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General Hospital, Glace Bay
CA BI 76-19 · Item · 191-?

Item is a postcard depicting the General Hospital in Glace Bay, N.S. as it stood in the early 20th century.

Victoria Road
CA BI 83-6385-13685 · Item · [192-]

Item is a postcard depicting the Victoria Road subway in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Victoria Road
CA BI 83-6386-13686 · Item · [192-]

Item is a street view of the northern end of Victoria Road in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Terra Nova
CA BI MAP 501 · Item · 1600

Item is an early map of Eastern Canada. Bertius derived this map from Petrus Plancius' map of North America (1594), which documented Newfoundland as a single island for the first time.

Bertius, Pertrus
CA BI MAP 248 · Item · 1703

Map by engraver Herman Moll showing fishing resources of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence during early 18th century. This map depicts shared international fishing banks before the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 created geo-political boundaries restricting fishing territories.

Moll, Herman
Carte de L'Isle Royale 1744
CA BI MAP 711 · Item · 1744

This item is a hand-coloured map of Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) by Jacques Nicolas Bellin from the Petit Atlas Maritime published in 1764. During the French colonial period, permanent settlement on Isle Royale grew to 4000. This map shows changes in place names reflecting the French and Mi'kmaw presence.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
CA BI MAP 249 · Item · 1747

Item is a map showing details of Louisbourg Harbour and Gabarus Bay with a full inset map of Cape Breton Island, labelled Isle Royal. Documents the landing place and camp of the New England forces as well as the fortified town of Louisbourg, various battery locations, French settlements and the lighthouse.

Kitchin, Thomas
CA BI MAP 247 · Item · 1758

Item is a map of New England and Nova Scotia showing Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The map includes identified fishing banks.

Kitchin, Thomas
Isle Royale
CA BI MAP 707 · Item · 1764

Item is an 18th century map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Acadie from Bellin's "Petit Atlas Maritime."

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
CA BI MAP 805 · Item · 1764

This map was originally part of Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime" showing French fortifications destroyed during the 1758 siege.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
MAP 667 · Item · 1767

Item is an original map showing acreage of Cape Breton townships, parishes, and counties. The map identifies "Indian Hunting Country" based on an earlier survey completed by Samuel Holland.

Founding of Sydney, 1785
CA BI 76-114 · Item · 1785

Item is a photograph of a painting of the founding of Sydney.

Capt. Charles Barrington
CA BI 77-622-756 · Item · ca. 1800

Item is a photograph of Captain Charles Barrington, a resident of Barrington Park, Sydney Mines.

Mrs. John Barrington
77-622-756b · Item · ca. 1800

Item is a photograph of Mrs. John Barrington o f Sydney Mines.

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."

Rev. Matthew Wilson
CA BI 77-828-962 · Item · ca. 1850

Item is a photograph of the first Presbyterian Minister in Sydney Mines from 1842-1883, Rev. Matthew Wilson.

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."

Bitterman House
CA BI 78-1229-2979 · Item · ca. 1852

Item is a photograph of the Bitterman family home located on West Middle River Road. The house was owned by the Kent Bitterman family from 1976 to 1984.

CA BI 77-471-605 · Item · ca. 1853

Item is a photograph of the first graduates of Arichat College, which was founded in 1853. Two years later, the College was moved to Antigonish and St. Francis Xavier College was established.

Left to right: Duncan MacEachern of Glendale, Judge MacIsaac of Antigonish, and Prof. A. G. MacDonald, River Denys.

Rev. D.M. MacAdam
CA BI 77-173-307 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photographic portrait of Rev. D.M. MacAdam, pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney.

Sydney Academy
CA BI 80-169-4349 · Item · 1860

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy.

Hill's School
CA BI 76-35 · Item · ca. 1860

Items are photographs of Mr. John L. Hill and the students of his Charlotte Street school. Also identified are his daughter Anne (later Mrs. George Boggs); Mary Ann Muggah, daughter of Captain Charles Muggah (later Mrs. Colin MacKinnon); John Muggah; James Burchell; his sister, Emma Burchell (later Mrs. Bartlett of Brigus, Newfoundland); Dora Uniacke (later Mrs. Kay); two daughters of Thomas Townsend; William (Mac) MacLeod; and F. Harrington. The photograph was taken at the corner of Charlotte and Yorke Streets.

S.S. Adriatic
CA BI 79-22-3002 · Item · Mar-1862

Item is a photograph of the S.S. Adriatic. In the month of March, 1862, when this photograph was taken, the Adriatic became stuck in the ice in North Sydney harbour. The ice was sturdy enough to support the crew as they walked to shore from the ship.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Brown
CA BI 77-289-423 · Item · October 2, 1868

Item is a photograph of Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Brown, Sydney Mines.

St. Peter's Canal
CA BI 79-534-3514 · Item · ca. 1869

Item is a photograph of St. Peter's Canal under construction.

Elizabeth (Lizzy) Brown
CA BI 77-288-422 · Item · 1867-1870

Item is a photograph of Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Brown, Sydney Mines.

Sydney Mines Harbour
CA BI 78-108-1858 · Item · ca. 1870

Item is a tinted print of of a view of Sydney Mines harbour.

LeBreton
Rev. Alexander Chisholm
CA BI 77-825-959 · Item · ca. 1870

Item is a photograph of Rev. Alexander Chisholm who was ordained on November 19, 1866.

Anne Ethel (Brown) Johnstone
CA BI 77-282-416 · Item · August 1871

Item is a photograph of Anne Ethel (Brown) Johnstone, daughter of R.H. Brown, at the age of 2 years and 4 months.

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."

Margaret Sybella Brown
CA BI 77-276-410 · Item · 1871-1873

Item is a photograph of Margaret Sybella Brown, daughter of R.H. Brown, pictured leaning on a chair.

Fr. Daniel J. MacIntosh
CA BI 77-662-796 · Item · ca. 1878

Item is a photograph of Fr. Daniel J. MacIntosh, parish priest in North Sydney.

CA BI 77-687-821 · Item · 1879

Item is a photograph of an oil painting by Henry Sandham, Canadian R.C.A., of people gathering seaweed in Cow Bay, Nova Scotia.

Gisborne Bridge, Mira River
CA BI 77-886-1020 · Item · 1879

Item is a photograph of the Gisborne Bridge, Mira, which was erected in 1875 and burned in 1910.

Gisborne Bridge
CA BI 77-315-449 · Item · 1879

Item is a photograph of the Gisborne Bridge with a train crossing it, over the Mira River. There are sailboats visible on the river.

Rev. Roderick MacNeil
CA BI 77-669-803 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of Rev. Roderick MacNeil, a parish priest in Grand Mira, 1894-1899.

Herney Family at St. Ann's
CA BI 78-712-2462 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of Mi'kmaw women, men, and children at St. Ann's. Most likely Chief Herney and family. Photograph is the gift of Harold Medjuck, Photograph Collection #1.

CA BI 78-710-2460 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of a Mi'kmaw man at St. Ann's. On the reverse of the photograph is a handwritten note, identifying the man as a "Peter Henry" (Peter Herney).

Keisel, Theodore
Dr. MacGillvray's Drug Store
CA BI 77-168-302 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Boot and Show Store and Dr. MacGillvray's Drug Store found on the corner of Pitt and George Street in Sydney.

St. Ann's Bay
CA BI 78-716-2466 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of two dories on the shore of St. Ann's Bay.

Keisel, Theodore
St. Ann's Bay
CA BI 78-719-2469 · Item · ca. 1880

Item is a photograph of Plaster Falls in St. Ann's Bay.

Keisel, Theodore