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Mary Ethel (Howie) Tait fonds

  • CA MtA 0142
  • Fonds
  • 1904, 1933

Fonds consists of one photograph album, compiled by Mary Ethel Howie while a student at the Mount Allison Ladies' College, and contains 30 small photographs of students and campus views. Also contains copyprints of 2 original photographs of the laying of the foundation stone for the Mount Allison Academy, 15 July 1933, and the two negatives for each photograph that were produced during the reproduction process.

Tait, Mary Ethel (née Howie)

Janet M. Leffek collection

  • CA MtA 0150
  • Collection
  • 1951-1985; predominant 1951-1955

Collection consists Mount Allison University publications, programmes, brochures, invitations and a poster. The contents of the collection document the interests and involvements of this student and her subsequent connections with her alma mater.

Item list:

  1. Mount Allison University publications. – 1951-1955, 1985. – 4 volumes, 1 leaf of textual records

1.1. Mount Allison University – student’s hand book. – 1951-1952. – 1 volume of textual records
1.2. Mount Allison University – student’s hand book. – 1953-1954. – 1 volume, 1 leaf of textual records
Note: Item includes the lyrics to the song entitled “Mount A’s night” (sung to the tune of John Brown’s body).
1.3. Mount Allison University – student’s hand book. – 1954-1955. – 1 volume of textual records
1.4. Reproduction of a special issue of the Argosy Weekly (10 May 1985). – [reproduced 1995]. – 16 leaves of textual records
Note: The item was given to the micrographics unit to be added to the microfilm copy of the student newspaper. The original was added to the preservation copies in the archives cage.

  1. Mount Allison University - programmes, brochures and invitations. – 1951-1955, 1965. – 20 leaves of textual records

2.1. Programme – Mount Allison Players Inter-Class Drama Festival. – 23 November 1951. – 3 affixed leaves of textual records
2.2. Invitation – Junior Class banquet in honour of the Senior Class in Allison Hall. – 5 March [1954] – 18 March [1955]. – 2 leaves of textual records
2.3. Dinner invitation – sent to Janet from Professor Doris Runciman with an inserted thank you note from F. Burkholder and D. Hoyt. – 26 March 1955. – 2 leaves of textual records
2.4. Programme and menu – Mount Allison Federated Alumni dinner. – 9 May 1955. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.5. Brochure – courses and entrance scholarship at Mount Allison University. – [195-]. – 1 folded leaf of textual records and graphic materials
2.6. Programme – service of dedication of the memorials and gifts of the University Chapel. – 17 October 1965. – 2 folded and affixed leaves of textual records
Note: Item includes a note entitled “Chapel history at Mount Allison”.
2.7. Associateship recital programme – Queenie Dempsey (pianist) assisted by Carole Gillis (soprano) and Janet Wallace (accompanist). – 7 March 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.8. Licentiateship recital programme – Alexandre Champoux (pianist) assisted by Myra McKiel (soprano) and Ian Johnstone (piano). – 14 March 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.9. Associateship recital programme – Ian Johnstone (organist) assisted by Joan Phinney (soprano) and Geoffrey B. Payzant (accompanist). – 31 March 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.10. Associateship recital programme – Marlene Johnson assisted by James Chu and Ann Henderson (violinists) and Alexandre Champoux (pianist). – 4 April 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.11. Associateship recital programme – Shirley Atkinson (organist) assisted by Audrey Goold (soprano) and Geoffrey B. Payzant (accompanist). – 7 April 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.12. Programme – Christmas vespers. – 12 December 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records
2.13. Schedule and instructions – Mount Allison Choral Society Halifax tour. – 4 February 1955. – 3 leaves of textual records

  1. Mount Allison University – Conservatory of Music poster. – 1954. – 1 leaf of textual records ; 35.5 x 28 cm

Item is an advertisement poster for the Associateship recital at the Mount Allison Conservatory of Music given by Queenie Dempsey on 7 March 1954 in Beethoven Hall. The contents confirm that she was assisted by Carole Gillis.

Leffek, Janet Marilyn (Wallace)

George H. Nicholson fonds

  • CA MtA 0147
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1923

Fonds consists a letter of recommendation, honours certificate, diplomas and a panoramic photograph of the Mount Allison student body. The contents of the fonds document the academic and professional development of George Nicholson at the outset of his career.

Item list:

  1. Letter of recommendation for Hubert Nicholson written by the Secretary of Agriculture for the Province of Prince Edward Island, W.Boulter. – 14 January 1922. – 1 leaf of textual records

Item confirms that Mr. Nicholson was engaged as a teacher at the Augustine Cove School when he was an Inspector of Schools. It comments on his teaching abilities.

  1. Mount Allison University – Certificate of Honour in Mathematics issued to George Hubert Nicholson. – 23 May 1922. – 1 leaf with affixed seal ; 29.5 x 38 cm

Item confirms that he has received second class honours. The item was signed by B.C. Borden and S.W. Hunton.

  1. Mount Allison University Bachelor of Arts diploma issued to Georgium Huberium Nicholson. – May 1922. – 1 leaf of vellum with affixed seal ; 44.5 x 54 cm

  2. Harvard University Master of Arts diploma issued to Georgium Hubertum Nicholson. – 21 June 1923. – 1 leaf of vellum ; 39.5 x 51.5 cm

  3. Panoramic image of the student body of Mount Allison University. – 1922. – 1 photograph (panoramic) : b&w ; 18 x 90 cm

Item features from left to right: the Second Men’s University residence, Centennial Hall, the Owens Art Gallery, Ladies’ College buildings and the Tweedie House in the background.

Nicholson, George Hubert

Margaret Duncan Borden fonds

  • CA MtA 0167
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1935

Fonds consists of a newspaper clippings about First Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a list of writing titles and a numbered series of correspondence and stories that were created by Margaret Duncan Borden. When between 70 and 75 years of age, Borden wrote a series of forty short stories, reminiscences and letters. She typed a number of carbon copies and sent them from her home in Oklahoma to her grandchildren, including those in Little Shemogue, New Brunswick. Some of the recollections refer to Little Shemogue and Borden’s childhood experiences there, including information about prominent Covenanter families in the community; others relate incidents later in her life, as wife and mother, raising a family with her clergyman husband. Some of the stories indicate date and place of origin, some do not.

Borden, Margaret Jane (Duncan)

Fred R. Rand fonds

  • CA MtA 0144
  • Fonds
  • [between 1918 and 1920]

Fonds consists of three images removed from Fred Rand’s photograph album featuring the Mount Allison organizations including the women’s senior (1919) and junior (1920) basketball teams and members of the Krooks secret society. The contents of the fonds provide examples of groups that would have been known on campus during the second decade of the 20th century.

Rand, Fred Rice

Doherty family fonds

  • CA MtA 0149
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1874

Fonds consists predominantly of correspondence received by William “Willie” Doherty while in attendance at the Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy in Sackville, New Brunswick. Also included are letters and a bill for Isaac and Isabella Doherty and letters addressed to other family members from Willie. The contents of the fonds document the lives and current circumstances of the Doherty family in the 1870s.

Doherty family (Rexton)


  • CA HM 20.157
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2018

This fonds consists of photographs of the 8th Canadian Hussars during the Cold War Era, records pertaining to merchandise sold from the Kit Shop, Mess Kit Regulations, newspaper clippings pertaining to the 8th Hussars Museum, maps from the Italian Campaign, and agreements signed by the 8th Canadian Hussars.


Alec Purdy fonds

  • CA MtA 0143
  • Fonds
  • 1995

Fonds consists of genealogical notes documenting the Boultenhouse, Purdy, and Barnes families of Sackville, New Brunswick. The contents include the following: a letter of introduction to the material; Boultenhouse family notes; an abbreviated version of the Purdy Family genealogy compiled by Clayton C. Purdy, assembled into a family tree, with a related expansion of the descendants of Henry Purdy of Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia; and Barnes family genealogical notes.

Purdy, Alec Raymond, 1945-2015

Lorne Carter collection

  • CA MtA 0053
  • Collection
  • 1811-1972

Carter family documents - Item is photocopy of a holographic listing of the family record of births, marriages and deaths recorded in the Carter family Bible. The item records the following:

  1. Children of William Dobson Carter and Elizebeth / Elizabeth Ann Atkinson
  2. Children of Rufus Seaman and Ella M. Morris
  3. Children of Benjamin Purdy and Gladys Stuart / Stewart

The contents initially relate to the Carter family in Westmorland County, New Brunswick but descendants moved to Lower Maccan, Nova Scotia. There are some corrections to the record which were given verbally by Lorne Carter which are recorded in the accession file.

Metcalf family documents - Accrual to the collection consists of original documents, reproductions of these documents, introductory comments about the items and an inventory of the contents. The accrual provides significant information about the Metcalf family which came to Cumberland County, Nova Scotia in 1771. The contents document the arrival of James Metcalf and his sons: James (Lower Maccan), William, Joseph (River Philip) and Richard (Westmorland Point).

Carter family

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