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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.
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 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
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
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.

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
Songs from Framboise
CA BI G168 · Item · 1986

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

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.

PAM 3828 · Item · 1914

Item is an insert from a Cape Breton and/or Nova Scotia tourist guide for the 1914-1915 season.

Hotels, merchants and general interest stops that are highlighted are: William Aucoin & Son; Robin Jones & Whitman, Limited; St. Peter’s Church, Convent and Glebe House; C. & L. Fiset Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Ladies’ Wear, Millinery; Fiset’s Island; C. & D.J. Aucoin, Lobster Packers and General Merchandise; Stanley G. LeBrun Machine Shop; James H. Aucoin; Royal Hotel; Severin M. LeBlanc General Blacksmith; P. Chiasson, Jr. Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Clothing, Fancy Goods, Novelties; Simon P. Cormier, General Merchant, Hotel and Livery; C.P. Doucette, Grocery, Confectionary; Thomas LeBrun, General Merchant; J.C. Gillis; Moses M. Chiasson, General Merchant; J. Mariner Smith, General Merchant; A. Collins & Co.; Albert Ingraham, “Margaree’s Cheapest Store,”; McDougall House; Ernest S. Hatt, Photographer; Imperial Drug Store; Inverness Co-operative Society, Ltd.; The Imperial Hotel; and, Inverness Railway and Coal Company, including a time table that was effective as of June 28, 1914.

Also included are short write-ups about Fiset’s Island, Nova Scotia; Eastern Harbour, Nova Scotia; Margaree, Nova Scotia; and, Inverness, Nova Scotia.