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Series · [1783], [ca. 1915-1969]
Part of Annabel (Siteman) Ells fonds
Series forms part of the Annabel (Siteman) Ells fonds and consists of excerpts and clippings from various newspapers including the Family Herald, notes from Pictou County newspapers, and stories taken from various magazines. The majority of the clippings and notes refer to various Eastern Shore families but also include clippings about locations like Halifax and Dartmouth as well as schools, poems, recipes, church and local history, and notes on vessels that shipped along the Eastern Shore. Also includes vital records. In addition, series contains a German pamphlet from 1923 entitled Das Hakenkreuz, a copy of the statement of Fred Gerhardt regarding the destruction of the Potentate by German submarine in 1918, petitions, and correspondence including one love letter to a young Annabel from Dewey McElmon in 1915 which still contains a lock of hair. Accession number: 2013.066
Arts and recreation
Series · [ca. 1870]- 1950
Part of Laura F. Stoddard family fonds
Series is part of the Laura F. Stoddard family fonds and consists of three envelopes of quilt patterns and seven cards with instructions for various dance steps including the waltz quadrille, polka quadrille, first sett quadrilles, military polka, Saratoga lancers, lancers, and the Caledonia quadrille. Series also includes two watercolour paintings by H. Brownhill. Harold Brownhill of Halifax was registered at the Stoddard Hotel on August 25, 1946. Both paintings features landscapes and one shows the Clam Harbour Church with the original steeple. Series also includes a photograph of one of the paintings. Harold Brownhill was born in 1887 in Sheffield, England and married Eugenie Mason of Halifax on July 10, 1916. Harold worked as an accountant and they had five children: Donald Hugh, Eugenie, Hazel, Douglas Sydney, and Roberta Grace. Series also consists of one poem by Burns Marks of Ship Harbour entitled Good Hopes in Britain’s Pride. Burns ‘Austin’ Marks was born July 14, 1898 in Ship Harbour. His parents were Catherine Caroline Quinn and Martin Gay Black Marks of Ship Harbour. Burns Marks died July 14, 1964 in Halifax. He was known locally as a poet and wrote many other poems related to local history and residents. Series also consists of one brochure for Camp Charlotte, Ship Harbour Lake. The brochure asks interested visitors to book through a Miss Helen R. Saunders and Miss Annie G. Creighton, USA. Camp Charlotte was just an idea that never actually came to be, no camp was established. Accession number: 2013.010
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Item is a pamphlet outlining a plan submitted by the Secretary of the Military Hospitals and Convalescent Homes Commission to provide employment to servicemen upon their return to Canada. The report outlines the need for governments to provide new employment opportunities and training for those who have returned from World War 1 service with disabilities. PAM 533