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General Hospital, Glace Bay
CA BI 76-19 · Item · 191-?

Item is a postcard depicting the General Hospital in Glace Bay, N.S. as it stood in the early 20th century.

Victoria Road
CA BI 83-6385-13685 · Item · [192-]

Item is a postcard depicting the Victoria Road subway in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Victoria Road
CA BI 83-6386-13686 · Item · [192-]

Item is a street view of the northern end of Victoria Road in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Rita Joe
CA BI 00-03-29989 · Item · 199-?

Item is a photograph of Rita Joe reading to a small group of people.

Terra Nova
CA BI MAP 501 · Item · 1600

Item is an early map of Eastern Canada. Bertius derived this map from Petrus Plancius' map of North America (1594), which documented Newfoundland as a single island for the first time.

Bertius, Pertrus
CA BI MAP 686 · Item · 1633

Item is the first printed map to include an accurate depiction of Prince Edward Island, and the earliest depiction of a north-south orientated Lake Champlain. Cape Breton placenames reflect important harbours used for seasonal fishing such as Niganis (Ingonish) and Port aux Angloix (Louisbourg).

Laet, Johannes de
Isola di Capo Breton
CA BI MAP 691 · Item · 1690

Item is a page from Coronelli's atlas, "Isolario Dell'Atlante Vento" featuring an engraving of 17th century Cape Breton Island.

Coronelli, Vincenzo
CA BI MAP 248 · Item · 1703

Map by engraver Herman Moll showing fishing resources of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence during early 18th century. This map depicts shared international fishing banks before the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 created geo-political boundaries restricting fishing territories.

Moll, Herman
Carte de L'Isle Royale 1744
CA BI MAP 711 · Item · 1744

This item is a hand-coloured map of Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) by Jacques Nicolas Bellin from the Petit Atlas Maritime published in 1764. During the French colonial period, permanent settlement on Isle Royale grew to 4000. This map shows changes in place names reflecting the French and Mi'kmaw presence.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
CA BI MAP 249 · Item · 1747

Item is a map showing details of Louisbourg Harbour and Gabarus Bay with a full inset map of Cape Breton Island, labelled Isle Royal. Documents the landing place and camp of the New England forces as well as the fortified town of Louisbourg, various battery locations, French settlements and the lighthouse.

Kitchin, Thomas
CA BI MAP 247 · Item · 1758

Item is a map of New England and Nova Scotia showing Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The map includes identified fishing banks.

Kitchin, Thomas
Canada
CA BI MAP 688 · Item · 1761

Item is an 18th century map of Canada was produced late in Kitchin's career and engraved by John Gibson. Gibson and Kitchin worked together on a number of projects during their lives.

Kitchin, Thomas
Isle Royale
CA BI MAP 707 · Item · 1764

Item is an 18th century map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Acadie from Bellin's "Petit Atlas Maritime."

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
CA BI MAP 805 · Item · 1764

This map was originally part of Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime" showing French fortifications destroyed during the 1758 siege.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
MAP 667 · Item · 1767

Item is an original map showing acreage of Cape Breton townships, parishes, and counties. The map identifies "Indian Hunting Country" based on an earlier survey completed by Samuel Holland.

Founding of Sydney, 1785
CA BI 76-114 · Item · 1785

Item is a photograph of a painting of the founding of Sydney.

Ranna Cossit
08-02-30021 · Item · ca. 1795

Item is a miniature portrait of Ranna Cossit. He was the first Anglican minister in Sydney and the founder of St. George's Church.

Capt. Charles Barrington
CA BI 77-622-756 · Item · ca. 1800

Item is a photograph of Captain Charles Barrington, a resident of Barrington Park, Sydney Mines.

Mrs. John Barrington
77-622-756b · Item · ca. 1800

Item is a photograph of Mrs. John Barrington o f Sydney Mines.

J.F.W. DesBarres
CA BI 76-111 · Item · ca. 1820

Item is a photograph in watercolour of J.F.W. DesBarres as an old man.

CA BI MG 3.6 · Fonds · 1820-1835

Fonds consists of letters and petitions concerning the annexation of the Colony of Cape Breton to Nova Scotia.

CA BI 77-574-708 · Item · ca. 1840

Item is a photograph of a picture of Elizabeth L. Johnstone, author of "Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist." She was born in 1764 and died in 1848.

James P. Ward
CA BI 76-108 · Item · ca. 1840

Item is a photograph of a painting of James P. Ward, a Sheriff in Cape Breton.

Newspaper 12 · File · 1843-1845

Daniel Cobb Harvey: "The only other newspaper which originated in 1840 was the Cape Breton Advocate, published at Sydney by Richard Huntington and edited by the Reverend Otto S. Weeks, principal of the Grammar School. It ran until the end of 1841 when the press was taken over by J.D. Kuhn, who published the Spirit of the Times, an agricultural, commercial, literary, and general newspaper. It lasted until 1846, when the plant was again sold to William C. McKinnon, who changed the name first to the Cape Breton Spectator but afterwards to the Times and Cape Breton Spectator. The latter ceased publication in 1850 and was succeeded by the Commercial Herald, which lasted but a few months. McKinnon in turn sold to James P. Ward, who published the Cape Breton News and conducted it successfully until 1871 or 1872."

CA BI MG 16.22 · Fonds · 1791-1847

Customs records of the Port of Sydney. These early records contain valuable material on shipping, customs officials and early port development of Sydney and North Sydney, particularly in the period immediately after annexation to Nova Scotia; Volumes 6219, 6220, 6221, 6223, 6224.

The original ledger (MG 16.22 A) situated at Sydney dates from January 20th 1806 to July 1824 with additional sparse entries for 1835, 1836, and 1838, 1839/41. Includes written copies of letters from customs officer Philippe (Philip) Dumaresq in Sydney, Nova Scotia to the customs office in London, England. Requests for supplies, discussions around staffing, noting goods seized and vessels in port.

Peter Hall Clarke
CA BI 76-105 · Item · 1845-1849

Item is a photograph of a painted portrait of Peter Hall Clarke, magistrate for Sydney and a member of St. Andrew's.

Newspaper 71 · File · 1846-1849

Daniel Cobb Harvey: "It (The Spirit of the Times) lasted until 1846, when the plant was again sold to William C. McKinnon, who changed the name first to the Cape Breton Spectator but afterwards to the Times and Cape Breton Spectator. The latter ceased publication in 1850 and was succeeded by the Commercial Herald, which lasted but a few months."

Eliza Liscombe
CA BI 77-732-866 · Item · ca.1850

Item is a photograph of Eliza Liscombe.

Rev. Matthew Wilson
CA BI 77-828-962 · Item · ca. 1850

Item is a photograph of the first Presbyterian Minister in Sydney Mines from 1842-1883, Rev. Matthew Wilson.

The Commercial Herald
No Newspaper Number · File · 1849-1850

The Commercial Herald was owned and edited by William C. MacKinnon. Gertrude E. N. Tratt: "It lasted for only a few months and was followed almost immediately by the Cape Breton News."

Judge A.C. Dodd
CA BI 77-102-236 · Item · ca. 1850

Item is a photograph of a Judge A.C. Dodd's residence on the corner of Dorchester and Esplanade, known as the Judge's Corner. Two members of the Dodd family are standing in front of the gate.

Reverend Hugh MacLeod
CA BI 77-890-1024 · Item · ca. 1850

Item is a photograph of a portrait of Reverend Hugh MacLeod.

Bitterman House
CA BI 78-1229-2979 · Item · ca. 1852

Item is a photograph of the Bitterman family home located on West Middle River Road. The house was owned by the Kent Bitterman family from 1976 to 1984.

CA BI 77-471-605 · Item · ca. 1853

Item is a photograph of the first graduates of Arichat College, which was founded in 1853. Two years later, the College was moved to Antigonish and St. Francis Xavier College was established.

Left to right: Duncan MacEachern of Glendale, Judge MacIsaac of Antigonish, and Prof. A. G. MacDonald, River Denys.

Rev. D.M. MacAdam
CA BI 77-173-307 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photographic portrait of Rev. D.M. MacAdam, pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney.

Sydney Academy
CA BI 80-169-4349 · Item · 1860

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy.

Rev. Neil MacLeod
CA BI 80-305-4485 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photograph of Rev. Neil MacLeod, pastor at East Bay.