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John Smith
CA BI MG. 15.36 · Fonds · 1954

Fond consists of a folk tale, “Every Dog has His Day” in which the author uses names of people living in Shenacadie.

CA BI GSB8 · Item · 1956

Item is an article from an academic journal on the folk song tradition on South Uist.

CA BI T-6 · Item · 1963

File consists of an audio recording of an oral history of early Scottish settlers in the Big Pond area; mentions Mi'kmaq in the East Bay area.

What were the Bras D'or Mission?
Early history of the MacIntytres of Big Pond (N.S.)
The Church of East Bay
Who was Malcolm MacLellan?
What do you know about the MacLeods who were among MacLellan's students?
Why was the East Bay school Started? East Bay school started in 1825...
What men were prepared for the Seminary?
What about the Industries of early Cape Breton?
The schools in Big Pond (N.S.) were attended by sixty pupils in 1862.
From Big Pond (N.S.) they came to Sydney (N.S.) Academy for grade ten.
Was East Bay the first parish
Briefly discuss Parish activities?
Tell us about the Protestant settlers...
How did the four Seminarians travel to Rome?
Was there much traffic on the Bras D'or Lakes in those days?
Would you care to speak about the Mi'kmaq?
Where did the early people get the animals - horses, cows, sheep, etc.
What about food - ammunition?
Ceilidh in those days was most enjoyable...
What do you believe of the Bocain
Do you remember any of the remedies early settlers used

Frank F. Robertson
CA BI MG 15.22 · Fonds · 1919-1983

In 1942, Frank Robertson initiated a job printing business in New Waterford which he operated until 1966. In 1968, he joined the Cape Breton Bird Society and soon began writing his weekly column For the Birds for the Cape Breton Post. In 1978 he began a series for CBC.

Papers include:

  1. Correspondence and papers pertaining to publication of an anthology of verse by Cape Breton authors, 192-1930. Original and typescript, 2 cm.
  2. “For the Birds”, a newspaper column by Mr. Robertson, 22 November 1969 to May 1976. Typescript and clippings (5 folios), 11 cm.
  3. Clipping: “Elves refuse to Give up Blackett’s Lake Home”, 1928
Richard MacKinnon Collection
CA BI MG 11.59 · Collection · 1984

Fonds consists of survey cards relating personal folklore events and include accounts of forerunners, folk medicine and strange events experienced by relatives and friends of the students of the Folklore 100 class taught by Dr. MacKinnon.

MacKinnon, Richard
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