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Archival description
MG 20 volumes 1136-1995 · Fonds · 1982-2002

Consists of CNSA constitutions and by-laws (1983-1992); minutes of annual general meetings and the executive committee (1982-1991); correspondence of the president (1987-1996); financial statements of the treasurer (1986-1993); files on major projects such as the NS Subject Headings Authority (1985-1990), Arrangement and Description Project (1986-1994), and Newspaper Project (1988-1989); reports on conferences and seminars (1985-1992); files on major committees such as the Blakeley Award Committee (1988-1996) and Conservation Committee (1992); reports of the Education and Outreach Archivist (1987-1993); CNSA surveys and questionnaires (1983); and in-house publications such as the CNSA Newsletter (1984-1993).

Council of Nova Scotia Archives
RG 53 · Fonds · 1885-1991

Consists of correspondence of the Provincial Archives from 1908 and successive Provincial Archivists from 1931 as well as subject correspondence files on a wide variety of matters, including correspondence generated from letters of enquiry, offers of potential donations and requests for documents, accession registers and accession forms, donor acknowledgements, visitor registers, enquiry registers, minutes of the Board of Trustees, and scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, photographs and other records relating to the various activities of the Public Archives.

Nova Scotia Archives
1999-000 · Fonds · 1922-1931

Consists of administrative records including enquiries register, 1927-1931, and correspondence relating to potential acquistions, historical matters and archival holdings, 1922-1931.

Public Archives of Canada. Halifax Branch
Allan C. Dunlop
2015-033 · Fonds · 1958-2013

Fonds consists of personal and business correspondence (including some outgoing letters), pamphlets & flyers from historical societies, sporting events, and elections; research documents and notes on a wide range of topics generated in response to reference queries, Nova Scotia Archives projects, his personal interest in the history of Pictou County and Rev. George Patterson, or for clients on contract; research notes and papers on the record-keeping practices of Nova Scotia Vital Statistics department; speeches, research notes and academic papers Dunlop presented at conferences, historical society meetings and to the general public (some of which became published articles); manuscript articles, research notes and correspondence with editors of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography; annual general meeting minutes, event notices & newsletters of Convoy Estates Condominium where he lived; NS Sport Hall of Fame correspondence, board meeting minutes & reports, newsletters and event brochures; academic papers from up-and-coming historians sent to Dunlop for his comments and assistance; correspondence, newsletters, event notices, and some meeting minutes of heritage and archives professional associations he participated in; his daily appointment books; Dunlop’s essays, papers and research for his M.A. thesis on NS politics from his time at Dalhousie University and their Class of 1967 reunion; and conference programs Dunlop attended. The fonds also includes report cards from New Glasgow High School; some documentary art pieces from L.B. Jenson and Alastair B. Johnson; and photographs of Dunlop, his brother Grant Dunlop playing high school hockey, a New Glasgow bridge in 1988 and of Gottingen Street, Halifax, in the 1970s.

Dunlop, Allan C.
C. Bruce Fergusson
MG 1 volumes 1800-1915 · Fonds · 1840-1978, predominant 1947-1977

Fonds consists of records documenting Fergusson's career, including his activities as an archivist, his research and publications, teaching, and involvement with various professional and special interest organizations. Fonds contains research material including clippings, notes, typed transcripts and photocopies of documents, proof texts of his published books and rough copies of his articles and pamphlets, particularly dealing with Nova Scotia history, including the Acadians, Halifax, Lunenburg, Cape Breton, Confederation, and aboriginal affairs, and prominent persons. Also contains addresses given by Fergusson; incoming and outgoing correspondence concerning archives business and his publications; correspondence and other material relating to Fergusson's involvement with the Historic Sites and Monuments Board, Canadian Authors Association, and other organizations. Also contains a small number of original and copied documents and correspondence regarding the Fergusson family and its genealogy.

Fergusson, C. Bruce, 1911-1978
H.B. Wainwright
MG 1 volume 1739 · Fonds · 1880s, 1969-1981

Consists of five bound transcripts of diaries and stories compiled by H.B. Wainwright. Three of the transcripts were from original manuscripts created by his relatives and contain Wainwright's annotated notes. Includes the diary of his uncle Frederick G. Wainwright (1840-1907), Halifax, 1892, with notes by both H.B. Wainwright and Evan Perot Wainwright; transcript entitled "Powie's Journal", an account of his cousin, Muriel ("Powie") Gray Wainwright's (1874-1949) school days in England, 1888-1893; and "Wreck of the Capulet", recollections of Wainwright's aunt, Susan G.S. Wainwright (1860-1921), which occured at Gull Island, St. Mary's Bay, Nfld. en route to England in 1896. Also includes: "Not So Reverend", humourous stories pertaining to the Anglican church in Nova Scotia and clergymen; "True Clerical Experiences," originally written by Rev. Canon W.S.H. Morris; "Recollections of a Fuller brush salesman" written by Wainwright regarding his early work experiences; and narrative of a canoe trip from Halifax to Musquodoboit Harbour by Evan Perot Wainwright. Fonds also contains two photographs of Muriel and Susan G.S. Wainwright, 1880s, and slides taken by Wainwright at the opening of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia building, June 1980.

Wainwright, H.B., 1909-1986
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
Paul W. Bennett
2020-014 · Fonds · 1979-2019, predominant 2007-2018

Consists of records generated by Bennett’s writing and research activities as Director of Schoolhouse Institute including typescripts, drafts, and published versions of his commentary (opinion editorials) news media articles, book reviews, and research reports (2008-2017); and 3 of his published books: Vanishing Schools Threatened Communities (published 2011) on history of rural school closures in NS; The Grammar School (published 2009) on history of Halifax Grammar School; and The Last Stand (published 2013) on the lobbying activities of the NS Small Schools Initiative. Bennett’s research files include interview notes, collected articles and reports by others with his annotations (collected 2005-2019) and were used to support his writing and presentations. Records from The NS Small Schools Initiative include minutes of school board meetings, emails between group members, and their presentations to government. The Students First NS files include public forum discussion notes and emails with organizers (2009-2016).

The fonds also includes power-point slide presentations Bennett presented to professional educators and historians conferences as well as to local heritage group events, including a video recording of a talk Bennett gave at the Yarmouth County Museum and Archives on the history of school building in Nova Scotia (2010-2017).

Subjects include history of the education system and governance in Nova Scotia, school closures and consolidations, school board reforms, snow days, e-learning, teacher and student evaluations (standardized testing), Public Private Partnership (P3) schools, bussing of children, and special education and inclusiveness in the last half of the 20th century.

Bennett, Paul W.
Brian Cuthbertson
MG 1 volumes 2703-2708 · Fonds · 1801-2010 (predominantly 1984-2010)

Fonds consists of materials generated and accumulated by Brian Cuthbertson during his research work, including correspondence, notes, reports, and copies of documents relating to Bishop Charles Inglis and his contemporaries. Also contains family papers (history and genealogy) relating to the Uniacke, Fawson and Odevaine families. Also included are files from contract work including the Nova Scotia-Newfoundland boundary dispute, the Crown Share Adjustment Panel, and the Campaign for Fairness relating to Canada-Nova Scotia 1986 Accord and Legislation. There are also research reports on the Home for Coloured Children and many reports prepared for Canada Post including: the Canso Causeway; the Silver Dart; William Hall, VC; Carrie Best, OC; the 100th anniversary of the first trans-Atlantic radio transmission by Guglielmo Marconi; Samuel Cunard and the delivery of trans-Atlantic mail; the Battle of the Plains of Abraham; William James Roue; Tall Ships 2000; and the Cabot Trail, among others. There are also files relating to his publications including: Johnny Bluenose at the polls: epic Nova Scotia election battles, 1758-1848; Lunenburg: then and now; Wolfville and Grand Pre: past and present; and Melville Prison and Deadman's Island: American and French Prisoners of War in Halifax, 1794-1816.

Cuthbertson, Brian, 1936-
RG 1 · Collection · 1702-1917, predominant 1857-1886

Consists of Nova Scotia colonial government records, together with British and French imperial records relating to Nova Scotia, and comprises one continuous sequence of numbered volumes that have been arranged into 28 described series.

Nova Scotia. Commissioner of Public Records
MG 20 volume 747 · Fonds · 1975-1988

Consists of records documenting the federation's role in supporting and promoting Nova Scotia heritage. Includes minutes of executive and annual meetings, notices, agendas, correspondence, newsletters, pamphlets, circulars, annual reports, constitution and by-laws, and conference and seminar material. Also includes a vinyl recording of the official song of the Old Home Summer 1982 campaign, entitled "Nova Scotia Old Home Summer" by Floyd King.

Federation of Nova Scotian Heritage
2011-038 · Fonds · 1985-1990, 1994, 1998-2003

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.

Nova Scotia. Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage
Allan E. Marble
2015-035 · Fonds · 1973-2006

Fonds consists of Allan Marble’s research notes and photocopies of historical records (collected 1985-2001) together with his manuscripts (1999-2006) for his 5 books on the history of medicine and physicians in Nova Scotia as well as correspondence to and from the book publisher (2001-2002) and information sources (1994-2002). Dr. Marble searched all 18th and 19th century archival sources available and noted all death records and records about medical doctors. He arranged his research notes by time period and type of primary source consulted, then by county. Early draft manuscripts of some chapters and correspondence with information sources are found within his research files.

Also includes correspondence, reports and genealogy notes on the Frohnmayer family, to help locate a compatible bone marrow donor for their daughters’ rare blood disease (1987-1989).

Also includes handwritten copies of the Death Register from the Lutheran Zion Church of Lunenburg, NS for 1773 to 1850, translated into English from German by Ruth Wolf in 1993 and 1998.

The fonds documents Allan Marble’s research method and published conclusions on medical practices in NS in the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the process of publishing during the technological transition from paper-based to computer-based publishing in the first decade of the 21st century. Arrangement by creator.

Marble, Allan E.
John Young
MG 2 volumes 726-730 · Fonds · 1814-1837, predominant 1820-1826

Consists of correspondence and other records created and received by Young, relating to agricultural, business, and political affairs. The majority of letters are written to Young from acquaintances including Lord Dalhousie, Sir James Kempt, Rear Admiral W. Griffith, and officials from local agricultural societies concerning agricultural matters. Other letters relate to the Free Press controversy over Young's agricultural theories and his ensuing dispute with James Cuppaidge Cochran, James William Johnson, and others, as well as political matters including elections and condition of roads. Also contains copies of the Agricola letters, personal correspondence between Young, his wife Nancy and son William discussing business affairs, family news, and events including the war with Britain. Also contains a few letters to John and Nancy Young from the Rennys in Scotland concerning personal and family news. Other records in the fonds include notes, agricultural society special meeting minutes, and ephemera.

Young, John, 1773-1837
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