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Thomas J. Brown fonds
MG 21.48 · Fonds · 1820 - 1939

Fonds consists of Brown’s collection of mining documents, the manuscript for his book, Place Names of Nova Scotia as well as an undated mining manuscript. Also included is a copy of the poem The Mayflower, the book Gaelic Lessons for Beginners, a scroll addressed to E.G. McKay, a leather nameplate, newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Brown, Thomas James
General Mining Association
CA BI MG 14.19 · Fonds · 1827-1900

The General Mining Association, a Branch of the London
firm of Rundell, Bridge and Rundell, was granted a monopoly on
the Nova Scotian coal reserves by the Duke of York in 1827. The
monopoly was rescinded in 1857, but operations continued until

  1. The mines on the southern side of the Sydney Coalfield
    were taken over between 1893 and 1900 by the Dominion Coal
    Company. Operations on the northern side of the Sydney
    Coalfield were purchased by the Nova Scotia Steel and Coal
    Company in 1900. This documentation includes an extensive
    collection: workmen
Dr. Thomas E. Jeans
CA BI 77-369-503 · Item · ca. 1867

Item is a photographic portrait of Dr. Thomas E. Jeans, the first G.M.A. doctor from 1829-1867.

CA BI 77-585-719 · Item · ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of the Gowrie Shipping Piers and Breakwater in Port Morien, Nova Scotia. There are several ships and small boats in the harbour.

CA BI 77-167-301 · Item · 1893

Item is a photograph of a coal engine passing under Charlotte Street. Originally the Glasgow & Cape Breton Railway, by 1893 the Fairlie narrow-gauge locomotive was operated by the Sydney & Louisbourg Railway.

Umlah Studios
Port Bevis Shipping Piers
CA BI 79-473-3453 · Item · 1896

Item is a photograph of the Victoria Gypsum Mining and Manufacturing Co. Ltd. pier with ships at anchor.

Dominion Coal Co.
CA BI 77-14-141 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens at the Steel Plant in Sydney; the coal is being shipped to the coke ovens.

Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine
CA BI 77-58-192 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Glace Bay Mining Co. Engine, featuring E.P. Archibal and three employees.

Men Descending Shaft
CA BI 77-699-833 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph showing nurses going down into the shaft at IB Colliery, Glace Bay.

CA BI 77-895-1029 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of a group of persons inspecting the #20 colliery in Glace Bay. The individuals are identified in the front row from left to right as Ernie Beaton, Tommy Hay, Unidentified, Lawrence Doucet, and Unidentified. The individuals in the back from left to right are Unidentified, Unidentified, Unidentified, and Neil Coldwell.

Caledonia #4 Colliery
CA BI 77-709-843 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Caledonia #4 Colliery being demolished.

Coal and Coke
CA BI 77-15-142 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of coal being shipped to coke ovens at the Sydney Steel Plant.

Coal Shipping Pier
CA BI 79-96-3076 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of a coal shipping pier in Sydney N.S, situated north of Falmouth St.

Dominion #6 Generator
CA BI 78-139-1889 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the generator for the Dominion #6 mine.

Coal Shipping Pier
CA BI 79-107-3087 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of a coal shipping pier in Sydney N.S, situated north of Falmouth St.

Richard Henry Brown
CA BI 77-743-877 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of Richard Henry Brown who replaced his father as manager of the G.M.A.C.

CA BI 79-1163-4143 · Item · ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the bankhead and colliery buildings at Inverness Railway and Coal. Co..

Miners, Dominion #3
CA BI 80-17-4197 · Item · 1901

Item is a photograph of workers opening Dominion #3 slope at Wabana, Newfoundland.

W.L. Libbey
CA BI 80-704-4884 · Item · 1901

Item is a photograph of W.L. Libbey, the president of the Mining Society from 1899 to 1901.

Coal Pier, North Sydney
CA BI 77-131-265 · Item · 1902

Item is a photograph of the low coal piers in North Sydney.

Coal Pier, North Sydney
CA BI 77-130-264 · Item · 1902

Item is a photograph of the high coal piers in North Sydney.

Cornelius Shields
CA BI 80-705-4885 · Item · 1903

Item is a photograph of Cornelius Shields, president of the Mining Society from 1902 to 1903.

Miners (boys) at Caledonia
CA BI 80-5-4185 · Item · ca. 1903

Item is a photograph of boy miners at Caledonia, taken after their shift had finished and they had changed into casual wear.

Standing in the second row, left to right: Jim Wadden, Peter Jobes and Tim Wadden
In the front row, left to right: (seated) Tius Tutty, Fred Wadden, Bill MacKenzie, (standing) F.K. Wadden.
Off to the left is Allie MacKenzie, and behind him Tom Wadden.

C.H. Dimick
CA BI 80-706-4886 · Item · 1904

Item is a photograph of C.H. Dimick, president of the Mining Society from 1903 to 1904.

Jamesville Pump
CA BI 77-149-283 · Item · ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the Jamesville Pump, brought from England by G.M.A. Princess Pit, Sydney Mines.

Gypsum Quarry at St. Ann's
CA BI 79-472-3452 · Item · 1906

Item is a photograph of a group of miners, horses and carts, and boxcars at the St. Ann's Gypsum Quarry.

Coal Mining in Glace Bay
CA BI 79-453-3433 · Item · 1906

Item is a photographic postcard of a miner operating a long wall machine.

Coal Mine, Dominion
CA BI 78-105-1855 · Item · 1907

Item is a postcard of the coal colliery in Dominion, Cape Breton during the wintertime. There are train cars filled with coal on the tracks in the postcard as well.

CA BI 76-102 · Item · 1909

Item is a photograph of the first draeger crew formed in North America; the crew was formed at the No. 2 and No. 9 collieries, Glace Bay.
Front row: John Joe MacNeil, Mr. Fergie, Norman MacKenzie. Middle row: Dan "Storey" MacDonald, Joe Campbell, Thomas Turner, James MacMahon, Unknown, Roddie "Heenan" MacDonald, Matt MacAdam, Dan MacGillivary, Gilbert Darroch, Alex T. MacNeil, Mick Steele.
Back row: Harry Miller, Vannie Nicholson, John MacLean, John Robinson, Dan W. "Kink" McDonald, Unknown, Unknown Evan Prothero, Unknown.

Bras d'Or No. 4 Colliery
CA BI 77-596-730 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of the employees of the #4 Colliery, Bras d'Or, Cape Breton. Robert Dickson, manager, is highlighted in the photograph.

Limestone Quarrie
CA BI 77-67-201 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of railcars, tracks, and miners at the limestone quarry in Point Edward.

CA BI 77-42-171 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph showing the limestone quarries and plant of the Dominion Iron and Steel Corporation (DISCO) in Marble Mountain, Cape Breton.

Main Street, Glace Bay
CA BI 77-90-225 · Item · 1910-1930

Item is a hand-coloured postcard of Main Street, Glace Bay. The general warehouse of the Dominion Coal Company is marked with an "x."

Dominion Coal Co. Staff
CA BI 77-1147-1281 · Item · 1910

Item is a photograph of members of the Dominion Coal Company Staff. The names of the people featured in the photographs are listed on the back.

CA BI 77-39-168 · Item · ca. 1911

Item is a reproduction of a photograph of the general offices and laboratory of the Dominion Iron and Coal Company in Glace Bay.

CA BI 77-1250-1384 · Item · 1912

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Colliery No. 2 in Glace Bay from the souvenir album "Souvenir of Cape Breton." The colliery is seen across water.

Jubilee Shaft
77-128-262a · Item · 1912

Item is a photograph of Jubilee Colliery, during the sinking of shaft in 1912.

Coal Mine (unidentified)
91-562-22523 · Item · [ca. 1912]

Item is a panoramic photograph of a coal mine. At left are Sydney & Louisbourg Railway coal cars and coal conveyors; at right is a power plant.

Dodge, H. O.
CA BI 77-339-473 · Item · 1913

Item is a photograph of the Coal Company office staff in Glace Bay, showing the interior of the office building. The names of the staff members are included on the reverse of the photograph: Alex T. Mc Lellan, William Hodges, A.D. Mc Cuish, A.S. Mc Neil, Fred Simonson, Peter Nicholson, Jas. D. Maxwell, Thomas Farrell (back), John Mc Eachern (back), John Mc Dougall, Ernie Beaton, Chas. Compton, Theo J. Cribb.

Mabou Mines
86-01-16089 · Item · ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of the surface plant at Mabou Coal Mines.

Mabou Mines
86-03-16091 · Item · ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of the Mabou Coal Mines shipping pier. There is text written on the reverse, "J.G.S. Hudson Cape Breton Series."

Mabou Coal Mines
86-02-16090 · Item · ca. 1915

Item is a photograph of the loading pier and general mining office at Mabou Coal Mines. There is text written on the reverse, "J.G.S. Hudson Cape Breton Series."

CA BI 80-31-4211 · Item · 1916

Item is a photograph of the "Princess" Colliery, Sydney Mines. The "Princess" Colliery operated from 1875-1975, and the mine produced more than 22 million tons of coal during its 100 years of operation.