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MG 21.37-B-5 · File · [197-]
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a tape recording of a radio program titled, "The Bush and the Salon" that Dr. MacMillan appeared on as well as a CD titled "C. Lamont MacMillan- Oral Histories".

Baddeck Telephone
Newspaper 2 · File · 1898-1900

The Baddeck Telephone (1898-1900) was the second newspaper published in Baddeck, after the Island Reporter (1884-1887). The newspaper was a six-page broadsheet containing local news and advertisements. The paper started when Charles H. Peppy acquired the unused presses and typeset from the Island Reporter and relocated to the west end of Chebucto Street near Gertrude Hall. The newspaper ended soon after Peppy had been sued for libel by a politician. The Baddeck Telephone had only been published for over a year.

Blacks at Whitney Pier
CA BI T-2104 · File · 1984

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of Neville Gibson, Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford being interviewed by Elizabeth Beaton about the Black population of Whitney Pier.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Biographical information (Neville Gibson)
  • Rev. Phillips founder; White people creating problems for them (Neville Gibson)
  • Problem - St. Cyprians on Henry Street (Neville Gibson)
  • Re-iteration of involvement; Split in Black community (Neville Gibson)
  • The "Brethern" Bible study meetings (Neville Gibson)
  • Land bought by church; Bishop Trotman; History of African Orthodox Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; Black Star Line; U.N.I.A. (Neville Gibson)
  • Father lost house; Went to night school (informant); Picnics at Mira; Tennis courts; Menelik Hall (Neville Gibson)
  • Dr. Calder (Neville Gibson)
  • Connection between U.N.I.A. and A.O.C. (Neville Gibson)
  • Cricket Club (Neville Gibson)
  • Marcus Garvey; United Mission; Home and School (Neville Gibson)
  • Discrimination; Black scholarship program; Influence on Stanfield (Neville Gibson)
  • Black Methodist Church (Neville Gibson)
  • Reid Family (Neville Gibson)

Side B:

  • Biographical information; Born 1912; Arthur Stanley Trotman was father (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson from States; One named Jones (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • A.O.C. history; Robertson worked out of church on Henry Street (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Robertson gone by 1924; Trotman had church on Victoria Road; Never a Methodist Church (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Chronology of Priest (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • St. Alban's problems (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Trotman, third bishop of A.O.C. (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
  • Marcus Garvey (Ralph Trotman, Vernal Till and Mae Crawford)
Book Reviews
MG 21.37-B-2 · File · 1974-1975
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of reviews from; The Scotia Sun, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, North Bay Nugget, Star Phoenix, Saskatoon, The Globe & Mail, Montreal Star, Toronto Star, The Spectator, Maritime Co-Operator, Quill & Quire, and more talking about Dr. MacMillan’s book “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

Bras D'Or Advertiser
Newspaper 16 · File · 1936

The Bras D'Or Advertiser was published in Baddeck by S. A. MacLeod.

MG 21.37-C-1 · File · 1971-1993
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a letter written in 1992 from M.L.A. Roland J. Thornhill to Ken Streatch the Minister of transportation and Communication asking that the bell and name plaque from the C. Monty MacMillan Ferry be given to the family, clippings detailing the final crossing of the C. Monty MacMillan Ferry and the opening of the Barra Strait Bridge.

"Chi Mi Bhuam Fada Bhuam"
CA BI MG 6.22-MG 6.22 12 · File
Part of Gaelic songs

Item is a copy of a song composed by John MacFadyen of Mull in praise of his island. The song was written down by Mrs. MacDonald. Also included is the song as published in MacFadyen's book, Sgeulaiche nan Caol.

Clotilda Douglas-Yakimchuk
B&G - Douglas-Yakimchuk, Clotilda · File · 2021

File consists of the following items:

"Community activist, pioneers dies," Cape Breton Post, April 16, 2021, p. A1 and A2

Douglas-Yakimchuk, Clotilda
Contact Sheets
CA BI MG 21.18-B-3 · File · 1977 - 1979
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

File consists of seventeen contact sheets featuring thumbnail photographs taken at the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Nova Scotia by unidentified photographers.

Correspondence
MG 21.37-A-1 · File · 1911-1976, predominant 1971-1977
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a letter from the Cook County Graduate School of Medicine, personal correspondence, letters congratulating him on the publishing of his book “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”, letters from people telling Dr. MacMillan how much they enjoyed his book and their hopes for a sequel.

Correspondence
MG 21.37-B-4 · File · 1972-1986
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a letter from Doubleday Canada Limited rejecting “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” for publication on August 1st, 1972. File consists of a letter sent by Dr. C. L. MacMillan Jr. to a Mr. and Mrs. Petrie asking for their opinion on a if “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor” has the potential to become a play. File consists of a letter from Dr. MacMillan to Jean speaking about his book, “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

CA BI MG 6.23-MG 6.23 9 · File
Part of Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

File consists of:
The nova Scotia Highland Village first stationary with letterhead.
A pamphlet detailing the origin and mission statements of the Highland Village and calling for donations.

A program for the play "An Gaol a Bheir Buaidh" (The Love That Wins), presented by the Castle Bay Drama Association.

"Telephone Lines", a bulletin published by Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Company 1951-1959.

Eastern Beacon
Newspaper 92 · File · 1879-1889

The Eastern Beacon was established in 1879 and was published on Wednesdays. The newspaper consisted of four 23" x 33" pages and cost $1.25 per annum. J. A. Cogswell was both the editor and publisher of the Eastern Beacon.

Hawkesbury Bulletin
Newspaper 1 · File · 1889-[1910?]

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "The Bulletin, an Independent Liberal weekly, had originated in 1890. Its publisher was J.J. Williams. It had 18" x 24" pages at first but doubled the number during its first decade. It cost $1.50 per annum and had a circulation varying from 1,200 to 1,500."

Heritage and Tourism
CA BI MG 12.82-A-MG 12.82 A.45 · File · 1982
Part of Dr. Robert James Morgan fonds

File consists of a hand-written and typed talk delivered by Dr. Morgan to Heritage and Tourism Speak Symposium in Baddeck on November 6, 1982.

MG 21.37-C-4 · File · 1963-1978
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of a card detailing a commemoration scroll given to Dr. MacMillan in honor of his thirty-five years as a physician, clippings about Dr. MacMillan, tributes dedicated to Dr. MacMillan after his passing, including a radio tribute. File also consists of a speech given by Dr. MacMillan Jr talking about the life of his father before and after he became a physician and a speech given by Senator Henry Hicks on Dr. C.L. MacMillan.

CA BI T-730 · File · 1974
Part of Sound and Moving Image Collection

File consists of two audio reels that feature sound recordings of of Dr. Leo W. Bertley of the United Negro Improvement Association discussing the organization and its history in Cape Breton.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Came to Cape Breton in 1974 to do research, C.B. U.N.I.A. people involved
  • Thesis to be controlled into book
  • U.N.I.A. not a West Indian organization, people of African descent tied together
  • Marcus Garvey, here on way to England
  • A.O.C. in Pier, Bishop MacGuire, U.N.I.A., tried to make A.O.C. established church of organization
  • Dr. Alvinus Calder, first president of organizations; W.E. Robertson was a later Bishop
  • Phillis Family
  • Sydney had three associations; West Indian and Black characteristics

Side B:

  • Various backgrounds, several different organizations; West Indians importance of education; Dr. Bertley's other interests
  • A.O.C. has only one church in Canada and it's in Whitney Pier, do not want to be called Africans
  • Marcus Garvey stressed the importance of maintaining archives
  • Bertley met Garvey's son
John Colin Campbell
B&G - Campbell, John Colin · File · 2022

File consists of the following items:

John Colin Campbell's obituary, Cape Breton Post, September 24, 2022, p. B8.

"Campbell remembered as a fair, humble journalist," Cape Breton Post, September 24, 2022, p. A1.

Campbell, John Colin
Johnstone, Captain L.H.
File · ca. 1989

File contains documents related to the life of Captain Lewis Howard Johnstone, a World War 1 serviceman from Victoria Mines. Included within the file is a clipping titled "Letters relate final action for soldier," written by Lois Beaton. The article includes transcriptions of Capt. Johnstone's letters that describe battle conditions.

Liscombe Diaries
CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.3 · File · 1913-1938
Part of Liscombe family fonds

File contains the diaries of Ella Liscombe (with typed transcriptions), Gerald Liscombe and Olive Liscombe, The diaries feature information about life in Sydney during World War 1.

Liscombe Photographs
CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.4 · File · 1850-1920
Part of Liscombe family fonds

File contains photographs of members of the Liscombe family and their friends from Sydney.

B&G - Lives Well Lived · File · 2020 - 2022

File consists of "Lives Well Lived," a Cape Breton Post column featuring obituaries of notable Cape Bretoners who had recently died.

Ma'git Poulette
B&G - Poulette, Ma'git · File · 2022

File consists of the following items:

Ma'git Poulette's obituary, Cape Breton Post, September 14, 2022, p. B7.

Poulette, Ma'git
Manuscripts
MG 21.37-B-1 · File · 197?
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of 4 completed manuscript and 2 partial manuscripts of “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”/ “Hang the Lantern on the Gate”. “Hang the Lantern on the Gate” was the original title of Dr. MacMillan’s novel before it was changed to “Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor”.

Margaret Dechman
B&G - Dechman, Margaret · File · 2020

File consists of the following items:

Obituary for Margaret Dechman, Cape Breton Post, November 21, 2020, "CBU prof remembered for commitment, laughter," p. A5.

Dechman, Margaret
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
May Ann MacKenzie's Diaries
CA BI MG 6.23-MG 6.23 3 · File · 1950-1955
Part of Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

File contains 3 diaries including information regarding births, deaths and marriages in Christmas Island and Iona Parishes as well as a record of the many visits made and received.

MacKenzie, May (Mary) Ann
Michael MacNeil
B&G - MacNeil, Michael · File · 2021

File consists of the following items:

Celtic Air Services planning a scenic flight over Iona, Nova Scotia in honour of Michael MacNeil who pitched the idea to the company many times - Cape Breton Post, February 21, 2021, "'He just oozed Cape Breton'", p. A13.

MacNeil, Michael
CA BI MG 6.23-MG 6.23 6 · File · 1956
Part of Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

File consists of minutes to meetings of the Iona and Boisdale branch of the Board of Trade. Issues which feature prominently are the presence of Major C. I. N. MacLeod and raising fund for the creation of the Highland Village in Iona.
The presentation in support of Iona being the location for the Highland Village was authored by A.D. MacKinnon, Presbyterian minister at Little Narrows.

CA BI MG 6.63-6.63 1 · File · n.d
Part of Angus Y. MacLellan fonds

File consists of:

-Lament for Ronald MacLellan, the blacksmith of Southwest Margaree. In English.
-A Biography of Angus Y MacLellan.
-Clach an Carn an Domhnallaich. Handwritten MSS.
-8 songs by MacLellan and others from Smeorach nan Cnoc 's Nan Gleann and Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia. Photocopies.
-A story by Angus Y. MacLellan, "Raonull Ban Mac Eoghain Oig".
-Information about a paper written about MacLellan by his great granddaughter, Lisa Long. Handwritten and signed Margaret MacLellan Long, 1983. Also included is a photo of Lisa Long.
-Obituary of James J. MacLellan, the bard's son.

CA BI MG 6.23-MG 6.23 16 · File · n.d.
Part of Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

Materials include:

MacKenzie's English song compositions.
A speech for the meeting of the Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Social Workers in which his aunt Jane (Sr. Alexandra) was honored.
The story of the courtship of shy bachelor Donald MacNeil. It is set in late 19th century Christmas Island and references many cultural practices.
Early history of the first settlers to the Barra Strait region including a version of the story of first contact with the Mi'kmaq. Incomplete. Two copies.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis
Newspaper Clippings
CA BI MG 6.23-MG 6.23 11 · File · 1955-1971
Part of Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

Material includes:
A typed manuscript of the anecdotes of pioneer Neil "Goillician" MacNeil by Hugh Francis MacKenzie.
The above, as appearing in an article in the Weekly Cape Bretoner, January 25, 1958.
An article concerning the history of Christmas Island by Hugh F. MacKenzie.
An article by MacKenzie about the history of Christmas Island Catholic church.
Two obituaries for Hugh Francis MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis
B&G - MacCormack · File · 2022

File consists of a copy of Our Roots Run Deep: One Family's Story by Jim MacCormack, which recounts how the MacCormack family ended up in Whitney Pier, Cape Breton.

Peter Politte
B&G - Politte, Peter · File · 2023

File consists of the following items:

Peter Politte's obituary, Cape Breton Post, February 28, 2023, p. B7.

"Politte gave local players the edge," Cape Breton Post, March 3, 2023, p. A1 and A4.

Politte, Peter
Photographs
MG 21.37-A-3 · File · [18-?]-1993
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of black and white and color photographs of Dr. MacMillan, his family, wedding photographs and photographs of paintings featuring Dr. MacMillan.

Punching with Pemberton
Newspaper 45 · File · 1960-1965

Punching with Pemberton was a monthly newspaper published in Glace Bay by J. Earle Pemberton from 1960-1965. A single issue costed 25 cents and was sold at various locations in Glace Bay, New Waterford, Reserve, and Sydney.

Ralph Deem Contact Sheets
CA BI MG 21.18-B-4 · File · 1977-1979
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

File consists of two contact sheets featuring thumbnail photographs of the Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Nova Scotia taken by Ralph Deem.

Ray Paruch
B&G - Paruch, Ray · File · 2020

File consists of the following items:

"Paruch remembered for strength of character," Cape Breton Post, April 21, 2020, p. A4.

Paruch, Ray
Reels
CA BI MG 21.18-A-1 · File · August 28, 1977
Part of Tarbot Music Festival fonds

File consists of recordings of the August 1977 Tarbot Music Festival in Tarbot, Cape Breton.

CA BI MG 6.63-6.63 2 · File · 1983
Part of Angus Y. MacLellan fonds

File contains the following autobiographical stories:

-My Life on Margaree Island by Mary Margaret MacLellan Long, 1983.
-Life on Margaree Island, a Challenge by Duncan H. MacLellan.
-My Years on Margaree Island by Lauranna Maclellan MacDonald.

Rita Joe
File · 1995-2003
Part of Sarah Denny Cultural Collection

This file contains two audio recordings of interviews with Rita Joe which were conducted by Mary Rose Julian.

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.

Social Justice
Newspaper 30 · File · 1935 - ?

Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "A short-lived Labour monthly of the depression years, this magazine was edited and published by Anthony Traboulsee. Its eight 10" x 12" pages were devoted to the interest that its name implied. Its annual price was 50 cents."

Speech Transcript
CA BI MG 15.70-MG 15.70 · File · ca. 1920
Part of Mary Belle MacNeill fonds

File contains a speech delivered by Mary Belle MacNeil at the Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay to the "Ladies of the Red Cross." The speech addressed the experiences she had while serving in World War 1.

Speeches
MG 21.37-D-1 · File · 1949-1967
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of political speeches written by Dr. MacMillan; Addressing Angus L. MacDonald in Bridgewater in April 1949, expressing his condolences on the passing of King George VI as well as congratulating the Department of Education on it’s success, partial speech talking about the highway needs in Victoria County and the boom in tourism, speech concerning the legalization of the practice of Chiropractic, speech detailing an act to incorporate the Maritime Telegraph and Telephone Limited, speech detailing the damages done by draggers, survey of requirements for the fishing industry, proposition for a committee and minister of Fisheries, a speech thanking the people for nominating him, improving road conditions in Victoria County, speech asking for Cape Bretons rightful share in the tourism industry, a speech thanking the people for re-electing him for the third time, speech thanking the committee for their invitation to the annual celebration of John Cabot setting foot on Cape Breton Island, speech about public health in Nova Scotia, speech at the Gaelic Mod and the gathering of the clans, annual meeting for the Victoria County Liberal Association, speech from the throne debate, addresses the lack of rehabilitation programs for coal miners in the event of a mine closure and the utilization of Nova Scotia’s natural resources, financial figures and an article from the Royal Gazette Extraordinary detailing the House of Assembly Session.

Speeches and Other Writings
MG 21.37-A-2 · File · c.1949-1993
Part of Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan Fonds

File consists of speeches that Dr. MacMillan has given on; the grand opening of the North Victoria Hospital, a banquet in Victoria County, openings to the Gaelic Mod Festival, welcome speech at the annual memorial for firefighters across Cape Breton, introduction to Dr. Will. R. Bird, giving thanks to legion members for an invitation to their banquet, opening of a new school in Ingonish, opening speech for the third annual meeting of organized festival of song and speech, opening speech for the launch of the Baddeck Lions Club’s new Alexander Graham Bell Park and the opening of a new rural high school in Victoria County. File also consists of a column called “MacMillan’s Memories” in a Newsletter for Victoria County called “Lantern Light” detailing memories that Dr. MacMillan had written down over the years and a piece called “Baddeck Group of Alcoholics Anonymous It’s History”, which states that Dr. MacMillan was vital in facilitating AA meetings.