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World War II, 1939-1945 With digital objects
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Walter Scott MacFarlane

  • CA BI MG 15.1
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1984

Fonds consists of Poetry and correspondence of Mr. MacFarlane, as well as
several scrapbooks and postcards of WWI.
A. The poem “Springtime in Margaree” was a gift of Sister St. Frances of Rome, C.N.D.
B. Correspondence and papers presented by the MacFarlane Family are arranged as received:

  1. Correspondence and papers pertaining to W. S. MacFarlane’s military service, 1919-1946. Original, 17 items
  2. Military disability pension correspondence and papers, Typescript, 46 pages
  3. Correspondence and papers of and about Peter MacFarlane (brother of W.S.), 1944-1960. Original and typescript, 1 cm
  4. Family and personal correspondence including Letters to the Editor on politics in Inverness County, 1922-1961. Original and typescript, 40 pages
  5. Correspondence from John F. Gillis, mainly about local politics, 1940-1956. Original and typescript, 19 pages
  6. Correspondence concerning appointment of W. S. MacFarlane as Fishery Officer on the Margaree River, 1921. Original, 5 pages
  7. Correspondence from James D. Gillis concerning MacFarlane’s poetry and about a map of the world drawn by Mr. Gillis, 1929-1963. Original, 8 pages
  8. Correspondence pertaining to MacFarlane’s poetry, 1937-1977. Original and typescript, 34 pages
  9. There is no physical folder for B9. January, 1985: #9 removed and incorporated in #19.
  10. Correspondence and papers re copyright of MacFarlane’s poetry, together with the Canada Act respecting copyright, 1952-1956. Typescript and print, 75 pages
  11. Poetry by Various authors, mainly Cape Bretoners. Original, 32 items.
  12. Memorial cards and obituaries for the MacFarlane family, 1881-1967.
  13. Obituaries of 31 Inverness County residents. Clippings
  14. Miscellaneous household invoices and receipts, 1931-1952
  15. Birth certificates for Ann MacFarlane, Walter S. MacFarlane, Last Will of W.S. MacFarlane, 1936, for land at Margaree Forks. Original, 3 items.
  16. Printed material:
    a) St Michael’s Parish Report, 1949
    b) Annual Report, St. Joseph’s Church, South West Margaree, 1962
    c) to m) pamphlets pertaining to servicemen and regulations respecting them, 1919-1945
  17. 22 postcards, mostly World War I period, together with Souvenir Programme 1939-1945 Victory Parade, Saturday, June 8th
  18. Scrapbook of clippings compiled by Jim MacFarlane, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. -- Mainly poetry in English and Gaelic. 1946, held in London, England. 1 page
  19. Additional obituaries of the MacFarlane family, 1931-1963. Original, typescript and print, 15 pages
  20. Obituaries of Inverness County residents. Original and print, 22 pages
  21. Songs of the Valley: The Poetry and Songs of Walter Scott MacFarlane. Original writing, together with galley proof of the book which was published in 1984, edited by Mr. MacFarlane’s niece, Kay MacDonald and his son, Patrick. Original and typescript, 2 cm
  22. Scrapbook of clippings of poetry by Walter MacFarlane. Typescript and prints, 1 cm

MacFarlane, Walter Scott

The advance to Rimini

Item is a map that depicts the Allied advance to Rimini that took place September 3-22, 1944. The map also contains blown-up maps for the fighting at San Martino (September 15-19) and The San Fortunato Ridge (September 19-20).

The Adriatic Sector

Item is a map depicting the Canadian and other Allied movements in the fighting of the Adriatic Sector between November 28, 1943 and January 4, 1944. The map also contains a blown-up map of The Crossing of the Moro and The Battle for Ortona that took place between December 6, 1943 and January 4, 1944.

Sydney Harbour Convoys

  • CA BI 77-416-550
  • Item
  • ca. 1940

Item is a photograph of convoys in Sydney Harbour during WWII.

Stephenson, Leonard

  • CA BI MG 12.197
  • Collection
  • 1826-1979

Collection consists of the following:

Series A

  1. Correspondence regarding St. Anthony’s Church Bell, 1911
  2. League of the Cross (L.O.C.) Dominion, 1930 2 documents

Series B: Memoranda including background information for Mr. Stephenson’s two books.

  1. Proofs of Mr. Stephenson’s two books. 20 pages
  2. Material General Mining Association supplied to miners, 1831-1832. 40 pages.
  3. Company Store Records, 1878-1884, 35 pages.
  4. Miners’ time book and waste book; Materials General Mining Association supplied to miners 1882-1891 66 pages.
  5. Company Store records; time book; waste book 1883-1890 48 pages
  6. Papers including Dominion Town Council election results; Minutes of the first town Council and school board meetings 1906; inventory of Dominion Electric Light Department, 1959. 263 Pages.

Series C: Deeds: Photocopy, 1826-1946 relating to the Bridgeport area, 31 pages, 1 folder.

  1. John Claghan to John Young; L’Indian bay 1826
  2. William the Fourth to William Cadegan, Catherine Stanton, Reardon O’BRIEN, John Handley, John Murphy and John Casey; S.S. Lingan Bay, 1832
  3. John and Bridget Murphy to Roman Catholics - South Side Lingan Bay, 1840.
  4. Walter and Catherine Young to Roman Catholic Episcopate Corporation of Arichat; South Side Lingan Bay, 1869.
  5. Walter and Catherine Young to Roman Catholic Episcopate Corporation of Arichat ; Lingan, 1884.
  6. GMA to Henry Mitchell; Bridgeport, 1890.
  7. Rev. John Cameron to John Phalen, Old Bridgeport, 1900
  8. The Crown to James Cooney, Anastasia Cooney & Ann O’Neal; Between Lingan Basin and Little Glace Bay [Bridgeport], 1878.
  9. Cooney & O’Neil to Joseph Campbell; Bridgeport, 1881
  10. Cooney & O’Neil to Roderick Johnston; Bridgeport 1892
  11. James & Anastasia Cooney to Lawrence O’Neil; Bridgeport 1892
  12. James & Mary Ann Cooney to Ann O’Neil; Bridgeport, 1892
  13. Cooney to Alexander Mc Donald; Bridgeport, 1893
  14. O’ Neil & Cooney to James Mac Neil; Bridgeport, 1893
  15. O’Neil to Cooney; Bridgeport, 1894
  16. Cooney to Annie Crosby; Bridgeport, 1904
  17. Cooney to Alexander Mc Donald; Bridgeport, 1905
  18. Cooney to O’Neil to Dominion Coal Company , Bridgeport, 1917
  19. Cooney to Walter Graham; Main Road leading from Bridgeport to Dominion [Bridgeport] 1932
  20. Daniel Joseph Cooney to Walter Graham; Main Road leading from Bridgeport to
    Dominion [Bridgeport] 1928
  21. Cooney to Alexander N. Mac Neil; Main Road leading from Bridgeport [Bridgeport] 1932
  22. Cooney to Mrs. S.J. Cooney; Main Road Glace Bay to Bridgeport [Bridgeport] 1932
  23. Cooney to Ignatius Mc Intyre; East Side of Phalen’s Rd. [Bridgeport] 1944
  24. Cooney to Alexander M. Mc Neil; Main Rd. Leading from Bridgeport to Dominion [Bridgeport] 1944
  25. Daniel Joseph Cooney to Francis Joseph Mc Mullin; Bridgeport, 1946

Series D: Clippings

  1. Biographical material relating to Dominion; including matters concerned with the
    Second World War; Social news, Churches and Law and Order.
  2. Clippings referring to August Gale, 1873; 1909 Strike; Tramline route, 1914; Bands
    And Orchestras - Michalik, 1927; Polish orchestra, 1927; Roosevelt’s death, 1945;
    VE day riots - Halifax; end of WW II.

Series E: Photographs (See Photograph Collection #25)
Four volumes pertaining to the Town of Dominion and the organization of Mr. Stephenson’s two books: Dominion, Nova Scotia 1906-1981 and souvenir booklet on the History of the Dominion Volunteer Fire Department.

Series F. Scrapbooks:

  1. 1901-1961 Cuttings relation to Dominion, 8cm.
  2. Material relating to Bridgeport and Bridgeport Mine, 3 cm.
  3. Cuttings pertaining to Dominion and Mr. Stephenson 1960's and 1970's
  4. School records, 1888, Mitchell’s School, Photocopies, 7 pages
  5. Cuttings relating to religion (RC) and education in Dominion in mid twentieth century,
    2 cm.
  6. Cuttings from Dominion-New Waterford areas, May-August, 1947, compiled by John
    Mac Kinnon, Dominion, 2cm.

Stephenson, Leonard Fielding

St. Andrew's Church, Judique

  • CA BI 77-438-572
  • Item
  • 1975

Item is a photograph of the war memorial monument at St. Andrew's Church, Judique.

Sicily

Item is a map depicting the movements of the Allied invasion of Sicily that took place July 10 to August 17, 1943.

Romagna

Item is a map that depicts the Allied advance into the Romagna sector between Rimini and Cesena that took place between September 22 and October 20, 1944.

Naval Personnel

  • CA BI 77-411-545
  • Item
  • ca. 1942

Item is a photograph of naval and civilian personnel and the Sydney Harbour defences during WWII.

Naval Personnel

  • CA BI 77-410-544
  • Item
  • ca. 1942

Item is a photograph of naval and civilian personnel and the Sydney Harbour defences during WWII.

Naval Personnel

  • CA BI 77-409-543
  • Item
  • ca. 1942

Item is a photograph of naval and civilian personnel and the Sydney Harbour defences during WWII.

Naval Personnel

  • CA BI 77-412-546
  • Item
  • ca. 1942

Item is a photograph of naval and civilian personnel and the Sydney Harbour defences during WWII.

Montone to the Senio

Item is a map that depicts the Allied advance from Montone to the Senio River that took place between December 2, 1944 and January 5, 1945. The map also contains a blown-up map of the advance to the Valli Di Comacchio that took place from January 2-6, 1945.

Giarratana to Valguarnera

Item is a map depicting the Allied movements from Giarratana to Valguarnera that took place July 14-18, 1943 and includes a blown-up map of Valguarnera offensive that took place July 17 and 18, 1943.

Cape Breton Highlanders Collection

  • CA BI MG 20.5
  • Collection
  • 1910-2000

Collection consists of records related to the Cape Breton Highlanders including documentation spanning a century of service. Various iterations of the unit are included beginning with the 94th Victoria Regiment "Argyll Highlanders," 185th Overseas Battalion Cape Breton Highlanders, Cape Breton Highlanders (World War II), 2nd Battalion, Nova Scotia Highlanders (Cape Breton Highlanders) as well as records of the Cape Breton Highlanders Association. The records focus heavily on activity during World War 2 and post-war service by members of the Association.

Cape Breton Highlanders

Cape Breton Highlanders

Item is a photograph of soldiers from the "A" Company, Cape Breton Highlanders in Bolsward, Holland, celebrating the end of World War II in Germany. The man step dancing in the center is identified as Louis Michael Broussard of Pomquet, N.S. Also identified are Leo ? of New Waterford, Earl [?]ilson of Sydney, Hikam Connelly of Annapolis Valley, McLeod (with fiddle) of Inverness, White of Halifax, and Curtis of Sydney with the rest being unidentified.

Cape Breton Highlanders

  • CA BI 79-979-3959
  • Item
  • 1945

Item is a photograph of Cape Breton Highlanders at VE Day celebrations.

Canadian Naval Chaplains

  • CA BI 77-653-787
  • Item
  • ca. 1940

Item is a photograph of five naval chaplains, with their names featured on the reverse of the photograph.