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CA BI MG 20.24 · Fonds · 1915-1918

The 185th Battalion (Cape Breton Highlanders) was authorized on the first day of February, 1916 by the appointment of Lt.-Col. F. P. Day, as its commanding Officer. Cape Breton Island, particularly the industrial sections, had already contributed a long list of men in various units such as the 17th, 36th, 25th, 40th, 64th, 85th, and 106th infantry units. It was felt, however, that the authorization of a Battalion recruited from all sections of the Island would be met with a strong response, and the authorities were not disappointed. Within a period of three weeks from the day the first recruit was signed on, the battalion was up to strength and ready to mobilize. For recruiting purposes, the 185th divided the Island into four districts: "A" Company from Inverness, Richmond and Victoria Counties; "B" Company from the towns of Glace Bay, New Waterford, and adjacent districts; "C" Company from Sydney Mines, North Sydney and suburbs; "D" Company from Sydney and the Mira district.

Fonds consists of the register of recruits ledger, casualty forms, nominal rolls for drafts, absentee list, declaration and attestation papers, and the list of members of the 185th during World War 1.

CA BI MG 12.168 · Fonds · [ca. 1915]

Fonds consists of correspondence, including a letter from "Bob," a soldier in Fredericton, New Brunswick, during World War 1.

MacDonald, Abbie (MacAulay)
Allan Ridgway fonds
CA BI MG 12.110 · Fonds · 1915-1973

Fonds consists of papers and medals concerning enlistment and service in World War I, including award of the Military Medal, 1915-1921; appointment as Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1931; and clippings of obituaries of Allan and Frances Ridgway, 1970-1973.

Ridgway, Allan
Alvinus Calder fonds
CA BI MG 12.192 · Fonds · 1962

Fonds consists of of an undated autobiography, a travel-logue of a trip to Moscow in 1962, a letter to the editor of a Grenada newspaper concerning that island's economy, a clipping of a speech that Dr. Calder gave on racial prejudice, and a report of the Medical Committee. The fonds also includes an address given by Dr. Calder to St. Andrew's Brotherhood, Sydney, 1950 about racial prejudice.

Calder, Dr. Alvinus
Angus McLellan fonds
CA BI MG 12.172 · Fonds · 1906-1934

Fonds consists of documents relating to census and school in Grand Mira North, as well as McLellan's military enlistment in World War I, his appointment to Justice f the Peace, Dominion Doal Company pay slips, grocery and school receipts.

McLellan, Angus
Annie MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 20.21 · Fonds · 1918

Fonds consists of an autograph book of signatures and poems that Annie MacDonald collected during World War 1.

MacDonald, Annie
MG 21.44 · Collection · [191-] - 2017

Collection consists of photographs, genealogical records, correspondence and financial records belonging to various members of the Basker Family.

Basker Family of Mull River, Nova Scotia
CA BI MG 20.18 · Fonds · 1918-1940

Fonds consists of two wartime registration certificates issued to Mrs. Lillian Lavy Harrison in 1918 and 1940.

Canada Registration Board
CA BI MG 12.50 · Fonds · 1880-1978

Fonds consists of correspondence, papers, scrapbooks referring to ships, shipping, sailing, and items that were of interest to Captain John Parker. Included is a scrapbook that includes information about "Gaelic speaking Blacks" and photographs from a sailing trip to the West Indies.

Parker, John
Charles H. Sutherland fonds
CA BI MG 12.119 · Fonds · 1917-1974

Fonds consists of a scrapbook assembled by Charles Sutherland that includes some World War 1 clippings.

Sutherland, Charles H.
City of Sydney collection
CA BI MG 14.27 · Fonds · 1864-

Fonds consists of textual records that were created by the City of Sydney, including city reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, town histories, police reports, and legal documents. Included within the fonds are materials that provide information about Black Nova Scotians living within the city, including voting records, education reports, and town histories.

Crowdis family fonds
CA BI MG 12.123 · Fonds · 1883-1949

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Crowdis family over generations, including legal papers, correspondence, ephemera, and birth certificates of various family members.

Crowdis, Edward
Daniel J. MacKay fonds
CA BI MG 12.124 · Fonds · 1876-1936

Fonds consists of personal papers (1876-1901), appointments, deeds, stock certificates and business papers (1900-1921), and memorial cards.

MacKay, Daniel J.
CA BI MG 12.125 · Fonds · 1830-1970

Fonds consist of correspondence relating to MacDonald's private, business, and civic life including probate papers, will, deeds, and other legal documents, land papers, genealogical information, clippings relating to Inverness history, Gaelic documents, and other miscellaneous family papers.

MacDonald, Donald Cameron
Dr. Thomas Carter fonds
MG 21.39 · Fonds · 1970-1979

The fonds consists of images and sound recordings of the Beaton and Kennedy family in the Broad Cove. The recordings feature John Beaton playing the fiddle, while family is heard speaking with Tom Carter about various topics pertaining to Cape Breton. There is a change in language between English and Canadian Gaelic from individuals on the recordings. The fiddle playing is Scottish-Canadian in style, while some are Scottish fiddle music. The recordings include small conversations between reels and songs, descriptions and origins of the music’s is also discussed. The photographs are of the Beaton family house and farm, highlighting rural life in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The photos also show the boarder Broad Cove community and Inverness county.

Carter, Thomas Dr.
CA BI MG 12.198 · Fonds · 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.
Harold L. Hill fonds
CA BI MG 20.2 · Fonds · 1914-1918

Fonds consists of a notebook kept by Hill while completing training for the Canadian Engineers unit.

Hill, Harold Lester
Helen Kendall fonds
CA BI MG 12.275 · Fonds · 1916-1985

Fonds consists of Helen Kendall's personal correspondence, genealogy records, nursing and war service certifications and documents, photographs, and clippings.

Kendall, Helen
James A. Murphy fonds
CA BI MG 20.25 · Fonds · 1893-1972

Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing textual records, photographs, and objects related to James Murphy's experience as a World War 1 serviceman.

Murphy, James A.
James D. Day fonds
CA BI MG 20.4 · Fonds · 1923

Fonds consists of James D. Day's certificate of military service, 1914-1923.

Day, James Douglas
James MacMillan fonds
CA BI MG 12.147 · Fonds · 1874-1976

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents, diaries, and clippings. It includes Anthony's MacMillan's wartime correspondence with his cousin, Cecilia MacMillan, in addition to other wartime correspondence.

MacMillan, James
James W. Maddin fonds
CA BI MG 12.80 · Fonds · 1905-1961

Fonds consists of correspondence, including letters from the Right Honourable Arthur Meighen, clippings, poetry, addresses, scrapbooks, and army service records.

Maddin, James William
CA BI MG 12.271 · Fonds · 1914-1933

Fonds consists of John Alexander MacKinnon's diaries, a photographic postcard, and his World War 1 enlistment information and record of service book.

MacKinnon, John Alexander
John Bernard Croak fonds
CA BI MG 20.9 · Fonds · 1918-1996

Fonds consists of photographs, maps, correspondence, and textual records related to John Bernard Croak and his military service. Fonds also contain details on the Victorian Cross and its recipients as well as a booklet by the Royal Canadian Legion, Glace Bay.

Croak, John Bernard
CA BI MG 12.22 · Fonds · 1871-1964

Fonds consists of letters from Gordon H. Harrington, clippings, deed, and genealogical notes regarding the Campbell and Curry families, and five scrapbooks related to politics, world events, Nova Scotian sports, and one related to the career of Campbell.

Campbell, Andrew D.
Katharine McLennan fonds
CA BI MG 12.189 · Fonds · 1880-1983

Fonds consists of textual records, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to McLennan family events and personal correspondence, including records related to Katharine McLennan's time spent serving overseas during World War 1. Also included are medals and awards received by Katharine as well as a hand-painted Christmas card of the bomb proofs at Louisbourg for a friend Anne Cameron Cook.

McLennan, Katharine Sophia
Kenneth Morrison fonds
CA BI MG 6.65 · Fonds · 1917-1958

Fonds consists of correspondence between Kenneth Morrison and Alick Morrison of Glasgow, Scotland, concerning the Morrisons of Berneray (1950-1958). Records also include miscellaneous papers including material on World War 1 victory loans and a reproduction of the will of Kenneth's father, Roderick Morrison.

Morrison, Kenneth
Liscombe family fonds
CA BI MG 12.59 · Fonds · 1860-1957,1913-1938 predominant

Fonds consists of four series: Ella Muriel Liscombe (1913-1938), Olive Margaret Liscombe (1910-1956), Francis Gerald Liscombe (1914-1916) and Susan Kate (Howie) Liscombe (1916-1944). It includes the diaries and records of Ella Muriel Liscombe, the diary and correspondence of Olive Margaret Liscombe, the diaries and correspondence of Gerald Liscombe, and Susan (Howie) Liscombe's correspondence.

Liscombe family
Malcolm A. MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 12.134 · Fonds · 1908-1950

Fonds consists of personal correspondence covering subjects such as remembrances of World War II, social life in Cape Breton in the 1940's, and various Christmas cards and postcards.

MacLeod, Malcolm Angus
Malcolm MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 12.148 · Fonds · 1876-1957

Fonds consists of textual records related to Malcolm MacDonald and his family, including correspondence related to Malcolm MacDonald's application for military service exemption and a letter from Pte. Dan MacDonald to a friend.

MacDonald, Malcolm
Margaret MacPhee
CA BI MG 15.76 · Fonds · 1912-1997

Fonds consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings:
a. Newspaper clipping: Tribute of Margaret MacPhee, August 23, 1980. 1 p.
b. Thank you acknowledgement. 1 p.
c. Letter from the Gaelic Society. 1 p.
d. Testimonial napkin and invitation.
e. Newspaper clipping: MacPhee Clan Ceilidh is enjoyed. 1 p.
f. Coloured photographic portrait of Margaret; 3.5 x 5 inches, 1980.
g. Newspaper clipping, The Coastal Courier: New Waterford Gaelic Singers, February 1, 1989.
h. Newspaper clipping, Cape Breton Post: "A Lively Step" Annie Grechuk and Margaret MacPhee, March 13, 1989.
i. New Waterford Parks and Recreation Committee volunteers the Heart of the Community Award to Margaret MacPhee, 1989.
j. Certificate of Achievement, Continuing Education Class Program, 1974.
k. Biographical letter highlighting Margaret's career, 1989. 1 p.
l. Magazine article from "A Cape Breton Ceilidh" by Allister MacGillivray, June 1988, featuring the piano career of Margaret MacPhee. 2 p. Also a stepdancing article from the same magazine on Margaret's accomplishments as a step dancer, June 1988. 4 p.
m. Musical compositions by Margaret MacPhee: Alex Graham's Jig, Jeanette (MacDonald) Beaton's Jig, Margaret MacPhee's Jig, Jacqueline's Jig, Doug's Jig, Josie MacArthur's Jig. Photocopies, 2 p.
n. Newspaper clipping, The Community Press, Wednesday, November 27, 1996 "Margaret MacPhee - A Very Talented Lady," 2 p.
o. Biography and Obit., C. B. Post March 5, 1997.
p. Eulogy - Fr. Greg MacLeod - March 6, 1997
q. Funeral Notice and Card of Thanks - C. B. Post April 5, 1997.
r. Appreciation card and photo of Margaret MacPhee.
s. Tribute by Elizabeth Patterson, Cape Breton Post, March, 1997; See MG 11.40 Dr. Charles MacDonald, Reference item D (https://beatoninstitute.com/macdonald-charles).
t. Newspaper clippings from Community Press & C. B. Post In Memoriam tributes for Margaret on the anniversary of her death March 3, 1997.

MacPhee, Margaret
Mary Belle MacNeill fonds
CA BI MG 15.70 · Fonds · 1915-1970

Fonds consists of a speech that was delivered by Mary Belle MacNeill concerning her nursing career, with particular attention to her time spent nursing during war years.

MacNeill, Mary Belle
Mary Cadegan fonds
CA BI MG 12.204 · Fonds · 1915-1916

Fonds consists of documents primarily concerned with the military service of Mary Cadegan's brother, Malcolm John MacKinnon, during World War 1.

Cadegan, Mary
Matheson Family fonds
CA BI MG 12.156 · Fonds · 1915-1925

Fonds consists of the correspondence of the Matheson family. It includes two letters from Ken Matheson to his mother while at Army camp in Valcartier, 1915.

Matheson family
Paul MacEwan fonds
CA BI MG 9.30 · Fonds · 1936-1998

Fonds consists of the personal materials of Paul MacEwan, founder and leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party from 1982-1987 and former member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton Nova from 1970-2003. Included is correspondence, subjects files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.

MacEwan, Paul
Percy Charles Willmot fonds
CA BI MG 20.15 · Fonds · 1914-1919

Fonds consists of correspondence, a scrapbook of pictures, clippings and letters, an album of photographs, Christmas cards and clippings referring to Lieut. Willmot and the 25th Battalion, CEF 1914- 1919, the 1914-1915 Star and the Military Cross awarded to Lieut. Willmot and a box of buttons, hat badges and other military memorabilia.

Willmot, Percy
CA BI MG 14.155 · Fonds · 1883-1967

Fonds consists of textual records including correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, voters lists, and documents related to Port Hastings History.

Port Hastings Historical Society
Rev. John Pringle fonds
CA BI MG 13.118 · Fonds · 1893-1935

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs related to Rev. John Pringle, including Christmas cards, wartime photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Pringle, Rev. John
Rita Joe fonds
CA BI MG 15.91 · Fonds · 1975-1997

Fonds consists of correspondence; prose, poems, songs, and fragments of works by Rita Joe; personal memorabilia; photographs; clippings; and audio and video cassettes.

Sister Margaret Beaton fonds
CA BI MG 21.46 · Fonds · 1924 - 1975

Fonds consists of Sister Beaton’s correspondence, essays, travelogues, speeches, newspaper clippings, certificates, and a few pieces of her schoolwork. Also included are documents related to Cape Bretoniana and her work there as a librarian and archivist.

Beaton, Sister Margaret
Stella Mann Fonds
CA BI MG 12.224 · Fonds · 1858-1987

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that were collected and created by the Mann familiy, including information about Gabarus residents who were involved in World War 1.

Mann, Stella
Stephenson, Leonard
CA BI MG 12.197 · Collection · 1826-1979

Collection consists of the following:

Series A

  1. Correspondence regarding St. Anthony’s Church Bell, 1911
  2. League of the Cross (L.O.C.) Dominion, 1930 2 documents

Series B: Memoranda including background information for Mr. Stephenson’s two books.

  1. Proofs of Mr. Stephenson’s two books. 20 pages
  2. Material General Mining Association supplied to miners, 1831-1832. 40 pages.
  3. Company Store Records, 1878-1884, 35 pages.
  4. Miners’ time book and waste book; Materials General Mining Association supplied to miners 1882-1891 66 pages.
  5. Company Store records; time book; waste book 1883-1890 48 pages
  6. Papers including Dominion Town Council election results; Minutes of the first town Council and school board meetings 1906; inventory of Dominion Electric Light Department, 1959. 263 Pages.

Series C: Deeds: Photocopy, 1826-1946 relating to the Bridgeport area, 31 pages, 1 folder.

  1. John Claghan to John Young; L’Indian bay 1826
  2. William the Fourth to William Cadegan, Catherine Stanton, Reardon O’BRIEN, John Handley, John Murphy and John Casey; S.S. Lingan Bay, 1832
  3. John and Bridget Murphy to Roman Catholics - South Side Lingan Bay, 1840.
  4. Walter and Catherine Young to Roman Catholic Episcopate Corporation of Arichat; South Side Lingan Bay, 1869.
  5. Walter and Catherine Young to Roman Catholic Episcopate Corporation of Arichat ; Lingan, 1884.
  6. GMA to Henry Mitchell; Bridgeport, 1890.
  7. Rev. John Cameron to John Phalen, Old Bridgeport, 1900
  8. The Crown to James Cooney, Anastasia Cooney & Ann O’Neal; Between Lingan Basin and Little Glace Bay [Bridgeport], 1878.
  9. Cooney & O’Neil to Joseph Campbell; Bridgeport, 1881
  10. Cooney & O’Neil to Roderick Johnston; Bridgeport 1892
  11. James & Anastasia Cooney to Lawrence O’Neil; Bridgeport 1892
  12. James & Mary Ann Cooney to Ann O’Neil; Bridgeport, 1892
  13. Cooney to Alexander Mc Donald; Bridgeport, 1893
  14. O’ Neil & Cooney to James Mac Neil; Bridgeport, 1893
  15. O’Neil to Cooney; Bridgeport, 1894
  16. Cooney to Annie Crosby; Bridgeport, 1904
  17. Cooney to Alexander Mc Donald; Bridgeport, 1905
  18. Cooney to O’Neil to Dominion Coal Company , Bridgeport, 1917
  19. Cooney to Walter Graham; Main Road leading from Bridgeport to Dominion [Bridgeport] 1932
  20. Daniel Joseph Cooney to Walter Graham; Main Road leading from Bridgeport to
    Dominion [Bridgeport] 1928
  21. Cooney to Alexander N. Mac Neil; Main Road leading from Bridgeport [Bridgeport] 1932
  22. Cooney to Mrs. S.J. Cooney; Main Road Glace Bay to Bridgeport [Bridgeport] 1932
  23. Cooney to Ignatius Mc Intyre; East Side of Phalen’s Rd. [Bridgeport] 1944
  24. Cooney to Alexander M. Mc Neil; Main Rd. Leading from Bridgeport to Dominion [Bridgeport] 1944
  25. Daniel Joseph Cooney to Francis Joseph Mc Mullin; Bridgeport, 1946

Series D: Clippings

  1. Biographical material relating to Dominion; including matters concerned with the
    Second World War; Social news, Churches and Law and Order.
  2. Clippings referring to August Gale, 1873; 1909 Strike; Tramline route, 1914; Bands
    And Orchestras - Michalik, 1927; Polish orchestra, 1927; Roosevelt’s death, 1945;
    VE day riots - Halifax; end of WW II.

Series E: Photographs (See Photograph Collection #25)
Four volumes pertaining to the Town of Dominion and the organization of Mr. Stephenson’s two books: Dominion, Nova Scotia 1906-1981 and souvenir booklet on the History of the Dominion Volunteer Fire Department.

Series F. Scrapbooks:

  1. 1901-1961 Cuttings relation to Dominion, 8cm.
  2. Material relating to Bridgeport and Bridgeport Mine, 3 cm.
  3. Cuttings pertaining to Dominion and Mr. Stephenson 1960's and 1970's
  4. School records, 1888, Mitchell’s School, Photocopies, 7 pages
  5. Cuttings relating to religion (RC) and education in Dominion in mid twentieth century,
    2 cm.
  6. Cuttings from Dominion-New Waterford areas, May-August, 1947, compiled by John
    Mac Kinnon, Dominion, 2cm.
Stephenson, Leonard Fielding
MG 20.5 · Fonds · 1910 - 1990

Collection consists of materials related to The Cape Breton Highlanders, including photographs, recruitment ledgers, rolls and daily orders, correspondence, regimental histories, programs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and the World War 2 war diaries.

The Cape Breton Highlanders (CBH)
CA BI MG 21.14 · Collection · 1890-2017

Collection consists of records related to Viola Desmond’s 1946 arrest at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and her posthumous 2010 free pardon granted by the Government of Nova Scotia. Also included are materials related to Viola Desmond and Wanda Robson’s civil rights work in Nova Scotia, including newspaper clippings and articles, diplomas, certificates, scholarship and bursary documents, a scrapbook and materials related to Robson’s education and published book, Sister to Courage. Included are photographs of the extended Davis family and published books about the Black Nova Scotian experience.

Robson, Wanda Eloise
Weldon Wood Patton fonds
CA BI MG 15.21 · Fonds · 1881-1991

Fonds consists of the writings of Weldon Patton, a selection of newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, family genealogy and two case books from his medical practice, concerning men who had served in World War 1 and were seeking medical proof of disability

Patton, Weldon Wood
William L. Chirgwin fonds
CA BI MG 12.176 · Fonds · 1906-1961

Fonds consists of William Chirgwin's textual records, including correspondence concerning a ship that was seized by the Peruvian government in World War 1.

Chirgwin, William L.