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12774 · Series · 1852-1911
Part of Nova Scotia Commissioner of Crown Lands

Forms part of Nova Scotia Commissioner of Crown Lands and consists of letter books of the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Samuel Fairbanks and James Austen during this time period) and the Attorney General, who was the Minister responsible for Crown Lands from 1877 to 1947. Executive correspondence is mainly with deputy surveyors and largely administrative in nature, addressing grants, petitions, disputes, employment, and surveys. Arranged chronologically, and most volumes contain an alphabetical index of correspondents.

George D. Spicer
1974-009 · Fonds · 1885-1910 ; 1974

Consists of an account book for ships Charles S. Whitney (1885-1891) and Glooscap (1891-1910), which incorporates receipts as well as a drawing of Glooscap below deck, showing the arrangement of captain and crew quarters. Also included in the fonds are microfilm copies of thirty-five diaries kept by Captain Spicer, 1871-1910. The diaries chronicle Spicer's career as a master mariner and his experiences at sea on vessels Globe, J.F. Whitney, E.J. Spicer, Charles S. Whitney, Glooscap, and others; his travels to New York, Boston, Europe, South Pacific, West Indies, South America; and activities at home at Spencers Island. There are also two diaries kept by Spicer's wife, Emily, while on voyages with her husband, 1888 and 1889, and a diary kept by Antoinette Williams, 1879.

Spicer, George D.
Bell family
1975-021 · Fonds · 1860-1992

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of Bell family members of Nova Scotia. Includes correspondence and genealogies from Winthrop P. Bell; a collection of records relating to Samuel Bell and his descendants and to other related families, including the Allison and Ray families; information about the Bell family estate in Mount Uniacke and Bell Park; newspaper clippings; and ephemera. Also includes works of art, photographs, studio portraits and photos of houses and buildings in Nova Scotia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Northern Ireland.

Bell family of Halifax
Edward A. Bollinger
1975-307 · Fonds · 1934-1959

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