifax, including the Swetnams, Killams, and Theakstons, among others.

Kellough, Murray McLean, 1874-1965

H.B. Jefferson fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 484-515, 1224-1228; Graphic: 1992-304 at 31-2-1, 43-1-4, 40-4-2.
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1898]-1968

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Jefferson, including memorandums and letters regarding wartime censorship rulings while he was press censor; business and personal correspondence beginning ca. 1911 when Jefferson began his newspaper career in Moncton; scrapbooks containing mostly newspaper clippings and ephemera relating to the First and Second World Wars, naval activities, local and international events, as well as loose newspaper clippings pertaining to the war, Jefferson's career and his articles; notebooks containing descriptions and lists of convoy and other ships arriving at Halifax harbour during the 1940s; some notes and printed material on Nova Scotia railroads; a few letters written by servicemen in Europe, 1915-1916; and assorted maps. Fonds also contains photographs (negatives and prints) taken by Jefferson and professional photographers between ca. 1898 and the 1950s, depicting army and navy personnel; navy vessels, including those damaged by torpedos; war brides; Sydney, N.S. citizens and businesses; and a small number of family photographs. Photographs are found both separately and among the textual records.

Jefferson, H.B., 1893?-1970

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