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CA BI 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
CA BI PAM 4061 · Item · 1 December, 1918

Item is a pamphlet, published by the Personnel of the U.S. Naval Air Station in North Sydney, on December 1st, 1918. The pamphlet contains the staff muster roll, some pieces of poetry, jokes, and an editorial.

The Nova Scotia Gleaner
CA BI PAM 1605 · Item · 5 October, 1929

Item is a October 5, 1929 issue of the Nova Scotia Gleaner, a monthly newspaper that was published in Sydney, Nova Scotia. This issue of the Gleaner was subtitled "In the Interest of the Coloured People of Nova Scotia," and features an editorial and several pieces that focus on Black persons across Nova Scotia.

PAM 396 · Item · 1945?

File consists of a small booklet containing a roll of honour of the war dead of the Cape Breton Highlanders during World War II. The roll of honour includes each member's regimental number, rank, name, company, date killed, and their origins. The booklet was printed in N.V. Groningen, Holland by Dijkstra's Drukkerij.

Rose Tompkins Guest Register
2017-023.01 · Item · 1957 - 1965

Item is a guest register for Rose Tompkins's farm house and cabins located in Margaree for the years 1957 - 1965.

Tompkins, Rose
PAM 1866b · Item · July 8, 1967

Item is a booklet from the "Trooping the Colour" ceremony of the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton) that took place on July 8, 1967 in Sydney River, N.S. The booklet contains information on the battle honours of the unit, a summary of the unit's regimental history, a historical summary of trooping the colour, a historical summary and outline of the ceremony, and a list of officers and warrant officers on parade.

Item · 1966 1968

The item is a scrapbook documenting the years 1966 to 1968 at Xavier College. Highlights covered in the scrapbook include photographs featuring staff, students and visitors of Xavier College. Textual documents such as correspondence and programs related to operations and events at the school are also included. A few of the specific items found in the scrapbook are:
-News clippings and invitation to the induction of Dr. Jan Huntjens to the faculty of Xavier College
-News clippings, programs, tickets and images for the opening ceremony of the Xavier College Science building which took place on December 3, 1966
-News clippings, images, invitations, programs and tickets for the 1967 and 1968 graduation ceremonies at Xavier College.
-Issue of St. Francis Xavier University Newspaper The Xaverian, the issue is dated October 7, 1966
-Xaclibur bulletins included dates are: January 25, 1967, February 22, 1967, March 1, 1967 and March 22, 1967, April 5, 1967 and April 12, 1967
-Issues of the Xavier College newspaper the Xcalibur Issue. A majority of issues have only the month of publication only one issue has the exact date of publication. Issues with the month of publication: October 1966, January 1967, March 1967, October 1967, November, 1967, December, 1967, January, 1968 and April 1968. Issue with the exact publication date: December 1, 1966. The Xaclibur is still the same newspaper as the Excalibur, the name was changed the reason why it was changed can be found in the October, 1966 issue of the Xcalibur.

Angus R. MacDonald fonds
CA BI 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.
Tothan
CA BI G112 · Item · 1975

Item is a children's book.

PAM 2190 · Item · 1975

Item is a booklet that was handed out during officer training for the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton) between September 1975 and May 1976. The booklet was created to consolidate information about the history of the Cape Breton Highlanders and serve as a training medium for study as well as a reference for future regimental history lectures. The booklet contains an introduction by then commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel I.D. MacIntyre and sections that highlight the history of the unit before World War I to the unit as the 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton).

Charles MacDonald fonds
CA BI 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.

Micmac Hymnal
CA BI PAM 4087 · Item · ca. 1983
Micmac Association of Cultural Studies
Songs from Framboise
CA BI G168 · Item · 1986

Item is a collection of compositions by bard, Dan Alex MacDonald in Gaelic and English

Cape Breton Chorale
CA BI 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
Margaret MacPhee
MG 15.76 · File · 1997 - 1999

File consists of various newspaper clippings re: New Waterford pianist Margaret MacPhee, including her obituary. File also contains a copy of Greg MacLeod's eulogy delivered at her funeral in 1997, and a remembrance article from The Cape Bretoner (Summer 1999).

MacPhee, Margaret
Lucy Doucet
CA BI B&G - Doucet, Lucy · File · 1999-2005

File consists of the following items:

Obituary for Lucy Doucet, Cape Breton Post, March 18, 2005
"Neré pi Lucy Jane: Their Story," a biography written by Lucy's son Daniel Doucet, March, 1999

Doucet, Lucy Jane
Notes from a Musical Garden
CA BI ML 423 P844 2005 · Item · 2005

Item is a Cape Breton University Press publication re: the Nova Scotia Music Educators Association.

Porter, Brenda
Rita Joe
CA BI B&G - Joe, Rita · File · 1981 - 2007

File consists of various newspaper clippings re: Rita Joe, including her obituary and an article announcing her death in 2007. File also includes a university report entitled "Rita Joe: Mi'kmaq Poet" written by Joanne Peck in 1994.

Gaelic Songs
CA BI 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.

CA BI PAM 1003 · Item

Item is a pamphlet containing a collection of wartime songs, some written about the Cape Breton Highlanders. Many of the songs within the pamphlet were written by people from Cape Breton.