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185th Canadian Infantry Battalion fonds

  • 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.

Abbass Studios Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940

Fonds represents over seven decades of photography by the owners and staff of Abbass Studios Ltd.. The studio operated a portrait studio, as well as accepted contracts from newspapers and covered local events. The photographs in the fonds reflect the diverse economic, political and cultural heritage of Cape Breton.

The negatives are organized into seven series: A,B,C,D,N, DOSCO, and Portraiture (P). The N series includes the earliest images including the nitrate film negatives. The A,B,C, and D series continue chronologically until 2001 with the Portraiture ending in 2004. The DOSCO series includes photographs taken of the Dominion Steel and Coal Company during the 1950s.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

Abbie (MacAulay) MacDonald fonds

  • 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)

Albert Almon fonds

  • MG 12.11
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1960, predominant 1950-1956

Fonds consists of correspondence and papers related to the Fortress of Louisbourg site and to the authenticity of a painting of Louis IX, King of France; The Dream city of America (booklet); The Crescent and the Cross (essay); Unwelcome Guests of Cape Breton (the story of the convicts abandoned at Main-a-Dieu); a narrative of Baroness de St. Castine; clippings of articles by and about Almon, and pictures drawn by Almon.

Almon, Albert

Alexander L. Hay fonds

  • MG 12.81
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1938

Fonds consists of speeches on coal mining, mine safety, and the Fortress of Louisbourg.

Hay, Alexander Lauder

Allan Ridgway fonds

  • 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

  • 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, Alvinus

Anderson Family fonds

  • MG 12.232
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1953

Fonds consists of the personal papers of Alexander Anderson and his descendants, including a collection of legal documents, land holdings, deeds, and papers of Capt. A/Major Percival William Anderson.

Anderson, Alexander

Angus Cyprian Day fonds

  • MG 12.35
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1973, predominant 1933-1973

Fonds consists of personal records regarding Angus Cyprian's work within the community and genealogy research. This includes the genealogies of the Brown family of Sydney Mines, Day family of Sydney Mines, and the Johnstone family of Halifax. Also, personal records regarding Day's involvement with the Knights of Columbus, and financial statements, minutes and correspondence regarding the Cape Breton Mental Health Centre. Fonds also consists of agreements, statements, and minutes regarding the Cape Breton Hospital, Braemore Home, and the Nova Scotia Research Foundation. Also included in the fonds are deeds and other legal documents related to the Sparling and Barrington families.

Day, Angus Cyprian

Angus L. MacDonald fonds

  • MG 9.32
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1965

Fonds consists of papers including speeches, event programs, clippings and other miscellaneous documents.

Macdonald, Angus L.

Angus McLellan fonds

  • 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

Angus R. MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.33
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1973

Fonds consists of papers including poetry, book excerpts, and a scrapbook. Papers include:

  1. A collection of his poetry compiled by his daughter, Christena E. MacDonald, 1968. Also included is a poem by French Road bard, Duncan MacDonald. Typescript and printed, 32 pages.
  2. Excerpts from Songs of the Gael [n.d.]. Printed, 6 pages.
  3. Obituary of Angus R. MacDonald, 1973. Clippings including a poem by John Og Walker of Lake Ainslie.
  4. “Biography of Christena Evelyn MacDonald” 1931. Original, 9 pages.
  5. Scrapbook of clippings pertaining to Florence E. MacDonald’s track and field career, and including clippings on Johnny Miles, 1929.
  6. Failte Cheap Breatuinn: A collection of Gaelic poetry by Vincent A. MacLellan (1891). The MacNeil Edition edited by James Hugh MacNeil, 1933. Typescript 233 pages. Supplement, 1933, containing biography of V. A. McLellan. Typescript, 22 pages. Presented by Angus R. MacDonald.

MacDonald, Angus R.

Annie MacDonald fonds

  • 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

Archibald Beaton fonds

  • MG 12.31
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

Fonds consists of correspondence of Archibald Beaton, Donald MacDonald and Rev. Ronald Beaton in Rome. Letters deal with the opening of the coal mines at Broad Cove in the late 1890s, a description of Rome, and the ordering of a set of bagpipes as a gift. Interspersed there is also bagpipe music, written by Archibald Beaton.

Beaton, Archibald

Archie MacIntyre fonds

  • MG 12.130
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1969

Fonds consists of correspondence, writings and maps pertaining to the history of coal mining in Cape Breton and Canada, Provincial Workmen's Association, United Mine Workers of America, mine disasters and John L. Lewis (an American labour leader in the 1930s to 1950s who called coal miners out to strike during WWII).

MacIntyre, Archie

Boardmore Theatre Collection

  • MG 21.23
  • Fonds
  • 1966

Fonds consists of records that document the theatrical productions of the Boardmore Theatre, from the early days of Xavier Junior College until present-day Cape Breton University. Records include textual records, graphic material, and sound and moving image material pertaining to the production and promotion of the theatrical performances. Types of records include printed photographs, photographic negatives, programs, reviews, production notes, newspaper clippings, licenses, applications, contact sheets, DVDs, CDs, and other materials.

Boardmore, Elizabeth

British Empire Steel and Coal Company

  • MG 14.79
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1926

Fonds consists of a letter to the shareholders of the Dominion Steel Corporation enclosing memorandum of Agreement between BESCO and Prudential Trust Company concerning transfer of stock, as well as the BESCO Bulletin.

British Empire Steel and Coal Company (BESCO)

Canada Registration Board fonds

  • 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

Cape Breton Chorale

  • MG 15.47
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1998

Fonds consists of records documenting the performances, tours, community activities and governance of the Cape Breton Chorale. Fonds includes sound recordings from original performances, radio broadcasts, and taped interviews with choir members. Textual documents include financial reports, correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, awards, membership information and histories about the Chorale. Colour photographs and 35mm slides are found in the records along with a comprehensive collection of scrapbook albums documenting the activities of the group from its inception until 2010. A small collection of VHS video tapes are also available featuring the televised program "Now the Bells Ring with Rita MacNeil" as well as other performances.

Cape Breton Chorale

Captain John Parker collection

  • 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

  • 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.

Charles MacDonald fonds

  • MG 11.40
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1983

This fonds consists of documents relating to: the Highlander Press Co. Ltd; pulpwood cutting in Cape Breton County; Roman Catholic Diocese of Antigonish; speeches. Dr. Charles MacDonald was a member of the faculty of the University College of Cape Breton.

City of Sydney collection

  • 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.

Cossitt Family fonds

  • MG 2.1
  • Fonds
  • 1785-1976

Fonds consists of a letter book, legal documents, correspondence, and a report.

Crowdis family fonds

  • 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

Customs and Plantation Papers, Great Britain

  • MG 16.22
  • Fonds
  • 1791-1847

Customs records of the Port of Sydney. These early records contain valuable material on shipping, customs officials and early port development of Sydney and North Sydney, particularly in the period immediately after annexation to Nova Scotia; Volumes 6219, 6220, 6221, 6223, 6224.

The original ledger (MG 16.22 A) situated at Sydney dates from January 20th 1806 to July 1824 with additional sparse entries for 1835, 1836, and 1838, 1839/41. Includes written copies of letters from customs officer Philippe (Philip) Dumaresq in Sydney, Nova Scotia to the customs office in London, England. Requests for supplies, discussions around staffing, noting goods seized and vessels in port.

Daniel Duncan MacKenzie fonds

  • MG 9.52
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1949

Fonds consist of records of the personal, professional, political and judicial life of D.D. MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, Daniel Duncan

Daniel J. MacKay fonds

  • 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.

Donald Cameron MacDonald fonds

  • 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

Douglas MacPhee fonds

  • MG 15.32
  • Fonds
  • 1979-

Fonds consists of Scottish and Irish violin music collected and compiled by Douglas MacPhee of New Waterford; includes poems, clippings, tributes, and recordings.

A. Scottish and Irish violin music collected and compiled by Mr. MacPhee.

B. Two bills from two New Waterford stores. Originals, photocopy 2 bills, 1 page

  1. D. F. MacLeod, June 29,1928
  2. The little red stores, March 19th, 1937

C. Poem to Doug MacPhee on the occasion of his birthday by lois ross, June 1986. Photocopy, 1 page

D. References to 4th L.P. Record "Reel of Tulloch". Newspaper clippings, photographs, letters 12 pages

E. Tributes re Doug MacPhee. Newspaper clippings, letters, originals 12 pages

F. Tributes and thank you in appreciation of Doug's music. Typescript, newspaper clippings, letters, cards .5cm.

G. Cape breton talent directory, preface by Doug MacPhee. Printed material, 29 pages

H. Scottish, irish and other compositions composed for Doug MacPhee and they include jigs, reels, marches, strathspeys, clogs, hornpipes, and airs. Photocopy, 14 pages

I. Script interview by walter bond of Dougie MacPhee in November, 1987. Photocopy, 9 pages.

J. Newspaper clippings & programs from 1961-1990. 35 pages.

K. Correspondence from Mr. MacPhee to John Paul II, Vatican, Rome, 1984. 1 page photocopy

  1. Reply from Secretariat of State, Vatican City, November 21, 1984, original, 1 page.

L. Virginia Scottish Games - Celtic folk music festival program, 28th & 29th July, 1990 & schedule 2 pages

  1. Summer ceilidh series 1990 schedule 1 page
  2. Newspaper clippings "fiddle festival at Gaelic College celebrates our musical heritage" photo of Doug and Dan Joe macinnis c.B. Post 18 August, 1990 1 page

M. Acknowledgement letter from Mae Cameron, 1 page

N. Correspondence from Dr. Norman E. Burgess, director, conservatory of music and speech arts, Calgary's community college, 5 december, 1989 2 pages.

O1. Clipping c.B. Post, 29 July, 1991 "Musical Ambassador" 1 page.
O2. Clipping titled "Support for MacPhee" c.B. Post, 28 August, 1991 1 page.

P1. Program - the old town school of folk music concerts, chicago - feb. 14-16, 1992.
P2. Brochure - folk festival of traditional music, chicago - feb.14-16, 1992.
P3. Chicago tribune - january, 1992 newspaper clipping "old-timey tunes" 1 page.
P4. The art institute of chicago - map of museum.

Q. A book of songs and “come-all-ye” of Cape Breton and Newfoundland. .5 cm

R. Correspondence, brochures, and clippings

Dr. Barb Glassey fonds - ArtSci Project

  • MG 21.28
  • Fonds
  • 2016 - 2018

Donation consists of photographs and textual records related to Dr. Glassey's research and exhibition work funded through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The fonds includes records documenting the art installation at Cape Breton University Art Gallery titled; Avatars of Human Creativity: Exploring the ARTSCI Connect which ran during the fall of 2017. As well, records from the ArtSci Steam Conference that was held at Cape Breton University on November 17,18th are included.

Glassey, Barb Dr.

Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

  • MG 21.37
  • Fonds
  • [18-?]-1993, predominant 1949-1978

The collection consists of 4 complete manuscripts and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” (which was the original title), personal correspondence and letters of congratulations, reviews of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor” as well as a rough draft of an opening scene for a play based on “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”. This collection consists of photographs, an audio cassette tape (The Bush & The Salon), a CD (C.L. MacMillan- Oral Histories), clipping with information about the “C. Monty MacMillan” ferry, clippings of Dr. MacMillan’s obituary as well as condolence letters sent to the family, tributes that were given after the doctor's death, political speeches given by Dr. MacMillan as well as other speeches he has given and 2 scrapbooks containing clippings dealing with his time as MLA and letters of congratulations on receiving the Order of Canada.

MacMillan, Dr. C. Lamont (Monty)

Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds

  • MG 11.44
  • Fonds
  • 1899-2004

Fonds consists of a wide variety of materials collected or created by Dr. Greg MacLeod, mostly written documents, but also videos and cassette tapes, many of which have been digitized. The written documents cover a wide range of genres such as correspondence, memos, financial reports, updates, feasibility studies, newspaper clippings, and minutes of meetings. These records have a date range beginning in the 1950's when Dr. MacLeod was in school in Sydney Mines (though there is one family document from 1899) and ending around 2004. The range of materials found here derives from his association with a number of organizations starting in the early 1970's, many of which he played a founding influence, such as Metropolitan Alliance For Development, Cape Breton School of Crafts, Island Housing Association, and the Cape Breton Association for Co Op Development, which itself would morph into New Dawn Enterprises. His social-economic interests continued with his involvement in the Tompkins Institute from its founding in 1974 and his close association with the university's Centre for Community Economic Development from its founding in 1986. Another large set of documents involves the founding of BCA Group in 1989 and its progress, and the various projects that were supported by it. Based on these associations, the fonds is arranged with the following series: Tompkins Institute; BCA Group; Centre for Community Economic Development, Audio Files, Video Files, New Dawn Enterprises, Economic Reports and Studies, and Autobiographical Materials. Each of these series (and some contain sub-series) will be composed of multiple files (some files with multiple folios) with each file containing many individual items.

MacLeod, Rev. Gregory

Dr. Robert James Morgan fonds

  • MG 12.82
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2011

This fonds consists primarily of textual records documenting the career of Dr. Robert J. Morgan. Over the span of almost five decades, Dr. Morgan held the position of historian, archivist, professor, author, and community leader. Records series documenting Morgan's early career at Xavier Junior College (1962-1966) and then as historian at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (1971-1976) are included as well as records connected with his time working at College of Cape Breton/University College of Cape Breton (now Cape Breton University - CBU) as professor of history and Director of the Beaton Institute. While at CBU, Dr. Morgan also held the first Dean of Research and Development position. Dr. Morgan was active in the heritage field both at a national and provincial level working with the Association of Canadian Archives (ACA) and the Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA).

Other series in the fonds reflect Morgan's work with local historical societies and community organizations dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cape Breton's built and documentary heritage. A substantial amount of research notes, index cards and manuscript drafts accompanying Morgan's publications are also included, as well as some evidence of post-retirement contract work.

Series featuring Dr. Morgan's personal and family history include a small portion of records related to Dr. Morgan's involvement with St. Anthony Daniel parish and the Diocese of Antigonish. Personal records and photographs of Dr. Morgan's wife, Barbara Ann Morgan (nee MacKinnon) and her parents (Justice A.H. MacKinnon and Annie MacKinnon nee Ryan) are also found in the collection. Dr. Morgan's love for gardening and botany are represented as well.

A small amount of artifacts including awards and family memorabilia are also included.

Morgan, Robert James

Elizabeth Beaton-Planetta fonds

  • 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.

Gaelic Songs

  • MG 6.43
  • Fonds
  • 20th century

Fonds consists of Gaelic poetry, songs, hymns and a letter. Creator is unknown.

A. Notebook of handwritten Gaelic songs believed to be the songs of Ewen MacKinnon, otherwise known in Iona as "Bodach a'Bhidse".
B. Gaelic translation of the hymn “The Old Old Story.” Hexatonic scale adapted to regular musical store by unknown person. Original, 2 pages.
C1. Song "Chuir Mi Cul ri Iollaraidh" (with English translation) [n.d.] Original, 2 pages. Presented by Mr. & Mrs. John MacKenzie, Mira Gut.
C2. Song: “Bheir a Nall am Botal Dhu” [sic] (local composition) Original, 2 pages. Presented by John Allan MacNeil, Grand Narrows.
C3a. "Mi'm Shuidhe M'Onar" by Scottish bard Sorley Cameron. The name “Neil MacDonald” is penciled on the manuscript but not definite that he is the author. Original, 8 pages.
C3b Humourous song [untitled] also written in Cape Breton. Signed by Neil Macdonald but he was not the author. Also 2 fiddle tunes with musical notation, one stating that it is from Bill Lamey. Original, 5 pages.
C4. Song (untitled) likely of Cape Breton origin. Typescript, 1 page.
D. Letter written in Gaelic from Crows Nest to a friend in Inverness County, 1915. Original, 1 page. Presented by John Neil Beaton, Port Hood, 1984.

Harold L. Hill fonds

  • 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

  • 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

Hill Family fonds

  • MG 2.2
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1886

Fonds consists of correspondence, appointments and commissions, diaries and Hill family genealogies. It also includes letters from James Whitney Jones and John Whyte.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

  • MG 13.131
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1984

Fonds includes one parish brochure (1982) containing a brief history of the founding of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sydney with images of congregation members. Also included is one reel of microfilm (MB 66) listing the following vital statistics for the parish :

Birth and Baptism Records 1912-1985
First Communions
Marriages 1932-1984
Deaths 1935-1984

James A. Murphy fonds

  • 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

  • MG 20.4
  • Fonds
  • 1923

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

Day, James Douglas

James MacMillan fonds

  • 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 Pringle, St. George’s Channel

  • MG 12.181
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1892

Papers include correspondence, business receipts, legal documents, and deeds:

1.
a. Two letters from C.F. Harrington, MLA, Arichat, regarding politics in the area, a legal action taken by Pringle, and a public meeting regarding building a road to Black River, 1841, 1850.
b. Correspondence regarding debt owed by Hugh McDonald, Big Cove, 1846.
c. Payment of accounts, sale of cattle, 1860.
d. Correspondence regarding James Pringle's lawsuit against Chandler, 1867.
e. Correspondence from Donald McKenzie, teacher in Victoria County, whose salary was 38 pounds per year, 1865.
f. Correspondence from John V. Flynn, MLA, Halifax re purchase of spring Fife wheat at 7/6 bushel, 1870.
g. Correspondence from Hart & Ingraham, Port Hawkesbury regarding purchase of leather, 1870.
h. Correspondence from Tina J. Pringle to her brother George relaying experiences of Cape Bretoners in Boston, 1892.
i. Bill of goods, sale between James Cochran and Ellen Murray, 1855.
j. Correspondence regarding interest on account, 1871.
k. General bill of affairs, from William MacKay to James Pringle, making mention of Captain Wolfe, 1852.
l. Correspondence, 1842.

2.
a. Business receipts of James Pringle, 1833-1874. Some material does not contain discernable dates.
b. Accounts of James Pringle with John McLean, 1845-1861.
c. Accounts of James Pringle, 1865-1866.
d. Account of McDonald Murray with James Pringle, 1843-1857.
e. Account of sales of cattle, sheep and butter to Mr. James Pringle, 1859.
f. Account of James Pringle with M.J.T. MacNeil, River Bourgeois, 1877-1880.

3.
a. Warrant sworn out for arrest of Duncan Murray for theft of violin from James Pringle, 1863.
b. Notice of public meeting of the ratepayers, Section 23, Richmond County for the purpose of electing trustees, 1864.

4.
a. Agreement between the Province of Nova Scotia and James Pringle for road repair between his farm and that of William Urquharts, 1854. Includes envelope.
b. Statement regarding the settlement of debt of Dougald Cameron “Dougaldson” to James Pringle, 1863.
c. Indenture between James Pringle and Robert Hill of Black River, Esquire Executor of the last will and testament of John Ross of Scot’s River, St. George’s Channel, 1864.
d. Draft of Indenture between James and Sarah Pringle to their son, James Jr., for land at St. George’s Channel, 1865.

Pringle, James

James W. Maddin fonds

  • 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

John Alexander MacKinnon fonds

  • 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

  • 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

Jonathan G. MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 15.19
  • Fonds
  • 1918

A. Two typed copies of “Old Sydney: Sketches of the Town and its People in Days Gone By. Gift of Carl Neville and John Campbell.

B. 1. Letter to Kathryn Poole, 1932.

  1. Notebook and diary, 1916-1932, containing genealogical information on the MacKinnon and Chisholm families; Gaelic poetry; extracts from a diary kept by Sheriff John Ferguson, 1831; history of Sydney Forks; events at St. Andrew’s Church, 1850-1878; Cornish language vocabulary and Lord’s Prayer in Cornish; Acts of Incorporation for Trustees of the following churches: MacLean’s Free Church, Indian Rear, 1856, Whycocomagh Village Presbyterian Church, 1892, Whycocomagh Parish Presbyterian Church 1893, Stewartdale Cemetery, Whycocomagh 1895; Historical notes on Whycocomagh; August Gale of 1873; Minutes of meeting of Comunn nan Gaidheal 1929; account of the “Nith” leaving Skye with immigrants for Cape Breton. Photostat, 107 pages.
  2. [Highland Scots in Cape Breton] pp. 81-125, being an account of their arrival, schooling, culture, religion and superstitions. Typescript, 44 pages.
  3. Miscellaneous material: Excerpts from The Highland Scots, 16 pages. “The Gaelic Language” [by Jonathan MacKinnon], 6 pages. Gaelic hymn and prayer, 2 pages; Gaelic broadcasts, 1 page; poetry about Cape Breton, 1 page. “The nineteen”, St. Andrew’s Church, Sydney, 1912, 1 page. Printed and typescript.
  4. Scrapbook of letters of sympathy and clippings on the death of J. G. MacKinnon, 1944. .5cm. Obituary in Gaelic by John Lorne Campbell in An Gaidheal, January 1950.
  5. Papers concerning Mac-Talla, a weekly paper published in Gaelic by J. G. MacKinnon. Typescript and printed,8 pages. Presented by his niece, Mrs. E. W. Poole, Whycocomagh.

C. “Sydney’s First Big Fire” by J. G. MacKinnon [in: Cape Breton Post, 25 July 1959]. Presented by Dr. M. A. MacLellan, Antigonish

MacKinnon, Jonathan Gillis

Judge Andrew D. Campbell fonds

  • 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.

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