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Neil A. MacLeod fonds

  • MG 6.62
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1956

Fonds consists of correspondence from Major C.I.N. MacLeod, Gaelic Advisor, Nova Scotia Department of Education, with words of 7 Gaelic songs by Cape Breton composers. They are: "Ged a Sheòl Mi ai M'Aineol", Tha Buaidh air an Uisge Beatha", "Ille Dhuinn Chaidh Tu'm Dhìth","Mo Nighean Donn á Còrnaig", A Mhàiri Dhubh 's a Mhàiri Dhonn", "Mo Rùn a Chunna Mi an Diugh" and "Horo Mo Nighean Donn Bhòidheach".

MacLeod, Major C.I.N.

Nicholson, Patrick

  • MG 15.17
  • Fonds
  • 1967

Tales and poetry written by Mr. Nicholson pertaining to
Cape Breton folklore.

Nicol, Wesley

  • MG 12.89
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1904

Collection includes a diary kept by Captain Nicol while living on Scaterie Island with comments of fishing and local events, 1883-1885. Also includes two invoices of supplies received from Dominion Coal Company, 1904.

Nina F. Cohen fonds

  • MG 12.187
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1984

Fonds consists of textual documents related to the life and career of Nina Cohen, of Glace Bay. Ms. Cohen has served with the Red Cross during World War II, on the board of the National Museums of Canada, National Council of Women, the Canadian Jewish Congress, and the Professional Women's Club. She is best known for the initiation and founding of the Miners' Museum in Glace Bay. Papers relate mainly to the Miners' Museum.

Norman Lipschutz

  • MG 15.61
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1983

Norman Lipschutz was born in Poland in 1921 and emigrated to Glace Bay in 1932. Fonds consist of the following: Lipschutz is the author of "The Cape Breton Mirror" and of "Victory Through Darkness and Despair." Records also include photocopy of scrapbooks
kept by Lipschutz comprising correspondence, book reviews and newspaper articles.

North Sydney Historical Society fonds

  • MG 21.25
  • Fonds

The collection consists of photographs, documents, ledgers, maps, plans, and textual records related to the history of North Sydney and its citizens. As well, the collection includes information about the North Sydney Historical Society and its operations. The primary categories of donated materials consist of:

North Sydney Engineers Office - maps and plans
North Sydney Town Council Records
Western Union Collection
North Sydney Education Collection

Papers of the Barque "Astrea"

  • MG 3.4
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1977

Fonds consists of documents relating to the barque Astrea. The Astrea was bound for Quebec with Irish immigrants from Limerick when it was wrecked at Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, on 8 May 1834, with a loss of 221 lives.

Papers of the Schooner "Regent"

  • MG 3.13
  • Fonds
  • 1864

Fonds consists of the certificate of British Registry for the schooner Regent built by Roderick McDonald, Mira Bay, Master Mariner, giving description, measurements, and tonnage.

Paruch Family fonds

  • MG 21.26
  • Fonds

Donation consists of Paruch family documents including photographs and textual materials as well as recordings of Johnny Paruch's band.

Patrick McE. Nicholson

  • MG 15.17
  • Fonds
  • 1967

Fonds consist of tales and poetry written by Mr. Nicholson pertaining to Cape Breton folklore.

Paul MacEwan fonds

  • MG 9.30
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

Fonds consists of the personal materials of Paul MacEwan, founder and leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party from 1982-1987 and former member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton Nova from 1970-2003. Included is correspondence, subjects files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.

MacEwan, Paul

Paul MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 21.2
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2000

Fonds consists primarily of original artwork for production and publication of the Old Trout Funnies comic book series and Cape Breton Liberation Army (CBLA) calendars. The donor created the first issue of the Old Trout Funnies in 1975. The concept, drawing and production of the comic book originated as a course project while a commercial design student at Holland College in Charlottetown PEI. The first issue launched in February of 1976 with two additional issues published in 1977 and 1978.

Following the release of the third and final issue in the Old Trout Funnies series, MacKinnon began work on the Cape Breton Liberation Army calendars. He produced an annual twelve-month calendar between 1979 and 2000. Both the comics and calendars provide a satirical view of Cape Breton culture and its relationship to mainland Nova Scotia. Prominent social, political, and cultural events are referenced with many of MacKinnons friends and local celebrities featured as recurring characters.

The fonds has been organized into two series. The first series (MG 21.2 A) consists of fifteen item level descriptions for each CBLA calendar and one file of miscellaneous textual materials. Each calendar consists of one individual sheet. The second series (MG 21.2 B) contains two file level descriptions. The first file includes item level descriptions for each of the three issues of the Old Trout Funnies. The second file describes the extent and scope of original drawings and plates for production of the Old Trout Funnies.

MacKinnon, Stephen Paul

Peggy Sexton

  • MG. 15.23
  • Fonds
  • 1979

Fonds consist of an article titled “James McConnell Library.”

Miss Sexton

Peggy and Dan Currie Collection of Scottish Dance Music

  • MG 6.78
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1938

Fonds consists of a collection of sheet music and books donated by Peggy and Dan Currie.

  1. How To Master The Violin (A Practical Guide) By Pavel L. Bylovetzski - (1917)
  2. The Universal Favourite Contra Dance Album (Reels, Hornpipes, Jigs, etc.) By Paul De Ville - (1905)
  3. Community Song Album No.2 By Francis, Day, & Hunter Ltd. - (n.d.)
  4. National Dance Album By T.S. Gleadhill - (n.d.)
  5. Allan's Ballroom Companion (For The Violin) By Mozart Allan - (n.d.)
  6. Craig's String-Band Music By Thomas Craig - (n.d.)
  7. White's Unique Collection Of Jigs, Reels, etc. (Arr. for Violin with Piano Acc.) By White-Smith Music Pub. Co. a) 1896 & b) 1902
  8. Dance Music of The North (Violin and Piano) By Alfred Moffat - (1908)
  9. White's Excelsior Collection of Jigs, Reels, & Hornpipes (For Piano) By White-Smith Pub. Co. - (1907)
  10. Logan's Collection of Highland Music (Arranged For The Violin) By Patterson's Publications Ltd.
    a) Book 1 - (1924)
    b) Book 2 - (n.d.)
    c) Book 4 - (n.d.)
    d) Book 5 - (n.d.)
  11. Beauties of The Ballroom (Arranged For The Violin) By Scott Skinner - (n.d.)
  12. Kerr's Collection Of Dance Music (For The Violin) By James S. Kerr, Music Publisher - (n.d.)
  13. The Balmoral Reel Book (Arranged For The Violin) By Bayley & Ferguson - (n.d.)
  14. The Scottish Violinist By J. Scott Skinner - (n.d.)
  15. The Cornhuskers Book Of Old Time Fiddlin' Tunes (Series#4) By Harry E. Jarman - (1938)
  16. Country Dances (Jigs, Reels, & Strathspeys) By Ernest Haywood - (1933)
  17. Marr & Co.'s Royal Collection Of Airs, Quicksteps, etc. (n.d.)
  18. Old Fiddlers Collection Of Old Time Dances (and dance calls), Jigs & Reels, Old Time Popular Tunes, etc. (For The Violin) By W.H. Billing Music Co. Ltd. - (1933)
  19. The Robbins Collection Of 200 Jigs, Reels And Country Dances (For Violin, Piano, Flute, or Mandolin) By Robbins Music Corporation - (1933)
  20. Lowe's Collection,
    a) Book First - (n.d.)
    b) Book Fourth - (n.d.)
    c) Book Sixth - (n.d.)
  21. Misc. Selection Of Marches, Quicksteps, Laments, Strathspeys, Reels & Country Dances [2 Books - a) & b)]

Percy Charles Willmot fonds

  • MG 20.15
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Fonds consists of correspondence, a scrapbook of pictures, clippings and letters, an album of photographs, Christmas cards and clippings referring to Lieut. Willmot and the 25th Battalion, CEF 1914- 1919, the 1914-1915 Star and the Military Cross awarded to Lieut. Willmot and a box of buttons, hat badges and other military memorabilia.

Willmot, Percy

Perley Watts Smith

  • MG 15.40
  • Fonds
  • 1967

Fonds consist of an incomplete photocopy of Smith's book, “The Smiths of Cape Breton Island.”

Peter J. MacKenzie Campbell fonds

  • MG 12.26
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1978

Fonds consists of manuscripts regarding Scottish history, correspondence and a book review.

Campbell, Peter J. MacKenzie

Philip H. Worgan fonds

  • MG 12.153
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1969

Fonds consists of: Series - Photo album, Series - Appointments and Royal Naval College Records, Series - Records regarding Ferndell.

Worgan, Philip H.

Phillip Penny

  • MG 15.53
  • Fonds
  • 1933

Fonds consist of “George Beckett” a ballad composed by Mr. Penny giving the story of Beckett’s execution for the murder of Nicholas Marthos 30 April 1931.

Port Hastings Historical Society fonds

  • MG 14.155
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1967

Fonds consists of textual records including correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, voters lists, and documents related to Port Hastings History.

Port Hastings Historical Society

Port Hastings Post Office

  • MG 16.49
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1883

Book of mail sent from the Port Hastings post office, 1880-1883; alphabetical list of money order offices in the United Kingdom, 1867.

Public Schools of Nova Scotia fonds

  • MG 11.11
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1906

Fonds consists of teacher's licenses and certificates, an application for teacher's annuity, and provincial examination papers.

Register for Gaelic Classes in Grand River

  • MG 6.25
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1955

This fonds consists of the records of attendance and payment for members of a Gaelic class held through Xavier College's Department of Adult Education.

Rev. Charles A. MacDonald

  • MG 15.55
  • Fonds
  • 1982

Fonds consist of the following: photocopy of poem “A Tribute in Memory of Terry Fox” by Rev. Charles A. MacDonald together with a poster advertising the Terry Fox Run

Rev. Charles A. MacDonald

  • MG 15.55
  • Fonds
  • 1982

Photocopy of poem “A Tribute in Memory of Terry Fox” by Rev. Charles A. MacDonald of
South Haven, together with a poster advertising the Terry Fox Run

Rev. Dr. James Tompkins Fonds

  • MG 10.2
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1953

Fonds consist of original correspondence and papers. “Father Jimmy” Tompkins was born in Margaree in 1870. Following ordination he became Professor of Mathematics and Vice-President of the University of St. Francis Xavier’s College, then served as Parish Priest in Canso and Reserve.

Rev. Duncan Joseph Rankin

  • MG 6.32
  • Fonds
  • 1911

Fonds consists of:
The 1920 petition by M.R. MacLeod to allow Gaelic to be taught in public schools.
A letter to the editor of the Casket urging readers to speak Gaelic to their children in the home.
Various writings in Gaelic, including a story attributed to Joe "Eòs a'Ghobha" MacNeil of Christmas Island, a story about a humorous trip for Boisdale to Christmas Island and a congratulatory speech for the 50th anniversary of Johnny A. and Peggy MacKinnon of Rear Iona.

Rev. Hugh A. MacDonald

  • MG 15.51
  • Fonds
  • [N.D]

“A Hymn of Thanks and Praise for the Lovely Margarees” by Rev. Hugh A. MacDonald, dedicated to the memory of Rev. Finlay Chisholm

Rev. John Hugh MacEachen

  • MG 6.67
  • Fonds
  • 1982

Fonds consists of a Gaelic song (with English translation) composed by Father MacEachen on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of St. Margaret's Parish, Broad Cove.

Rev. John Pringle fonds

  • MG 13.118
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1935

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs related to Rev. John Pringle, including Christmas cards, wartime photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Pringle, Rev. John

Rev. John William Howie fonds

  • MG 12.53
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1875

Fonds consists of Rev. John William Howie's correspondence (1835), notes pertaining to sermons (1857-1873), a marriage certificate for Reverend Howie and Harriet Amelia Addy (1875), and his ordination certificate (1861). Fonds also includes a workbook belonging to Susie Howie.

Howie, John William

Rev. Pierre Maillard fonds

  • MG 7A.2
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1738

Fonds consists of reproductions of papers of Rev. Pierre A.S. Maillard; includes mass with hieroglyphic writings and ornamentation of pages.

Rev. Pierre Maillard

Rev. Ronald MacGillivray

  • MG 15.52
  • Fonds
  • 1947

Fonds consists of a draft of manuscript "The County of Antigonish" as revised and updated by C. J. MacGillivray.

Rev. Ronald MacGillivray

Rice Family fonds

  • MG 21.24
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1980

Fonds consists of four series containing photos taken by the Rice family over a century. Photos are taken by Amos, Brenton, Lewis, and Nelson. Amos, Brenton, and Lewis had portrait studios, while Nelson was an amateur. Photos consist of studio portraits, candid portraits, prominent North Sydney Residents, scenes of Cape Breton, and industrial Cape Breton.

Rice, Amos I.

Rita Joe fonds

  • MG 15.91
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1997

Fonds consists of correspondence; prose, poems, songs, and fragments of works by Rita Joe; personal memorabilia; photographs; clippings; and audio and video cassettes.

Rita Joe

Robin, Jones & Whitman Ltd. fonds

  • MG 14.55
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1983

Fonds consists of original accounting ledgers, day books, letterbooks, judgement books, catalogues and indices related to the operations of the Robin Jones and Whitman company and its predecessors. This material dates from 1823-1983 and was created in Cheticamp, Eastern Harbour, Arichat and Big Pond (Grand Etang), Nova Scotia. In addition, microfilm reels that contain copies of some of the original materials are available.

Roderick A. Johnston fonds

  • MG 12.118
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1936

Fonds consists of a diary containing memoranda of accounts payable, post office savings, work performed and family events compiled by Roderick Johnston. The diary was continued by Johnston's son John Joseph (1915-1936).

Johnston, Roderick A.

Roderick J. MacNeil fonds

  • MG 12.49
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1922

Fonds consists of business related correspondence and other documents related to MacNeil's carriage business, as well as some personal documents.

MacNeil, Roderick J.

Ronald MacEachern fonds

  • MG 15.11
  • Fonds
  • 1977

Fonds consists of papers, including musical manuscripts written by Mr. MacEachern, and a book of folk songs compiled by Mr. MacEachern. Refer to Tapes 1066 and 1067.

MacEachern, Ronald

Ronald O'Handley fonds

  • MG 6.17
  • Fonds
  • 1823

Fonds consists of a character reference for Ronald O'Handley who emigrated from Scotland to Barrachois, Cape Breton.

S. Gordon Naish fonds

  • MG 12.14
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1959, 1955-1959 predominant

Fonds consists of records regarding mining history and clippings, photographs and information underwater dives, discoveries and the retrieval of historical relics from the harbour at Louisbourg.

Naish, S. Gordon

S.J. MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 6.1
  • Fonds
  • 1962

Fonds consists of an address to the Caledonian Society, Sydney on St. Andrew's Night, November 1962.

MacKinnon, Stephen J.

Sacred Heart School fonds

  • MG 11.2
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1965

Fonds consists of a diary of events maintained by Sister St. Andrew of Bethsaida (d. 1970), principal of Sacred Heart School for Boys in Sydney, and the Annals of Sacred Heart School, 1948-1965, compiled by Chalmers MacIntyre.

Sarah Steele fonds

  • MG 12.117
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1974

Fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers that were collected by Sarah Steele of Boisdale, Cape Breton. The papers cover a variety of topics.

Steele, Sarah

School register for Baddeck

  • MG 11.15
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1908

Fonds consists of school registers for Baddeck 1886-1887 and 1908.

School register for Mill Creek

  • MG 11.17
  • Fonds
  • 1933

Fonds consists of a school register for Mill Creek, Cape Breton County, Section #60.

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