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Colin Campbell and Company
Fonds · 1856-1918, predominant 1911-1914

Consists of business records of Colin Campbell and Company (later called G.D. Campbell & Sons). Located in Weymouth, Digby County, they were lumber merchants, storekeepers and shipowners. Contains an accounts ledger, 1861-1866; daybooks, 1856-1858, 1862-1864, 1874; and letter books, 1873-1874, 1911-1914. The latter includes the correspondence of Campbell Lumber Co., a subsidiary. Also contains minute books of the company, 1913-1918, in a microfilm-only format.

Colin Campbell and Company
CO · Collection · 1703-1886

Consists of portions of the Colonial Office records containing information about Nova Scotia through the British colonial period. The collection includes the original correspondence or dispatches (in-letters) of the various colonial governors of Nova Scotia or other senior officials responsible for administering the colonial government, as well as entry books (out-letters) consisting of copies of Colonial Office replies. These are supplemented with various indexes, registers, acts passed by the colonial legislature, Blue Books of Statistics, sessional papers and miscellanea.

Colwell Brothers
MG 3 volumes 6168-6179 · Fonds · 1891-1981

Consists of records and photographs documenting the history of this Halifax men's clothing and furnishings business. The contents of the fonds include ledgers, account books, payroll books, photographs, newspaper clippings, stationery samples, promotional materials and documentation for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board and the Canadian Department of Labour.

Colwell Brothers (firm)
Commercial Club of Halifax
MG 20 volumes 71-96 · Fonds · 1913-1988

Consists of records documenting the club's activities, including its constitution, 1923 and 1965; correspondence, 1931-1988; indexes and lists of members, 1920-1988; minutes of executive and annual meetings, 1916-1948; meeting programmes, 1915-1968, 1973, 1988; annual reports, 1921-1929, 1948-1949; scrapbooks, 1917-1988; financial records, 1943-1952; and photographs, ca.1917-1973. Photographs depict the club's executive in 1921, members, luncheon meetings, fund raising events, and recreational activities.

Commercial Club of Halifax
RG 44 volume 270 · Fonds · 1990

Consists of the records of the Commission including: transcripts of the hearings before the Commission, submissions made to the Commission by Commission Counsel, the Government of Nova Scotia and on Donald Marshall, Jr; books of cases and authorities cited; exhibits presented to the Commission; files and publications kept by Commission Counsel in relation to the principles of compensation previously made in other wrongful conviction instances; and newspaper clippings.

Commission of Inquiry Concerning the Adequacy of Compensation Paid to Donald Marshall Jr.
RG 44 volume 112 files 3-6 · Fonds · 1983

Fonds consists of public hearing transcripts (May 17, 18, June 8, 1983); briefs submitted from former Bedford mayor Francine J. Cosman, MLA for Sackville Malcolm MacKay, the City of Halifax, the Municipality of Halifax County, resident of Fergusons Cove Alan Ruffman, the Town of Bedford, and the City of Dartmouth (1983); terms of reference and newspaper notice of hearings (1983); and an unpublished copy of the final report submitted to Government (August 10, 1983).

Nova Scotia. Commission of Inquiry on Metropolitan Authority Membership and Representation
RG 44 volume 3 files 17-20 · Fonds · 1933

Consists of typed transcripts of the hearings for April 11, 12, 19, and 20, 1933; documents submitted as evidence from the Nova Scotia Power Commission including plot plans of the disputed lands along the shores of Big Indian Lake and Five Mile Lake in the Indian River at Saint Margaret’s Bay, NS (1921-1933 collected in 1933); and the original order-in-council dated March 3, 1933 establishing the Commission and appointing commissioners.

Nova Scotia. Commission of Inquiry Concerning the Expropriation of Lands of Lewis Miller & Co. Ltd. by the Nova Scotia Power Commission
RG 44 Volume 195-210 · Fonds · 1982-1985

Consists of briefs or written submissions from individuals, citizens groups, environmental organizations, and government together with summaries of the presentations made, organized by public meeting date (April 2 to October 8, 1982); audio recordings of the public meetings and hearings as well as a CBC Radio “Radio Noon” interview and call-in program (April 2, 1982 to March 18, 1983); transcripts of the 2 formal public hearings held in Halifax (March 4 and 18, 1983); official correspondence of the Commission and personal correspondence of Judge McCleave (1982-1985); newspaper clippings and research files (collected 1982); outlines and early drafts of the Final Report (1985?); photographs of a uranium exploration site near Bear River, NS owned by Shell (July 2, 1982); photographic slides of uranium mining site owned by Kidd Creek Company (June 1982); and a map of Annapolis and Shelburne Counties showing uranium concentrations in 1976 (collected 1983?). Fonds also includes a subject index to the briefs (see RG 44 Volume 195 no. 2), lists of names of presenters by meeting date (see RG 44 Volume 195 no. 6), and public notices.

Research material includes an overview of the Canadian uranium industry, Canadian policies on nuclear energy, the health risks of radiation, the moral/ethical concerns, nuclear waste management (tailings), and regulation trends in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Nova Scotia. Commission of Inquiry on Uranium
RG 44 volume 104-105; 106 files 1-4 · Fonds · 1980-1981

Consists of transcripts of public hearings held in Nova Scotia from 17 April to 24 October 1980 organized by hearing date in chronological order (1980); written submissions from the Police Association of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Civil Liberties Association, New Glasgow Police Force, law firms, law schools, representatives of municipalities, present and former members of Nova Scotia police forces, and boards of police commissions (1980); and 2 draft reports (1981).

Nova Scotia. Commission to Review the Police Act and Regulations
RG 1 · Collection · 1702-1917, predominant 1857-1886

Consists of Nova Scotia colonial government records, together with British and French imperial records relating to Nova Scotia, and comprises one continuous sequence of numbered volumes that have been arranged into 28 described series.

Nova Scotia. Commissioner of Public Records
1999-001 · Fonds · 1857-1891

Consists of correspondence, 1857-1890; printed reports by Thomas Beamish Akins on the activities of the Commissioner of Public Records, 1857, 1858, 1860, 1864; printed and annotated catalogue of records held by the Commissioner of Public Records, 1859; notebook relating to reference enquiries and the organization of the books and records of the Commissioner of Public Records, 1885 and journals of James Farquahar, 1858-1859 and Thomas B. Akins, 1857-1891.

Nova Scotia. Commissioner of Public Records
Constance MacFarlane
2000-07 · Fonds · 1875-1999, predominant 1947-1971

Consists of records documenting MacFarlane's career as a scientist, her involvement with various professional and special interest organizations, and her private life. Includes correspondence received by MacFarlane from family, friends and colleagues, 1928-1996 (also undated), arranged alphabetically; diaries and day books, 1940-1989; field note books, 1948-1969; biographical material; correspondence, working papers, project files, articles, reports, conferences, publications, underwater photographs, and research notes on different types of seaweed complied by MacFarlane as director of the Seaweed Division of the Nova Scotia Research Foundation, 1948-1971. Some of the special projects include the Marine Plants Experiment, Mimineagash on Irish Moss, Fink Cove Experiment, Gulf of St. Lawrence Marine Plants Advisory Committee, and the Northumberland Strait Project. Also contains correspondence, reports, minutes, and working papers accumulated in the course of MacFarlane's involvement with the National Council of Women, Local Council of Women of Halifax, Zonta Club, Canadian Federation of University Women, and Dalhousie Alumni Association. Also includes correspondence and biographical material of Evelyn Campbell and various records relating to Henry and Ida MacFarlane, 1875-1948. Family and other photographs may be found among the textual records.

MacFarlane, Constance I., 1905-2000
Coolen Arsenault family
2019-014 · Fonds · 1920-2016

Consists of Arsenault family photographs of Arthur serving hotel guests, his wife Margaret Arsenault in service uniform, and of Art and Margaret socializing with friends (1950-1978); hotel dinner menus and a memoir about working as a waiter at the Nova Scotian Hotel written by Art’s nephew Norbert Vienneau (1958, 1967-1968, 1993); and a few newspaper clippings about Art (1964-1991). Also includes records of the Coolen family, including a summary of an interview with Pat Sea Coolen, her dessert recipe booklet, a few business letters, magazine clippings on her daughter Susan M. Coolen, visual artist, and photographs of the Coolen family home and former Prospect Post Office (1950s-2016); a file of genealogy information on the Coolens (collected 1970s); and photographic negatives and prints of the fishing village of Prospect in winter and summer (1920s-1997) taken by members of the Coolen family. The fonds documents the life of a working-class family during the latter half of the 20th century and the history of Prospect, Nova Scotia.

Coolen Arsenault family
Cora Greenaway
2012-027 · Fonds · 1932-2009

Consists of approximately 7800 images of painted murals, border designs, simulated marbling and other decorative elements on walls, floors, ceilings and doors in private homes and public buildings in Nova Scotia, with some examples from New Brunswick; correspondence with home owners, publishers and historical societies; research notes; manuscripts and published articles; and manuscript versions of her book Painted Dreams. Also includes her CBC Radio scripts, videos of her 1993 and 1997 lectures on decorative painting and Maud Lewis, founding documents and early publications from the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia, photographs and some correspondence of her childhood in Indonesia and the Netherlands; and photographs and news clippings about her husband Major Bill Greenaway, MC. The records document the unique 19th century decorative artworks Dr. Greenaway discovered and her role in the preservation of historic architecture in the province.

Greenaway, Cora
RG 41 · Collection · 1755-1973

This collection is an artificial arrangement, organized by county or jurisdiction rather than by provenance, with Halifax County first and the other counties following in alphabetical order. Within each county the records are generally arranged chronologically, retaining the original order in which they were filed together in the court houses. The inquest records in this collection were separated from other court record series by Archive staff, but many inquest papers remain intermingled with other court records. County Court records in particular should be consulted if a particular inquest in not located in this collection.

There are several series: general coroners’ returns for various counties, 1755-1928 that contain statistical returns and other administrative information; case files for coroners’ inquests and magisterial inquiries for the following counties: Halifax (1828 to 1928); Cape Breton (1906 to 1907), Colchester (1885 to 1973), Cumberland (1931 to 1959), Inverness (1936 to 1971), Lunenburg (1824 to 1907), Queens (1818 to 1940), and Shelburne (1786 to 1904); and medical reports on causes of death for Halifax City and the Town of Dartmouth (1895 to 1967).

MG 20 volumes 1136-1995 · Fonds · 1982-2002

Consists of CNSA constitutions and by-laws (1983-1992); minutes of annual general meetings and the executive committee (1982-1991); correspondence of the president (1987-1996); financial statements of the treasurer (1986-1993); files on major projects such as the NS Subject Headings Authority (1985-1990), Arrangement and Description Project (1986-1994), and Newspaper Project (1988-1989); reports on conferences and seminars (1985-1992); files on major committees such as the Blakeley Award Committee (1988-1996) and Conservation Committee (1992); reports of the Education and Outreach Archivist (1987-1993); CNSA surveys and questionnaires (1983); and in-house publications such as the CNSA Newsletter (1984-1993).

Council of Nova Scotia Archives
Creighton family
MG 1 volume 3530 · Fonds · 1847-1956, 1991

Consists of textual records including estate papers, deeds, mortgages and financial records mostly relating to the settlement of various family estates. Also includes estate and financial records of the related Dolby family.

Crouse Fisheries Ltd.
1997-252/001-002 · Fonds · 1945-1966

Consists of records documenting the company's activities, including correspondence of the secretary-treasurer, 1945-1964 relating to the Fisherman's Loan Board, licenses, crews, and marine equipment; financial statements, 1947-1966; and trip sheets describing the number and varieties of fish caught, 1947-1965.

Crouse Fisheries
MG 3 volumes 1728-1740 · Fonds · 1870-1968

Consists of land records and other documents relating to the Cumberland Railway and Coal Company's land ownership. Includes correspondence, title abstracts, deeds, land grants, leases, financial records, blueprints, reports and related documents. Also includes a printed pamphlet containing by-laws, rules and regulations of the company, 1886.

Cumberland Railway and Coal Company
MG 20 volume 1621-1623 · Fonds · 1958-1984

Consist of constitution and by-laws; correspondence; financial statements; membership lists; minutes of meetings (executive council, committees, etc.); press releases; reports. Also, records of related organizations such as the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce, Halifax Board of Trade, Burnside Industrial Park Committee, Shubenacadie Canal Commission, etc. Arranged by series or subject and filed chronologically.

Dartmouth Chamber of Commerce
David Alexander Stewart
MG 1 volume 3196 · Fonds · 1925-1936

Consists of records documenting Dr. John Stewart's family background and medical career, 1925 to 1936. Contains primarily correspondence from Dr. John Stewart to Dr. David Alexander Stewart and David’s uncle Donald Farquharson of Chatham, Ontario, relating to Stewart family and activities, and John Stewart's reminiscences of his life in Scotland. Also included are newspaper clippings relating to John Stewart, an autobiographical sketch, copy of a published article, and greeting cards from John containing prints of Braemar (Scotland) and the Halifax memorial tower.

Stewart, David Alexander
David E. Lewis
2017-029 · Fonds · 1919-1974

Consists of 146 scrapbook albums (ca1919-1974) assembled by David E. Lewis, containing his personal and business correspondence; clippings of articles written by or about him; book reviews; personal, family and work-related photographs; legal documents such as teaching contracts; and memorabilia including plane tickets and pay stubs from stories sold. These are interspersed among clippings of newspaper and magazine articles, printed jokes, comic nude cartoons, and images of entertainers, selected for their relevance to Lewis’ life experiences and/or emotional state at the time.

Arrangement is roughly chronological, with some albums covering 1 month in a year and others cover a range from the 1940s to 1970s.

Also includes a diary of his trip to McClelland and Stewart publishers in Toronto (1972), a sketchbook of portraits (1948?), a cash book of personal and bookstore expenses in Montreal (1956-1961), a file of teaching aids for high school English Literature (1950s?), and his university degrees (1940, 1951).

Includes a notebook of proverbs and lists of books read and movies seen (with annotations) belonging to David E. Lewis’ mother Isabelle Jean (Laing) Lewis (1939-1947) and a typescript of a thesis about David E. Lewis written by Andrea Robbins (2000).

Lewis, David E.
David G. Jamieson
2008-030 · Collection · 1898-2007

Consists of textual records, cartographic records, photographs and sound recordings either collected or created and accumulated by Jamieson. The contents of the collection document the history of mining on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia in both Halifax and Guysborough Counties through correspondence, images, and first person interviews.

Jamieson, David G., 1937-2022
Davison Lumber Company
MG 1 volumes 254-255 · Fonds · 1881-1916

Consists of both personal papers of the Davison family and business records of the Davison Lumber Company and E.D. Davison & Sons. The personal papers include E.D. Davison’s personal diaries (1882-1894), which contain a running commentary on political, social and economic events which affected Davison’s firm at the time. There are also notes on family history (the Davison, Doran and Mack families), Mill Village history, newspaper obituaries, photographs of Davison Lumber officials, personal letters, deeds, promissory notes, bills of sale, receipts, and a scrapbook containing older documents 1768-1905. The business records include letter books (1889-1916), estate journals and ledgers (1902-1913), account journals and ledgers (1894-1915), case books (1903-1913), and account books and other documents for two affiliated companies: Nova Scotia Pulp and Paper Co. (1881-1913) and the Davison Wheat Land Co. (1908-1911).

Davison Lumber Company