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George D. Spicer fonds

  • 1974-009 and 2004-055
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1910 ; 1974

Fonds 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.

John Bonsall Porter fonds

  • 1981-043
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-[193-]

Fonds consists of twelve films taken by Porter of his travels to Europe, California (Lindberg;s first glider flight at LaJolla), Hawaii, the Caribbean, and life in Montreal and Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, including the Sonora Timber Company and hay making with oxen at Larry's River.

Porter, John Bonsall, 1861-1944

A.E. Cornwall fonds

  • 1984-497
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-[ca. 1925]

Fonds consists of glass plate negatives, salvaged by B.R. Alexander, likely in the late 1970s or early 1980s, from A.E. Cornwall's by then abandoned and severely deteriorated former house in the vicinity of Hantsport. Also includes copy negatives with accompanying copy prints of images created or believed to have been created by A.E. Cornwall. The contents of the fonds document the community of Hantsport, Nova Scotia and environs with particular focus on ship-building and portraiture.

Cornwall, A.E.

Harold Weir fonds

  • 1986-017
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-[195-]

Fonds consists of silent film footage by Harold Wier. Includes four 8 mm films in black and white and fourteen 16mm films in a mixture of black and white and colour. Although an amateur, Weir had an appreciation for the art and craft of cinematography. Some material has been edited and titled by Weir, as in the footage he shot during a trip around the Cabot trail in 1938. Most of the material consists of footage of his family and of his travels around Nova Scotia.

Weir, Harold, 1902-1978

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

Janet Kitz fonds

  • 1992-359 and 2007-066
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1921, 1977-2005

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Janet Kitz in preparation for the publcation of her books on the Halifax Harbour Explosion of 1917. Includes photographs by Gauvin and Gentzell of the north end of Halifax after the explosion, as well as research material relating to survivors of the explosion. The research materials consist of tape recorded interviews of survivors of the event, interview transcripts and photographs and slides of those who were interviewed.

Kitz, Janet, 1930-

C.H.L. Jones fonds

  • 1993-119
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1949, 1992

Fonds consists of records documenting Col. Jones' career in the military and work as an industrialist. Includes correspondence, addresses, scrapbooks, clippings, certificates and items relating to the history of Nova Scotia.

Jones, Charles Hugh Lepailleur, 1876-1949

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

Sydenham Howe fonds

  • 1994-272
  • Fonds
  • 1757-[1917?], predominant 1853-1889

Fonds consists of a scrapbook compiled by Sydenham Howe, mostly documenting his family and his literary and artistic interests. Includes correspondence, predominantly written to and from Hon. Joseph Howe; printed and handwritten poems by Joseph Howe, Maria Morris, Mary Jane Katzman Lawson, and others; prints of engravings and lithographs, many of which depict women's fashions of the mid-19th century; newspaper clippings, several pertaining to poetry and curling; sketches and watercolours by artist Maria Morris as well as Mary Currie and S.J. Howe; visiting cards; autographs dated 1757 onwards; printed material and ephemera, including invitations, the Victoria School of Art and Design exhibibition of loans catalogue, 1887, and 1889 issue of Halifax Carnival, and three Notman photographs of John Howe and John and Mary (Currie) Ross. Also contains correspondence and other items relating to the McNab family.

Howe, Sydenham, 1843-1929

Ellen Wainwright fonds

  • 1996-101.
  • Fonds
  • 1916-[ca. 1940], predominant 1916-[ca. 1921]

Fonds consists of two photograph albums compiled by Ellen (O'Brien) Wainwright, one containing photographs depicting scenes of Edgehill School for Girls, Windsor, including students, school activities and sports events (1916-1917). The other album depicts military personnel during World War I, celebrations including the Dominion Day parade (1918), house decorated for Armistice Day (1919) military camp at Fort Edward, Windsor (1918), sports and recreation at Edgehill, Windsor, and Evangeline Beach, Kings County, and other scenes in Hants County. Also includes a photograph of three soldiers, one of which is Evan Wainwright, of the 85th Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders.

Wainwright, Ellen, ca. 1897-1976

Insurers Advisory Organization of Canada - Atlantic Branch fonds

  • 1997-020
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1990

Fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, governance documents, rate books, manuals and historical documents. The contents of the fonds document the operation of the organization and the role that it plays in providing insurance.

Insurers Advisory Organization of Canada. Atlantic Branch

J.A. Blaikie fonds

  • 1997-174/002-003, 005-006
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1948

Fonds consists of account books, River View House register, customs ledgers, register of ship manifests, an accounts journal concerning the estate of John M. Blaikie (1837-1929), and the accounts ledger of J.B. Turner who was a dealer in dry goods and hardware at Harvey, Albert County, New Brunswick. The contents of the fonds document John A. Blaikie's career and work as a customs agent in Great Village and Londonderry, Nova Scotia.

Blaikie, J.A., 1862-1938

Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers fonds

  • 1997-207.
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1997

Fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and agendas, notices, as well as conference documentation including minutes, financial statements, and feedback from attendees. The contents of the fonds provide evidence of the work of the organization in promoting spinning and handweaving in Nova Scotia.

Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers

Edward Owens fonds

  • 1997-246.
  • Fonds
  • 1873-[ca. 1911]

Fonds consists of an invitation, two letters, a notice, and an obituary for Edward Owens, who served as Quartermaster on S.S. Atlantic at the time that it was lost at sea off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Owens, Edward, [ca. 1841]-[ca. 1911]

Red Herring Co-operative Books fonds

  • 1998-065 / 001-002, 2005-005 / 001; Library V/F volume 220 number 7.
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1996

Fonds consists of records created or accumulated by the board of directors of the co-op. Includes minutes of meetings (board, annual, executive, special, 1977-1996, with supporting documentation); constitutions, by-laws and articles of incorporation (1977-1982); staff manuals (ca. 1978 onward); correspondence (ca. 1978-1995); press releases and events posters (ca. 1979-1995); undated promotional literature such as brochures, broadsides and pamphlets; files concerning the fund raising committee and censorship issues (1979-1994); and photographs of the store's exterior and interior and social events (ca 1970s-1990s). Also includes in-house newsletters, 1978-1996.

Red Herring Cooperative Books

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