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Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

  • MG 13.131
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1984

Fonds includes one parish brochure (1982) containing a brief history of the founding of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sydney with images of congregation members. Also included is one reel of microfilm (MB 66) listing the following vital statistics for the parish :

Birth and Baptism Records 1912-1985
First Communions
Marriages 1932-1984
Deaths 1935-1984

Hon. Allan J. MacEachen fonds

  • MG 9.1
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1970

Fonds consists of speeches and clippings relating to MacEachen's political career.

Horn family fonds

  • MG 12.74
  • Fonds
  • 1802-1927

Fonds consists of duplicate copies of a land grant (1802), Simeon Horn's will (1873), release of mortgage (1873), property tax notice, and school tax receipts (1924-1927).

Horn family

Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

  • MG 6.23
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1986

Fonds consists of papers that include:

b. Two copies of the history of the first settlers in Iona including MacKenzie's version of the story of their first encounter with the Mi'Kmaq ; a story in English and set in Christmas Island. Many cultural practices are discussed ; a speech addressed to The Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Social workers ; two songs in English.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Hugh MacLennan fonds

  • MG 14.190
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1922

Fonds consist of cash books, ledgers, account books, and day books of MacLennan's general store operation.

MacLennan, Hugh

Hugh McDonald

  • MG 9.19
  • Fonds
  • 1871

Fonds consists of a letter from Rev. K.J. MacDonald pertaining to politics in Inverness County. Hugh McDonald (1841-c.1902) was MLA for Inverness County 1868-1871. He was the Postmaster and Telegraph Operator at Mabou to 1881 when he became Sheriff of Inverness County, which position he held until he resigned in 1902. Letter from Rev. K.J. McDonald pertaining to politics in Inverness County.

Huntington Family fonds

  • MG 12.36
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1972

Fonds consists of Caleb A. Huntington's correspondence and legal records, Jetta MacDonald's correspondence, Henrietta Gibbons' records.

Huntington family

Inspectors of Schools

  • MG 11.14
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1912

Fonds consists of correspondence and reports, as well as Teachers' Returns for the year 1909-1910 for the District of North Inverness, and Notes of School Inspection of Victoria County for 1911. John and James MacKinnon were Inspectors of Schools, District No. 8, North Inverness and Victoria Counties.

International Conference for Gaelic Language and Culture

  • MG 6.74
  • Fonds
  • 1987

Fonds consists of a collection of documents relating to the Conference, held in Sydney on October 15,16, and 17, 1987.

  1. Program brochures, Map/guide '87, discussion group list of participants, Gaelic College and Nova Scotia Highland Village brochures.
  2. Newspaper clippings re: conference.
  3. Na Croileagain, by Rosemary McCormack, programme co-ordinator, typescript, 2 pages.
  4. Sealladh gu taobh -oral tradition and reminiscence by Cape Breton gaels, edited by James Wilson & Ellison Robertson, printed material 32 pages.
  5. Agenda - includes welcome on behalf of chairperson, Dr. Robert J. Morgan, typescript 13 pages.
  6. Special events - Gaelic church service october 18, 1987 at Trinity United Church, Rev. Ivan Gregan, typescript 1 page.
  7. First croileagan or Gaelic nursery school/playgroup proposal. Typescript, 1 page.

Inverness Board of Trade, Proceedings

  • MG 14.5
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1938

Fonds consists of original documents describing Inverness Board of Trade proceedings from between 1927 to 1938.

Inverness County Council of the Arts

  • MG 15.64
  • Fonds
  • 1983-1984

The Council was organized to encourage the development, performance and presentation of the creative, visual and performing arts in Inverness County. Fonds consist of the following: constitution (1983) and report submitted to Inverness County Council (1984).

Isobel MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.41
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of Gaelic hymn music composed by Isobel T. MacDonald of South Uist, Scotland The hymns are all compositions of Fr. Allan MacDonald, Eriskay.

Italian Community Club

  • MG 7E.1
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1974

This fonds consists of records and minutes (in Italian) of the meetings of the Club at Dominion. Beginning in February 1967, page 192, the minutes are written in English.

J. Mariner Smith fonds

  • MG 12.1
  • Fonds
  • 1813-1961

Fonds consists of receipts and correspondence related to Smith's general store and his activities as an agent for the MacDonald Brothers, owners of the Glendyer Mills. Correspondence often refers to the political and economic conditions of Cape Breton. Some records of Thomas Murray and Co. are included with Smith's records. Presumably Smith took over the business of Thomas Murray and Co. ca. 1882. One account book from a general store in Port Hood operated by Smith is also included.

Smith, James Mariner

Jack Silburt

  • MG 15.90
  • Fonds
  • 1940s and 1950s

Fonds consist of thirty-eight sketches of local Cape Breton politicians, sports figures, municipal leaders, U.M.W. workers, local issues, and Canso Causeway and transportation concerns.

Jack Silburt

Jack Stephens Collection

  • MG 12.206
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1971

Fonds consists of a collection gathered by Jack Stephens, of Sydney and Park Superintendent at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum at Baddeck, represents many years of collecting ephemera of relevance to Cape Breton.

James "Jim Hughie" MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.37
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1955

Fonds consists of:

  • papers including correspondence with D.D. MacFarlane, Joseph D. MacKinnon and Fr. Angus MacNeil pertaining to MacNeil, MacSween and MacFarlane genealogies and to Gaelic songs
  • list of members of the Caledonian Society, Sydney
  • story entitled "Stephen the Spendthrift"
  • passport photo of Mr. MacNeil [#79-1192-4172]

James A. MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.24
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1942

Fonds consists of papers including stories, songs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook. Papers include:

  1. “An t-Each Dubh”, a folktale in Gaelic copied down by Jonathan G. MacKinnon from a manuscript of a transcribed story collected by Hector MacLean and John Francis Campbell in Mingulay in the mid. 1800s. The date of the copy is July 7th, 1911. Original, 9 pages.
  2. Gaelic songs with music [n.d.]. Original, 8 pages.
  3. Part of the story “Domhnull MacThormaid agus Leanamh-Sithe Cnoc a'Chuilinn” and "Gaol Gaidhealach" in Clarsach an Doire by Neil MacLeod. 22pages.
  4. Teachdaire nan Gaidheal, 1932-1934. Scattered issues. Printed. 1 cm.
  5. Scrapbook of Scottish and Gaelic items, 1942. 3 cm.

MacNeil, James A.

James A. Murphy fonds

  • MG 20.25
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1972

Fonds consists of a scrapbook containing textual records, photographs, and objects related to James Murphy's experience as a World War 1 serviceman.

Murphy, James A.

James Bryson (J.B.) McLachlan Commemorative Society

  • MG 19.27
  • Fonds
  • 1999

Consists of Society papers including mandate and announcements as well as copies of annual lectures hosted by the Society. Past speakers have included David Frank, Nancy Riche, Joan Sangster, Ian McKay, Amani Whitfield, Mark Leier, Gregory Kealey, and Stephen High.

James Charles MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.21
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1970

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, speeches Gaelic related materials, activities and initiatives by the Scottish Catholic Society (St. Kentigern Branch) and scrapbooks with newspaper clipping and local news.

MacNeil, James Charles

James D. Day fonds

  • MG 20.4
  • Fonds
  • 1923

Fonds consists of James D. Day's certificate of military service, 1914-1923.

Day, James Douglas

James D. Gillis

  • MG 15.50
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1961

James D. Gillis born in Strathlorne Inverness County was the author of several books including “The Cape Breton Giant.” Fonds also consist of correspondence between Mr. Gillis and C. & G. McLeod Ltd, Sydney, concerning publication and payment. Also, correspondence concerning Mr. Gillis’ Map of the World, 1964-1974.

James Lotz fonds

  • MG 10.7
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1997

Fonds consists of personal and work related documents, as well as materials related to Mr. Lotz's publications and involvement in various organizations.

James Lotz

James MacMillan fonds

  • MG 12.147
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1976

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal documents, diaries, and clippings. It includes Anthony's MacMillan's wartime correspondence with his cousin, Cecilia MacMillan, in addition to other wartime correspondence.

MacMillan, James

James Thomas Coleman fonds

  • MG 21.16
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1934

Fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Mr. Coleman's career as manager of the Strand Theatre and his involvement in the Klondyke Hotel. The collection is divided into two series and one file. The first series consists of projectionist books, letterhead, receipts and photographs documenting operations of the Strand Theatre. The second series relate to the life and career of Daniel McKay. Mr. McKay was the original owner of the hotel who successfully found gold in the Yukon during the gold rush in 1900. This series consists of customs documents and receipts and textual records related to the Klondyke Hotel. Mr. McKay built and operated the hotel after returning to Sydney in 1901.

Coleman, James Thomas

James W. Maddin fonds

  • MG 12.80
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1961

Fonds consists of correspondence, including letters from the Right Honourable Arthur Meighen, clippings, poetry, addresses, scrapbooks, and army service records.

Maddin, James William

Jamesville School Section

  • MG 11.34
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1962

Fonds consists of an assessment ledger giving names of taxpayers and teachers, 1878-1888, and related correspondence concerning above ledger (1962).

Jeremy Akerman

  • MG 15.69
  • Fonds
  • 1981

Fonds include a rough copy of "Black Around the Eyes," a novel about Cape Breton coal miners. See PS 8551 K47 D64 in Cape Breton Library.

John A. MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 12.13
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1940

Fonds consists of personal records and documents related to the Sydney Co-operative Society Ltd., correspondence related to the search for coal at Maple Brook, Inverness County, and other business related records.

MacKinnon, John A.

John Alexander MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 12.271
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1933

Fonds consists of John Alexander MacKinnon's diaries, a photographic postcard, and his World War 1 enlistment information and record of service book.

MacKinnon, John Alexander

John Allan Cameron

  • MG 15.34
  • Fonds
  • 1978

Fonds consists of correspondence, papers, and clippings pertaining to the “Cape Breton Salutes John Allan Cameron” program, October 21 and 22, 1978, sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education, College of Cape Breton, and New Dawn Enterprises.

John Archy MacDonald fonds

  • MG 12.127
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1967

Fonds consists of a copy of the minutes of the Washabuckt Liberal-Conservative club (1911); diary of daily events kept by MacDonald (1899-1949); petition concerning the closure of a road (1902); deed: John A. MacDonald to Hughie J. MacDonald, Glace Bay, for land in Washabuckt (1952); list of voters for the Washabuckt district (1953); and a scrapbook of clippings (1956-1967).

MacDonald, John Archy

John Bernard Croak fonds

  • MG 20.9
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1996

Fonds consists of photographs, maps, correspondence, and textual records related to John Bernard Croak and his military service. Fonds also contain details on the Victorian Cross and its recipients as well as a booklet by the Royal Canadian Legion, Glace Bay.

Croak, John Bernard

John Carey fonds

  • MG 12.30
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1938

Fonds consists of a history of Sydney Mines composed by Carey in 1912, a scrapbook for the years 1912-13, his death notice, and three detailed notebooks of mining courses beginning in 1889. The scrapbook contains considerable material on civic affairs in Sydney Mines, North Sydney, and Sydney.

Carey, John

John Dan MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.38
  • Fonds
  • 1977

Fonds consists of a speech in Gaelic and English delivered at St. Andrew's Night Ceilidh, Sydney by John Dan MacNeil. He outlines what he believes to be the reason fro the decline in Gaelic speakers and urges those who have the language to use it regularly.

MacNeil, John Dan

John George Brooks Lynch fonds

  • MG 12.76
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1973

Fonds consists of records of John George Brooks Lynch, articles edited by Kevin Lynch, and a poem by George Lynch.

Lynch, John George Brooks

John Ingram Ball

  • MG.15.18
  • Fonds
  • September 1932

Words by John Ingram Bell "Who Stole Lindy's Baby?"

John James "J.J." MacKinnon

  • MG 6.36
  • Fonds
  • 1943

This fonds consists of a notebook of Gaelic songs, correspondence and poetry:

Notebook of Gaelic songs, many by Cape Breton bards [n.d.]
Letter from Dr. P. J. Nicholson pertaining to a Gaelic poem, 1943.
Gaelic poem composed by J. J. MacKinnon, n.d. Print, 1 page.

MacKinnon, J. J.

John Norman MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.80
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1895

Fonds consists of a number of songs collected by Reverend John Norman MacDonald in the summer of 1952. This manuscript was afterwards borrowed by a John MacRury, another Minister, who unwarrantably copied some of the songs and sent them to be printed in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. The songs contained in this manuscript collection were obtained from various sources; many of them were taken down from the recitation of various people in Uist and elsewhere at intervales beginning in the year 1874 up to the present.

A. Manuscript of Gaelic poetry collected in the Outer Islands by Mr. Macdonald in the summer 1852, Glasgow 21 April 1852. (65 p.). Photocopies of original script.

CONTENTS: Texts and Translation of Laiodh Fhraoich -song by Donald MacLean (Domhnall Ban na Camairt) Folio 1, 61.
Fragment with Translation (Fuigheall do sheann Oran) Folio 9
Eulogy on Donald MacDonald (MacIain’ic Sheumais) Folio 10
Waulking Song (‘S mi’ m aonar air a’Leachdainn) Folio 14
Song (tha Ghaoth an Iar cho Caithreamach) Folio 16
Lament for John MacLeod, 6th of Raasay (Ian Garbh) Folio 21
Waulking song (‘S mise thug an Ceannach air Bainne Nighean Domhnaill) Folio 28
Eulogy on Captain Allan MacDonald, of Kingsburgh, by John MacCodrum Folio 32
Eulogy on Ranald MacDonald, 2nd of Milton Folio 35
Lament for Allan Morrison (Ailein Duinn shiubhlainn leat) Folio 41
Song (Maighdeann Mhic Fhearghuis) by Donald MacLellan Folio 44
Eulogy on Robert MacDonald MacIntyre by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 45
Eulogy on Alexander MacDonald, 5th of Vallay, by Donald MacSween Folio 47
Fragment (Latha Dhomh ‘s mi ann an Diuraidh) Folio 48
Song (An Oigh Fholuimte) by Donald Fraser, Rosemarkie Folio 49
Song of the Ossianic Society Folio 51
Verse of the Rev. Roderick MacDonald to John Gordon, 5th of Cluny Folio 52
Rev. John Norman Macdonald Collection MG 6.80
Eulogy of Major Alexander MacDonald, 4th of Vallay, by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 53

B. Preface - Rev. Angus MacDonald manuscript collection “Co-chruenneachadh de Dh’Orain, Madh agus sean, a Tomadh Cearn. Le Aougrus Macdhomhuill, Cleareach Chilliurnain, 1895. (3 p.).

Contents: (15 p.). Collection includes photocopies of the original script (212 p.).

John Smith

  • MG. 15.36
  • Fonds
  • 1954

Fond consists of a folk tale, “Every Dog has His Day” in which the author uses names of people living in Shenacadie.

John Smith Hart fonds

  • MG 12.45
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1946

Fonds consists of materials regarding Hart's business ventures, personal and business correspondence, social and religious events, and financial records.

Hart, John Smith

John W. Roberts

  • MG.15.9
  • Fonds
  • 1961

Poem titled My Ingonish Home.

John W. Roberts

Joint Committee for Gaelic in Schools

  • MG 6.69
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1982

This fonds consists of correspondence, brief and other papers pertaining to the historical and educational position of the Gaelic language in the schools of Nova Scotia.

Jonathan G. MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 15.19
  • Fonds
  • 1918

A. Two typed copies of “Old Sydney: Sketches of the Town and its People in Days Gone By. Gift of Carl Neville and John Campbell.

B. 1. Letter to Kathryn Poole, 1932.

  1. Notebook and diary, 1916-1932, containing genealogical information on the MacKinnon and Chisholm families; Gaelic poetry; extracts from a diary kept by Sheriff John Ferguson, 1831; history of Sydney Forks; events at St. Andrew’s Church, 1850-1878; Cornish language vocabulary and Lord’s Prayer in Cornish; Acts of Incorporation for Trustees of the following churches: MacLean’s Free Church, Indian Rear, 1856, Whycocomagh Village Presbyterian Church, 1892, Whycocomagh Parish Presbyterian Church 1893, Stewartdale Cemetery, Whycocomagh 1895; Historical notes on Whycocomagh; August Gale of 1873; Minutes of meeting of Comunn nan Gaidheal 1929; account of the “Nith” leaving Skye with immigrants for Cape Breton. Photostat, 107 pages.
  2. [Highland Scots in Cape Breton] pp. 81-125, being an account of their arrival, schooling, culture, religion and superstitions. Typescript, 44 pages.
  3. Miscellaneous material: Excerpts from The Highland Scots, 16 pages. “The Gaelic Language” [by Jonathan MacKinnon], 6 pages. Gaelic hymn and prayer, 2 pages; Gaelic broadcasts, 1 page; poetry about Cape Breton, 1 page. “The nineteen”, St. Andrew’s Church, Sydney, 1912, 1 page. Printed and typescript.
  4. Scrapbook of letters of sympathy and clippings on the death of J. G. MacKinnon, 1944. .5cm. Obituary in Gaelic by John Lorne Campbell in An Gaidheal, January 1950.
  5. Papers concerning Mac-Talla, a weekly paper published in Gaelic by J. G. MacKinnon. Typescript and printed,8 pages. Presented by his niece, Mrs. E. W. Poole, Whycocomagh.

C. “Sydney’s First Big Fire” by J. G. MacKinnon [in: Cape Breton Post, 25 July 1959]. Presented by Dr. M. A. MacLellan, Antigonish

MacKinnon, Jonathan Gillis

Jonathan MacKinnon Memorial Lecture

  • MG 6.19
  • Fonds
  • 1979

This fonds consists of extracts of a speech given by Rev. Dr. Roderick MacLeod of Berneray, North Uist, Scotland, to commemorate the life and works of Mr. MacKinnon.

Joseph Beaton Collection of Gaelic Songs and Poems

  • MG 6.79
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1996

Fonds consists of a family genealogy, along with Gaelic songs and poems.

1) Oran Marbhadh Na Muice (Le Aonghas R. MacDhombnuill)
2) Oran A Chollich (2 copies)
3) Cruachan - Beann (Ben Cruachan)
4) Fath Mo Mhulaid I Bhi Thall
5) Oran A 'Cheilidh
6) Duanag An T - Seoladair
7) Tha Buadh' Air An Uisge Bheatha (2 copies)
8) Muile Nan Mor Bheann
9) Gu'r Math Mar Tha Ged Tha E Fliuch (2 copies)
10) Lunneag Do Mabu
11) The Bochan Bridge of Canso
12) Where Have The Years Gone?
13) Oran A 'Chuil's A' Chladaich (Le D. MacDhomhnaill)
14) Oran Seacharan Seila
15) Domb'll MacEadhmuinn (Le B.A. MacIll'eollain)
16) Am Fleasgach Dualach (Le M.A. Nic Fnionghain, Kirkwood)
17) Sar-Obair Nam Bard Gaelach, 1877 (2 copies)
18) To A Famous Character In Roxbury
19) Oran Do Bara-Roth
20) Dan Do Sheann Ford
21) Do Bheinn Chlann - Domhnuill, Air An Rathad Fhrangach, Chap Breatunn (Le aonghas R. MacDhomh,Uill) Fonn: Smeorach Chlann Domhnuill
22) Mo Dhachaidh
23) A Samhradh's Nan Beanntan An Iar (Springtime In The Rockies) (Le M.M. Baddeck, C.B.)
24) Oran Do Alasdair Moireastan (Mar Gu'm B'ann Le 'Mhnaoi)
25) Gu De A'I Mi Mur Faigh Mi Thu
26) C'Ait An Caidil An Nionag
27) Oran Gaidhlig
28) Hi Oro's Na Horo Eile (Taken from THE GESTO collection, page 39)
29) Oidhche Mhath Leibh
30) Duil Ri Bailechaolais Fhaicinn O Chi; Chi Mi Na Mor Bheannaibh (2 copies)
31) Na Laithean Bh'Ann O Chian (Robert Burns)
32) 'Sneachda Mor Mhabou
33) One Untitled Piece
34) Original hand-written notes - miscellaneous Gaelic and English songs & poems - 19 pages
35) One humorous letter - (October 1985)

Joseph Campbell fonds

  • MG 12.21
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1969

Fonds consists of a ledger containing correspondence and records concerning politics, farming, and education in the Big Pond area. Also contains correspondence related to mineral exploration in Big Pond.

Campbell, Joseph

Joseph J. MacInnis fonds

  • MG 6.20
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1939

Fonds consists of a large collection of Scottish music and Gaelic material. Papers include:

  1. Corresponding and subscription lists of the paper Mosgladh, 1928- 1931, including correspondence from the Scottish Catholic Society. Original, 2 cm. First report of St. Kentigern Ceilidh Club, 1924. Typescript, 4 pages.
  2. Handwritten copies of Gaelic Songbook by Vincent MacLellan, the Gesto Collection of Highland Music and other Scottish music. Original, 75 pages.
  3. Typewritten copies of Collection of Gaelic Proverbs by Donald MacIntosh, 1785. 47 pages. (See Item MG 6.20 3). Creating a New Scotland in Canada by Catherine MacKenzie. 7 pages. The brooch of Lorne by Hector MacDougall, 12 pages. Preface to The Skye Collection of Reels and Strathspeys, 4 pages.
  4. Printed material and clippings: “Clann na Gael ‘n Cogadh ‘s ‘n Sith”, 1918; clippings on Flora MacDonald, 1934; Folklore of the Hebrides, 1937; Gaelic School in Sydney, 1927; Scottish Catholic Society, New Waterford, 1927, Picture of members of “Celtic Ceilidh” radio program, 1934.
  5. Cumha for Joseph J. MacInnis, 1944 by Hugh MacKenzie.
  6. Part of a Gaelic prayer book. 1 cm (see Item MG 6.20 6)

MacInnis, Joseph J.

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