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Rev. John Pringle fonds

  • MG 13.118
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1935

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs related to Rev. John Pringle, including Christmas cards, wartime photographs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings.

Pringle, Rev. John

British Empire Steel and Coal Company

  • 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)

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.


Series consists of photographs related to the process of laying underwater cable via the Western Union Cable ship Lord Kelvin, and also images of the North Sydney Western Union office and its staff. Many of the images include names listed on the ...

Port Hastings Historical Society fonds

  • MG 14.155
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1967

Fonds consists of textual records including correspondence, memoranda, annual reports, voters lists, and documents related to Port Hastings History.

Port Hastings Historical Society

W.J. Dooley Funeral Services fonds

  • 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

  • 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

Jonathan G. MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 15.19
  • Fonds
  • 1918

A. Two typed copies of “Old Sydney: Sketches of the Town and its People in Days Gone By. Gift of Carl Neville and John Campbell.B. 1. Letter to Kathryn Poole, 1932.2. Notebook and diary, 1916-1932, containing genealogical information on the MacKin...

MacKinnon, Jonathan Gillis

Histories of various Cape Breton communities

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...


File consists of various poetry and prose by Rita Joe.


File consists of mostly unpublished prose by Rita Joe.

Customs and Plantation Papers, Great Britain

  • 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; Volu...

Day Books, Robin, Jones, and Whitman Ltd.

Series consists of 142 day books that were created by Philip Robin and Co. (later Charles Robin and Co., then Charles Robin-Collas and Co, then Robin, Jones and Whitman Ltd.) in their Cape Breton offices. The books feature listings of transaction...

Robin, Jones, and Whitman Ltd.

Alexander MacDonald fonds

  • MG 3.14
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1850

Fonds consists of correspondence from Christopher MacDonald to his brother Alexander at Black Brook, Mira Road; one letter from Quebec in 1829 and the other from Boston in 1850.

Civil War Letters of Private Norman Boyd

  • MG 3.17
  • Item
  • 1860

Item is a copy of letters written by Pte. Norman Boyd (Boyed) to his mother in Sydney, Cape Breton. The letter is dated 23 October 1860. Pte. Byede was enlisted in the army of the Potomac (American Civil War), Siege Battery "B" joining i...

Archibald A. MacKenzie fonds

  • MG 6.6
  • Fonds
  • 1983

Fonds consists of a selection of songs in Gaelic composed by Archie Alex MacKenzie.

MacKenzie, Archie Alex

James Charles MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.21
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1970

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, speeches Gaelic related materials, activities and initiatives by the Scottish Catholic Society (St. Kentigern Branch) and scrapbooks with newspaper clipping and local news.

MacNeil, James Charles

Miscellaneous Writings in English

Materials include:MacKenzie's English song compositions.A speech for the meeting of the Nova Scotia and Canadian Associations of Social Workers in which his aunt Jane (Sr. Alexandra) was honored.The story of the courtship of shy bachelor Dona...

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.” T...

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 songslist of members of the Caledonian Society, Sydneystory ...

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

Reminiscences of His Children

File contains the following autobiographical stories:My Life on Margaree Island by Mary Margaret MacLellan Long, 1983.Life on Margaree Island, a Challenge by Duncan H. MacLellan.My Years on Margaree Island by Lauranna Maclellan MacDonald.

Rev. John Hugh MacEachen

  • MG 6.67
  • Fonds
  • 1982

Fonds consists of a Gaelic song (with English translation) composed by Father MacEachen on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of St. Margaret's Parish, Broad Cove.

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, ...

The Caledonian Society of Canada

Peggy and Dan Currie Collection of Scottish Dance Music

  • MG 6.78
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1938

Fonds consists of a collection of sheet music and books donated by Peggy and Dan Currie.1. How To Master The Violin (A Practical Guide) By Pavel L. Bylovetzski - (1917)2. The Universal Favourite Contra Dance Album (Reels, Hornpipes, Jigs, etc.) By...


File consists of a reproduction of an article, "Indians Returning the Beads," Cape Breton Highlander, 9 Jan. 1974.

Gaelic Song Clippings

Songs include:“Fionn ri Fearghus” part of a Fenian ballad“Oran an t-Saighdeir” also known as “Oran an t-Seathaich”. Submitted to the Sydney Post Record by someone from Grand Mira, believing it not to have been previously published.Dated July 16, ...

MacInnis, Joseph J.

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, Sco...

Morrison, Neil

James A. MacNeil fonds

  • MG 6.24
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1942

Fonds consists of papers including stories, songs, newspaper clippings and a scrapbook. Papers include:1. “An t-Each Dubh”, a folktale in Gaelic copied down by Jonathan G. MacKinnon from a manuscript of a transcribed story collected by Hector MacL...

MacNeil, James A.

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.

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 attr...

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