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Stainer family
1996-279 · Collection · 1849-1996

Collection consists of genealogical records relating to the family of noted English composer and organist, Sir John Stainer (1840-1901), compiled by J.F.R. Stainer. The contents of the collection include notes compiled by Stainer, along with correspondence, photographs, and related genealogical documents including references to family connections with Flora MacDonald of Scotland and Jane Austen. The records were donated to complement Stayner family records documenting the connection with Roger Stayner who emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts in the 1630s. Roger Stayner was a nephew of Admiral Sir Richard Stayner, of Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, England. This Stayner had descendants who came to Nova Scotia so the Stainer family collection complements that genealogical information.

Stainer family
2013-032/001; Graphic 2013-032/002-004. · Collection · 2003

Collection was created during 8 field trips and consists of black and white photographic negatives and contact sheets of 60 post-Deportation (after 1764) Acadian cemeteries, supplemented with colour prints of the oldest surviving cemetery at St. Pierre Catholic Church in Chéticamp on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, and a typed inventory describing each negative. This is not a comprehensive collection of all Acadian grave markers. Rather, the photographs represent a sampling of grave stones and monuments dating from 1817 (earliest found) to 2002, selected by Dr. Ross for their physical characteristics, French language inscriptions and historical significance. Examples in wood, stone, concrete and metal are depicted, as well as representative family names and at least one World War I or World War II veterans’ grave marker from each parish community. The layout and geographical site of each cemetery is also captured. Dr. Ross organized the photographs by community and within each community, by church cemetery. She also created a written inventory describing each photograph including the French inscription with English translations, a provincial map showing cemetery locations and a final report to the funder outlining her cultural analysis. The photographs were taken by Deborah Trask. This Collection shows the influence of French culture, and in particular the longevity of the French language, in Nova Scotia’s Acadian-founded communities through an examination of cemeteries as cultural artifacts over time.

Ross, Sally
Ritchie family
2004-032 · Collection · 1807-1986

Consists of original documents, photographs, printed materials, art works, and other items that were inherited and/or collected by Elizabeth Ritchie from other family members. It includes the war-time correspondence of Elizabeth's father, Roland Ritchie, 1938-1947; letters from J. W. Ritchie to John C. Halliburton, barrister, of Halifax, 1830-1832; and documents concerning Elizabeth Johnston Lichtenstein (1764-1848). The latter include a copy of the introduction to her memoirs, Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist (1836) by Hon. William J. Almon, her grandson, and original documents concerning Lichtenstein's husband's and father in-law's activities in Jamaica and Georgia. Collection also includes typescript copies of the writings of Susie (Susanna) Almon and Dr. James R. Robertson, and files on several related families such as the Wylde family (Elizabeth's mother's family); Harry King Stewart, of the Gordon Highlanders, who served in the Egyptian campaign; and Harry King (1807-1865), a prominent barrister of Windsor. Also includes information regarding the importance of the King-Stewart letters, which are held in the Library and Archives of Canada. The collection includes two large framed oil paintings, a portrait of Harrry King, believed to have been painted by William Valentine, and a portrait of James S. Stewart (1803-1860) by Albert Gallatin Hoit. FInally, the collection includes a Victorian-era "Scrap Album", created by Captain Arthur C.T. Boileau, Royal Artillery (Woolwich, England), containing various notes, cards, ephemera and memorabilia.

Ritchie, Elizabeth, 1941-2001
Notman Studio
1983-310 · Collection · [ca. 1869]-[ca.1920]

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.)
2014-024 · Collection · 1944-1945

Four telegrams to Mrs. Bertha Avery of 89 Edinburgh Street, Halifax from the Minister of National Defence informing her that Lance Sergeant Fred William Avery was wounded in action while fighting overseas with the Canadian Army in the Second World War, in November 1944 and again in March 1945. The wound was minor and the last telegram is direct from Fred Avery announcing his safe arrival in Halifax in June 1945.

Avery, Bertha M.
Mirko Usmiani
1997-020 · Collection · 1963-1964

Consists of seventeen political cartoons on provincial, national and international subjects, created by well-known Nova Scotian cartoonist Bob Chambers and collected by Usmiani.

Usmiani, Mirko, 1912-2002
1997-174 · Collection · 1808-1989

Consists of receipts, invoices, account statements, and related shipping documents from various vessels that sailed from the Maritimes to various foreign ports. The contents of the collection include documents for the following vessels: Annapolis, J.W. Parker, L. Delap, Ostrich, Pandora, Avon, S.S. Lovat and Waterloo among others. Also includes captains' documentation (certificates, logbooks), a Sable Island logbook, images from the Halifax Port Authority, and some records of Pickford and Black and the White Ensign Association.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Levi Hart letters
2014-026 · Collection · 1858-1865

Consists of eight letters from Joseph Howe to his business contact Benjamin Wier & Company of Halifax, and then to the firm of Wylde, Hart & Company, also of Halifax. Written just prior and during Mr. Howe’s time as Premier of Nova Scotia (1860-1863), most of the letters contain routine business matters and one letter mentions the dismissal of [Jonathan] McCully from a political post.

Hart, Levi
John W. Hugill
1992-375 · Collection · 17-19 October 1897

Collection consists of 31 photographs taken of Windsor, Nova Scotia by George Wright in the days following a fire that destroyed a portion of the town in the fall of 1897. The photographs were developed by Notman Studio and were included in an article titled "Photo Sets of the Windsor Fire" in the Halifax Morning Herald on 11 November 1897.

Hugill, John W., 1881-1971
2019-017 · Collection · 1979-1998 (originals [ca1880]-1998)

Consists of genealogy research information compiled by Jean (Burgess) Kirstine on her mother’s McLeod ancestors in Nova Scotia and related families of Churchill, Slocomb, Burgess, Thorpe, and Doggett. Includes selected family correspondence (1928, 1967-1998) and photographs of family members and their homes (ca1880s-1998), family trees showing relationships between members (between 1979 and 1998), news clippings, and published information on the Clan McLeod of Scotland. Contains photocopies and original letters and photographs, curated and arranged by Jean into roughly chronological order by generation.

Kirstine, Jean
2022-022 · Collection · 1952-1985

Consists of 143 music record albums (LPs, 78s and one 45) of Nova Scotia-born international country music star Hank Snow, including albums released in Japan, East Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom; a Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast of Hank Snow; and recordings sold only to radio stations by Thesaurus Programming Service. The Collection spans Hank Snow’s United States recording career starting in the early 1950s up to 1985 when he stopped recording. The collection was assembled by life-long fan Gordon “Gordie” Silver, who bought his first Hank Snow album in 1955 at the age of 10 and continued collecting until 2018.

Gordie’s collection also includes Hank Snow’s E-Z Method for Spanish Guitar complete with instruction booklet; a booklet listing all of Snow’s recordings with Bluebird and with RCA Victor Records up to 1968; a 1984 yearbook from the Hank Snow International Fan Club and a published songbook “Hank’s Favourite Songs” (cover is missing).

Gordon Silver
George W. Hames
1993-03 · Collection · 1930-1960

Consists of 9 films. Five were professionally produced in the 1930's. Of those, 3 are fine examples of promotional travelogues about Nova Scotia; while the remaining two document a 1937 Wedgeport Tuna Cup Match and the [1938] installation of Canada's Governor General, Lord Tweedsmuir, as Grand Master of the Order of Good Cheer. (The promotional nature of these early films allows for speculation about whether the Province might have commissioned them for distribution to foreign markets to stimulate tourism.) The remaining films, all CBC produced, were acquired due to Hames' professional involvement with CBHT as part of the films' production staff.

George Hames
George Burton Spencer
2010-029 · Collection · 1945-1946

Consists of twenty-five early cartoons created by Bob Chambers relating to sports, wartime, and political commentary and observation about Nova Scotia and Canada. The cartoons were given to George Spencer by Bob Chambers when they worked together at the Halifax Herald.

Spencer, George Burton, 1911-1995
G-7 Economic Summit
1996-178 · Collection · 1995

Consists of photographs taken by Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax staff photographers M. Albert, R Dugay, W.O.B. Kyte, B. Lake and M. Ray and by J. M. Carisse of the Prime Minister’s Office (Ottawa), of a number of events associated with the G-7 Summit held in Halifax in June 1995. The photographs show the G-7 leaders following their arrival at Shearwater airport, their visit to Government House, the leaders at the conference table and a luncheon, and aerial views of the summit area on Lower Water Street, Halifax.

Group of Seven (Organization). Summit (21st : 1995 : Halifax, N.S.)
Elizabeth Browne
2008-042 · Collection · 1959-1971

Consists of lists of passengers on ships that sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, for Europe with some related menus and a letter.

Browne, Elizabeth