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James Burn Russell fonds

  • Accession no. 2007-062
  • Fonds
  • 6 December 1917

Fonds consists of two images of ships burning in Halifax Harbour after the explosion of 1917. They are unusual in that they are taken from the water.

Russell, James Burn, 1892-1933

Chester Brown fonds

  • Accession 2008-020
  • Fonds
  • 12 December 1917; 16 December 1917

Fonds consists of two letters written to members of Mr. Brown's family in the United States describing the situation in Halifax in the aftermath of the Halifax Harbour Explosion of 1917.

Brown, Chester, [18--]-[19--]

Ethel Jane Bond and Murray Kellough fonds

  • Accession no. 2010-015
  • Fonds
  • 16 December 1917

Fonds consists of a pass for access for the devastated area issued by the City of Halifax and a sixteen page hand-written letter by Ethel Jean Bond to her uncle, Murray Kellough, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. In her letter she describes the devastation of the Halifax Explosion, the death of her father, and the injuries that her sister Bertha sustained, and discusses the impact on various neighbours in the vicinity of Kaye Street in Halifax, including the Swetnams, Killams, and Theakstons, among others.

Kellough, Murray McLean, 1874-1965

Notman Studio collection

  • Collection
  • [ca. 1869]-[ca.1920]

Collection consists of photographs taken by Notman Studio of Halifax, Nova Scotia and consists mainly of individual and group portraits of residents of, and visitors to, Halifax. Also includes naval ships and personnel, and buildings, streets and views of Halifax, as well as other Nova Scotian communities, including Antigonish, Canso, Dartmouth, Grand Pré, Musquodoboit Harbour, Sheet Harbour, Truro and Whitehead. Predominantly proof prints; also includes glass negatives, both wet- and dry-plate. Photographs organized by format, and within each format by original negative/proof print number.

Notman Studio (Halifax, N.S.)

Nova Scotia Information Service fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1990

Fonds consists of photographs and film productions created by the Nova Scotia Information Service. Photographs consist of black-and-white negatives from publicity and promotional events depicting Nova Scotia landscapes, communities, government activities, people, industries, and events. Film productions include promotional and documentary productions relating to many aspects of life in the province as well as original footage of various special events. Original master soundtracks available for some productions.

Nova Scotia Information Service

MacLean, Sinclair family fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 2660; MG 9, vol. 538-45; MG 15, series G vol. 22-24 (use reel 15, 112)
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1768], 1815-1973, predominant 1833-1939

eight scrapbooks, correspondence, and other records created, accumulated, and used by three generations of the MacLean and Sinclair families, including John MacLean, his grandson Rev. Dr. A. MacLean Sinclair and great-grandson, Rev. Dr. D.M. Sinclair. Scrapbooks were compiled by A. MacLean Sinclair and son D.M. Sinclair, late1800s-1973, and contain newspaper clippings and articles relating to history and events in Scotland and Pictou County, articles written by both Sinclairs, obituaries of clergy and early settlers, genealogical notes and charts, Gaelic poems, and ephemera. Correspondence primarily consists of letters written to A. MacLean Sinclair concerning genealogy and writing activities, 1866-1906, although some letters contain personal and community news and parish affairs. The fonds also includes sixteen bound volumes, ca. 1768, 1815-1891, containing Gaelic poems, songs, hymns, psalms, historical sketches and grammar, most of which were accumulated by John MacLean in Scotland and Nova Scotia. Aside from MacLean's poems and hymns, there are several volumes of writings or translations by Dr. Hector MacLean of Mull, Scotland, Rev. Duncan Black Blair and Rev. James MacGregor of Pictou Co., and one volume by Dr. MacKintosh MacKay including an essay on the "Loss of Gaelic". All of John MacLean's poems together with the poems in Dr. Hector MacLean's manuscript given to him in 1818, and others, were later published by A. MacLean Sinclair. Other records included in the fonds are an account book kept by John MacLean, ca. 1815-1854, assorted poems and songs, financial statements, newspaper clippings and articles, notes, printed material, a few letters and other items relating to family members Christy MacLean Sinclair and Isabella Black MacLean, the Clan MacLean Association, and a minute book of the Strathbeg Reading Society, 1866-1869.

MacLean (family)

Isaac Deschamps fonds

  • MG 1 volume 258
  • Fonds
  • 1750-1814, predominant 1756-1768

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Deschamps, primarily documenting his activities at Fort Edward. Fonds includes a bound volume containing correspondence relating to the Acadians; lists of Acadian prisoners and Mi'kmaq families residing near Fort Edward; and other material relating to Deschamp's various appointments, First Nations commerce and trade, Treaty of 1760, and settlements in Kings County. Fonds also contains an original Pisiquid almanac/diary as well as photocopies of his other surviving diaries.

Deschamps, Isaac

Easson family fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 3478
  • Fonds
  • 1734-1894, 1924

Fonds consists of records documenting business and personal activities of four generations of the Easson family. Fonds contains correspondence, invoices, receipts, account statements, promissory notes, land conveyances, bills of exchange, licences, survey plans, and other material relating to commercial transactions between Annapolis Royal, New England, Halifax, and Louisbourg; shipping in the 1700s including an incident involving a vessel at Tatamagouche; relations between the French and the Mi'kmaq; mill-work; maintenance of aboiteaux and dykes; local government; and social life and customs of Annapolis Royal. Family members represented include John Easson (1715-1790); son David (1748-1790) and his wife Elizabeth (ca.1750-1841); three of their eight children: David (1773-1812) and David's wife Zeruiah (ca.1790-1845), Thomas (1784-ca.1862), and Alexander (1786-1862); and three of Alexander's children: Deborah (1816-1888), Caroline (1822-1885), and David Stuart Easson (1823-1883). Also includes records of Thomas Prior, a freed slave, who was a neighbour of David Easson (1773-1812).

Easson (family)

Prat, Starr family fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 886A, 2625-2632.
  • Fonds
  • 1760-1986, predominant 1831-[196-]

Fonds consists of records relating to the Prat and Starr families of Annapolis County and Kings County, N.S. Fonds contains family and business correspondence, accounts, deeds and other legal and court records, newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, scrapbooks, poems, pamphlets, photographs, sketchbooks, and watercolours. Photographs primarily depict family members, relatives, friends, and residences and also contains scenes of various Nova Scotia towns. Drawings and watercolours, most of which were painted by Annie L. Prat, depict Nova Scotia flora and fungi. Most of the Prat material in the fonds was created by sisters Annie L. Prat, Minnie Prat, and May Prat Starr, while the Starr material represents five generations of family members. Other related families and individuals represented in the fonds include the Morse, Moore, Wilcox, and Boehner families, Bliss Carman, Charles G.D. Roberts, Charles Stayner, and Dorothy Cornell.

Prat (family)

W. G. MacLaughlan collection

  • Photographs 1983-284, 1988-034, 2004-014, 2007-003, 2007-063 and 2014-031
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914- ca. 1922

Collection consists of photographs, including panoramas, of Nova Scotia soldiers in World War I and scenes of the city of Halifax immediately after the Halifax Explosion on December 6, 1917. The images include wide angle views of the North End of the city, the shipyard or ‘graving yard’, and 5x7 images in 2 small albums of individual homes (some with people in doorways), stores, warehouse and a church. The photographs in the albums bear MacLaughlan’s name and a sequential number. Some also have the name of the property owner and street name written in pencil. The fonds also includes large group portraits, mostly of soldiers in the Canadian Expeditionary Force for World War I. Most soldiers are identified by name.

MacLaughlan, W.G., 1871-1935

Joseph Settle Halifax Explosion letter

  • 2014-040
  • Item
  • December 21, 1917

Fonds consists of one handwritten letter written by Private. Joseph Settle, while stationed at the Halifax Armouries, to Mr. F. Frankum, Montreal, on December 21, 1917. The letter provides a firsthand account of the Halifax Explosion and its aftermath.

Settle, J.

Paving Projects albums

Series forms part of Department of Highways and Public Works fonds and consists of three presentation albums containing photographs documenting the paving of sections of the Trunk highway system across the Province, and technical drawings of paving plants. The photographs predominantly show completed sections of Trunk highways, but there are also photographs showing the reconstruction process, laying drainage pipes, grading and paving, and photographs showing machinery, equipment, paving plants, pavement, and unidentified men working. Photographs also show automobiles, streetscapes, landscapes, residences, farms, businesses, bridges and other landmarks.

Albums are inscribed with the name of the R.W. McColough who was Chief Engineer (1924-1939) for the Department of Highways, then Deputy Minister (1939-1943) of Department of Highways and Public Works.

The 1936 Paving Project album documents the following paving projects: Sydney Contracts; Irish Cove, Portage, East Bay; James River - Heatherton; Saltsprings - New Glasgow - Broadway; Town of Pictou; Truro Contracts; Lantz - Shubenacadie; Middle Sackville - Ardoise School; Ardoise School - Wolfville; Middleton - Bridgetown; Saulnierville - Weymouth; Eel Brook Aboiteau - Arcadia Corner; Freshwater Brook - Pubnico Head; Queens-Lunenburg County Line - Broad River; St. Margaret's Bay Road; Preston Road.

The 1937 Paving Project album documents the following paving projects: Port Hawkesbury - St. Peter's; Monastery - Mulgrave; Broadway - Heatherton; Scotsburn Road - Alma; Kemptown - Saltsprings; Glenholme - Bass River; Atkinson Road - Springhill - Oxford; Truro Contracts; Fall River - Enfield; Middle Sackville - Ardoise School; Middleton - Annapolis; Annapolis - Victoria Bridge; Digby - Saulnierville; Meteghan - Darling's Lake; Pubnico Head - Arcadia Corner; Freshwater Brook - Pubnico Head; Walls Corner - Birchtown; Bridgewater - Queens-Lunenburg County Line; Mahone Bay - Bridgewater - Lunenburg; Hubley's - Halifax-Lunenburg County Line.

The 1938 Paving Project album documents the following paving projects: St. Peter's - Irish Cove; Port Hawkesbury - St. Peter's; Monastery - Mulgrave; Heatherton - Monastery; Kemptown - Saltsprings; Upper Moose River - Atkinson Road; Bass River - Upper Moose River; Fall River - Enfield; Broad River - Wall's Corner; Birchtown - Atwood Brook.

Jotham Blanchard McCully fonds

  • 2001-025
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1867

Fonds consists of several letters and other items accumulated by Jotham McCully as secretary of the Oak Island Association during its attempts to locate treasure on Oak Island from 1862 to 1863. The letters are all written to McCully from engineers and officials at the money pit site, describing problems encountered during the drilling, and also from several shareholders describing potential financial problems. Fonds also includes documents concerning an Oak Island Association meeting in Truro in 1864, and plans and a report from engineers on how to stop the flooding of water in the money pit in 1867.

McCully, Jotham

Buckley family

  • Accession no. 1985-386
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of photographs of Guysborough and vicinity and Buckley family and friends, predominantly by William Buckley and his children, Mary, Edith and Walter. Their photographs of Guysborough and vicinity, taken for both personal and commercial purposes, document the growth and development of Guysborough over fifty years. They depict commercial and residential buildings, streets, harbour, general views, shipping, school activities, community events, fires, outdoor hockey and curling, yachting regattas at Guysborough and Canso, building and bridge construction, farms and livestock, mills, Guysborough Railway survey, 193rd Regiment leaving Guysborough, 1916 and visit of Governor-General Byng, 1923. Also includes negatives left by others for printing, such as school field day, 1932, by Mrs. Erdine Harris and Larry's River and Charlos Cove by Rev. A.H. Cormier. Buckley family photographs included informal portraits of them and their friends and reflect their interests, particularly boating, building working model boats, gardening, and other outdoor activities such as sledding and skating.

Buckley (family)

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