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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.

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.

Percy Charles Willmot fonds

  • 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

Canada Registration Board fonds

  • 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

  • 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

Sydney Firemen

  • 76-101
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of ten firemen in uniform standing before a decorated float. There is a sailboat in the background.

James MacDonald

  • 76-104
  • Item
  • 1910-1920

Item is a photograph of James MacDonald, Esq. a city clerk from 1924 to 1949.

Reverend P. Fiset

  • 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

  • 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

  • 76-126
  • Item
  • 1955

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

Canso Causeway Opening

  • 76-128
  • Item
  • 1955

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

St. Paul's Church, Glace Bay

  • 76-17
  • Item
  • 1910-1920

Item is a hand-colored postcard featuring St. Paul's Church in Glace Bay.

Wentworth Park

  • 76-20
  • Item
  • 1910-1920

Item is a hand-colored postcard featuring Wentworth Park, Sydney (N.S.).

Ferry Wharf, Sydney

  • 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.

S.S. Bruce I Entering North Sydney Harbour

  • 76-3
  • Item
  • 1898

Item is a photograph of the S.S. Bruce I entering North Sydney harbour at full steam on its maiden voyage as the marine connection between North Sydney and Newfoundland.

Stout House

  • 76-36
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Stout House, which was originally located at 75 North Charlotte Street, adjacent to Cossitt House. It was later demolished by the Department of National Health [date of demolition unknown].

Written on the reverse of the photograph:
"N. Charlotte Street House north of Cossitt House 75 Charlotte St. Destroyed to build the Dept. of Health Bldg.
Land deeded 1787 to John Storey. Uninhabited 1795.
Storey to Braion 1800
Deeded to R. Stout 1814, 1817
Willed to Martha Stout 1819
M. Stout to Patrick Slattery 1823
C. E. Leonard took possession 1839
Peter Leonard sells strip of property to Jno. Lorway 1859
Peter Leonard estate to widow & children
Wm Leonard- son Mary Patterson- daughter 1864
Leonard and Patterson to Jas. Williams 1868 > Leonard squat bet. these times
Wm. Leonard bequeaths to wife 1902
Eliz. Leonard to son, Joseph; grandson, Edward 1926
Ed & Josephine Leman (wife) to Joseph Leonard 1944
See Church map, 1864
Block B Lot #
"Stout House""

St. Peter's Canal

  • 76-4
  • Item
  • 1886

Items are three photographs of a sailing ship passing through St. Peter's Canal.

Sydney's Great Fire

  • 76-43
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of a view of the ruins left by the Great Fire of 1901 on the west side of Bentinck Street from Wentworth to Prince. The buildings destroyed there were: Robert Ingraham House, Dillon Dwelling, Woodill House, Rudderham House, Conway Building (now Ingersall Road).

Sydney's Great Fire

  • 76-47
  • Item
  • 1901

Item is a photograph of the ruins of Charlotte Street, both sides of the street, as viewed from Prince Street.

Trinity Anglican Church, Sydney Mines

  • 76-52
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Items are two photographs of the Trinity Church Sydney Mines. a: Item is a photograph of the bell and cross from the old Trinity Church; they were removed from the old church on Shore Road to the new location in Sydney Mines. b: Item is a photograph of the interior of Trinity Church, Sydney Mines, taken from the centre aisle looking toward the alter.

Reverend Peter Nearing

  • 76-64a
  • Item
  • 1964

Items are photographs of
a: The C.W.L. reception for Fr. Peter Nearing a few days before his departure for San Paals, Brazil.
b: Portrait of appxoimately one hundred and twenty priests attending a retreat in Antigonish, June 1964.

50th Anniversary Holy Heart Seminary

  • 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.

Most Reverend Alexander MacDonald

  • 76-69
  • Item
  • ca. 1923

Items are photographs of
a: Reverend Alexander MacDonald and a group of approximately forty East Asian children and young adults.
b: A portrait of Reverend Alexander MacDonald.

Beech Hill

  • 76-93
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

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.

Richmond District, Halifax Explosion

  • 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.

North Street Station, Halifax Explosion

  • 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

  • 76-92
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

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

Library in Beech Hill

  • 76-94
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the library in Beech Hill, the home of Richard H. Brown, manager of the General Mining Association.

Presbyterian Church

  • 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.

School Basement, Halifax Catastrophe

  • 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.

Rolling Stock, Halifax Catastrophe

  • 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.

Group Photo, Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit

  • 77-1081-1215
  • Item
  • 1936

Item is a photograph of a group of men and women at the Province of Nova Scotia Exhibit, Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto that ran from August 28 - September 12, 1936.

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