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CA BI MG 14.5 · Fonds · 1927-1938

Fonds consists of original documents describing Inverness Board of Trade proceedings from between 1927 to 1938.

Town of Dominion
CA BI MG 14.12 · Fonds · 1906-1990

Records of the Town of Dominion; includes Town Council Minutes, ledgers, school board and police reports, teachers board minutes, rate, assessment, and tax rolls, as well as electric and liquor ledgers.

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
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.

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

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

Kerner, Sid
Reverend P. Fiset
CA BI 76-106 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the Reverend P. Fiset, parish priest at Cheticamp and president of the Great Northern Mining Co. Limited.

Burrill Johnson Engine No. 2
CA BI 76-11 · Item · 190?

Item is a photograph of a steam fire engine, built around 1900 in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. This particular engine, the Burrill Johnson Engine No. 2, was purchased by the Sydney Mines Fire Department in 1908. The engine was operated by Paddy Keigan.

Canso Causeway Opening
CA BI 76-126 · Item · 1955

Item is a photograph of the opening of the Canso Causeway.

Canso Causeway Opening
CA BI 76-128 · Item · 1955

Item is a photograph of Federal Transport Minister of G.C. Marle at the opening of the Canso Causeway Opening.

Ferry Wharf, Sydney
CA BI 76-25 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a postcard of the ferry wharf located in Sydney; located near the wharf is the Cape Breton Electric Company warehouse.

Sydney's Great Fire
CA BI 76-43 · Item · 1901

Item is a photograph of a view of the ruins left by the Great Fire on the west side of Bentinck Street from Wentworth to Prince. The fire that started in a Charlotte Street shop would destroy 67 buildings, leave 31 families homeless, and cause over $500,000 in damage. The Robert Ingraham House, Dillon Dwelling, Woodill House, Rudderham House, and the Conway Building (now Ingersall Road) were all destroyed in the fire. However, the building seen on the left hand side of the photograph is still standing today, as well as the Khattar home and Khattar Law Offices.

Kelly and Dodge
CA BI 76-68 · Item · ca. 1975

Item is a photograph of approximately three hundred individuals gathered on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Holy Heart Seminary in Halifax, N.S. The seminary was destroyed in 1975.

Beech Hill
CA BI 76-93 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Rev. Bambrick, an Anglican Minister, in front of Beech Hill, the residence of the Brown family. Rev. Bambrick was a close friend to the Brown family. Beech Hill, also known as the Richard Brown House, was built in 1828 and registered as Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Property in 1985.

CA BI 77-1035-1169 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. This picture was taken at Fort Needham and shows the wreckage of homes at the top of the hill in the Richmond district.

CA BI 77-1040-1174 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. This picture shows an interior view of North Street Station after the explosion with the roof smashed in and wreckage trains carrying debris away.

Beech Hill
CA BI 76-92 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Beech Hills, the home built for mine manager Richard Brown in 1828.

Presbyterian Church
CA BI 77-107-241 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photograph of the Presbyterian Church at Indian Cove. The church was the landing location for the Prince of Wales on July 28, 1860. It was the first Presbyterian Church in Sydney Mines. The Archibald property is visible on both sides of the road.

CA BI 77-1011-1145 · Item · ca. 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. This picture shows people searching for bodies in the basement of a school.

CA BI 77-1012-1146 · Item · ca. 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. This picture shows the effect of the explosion on rolling stock and track.

CA BI 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
CA BI MG 6.22-MG 6.22 9 · Item · 1964-1966
Part of Gaelic songs

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
CA BI MG 6.26-MG 6.26 E · File · 1942
Part of Scottish Catholic Society fonds

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.
CA BI MG 6.31 · Fonds · 1896-1995

Fonds consists of materials collected by Mr. MacDonald while he was on an LIP grant. Papers include:

  1. Promissory note of Angus MacLean in favour of D. N. McIntyre, Boisdale, 1896. Original, 1 page.
  2. League of the Cross membership card for Ronald MacKenzie, Christmas Island, 1908. Original, 1 page.
  3. Nova Scotia High School certificate, Grade X, for Joseph Lawrence MacDonald, 1926. Original, 1 page.
  4. Memorial card of Mrs. Alex N. MacNeil, 1962, Printed, 1 card.
  5. Diary kept by John A. MacDonald, of a trip to Scotland, 1971. Photocopy, 11 pages.
  6. List of the Alexander MacDonalds on the Kinloch estate, 1700-1800. Photocopy, 2 pages.
  7. Translation of the Gaelic story “Cross Road House” by Joseph L. MacDonald. Typescript, 4 pages.
  8. Historical sketch of the Island of Lewis. Photocopy, 4 pages.
  9. Weekly Work Record of Joseph L. MacDonald, 1972 Original, 20 pages.
    10.3 Gaelic stories. Original and typescript, 7 pages.
  10. Gaelic bible tract: “Ubhlan Oir” Printed, 26 pages.
  11. Plan and descriptions of violins. Printed, 4 pages.
MacDonald, Joseph Lawrence
Rev. Duncan Joseph Rankin
CA BI 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.

Job as Agent
CA BI MG 9.23-MG 9.23.1-MG Letter 1 · Item · 1878
Part of William McDonald fonds

Item is a letter from McEachen, Jno., S.S. Whycocomagh to Wm. McDonald, February 27, 1878.

Ella Liscombe's Diary
CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.3-MG · Item · 1914-1915
Part of Liscombe family fonds

Item is Ella Liscombe's diary, detailing her daily life in Sydney from January 1, 1915 to May 3, 1915.

Gerald Liscombe's Diary
CA BI MG 12.59-MG 12.59.3-MG · Item · 1914
Part of Liscombe family fonds

Item is Gerald Liscombe's diary, detailing his daily life in Sydney from January 1, 1914 to August 28, 1914.

Newspaper Clippings
CA BI MG 6.23-MG 6.23 11 · File · 1955-1971
Part of Hugh Francis MacKenzie fonds

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
CA BI 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]
CA BI MG 6.63-6.63 3 · File · 1953-1970
Part of Angus Y. MacLellan fonds

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.

CA BI MG 12.198 · Fonds · 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.
Whitney Pier
CA BI MG 12.198-MG 12.198 F-84-1354-15454 · Item · 1984
Part of Elizabeth Beaton-Planetta fonds

Item is a photograph of houses in Whitney Pier, N.S. Complete Car Care garage can be seen in the background.