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Reverend P. Fiset

  • CA BI 76-106
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the Reverend P. Fiset, parish priest at Cheticamp and president of the Great Northern Mining Co. Limited.

Burrill Johnson Engine No. 2

  • CA BI 76-11
  • Item
  • 190?

Item is a photograph of a steam fire engine, built around 1900 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. This particular engine, the Burrill Johnson Engine No. 2, was purchased by the Sydney Mines Fire Department in 1908. The engine was operated by Paddy Keigan.

Canso Causeway Opening

  • CA BI 76-126
  • Item
  • 1955

Item is a photograph of the opening of the Canso Causeway.

Canso Causeway Opening

  • CA BI 76-128
  • Item
  • 1955

Item is a photograph of Federal Transport Minister of G.C. Marle at the opening of the Canso Causeway Opening.

Ferry Wharf, Sydney

  • CA BI 76-25
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a postcard of the ferry wharf located in Sydney; located near the wharf is the Cape Breton Electric Company warehouse.

Sydney's Great Fire

  • CA BI 76-43
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of a view of the ruins left by the Great Fire on the west side of Bentinck Street from Wentworth to Prince. The fire that started in a Charlotte Street shop would destroy 67 buildings, leave 31 families homeless, and cause over $500,000 in damage. The Robert Ingraham House, Dillon Dwelling, Woodill House, Rudderham House, and the Conway Building (now Ingersall Road) were all destroyed in the fire. However, the building seen on the left hand side of the photograph is still standing today, as well as the Khattar home and Khattar Law Offices.

Kelly and Dodge

50th Anniversary Holy Heart Seminary

  • CA BI 76-68
  • Item
  • ca. 1975

Item is a photograph of approximately three hundred individuals gathered on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, N.S. The seminary was destroyed in 1975.

Beech Hill

  • CA BI 76-93
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Rev. Bambrick, an Anglican Minister, in front of Beech Hill, the residence of the Brown family. Rev. Bambrick was a close friend to the Brown family. Beech Hill, also known as the Richard Brown House, was built in 1828 and registered as Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Property in 1985.

Richmond District, Halifax Explosion

  • CA BI 77-1035-1169
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. This picture was taken at Fort Needham and shows the wreckage of homes at the top of the hill in the Richmond district.

North Street Station, Halifax Explosion

  • CA BI 77-1040-1174
  • Item
  • 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. This picture shows an interior view of North Street Station after the explosion with the roof smashed in and wreckage trains carrying debris away.

Beech Hill

  • CA BI 76-92
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Beech Hills, the home built for mine manager Richard Brown in 1828.

Presbyterian Church

  • CA BI 77-107-241
  • Item
  • ca. 1860

Item is a photograph of the Presbyterian Church at Indian Cove. The church was the landing location for the Prince of Wales on July 28, 1860. It was the first Presbyterian Church in Sydney Mines. The Archibald property is visible on both sides of the road.

Inverness Board of Trade, Proceedings

  • CA BI MG 14.5
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1938

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

Town of Dominion

  • CA BI MG 14.12
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1990

Records of the Town of Dominion; includes Town Council Minutes, ledgers, school board and police reports, teachers board minutes, rate, assessment, and tax rolls, as well as electric and liquor ledgers.

Western Union Telegraph Company - North Sydney Branch fonds

  • CA BI MG 14.113
  • Fonds
  • 1876 - 1962

Fonds consists of records documenting the history and operations of the North Sydney Western Union Telegraph Company. Records include an early inventory of the property from 1876, employee listings and collections, telegrams and a cash book, general history and various technical publications and sketches. The fonds also includes a significant portion of the Western Union Housing Committee minute books and property agreements.

Western Union Telegraph and Cable Company North Sydney

Hugh MacLennan fonds

  • CA BI 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

Fred G. MacDonald Fonds

  • CA BI MG 15.41
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1971

Fonds consist of photocopies of the following papers by Mr. MacDonald: “Solomon Jacobs”, “Pottle’s Lake Drowning," “The Sacrament in the Early Days, 1873," “The Gammell Will Case, 1880," “The Flavin Murder 1833," “The Tragedy of the ‘Troop’, 1873," “Tale of the Bungling Hangman, 1816," “North Sydney and the Atlantic Cable [Sydney Harbour Convoys], 1940-1942. Also, textual records include, clippings and write-ups on Flora MacDonald and her father, Fred MacDonald.

MacNeil, Hector Character Reference

  • CA BI MG 6.5
  • Fonds
  • 1802

Fonds consists of a character reference for Hector MacNeil, one of the first Scottish settlers of Christmas Island.

MacNeil, Hector

Joseph Lawrence MacDonald fonds

  • CA BI MG 6.31
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1995

Fonds consists of materials collected by Mr. MacDonald while he was on an LIP grant. Papers include:

  1. Promissory note of Angus MacLean in favour of D. N. McIntyre, Boisdale, 1896. Original, 1 page.
  2. League of the Cross membership card for Ronald MacKenzie, Christmas Island, 1908. Original, 1 page.
  3. Nova Scotia High School certificate, Grade X, for Joseph Lawrence MacDonald, 1926. Original, 1 page.
  4. Memorial card of Mrs. Alex N. MacNeil, 1962, Printed, 1 card.
  5. Diary kept by John A. MacDonald, of a trip to Scotland, 1971. Photocopy, 11 pages.
  6. List of the Alexander MacDonalds on the Kinloch estate, 1700-1800. Photocopy, 2 pages.
  7. Translation of the Gaelic story “Cross Road House” by Joseph L. MacDonald. Typescript, 4 pages.
  8. Historical sketch of the Island of Lewis. Photocopy, 4 pages.
  9. Weekly Work Record of Joseph L. MacDonald, 1972 Original, 20 pages.
    10.3 Gaelic stories. Original and typescript, 7 pages.
  10. Gaelic bible tract: “Ubhlan Oir” Printed, 26 pages.
  11. Plan and descriptions of violins. Printed, 4 pages.

MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence

Rev. Duncan Joseph Rankin

  • CA BI 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.

James "Jim Hughie" MacNeil fonds

  • CA BI 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]

Elizabeth Beaton-Planetta fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.198
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.

Stella Mann Fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.224
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1987

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that were collected and created by the Mann familiy, including information about Gabarus residents who were involved in World War 1.

Mann, Stella

R.C. MacGillvray's Funeral

  • CA BI 77-491-625
  • Item
  • ca. 1963

Item is a photograph of the funeral of Msgr. R.C. MacGillvray, Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.

R.C. MacGillvray's Funeral

  • CA BI 77-492-626
  • Item
  • ca. 1963

Item is a photograph of the funeral of Msgr. R.C. MacGillvray, Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.

R.C. MacGillvray's Funeral

  • CA BI 77-494-628
  • Item
  • ca. 1963

Item is a photograph of the funeral of Msgr. R.C. MacGillvray, Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.

R.C. MacGillivray's Funeral

  • CA BI 77-495-629
  • Item
  • ca. 1963

Item is a photograph of the funeral of Msgr. R.C. MacGillivray, Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.

R.C. MacGillvray's Funeral

  • CA BI 77-499-633
  • Item
  • ca. 1963

Item is a photograph of the funeral of Msgr. R.C. MacGillvray, Sacred Heart Church, Sydney.

Sydney Police Force

  • CA BI 77-511-645
  • Item
  • 1945

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Police Force taken from a newspaper. Names of the police force members are listed below the photograph.

Margaree, Cape Breton

  • CA BI 77-519-653
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a postcard photograph of a trout pool near Margaree, Cape Breton.

Voogt Store, North Sydney

  • CA BI 77-528-662
  • Item
  • ca. 1914

Item is a photograph of the interior of Voogt store in North Sydney, featuring two men at a desk.

Beech Hill, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 77-539-673
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Beech Hill, the residence of R.H. Brown, G.M.A. manager, that was built in 1828.

Beech Hill, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 77-540-674
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Beech Hill, the residence of R.H. Brown, G.M.A. manager, that was built in 1828.

"May Queen"

  • CA BI 77-546-680
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the Side Wheeler "May Queen" at Baddeck wharf.

Rigby House, Sydney Mines

  • CA BI 77-547-681
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Rigby House on Shore Road, Sydney Mines. It was used as a post office and Western Union telegraph station, built around 1825.

A.N. MacDonald, Police Chief

  • CA BI 77-550-684
  • Item
  • ca. 1912

Item is a photograph of A.N. MacDonald, first Police Chief of New Waterford.

Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine

  • CA BI 77-58-192
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine, featuring E.P. Archibal and three employees.

Bras d'Or No. 4 Colliery

  • CA BI 77-596-730
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of the employees of the #4 Colliery, Bras d'Or, Cape Breton. Robert Dickson, manager, is highlighted in the photograph.

St.F.X. Class, 1922

  • CA BI 77-597-731
  • Item
  • 1922

Item is a photograph of the St. Francis Xavier University Class of 1922.

Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

  • CA BI 77-602-736
  • Item
  • 1972

Item is an aerial photograph of the town of Glace Bay and its shoreline.

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