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Manuscripts
MG 21.37-B-1 · File · 197?
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of 4 completed manuscript and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate”. “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” was the original title of Dr. MacMillan’s novel before it was changed to “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

Audio Visual
MG 21.37-B-5 · File · [197-]
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a tape recording of a radio program titled, "The Bush and the Salon" that Dr. MacMillan appeared on as well as a CD titled "C. Lamont MacMillan- Oral Histories".

Newspaper 12 · File · 1843-1845

Daniel Cobb Harvey: "The only other newspaper which originated in 1840 was the Cape Breton Advocate, published at Sydney by Richard Huntington and edited by the Reverend Otto S. Weeks, principal of the Grammar School. It ran until the end of 1841 when the press was taken over by J.D. Kuhn, who published the Spirit of the Times, an agricultural, commercial, literary, and general newspaper. It lasted until 1846, when the plant was again sold to William C. McKinnon, who changed the name first to the Cape Breton Spectator but afterwards to the Times and Cape Breton Spectator. The latter ceased publication in 1850 and was succeeded by the Commercial Herald, which lasted but a few months. McKinnon in turn sold to James P. Ward, who published the Cape Breton News and conducted it successfully until 1871 or 1872."

Newspaper 71 · File · 1846-1849

Daniel Cobb Harvey: "It (The Spirit of the Times) lasted until 1846, when the plant was again sold to William C. McKinnon, who changed the name first to the Cape Breton Spectator but afterwards to the Times and Cape Breton Spectator. The latter ceased publication in 1850 and was succeeded by the Commercial Herald, which lasted but a few months."

The Commercial Herald
No Newspaper Number · File · 1849-1850

The Commercial Herald was owned and edited by William C. MacKinnon. Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "It lasted for only a few months and was followed almost immediately by the Cape Breton News."

The Cape Breton News
Newspaper 26 · File · 1849-1872

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "The Cape Breton News had four 12" x 18" pages, each of four columns. It was made up largely of news items but contained as well poetry and advertisements. Its annual price was 10s, changing to $2 before it ceased publication in the early Seventies."

The Cape Breton Times
Newspaper 5 · File · 1872-[1882?]

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "In 1872 the Cape Breton Times, which had absorbed the circulation list of the (Cape Breton) News, appeared. It had four 23" x 33" pages, and cost $1.50 and later $1.75 per annum. It had about 700 to 1000 regular subscribers. M.A. Shaffer was manager for the Cape Breton Publishing Co."

The Referee
Newspaper 23 · File · 1883-1884

According to the Edwin Alden & Bro.'s American Newspaper Catalogue, the Port Hood Referee consisted of four 22" pages and was printed weekly. It had a circulation of 375 and was classified as an Independent paper.

The North Sydney News Boy
Newspaper 36 · File · 1883-1885

The North Sydney News Boy was published every Tuesday evening by MacKeen, Moore & Co. and costed 25 cents per annum until about 1885. It was then published the third Saturday of every month and costed 10 cents per annum. R. J. Coleman was listed as manager.
The North Sydney News Boy (4 Sept. 1883): "Our object is, in the first place, to give the current news of the day in the most condensed and explicit form; next, to inform the public on subjects of general importance without boring them with details of minor interest.
Public men and public events will be referred to without animus or personality.
Politics, - except as the action of politicians affect our immediate interests, - shall be carefully eschewed.
Religious matters or correspondence, except when of general interest, will not be admitted to our columns.
Local information will be carefully attended to, and no references made unless of interest to the community."

Eastern Beacon
Newspaper 92 · File · 1879-1889

The Eastern Beacon was established in 1879 and was published on Wednesdays. The newspaper consisted of four 23" x 33" pages and cost $1.25 per annum. J. A. Cogswell was both the editor and publisher of the Eastern Beacon.

The Morning Sun
Newspaper 53 · File · 1892

J. W. D. Stearns: "The Morning Sun is the only daily newspaper east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is printed every morning (Sunday excepted) at Sydney, Cape Breton, office No. 106 South Charlotte St. It gives the cable and telegraphic news by special services direct from New York and other centres of information, and lacks none of the facilities of a thorough newspaper. Subscription price is $6 per year. Advertising rates $1 per inch first insertion, 25 cents each continuation. Special rates on advertising contracts according to space and time."

The Daily Record
Newspaper 33 · File · 1899

The Daily Record was published in Sydney, Cape Breton. The cost of one individual paper was 2 cents and the cost of a yearly subscription was $3. Other subscriptions included six months for $1.50, three months for 75 cents, and one month for 30 cents. According to the newspaper, The Daily Record was available for sale at bookstores and hotels. It could also be purchased at post offices in country districts.

Baddeck Telephone
Newspaper 2 · File · 1898-1900

The Baddeck Telephone (1898-1900) was the second newspaper published in Baddeck, after the Island Reporter (1884-1887). The newspaper was a six-page broadsheet containing local news and advertisements. The paper started when Charles H. Peppy acquired the unused presses and typeset from the Island Reporter and relocated to the west end of Chebucto Street near Gertrude Hall. The newspaper ended soon after Peppy had been sued for libel by a politician. The Baddeck Telephone had only been published for over a year.

Newspaper 27 · File · 1904-[19??]

Ned MacDonald: "On August 4, 1904, the first issue of the "Inverness News", published by A.S. MacAdam, appeared on the streets. The newspaper had a tendency to exaggerate the potential of the town, sold for two cents, was printed weekly, and was enthusiastically received. It informed, organized and agitated through its editorials. It became a vehicle for the proclamation of views on social, economic, cultural, and political issues. The "Inverness News" was the link that expressed and documented the evolving days of the town."

The Daily Gazette
Newspaper 85 · File · 1904-[19??]

The Daily Gazette was published in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia by the Gazette Publishing Co., Limited. It was published every afternoon, Sundays and legal holidays excepted. The price of a single issue was 2 cents.

The Island Reporter
Newspaper 4 · File · [1890?]-1907

The Island Reporter was published every Wednesday morning in Sydney. The cost of the newspaper was $1 per annum or 3 cents for a single issue.

Sydney Mines Star
Newspaper 18 · File · 1905-[1907?]

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "Only the almanacs attest to the existence of the Star. It was described as a weekly, with a circulation of 1,200 and with Independent-Labour interests."

CA BI MG 14.195-B-5-2-1 · File · 1883-1909
Part of Morrison's Store, St. Peter's

File consists of eight customer purchase ledgers. A file list is available below.

A. June 1883 - July 1895
B. July 1899 - May 1907
C. July 1903 - Dec. 1904 (Oversized)
D. Dec. 1903 - Nov. 1904
E. Jan. 1905 - March 1906 (Oversized)
F. Feb. 1905 - Feb. 1908
G. June 1907 - Feb. 1908 (Oversized)
H. Oct. 1909

The Eastern Journal
Newspaper 47 · File · 1889-1911

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "The earliest of the predecessors of the Bulletin was the Eastern Journal, which began as a weekly in 1889. J. C. Bourinot was editor and publisher and the Journal was Liberal in sympathy. Its subscribers usually numbered about 1,000 and paid $1 p.a. (per annum). It contained four 20" x 26" pages. About 1910 it merged into the Journal-Bulletin."

MG 13.58-E-2 · File · 1910 - 1912
Part of Msgr. Donald MacPherson fonds

File consists of three pamphlets and a handwritten history titled, “Third Centenary of the First Baptisms among the Micmac Indians which took place at Port Royal, now Annapolis, N.S., June 24, 1610 – Celebration held at St. Anne de Restigouche.”

Sydney Mines Globe
Newspaper 19 · File · [1909?]-[1913?]

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "The only information known about this is that it was listed for the years indicated (1910-1913) in the Canadian Almanac and Directory."

The Canadian Commonwealth
Newspaper 79 · File · 1914

The Canadian Commonwealth (23 May 1914): "The Canadian Commonwealth was published every Saturday morning by "The Canadian Commonwealth, Ltd." of North Sydney, Cape Breton." Rev. Edwin H. Burgess of North Sydney was the editor. Contributing editors included Rev. John Pringle, D.D., Rev. D. M. Gillies, D.D., and Rev. J. F. Tupper. A yearly subscription costed $1 in Canada and $1.50 in the United States and foreign countries.

Matheson Family Papers
CA BI MG 12.156-MG 12.156.1 · File · 1915
Part of Matheson Family fonds

File contains family correspondence, including two letters from Ken Matheson to his mother while training at Valcartier Camp, 1915.

Scrapbook of Clippings
CA BI MG 12.147-MG 12.147.9 · File · 1915
Part of James MacMillan fonds

File contains a scrapbook of newspaper clippings regarding World War 1, including the obituary of Sgt. James MacMillan, first casualty in the 17th Battery, 1915, and the obituary of Sgt. Anthony MacMillan.

Mary Cadegan Clippings
CA BI MG 12.204-MG 12.204.2 · File · 2 September, 1915
Part of Mary Cadegan fonds

File contains a clipping from the North Sydney Herald concerning World War 1.

Military memorabilia
CA BI MG 20.15-MG 20.15.7 · File · 1914-1915
Part of Percy Charles Willmot fonds

File contains the following military memorabilia: 1914-1915 Star and Military Cross award to Lieut. Willmot in original cases; various military badges; various pins; and multiple sets of cufflinks.

Christmas Cards
CA BI MG 13.118-MG 13.118.F · File · 1915
Part of Rev. John Pringle fonds

File contains two copies of a Christmas Card from John Pringle to the members of St. Andrew's Church, created while he was serving in World War 1.

Greg MacLeod, Correspondence
CA BI MG 11.44-MG 11.44.1 · File · 1914-1916
Part of Dr. Greg MacLeod fonds

File contains the following correspondence: a letter from Pte. Leonard Lewis, C.E.F., written while at the armouries in Halifax, indicating his indignation at the moral conditions there, 1914; and a letter form the commanding officer of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch in Mesapotamia commending Sgt. MacDonald who was killed in action, 1916.

C.H. Harrington
CA BI MG 12.3-MG 12.3 1 · File · 1848-1918
Part of C.H. Harrington fonds

File consists of:
A. Letter from C.H. Harrington to his wife in September 1849 when he first arrived in Sydney, and a scrapbook of clippings dealing with family and religious (Baptist) matters. References to important early Sydney families are included in the scrapbook.
B. Pages from a ledger from Harrington

Notebook
CA BI MG 20.2-MG 20.2.1 · File · 1914-1918
Part of Harold L. Hill fonds

File contains a notebook kept by Harold Hill while on duty with C.E.F. Overseas. The majority of the notes concern what was learned in training.

Correspondence
CA BI MG 12.189-MG 12.189.6 · File · 1915-1918
Part of Katharine McLennan fonds

File contains letters from Katharine McLennan that were written to various family members while she was serving as a nursing assistant in France during World War 1.

McLennan, Katharine Sophia
CA BI MG 20.15-MG 20.15.1A · File · 1914-1918
Part of Percy Charles Willmot fonds

File contains Percy Charles Willmot's correspondence to family members that was written he was serving overseas in World War 1 with the 25th Battalion.

CA BI MG 12.148-MG 12.148.AC · File · 1917-1918
Part of Malcolm MacDonald fonds

File contains 9 pages of correspondence pertaining to military service exemption for Daniel MacDonald, on the basis that his father needs him to stay behind from the war and work on the farm.

MG 14.195-A-1-4 · File · 1919-04 - 1919-08
Part of Morrison's Store, St. Peter's

File consists of correspondence from the records of Indian Affairs Superintendent, A.J. Boyd. Topics include funds given by the Department to band members, a report on Indian Schools in Nova Scotia, the care of children, requisition and purchasing of supplies, road repair, and a letter regarding the election of Gabriel Silliboy of Whycocomagh Reserve as "tribal chief," succeeding the late John Denny of Eskasoni Reserve.