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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

Bob Chambers fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 3661-3666; Graphic: GMD/1987-137, GMD/1996-143.
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1995

Fonds consists of material documenting Chambers' career as an artist and newspaper cartoonist, including original drawings of political cartoons, correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates, photographs, and other material.

Chambers, Bob, 1905-1996

B.R. Alexander fonds

  • 1986-092
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-[ca. 1982]

Fonds consists of correspondence, calculations, deeds and sale agreements, subject files and related documentation compiled by Mr. Alexander relating to his work as a forester and surveyor. The contents of the fonds include documents referring to the following Nova Scotian businesses: MacLeod Paper and Power Company Ltd., Rossignol Lands Ltd., Mersey Paper Company Ltd., Annapolis Lumber Company Ltd., A.D. Mills & Sons Ltd., Lunenburg Wood Products Ltd., and Minas Basin Pulp and Power Corp. Ltd. The contents provide stumpage and 'cruising' details, timber estimate sheets, volume of wood cut, maps and inventories. There are also unattributed original and copy photographs collected by Alexander, which document the Town of Hantsport and environs, as well as photographs he took himself.

Alexander, B.R., 1904-1985

Brenda Large fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 1431-1449; 3672-3675
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1977, 1986

Fonds consists of records documenting the administration and operation of Large's newspaper The 4th Estate. Fonds contains case and subject files which contain correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial records, reports, newspaper clippings, notes, draft manuscripts, and other items. Also includes files relating to Voices Down East, a literary publication of The 4th Estate established in 1972, which featured Maritime writers. Photographs which appeared in The 4th Estate are also found among the textual records. Also contains two VHS videocassettes entitled '4th Estate' (1977) and 'South Africa' (1986).

Large, Brenda, ca. 1944-

Brennans’ gold mine at Oldham

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1955

Fonds consists of correspondence (1906-1955), mine leases (1903-1919), sales agreements (1908-1948), gold return memos from U.S. and Royal Canadian Mints (1903-1912, 1938-1940), monthly summaries of mine operations (1938-1942) and expense statements (1938-1941), geologists’ reports (1927, 1935-1938), prospectus reports (1903, 1928, 1935-1940), stock certificates (or shares 1903, 1935), plans of mine workings and lease holders (1891-1940), mineral maps of Nova Scotia (ca1901, 1912, 1935), and some photographs of mining machinery and above-ground buildings (1930s). The files are arranged by company name in roughly chronological order by the archivist.

Correspondence is addressed mostly to Arthur Brennan, and includes his correspondence with company representatives (1924-1949); the Department of Public Works and Mines (1921-1949); with mine managers Frank Reeves (1921-1945), N.O. Lawton (1939-1940), and R.W. Sweet (1940-1941); with his brother C. Victor Brennan, a mining engineer in British Columbia (1922-1948); with his lawyers (1922-1949); and with other prospective buyers (1921-1924, 1929-1934). Fonds also includes early correspondence of W.A. Brennan (1906-1915) and one file of correspondence to Arthur Brennan’s son Bill Brennan regarding closing the mine (1943-1955).

Brennans’ gold mine at Oldham

Brian Cuthbertson fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 2703-2708, 3187, 3644, Accessions 1994-277, 2004-048, 2011-010.
  • Fonds
  • 1801-2010, predominantly 1984-2010

Fonds consists of materials generated and accumulated by Brian Cuthbertson during his research work, including correspondence, notes, reports, and copies of documents relating to Bishop Charles Inglis and his contemporaries. Also contains family papers (history and genealogy) relating to the Uniacke, Fawson and Odevaine families. Also included are files from contract work including the Nova Scotia-Newfoundland boundary dispute, the Crown Share Adjustment Panel, and the Campaign for Fairness relating to Canada-Nova Scotia 1986 Accord and Legislation. There are also research reports on the Home for Coloured Children and many reports prepared for Canada Post including: the Canso Causeway; the Silver Dart; William Hall, VC; Carrie Best, OC; the 100th anniversary of the first trans-Atlantic radio transmission by Guglielmo Marconi; Samuel Cunard and the delivery of trans-Atlantic mail; the Battle of the Plains of Abraham; William James Roue; Tall Ships 2000; and the Cabot Trail, among others. There are also files relating to his publications including: Johnny Bluenose at the polls: epic Nova Scotia election battles, 1758-1848; Lunenburg: then and now; Wolfville and Grand Pre: past and present; and Melville Prison and Deadman's Island: American and French Prisoners of War in Halifax, 1794-1816.

Cuthbertson, Brian, 1936-

Bridglal Pachai fonds

  • 2003-034, 2009-037, 2014-035
  • Fonds
  • 1895-2010, predominately [194-]-2008

Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, essays, papers, speeches, photographs, research and subject files, newspaper clippings, manuscripts of published books and articles, reports and other documentation from universities and associations with which Dr. Pachai was involved. The research files and photographs were used in his books, for consulting work and for speaking engagements as Executive Director of the NS Human Rights Commission and the Black Cultural Centre. Subjects include racism in schools and the workplace, multiculturalism, human rights, the history of African Nova Scotian individuals and institutions, and biographies of prominent members of the Black community up to 2005. Also includes articles on history of Malawi, an unpublished biography of Dr. William P. Oliver, and special event programs and newsletters from the Black Cultural Centre. The contents of the fonds document his academic career, private life, research interests and varied social and community involvements.

Pachai, Bridglal, 1927-

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)

C. Anthony Law fonds

  • 1994-254 & 2011-024
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1978

Fonds consists of night order logs for expeditions to Easter Island as well as maps, an article and a brief relating to the Canadian Arctic. The contents of the fonds document Commander Law's naval career. Also includes an oil painting by Law of a Halifax street scene in 1978.

Law, C. Anthony, 1916-1996

C. Bruce Fergusson fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 1800-1915; 2462
  • Fonds
  • [1843?]-1978, predominant 1947-1977

Fonds consists of records documenting Fergusson's career, including his activities as an archivist, his research and publications, teaching, and involvement with various professional and special interest organizations. Fonds contains research material including clippings, notes, typed transcripts and photocopies of documents, proof texts of his published books and rough copies of his articles and pamphlets, particularly dealing with Nova Scotia history, including the Acadians, Halifax, Lunenburg, Cape Breton, Confederation, and aboriginal affairs, and prominent persons. Also contains addresses given by Fergusson; incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning archives business and his publications; correspondence and other material relating to Fergusson's involvement with the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, Canadian Authors Association, and other organizations. Also contains a small number of original and copied documents and correspondence regarding the Fergusson family and its genealogy.

Fergusson, C. Bruce, 1911-1978

C.A. Webster fonds

  • MG 1 Vol. 2446, 2449 Accession 1986-546; MG 3 Vol. 3975 to 3982, 3984 to 3985, 3989, 3995D, E-3998, 4960 to 4962, 4972, Accession 1997-114; Graphic: 1985-117.
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1942

Fonds consists of ledgers and account books documenting Dr. Webster's medical practice in Yarmouth, N.S. and surrounding communities. Includes account book (1897-1901); record book of admittance for the Marine Hospital at Bunkers Island (1910-1942) which contain name of vessel, where from, name of seamen admitted, disease, dates of admission and discharge; and two journals (1909), kept while Webster was health officer for Yarmouth, describing small pox occurrences and patients and actions taken.

Fonds also includes day books, ledgers and account books of his father Dr. John L.R. Webster, dating from 1858, whose practice he took over in 1887. Day books list the names of patients or head of households in Yarmouth and surrounding communities, treatments and prescriptions given, and charge for the visit. For some patients, their residence, occupation, and family information is also provided and illnesses such as diptheria, typhoid, and small pox are indicated.

Fonds also includes scrapbook of invoices for medical supplies purchased by Dr. John L.R. Webster (1870-1882); memo book entitled 'Obstetrics memorandum' (1857-1891) which contains dates and names of women who delivered (after 1880, only the father's name included), the sex of the child, infant deaths, birth abnormalities, and positions; notebook kept while at Randalls Island Infant Hospital which also contains newspaper clippings concerning medical practice and profession; newspaper clippings, pamphlets, speeches, negatives, and other items pertaining to horse breeding, shows, and sales (1900-1937); and log book entitled 'U.S.A Hospital Department' concerning patients of the U.S. Army General Hospital at Camp Frederick, Maryland (1862).

Webster, C.A., 1864-1941

Camilla G. Goldie fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 2857 and 3240
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]-1987

Fonds consists of correspondence, photocopies of clippings and certificates, research notes, and family charts documenting Camilla Goldie's genealogical research on Cumberland County families.

Goldie, Camilla G., 1916-1991

Campbell family fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 3509, 7-13
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1921

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of John Campbell, Samuel Cunard Campbell, and John Malcolm Campbell as lighthouse keepers on St. Paul Island and Sable Island. Includes superintendent's journals for the lighthouse and "humane establishment" on St. Paul Island, 1843-1859, 1874-1893, 1902-1920, and Sable Island, 1921. Also includes an inventory of property on St. Paul Island, 1905 (revised in 1916 after a fire which demolished the south lighthouse).

Campbell (family)

Camping Association of Nova Scotia fonds

  • 1999-020 and 2011-058
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1961]-1995

Fonds consists of correspondence, governance documents and subject files, as well as information about training and annual conferences, workshops and seminars. The contents of the fonds document the work of the association and reflect its goals and objectives.

Camping Association of Nova Scotia

Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded, Dartmouth Branch fonds

  • MG 20, vol. 786-787; 920-925; 958
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1977, predominant 1966-1977

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes of committee meetings, reports, proposals, newsletters, notices, bulletins, programmes, diaries, resolutions, policy statements, financial statements, accounts, cash books, ledgers, and pledge sheets, mostly arranged in chronological order. Also contains case files arranged alphabetically.

Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded. Dartmouth Branch

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