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Amberman family fonds

  • 2011-023
  • Fonds
  • 1758-1900

Fonds consists of transactional documents relating to the Amberman family of Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia. The contents of the fonds document Amberman family land transactions; includes information relating to the family home, North Hills.

Amberman family

Andrew Downs fonds

  • 2016-024
  • Fonds
  • 1810-1895

Fonds consists of correspondence from Andrew’s father and siblings, and from other naturalists and collectors of birds; financial account books; inventories of stuffed birds; and letters of introduction for Downs when travelling. There is one letter addressed to Annie Downs after Andrew’s death. Also includes naturalization papers, property deeds, fire insurance, and power of attorney documents from Andrew’s father Robert Downs, 1810-1845. The records document the operation of the Zoo and the family and business affairs of Andrew Downs and his father.

Downs, Andrew

Andrew Hill Clark fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 1507-1537; Graphic: 1992-470.
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1967

Fonds consists of draft chapters and research material including notes, photocopies of articles, pamphlets and indices, statistical charts, copies of early maps, card files, and correspondence created and accumulated by Clark in the course of his research for the book Acadia: The Geography of Early Nova Scotia to 1760. Topics include settlement, population, demography, agriculture, the use of resources, and Acadian history. Also includes several addresses and papers presented by Clark, mostly concerning the Maritime provinces and historical geography. Also contains photographs he compiled, taken by the Nova Scotia Information Service, depicting farming and fishing scenes.

Clark, Andrew Hill, 1911-1975

Andrew MacKay fonds

  • Fonds
  • [bef. 1924]

Fonds consists of two pieces of wall paper that were used to write out sections of music that could be used to teach singing. They provide examples of how Andrew MacKay taught his students sacred music.

MacKay, Andrew, 1845-1934

Angus L. Macdonald fonds

  • MG 2, vol. 1297; 1478-1537
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-1954, predominant 1935-1945

Fonds consists of correspondence and other records created and accumulated by Macdonald in the course of his political and legal career. Correspondence concerns controversies regarding the operation of the military during the Second World War, Ralston-McNaughton conscription issue, the War Cabinet Committee and Caucus meetings, Macdonald's constituency, and some legal cases. There is a small amount of family correspondence including letters written by Macdonald while in France during the First World War. Other records include diaries, newspaper clippings on various topics including provincial and national political figures and issues; Macdonald's speeches, debates, and law lectures; notes kept while at law school; financial statements; pamphlets and other published material; minutes of the War Cabinet Committee; and photographs taken during the period when he was naval minister and premier. Photographs depict Macdonald and other politicians, naval bases and ships, and various ceremonies and events.

Macdonald, Angus L.

Anna T. Ross fonds

  • 2016-049
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1928

Fonds consists of photographs in albums with captions, notebooks of Anna’s original poems and poems she collected, and her diaries for 1924, documenting her time as a tuberculosis patient at the Nova Scotia Sanatorium. The photographs include images of friends, fellow patients, social outings, medical staff and the hospital grounds, views of Kentville, the Eagleville Hospital and Sanatorium in Pennsylvania, USA, Anna as a student nurse there with classmates, and a few images of family and her home in Pictou. The notebooks include Anna’s poetry writing, poems written to her by friends and poems she copied or clipped from newspapers, including several by Robert W. Service. Her diaries show her daily routine and interactions with people. Also includes a book based on her diaries and photographs: “Good-bye Little Rest Chair: The San in 1924” / by Anna Tufts Ross, with introduction by compiler and editor Mary Bourgeois (self-published with home computer).

Ross, Anna T.

Annand Cooley family fonds

  • 2017-028
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1954

Fonds consists of business documents and political correspondence of the Annand family; and training and business records of Charles L. Cooley and the Cooley Brothers Jewelers Ltd, including 2 photographs of the store interior. Annand family business documents relate to the activities of Charles Annand and include his appointment as Queen’s Printer (1875), a petition for crown land (1885) and a 21-year lease on a gold mine at White Burn Gold District in Queens County, NS (1886).

The political correspondence includes one letter to Charles Annand from the Office of Minister of Justice at Ottawa (1889) John Thompson discussing the progress of his contract regarding the railway; a letter to Charles from his father William Annand (1878) while in London, England as Canada’s agent general, commenting on Philip Carteret Hill’s chances of re-election in provincial election of 1878; 2 letters to Charles’ son Frederick W. Annand Sr. from Sir Charles Tupper (1908) who mentions Nova Scotians’ changed attitude to favour confederation and compliments Frederick’s grandfather William Annand; and a letter addressed to T.W. Annand, Dominion Immigration Agent in Halifax, from W.T.R. Preston, Commissioner of Emigration for Canada in London, United Kingdom (1904) discussing Lord Dundonald and the year’s increase in European immigration to Canada.

The Cooley Brothers Jewelers records include the building specifications for new display windows (1919) and the bill for the work; an order for silverware and their design patterns from Williams (Birmingham) Ltd. in U.K. (1924); an Advertising Plan written by Mr. Brown of the Halifax Herald Ltd. (1953-1954); and 2 photographs of the store interior on Barrington Street, Halifax. Also includes two newspaper clippings about the business.

Training documents relate to the President and co-founder Charles L. Cooley and include a character reference letter from his school in Dover, U.K. (1902); his apprenticeship indenture to Herbert James Darracott of Dover, U.K. (1903); a notebook of handwritten poems and proverbs for a happy life; a farewell message from former employer H.R. Bergman Company signed by all the employees (1914); and 2 photographs: one of Charles L. Cooley and one of a war memorial plaque from Queen Elizabeth II High School in Halifax, NS.

The records document some of the business activities and political connections of the Annand family of Nova Scotia and the business activities of Charles L. Cooley, in the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries.

Annand Cooley family

Annapolis County Court of General Sessions of the Peace fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1829-1879

Fonds consists of two proceedings books in which the clerk of the peace recorded the actions of the court between 1829 and 1841 and also from 1861 to the start of elective local government in 1879.

Annapolis County (N.S.). Court of General Sessions of the Peace

Annapolis County Court of Probate records

  • Fonds
  • 1970, 1992

Series contains records relating to the disposition of property of deceased persons in Annapolis County as administered through the Court of Probate.

Series consists of two sub-series of records: Wills recorded at Annapolis County registry of deeds 1879-1979 and Estate files 1763-1925.

Annapolis County Court of Probate

Annapolis County Grand Jury fonds

  • RG 34-301 volume P1; Microfilm 12146.
  • Fonds
  • 1786-1861

Fonds consists of two proceedings books in which the foreman recorded the actions of the jury in its administrative and judicial capacities. In 1800 legislation divided the county into an eastern district, which is present-day Annapolis County, and a western district, which is present-day Digby County, and in effect created separate grand juries for the two districts. Subsequent to the division, the proceedings books in this fonds cover only the actions ot the Grand Jury sitting at Annapolis, in the Eastern District.

Annapolis County (N.S.). Grand Jury

Annapolis County Inferior Court of Common Pleas fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1765-1830

Fonds consists of dockets, sheriff's deeds and other documents issued by the court or deposited by parties involved in cases before the court.

Nova Scotia. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Annapolis County)

Annie L. Coombs fonds

  • MG 1 vol. 1666; 1980-142
  • Fonds
  • [185-?]-1979

Fonds consists of photographs of the McNab and Coombs families and the Coombs family home at 38 Crighton Avenue in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, as well as an image of Rev. A.A. McGillivray (1801-1862). Also includes a Bible belonging to A.L. McNab and a notebook on mercantile flag signals.

Coombs, Annie L., 1879-[198-?]

A.R. Cogswell

  • Accession 1992-414.
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-[ca. 1920]

Fonds consists of photographs, almost exclusively glass negatives, taken by Cogswell primarily as a professional photographer and proprietor of A.R. Cogswell and Co., Halifax. Includes advertising products; portraiture; group photographs; military personnel and ceremonies; Halifax buildings, churches, streets, and scenes; various Nova Scotia communities; panoramic views of Halifax Harbour, Purcells Cove and Waverly; traditional Mi'kmaq dwellings and dress; wreck of the S.S. Knight Bachelor; a few portraits of Cogswell and his wife; and an early x-ray photograph.

Cogswell, A.R.

Archibald family fonds

  • MG 1 vol. 88-89; 2008-044/001
  • Fonds
  • 1819-[189-], predominant 1826-1831

Fonds consists of letters between brothers Charles, Edward, John Duncan, and Samson Salter Blowers Archibald as well as their father, S.G.W. Archibald, concerning family news, legal proceedings and letters from acquaintances discussing legal cases. The fonds also includes a poem and a discussion of current events including the American Civil War.

Archibald (family)

Archibald MacMechan fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 572a, 1468 and 2124.
  • Fonds
  • 1909-[193-], predominant 1917-1918

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by MacMechan in the course of his employment at the Halifax Disaster Record Office, 1917-1918, including correspondence, copies of reports, memoranda, journals containing typed notes and press clippings, and personal reminiscences detailing events of the Halifax Explosion, including damages, injuries, and medical and relief activities. Much of the material was used in MacMechan's history of the explosion. Also contains draft manuscripts of MacMechan's history and related correspondence. Correspondence includes letters discussing D. Fraser Harris's publication of the medical history of the explosion. Fonds also contains notes, newspaper clippings, lectures, and other items pertaining to MacMechan's research and writings on Nova Scotia history, including ships, navy, Acadians, and St. Andrew's Church, Halifax.

MacMechan, Archibald, 1862-1933

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