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Halifax Relief Commission

  • MG 20, MG 36, Accession 2004-040; Photographs 1976-166.
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1978

Fonds consists of records documenting the commission's role in overseeing the expenditure of relief funds and the reconstruction of Halifax and Dartmouth following the 1917 explosion. Records also document the work of the Halifax Relief Committee, which was superceded by the commission in 1918.

This fonds has six series:
• Appraisal Board minutes and other material
• Commissioners' correspondence, minutes and financial records
• Pension claims case files and other material
• Reconstruction committee case files and other material
• Architectural plans for the reconstruction of Halifax and related cartographic materials,
• Halifax Relief Committee minutes, and relief fund record books

Halifax Relief Commission

Chesley family

  • MG 1, vol. 177-180
  • Fonds
  • 1755-1883

Fonds consists of deeds, commissions, receipts, account books, letters, legal records, and probate records of the Chesley family of Annapolis County. The majority of the material was created and accumulated by Maj. Samuel Chesley, his son Capt. Samuel Moore Chesley, and brother Benjamin Chesley, concerning legal cases and the Annapolis County Court, and property transactions.

Chesley (family)

Liard, Campbell, Hobrecker family fonds

  • MG1 volumes 1592E, 1592F; Graphic: 1992-343 loc. 33.5.3, 37.3.5.
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1985, predominant 1853-1854

Fonds consists of records documenting activities of the Liard family and related Campbell and Hobrecker families. Includes a personal journal kept by Martha Campbell between 8 May 1853 and 23 November 1854, letters from Martha to various family members in 1864, letters to Hilda Campbell Liard, copies of Liard family documents, family history of the Campbells, and genealogical notes and copy of an article pertaining to the Hobreckers. Also included are photographs of members of the Campbell, Liard, and Hobrecker families and Hobrecker house, which became "Lindola", the Oland mansion, 138 Young Avenue, taken by Robert Schurman.

Liard-Campbell-Hobrecker (family)

E. Marguerite Letson fonds

  • MG 1 volumes 542A, 2633-2634, 2760; microfilm reels 15,052 and 13,322
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1985, predominant 1907-1985

Fonds consists of correspondence with E. Marguerite Letson's parents and her nephew J. E. Letson, research notes pertaining to the families and history of Port Medway, and a microfilm reel containing accounts, agreements, bills of sale, bonds, and other documents pertaining to churches, cemeteries, and land in Port Medway. Fonds also includes biographical notes, reminiscences, and certificates concerning her grandfather Joseph Jones Letson and two letters that he received from Joseph Howe.

Letson, E. Marguerite

Kings County Court of General Sessions of the Peace fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1760-1890

Fonds consists of proceedings books in which the clerk of the peace recorded the actions of the court between 1760 and 1880, and in which the minutes of the elected municipal council were recorded until 1890. The final three volumes, after 1812, not only record the proceedings of the court but also index them and contain plans indicating roads and property divisions. Additional files consist of assessment returns to the Provincial Secretary (1842, 1861), material relating to the appointment of justices of the peace (1842-1879), similar documents regarding sheriffs and sheriff's fees (1829-1878), and returns of fees collected by local officials in relation to court proceedings which include some information on the disposition of individual cases (1837-1852).

Kings County (N.S.). Court of General Sessions of the Peace

St. John Ambulance, Nova Scotia Council, fonds

  • Accession 2003-039/001 - 2003-039/011
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1981, predominantly ca. 1940-ca. 1970

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by the Nova Scotia Council and its predecessor body (called the Provincial Council) in its headquarters in Halifax. Includes minutes of annual meetings with annual reports, 1915-1980 (incomplete); minutes of meetings of the provincial executive committee (includes officers' reports) 1954-1981; constitutions, by-laws, and general regulations followed by the provincial council, 1913-1970; printed histories by such members as R.V. Harris and Col. E. W. Mingo, 1940-1959; correspondence of the provincial commissioner, 1941-1967; records of services at first aid stations during the war, 1941-1943; award and examination certificates,1914-1979; newspaper clippings, 1940-1980; in-house newsletters and pamphlets, 1948-1997 and commissioned photographs, 1925-1977. Also includes a scrapbook compiled by member Florence Longard, 1945-1970, containing clippings and memorabilia, and a case book, 1938-1949, a daily record of medical treatment provided at special events such as exhibitions and Halifax Natal Day. The general correspondence of the provincial commissioner, 1917-1918, contains reports on conditions during the Halifax Explosion. Some of the nursing division correspondence includes experiences of nurses working overseas during World War II. The photographs depict of a wide variety of SJA activities including first aid classes and demonstrations, parades, exhibitions, fairs, inspections, investiture services, awards' ceremonies and providing assistance during the Springhill Mine Disaster in 1958.

St. John Ambulance. Nova Scotia Council

Office of Acadian Affairs fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1969-2005, predominant 1983-2005

Fonds contains Ministerial or Executive Director records reflecting the higher level activities of the office. Includes correspondence of the Minister responsible for Acadian affairs (1997-2003), files and briefing notes on various issues, records related to Intergovernmental relations and funding agreements, some French Language Service reports as submitted under the French Language Services Act and general records relating to community consultations and concerns. Major issues or file topics include Federal Provincial Agreements on the promotion of official languages 1989-1997, bilingual road signage (1987-1995), French language court services (1997-2004), and French language school boards.

Nova Scotia Office of Acadian Affairs

M. Grace Wambolt

  • MG 1 Vol. 1596; Graphic: 1989-420 loc. 37.3.5.
  • Fonds
  • 1838-1988, predominant 1925-1974

Fonds consists of records relating to Wambolt's legal career and personal activities, including correspondence (1925-1988); essays and lectures on the legal status of women, women in the legal profession, and other legal topics (1938-1970); personal documents (1908-1975); biographical material and reminiscences; Wambolt family genealogical notes and charts; printed material, some featuring articles written by Wambolt; and newspaper clippings pertaining to her career. Also contains photographic portraits of Wambolt, her father J.P. Wambolt's general store in Halifax, relative Mary Robinson, and Dalhousie Law School class of 1925 reunion (1975).

Wambolt, M. Grace, 1901-1988

Kennedy B. Wainwright fonds

  • MG 1 Vol. 1739 File 7 to 36, Vol. 1740 to 1758, Vol. 2356, and Vol. 2433 to 2434.
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1980

Fonds consists of records primarily documenting Rev. Wainwright's historical research and his ministerial activities. Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, research notes, extracts of church records, papers by Wainwright and others, draft manuscripts, prayer and sermon notes, pamphlets and other printed material, scrapbook, and memoirs of Wainwright's student days at Baddeck (1927). Correspondence includes letters to and from Wainwright, mainly concerning his genealogical research as well as personal, financial, and parish affairs. Includes historical information on the Diocese of Nova Scotia, Anglican ministers, Aylesford, Seaforth, St. Mary's Church (Auburn), early settlement at Cape Breton, and the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Several family surnames, primarily from Colchester, Lunenburg and Annapolis counties, are also represented and include: Conrad (Conrod), Jacques, Gaetz and Turple. Fonds also contains correspondence to Mabel Wainwright, family records including correspondence, wills and legal documents concerning A.H. Wainwright and Charles Evan Wainwright, original and typescript of the diary of Frederick Godfrey Wainwright (1840-1907) documenting his voyage from Halifax to Great Britain in 1860, and items relating to Charles Inglis, 1823-1848, which include letters from his father, John Inglis, bishop of Nova Scotia.

William Hall collection

  • Fonds
  • 1857-1967

Collection consists of material documenting the life of William Hall and his memorial ceremony in Hantsport, 1966-1967. Includes correspondence, research notes, newspaper clippings, copies of articles and certificates, and minutes of the William Hall Victoria Cross memorial steering committee.

Hall, William, 1829-1904

Winthrop Pickard Bell fonds

  • MG 1, vol. 109-124 (use microfilm reels 12675 for vol. 109-111)
  • Fonds
  • [194-?]-1964

Fonds consists of research notes, incoming and outgoing correspondence, photocopies of registers and lists, card files, and draft manuscripts created and compiled by Bell for his book, "The Foreign Protestants and the Settlement of Nova Scotia". Also includes three notebooks containing Bell's notes on individual settlers of Lunenburg County, called "Register of Lunenburg Settlers". Card files were compiled as an index to the registers and contain additional information on emigrants and their families, their origins, and early years in the community.

Bell, Winthrop Pickard, 1884-1965

Annapolis County Inferior Court of Common Pleas fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1765-1830

Fonds consists of dockets, sheriff's deeds and other documents issued by the court or deposited by parties involved in cases before the court.

Nova Scotia. Inferior Court of Common Pleas (Annapolis County)

Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage fonds

  • 2011-038/002 to 016.
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1990, 1994, 1998-2003

Fonds consists of briefing books prepared for the Minister for general use and in particular during estimates review and sessions of the House of Assembly (1994, 1998-2003), Deputy MInister's correspondence and subject files (2002-2003), Minister's logged correspondence (1999-2003) and files maintained by the Executive Director of Tourism regarding records of departmental meetings, the development of marketing and other corporate strategies, liaison with tourism industry partner groups, and subject files on key issues (1998-2003). During the predominant time period of these records Rodney MacDonald was Minister, Michele McKenzie was Deputy Minister and David Oxner was the Executive Director of Tourism.

The fonds also contains 1 series of records related to the Heritage Inventory Program in the County and Town of Pictou.

Nova Scotia. Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage

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

Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission (Halifax) fonds

  • MG 20, vol. 737-740
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1940, predominant 1937-1940

Fonds consists of correspondence, account and record books, financial statements, deeds, agreements, reports, notices and minutes of meetings, programmes, and by-laws relating to the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission and the organization of the provincial exhibition in Halifax.

Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission (Halifax)

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