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North Sydney Woman

  • 78-273-2023
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of a woman belonging to the Bown family standing on a dirt road in North Sydney.

General Hospital, Glace Bay

  • 76-19
  • Item
  • 191-?

Item is a postcard depicting the General Hospital in Glace Bay, N.S. as it stood in the early 20th century.

Victoria Road

  • 83-6386-13686
  • Item
  • [192-]

Item is a street view of the northern end of Victoria Road in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Victoria Road

  • 83-6385-13685
  • Item
  • [192-]

Item is a postcard depicting the Victoria Road subway in Whitney Pier, N.S.

Wedding of Bill and Agnes

Item is a photograph of a wedding party at the Ukrainian Church on West Street. Pictured left to right: Clarence Landry, unknown, Bill Ojolick, Agnes Orychock, Anne Ojolick, and Charlotte Orychock.

Skating, Sydney

  • 97-654-28502
  • Item
  • ca. 194-?

Item is a photograph of people skating on an outdoor skating rink, possibly in the Ashby area, Sydney.

New Year's Dance

Item is a photograph of women at Annie Redmond's home on Morrison Street. Pictured left to right: Stella Paruch, Annie Tynski Redmond, Sonia Wroblewski Rippa, and Nellie Tynski.

Archibald Beaton fonds

  • MG 12.31
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

Fonds consists of correspondence of Archibald Beaton, Donald MacDonald and Rev. Ronald Beaton in Rome. Letters deal with the opening of the coal mines at Broad Cove in the late 1890s, a description of Rome, and the ordering of a set of bagpipes as...

Beaton, Archibald

Rita Joe

  • 00-03-29989
  • Item
  • 199-?

Item is a photograph of Rita Joe reading to a small group of people.

Terra Nova

  • MAP 501
  • Item
  • 1600

Item is an early map of Eastern Canada. Bertius derived this map from Petrus Plancius' map of North America (1594), which documented Newfoundland as a single island for the first time.

Bertius, Pertrus

Nova Francia et Regiones Adiacentes

  • MAP 686
  • Item
  • 1633

Item is the first printed map to include an accurate depiction of Prince Edward Island, and the earliest depiction of a north-south orientated Lake Champlain. Cape Breton placenames reflect important harbours used for seasonal fishing such as Niga...

Laet, Johannes de

Isola di Capo Breton

  • MAP 691
  • Item
  • 1690

Item is a page from Coronelli's atlas, "Isolario Dell'Atlante Vento" featuring an engraving of 17th century Cape Breton Island.

Coronelli, Vincenzo

Nieuwe koart van Terre Neuf en Nieuw Schotland

  • MAP 248
  • Item
  • 1703

Map by engraver Herman Moll showing fishing resources of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence during early 18th century. This map depicts shared international fishing banks before the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713 created geo-politic...

Moll, Herman

James Bryson (J.B.) McLachlan Collection

  • MG 19.19
  • Collection
  • 1744-1941, predominant 1904-1936

Collection consists of artifacts, two volumes of Karl Marx, a child's cap, and a block of salt; McLachlan's personal library of books that he owned consisting of socialist, communist, religious, and labour material; and textual records t...

McLachlan, James Bryson

Carte de L'Isle Royale 1744

  • MAP 711
  • Item
  • 1744

This item is a hand-coloured map of Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island) by Jacques Nicolas Bellin from the Petit Atlas Maritime published in 1764. During the French colonial period, permanent settlement on Isle Royale grew to 4000. This map shows cha...

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Map of New England and Nova Scotia

  • MAP 247
  • Item
  • 1758

Item is a map of New England and Nova Scotia showing Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island situated in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The map includes identified fishing banks.

Kitchin, Thomas


  • MAP 688
  • Item
  • 1761

Item is an 18th century map of Canada was produced late in Kitchin's career and engraved by John Gibson. Gibson and Kitchin worked together on a number of projects during their lives.

Kitchin, Thomas

Port de Louisbourg dans l'Isle Royale

  • MAP 805
  • Item
  • 1764

This map was originally part of Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime" showing French fortifications destroyed during the 1758 siege.

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Isle Royale

  • MAP 707
  • Item
  • 1764

Item is an 18th century map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Acadie from Bellin's "Petit Atlas Maritime."

Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Hill Family fonds

  • MG 2.2
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1886

Fonds consists of correspondence, appointments and commissions, diaries and Hill family genealogies. It also includes letters from James Whitney Jones and John Whyte.

Cossitt Family fonds

  • MG 2.1
  • Fonds
  • 1785-1976

Fonds consists of a letter book, legal documents, correspondence, and a report.

Robin, Jones & Whitman Ltd. fonds

  • MG 14.55
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1983

Fonds consists of original accounting ledgers, day books, letterbooks, judgement books, catalogues and indices related to the operations of the Robin Jones and Whitman company and its predecessors. This material dates from 1823-1983 and was create...

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...

Ranna Cossit

  • 08-02-30021
  • Item
  • ca. 1795

Item is a miniature portrait of Ranna Cossit. He was the first Anglican minister in Sydney and the founder of St. George's Church.

Mrs. John Barrington

  • 77-622-756b
  • Item
  • ca. 1800

Item is a photograph of Mrs. John Barrington.

Reverend Daniel Doyle

  • 76-56
  • Item
  • 19th Century

Item is a photograph of Father Dan Doyle, curate of Sacred Heart Church in Sydney.

Capt. Charles Barrington

  • 77-622-756
  • Item
  • ca. 1800

Item is a photograph of Captain Charles Barrington, a resident of Barrington Park, Sydney Mines.

J.F.W. DesBarres

  • 76-111
  • Item
  • ca. 1820

Item is a photograph in watercolour of J.F.W. DesBarres as an old man.

Anderson Family fonds

  • MG 12.232
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1953

Fonds consists of the personal papers of Alexander Anderson and his descendants, including a collection of legal documents, land holdings, deeds, and papers of Capt. A/Major Percival William Anderson.

Anderson, Alexander

Stephenson, Leonard

  • MG 12.197
  • Collection
  • 1826-1979

Collection consists of the following:Series A1. Correspondence regarding St. Anthony’s Church Bell, 19112. League of the Cross (L.O.C.) Dominion, 1930 2 documentsSeries B: Memoranda including background information for Mr. Stephenson’s two books....

Stephenson, Leonard Fielding

Donald Cameron MacDonald fonds

  • MG 12.125
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1970

Fonds consist of correspondence relating to MacDonald's private, business, and civic life including probate papers, will, deeds, and other legal documents, land papers, genealogical information, clippings relating to Inverness history, Gaelic...

MacDonald, Donald Cameron

Elizabeth Lichenstein Johnstone

  • 77-574-708
  • Item
  • ca. 1840

Item is a photograph of a picture of Elizabeth L. Johnstone, author of "Recollections of a Georgia Loyalist." She was born in 1764 and died in 1848.

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