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Lois Sampson

  • MG 15.31
  • Fonds
  • 1979

Fonds consist of a collection of folk stories from the Petit de Grat area, Isle Madame, told in French-Acadian during July-August, 1979. Included are photographs of the informants and places of interest in Petit de Grat (see T-1180).

Norman Lipschutz

  • MG 15.61
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1983

Norman Lipschutz was born in Poland in 1921 and emigrated to Glace Bay in 1932. Fonds consist of the following: Lipschutz is the author of "The Cape Breton Mirror" and of "Victory Through Darkness and Despair." Records also include photocopy of scrapbooks
kept by Lipschutz comprising correspondence, book reviews and newspaper articles.

Lillian Crewe Walsh

  • MG 15.77
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1962

Fonds consist of poems by Lillian Crewe Walsh: well known and prolific Cape Breton poet born in Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia.

A. Original manuscript of poetry and prose, mostly updated. (5cm)
B. Fragments of original manuscripts, including "A History of Neil's Harbour," and "Skipper Jim." (4cm)
C. Workbooks of manuscript poetry and prose, workbook includes a handwritten novel entitled "My Early Days." (12cm)
D. Correspondence, three undated letters regarding a poem for the Clan Macleod.
E. Clippings of poetry and prose many of which are found in manuscript form in the above A and B. (2cm)
F. Three items of printed poetry on leaflet.
G. Two scrapbook clippings which also include original poetry as well as material found in the above E and F. (5cm)

Harry A. Archibald

  • MG 15.85
  • Fonds
  • 1940s and 1950s

Collection of poems and songs include:

  1. Local Poems & Old Come-All-Ye-Songs - the shores of Pottles Lake & others; original booklet (52 p.) plus photocopy of same (29 p.) 2. The Caribou written November 16, 1942 (1 p.) and Marjorie M. (1 p.) 3. Windfalls, 1950 (3 p.) 4. New Poems of Cape Breton (The Mills of Time and many others) original booklet (52 p.) plus photocopy of same (29 pages).

Harry A. Archibald

Rita Joe fonds

  • MG 15.91
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1997

Fonds consists of correspondence; prose, poems, songs, and fragments of works by Rita Joe; personal memorabilia; photographs; clippings; and audio and video cassettes.

Rita Joe

Baddeck Area land grant

  • MG 17.64
  • Fonds
  • 1819

Fonds consists of a land grant for Temperance Leaver (nee Ingraham) of a Loyalist family on the south side of the River Baddeck. Plan of property is attached with an example of the Great Seal of Cape Breton.

Cape Breton Coal Company

  • MG 14.28
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1880

Memoranda and Articles of Association for Cape Breton
Coal Company, Bridgeport.

Bras d'Or Lime Co. Ltd.

  • MG 14.85
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1915

Two ledgers for 1889-1900 and 1889-1915. Records indicate that an interpreter was employed at the quarry to communicate with the immigrant miners who were of Polish, Hungarian, Russian, Yugoslavian (Croatian) and Greek descent. See MB 40.

Katharine McLennan fonds

  • MG 12.189
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1983

Fonds consists of textual records, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to McLennan family events and personal correspondence, including records related to Katharine McLennan's time spent serving overseas during World War 1. Also included are medals and awards received by Katharine as well as a hand-painted Christmas card of the bomb proofs at Louisbourg for a friend Anne Cameron Cook.

McLennan, Katharine Sophia

Harold L. Hill fonds

  • MG 20.2
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

Fonds consists of a notebook kept by Hill while completing training for the Canadian Engineers unit.

Hill, Harold Lester

Mary Belle MacNeill fonds

  • MG 15.70
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1970

Fonds consists of a speech that was delivered by Mary Belle MacNeill concerning her nursing career, with particular attention to her time spent nursing during war years.

MacNeill, Mary Belle

James D. Day fonds

  • MG 20.4
  • Fonds
  • 1923

Fonds consists of James D. Day's certificate of military service, 1914-1923.

Day, James Douglas

Wallace R. MacAskill Fonds

  • MG 15.28
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1970

Fonds consist of papers that include a certificate of his marriage to Elva Abriel, 1926. Correspondence concerning the use of his picture “Spunyarn”, 1970.

Archie Neil Chisholm

  • MG 15.58
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1936

Fonds consist of 2 p. of photocopies of “Cranberry Song." A poem by Mr. Chisholm, a teacher at Margaree Forks, Inverness County.

Dr. Robert James Morgan fonds

  • MG 12.82
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2011

This fonds consists primarily of textual records documenting the career of Dr. Robert J. Morgan. Over the span of almost five decades, Dr. Morgan held the position of historian, archivist, professor, author, and community leader. Records series documenting Morgan's early career at Xavier Junior College (1962-1966) and then as historian at Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site (1971-1976) are included as well as records connected with his time working at College of Cape Breton/University College of Cape Breton (now Cape Breton University - CBU) as professor of history and Director of the Beaton Institute. While at CBU, Dr. Morgan also held the first Dean of Research and Development position. Dr. Morgan was active in the heritage field both at a national and provincial level working with the Association of Canadian Archives (ACA) and the Council of Nova Scotia Archives (CNSA).

Other series in the fonds reflect Morgan's work with local historical societies and community organizations dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Cape Breton's built and documentary heritage. A substantial amount of research notes, index cards and manuscript drafts accompanying Morgan's publications are also included, as well as some evidence of post-retirement contract work.

Series featuring Dr. Morgan's personal and family history include a small portion of records related to Dr. Morgan's involvement with St. Anthony Daniel parish and the Diocese of Antigonish. Personal records and photographs of Dr. Morgan's wife, Barbara Ann Morgan (nee MacKinnon) and her parents (Justice A.H. MacKinnon and Annie MacKinnon nee Ryan) are also found in the collection. Dr. Morgan's love for gardening and botany are represented as well.

A small amount of artifacts including awards and family memorabilia are also included.

Morgan, Robert James

Paul MacEwan fonds

  • MG 9.30
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1998

Fonds consists of the personal materials of Paul MacEwan, founder and leader of the Cape Breton Labour Party from 1982-1987 and former member of the Nova Scotia Legislature for Cape Breton Nova from 1970-2003. Included is correspondence, subjects files concerning healthcare and agriculture, press releases, and papers related to the New Democratic Party and Cape Breton Labour Party.

MacEwan, Paul

Cape Breton Chorale

  • MG 15.47
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1998

Fonds consists of records documenting the performances, tours, community activities and governance of the Cape Breton Chorale. Fonds includes sound recordings from original performances, radio broadcasts, and taped interviews with choir members. Textual documents include financial reports, correspondence, programs, newspaper clippings, interview transcripts, awards, membership information and histories about the Chorale. Colour photographs and 35mm slides are found in the records along with a comprehensive collection of scrapbook albums documenting the activities of the group from its inception until 2010. A small collection of VHS video tapes are also available featuring the televised program "Now the Bells Ring with Rita MacNeil" as well as other performances.

Cape Breton Chorale

D.M. Matheson

  • MG.15.13
  • Fonds
  • 1917

One poem titled December Sixth, 1917, describing the Halifax Explosion

John Ingram Ball

  • MG.15.18
  • Fonds
  • September 1932

Words by John Ingram Bell "Who Stole Lindy's Baby?"

John Smith

  • MG. 15.36
  • Fonds
  • 1954

Fond consists of a folk tale, “Every Dog has His Day” in which the author uses names of people living in Shenacadie.

Men of the Deeps

  • MG 15.38
  • Fonds
  • 1974

Fonds consists of songs of the Cape Breton mining communities, a paper by John C. O’Donnell, the late Director of the Men of the Deeps.

“Silver” Donald Cameron

  • MG 15.39
  • Fonds
  • 1980

Fonds include the following article written for Atlantic Insight, “Cha till mi tuille: nevermore shall I return."Also including, “The Partial Departure of Donnie F, “ a speech for a testimonial dinner in honor of Father Donald F. Campbell, 19 June 1983.

Sgt. Charles J. MacLean

  • MG 15.20
  • Fonds
  • 1932

Fonds consists of the following poem, written on Armistice Day, 1932:

Do You Remember?

I see by the news in this morning's papers
The God of War is again cutting capers.
The nations, we're told, are all ready for battle;
At a drop of a hat the sabers will rattle;
But before we'll enlist, and our knapsacks stow
Let's see what happened just a few years ago.
A prince or a pauper was shot in fourteen.
At that time the blood was just a small stream;
From that to a river, then to a cascade
And for four bloody years not a whit did it fade.
Remember Ypres, that line with a curve?
In that salient plenty died, their country to serve.
And Mons, the battle, that was a retreat!;
Some called it victory, some others defeat.
It was not for us to decide who was right;
We were just there for one thing, and that was to fight
And while in that sector don't forget Sillibeck
Where death stood by and with fingers did beck.
He collected his thousands at bleak St. Eloi;
Passchendale and Kemmel must have filled him with joy.
He gathered his full quota at old Dicie Bouche,
Before, after, and at the end of the push.

Remember Cloth Hall and torn Ypres Square
That you crossed by good luck, or maybe a prayer?
Then Hell Fire Corner was your destination;
Will you ever forget there that field dressing station
That you passed so swiftly, just holding your breath,
For to stop there an instant was almost sure death?
But move farther south and of time make a bridge;
Let's see what happened around Vimy Ridge.
White crosses bear evidence of that awful slaughter;
Why, blood was so plenty, it ran just like water.
And Crucifix Corner, far up on the way
To the saving Victim you had this to say,
"Open wide the Gate of Heaven to us below
Thy aid supply, Thy strength bestow."
Did you forget the fronts ahead of Bruay,
Boveeney, Hersin Compeeniee, and Ester Cushay,
Lens, Arras, Mericourt and Bethune,
Monchy, Carency, not forgetting Bapune?
This was no Gettysburg, nor yet Waterloo,
But a continuous battle, all the way through.
Now, let's stop at Amiens, that city so fair
And ponder awhile on those buried there;
The flower of youth who was so impatient
To lay down his life for his very own nation;
For Democracy to guard, and always to keep.
I don"t know whether to laugh ...... or weep.

Now on to the Somme, and to Courselette; ,
Things happened there you'll never forget.
Remember the town Albert, with just a few people,
And the Virgin bent over the old church steeple?
With outstretched arms she watched you go by
As if praying for those about to die.
And maybe, as they looked far above,
Said, "Touch my spirit, 0 Fountain of love."
After the battle you passed on that street.
There she was, lying down at your feet,
All covered with mud, battered and broken;
A piece in your pocket you took for a token.
Of course you picture with some alarm
The remains of your buddies at Molke's farm.
If your mind is clear and can still bear the load,
Just think of the dead along Sunken Road.
And the sugar refinery that once was so sweet,
Where the flies started on sugar, but ended with meat.
In those battles we thought we were awful good,
But the Yanks did the same down Belleau Wood.
Now down in that sector I am not familiar,
But you can take it from me it was just similar.
With valor and courage they fought Chateau Thiery;
That they won the baltle is still the old theory.
If you ask my opinion no battle is won
With bombs or sabres, cannon or gun;
For it's got to be finished the lame and the blind.
The nerve broken vets, the lame and the blind.

A million lie dead down in Verdun;
They called it a victory and a fight well done.
If that is the case, to that I retort,
"Bring Back my buddies, you take the fort!"
But what's the use of talking and taking your time?
There are as many heroes across on the Rhine;
And in Austria, Russia, and Turkey too;
In Italy, Spain, and down in Peru.
What we were fighting for, excuse the pun,
We were not mad with Austrian, Turk, or Hun.
Just because a prince got rubbed out with some lead
They crippled and maimed and left five million dead.
Now before I finish let me you remind
Of the trenches, the vermin, the gas and the grind;
The funkholes, the sunkholes, the shellholes and craters
Also the liquid fires that were merely crematers.
The lousy dugout, the miner's wet sap,
The listening post by the wire just out at the gap,
Where you lay there and shivered without even a grumble
If you'd anything to shoot at, the chance is you'd fumble.
Do you remember the mud, the muck and the rain -
Number nines from the doctor to cure all your pain?
Just listen to me-war's not what it's painted-
The rations were bad, the water was tainted.
Can't you hear still the scream of the big shells,
As your haIr stood on end and your blood it did jell?
The rattle of machine guns, the crump of the motor,
The cry of the wounded just pleading for water.
What about the coal boxes, the fish tails and stokes
With a number on them for some of the blokes?
The swish of the whiz bang, the moan of the dying
You were there, Buddy, you know I'm not lying.
Now about the wounded still walking our streets;
Maybe to some life is still sweet.
To others life, I know, must be near zero.
Well, what do you expect? You're just a live hero
Don't you remember at the end of the war,
You got a gold medal, and also a bar?
For the others, I mean the ones that are dead
Will give you a requiem of sights, and tears that are shed
By mothers, and sisters, or maybe a wife,
Sweetheart, brother, or dad, bet your life.
So you thought you're a hero! For crying out loud!
Why, you old sap, you're just one of the crowd!
Don't talk war to me; just hold your whist.
Let's stow our knapsacks. What say we enlist?

MacLean, Charles J.

Sgt. C. J. McLean

  • MG 15.20
  • Fonds
  • 1932

Fonds consists of poem titled “Do You Remember?”

Steve McGillivray

  • MG 15.46
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Musical score for St. F.X. Song, “Hail and Health” composed by Steve McGillivray while a student at the University -- arranged for orchestra.

George G. Patterson

  • MG 15.49
  • Fonds
  • 1885

Fonds consists of history of Victoria County by George G. Patterson. Together with a short History of Baddeck by the late Robert Elmsley.

Rev. Charles A. MacDonald

  • MG 15.55
  • Fonds
  • 1982

Fonds consist of the following: photocopy of poem “A Tribute in Memory of Terry Fox” by Rev. Charles A. MacDonald together with a poster advertising the Terry Fox Run

W. James MacDonald

  • MG 15.57
  • Fonds
  • 1978

Fonds consist of manuscript of Patterson’s History of Victoria County compiled and edited by Mr. MacDonald of Tarbot, Victoria County. Book published by the College of Cape Breton Press. File: FC 2345, V5, P37, (1978).

Miss Laurie Stanley

  • MG 15.60
  • Fonds
  • 1979

Miss Stanley, of Sackville, New Brunswick, holds a B.A. from Mount Allison University and an M.A. from Dalhousie University. Fonds consist of her manuscript of "The Well Watered Garden: A Study of Presbyterianism in Cape Breton" in the early nineteenth century was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for her M.A. degree. It was published by the University College of Cape Breton Press in 1983.

Alex Storm

  • MG 15.66
  • Fonds
  • 1965

Fonds of consist of a reproduction (photocopy) of Marine diver, Alex Storm: “The History, Search, Discovery and Recovery of the Treasure of the “Chameau” (1725). Note, this Story is not to be used or duplicated without consent in writing from the author. Refer: F 5052, T7 in UCCB Library.

The Great Cape Breton Flag Contest

  • MG 15.86
  • Fonds
  • 1993

Fonds consist of the "Great Cape Breton Flag" contest entries. The entries have been compiled in (6) binders #1 to #6. Each binder has the Cape Bretoner Vol. 1, No. 3 March, 1993 ed. on the front cover along with the new flag winner, Vol. 1, No. 4, May 1993 ed., & entries index.

The Great Cape Breton Flag Contest

Steve McGillivray

  • MG 15.46
  • Fonds
  • 1929

Fonds consist of McGillivray's musical score arrangement for STFX orchestra “Hail and Health” while a student at the University.

Carole M. Chisholm & Rod A. MacKinnon

  • MG 15.82
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1993

Fonds consist of alphabetical listing of various writers pertaining to Cape Breton. and their bio-biography's. Chisholm and MacKinnon undertook this project to justify a course credit.

Robin, Jones & Whitman Ltd. fonds

  • MG 14.55
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1983

Fonds consists of original accounting ledgers, day books, letterbooks, judgement books, catalogues and indices related to the operations of the Robin Jones and Whitman company and its predecessors. This material dates from 1823-1983 and was created in Cheticamp, Eastern Harbour, Arichat and Big Pond (Grand Etang), Nova Scotia. In addition, microfilm reels that contain copies of some of the original materials are available.

Georgian Era in Nova Scotia

  • MG 2.3
  • Fonds
  • 1757-1761

Fonds consists of extracts by Dan MacLennan on the "Georgian Era in Nova Scotia" by William Inglis Morse (1932), regarding early divisions of the counties of Cape Breton and Nova Scotia and immigration by United States settlers.

Currie, Michael D. fonds

  • MG 6.3
  • Fonds
  • 1928

Fonds consists of reproductions of a letter and reply to The Casket regarding an article, "Early Days in Cape Breton" with special reference to the Gaels, criticizing the way in which they were portrayed in the article.

Currie, Michael D.

Hill Family fonds

  • MG 2.2
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1886

Fonds consists of correspondence, appointments and commissions, diaries and Hill family genealogies. It also includes letters from James Whitney Jones and John Whyte.

"Guth Barrach"

  • MG 6.47
  • Fonds
  • n.d.

Fonds consists of an address to the Gaels in Canada by the author Donald Sinclair of Barra and later Glasgow. He names is signed using his patronymic "Dòmhnull Dhòmhnuill Dhunnchaidh Chìobair" and initials from the Gaelic for Sinclair "D.M.N.C.". His signature also states that his is from Barra.

Campbell, John

  • MG 6.49
  • Fonds
  • 1898

This fonds consists of a notebook of Gaelicand English poetry and songs and a first prize certificate from the Vancouver Mod.

Campbell, John

Barry Fraser fonds

  • MG 6.55
  • Fonds
  • 1979

Fonds consists of Gaelic songs collected and arranged by Mr. Fraser.

Chi Mi Bhuam composed by Alexander "Ridge" MacDonald
Am Bhraighidh composed by Malcolm H. Gillis

Mr. Fraser also provides the names of the individuals from whom he recorded the melodies transcribed.

Fraser, Barry

Abraham Cuyler fonds

  • MG 2.25
  • Fonds
  • 1784

Fonds consists of a letter Abraham Cuyler wrote in 1784 from King Street, Soho to Lord Sydney. In that year there was a great influx of American Loyalists into Cape Breton Island, causing its separation as a province distinct from Nova Scotia. In 1784, the Town of Sydney was founded, capital of the Province, named after Lord Sydney, Secretary of State for the colonies. In this letter, Cuyler wrote entreating Lord Sydney to authorize and commence the settlement and give permission to superintend the people (from Quebec) until the Government of the Island of Cape Breton could be organized. He was also looking to be reimbursed and an appointment of services rendered.

Donald Gillis fonds

  • MG 3.2
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1873

Fonds consists of a letter from Rev. Neil MacLeod regarding bridge at Salmon River (1843) and appointment as Postmaster at Grand Mira South (1873).

Angus Y. MacLellan fonds

  • MG 6.63
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1946

Fonds consists of poems, biography of Angus Y. MacLellan, and recollections of life on Margaree Island.

  1. Poem: “Clach An Càrn an Dòmhnallaich” was presented by Sister St. Francis of Rome, C.N.D.

  2. Duncan H. and Mary Margaret MacLellan recall their childhood spent on Margaree Island. Typescript, 12 pages Presented by Margaret Long, Brockton, Mass., June 1983.

  3. “My years on Margaree Island” by Lauranna MacLellan MacDonald, who presented the paper in December, 1983. Photocopy, 4 pages.

  4. Biography of Angus Y. MacLellan (1887-1960) Photocopy, 11 pages.

Songs composed by Angus Y. MacLellan and other bards that appear in "Smeòrach nan Cnoc 's nsn Gleann" and "Gaelic Songs in Nova Scotia". Photocopy, 10 pages
Story “Raonull Ban Mac Eoghain Oig” by Aonghas MacGillfhaolain. Print, 26 pages.

  1. “The Part Played by the Scottish Catholic Society of Canada in the Establishment of the St. F. X. Extension Department” 1953. Typescript, 21 pages.

Clippings: Obituary of Rev. Michael Gillis, 1970; Obituary of Ernest Hart, the Chairmaker from Northeast Margaree, n.d. Presented by Sister Carmelina MacLellan, Port Hawkesbury, 1984.

MacLellan, Angus Y.

Papers of the Barque "Astrea"

  • MG 3.4
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1977

Fonds consists of documents relating to the barque Astrea. The Astrea was bound for Quebec with Irish immigrants from Limerick when it was wrecked at Little Lorraine, Cape Breton, on 8 May 1834, with a loss of 221 lives.

The Caledonian Society of Cape Breton fonds

  • MG 6.70
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1975

Fonds consists of papers including correspondence, ledgers, bylaws, financial statements and minutes of meetings.

  1. Letters from Keiller MacKay, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, to Lloyd MacDonald and Dr. F. B. MacDonald of the Caledonian Society, Sydney, regarding Hon. Mr. MacKay’s visit to Sydney to address the Caledonian Society St. Andrew’s Day Banquet. Also, a letter by Major C.I.N. MacLeod announcing the Annual Meeting of the Society in 1956.4 pages. Presented by the Caledonian Society of Cape Breton.
  2. Ledgers and Dues books, 1951 to 1970. Originals kept by Mrs. Hugh (Genevieve) Gillis, Treasurer.
  3. By-Laws of the Nova Scotia Association of Scottish Societies, Letters and Correspondence; financial bank statements and papers, one picture of group, unidentified. 1959 to 1975. Originals, Typescript and copy.
  4. Two pamphlets, 1961 and 1963 “Creag Dhubh”. The magazine of the Clan MacPherson.
  5. Pamphlets and Brochures for St. Andrew's Day Banquets, 1959, 1960 and 1970 (5). Originals, many translated into Gaelic.
  6. The Scotia News. Published New York N.Y. June 1966 to March 1973. Originals Print.
  7. Minutes of the Meetings. 1961 - 1969. 1 Book. Presented by Mrs. Hugh (Genevieve) Gillis 17 cm.
    7.a. Correspondence and Papers [ found int he leger of MG 6.70, file 7] The Caledonian Society of Cape Breton

The Caledonian Society of Canada

Gaelic Conferences

  • MG 6.71
  • Fonds
  • 1980

Fonds consists of a submission by the Mabou Gaelic and Historical Society to the preliminary conference on Gaelic, Iona, 04 May 1980. Letter and timetable of the Gaelic conference held at St. Ann's on May 16-18, 1980.

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