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Fonds World War II, 1939-1945
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Walter Scott MacFarlane

  • CA BI MG 15.1
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1984

Fonds consists of Poetry and correspondence of Mr. MacFarlane, as well as
several scrapbooks and postcards of WWI.
A. The poem “Springtime in Margaree” was a gift of Sister St. Frances of Rome, C.N.D.
B. Correspondence and papers presented by the MacFarlane Family are arranged as received:

  1. Correspondence and papers pertaining to W. S. MacFarlane’s military service, 1919-1946. Original, 17 items
  2. Military disability pension correspondence and papers, Typescript, 46 pages
  3. Correspondence and papers of and about Peter MacFarlane (brother of W.S.), 1944-1960. Original and typescript, 1 cm
  4. Family and personal correspondence including Letters to the Editor on politics in Inverness County, 1922-1961. Original and typescript, 40 pages
  5. Correspondence from John F. Gillis, mainly about local politics, 1940-1956. Original and typescript, 19 pages
  6. Correspondence concerning appointment of W. S. MacFarlane as Fishery Officer on the Margaree River, 1921. Original, 5 pages
  7. Correspondence from James D. Gillis concerning MacFarlane’s poetry and about a map of the world drawn by Mr. Gillis, 1929-1963. Original, 8 pages
  8. Correspondence pertaining to MacFarlane’s poetry, 1937-1977. Original and typescript, 34 pages
  9. There is no physical folder for B9. January, 1985: #9 removed and incorporated in #19.
  10. Correspondence and papers re copyright of MacFarlane’s poetry, together with the Canada Act respecting copyright, 1952-1956. Typescript and print, 75 pages
  11. Poetry by Various authors, mainly Cape Bretoners. Original, 32 items.
  12. Memorial cards and obituaries for the MacFarlane family, 1881-1967.
  13. Obituaries of 31 Inverness County residents. Clippings
  14. Miscellaneous household invoices and receipts, 1931-1952
  15. Birth certificates for Ann MacFarlane, Walter S. MacFarlane, Last Will of W.S. MacFarlane, 1936, for land at Margaree Forks. Original, 3 items.
  16. Printed material:
    a) St Michael’s Parish Report, 1949
    b) Annual Report, St. Joseph’s Church, South West Margaree, 1962
    c) to m) pamphlets pertaining to servicemen and regulations respecting them, 1919-1945
  17. 22 postcards, mostly World War I period, together with Souvenir Programme 1939-1945 Victory Parade, Saturday, June 8th
  18. Scrapbook of clippings compiled by Jim MacFarlane, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. -- Mainly poetry in English and Gaelic. 1946, held in London, England. 1 page
  19. Additional obituaries of the MacFarlane family, 1931-1963. Original, typescript and print, 15 pages
  20. Obituaries of Inverness County residents. Original and print, 22 pages
  21. Songs of the Valley: The Poetry and Songs of Walter Scott MacFarlane. Original writing, together with galley proof of the book which was published in 1984, edited by Mr. MacFarlane’s niece, Kay MacDonald and his son, Patrick. Original and typescript, 2 cm
  22. Scrapbook of clippings of poetry by Walter MacFarlane. Typescript and prints, 1 cm

MacFarlane, Walter Scott

South Bar Knitting Club fonds

  • MG 21.18
  • Fonds
  • 1939-01-06 - 1951-02-12

Fonds consists of two minute books and one photograph of the South Bar Knitting Club. Though the club was formed in 1938, records of meetings begin for the organization on January 6, 1939, and continue until February 12, 1951. The minutes of the club record the election of officers, fundraising events, and general business of each meeting. The minutes detail the involvement of the club in fundraising for the war effort during WWII. Various engagements with other community organizations such as the Young Men's Christian Association, Red Cross, and Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire are recorded. The photograph was taken in 1950 and is a black and white image of the members of the society.

South Bar Knitting Club

Gabriel Sylliboy fonds

  • CA BI MG 7A.14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1942

Fonds consists of correspondence. Gabriel Sylliboy was a Mi'kmaw chief from 1918-1964.