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“Men of the Deeps”

  • CA BI Mg 15.38
  • Fonds
  • 1974

Songs of the Cape Breton mining communities, a paper by John C. O’Donnell, Director of the Men of the Deeps.

“Men of the Deeps”

  • CA BI Mg 15.38
  • Fonds
  • 1974

Songs of the Cape Breton mining communities, a paper by John C. O’Donnell, Director of the Men of the Deeps.

General Mining Association

  • CA BI MG 14.19
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1900

The General Mining Association, a Branch of the London
firm of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, was granted a monopoly on
the Nova Scotian coal reserves by the Duke of York in 1827. The
monopoly was rescinded in 1857, but operations continued until

  1. The mines on the southern side of the Sydney Coalfield
    were taken over between 1893 and 1900 by the Dominion Coal
    Company. Operations on the northern side of the Sydney
    Coalfield were purchased by the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal
    Company in 1900. This documentation includes an extensive
    collection: workmen

Mitchell Business and Family fonds

  • CA BI MG 21.20
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of papers related to coal mining and other business activities of Henry Mitchell and sons as well as family records documenting life in Bridgeport (now Dominion) Nova Scotia and various locations in Pennsylvania. Correspondence between Henry and his children provide a detailed account of social, economic and political life in North America between the mid-19th and early 20th century.

Members of the Mitchell family were impacted by the American Civil War which is documented among the letters, along with various events of note in Canada including Confederation.

Mitchell, Henry