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Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division fonds

  • MG 20, vol. 1457-1496
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1983, predominant 1958-1969

Fonds consists of scrapbooks, annual general meeting and executive committee meeting minutes, reports, financial records, constitution and by-laws, correspondence, articles and other publications created and accumulated by the Nova Scotia Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Fonds includes files relating to local branches in Nova Scotia, the National Office of the Canadian Mental Health Association, provincial divisions, and various mental health organizations and centres in Nova Scotia.

Canadian Mental Health Association. Nova Scotia Division

Canadian Order of Foresters, Gladstone Court No. 745 fonds

  • Fonds

Fonds consists of records documenting the court's activities, including a minute book, correspondence, membership records, and financial records.

Canadian Order of Foresters. Gladstone Court, No. 745 (Pictou, N.S.)

Canadian Red Cross Society, Nova Scotia Division fonds

  • MG 20 volumes 321-323, 1366-1369, 1519 9, 1526; Graphic: 1984-231, 1985-258.
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1985

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of the provincial and local branch offices of the Red Cross in Nova Scotia. Includes annual reports, minute books, notebooks, newsletters, policies, newspaper clippings, secretary and treasurer's books, financial records, correspondence, agreements, committee reports, membership lists, historical notes, photographs, albums, and slides. Images include relief operations during the First and Second World Wars, Halifax Harbour Explosion of 1917, fire at Parrsboro in 1969, the Springhill mine disaster, blood donor clinics, provincial branch presidents, staff, volunteers, social and fundraising events, and the journey of Swedish immigrants to Halifax on the Walnut in 1949. Red Cross branches represented in the fonds include Halifax, Musquodoboit Valley, Rockingham, Fairview, Annapolis Royal, Springhill, and Sydney. Also includes a film produced by the American Red Cross, and articles and printed material relating to the Canadian and International Red Cross, and Junior Red Cross.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Nova Scotia Division

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering – Nova Scotia (Bluenose) Chapter fonds

  • MG 20 - Volumes 3078 and 3557.
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1968]-1989

Fonds consists of directories, membership documents, minutes, correspondence, financial records, newsletters, promotional items, and reports. The contents of the fonds document the operations of the chapter in fulfilling its mandate.

Canadian Society of Safety Engineering. Nova Scotia (Bluenose) Chapter

Cape Breton's Magazine fonds

  • SMI Accessions 1981-042 at Ar1243-Ar1259, 1983-013 at Ar3425-Ar3533, 1986-014, 1987-012 at Ar5532-Ar5739, 1987-075 at Ac181-Ac506, Ar5901-Ar5944, 1988-007 at Ac507-Ac580, 1998-113, 2009-050.
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of audio cassettes and tape reels containing interviews, folklore, and music compiled by Ronald Caplan in the course of research for articles appearing in Cape Breton's Magazine. Most recordings are conversations with older citizens of Cape Breton, many of whom are now deceased. Under the general subject of Cape Breton history and culture, the topics include industrial history, trains and train wrecks, Mi'kmaq life, traditional songs, Sydney Steel, coal mining, musicians, community histories, Acadian culture, fisheries, labour history, supernatural tales, coal miners, hockey and other sports, shipwrecks, Gaelic traditions, reminiscences of immigrants, environmentalists, and the Canso Causeway.

Cape Breton's Magazine

Carl Bennett fonds

  • 2004-029
  • Fonds
  • 1818, 1911-1918, predominantly 1916-1918

Fonds consists of Carl's letters written to his sister and parents in Halifax while serving overseas between 1916 and 1918. He wrote several times a month and the letters describe Carl's social and military activities in detail, both in France and in England. Included are stories about fellow officers and friends, social and recreational activities such as visits to concerts and the theatre, sports, motor trips, dining out, and card games. There are also descriptions of his war experiences such as learning to fly military aircraft and being exposed to shelling, anti-aircraft guns and bombs. In addition there is a letter to John Bennett (Carl's ancestor), from his brother in Aberdeen, Scotland, dated 19 March 1818. In it Bennett describes his dangerous transatlantic voyage in a small vessel. There is also a letter to Carl from Jessie Bell of London, a cousin, who provides family information and biographical information on Carl and the Bennett family.

Bennett, Carl Norwood, 1895-1918

Carrie Best fonds

  • 2011-031
  • Fonds
  • [after 1952]-[197-?]

Fonds consists of audio tapes that include segments from Carrie Best's radio shows as well as interviews with her about her work. The contents of the fonds document her broadcasting career and record information about her life and her views on racism in Nova Scotia.

Best, Carrie M., 1903-2001

Cecil Zink fonds

  • MG 3 vol. 6166
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912]-1967

Fonds consists of a business ledger, journal, correspondence, receipts and invoices. The contents of the fonds document Mr. Zink's business involvements and funeral work in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Zink, Cecil, 1880-1967

Central Board of Agriculture of Nova Scotia fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1818-1873

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the secretary of the Central Board of Agriculture, particularly during the tenures of John Young, William Scott, and Titus Smith. Fonds includes correspondence, returns, reports, accounts, notes payable, invoices, receipts, by-laws, orders, affidavits, and lists of officers. Volume 1 includes a minute book of the Provincial Agriculture Society from 1818 to 1825. Most of the records in the fonds are relating to local agricultural societies. Fonds is arranged by agricultural society name.

Nova Scotia. Central Board of Agriculture

C.H. Johnson fonds

  • MG 1 vols. 1469A and 1538D; MG 100 vol. 169 file nos. 32 and 34; 2010-023
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1845]-[196-?]

Fonds consists of poetry, newspaper clippings, articles, bibliographies and research notes. There are also indices for a number of serial religious publications including: The Guardian, The Wesleyan, The Presbyterian Witness, New Brunswick Religious and Literary Journal, The Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Wesleyan Methodist Magazine and British North American Wesleyan Methodist Magazine. There is also significant research on centenarians taken from some of the indexed publications.

Johnson, C.H., [ca. 1878]-1974

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)

Charles and John Inglis fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 1688A (use microfilm reels 14 998)
  • Fonds
  • 1771, 1787-1837

Fonds consists of an Act Book, also entitled "..Register of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and its Dependeces", kept from the time of Bishop Charles Inglis' consecration in 1787 until 18 September 1810. The book contains the names and particulars of men he ordained to the ministry and which parish the minister was licensed to serve in. There is a gap in the book until 1825-1826 when it was kept by his son, Bishop John Inglis, who also included additional notes, 1829-1837. The Act Book also contains rough copies of letters and documents drafted by Charles Inglis before they were forwarded to the addressee, usually officers of state, the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, and two letters written by John Inglis when he acted as commissary to his father. There are also copies of documents by Charles Inglis relating to the proposal to consecrate bishops for the United States, copies of letters he wrote to the commission appointed by Parliament in London stating the losses he sustained as a Loyalist, and a copy of the deed of endowment of St. Pauls Church, Halifax, 1771.

Inglis, Charles, 1734-1816

Charles E. Bryant fonds

  • 2016-048
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1956

Fonds consists of personal diaries, notebooks, family photographs, a photograph album of ships, Halifax Harbour and Dockyard passes, and home movies. Charles Bryant kept daily diaries of his social activities in Halifax, with occasional references to business contacts, from 1908 to 1956, though not for every year. The notebooks document ships travelling through Halifax Harbour 1895-1920, giving dates of arrival, departure, and freight amounts for lobster and apples, supplemented by photographs of the ships taken during their visit. Album also includes images of ships and parts of the city damaged by the Halifax Explosion of 1917. The home movies show people relaxing at the beach, playing golf and baseball in Stanhope, Prince Edward Island, parts of a family wedding, and landscapes of the Cabot Trail, NS, Lunenburg, NS, and New York Harbor. The movies document the Bryant and Stairs family Christmas in Halifax and vacations in Stanhope, PE during the Second World War and in the 1950s.

Bryant, Charles E.

Charles F. McClure fonds

  • Accession 2002-065
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1866, 1873-1874

a letterbook containing correspondence to McClure, arranged in reverse chronological order. The volume is labelled "North American ... [incomplete - possibly meant North American Gold Mining Company] -- Charles F. McClure - From December 1873 to October 1874". There are two sets of letters in the letterbook: (1) 57 letters,1864-1866, from Benjamin C. Wilson (1832-1905), native of Hants County, and an authority on mining law and goldfields technology. He was apparently a manager of the North American Gold Mining Company at the time the letters were written. He wrote from Waverley either to McClure, or his associate, Charles Barrett, of Boston, providing updates every few days on mining progress. His letters describe equipment used, drilling methods, and similar information. (2) The second set, 166 letters, 1873-1874, consists of miscellaneous correpondence written to McClure in Boston. Some letters are from associates at the mining operations in Waverley, reporting on activities in the mines; others are from business associates in the United States, commenting on mutual investments, other mining ventures, and financial matters. There are also a few letters of a personal nature from friends and family members.

McClure, Charles F., 19th cent.

Charles Lockhart fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 1541
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1895

Fonds consists of letters received by Lockhart from William Frederick DesBarres and his son Lewis Wilkins DesBarres, relating to the Castle Frederick estate. Letters discuss maintenance of the property, dykes, crops, production of apples, and lawsuits involving other tenants of the DesBarres estate. Also includes mention of personal family news. Arranged chronologically.

Lockhart, Charles, 1851-1924

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