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Ledger Books, Robin, Jones, and Whitman Ltd.

Series consists of 136 ledger books created by Philip Robin and Co. (later Charles Robin and Co., then Charles Robin-Collas and Co., then Robin, Jones and Whitman Ltd.) between 1824 and 1959. The ledger book provides summaries of the credits and debits to the account of each person who frequently made purchases or sold goods to the company. The books were updated at the end of each day to include the most recent transactions and payments.

Robin, Jones, and Whitman Ltd.

Mortgage Books, Robin, Jones, and Whitman Ltd.

Series consists of five mortgage books that were created by Philip Robin and Co. (later Charles Robin and Co., then Charles Robin-Collas and Co.). The books were used by the company to keep track of debts that were held by customers and provide the names of each borrower, their total loan, and a record of their payments to the company. They are indexed alphabetically.

Robin, Jones, and Whitman Ltd.

Jonathan MacKinnon Memorial Lecture

  • MG 6.19
  • Fonds
  • 1979

This fonds consists of extracts of a speech given by Rev. Dr. Roderick MacLeod of Berneray, North Uist, Scotland, to commemorate the life and works of Mr. MacKinnon.

Newspaper Clippings

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

Kathleen Lamont MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 6.29
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1974

Fonds consists of documents relating to research on Gaelic Culture in Nova Scotia and other items written by Ms. MacKinnon. Papers include:

  1. Manuscript copy of thesis: “A Study of the History and Traditions of the Highland Scot in Nova Scotia.” This includes the Gaelic transcription of the folktale "Cath nan Eun" by Hughie Dan MacDonnell and mentions other stories and storytellers of the time. MacKinnon also makes mention of well known singers and includes transcriptions of their songs, 1964 Typescript, 155 pages.
    Refer also to bound copy: file FC 2350 S3 M5.
  2. An Appraisal of the Gaelic Collection in Cape Bretoniana. Refer also to bound copy: Reports file - College of Cape Breton. 1964. Hand-written and typescript, 10 pages.
  3. Menus and toasts in Gaelic, and correspondence concerning them. Original, typescript and printed, 27 pages. Two clippings of toasts printed in Scottish newspapers were in the custody of John A. MacDougall.

MacLean, John

  • MG 6.30
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of "The Spanish Treasure Ship of Mull", a story of the "Florida" a galleon of the Spanish Armada which was blown up and sunk off the coast of Mull by Donald Glas MacLean in 1588. The story is closely connected to the story of the "Doideag Mhuilleach" or Mull Witch who was said to have worked for the MacLeans of Duart in using her powers to destroy the ship.

James "Jim Hughie" MacNeil fonds

  • 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]

Annie Johnston

  • MG 6.46
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of "An Clachan a b'Aithne Dhomh" : description of life on the Isle of Barra in the 1800s.

Johnston, Annie

MacDougall, Rev. Donald John

  • MG 6.58
  • Fonds
  • 1968

Fonds consists of the Gaelic poem "Druim an-t-Saoghail" with English translation, both versions signed by the author. Because of this poem, MacDougall was awarded the Bardic Crown at the Mod in Dunoon in 1968. Rev. MacDougall of Stirling, Scotland is the author of Braisde Latharna (The Brooch of Lorne).

MacDougall, Rev. Donald John

Papers

File consists of:
-A tribute to Ernest Hart, chair-maker of North East Margaree
-A tribute to Fr. Michael Gillis which appeared in the Casket in Vol. 117, No.39, 1970
-Papers entitled "The Part Played by the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada in the Establishment of the St. F.X. Extension Department" by Revs. J.A. MacDonald and R.J. MacSween and "Forward Nova Scotia", the fist public call for funds for the establishment of the St. F.X. Extension Department, an organ of the Antigonish Movement.

John Norman MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.80
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1895

Fonds consists of a number of songs collected by Reverend John Norman MacDonald in the summer of 1952. This manuscript was afterwards borrowed by a John MacRury, another Minister, who unwarrantably copied some of the songs and sent them to be printed in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. The songs contained in this manuscript collection were obtained from various sources; many of them were taken down from the recitation of various people in Uist and elsewhere at intervales beginning in the year 1874 up to the present.

A. Manuscript of Gaelic poetry collected in the Outer Islands by Mr. Macdonald in the summer 1852, Glasgow 21 April 1852. (65 p.). Photocopies of original script.

CONTENTS: Texts and Translation of Laiodh Fhraoich -song by Donald MacLean (Domhnall Ban na Camairt) Folio 1, 61.
Fragment with Translation (Fuigheall do sheann Oran) Folio 9
Eulogy on Donald MacDonald (MacIain’ic Sheumais) Folio 10
Waulking Song (‘S mi’ m aonar air a’Leachdainn) Folio 14
Song (tha Ghaoth an Iar cho Caithreamach) Folio 16
Lament for John MacLeod, 6th of Raasay (Ian Garbh) Folio 21
Waulking song (‘S mise thug an Ceannach air Bainne Nighean Domhnaill) Folio 28
Eulogy on Captain Allan MacDonald, of Kingsburgh, by John MacCodrum Folio 32
Eulogy on Ranald MacDonald, 2nd of Milton Folio 35
Lament for Allan Morrison (Ailein Duinn shiubhlainn leat) Folio 41
Song (Maighdeann Mhic Fhearghuis) by Donald MacLellan Folio 44
Eulogy on Robert MacDonald MacIntyre by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 45
Eulogy on Alexander MacDonald, 5th of Vallay, by Donald MacSween Folio 47
Fragment (Latha Dhomh ‘s mi ann an Diuraidh) Folio 48
Song (An Oigh Fholuimte) by Donald Fraser, Rosemarkie Folio 49
Song of the Ossianic Society Folio 51
Verse of the Rev. Roderick MacDonald to John Gordon, 5th of Cluny Folio 52
Rev. John Norman Macdonald Collection MG 6.80
Eulogy of Major Alexander MacDonald, 4th of Vallay, by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 53

B. Preface - Rev. Angus MacDonald manuscript collection “Co-chruenneachadh de Dh’Orain, Madh agus sean, a Tomadh Cearn. Le Aougrus Macdhomhuill, Cleareach Chilliurnain, 1895. (3 p.).

Contents: (15 p.). Collection includes photocopies of the original script (212 p.).

Rev. Pierre Maillard

File consists of a reproduction of a mass written in Mi'kmaw Hieroglyphics, believed to have been originally copied on September 19, 1856.

Rev. Pierre Maillard

Union of Nova Scotia Indians Information Kit

Item is an UNSI resource document that includes: constitution, community development proposals by the Union and by the St.F.X. Extension Dept, briefs on welfare, constitutional change, taxation, legal aid, legal rights, and economic development.

Union of Nova Scotia Indians

Gabriel Sylliboy fonds

  • MG 7A.14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1942

Fonds consists of correspondence. Gabriel Sylliboy was a Mi'kmaw chief from 1918-1964.

The Highlanders Toast

  • MG 6.4
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of a one page typescript of the Highlanders Toast.

MacNeil, Hector Character Reference

  • 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

Clan MacLeod Society of Cape Breton

  • MG 6.18
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1979

This fonds consists of papers of the Society, including newsletters, minutes of meetings and membership statistics.

Gaelic Song Papers and Clippings

Songs include:

“Fath mo Mhulaid I Bhith Thall”
“Linn an Aigh” by John MacQuarrie
“Thug Mi Gaol Do’n Fhear Bhan”
“A’Chruinneag Ileach” Submitted by M.A. NicFhionghain, Kirkwood, East Lake Ainslie.
“A Bhannarach Dhonn”
“Oran an t-Saighdear”
“Cha Tig Mor” Submitted by a woman from Mabou.
“Oran Dealachaidh”
‘Cead Deareannach nam Beann” by Duncan Ban MacIntyre. Also included is translation by R. MacGregor Fraser of Acadia University.
“Am Post” by John Campbell
“Oran a’Chogadh” by Calum MacKinnon, Barra. Submitted by Neil Sinclair to a friend in Nova Scotia.
“Oran Leannanachd” Contributed by Neil Morrison, Sydney Forks.
“Eiliean Leodhais Tir nan Gaisgeach” By Alexander Nicholson, Lewis, Scotland.
“Thoir Mo Shoraidh Dhan Taobh Tuath”
“Nighean Donn Mo Ribhinn Og”
“Eilean Mo Chridh’”
“Cumha Barraich, 1923”
“Te a Leadain Dualaich” by Murdoch Morrison, Niagra Falls, New York.
“Siol nam Fear Fearail” by Kenneth Angus Morrison, L’Ardoise Highlands.
“Air Lorg nan Eilean” Translation of “The Road the the Isles”.”Oran do Theampull na Naoimh Truinnein” by Alexander MacDonald the “Keppoch Bard”. Composed in 1871 upon the construction of St. Ninian’s Cathedral.

Scrapbook of Gaelic Song Clippings

Item is a scrapbook of song clippings, some of which are loose. Songs include:

“Moladh a Bhaird Dha Mhuinntir Duthcha” by John Currie, Blackett’s Lake. Submitted by Neil Morrison.
“Marbhrann do Chursaidh Moireasdan” by Iain Moireasdan, Glasgow, Scotland.
“Am Brusach ir Blar Allt-a’-Bhonnaich”
Song in praise of the poet Alasdair MacKinnon (1770-1814).
“An Gaidheal am Measg nan Gall” also known as “Och a Ruin Gur-a Tu th’air m’Aire” by John “The Bard” MacLean
“Duanag Chaoil” by Lady MacLeod of Raasay. Submitted by James A Campbell of Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.
“Horo Eileinich” also known as “’S ann tha Mo Run ‘s air a’Ghalldachd”
“Oran do Bheinn-Eoin” by Angus R. MacDonald of New Waterford.
“Fuadach ann Gaidheal” Submitted by James Charles MacNeil.
“A Mhairi Bhinn, Mheall Shuileach”
“Sine Chalum Bhain”
“Oran Gaoil” also known as “Fear a Bhata”
“Fifty Years Ago” by Hugh Francis MacKenzie.
“An Cailin Dileas Donn” Submitted by Neil Morrison, Sydney Forks.
A Lament by Alexander MacDonald (The Keppoch Bard), Antigonish County.
“Faighnich is Freagair” A short story.
“Cumha Aonghuis”
“Oich u Agus H-Iuraibh Eile”
“Oran do’n Aois” Submitted by Neil Morrison, Sydney Forks.
“Is Braithrean Sin Uile” translation of “We Are All Brothers”. Submitted by John P Matheson, St. Ann’s.
“Oran Cheap Breatunn” by Dan Alex MacDonald of Framboise
“Oran an t-Amadan Ruisgt’” about a man whose love died and who was found dead outside in Beauly, Scotland.
“Do Mhaighdeann Uasail ‘s an Eilean Fhada” also known as “A Mhairi Bhoidheach” Submitted by Neil Morrison.
“Do Thighearna Chola” by John “The Bard” MacLean
“Do Thighearna Og Chola” by John “The Bard” MacLean
“Oran a Cheilidh” by Neil MacLean. Originally appeared in MacTalla.
“Oran Teagasg nan Sgoil” by Archie Sheumais MacKenzie of Rear Christmas Island.
“An t-Soiridh an t-Soiridh”
“Oran Cheap Breatunn” by Dan Alex MacDonald, Framboise
“Do dhuin’ Uaisal de Chlann-Gilleain”
“Do Raonull Domhnullach Tighearna Staffa” by John “the Bard” MacLean. Submitted by James A. Campbell of Massachusetts.
“Nam Faighinn Gille Ri Cheannach”
“Marbhrann do Dh’Uilleam Labhruidh Bhail-a-Chaoilais”. Submitted by Rev. Samuel MacMillan.
“An Cailin Dileas Donn” Submitted by Neil Morrison.
“Oran nam Fasan” by James Campbell
Clipping from MacTalla containing news about the sinking of ships Dorcas and Etta Stewart in the Great August Gale of 1893.
“Oran do Mhaighstir Alasdair Domhnullach”
“An Gaol thug Mi Og” by Neil MacLeod, Isle of Skye. Submitted by Jim Charles MacNeil, Sydney.
“Am Bard agus a’Phoit Ti”
Gaelic article that has been edited.
“Uaighean Aoin Teaghlach” by John P. Matheson, St.Ann’s

Morrison, Neil

Membership Items

File contains:

  1. Invitations to National Conventions in various places.
  2. Records of payment by members collected by the treasurer.
  3. Membership cards - dated.
  4. The original constitution of 1920.
  5. Semi-anual Report of the St. Kentigern Branch, 1927.
  6. Blank membership forms.
  7. A Letter from the St. Kentigern Branch imploring Catholics of Scottish decent to support the Society.
  8. Blank sheets with the society's letterhead.
  9. Blank Certificates of enrollment in the society.

Membership Record Book

Item is a record of payment and membership. Surnames are listed alphabetically as per their name following "Mac". Home addresses for the members are also provided.

Speeches Delivered by the Glace Bay Branch of the Society

File contains two different speeches and their English translations. The first speech is not dated but was a welcome to John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Governor General of Canada on his visit to Glace Bay. Tweedmuir died in 1940. A photocopy is also included. The second speech is regarding the history of the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada and its Glace Bay Branch, Saint Margaret. It is dated 1942.

MacPherson, Msgr. Hugh P.

Gaelic Sermon : Lagh na Carrantachd

  • MG 6.27
  • Fonds
  • n.d.

Fonds consists of a Gaelic sermon - 12th Sunday after Pentecost - by an unknown author. The author talks about the definition of "neighbor" and talks about the Good Samaritan.

Edward Mortimer MacDonald fonds

  • MG 9.2
  • Fonds
  • 1925

Fonds consists of a letter from E.M. MacDonald, Federal Minister of National Defence, to Sister St. Mary of Calvary outlining the government and opposition policies towards defence and Canada's role in imperial foreign policy.

Rev. Duncan Joseph Rankin

  • 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.

MacTalla an Eilean/Island Echoes

  • MG 6.42
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Fonds consists of the script of the first ten programs of "Island Echoes", "MacTalla an Eilean" - 8 May 1971 - 10 July 1971. This program was hosted by Hugh MacKenzie on Radio Station C.B.I., Sydney and later by Norman MacLeod, following Hughie's death.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Gaelic Society of Cape Breton fonds

  • MG 6.50
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1983

Fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, newsletters, programs, correspondence, addresses, clippings, questionnaires, and reports.

Gaelic Society of Cape Breton

Sterk, Paul

  • MG 07J.001
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1988

This fonds consists of records relating to the architecture in Inverness County and post war immigration of the Dutch to Inverness County. Brother Paul Sterk was born in Deventer, Holland in 1934; in 1954, he came to New Glasgow to teach carpentry with seven other brothers of the Congregation of the Brothers of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. In 1964, he became Director of students' residence at Mabou and in 1965, Superior of Mary's Hill and the Brother's Farm. In 1987 he retired and returned to Holland in 1993.

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