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Xavier College

  • CA BI 80-139-4319
  • Item
  • 1960

Item is a photograph of the convocation and opening of the arts building at Xavier College, 7 July, 1960.

Timothy Hogan fonds

  • CA BI MG 11.42
  • Fonds
  • 1796-1799

Fonds consists of a copy of a licence to open and keep a school in Sydney, together with certification that Mr. Hogan took oath against Popery.

Sydney Mines High School

  • CA BI 84-1118-15218
  • Item
  • n.d.

Item is a postcard of the high school in Sydney Mines.

Sydney Academy Class

  • CA BI 77-925-1059
  • Item
  • 1905 - 1906

Item is a photograph of the pupils and teachers of Sydney Academy in front of the first Sydney Academy.

Sydney Academy

  • CA BI 80-856-5036
  • Item
  • ca. 1900

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy and photographs of graduating students.

Sydney Academy

  • CA BI 80-169-4349
  • Item
  • 1860

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy.

Sydney Academy

  • CA BI 78-1195-2945
  • Item
  • ca. 1890

Item is a photograph of Sydney Academy when it was located on the corner of George and Dorchester Streets. The railway trestle and the home of the Hon. James McKeagney are visible.

Sydney Academy

  • CA BI 77-922-1056
  • Item
  • 1937 - 1938

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Academy "A" Class teachers and students.

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

Speech Lab, Xavier College

  • CA BI 77-746-880
  • Item
  • ca. 1968

Item is a photograph of Dr. Mary Lynch from the Speech Department of Xavier College with students utilizing the speech labs.

Sister Margaret Beaton

  • CA BI 77-748-882
  • Item
  • 1971

Item is a photograph of Sister Margaret Beaton with a group of Xavier students on the occasion of her receiving her doctorate.

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.

Reminiscences of Beaver Cove

Item is an audio recording of a conversation with Roddie F. Nicholson and John Nicholson.

Song concerning the building of the house

I can write a letter, I can read a letter, and I can send a letter anywhere!

What subjects were taught in school

Did they write well in the back woods?

Mental figuring

What about the cats whiskers?

Tell us all you know about local history

Diseases and cures of the times

Were people brought into build houses?

No one was lazy in those days. No very rich, no very poor.

Could they make a living off the land now as they did in your times?

Diseases such as appendicitus were certain death in those times?

Was there any heavy drinking in those times?

Story of the Jack O Lantern

Nicholson, John

Register for Gaelic Classes in Grand River

  • CA BI MG 6.25
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1955

This fonds consists of the records of attendance and payment for members of a Gaelic class held through Xavier College's Department of Adult Education.

Mrs Archie Kennedy: Early Days of Teaching in Broad Cove, N.S

Item is an audio recording of Mrs. Archie Kennedy. She speaks on life in Broad Cove and Margaree, education in the area, local lore, and prevalence of Gaelic language especially in the church.

Early days at home in Margaree...

Early school days at Captain Allan's House...School books, studies, school hours, discipline, temperature of school room.

"Hard shoes and woolen stockings" Mogans were pulled over the shoes to keep the feet warm.

Story about the "brocan cruaidh"

A day in school...The day started with a prayer, then the pupils stood in a row and read. Next came the spellings. Places of honour were won according to one's ability to spell. This was an ungraded school.

Teachers and method of teaching. The Friday program.

Nothing was learned in Gaelic in the schools.

The Church in Margaree. Prayers and Catechism all learned in Gaelic.

Beaton, Sister Margaret

Louisbourg High School Homecoming '92

  • PAM 4113
  • Item
  • July 1992

Item is the official program for the Louisbourg High School Homecoming in 1992, written by the Louisbourg Heritage Society.

Jamesville School Section

  • CA BI MG 11.34
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1962

Fonds consists of an assessment ledger giving names of taxpayers and teachers, 1878-1888, and related correspondence concerning above ledger (1962).

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

Inverness School, Cape Breton

  • CA BI 77-472-606
  • Item
  • 1914

Item is a photograph of pupils at the Inverness School, Cape Breton. The pupils in the photograph are unidentified.

Holy Redeemer Graduation

Item is a photographic portrait of female graduates from Holy Redeemer School wearing their graduation gowns and holding their diplomas.

Holy Angels Convent

  • CA BI 77-899-1033
  • Item
  • ca. 1895

Item is a photograph of teachers and students outside of Holy Angels Convent.

Holy Angels Convent

  • CA BI 77-408-542
  • Item
  • ca. 1920

Item is a photograph of Holy Angels Convent on George Street, Sydney.

Hill's School, Sydney

  • CA BI 77-185-319
  • Item
  • ca. 1870

Item is a photograph of Mr. John L. Hill and the students of his Charlotte Street school. This early photograph was taken at the corner of Charlotte and Yorke Streets in Sydney, showing students attending school taught by Mr. John L. Hill. Some of the pupils identified in the photo are: Mr. Hill's daughter Anne (later Mrs. George Boggs); Mary Ann Muggah, daughter of Captain Charles Muggah (later Mrs. Colin MacKinnon); John Muggah; James Burchell; his sister, Emma Burchell (later Mrs. Bartlett of Brigus, Newfoundland); Dora Uniacke (later Mrs. Kay); two daughters of Thomas Townsend; William (Mac) MacLeod; and F. Harrington. In the background is the Cossitt House; one of the oldest surviving buildings in Sydney. Today it is a museum operated by the Old Sydney Society on behalf of the Nova Scotia Museum.

Hill's School

  • CA BI 76-35
  • Item
  • ca. 1860

Items are photographs of Mr. John L. Hill and the students of his Charlotte Street school. Also identified are his daughter Anne (later Mrs. George Boggs); Mary Ann Muggah, daughter of Captain Charles Muggah (later Mrs. Colin MacKinnon); John Muggah; James Burchell; his sister, Emma Burchell (later Mrs. Bartlett of Brigus, Newfoundland); Dora Uniacke (later Mrs. Kay); two daughters of Thomas Townsend; William (Mac) MacLeod; and F. Harrington. The photograph was taken at the corner of Charlotte and Yorke Streets.

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