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Campbell, John Lorne

  • MG 6.53
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1961

Fonds consists of Gaelic census of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island: answers from clergy to circular inquiry and a letter from Mr. Campbell concerning a visit to Canada.

Campbell, John Lorne

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

Canadian Federation of University Women, Cape Breton Branch fonds

  • MG 14.57
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1998

Fonds consists of minutes and resolutions, annual reports, correspondence, newsletters and journals, various files, secretary's papers, secretary's publications, the history of the Cape Breton Branch of the CFUW, branch scrapbooks, minutes, clippings, photos and correspondence.

Canadian Federation of Women. Cape Breton Branch

Canadian Maritime Motion Picture Company

  • MG 14.217
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1922

The Canadian Maritime Motion Picture Company Limited was incorporated under the Nova Scotia Companies Act in 1922. The company operated out of Sydney for a brief period & the manager was Wallace W. MacDonald. According to the 1923 Directory and in the 1928 Directory that locale was then the Arena Rink. One of the movie productions that were made locally was called the "Big Timber" and several photos of this on-site production are on file at the Beaton - Ref. # 86-174-16371 - 86-175-16373 & 93-540-24514 - 93-542-24516

Canadian Popular Theater Alliance

  • MG 15.78
  • Fonds
  • 1985 - 1987

Fonds consist of the Canadian Popular Theater Alliance, including the following:

A. Board Minutes, including financial summaries.
B. Notes from Alliance meetings.
C. Financial Records. 1. Fundraising. 2. Devco. 3. Secretary of State. 4. Canada Council. 5. Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Fitness. 6. Dept. of Communications. 7. Support - C.I.D.A. 8. Financial Summaries - Secretary of State, C.I.D.A. 9.Challenge 1987 - Student Grant.
D. Participation lists.
E. Participating marries - Secretary of State, C.I.D.A.
F. Press releases.
G. Evaluation of plays.
H. C. P. T. A. - Winnipeg, 1985.

Cape Breton Artists' Association

  • MG 15.73
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1985

Fond include the following: A. Summary of the Cape Breton Artists Association, the President's Annual Report, December, 1985 (3 copies). B. Cape Breton Artists Association exhibit, Beaton Institute, exhibit list with prices. C. Cape Breton Artists Association visitor's book (1973-1979). D. Minute Book - C. B. Artists Association (1979-1982).

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

Cape Breton Coal Company

  • MG 14.28
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1880

Memoranda and Articles of Association for Cape Breton
Coal Company, Bridgeport.

Cape Breton Development Corporation

  • MG 14.13
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1988

The Cape Breton Development Corporation came into existence in 1967. This crown corporation was established to promote and assist the financing of industry on (Cape Breton) Island and to acquire the interests of the major coal producer in the Sydney Coalfield and reorganize and operate the mines with a view to the rationalization of coal production. This is a very extensive collection including many DEVCO statistics, reports, letters, information on operations and development, equipment, photos and government studies.

Cape Breton Highlanders fonds

  • MG 20.5
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1945

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs related to the Cape Breton Highlanders, including World War 1 correspondence, reports, and photographs.

Cape Breton Highlanders

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

  • MG 14.228
  • Fonds
  • 1988-1996

Municipal History was made on August 2, 1995 when a ceremony in Sydney's Centre 200, with Mayor John Coady and 21 Councillors, launched the new Cape Breton Regional Municipality with resolutions required to bring a new level of Government into being. Flags of Sydney, Cape Breton County, Glace Bay, New Waterford, Dominion, Louisbourg, North Sydney, and Sydney Mines were formally passed over to the Mayor signify the transfer of power to the new Regional Government.

Cape Breton Ski Club fonds

  • MG 14.189
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1975

Fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, financial statements, clippings, historical notes, cards and photographs of the club.

Cape Breton Ski Club

Capeview Cooperators

  • MG 14.132
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1946

Minutes of Capeview Cooperators, a cooperative of fishermen in the area covering Main-a-Dieu, Bateston, Baleine, Little Lorraine, and Scaterie. At one time they owned a large lobster cannery in Main-a-Dieu.

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

Carole M. Chisholm & Rod A. MacKinnon

  • MG 15.82
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1993

Fonds consist of alphabetical listing of various writers pertaining to Cape Breton. and their bio-biography's. Chisholm and MacKinnon undertook this project to justify a course credit.

Castle Players Society

  • MG 15.74
  • Fonds
  • 1986

Fonds consists of programs and posters of the Castle Players Society: A. Script for play Castle of Steel: The Legend of Moxham’s Castle produced at UCCB Playhouse. 1. Manuscript includes a background preamble, production schedule, set and set pieces, and cast of characters.

Chappell, Melbourne Russell

  • MG 12.75
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1971

M.R. Chappell was born at Chappell's Mills, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia in 1887. His family moved to Sydney in 1901 and M.R. became General Manager of Chappell Brothers in 1910. The company was a lumber supply and contracting business. He served on the executive of many local and national service clubs and organizations and was an alderman in Sydney from 1924 to 1928. He purchased Oak Island in Lunenburg County in the 1930s and was associated with the search for the alleged treasure there until his death in 1981.

Charles F. Gouthro fonds

  • MG 11.5
  • Fonds
  • 1894

Fonds consist of a receipt for salary as teacher at Rear Ball's Creek for the term ending 6 July 1894, with record of payments.

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.

Clan MacLeod Society of Cape Breton

  • MG 6.18
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1979

This fonds consists of papers of the Society, including newsletters, minutes of meetings and membership statistics.

Clarence Gillis fonds

  • MG 9.9
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1960

Fonds consists of correspondence, transcripts of speeches and radio broadcasts, speeches and radio broadcasts given by Gillis, notes, reports, and briefs.

Gillis, Clarence

Clifford Mader

  • MG 15.65
  • Fonds
  • 1984

Fonds consists of a reproduction (photocopy) of the story, “Black Christmas.”

Colin Cash fonds

  • MG 12.2
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1970

Fonds consists of the diary of Colin Cash containing information on Cash genealogy; diary describes work performed, weather, family and local events.

Cash, Colin

Comunn Gailig Chill-Riomhainn

  • MG 6.45
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Fonds consists of the constitution and minutes of a meeting of the St. Andrew's Society of Sydney.

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

Currie, John

  • MG 6.40
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of a lament, in Gaelic, written on the death of his wife, with translation into English.

Currie, Michael D. fonds

  • MG 6.3
  • Fonds
  • 1928

Fonds consists of reproductions of a letter and reply to The Casket regarding an article, "Early Days in Cape Breton" with special reference to the Gaels, criticizing the way in which they were portrayed in the article.

Currie, Michael D.

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.

D. M. Matheson

  • MG 15.13
  • Fonds
  • (N.D.)

Poem “December 6, 1917” describing the Halifax Explosion of that date.

D.J. MacDermaid Songs & Stories Collection

  • MG 21.8
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1987

The collection consists of sixty cassette tapes of both primary recordings and some commercial material collected
by Donald John MacDermaid from the early 1950s to the late 1980s.

Recordings taken in this collection cover a spectrum of Gàidhlig culture from Scotland, Cape Breton, and Massachusetts "The Boston States." In-House recordings include Gàidhlig stories and songs by singers such as MacDermaid himself, his brother Norman, Florence MacLeod, Ross MacDonald, Kenneth Morrison, and others. Fiddle & pipe tunes from renowned Cape Breton musicians like Winston Fitzgerald, Lee Cremo and Bill Lamey round out the musical selections. Commercial recordings include songs by Norman MacLean, Archie Grant, Calumn Kennedy and other Scottish singers.

MacDermaid, Donald John

D.M. Matheson

  • MG.15.13
  • Fonds
  • 1917

One poem titled December Sixth, 1917, describing the Halifax Explosion

Dan Louis MacDonald

  • MG.15.35
  • Fonds
  • 1955 - ?

Fond consists of poem, “The Bochan Bridge of Canso.”

Daniel D. MacKenzie

  • MG 15.2
  • Fonds
  • 1881

Fond consists of the following poem entitled “The MacDonald-Lynch Wrestling Match” by D. D. MacKenzie (1859-1927) of Lake Ainslie and North Sydney. He was M.P. for Cape Breton North-Victoria, 1904-1923 and judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The poem is a tribute to Dr. H. N. (Hudy) MacDonald who won the wrestling championship of America 16 August 1881.

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.

Daniel Petrie

  • MG 15.63
  • Fonds
  • 1983

Fonds consist of the original screenplay “The Bay Boy” by Daniel Petrie, filmed in Glace Bay. Permission required to use.

Debra Meeks

  • MG 15.29
  • Fonds
  • 1978

Debra Meeks, a native of Ontario, collected songs from the Aspy Bay area during the summer of 1978. The Tapes [T-1328] include not only songs but stories and local history.Cassette tapes of folk songs and stories from Aspy Bay, 1978. Transcripts of songs collected by Miss Meeks with biographies of several composers: Stanley Collins, Dan Norman Cummings, Alex MacDonnell, Earl Cameron and Ernest Tingley McEvoy, 1978-1979. (Tape 1182 to 1186). Pamphlet: Irish traditional folk songs in Halifax: a preliminary study, 1980. 28 pages. Cassette: The question of the survival of Irish traditional folk song, both by Debra Meeks. [Tape #2014]

Meeks, Debra

Dominic Nardocchio

  • MG 15.15
  • Fonds
  • 1968

Three reviews of local musical events, published in the Cape Breton Highlander.

Dominion Steel and Coal Company

  • MG 14.26
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1980

Very large collection divided into the following categories: Administration; Operations; Boards, Committees and Commissions; Legal, Government and Court Documents; Miscellaneous printed and technical material; Reports; Photographs and slides; Newspaper clippings; Ledgers; Notes for Research Steel Project; Miscellaneous material. See Finding Aid 97 for details. See also MG 14.30 and MG 14.38.

Donald "Dan Alex" MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.35
  • Fonds
  • 1969

Fonds consists of 27 songs in Gaelic, two hymns in English and a newspaper account of the MacDonalds' 50th wedding anniversary in 1969. Mr. MacDonald, a farmer from Framboise, composed many Gaelic songs, the most famous of which was "Failte Cheap Breatunn". See also Tapes 107, 231, and 232.

MacDonald, Dan Alex

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

Donald Dougal MacFarlane fonds

  • MG 6.39
  • Fonds
  • 1927

Fonds consists of papers including poems and a genealogy of the MacFarlanes, compiled by D.D. MacFarlane.

A. Gaelic version of “Scots Wha Hae” and “Ath Shealladh” the latter of which was composed by Mr. MacFarlane on New Year's Day, 1927. Presented by Finlay Campbell, Saint John.
B. Translation into Gaelic of “The Minstrel Boy” and “Lord Ullin’s Daughter,” both by Mr. MacFarlane. Original, 4 pages. Presented by Estate of W. S. MacFarlane, 1981.
C. Genealogy of the MacFarlanes by D. D. MacFarlane, 1943 Original, 5 pages. (Indexed copy filed in B & G File) Presented by Rev. John Hugh MacEachen, July 1984.

MacFarlane, Donald Dougal

Donald Fergusson fonds

  • MG 11.88
  • Fonds
  • 1490-1985

Fonds consists of material relating to Dr. Fergusson's books dealing with Scottish Gaelic culture.

Fergusson, Donald Allister

Donald Gillis fonds

  • MG 3.2
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1873

Fonds consists of a letter from Rev. Neil MacLeod regarding bridge at Salmon River (1843) and appointment as Postmaster at Grand Mira South (1873).

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