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Fonds · 1840-1879

Collection consists of records relating to quarantine of smallpox cases, financial returns and by-laws of local boards of health, reports of the Committee on Transient Paupers and Committee on the Bridewell, correspondence to and from the provincial secretary, warrants to the provincial treasurer, and returns of overseers of the poor to the provincial secretary. Collection also includes accounts for care of the sick and transient poor, returns of the Commissioners of the Poor to the clerk of the legislature, correspondence to and from local boards of health, petitions for relief to the House of Assembly, and accounts of the central board of health. This collection comprises records of local boards of health, the provincial secretary's office, the provincial treasurer, the House of Assembly, and the Commissioners of the Poor. Collection is arranged by subject.

Fonds · 1750-1969

Fonds consists of: Series - Case files, Series - Judgment books, Series - Jury lists and venires, Series - Jury books, Series - Process books, Series - Writs of mesne process registers, Series - Foreclosure sales of property and goods books, Series - Executions and attachments registers, Series - Judges' notes and other material, Series - Docket books, Series - Index books, Series - Minute books, Series - Proceedings books, Series - Chambers books, Series - Chambers summons book, Series - Lawyers' court costs record books, Series - Fees charged and received registers, Series - Registers, Series - Warrants of attorney register, Series - Equity chambers books, Series - Court of Commissioners Summary Trial writs of execution, Series - Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes case files, Series - Divorce cause books

Nova Scotia. Supreme Court
Fonds · 1944-1991
  • Fonds consists of: Series - Executive case and subject files, Series - Deputy minister's office case and subject files, Series - Industrial Benefits Office case files, Series - Community Economic Development Branch Mainstreet Program photographs, Series - Economic Analysis Branch case and subject files, Series - Departmental case and subject files, Series - Sydney Steel Corporation records, Series - Voluntary Planning Board minutes and other material, Series - Industrial Estates Limited administrative files
  • Series - Michael V. Knight's correspondence and other material, Series - Trade and industry project files, Series - Ministers' correspondence and other material, Series - Minister's copies of Industrial Estates Limited minute books, Series - Waterfront Development Corporation records, Series - Nova Scotia Resources Limited minutes and other material, Series - Job creation correspondence, Series - Technical and administrative services program records, Series - Halifax-Dartmouth Regional Development Plan Review records, Series - Industrial Loan Board minute book, Series - Industrial Benefits Office conference records, Series - Subsidiary agreements with the federal government, Series - Projects Division correspondence and other material, Series - Investment Canada correspondence and other material, Series - Industrial Estates Limited project files and other material
Nova Scotia. Office of Economic Development

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.)
William Dixon fonds
Fonds · [Photocopied 1989]

Fonds consists of correspondence documenting Dixon's activities as a student at the Institution of the Deaf and Dumb, including photocopies of letters to family and friends describing school activites, Halifax events, and a description of the Deaf and Dumb institution.

Dixon, William, 19th cent.

Fonds consists of: Sous-fonds - Supreme Court at Halifax, Sous-fonds - Supreme Court on county circuit

Nova Scotia. Supreme Court
Returns of births registered
Series · Microfilmed 1983

quarterly returns of birth registrations made by local registrars and forwarded to the federal statistics office in Halifax N.S. For each birth the registration information includes the name of the person born, the date and place of birth, the mother's maiden name, the father's name, residence and occupation, when and where the parents were married, the date and birth was registered and who provided the information. The returns are in alphabetical order by name of registration district.

Fonds · 1967-1969

Fonds consists of correspondence and memoranda, feasibility studies for proposed projects, reports, and economic forecasts of the Programme Development Agency.

Nova Scotia. Program Development Agency
MG 1, Vol. 334, 334A · Fonds · 1788-1859

Fonds consists of Halliburtons judicial papers and personal correspondence, 1788-1859. Most of the documents pertain to Halliburtons career as Supreme Court justice, 1833-1853, consisting of court case documents, legal opinions and decisions on rules of evidence and points of law. Also includes Halliburtons addresses to court colleagues, and his commissions as puisne judge of the Supreme Court and for other positions. The personal correspondence was with colleagues and relatives, largely concerning financial matters and real estate. The documents were arranged in chronological order after donation.

Halliburton, Sir Brenton
Tom McInnis fonds
MG 2, vol. 1991-2027 · Fonds

Fonds consists of records documenting McInnis' political career. Fonds contains correspondence, reports, articles and other material pertaining to contemporary political issues, including race relations, Portland Estates Ltd. expropriation, and the 1990s landfill site controversy, the Halifax-Eastern Shore constituency, and election campaigns. Also includes records relating to the Progressive Conservative Party Association, legislative committees, and the various departments in which he served as minister.

McInnis, Tom, 1945-
Peter Barrett fonds
MG 1, vol. 3196A · Fonds · 1879

Fonds consists of a manuscript by Barrett documenting his travels from England to Halifax in the late 1850s and his experiences at Albion Mines (renamed Stellarton,1870), prospecting for gold in N.S., his move to the United States and job as a bookseller, and working in the coal mines in Springhill, N.S. It includes an account of the Drummond Colliery Disaster, Stellarton, 1873; working conditions in coal mines in Pictou and Springhill in the 1870s; encounters with various individuals throughout his travels, and a personal account of the justice system during the mid-1870s.

Barrett, Peter, b. 1841
Thomas Maher fonds
MG 1, vol. 6190 · Fonds · 1856-1881

Fonds consists of records documenting Maher's business activities as a trader in Dover. Includes account books and indexes, 1856-1881; day books, 1876-1881; and fish books, 1868-1876, describing the types of fish being caught along the eastern side of St. Margaret's Bay and the names of fishermen involved in the fishery.

Maher, Thomas, ca. 1813-1882
Quentin A. Haughn fonds
MG 1 vol.3196H · Fonds · 1944-1978

Fonds consists of financial statements, auditor's reports, bills of sale, stocks, and correspondence documenting Haughn's investments in OK Service Shipping and LaHave Shipping.

Haughn, Quentin A., fl. 1944-1995
Whynot family fonds
MG 1 vol. 3194F · Fonds · 1917-1919

Fonds consists of correspondence primarily from Atwood R. Whynot from 25 June 1917 to 1919 written to his mother and other family members in New Albany, N.S. describing training and Army life in the U.S., and his tour fighting overseas in France, 1918-1919. Also includes photocopies of photographs and family tree copied in 1992.

Whynot (family)
Accession 2001-031 · Fonds · 1972-1997

records relating to 92 productions by Skerrett Communication, including both project development files and final production records. The productions are in a number of formats, including films, slides, 3/4 inch videotape and Betacam SP. For most titles there is a master as well as a viewing copy. The project development files consist of textual documentation such as correspondence, press releases, publicity material, scripts, contracts and agreements, and financial records.

Skerrett Communication
MG 20, vol. 507, 939. · Fonds · 1882-1887, 1916

Fonds consists of a typescript of the Provincial Workmen's Association biannual minutes and proceedings with constitution, by-laws, and rules of order, 1879-1891, compiled by the Grand Secretary's Office in 1916; and articles of incorporation for various lodges of the association, 1882-1887.

Provincial Workmen's Association
MG 1, vol. 1492 · Fonds · 1797-1920, predominant 1841-1869

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Uniacke, mostly relating to the administration of his parish at Halifax. Includes letters written to Uniacke concerning financial affairs, letters between Uniacke and Bishop H. Binney concerning the dispute over confirmation at St. George's Church, and letter of condolence signed by parishioners during Uniacke's illness. Also contains lists of subscriptions, accounts, vouchers, receipts, and other items pertaining to the construction of St. Mark's Church, Three Mile House (Fairview) school house, Lakeland Church, Hants Co., and addition of St. George's Church; bond regarding Mount Uniacke; Uniacke's baptismal, school, and ordination certificates and obituary; and a baptism certificate and two letters addressed to his wife Elizabeth.

Uniacke, Robert Fitzgerald, 1797-1870
W.S. Fielding fonds
MG 2, vol. 423; 425-484; 488; 493-502; 504-541; 784-790 and MG 1, vol. 1406-1409 · Fonds · 1874-1940, predominant 1907-1923

Fonds consists of correspondence and other records created and accumulated by Fielding as minister of finance and MP for Shelburne-Queens. Subjects represented include railways and public works in Nova Scotia, and national and international issues including elections, budget, tariffs, trade, reciprocity, transportation, civil service, Confederation, conscription, and imperial policy. Fonds includes speeches, speech notes, statistics, pamphlets and other published material, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and ephemera. A small portion of the correspondence concerns Fielding's personal investments and his appointments as editor. Fonds also contains newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, probate records and other material relating to Fielding's family, including his son-in-law K.N. Macfee (first husband of Janet); photographs of Fielding on board a ship during a trip to England ca. 1910; and a portrait of Fielding painted by Margaret Frame in 1928.

Fielding, W.S., 1848-1929
Pickford & Black Ltd. fonds
MG 3, vol. 1561-1718; MG 7, vol. 43-55. · Fonds · 1873-1939

Fonds consists of business and shipping records of Pickford & Black, including thirteen shipping registers containing entries of every ship calling at Halifax between 1873 and 1939. The registers list date of arrival of the ship, rig and name, tonnage, port, master, destination, previous port visited and duration of voyage, consignee, and wharf where the cargo was unloaded. The fonds also contains the firm's letter books (1890-1914, 1933-1934), account books (1887-1911), cash books (1897-1934), general ledgers (1875-1936), ship diaries (1923-1931), a log book for the SS Oruro (1913), ships' manifests and related cargo information (1905-1939), and a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, shipping rules, circulars, and a few letters (1912-1915).

Pickford & Black
MG 20, vol. 1325-1333 (use microfilm reels 9,834-9,835; 9,839 for vol. 1325-1328) · Fonds · 1867-1983, predominant 1867-1976

Fonds consists of minutes of monthly and annual committee meetings, 1867-1973, and ladies committee meetings, 1953-1967; registry books listing admissions and discharges, 1879, 1899-1965; record book of donations, 1882-1891, 1950-1951; correspondence, [192-], 1950-1976; cash books, 1904-1957; receipts, 1874-1879; visitor's register, 1982; and case files. Also includes a typewritten summary of committee meeting minutes from 1867 to 1973 with relevant appendices, entitled "Minutes in Time", which was prepared by Frank Kempster in 1983.

St. Paul's Residence for Girls
Raymond Simpson fonds
MG 1, vol. 2479; 1997-136/001-006 · Fonds · 1801, 1814-1992

Fonds consists of material relating to Simpson's interest and involvement in the musical life of Halifax, including correspondence, newspaper clippings and articles, photographs, programs, printed ephemera, and scrapbooks pertaining to opera in Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Opera Association, Acadian Quartet singing group, English Choral Singers and Tudor Singers of Halifax, the Halifax Music Festival, and Simpson's own recitals. Also contains material accumulated by Simpson in the course of his research and publication of If we are spared to each other.. such as his notes, manuscript drafts, and correspondence with publishers; correspondence, ship account book, and other items originally created by Captain John Kendrick Butler and family, 1814, 1865-1903, including Annie Roger Butler's diary kept while at sea, 1870-1871; family photograph album and loose photographs depicting the Butler and Roger families of Yarmouth and Tusket, 1870s-1900s; and negatives and prints used for publication. Fonds also includes Simpson family photographs, ca. 1880-1960s; accounts and receipts relating to the business activities of his father John D. Simpson and William Simpson of Merigomish, 1818-1872, 1911-1914; day book of Bessie Simpson, and John Simpson's arithmetic book, 1801.

Simpson, Raymond, 1913-1998