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Fonds · 1939-1943
Fonds consists of financial records of St. John's Anglican Church, Oyster Pond, N.S., and includes a book listing donations received by the church with the names of the donors, collections information, records of money received from hall rentals, and other income sources. The book also records money paid to the minister and other miscellaneous expenses for the years 1941 to 1943. Some transactions and calculations are also recorded on loose sheets of paper. Also included are receipts from wholesale merchant P.H. Weary for hardware, oil, and other supplies, as well as a 1940 tax notice and receipt from the Municipality of the County of Halifax and a note requesting payment of insurance fees. 2010.007
Lester V. Macdonald fonds
Fonds · ca. 1820s - 1980s, predominant 1950s -1970s
Fonds consists of ledgers pertaining to the operation of Macdonald Garage and Equipment, Sherbrooke (1927-1951), one accounts ledger for the 19th-century Sherbrooke merchant Alexander Macdonald that lists the names of numerous St. Mary's area residents along with their occupation, goods purchased, and payments made, either cash or in-kind (ca. 1850-1860). Reports, files, meeting minutes, and correspondence relating to the development of Sherbrooke Village Restoration and the work of the Sherbrooke Restoration Commission. Reports, files, meeting minutes, and correspondence relating to the work of the St. Mary's Development Association. Reports and correspondence relating to upgrading and training programs at St. Mary's Rural High School (1968-1970). Meeting minutes of first home and school association (1935-1937). Drafts of Sherbrooke Women's Institute's Tweedsmuir Village Book (ca.1947). Meeting minutes of the St. Mary's District Ratepayers Association (1966-1968). Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, genealogy research files, photocopied photographs and documents, as well as primary documents such as letters, deeds, and maps relating to the historic people, places, buildings, societies, religious institutions, industries, businesses, and events within the Municipality of the District of St. Mary's. Book of regulations and prizes for the Guysborough County exhibition (1889). Research notes and short histories of Sherbrooke and area written by Lester V. Macdonald, as well as other miscellaneous local history and genealogy files and correspondence pertaining to the St. Mary's River region. Some materials are copies of 19th and 20th century records. A small amount of personal material of Lester V. Macdonald, including collected ephemera, clippings, correspondence, and a wartime diary entry is included. Fonds consists of the following series:Series 1: LedgersSeries 2: Correspondence and FilesSeries 3: Reports and Compilations 2018.017
Lena Ferguson fonds
Fonds · 1974-2001
Fonds consists of approximately 137 hours of oral history interviews conducted by Lena Ferguson. Most interviewees were residents of the Eastern Shore region of Halifax County, particularly the Chezzetcook area. Interview topics include genealogy, local industries, occupations, music, shipping, community life, traditions, and folklore. In addition to interviews, the creator recorded school reunions, concerts, weddings, and church anniversaries. Several paper transcripts are included as well as scrapbooks featuring articles written by Lena and other newspaper articles regarding the Chezzetcook area. 2019.014
R.R. Sinclair fonds
Fonds · 1905-1915
Fonds consists of one accounts ledger for R.R. Sinclair, General Merchant, Sherbrooke (1905-1913). Ledger lists local and non-local account names (both individuals and companies), goods purchased, and payments made, both cash and in-kind. Back of the ledger lists additional accounts. Interleaved within the ledger is the pamphlet "Speech of Hon. J. Anderson in the Legislative Council on Tuesday, June 1st, Dealing with the Affairs of the Commercial Bank of Newfoundland" (ca. 1915) and a printed tag from Sinclair's store located between pages 163 and 164 of the ledger. 2020.003
Frank W. Jordan fonds
Fonds · 1885-2002, predominant 1930s-1970s
Fonds consists of personal, business, association and institutional records relating to the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, with a special emphasis on Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia. Included are meeting minutes, reports, and news from local associations including Heritage Goldenville Society, Royal Canadian Legion, Queen’s Lodge No. 34 A. F. & A. M., Sherbrooke Amateur Athletic Association, Sherbrooke Hockey League, St. Mary’s Boat Club, St. Mary’s Curling Club, St. Mary’s Driving Society, St. Mary’s Guest Home Society, St. Mary’s Historical Society, St. Mary’s District Rink Association and RecPlex, St. Mary’s River Association (1924-2003, predominantly 1970s-early 2000s); correspondence from the Department of Fisheries (c. 1920s); news clippings, reports, and press releases for local events including Communities in Bloom and Old Fashioned Christmas at Sherbrooke Village (1945-2002, predominantly early 2000s); maps, budgets, reports, meeting minutes, and other paperwork from Historic Sherbrooke Village (1971-1977); ledgers, news clippings, pulp samples from a local mill, and other papers related to local merchants and industry in the region (1872-2001, predominantly 1948-1968); papers from the Presbyterian, United, and St. James Anglican Churches, as well as the St. Mary’s Municipal School Board, Post Office, Library, St. Mary’s District Lions Club, St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital, Sunset Rest Cemetery, Down East Fire Fighters Association and Fire Department (1915-1996, predominantly 1930s-2000s); newspapers with Sherbrooke-related content, including the Family Herald and Weekly Star (1948), The Eastern Chronicle (1919), and Canso Breeze (1965-1966); a diary, family photographs, horse racing album, military service records, business ledgers, and personal family papers of Frank Jordan himself alongside unpublished memoirs and other papers from other Sherbrooke residents on the subject of local history; photographs, personal accounts, and newsletters about the St. Mary’s River (1900-2002, primarily concerning the 1956 flood). Also included in the collection are oral histories recorded at meetings of the St. Mary’s Historical Society (1978-1990). Fonds consists of the following series:Series 1: Andersons and Murdochs, Collected PapersSeries 2: Associations, LocalSeries 3: Department of FisheriesSeries 4: Diary (Digitized)Series 5: Emergency Measures OrganizationSeries 6: Events, LocalSeries 7: Historic Sherbrooke VillageSeries 8: Horse Racing Album (Digitized)Series 9: Business, LocalSeries 10: Institutions, LocalSeries 11: Municipality of the District of St. Mary’sSeries 12: Newspapers, RegionalSeries 13: Oral HistoriesSeries 14: Papers, CollectedSeries 15: Photographs (Digitized)Series 16: Periodicals, Collected RegionalSeries 17: St. Mary’s District Development AssociationSeries 18: St. Mary’s Historical Society and Historical MaterialSeries 19: St. Mary’s River 2020.011
Anderson family fonds
Fonds · ca. 1863-1936
Fonds consists of family and business records relating to the Anderson family of Sherbrooke, Guysborough County. Included are 4 ledgers and 2 accompanying indexes from A. Anderson & Sons, general merchants (ca. 1908 to 1936); business receipts, invoices, and statements relating to A. Anderson & Sons; personal correspondence, predominantly between Caroline MacKeen Anderson and her children, (ca. 1863 to 1907); photocopies of C.W. Anderson's report cards from Pictou Academy (1887-1888); records relating to the Anderson's shipping interests; teaching records of Caroline MacKeen Anderson and a school register for Sherbrooke section (1866-1867); several portraits of Anderson family members; and other miscellaneous records. 2020.017; 2020.029; 2020.031; 2020.037; 2020.038; 2020.059; 2022.006; 2022.016
Samuel Burton Sweet fonds
Fonds · ca. 1903
Fonds consists of one account book listing the stock estate of S. Burton Sweet, including personal and store property. Lists valuation of stock in barn, animals, real estate, furniture in house, harness, wagons, and sleighs, cash on hand etc. and provides a comprehensive inventory of stock in general store as well as store debts. Inventory was taken by E.S. Sweet, brother of S. Burton Sweet. 2020.026
Cumminger Bros. fonds
Fonds · ca. 1877
Fonds consist of four invoices for goods purchased from suppliers for sale in Cumminger Bros. general store, including Edward Albro & Co., cut nail manufacturers and importers of iron, hardware, chains, anchors &c.; Gordon & Keith, furniture manufacturers and general house furnisher; A. & W. MacKinlay, publishers, booksellers, and stationers; and another unknown firm from which fabrics, gloves, and purses were purchased. Also included is a photocopy of a business card for "Cumminger Brothers, Importers of British & Foreign Merchandise, Sherbrooke, N.S." 2020.028
McConnell family fonds
Fonds · ca. 1881-1899
Fonds consist of account books from various McConnell family business enterprises, including brothers William and James McConnell's merchant and seafaring activities along the Labrador coast (7 books, ca. 1880s and 1890s), and James McConnell's (1873-1957) merchant activities in Forest Hill Mines, Guysborough Co. N.S. (8 books, ca. 1896-1899). 2020.044
Lomas family fonds
Fonds · 1866- 2009, predominant 1970- 2000
Fonds consists of collected research on the history of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s from its earliest records, with a special focus on gold mining and Goldenville, Nova Scotia, as well as the personal archives of the Lomas family recording their decades of public service alongside historical material gathered from their families and the community in Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia. The historical research begins with the earliest inhabitants of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s, and continues with the arrival of Europeans, reports on the economic development of the area, essays on regional occupations, churches, charitable organizations, schools, government, transportation, communications, energy, banking, health care, recreation, and the war effort in two world wars. It collects research on the communities of Ecum Secum, Marie Joseph, New Chester, The Liscombs, Spanish Ship Bay, Sherbrooke, Sonora, Wine Harbour, Indian Harbour, Port Hilford, Port Bickerton, Harpelville, Fisherman’s Harbour, Jordanville, Stillwater, Waternish, Melrose, Aspen, The Forks, Denver, Glenelg, Smithfield, the Caledonias, Goshen, Argyle, Garden of Eden and the St. Mary’s River. Goldenville, Nova Scotia, is covered extensively with maps, photographs, census reports and other papers. Many histories of the region are collected in this fond, including unpublished memoirs. Papers from the Prince Henry Sinclair Society, St. Mary’s Historical Society, West River Station Restoration Committee, St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Sherbrooke Library, Sherbrooke Village, Canso Historical Society, and the Liberal Party of Nova Scotia are also in this fonds, alongside a generous collection of material generated by the Lomas family themselves. There are records from the foreign service of Alton Anderson Lomas in the United States, Mexico, Belgium, and China, as well as his political work in Ontario and Nova Scotia. There is also an extensive record of the community service done by Al and Aleah Lomas, notably her work as librarian at the Sherbrooke Library, and several awards for volunteer service. In addition to the Lomas family material, this fonds holds genealogy research for many local families, notably the McKean/McKeen, Anderson, Henderson, Landesberg, and McLane families. There are photographs of local people and landscapes dating back to the 1870 opening of the first bridge over the St. Mary’s River at Sherbrooke, up to the 2005 wedding reception of Aleah Lomas Anderson and Murray Anderson, with an emphasis on the Anderson, Lomas, Palmer, and MacDonald families. The fonds also has audio and video recordings of interviews, speeches, and brief reports discussing topics of interest to the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. Fonds consists of the following series:Series 1: History of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’sSeries 2: Lomas History of the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’sSeries 3: St. Mary’s Historical SocietySeries 4: CemeteriesSeries 5: ChurchesSeries 6: Foreign ServicesSeries 7: GenealogySeries 8: Gold Mining and Heritage Goldenville SocietySeries 9: Heritage / Heritage Inventory ProgramSeries 10: Industry, LocalSeries 11: MapsSeries 12: MemoirsSeries 13: MilitarySeries 14: News ClippingsSeries 15: ObituariesSeries 16: Personal PapersSeries 17: PhotographsSeries 18: Photographic SlidesSeries 19: Sherbrooke LibrarySeries 20: Sherbrooke VillageSeries 21: Audio RecordingsSeries 22: VHS cassette tapesSeries 23: Ships and shippingSeries 24: Books and Periodicals, CollectedSeries 25: MacDonald familySeries 26: Glass negativesSeries 27: Canadian Government ServiceSeries 28: Community Initiatives 2022.006