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Thomas J. Brown fonds
MG 21.48 · Fonds · 1820 - 1939

Fonds consists of Brown’s collection of mining documents, the manuscript for his book, Place Names of Nova Scotia as well as an undated mining manuscript. Also included is a copy of the poem The Mayflower, the book Gaelic Lessons for Beginners, a scroll addressed to E.G. McKay, a leather nameplate, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Brown, Thomas James
Sydney Coal Yard Work
CA BI 77-595-729 · Item · ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of a group of coal yard workers in Sydney.

CA BI 80-31-4211 · Item · 1916

Item is a photograph of the "Princess" Colliery, Sydney Mines. The "Princess" Colliery operated from 1875-1975, and the mine produced more than 22 million tons of coal during its 100 years of operation.

CA BI 78-152-1902 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of two men standing in front of the powder storage building at the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Pit Pony in No. 20 Colliery
CA BI 77-698-832 · Item · 1952

Item is a photograph of a horse hauling coal in a pit with driver John Bennett, who was reported to be an expert in the care of horses.

Shedden, Leslie
CA BI 77-39-168 · Item · ca. 1911

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of the general offices and laboratory of the Dominion Iron and Coal Company in Glace Bay.

New Victoria Miners
CA BI 80-110-4290 · Item · 1938

Item is a photograph of miners with the first load of coal from No. 18 Colliery, 18 March, 1938. The men are identified on the back of the photograph.

Miners, New Waterford
CA BI 80-16-4196 · Item · 1921

Item is a photograph of miners at #14, New Waterford, with new lamps.

Miners (boys) at Caledonia
CA BI 80-5-4185 · Item · ca. 1903

Item is a photograph of boy miners at Caledonia, taken after their shift had finished and they had changed into casual wear.

Standing in the second row, left to right: Jim Wadden, Peter Jobes and Tim Wadden
In the front row, left to right: (seated) Tius Tutty, Fred Wadden, Bill MacKenzie, (standing) F.K. Wadden.
Off to the left is Allie MacKenzie, and behind him Tom Wadden.

CA BI 78-148-1898 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin. Two men are standing on wooden scaffolding repairing steam pipes.

Shedden Studio
Men Descending Shaft
CA BI 77-699-833 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph showing nurses going down into the shaft at IB Colliery, Glace Bay.

CA BI 78-149-1899 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of three men holding shovels at the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Two of the men have been identified as follows:
Myron Cohen (at left), and Jack Morrison (middle).

Main Street, Glace Bay
CA BI 77-90-225 · Item · 1910-1930

Item is a hand-coloured postcard of Main Street, Glace Bay. The general warehouse of the Dominion Coal Company is marked with an "x."

Limestone Quarrie
CA BI 77-67-201 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of railcars, tracks, and miners at the limestone quarry in Point Edward.

CA BI 82-81-6781 · Item · 1975

Item is a photograph of a miner with the last pit pony at the #26 Colliery.

Fitzgerald, Owen
Jamesville Pump
CA BI 77-149-283 · Item · ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the Jamesville Pump, brought from England by G.M.A. Princess Pit, Sydney Mines.

CA BI 77-105-239 · Item · 1952

Item is a photograph of pit horses on vacation during the miners' vacation at no. 20 colliery. The only time the pit ponies were brought to the surface was during the miners' three week vacation period. The vacation period was also used to maintain the mines.

Shedden, Leslie
CA BI 77-585-719 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of the Gowrie Shipping Piers and Breakwater in Port Morien, Nova Scotia. There are several ships and small boats in the harbour.

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.

Glace Bay #2 Colliery
CA BI 77-697-831 · Item · May 1969

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay #2 Colliery which is the oldest mine in North America.

CA BI 78-154-1904 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the generating plant of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Fraser at No. 1-B Colliery
CA BI 77-104-238 · Item · 1955

Item is a photograph of Fraser, the last of the No. 1-B pit ponies. Fraser spent more of his life-time at the service of the coal company than any other horse in the company's history. He is shown here on the occasion of his retirement.

Shedden, Leslie
CA BI 76-102 · Item · 1909

Item is a photograph of the first draeger crew formed in North America; the crew was formed at the No. 2 and No. 9 collieries, Glace Bay.
Front row: John Joe MacNeil, Mr. Fergie, Norman MacKenzie. Middle row: Dan "Storey" MacDonald, Joe Campbell, Thomas Turner, James MacMahon, Unknown, Roddie "Heenan" MacDonald, Matt MacAdam, Dan MacGillivary, Gilbert Darroch, Alex T. MacNeil, Mick Steele.
Back row: Harry Miller, Vannie Nicholson, John MacLean, John Robinson, Dan W. "Kink" McDonald, Unknown, Unknown Evan Prothero, Unknown.

Donkin miners
86-68-16165 · Item · ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of miners in rail cars, waiting to descend into the Donkin Mine.

CA BI 77-1250-1384 · Item · 1912

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Colliery No. 2 in Glace Bay from the souvenir album "Souvenir of Cape Breton." The colliery is seen across water.

Dominion Coal Scales, Sydney
CA BI 77-897-1031 · Item · ca. 1930

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Coal Scales in Sydney, showing horses and sleighs bringing coal to be weighed.

Dominion Coal Co.
CA BI 77-14-141 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens at the Steel Plant in Sydney; the coal is being shipped to the coke ovens.

Dominion #6
CA BI 78-147-1897 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Dominion #6
CA BI 78-145-1895 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of two men in front of a brick building, which was part of the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Dominion #6
CA BI 78-146-1896 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of a view of pit lumber at the Dominion #6 Colliery in Donkin.

Coal Shipping Pier
CA BI 79-97-3077 · Item · 1965

Item is a photograph of the coal shipping pier in Sydney N.S, situated north of Falmouth St.

Coal Office and Haulers
CA BI 77-72-206 · Item · ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of the weighing office for haulers, where sleighs would be weighed before and after being loaded with coal.

Coal Mining in Glace Bay
CA BI 79-453-3433 · Item · 1906

Item is a photographic postcard of a miner operating a long wall machine.

CA BI 77-324-458 · Item · ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

CA BI 77-323-457 · Item · ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

CA BI 77-326-460 · Item · ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

CA BI 77-327-461b · Item · ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Coal Mine, Dominion
CA BI 78-105-1855 · Item · 1907

Item is a postcard of the coal colliery in Dominion, Cape Breton during the wintertime. There are train cars filled with coal on the tracks in the postcard as well.

CA BI 77-167-301 · Item · 1893

Item is a photograph of a coal engine passing under Charlotte Street. Originally the Glasgow & Cape Breton Railway, by 1893 the Fairlie narrow-gauge locomotive was operated by the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway.

Umlah Studios
CA BI 77-339-473 · Item · 1913

Item is a photograph of the Coal Company office staff in Glace Bay, showing the interior of the office building. The names of the staff members are included on the reverse of the photograph: Alex T. Mc Lellan, William Hodges, A.D. Mc Cuish, A.S. Mc Neil, Fred Simonson, Peter Nicholson, Jas. D. Maxwell, Thomas Farrell (back), John Mc Eachern (back), John Mc Dougall, Ernie Beaton, Chas. Compton, Theo J. Cribb.

Coal and Coke
CA BI 77-15-142 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of coal being shipped to coke ovens at the Sydney Steel Plant.

CA BI 78-229-1979 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the Cape Breton Electric Company office on the Esplanade in Sydney. There are two men in the foreground.

Caledonia #4 Colliery
CA BI 77-709-843 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Caledonia #4 Colliery being demolished.