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CA BI MG 14.13 · Fonds · 1857-1988

The Cape Breton Development Corporation came into existence in 1967. This crown corporation was established to promote and assist the financing of industry on (Cape Breton) Island and to acquire the interests of the major coal producer in the Sydney Coalfield and reorganize and operate the mines with a view to the rationalization of coal production. This is a very extensive collection including many DEVCO statistics, reports, letters, information on operations and development, equipment, photos and government studies.

CA BI MG 14.57 · Fonds · 1965-1998

Fonds consists of minutes and resolutions, annual reports, correspondence, newsletters and journals, various files, secretary's papers, secretary's publications, the history of the Cape Breton Branch of the CFUW, branch scrapbooks, minutes, clippings, photos and correspondence.

Canadian Federation of Women. Cape Breton Branch
CA BI MG 14.79 · Fonds · 1920-1926

Fonds consists of a letter to the shareholders of the Dominion Steel Corporation enclosing memorandum of Agreement between BESCO and Prudential Trust Company concerning transfer of stock, as well as the BESCO Bulletin.

British Empire Steel and Coal Company (BESCO)
CA BI MG 14.113 · Fonds · 1876 - 1962

Fonds consists of records documenting the history and operations of the North Sydney Western Union Telegraph Company. Records include an early inventory of the property from 1876, employee listings and collections, telegrams and a cash book, general history and various technical publications and sketches. The fonds also includes a significant portion of the Western Union Housing Committee minute books and property agreements.

Western Union Telegraph and Cable Company North Sydney
Capeview Cooperators
CA BI MG 14.132 · Fonds · 1938-1946

Minutes of Capeview Cooperators, a cooperative of fishermen in the area covering Main-a-Dieu, Bateston, Baleine, Little Lorraine, and Scaterie. At one time they owned a large lobster cannery in Main-a-Dieu.

Eileen Forrester Dancers
CA BI MG 14.156-92-376-23551-92-376-23551.3 · Item
Part of The Sydney Bicentennial Commission

Item is a photograph of highland dancers from the Eileen Forrester Dance troupe. Dancers are: Sharon O'Keefe, Alison MacLeod, Peggy Hooper and Heather Duffy.

CA BI MG 14.165 · Fonds · 1916-1985

Fonds contains three reels of microfilm containing burial records of W.J. Dooley Funeral Services in North Sydney.

Hugh MacLennan fonds
CA BI MG 14.190 · Fonds · 1862-1922

Fonds consist of cash books, ledgers, account books, and day books of MacLennan's general store operation.

MacLennan, Hugh
Mulgrave Businesses
CA BI MG 14.192 · Fonds · 1880-1894

Three daybooks that are unidentified. Internal evidence indicates that they were used in Mulgrave. There are some references to Antigonish as well.

Town of Louisbourg
CA BI MG 14.208 · Fonds · 1985-1995

Fonds consists of minutes of the town council, a town management review, and a brief on unitary government for Cape Breton County.

Town of Louisbourg
CA BI MG 14.213 · Fonds · 1900-1922

Fonds consists of certificate of shares, stubs containing number of shares, name of purchaser, address & date, cash book, ledgers of accounts, ledger containing list of shareholders, capital account, Union Bank of Halifax, Statements of Earnings & Expenditure, Royal Bank of Canada, Dividend & Reserve Accounts.

Thomas Burke
CA BI MG 15.4 · Fonds · 1880

Example of fancy 19th century lettering done by Thomas Burke of Mabou in his 84th year. Last Will and Testament of Thomas Burke, Mabou, 1886.

Douglas MacPhee fonds
CA BI MG 15.32 · Fonds · 1979-

Fonds consists of Scottish and Irish violin music collected and compiled by Douglas MacPhee of New Waterford; includes poems, clippings, tributes, and recordings.

A. Scottish and Irish violin music collected and compiled by Mr. MacPhee.

B. Two bills from two New Waterford stores. Originals, photocopy 2 bills, 1 page

  1. D. F. MacLeod, June 29,1928
  2. The little red stores, March 19th, 1937

C. Poem to Doug MacPhee on the occasion of his birthday by lois ross, June 1986. Photocopy, 1 page

D. References to 4th L.P. Record "Reel of Tulloch". Newspaper clippings, photographs, letters 12 pages

E. Tributes re Doug MacPhee. Newspaper clippings, letters, originals 12 pages

F. Tributes and thank you in appreciation of Doug's music. Typescript, newspaper clippings, letters, cards .5cm.

G. Cape breton talent directory, preface by Doug MacPhee. Printed material, 29 pages

H. Scottish, irish and other compositions composed for Doug MacPhee and they include jigs, reels, marches, strathspeys, clogs, hornpipes, and airs. Photocopy, 14 pages

I. Script interview by walter bond of Dougie MacPhee in November, 1987. Photocopy, 9 pages.

J. Newspaper clippings & programs from 1961-1990. 35 pages.

K. Correspondence from Mr. MacPhee to John Paul II, Vatican, Rome, 1984. 1 page photocopy

  1. Reply from Secretariat of State, Vatican City, November 21, 1984, original, 1 page.

L. Virginia Scottish Games - Celtic folk music festival program, 28th & 29th July, 1990 & schedule 2 pages

  1. Summer ceilidh series 1990 schedule 1 page
  2. Newspaper clippings "fiddle festival at Gaelic College celebrates our musical heritage" photo of Doug and Dan Joe macinnis c.B. Post 18 August, 1990 1 page

M. Acknowledgement letter from Mae Cameron, 1 page

N. Correspondence from Dr. Norman E. Burgess, director, conservatory of music and speech arts, Calgary's community college, 5 december, 1989 2 pages.

O1. Clipping c.B. Post, 29 July, 1991 "Musical Ambassador" 1 page.
O2. Clipping titled "Support for MacPhee" c.B. Post, 28 August, 1991 1 page.

P1. Program - the old town school of folk music concerts, chicago - feb. 14-16, 1992.
P2. Brochure - folk festival of traditional music, chicago - feb.14-16, 1992.
P3. Chicago tribune - january, 1992 newspaper clipping "old-timey tunes" 1 page.
P4. The art institute of chicago - map of museum.

Q. A book of songs and “come-all-ye” of Cape Breton and Newfoundland. .5 cm

R. Correspondence, brochures, and clippings

John Allan Cameron
CA BI MG 15.34 · Fonds · 1978

Fonds consists of correspondence, papers, and clippings pertaining to the “Cape Breton Salutes John Allan Cameron” program, October 21 and 22, 1978, sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education, College of Cape Breton, and New Dawn Enterprises.

Fred G. MacDonald Fonds
CA BI MG 15.41 · Fonds · 1940-1971

Fonds consist of photocopies of the following papers by Mr. MacDonald: “Solomon Jacobs”, “Pottle’s Lake Drowning," “The Sacrament in the Early Days, 1873," “The Gammell Will Case, 1880," “The Flavin Murder 1833," “The Tragedy of the ‘Troop’, 1873," “Tale of the Bungling Hangman, 1816," “North Sydney and the Atlantic Cable [Sydney Harbour Convoys], 1940-1942. Also, textual records include, clippings and write-ups on Flora MacDonald and her father, Fred MacDonald.

CA BI MG 15.43-MG 15.43 A.5 · File · [196?]
Part of Dr. George G. Campbell fonds

File consists of drafts on the history of various Cape Breton communities - Cheticamp, Glace Bay, Baddeck, Margaree Island, St. Ann's, Little Bras d'Or, Boularderie, Alder Point, Florence, Christmas Island, Lake Ainslie, Arichat, Reserve, Ingonish, Inverness; List of places on the maps of Turner 1750, Acadie ou Nouvelle Ecosse 1779, Bowen [n.d.], Bellin 1755, Geffrey's 1775, map prepared for Haliburton 1829, Crawley's map 1827. Contained as well are population figures, 1941, and a list of fish processing plants in Cape Breton, 1954. There are many references to original Mi'kmaw place names, usually in reference to Rev. Rand's research.

Francis H. C. Stevens
CA BI MG 15.44 · Fonds · 1832-1973

The following fonds consist of correspondence, memorandum, printed material, and clippings regarding genealogy and family history of Francis Stevens, notebooks on botany with free hand illustrations by William C. Stevens, Francis' father the botanist at Kansas University, biography of William C. Stevens, reviews of Cape Breton cultural events and concerts, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, and photographs.

Mary Elizabeth MacNeil
CA BI MG 15.45 · Fonds · 1972

Fonds consists of ballads collected by Mrs. MacNeil while working on a grant for Cape Bretoniana, mainly English and Irish in origin.

CA BI MG 15.73 · Fonds · 1973-1985

Fond include the following: A. Summary of the Cape Breton Artists Association, the President's Annual Report, December, 1985 (3 copies). B. Cape Breton Artists Association exhibit, Beaton Institute, exhibit list with prices. C. Cape Breton Artists Association visitor's book (1973-1979). D. Minute Book - C. B. Artists Association (1979-1982).

Whitney Pier with steel mill
CA BI MG 15.84-93-403-24377 · Item · 1976
Part of Sid Kerner

Item is a photograph of headstones in Whitney Pier with the steel mill in the background

CA BI MG 15.84-93-492-24466 · Item · ca. 1976
Part of Sid Kerner

Photo of a motorcycle in front of garage - at an unidentified location

Kerner, Sid
Centre Bras d'Or
CA BI MG 15.87 · File · 1985-1993

Centre Bras d'Or files have been arranged in the following order:
File 1 - Centre Bras d'Or By-Laws - Act of Incorporation (Societies Act) 1985-1990
File 2 - Act of Incorp. - Amendments, By-Laws
File 3 - Correspondence 1986-1993
File 4 - Correspondence, memos , repots 1986-1992
File 5 - Board minutes 1986-1987
File 6 - Board minutes 1988-1993
Centre Bras d'Or MG 15.87
B. Financial
File 7 - Financial statements 1985-1989
File 8 - Budgets, financial statements, reports 1986-1993
File 9 - Investment & sponsorship proposal 1986-1993
File 10 - Proposal - Wool Production Industry
File 11 - Festival Director's Report 1987-88
C. Misc. Files
File 12 - Employment Programs, SEED Grants, Development Plan, 1986- 1989
File 13 - Friends of Centre Bras d'Or, 1988
File 14 - Centre Bras d'Or Festival Supporters, 1988
File 15 - " " Gym Project, 1988
File 16 - " " Development Committee, 1986
File 17 - " " Weaving Program, 1987
File 18 - " " Canada Council Applicants
File 19 - " " Application for Supporting (DEVCO) 1985-86 File 20 - " " Application - Cultural Initiative Program 1988
File 21 - Centre Bras d'Or "Getting to 1990" - The Implementation
Project (1987) & the next three years
File 22 - Centre Bras d'Or - Request funding form Pharmaceutical
Companies 1987-1988
File 23 - Centre Bras d'Or - Benefits For Sponsors
File 24 - " " - Implementation Program - letters to EEOG, replies and results 1987-88
File 25 - Centre Bras d'Or - Contributions 1987
File 26 - " " - Friends of Centre 1987
File 27 - " " - Fund Raising Committee 1988
File 28 - " " - Guest List
File 29 - 1987 J. Fisher Hudson - Corresp. & clippings from Press and Response of the Chair, Dr. D.F. Campbell
File 30 - Campaign brochure, 1986
File 31 - Correspondence re. Proposed Centre & Baddeck HIgh School 1987-1989

Centre Bras d'Or
Joseph Sherman
CA BI MG 15.89 · Fonds · 1969-1994

Fonds consist of the following: a) Biographical information (3 p.) copied from book covers and contains list of his publications, anthologies, comments, professional organizations, readings, lectures and workshops. b) Material includes the following poems from various publications: Birthday, New Brunswick Chapbooks, 1969: Boy Retreating in Cape Breton; Confectionery Store; School Days; Ben David the Loyalist in Battle; Commentary on the Jewish Problem. c) From the New Poets of P.E.I.: "Somebody's Father". d) Unpublished: "Wondering With the Dead," Whitney Pier, August 27, 1994. e) Lords of Shouting: My Immigrants; Rite of Passage; Broadway Nights, Whitney Pier '61; Redmond's Farm in Autumn (A Fragment); A Short History; For Notes Toward a Jewish Poem; Song For My Own. f) Chaim The Slaughterer: Gone; What We Look For, Who We Find; The Flesh; Where Are They Now?; Kashrut: An Observation; Additional Service; The Anniversary; Chaim the Slaughterer.

Joseph Sherman
CA BI MG 15.91-MG 15.91.7 · File · 1975-1997
Part of Rita Joe fonds

File consists of poetry, lyrics and sheet music by Rita Joe.

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.

Percy Charles Willmot fonds
CA BI MG 20.15 · Fonds · 1914-1919

Fonds consists of correspondence, a scrapbook of pictures, clippings and letters, an album of photographs, Christmas cards and clippings referring to Lieut. Willmot and the 25th Battalion, CEF 1914- 1919, the 1914-1915 Star and the Military Cross awarded to Lieut. Willmot and a box of buttons, hat badges and other military memorabilia.

Willmot, Percy
Percy Willmot, photo album
CA BI MG 20.15-MG 20.15.5 · File · 1914-1919
Part of Percy Charles Willmot fonds

File contains an album of photographs, Christmas cards, and clippings pertaining to Percy Willmot and the 25th Battalion, C.E.F. 1914-1919, as well as a photo of Crowell's staff, Sydney, 1909.

CA BI MG 20.15-MG 20.15.5-MG · Item · 1917
Part of Percy Charles Willmot fonds

Item is a series of clippings from a 1917 copy of the Daily Record, concerning updates on the soldiers overseas at the time, as well as photocopies.

CA BI MG 20.18 · Fonds · 1918-1940

Fonds consists of two wartime registration certificates issued to Mrs. Lillian Lavy Harrison in 1918 and 1940.

Canada Registration Board
Annie MacDonald fonds
CA BI MG 20.21 · Fonds · 1918

Fonds consists of an autograph book of signatures and poems that Annie MacDonald collected during World War 1.

MacDonald, Annie
Certificate of promotion
CA BI MG 20.25-MG 20.25.1-Mg · Item · 20 September, 1915
Part of James A. Murphy fonds

Item is a photograph of Lieut. James Murphy's certificate of promotion to Lieutenant.

WW1 badges
CA BI MG 20.25-MG 20.25.1-MG · Item · 1914-1918
Part of James A. Murphy fonds

Item is a series of badges that were acquired by James Murphy during World War 1. They are mounted on cardstock.

CA BI MG 20.25-MG 20.25.1-MG · Item · 23 January, 1917
Part of James A. Murphy fonds

Item is an original copy of the general orders for the Battle of Vimy Ridge, as they were received by James A. Murphy.