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Mulgrave Businesses

  • 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

  • MG 14.208
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1995

Louisbourg was incorporated as a town in 1901, and the
rail link to Sydney was established using its ice-free port. Fishing
and tourism have been the mainstay of the area

Thomas Burke

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

Francis H. C. Stevens

  • 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

  • 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.

Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan

  • MG 15.68
  • Fonds
  • 1975

Fonds consist of the following: part of the original manuscript of Memoirs of a Cape Breton Doctor`` by Dr. MacMillan. Please referto R 464 M45 for published version of the book.

Cape Breton Artists' Association

  • 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).

Centre Bras d'Or

  • MG 15.87
  • File
  • 1985-1993

Centre Bras d'Or files have been arranged in the following order:
A.
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

  • 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

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; 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.

Jonathan MacKinnon Memorial Lecture

  • MG 6.19
  • Fonds
  • 1979

This fonds consists of extracts of a speech given by Rev. Dr. Roderick MacLeod of Berneray, North Uist, Scotland, to commemorate the life and works of Mr. MacKinnon.

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.” This includes the Gaelic transcription of the folktale "Cath nan Eun" by Hughie Dan MacDonnell and mentions other stories and storytellers of the time. MacKinnon also makes mention of well known singers and includes transcriptions of their songs, 1964 Typescript, 155 pages.
    Refer also to bound copy: file FC 2350 S3 M5.
  2. An Appraisal of the Gaelic Collection in Cape Bretoniana. Refer also to bound copy: Reports file - College of Cape Breton. 1964. Hand-written and typescript, 10 pages.
  3. Menus and toasts in Gaelic, and correspondence concerning them. Original, typescript and printed, 27 pages. Two clippings of toasts printed in Scottish newspapers were in the custody of John A. MacDougall.

MacLean, John

  • MG 6.30
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of "The Spanish Treasure Ship of Mull", a story of the "Florida" a galleon of the Spanish Armada which was blown up and sunk off the coast of Mull by Donald Glas MacLean in 1588. The story is closely connected to the story of the "Doideag Mhuilleach" or Mull Witch who was said to have worked for the MacLeans of Duart in using her powers to destroy the ship.

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 songs
  • list of members of the Caledonian Society, Sydney
  • story entitled "Stephen the Spendthrift"
  • passport photo of Mr. MacNeil [#79-1192-4172]

Annie Johnston

  • MG 6.46
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of "An Clachan a b'Aithne Dhomh" : description of life on the Isle of Barra in the 1800s.

Johnston, Annie

MacDougall, Rev. Donald John

  • MG 6.58
  • Fonds
  • 1968

Fonds consists of the Gaelic poem "Druim an-t-Saoghail" with English translation, both versions signed by the author. Because of this poem, MacDougall was awarded the Bardic Crown at the Mod in Dunoon in 1968. Rev. MacDougall of Stirling, Scotland is the author of Braisde Latharna (The Brooch of Lorne).

MacDougall, Rev. Donald John

John Norman MacDonald fonds

  • MG 6.80
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1895

Fonds consists of a number of songs collected by Reverend John Norman MacDonald in the summer of 1952. This manuscript was afterwards borrowed by a John MacRury, another Minister, who unwarrantably copied some of the songs and sent them to be printed in the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness. The songs contained in this manuscript collection were obtained from various sources; many of them were taken down from the recitation of various people in Uist and elsewhere at intervales beginning in the year 1874 up to the present.

A. Manuscript of Gaelic poetry collected in the Outer Islands by Mr. Macdonald in the summer 1852, Glasgow 21 April 1852. (65 p.). Photocopies of original script.

CONTENTS: Texts and Translation of Laiodh Fhraoich -song by Donald MacLean (Domhnall Ban na Camairt) Folio 1, 61.
Fragment with Translation (Fuigheall do sheann Oran) Folio 9
Eulogy on Donald MacDonald (MacIain’ic Sheumais) Folio 10
Waulking Song (‘S mi’ m aonar air a’Leachdainn) Folio 14
Song (tha Ghaoth an Iar cho Caithreamach) Folio 16
Lament for John MacLeod, 6th of Raasay (Ian Garbh) Folio 21
Waulking song (‘S mise thug an Ceannach air Bainne Nighean Domhnaill) Folio 28
Eulogy on Captain Allan MacDonald, of Kingsburgh, by John MacCodrum Folio 32
Eulogy on Ranald MacDonald, 2nd of Milton Folio 35
Lament for Allan Morrison (Ailein Duinn shiubhlainn leat) Folio 41
Song (Maighdeann Mhic Fhearghuis) by Donald MacLellan Folio 44
Eulogy on Robert MacDonald MacIntyre by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 45
Eulogy on Alexander MacDonald, 5th of Vallay, by Donald MacSween Folio 47
Fragment (Latha Dhomh ‘s mi ann an Diuraidh) Folio 48
Song (An Oigh Fholuimte) by Donald Fraser, Rosemarkie Folio 49
Song of the Ossianic Society Folio 51
Verse of the Rev. Roderick MacDonald to John Gordon, 5th of Cluny Folio 52
Rev. John Norman Macdonald Collection MG 6.80
Eulogy of Major Alexander MacDonald, 4th of Vallay, by Alexander MacDonald (An Dall Mor) Folio 53

B. Preface - Rev. Angus MacDonald manuscript collection “Co-chruenneachadh de Dh’Orain, Madh agus sean, a Tomadh Cearn. Le Aougrus Macdhomhuill, Cleareach Chilliurnain, 1895. (3 p.).

Contents: (15 p.). Collection includes photocopies of the original script (212 p.).

Gabriel Sylliboy fonds

  • MG 7A.14
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1942

Fonds consists of correspondence. Gabriel Sylliboy was a Mi'kmaw chief from 1918-1964.

The Highlanders Toast

  • MG 6.4
  • Fonds

Fonds consists of a one page typescript of the Highlanders Toast.

MacNeil, Hector Character Reference

  • 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

Clan MacLeod Society of Cape Breton

  • MG 6.18
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1979

This fonds consists of papers of the Society, including newsletters, minutes of meetings and membership statistics.

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.

Edward Mortimer MacDonald fonds

  • MG 9.2
  • Fonds
  • 1925

Fonds consists of a letter from E.M. MacDonald, Federal Minister of National Defence, to Sister St. Mary of Calvary outlining the government and opposition policies towards defence and Canada's role in imperial foreign policy.

Joseph Lawrence MacDonald fonds

  • 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

  • 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.

MacTalla an Eilean/Island Echoes

  • MG 6.42
  • Fonds
  • 1971

Fonds consists of the script of the first ten programs of "Island Echoes", "MacTalla an Eilean" - 8 May 1971 - 10 July 1971. This program was hosted by Hugh MacKenzie on Radio Station C.B.I., Sydney and later by Norman MacLeod, following Hughie's death.

MacKenzie, Hugh Francis

Gaelic Society of Cape Breton fonds

  • MG 6.50
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1983

Fonds consists of the constitution, by-laws, newsletters, programs, correspondence, addresses, clippings, questionnaires, and reports.

Gaelic Society of Cape Breton

Sterk, Paul

  • MG 07J.001
  • Fonds
  • 1981-1988

This fonds consists of records relating to the architecture in Inverness County and post war immigration of the Dutch to Inverness County. Brother Paul Sterk was born in Deventer, Holland in 1934; in 1954, he came to New Glasgow to teach carpentry with seven other brothers of the Congregation of the Brothers of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows. In 1964, he became Director of students' residence at Mabou and in 1965, Superior of Mary's Hill and the Brother's Farm. In 1987 he retired and returned to Holland in 1993.

William McDonald fonds

  • MG 9.23
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1916

Fonds consists of papers that cover a wide range of subject matter and include correspondence, diary, biographies, probate papers, electoral lists, legal documents, and newspaper clippings. The correspondence is arranged by subject and has been itemized in Finding Aid #1 available below.

McDonald, Willliam

Judge Alexander Hugh MacKinnon fonds

  • MG 9.33
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

Fonds consists of personal correspondence; papers related to Gaelic matters, professional correspondence, labour related papers, speeches, materials related to the Inverness Coal Mine, papers accumulated while on the St. Francis Xavier University Board of Governors, photographs of MacKinnon; and poetry.

MacKinnon, Alexander Hugh

Canso Causeway Construction

  • 77-27-156
  • Item
  • 1954

Item is a photograph of the tide at the Canso Causeway during construction.

Margaret Sybella Brown

  • 77-272-406
  • Item
  • July 1873

Item is a photograph of Margaret Sybella Brown, daughter of R.H. Brown, pictured sitting in a chair.

Margaret Sybella Brown

  • 77-275-409
  • Item
  • 1871-1900

Item is a photograph of Margaret Sybella Brown, daughter of R.H. Brown, who became a Red Cross nurse.

Anne Ethel (Brown) Johnstone

  • 77-281-415
  • Item
  • 1881-1900

Item is a photograph of Anne Ethel (Brown) Johnstone, daughter of R.H. Brown who married Dr. L.W. Johnstone.

Canso Causeway Construction

  • 77-28-157
  • Item
  • 1954

Item is a photograph of the sun setting at the Canso Causeway construction site.

Lewis Johnstone Jr.

  • 77-292-426
  • Item
  • 1897-1930

Item is a photograph of Lewis Johnstone Junior, son of L.W. Johnstone, M.D.

Dr. Lewis Johnstone

  • 77-298-432
  • Item
  • ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of Dr. Lewis Johnstone of Sydney Mines.

Lillian Seward Brown

  • 77-299-433
  • Item
  • Aug-1884

Item is a photograph of Lillian Seward Brown at age 6, seated on an armchair next to her dog.

Stubbert

Lillian Brown

  • 77-300-434
  • Item
  • September 1899

Item is a photograph of Lillian (Lilly) Brown, daughter of R.H. Brown, at approximately age 21.

The Great Fire, Sydney

  • 77-306-440
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of the day after Sydney's Great Fire. View is from the YMCA on the corner of Charlotte and Pitt Street.

The Great Fire, Sydney

  • 77-307-441
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of the day after Sydney's Great Fire. View is from the YMCA on the corner of Charlotte and Pitt Street.

The Great Fire, Sydney

  • 77-313-447
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of the staff of Prowse Bros and Crowell's standing outside of their new building twelve days after Sydney's Great Fire.

Wheeler

Cement Ship Permanencia

  • 77-320-454
  • Item
  • 1920

Item is a photograph of the cement ship "Permanencia," built of concrete in North Sydney in 1920. It was wrecked in the fall of 1922 at St. Pierre, carrying a capacity of 400 tons.

Cement Ship Permanencia

  • 77-321-455
  • Item
  • 1920

Item is a photograph of the cement ship "Permanencia," built of concrete in North Sydney in 1920. It was wrecked in the fall of 1922 at St. Pierre, carrying a capacity of 400 tons.

Coal Mining During the Depression

  • 77-324-458
  • Item
  • ca. 1930

Item is a postcard of coal miners mining on the 'Flats' between Main Street and Brown Street in Sydney Mines.

Glace Bay

  • 77-328-462
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of a large rock at the end of North Street, Glace Bay, showing erosion of the shoreline.

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