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Reverend P. Fiset
CA BI 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
CA BI 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
CA BI 76-126 · Item · 1955

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

Canso Causeway Opening
CA BI 76-128 · Item · 1955

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

Ferry Wharf, Sydney
CA BI 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.

Sydney's Great Fire
CA BI 76-43 · Item · 1901

Item is a photograph of a view of the ruins left by the Great Fire on the west side of Bentinck Street from Wentworth to Prince. The fire that started in a Charlotte Street shop would destroy 67 buildings, leave 31 families homeless, and cause over $500,000 in damage. The Robert Ingraham House, Dillon Dwelling, Woodill House, Rudderham House, and the Conway Building (now Ingersall Road) were all destroyed in the fire. However, the building seen on the left hand side of the photograph is still standing today, as well as the Khattar home and Khattar Law Offices.

Kelly and Dodge
CA BI 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.

Beech Hill
CA BI 76-93 · Item · ca. 1890

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. Beech Hill, also known as the Richard Brown House, was built in 1828 and registered as Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Property in 1985.

CA BI 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.

CA BI 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
CA BI 76-92 · Item · ca. 1900

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

Presbyterian Church
CA BI 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.

CA BI 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.

CA BI 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.

CA BI 77-1026-1160 · Item · ca. 1918

Item is a photograph of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion of 1917. This picture shows the motor fire engine "Patricia" after the explosion.

R.R. Stations
CA BI 77-109-243 · Item · 1911

Item is a photograph of a fire on the roof of the railroad station on Dodd St., Sydney.

CA BI MG 14.113 · Fonds · 1876 - 1962

Fonds consists of records documenting the history and operations of the North Sydney Western Union Telegraph Company. Records include an early inventory of the property from 1876, employee listings and collections, telegrams and a cash book, general history and various technical publications and sketches. The fonds also includes a significant portion of the Western Union Housing Committee minute books and property agreements.

Western Union Telegraph and Cable Company North Sydney
Hugh MacLennan fonds
CA BI MG 14.190 · Fonds · 1862-1922

Fonds consist of cash books, ledgers, account books, and day books of MacLennan's general store operation.

MacLennan, Hugh
Fred G. MacDonald Fonds
CA BI 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.

CA BI 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
CA BI 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
CA BI 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.

CA BI 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]
CA BI MG 12.198 · Fonds · 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.
Stella Mann Fonds
CA BI MG 12.224 · Fonds · 1858-1987

Fonds consists of textual records and photographs that were collected and created by the Mann familiy, including information about Gabarus residents who were involved in World War 1.

Mann, Stella
CA BI MG 14.5 · Fonds · 1927-1938

Fonds consists of original documents describing Inverness Board of Trade proceedings from between 1927 to 1938.

Town of Dominion
CA BI MG 14.12 · Fonds · 1906-1990

Records of the Town of Dominion; includes Town Council Minutes, ledgers, school board and police reports, teachers board minutes, rate, assessment, and tax rolls, as well as electric and liquor ledgers.

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.

Cap-Rouge, Cape Breton
CA BI 77-1490-1624 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the "Rig-Wash" in Cap-Rouge, Cape Breton.

CA BI 77-161-295 · Item · 1935

Item is a photograph of people viewing a display of Mi'kmaw people at Victoria Park during Old Home Week.

Burchell House
CA BI 77-1616-1750 · Item · ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of the Burchell home, located on the North Esplanade, Sydney.

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
CA BI 77-170-304 · Item · 1912

Item is a photograph of the sinking of the Jubilee Colliery in Sydney Mines in July of 1912.

Court House, Arichat
CA BI 77-172-306 · Item · 20th century

Item is a photograph of the court house in Arichat, Cape Breton.

Rev. D.M. MacAdam
CA BI 77-173-307 · Item · ca. 1860

Item is a photographic portrait of Rev. D.M. MacAdam, pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Sydney.

Post Office, North Sydney
CA BI 77-1532-1666 · Item · ca. 1925

Item is a photograph of the post office on Queen Street in North Sydney.

Troops Embarking at Halifax
CA BI 77-1538-1672 · Item · 1914-1918

Item is a photographic postcard of a number of troops embarking in Halifax during WWI. Soldiers in full uniform are visible on the upper and lower decks of the boat while onlookers, mostly in day wear, are visible on the dock.

Lake O'Law
CA BI 77-1546-1680 · Item · 1938

Item is a postcard of Lake O'Law.

Charlotte Street, Sydney
CA BI 77-1571-1705 · Item · ca. 1918

Item is a photograph of Charlotte Street, looking north from Wentworth, with the photographer standing on Charlotte Street between Prince and Wentworth Street.