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James Pringle, St. George’s Channel

  • CA BI MG 12.181
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1892

Papers include correspondence, business receipts, legal documents, and deeds:

1.
a. Two letters from C.F. Harrington, MLA, Arichat, regarding politics in the area, a legal action taken by Pringle, and a public meeting regarding building a road to Black River, 1841, 1850.
b. Correspondence regarding debt owed by Hugh McDonald, Big Cove, 1846.
c. Payment of accounts, sale of cattle, 1860.
d. Correspondence regarding James Pringle's lawsuit against Chandler, 1867.
e. Correspondence from Donald McKenzie, teacher in Victoria County, whose salary was 38 pounds per year, 1865.
f. Correspondence from John V. Flynn, MLA, Halifax re purchase of spring Fife wheat at 7/6 bushel, 1870.
g. Correspondence from Hart & Ingraham, Port Hawkesbury regarding purchase of leather, 1870.
h. Correspondence from Tina J. Pringle to her brother George relaying experiences of Cape Bretoners in Boston, 1892.
i. Bill of goods, sale between James Cochran and Ellen Murray, 1855.
j. Correspondence regarding interest on account, 1871.
k. General bill of affairs, from William MacKay to James Pringle, making mention of Captain Wolfe, 1852.
l. Correspondence, 1842.

2.
a. Business receipts of James Pringle, 1833-1874. Some material does not contain discernable dates.
b. Accounts of James Pringle with John McLean, 1845-1861.
c. Accounts of James Pringle, 1865-1866.
d. Account of McDonald Murray with James Pringle, 1843-1857.
e. Account of sales of cattle, sheep and butter to Mr. James Pringle, 1859.
f. Account of James Pringle with M.J.T. MacNeil, River Bourgeois, 1877-1880.

3.
a. Warrant sworn out for arrest of Duncan Murray for theft of violin from James Pringle, 1863.
b. Notice of public meeting of the ratepayers, Section 23, Richmond County for the purpose of electing trustees, 1864.

4.
a. Agreement between the Province of Nova Scotia and James Pringle for road repair between his farm and that of William Urquharts, 1854. Includes envelope.
b. Statement regarding the settlement of debt of Dougald Cameron “Dougaldson” to James Pringle, 1863.
c. Indenture between James Pringle and Robert Hill of Black River, Esquire Executor of the last will and testament of John Ross of Scot’s River, St. George’s Channel, 1864.
d. Draft of Indenture between James and Sarah Pringle to their son, James Jr., for land at St. George’s Channel, 1865.

Pringle, James

First Steam Locomotive in Nova Scotia

  • CA BI 77-169-303
  • Item
  • ca. 1860

Item is a photograph of the first steam locomotive in Nova Scotia, built by Timothy Hackworth in1839. The train ran from Abbron Mines, Stellarton, to Abercrombie.

S.S. Adriatic

  • CA BI 79-22-3002
  • Item
  • Mar-1862

Item is a photograph of the S.S. Adriatic. In the month of March, 1862, when this photograph was taken, the Adriatic became stuck in the ice in North Sydney harbour. The ice was sturdy enough to support the crew as they walked to shore from the ship.

S.S. "Adriatic"

  • CA BI 79-23-3003
  • Item
  • 1862

Item is a photogrpah of the S.S. Adriatic.

Sydney Mines Harbour

  • CA BI 78-108-1858
  • Item
  • ca. 1870

Item is a tinted print of of a view of Sydney Mines harbour.

LeBreton

International Shipping Piers

  • CA BI 77-1570-1704
  • Item
  • ca. 1871

Item is a photograph of the International Shipping Piers on the Esplanade in Sydney.

Gisborne Bridge, Mira River

  • CA BI 77-886-1020
  • Item
  • 1879

Item is a photograph of the Gisborne Bridge, Mira, which was erected in 1875 and burned in 1910.

Gisborne Bridge

  • CA BI 77-315-449
  • Item
  • 1879

Item is a photograph of the Gisborne Bridge with a train crossing it, over the Mira River. There are sailboats visible on the river.

St. Ann's

  • CA BI 79-21-3001
  • Item
  • 1880

Item is a photograph of a ship at dockside in St. Ann's.

C. and S. Swann Locomotive

  • CA BI 77-11-139
  • Item
  • 1886

Item is a photograph of the C. and S. Swann Locomotive which was built at Sydney Mines for the General Mining Association. It was built under the direction of engineer John Elliot.

The Marion at St. Peter's Canal

  • CA BI 78-724-2474
  • Item
  • 1886

Item is a photograph of St. Peter's Canal. Pictured are the locks with the S.S. Marion going through.

Keisel, Theodore

First Train Across Grand Narrows Bridge

  • CA BI 77-847-981
  • Item
  • ca. 1888

Item is a photograph of passengers on an open passenger car, part of the first train to cross the bridge at Grand Narrows.

Sleigh Rides, Sydney

  • CA BI 84-1486-15586
  • Item
  • 1889

Sons of Temperance sleigh ride along Charlotte Street.

Settlers off the "Highland Lass"

  • CA BI 78-1217-2967
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photographic postcard of the surviving settlers who went to Australia and New Zealand with Norman MacLeod on the ship called the "Highland Lass".
Back row, L to R: J. McKay 'Ban' (Napier), D. McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), W. McDonald (Waipu), Dan McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), K. McDonald (Waipu), D.H. McKenzie (Waipu), K. Stewart (Whangarei Hds).
Third row, L to R: Miss J. McKenzie (Waipu), Miss C. McKay (Waipu), Mrs. J.W. Durham (Waipu), A. MacKay 'Ban' (Waipu), N. McKenzie 'Prince' (Waipu), W. McLennan (Waipu), J.R. MacKay (Waipu), Miss E. McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), Mrs. Webster (Waipu), Mrs. R. Campbell (Waipu).
Second row, L to R: H. McKenzie (Waipu), R. Finlayson (Waipu), Mrs. P.H. McKay (Waipu), Mrs. Anderson (Mangere), Mrs. Sheddon (Auckland), Mrs. W. McKenzie (Waipu), Mrs. D. McKenzie 'Prince' (Waipu), Mrs. J. Finlayson (Waipu), Mrs. D. McLeod (Waipu), Mrs. M. McAulay (Waipu).
Front row, L to R: D. McKay 'Ban' (Waipu), Capt. J. McKenzie 'Prince' (Waipu), J. McLean (Waipu), D. Stewart (Whangarei Hds).

Little Bras d'Or Bridge

  • CA BI 77-918-1052
  • Item
  • ca. 1890 - ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the narrow bridge which spanned Little Bras d'Or from Mill Creek to Alder Point.

Gowrie Shipping Pier and Breakwater

  • 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.

Settlers off the "Gertrude"

  • CA BI 78-1215-2965
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photographic postcard of the surviving settlers who went to Australia and New Zealand with Norman MacLeod on the ship called the "Gertrude".
Back row, L to R: J. Morrison (Waipu), J. McLeod (Waipu), Unknown.
Third row, L to R: Capt. J. Smith (Auckland), Mrs. Smith (Auckland), Mrs. Urquhart (Waipu), N. Campbell (Waipu), A. McMillan (Waipu), A. McInnis (Waipu), K. McDonald (Whangarei Hds), J. McMillan (Waipu), A.P. Campbell (Waipu), Miss Mary McKenzie (Waipu).
Second row, L to R: J. Campbell (Three Mile Bush), Mrs. Brooks (Waipu), Miss M. Morrison (Waipu), N.J. Campbell (Waipu), Mrs. M. McDonald (Waipu), Miss M. McMillan (Auckland), Miss M.A. McKay (Waipu), N. McMillan (Auckland), Mrs. J. Cameron (Waipu), D.C. McLennan (Waipu), Mrs. J.M. McKay (Waipu), Miss M. McMillan (Waipu).
Front row, L to R: Mrs. E. McLean (Waipu), Mrs. N. MacLean (Whangarei), Mrs. J. Campbell (Three Mile Bush), M. Buchanan (Kauri), Mrs. N. McLennan (Kauri), Mrs. R. MacKay (Kauri), Miss C. McLennan (Waipu), Mrs. J. Wilson (Whangarei), Miss B. Morrison (Waipu), Mrs. E. McMillan (Waipu), E. McMillan (Waipu), Mrs. McKenzie 'Shoemaker' (Waipu).

Suspension Bridge, Bras d'Or River

  • CA BI 77-917-1051
  • Item
  • ca. 1890 - ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of seven men standing on the narrow suspension bridge spanning the Bras d'Or River from Mill Creek to Alder Point.

Sydney Railway Station

  • CA BI 77-68-202
  • Item
  • 1891-1895

Item is a photograph of the original railway station just after it was built. Staff members are in front of the station.

Coal Engine Passing Under Charlotte Street

  • 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

Coal Shipping Piers

  • CA BI 77-108-242
  • Item
  • ca. 1893

Item is a photograph of shipping piers at the Esplanade.

Neptune

  • CA BI 79-100-3080
  • Item
  • 1894

Item is a photograph of the paddle wheel steamer Neptune, which is docked at a pier in North Sydney N.S.

Baddeck Pier

  • CA BI 79-102-3082
  • Item
  • ca. 1894

Item is a photograph of a pier in Baddeck N.S. Note the un-decked pinky schooner in the right foreground.

Boat Race at Baddeck

  • CA BI 79-103-3083
  • Item
  • 1894

Item is a photograph of pinky boats racing in Baddeck N.S.

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.

"May Queen"

  • CA BI 77-546-680
  • Item
  • ca. 1898

Item is a photograph of the Side Wheeler "May Queen" at Baddeck wharf.

L'Ardent

  • CA BI 80-23-4203
  • Item
  • 1898

Item is a print of L'Ardent, inscribed to M. Bourinot from the officers of the ship. It shows seamen aboard the ship.

S.S. Bruce I

  • CA BI 77-510-644
  • Item
  • 1898

Item is a photograph of the first voyage of the S.S. Bruce I, a passenger boat that sailed between North Sydney and Newfoundland.

Sydney Harbour

  • CA BI 77-734-868
  • Item
  • 1899

Item is a photograph of French dreadnoughts in Sydney Harbour.

International Coal Piers, Sydney

  • CA BI 77-6-135
  • Item
  • ca. 1899

Item is a photograph showing of the old No. 1 pier, known as a bucket loader. The two men standing on the bucket are identified as William and Frank Fitzgerald.

H.M.S. Comus

  • CA BI 79-101-3081
  • Item
  • ca. 1899

Item is a photograph of the HMS Comus which was a Corvette (type of ship) owned the British Royal Navy. The photograph was taken in Baddeck N.S. and the ferry The Marion is visible in the background also.

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.

H.M.S. Pelican

  • CA BI 77-389-523
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the H.M.S. Pelican, which launched in April 1877 and sunk in 1933.

Kazanjian, Kaiden

Pictou Shipyard

  • CA BI 78-169-1919
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of a shipyard in Pictou, Nova Scotia.

John Gibson

  • CA BI 79-106-3086
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of the barque John Gibson which weighed 314 tons and was built in Little Bras D'Or in 1875.

Pathfinder

  • CA BI 79-49-3029
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the Pathfinder, a 66 ton vessel that was built in Kingston N.B in 1879.

Wooden Boat

  • CA BI 79-77-3057
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of a hung unidentified wooden boat.

Wooden boat

  • CA BI 79-76-3056
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of a hung unidentified boat.

Raising and Launching of Ship

  • CA BI 79-75-3055
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is an illustration of the raising and launching of a ship.

Ship Spars

  • CA BI 79-74-3054
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is an Illustration of men building ship spars and attaching them to the ships hull.

Aerial View of Ship Deck

  • CA BI 79-73-3053
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is an Illustration of the aerial view of a ship deck, there are some men that are building the upper deck of the ship.

Planking

  • CA BI 79-71-3051
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is an illustration of planking; which is a shipbuilding technique.

Glace Bay Miners Museum

  • CA BI 79-65-3045
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of a landscape shot of an unknown town bordering the sea, with some ships sailing within the water.

The Gazelle

  • CA BI 79-59-3039
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of the schooner the Gazelle.

St Peter's Canal

  • CA BI 79-54-3034
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of St. Peter's canal which is filled with ships passing through.

Captain Lorway's Barque

  • CA BI 79-50-3030
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of a painting of Captain John Lorway's barque on the open sea. The Barque sailed from London to Halifax in 1883.

Unidentified Ship

  • CA BI 79-81-3061
  • Item
  • 20th century

Item is a photograph of an unidentified ship.

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