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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Cape Breton University - MacDermaid Music and Stories
Cape Breton University - Micmac News-The complete run from 1965-1991
Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
Material Culture Review
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton News
Cape Breton University - The Thermometer
Cape Breton University - Semi-Weekly Express
Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
Cape Breton University - The Daily Advocate
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Advocate
Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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Tales, sketches and lyrics
'Tales, Sketches, and Lyrics' contains a number of stories and rhymes, as well as several poems and legends. Some examples of stories included within this text are 'The Legend of Bethlehem', 'Count or Counterfeit', 'A Tale of Lake Ontario', and 'The Thirsty Witches of Fraserburg'. Rhymes include 'The Indian Log Church', 'Sin and Love', and 'A Christmas Hymn', all of which have religious connotations. Several secular rhymes are included as well, such as 'The Pirate', 'The Emigrant's Bride', and 'The Auld Wife to her Cats'. Several of these accounts deal with Canadian content, although there is a section on the French Revolution as well.
Tales of the North American Indians : and adventures of the early settlers in America
This book is a collection of North American Indian legends. These legends are used to describe the way the native population felt about such things as the enviroment, family values, justice and the importance of fishing and hunting. Information is also included on wildlife, important geographic areas, traditions of Indian children, and the riflemen of Chippewa.
Tales of the genii : or, The delightful lessons of Horam the son of Asmar
The 'Tales of the Genii' is an oriental fiction that describes the adventures of a man named Horam. Many of Horam's travels and experiences are presented in this book, such as his adventures in the Valley of Bocchim, the Groves of Shadaski, and the Kingdom of Tasgi. Throughout these journeys, Horam often comes into contact with mythical creatures, including geniis, enchanters, and sorcerers. A number of illustrations are included in this text.
Tales of shipwrecks and adventures at sea : being a collection of faithful narratives of shipwrecks, mutinies, fires, famines and disasters incidental to a sea life together with celebrated voyages, amusing tales, tough yarns and interesting anecdotes
This book contains examples of several ships that have wrecked at sea, as well as stories of smuggling, mutinies, and other seafaring adventures. Several well known shipping stories are discussed in this text, such as the Flying Dutchman or the Saint Elmo's Lights. A section of this book also discusses the many shipwrecks off the coast of Yarmouth in Nova Scotia. A number of illustrations are included.
Syrian anatomy, pathology and therapeutics, or, The Book of Medicines, the Syriac text
These volumes are a series of examples of ancient Syriac medicine. Chapters include sections on therapeutics, human anatomy, and pathology. Chapters also describe various diseases, as well as prescriptions for curing ailments such as epilepsy, ulcers, constipation, asthma, and ailments of the eyes, ears, nose or mouth.
Syria, the Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. : illustrated in a series of views drawn from nature
These volumes contain illustrations and text documenting important areas throughout Syria, the Holy Land, and Asia Minor. Special attention is given to religious buildings. Illustrations of important castles, forts and cities are also included, as well as a written description of the historical background of these regions. Some examples of areas included are: the Tomb of the Consul at Eden, fortified cliffs at Alaya, and the city of Alexandria.
Story of the Springhill disaster : comprising a full and authentic account of the great coal mining explosion at Springhill mines, Nova Scotia, February 21st, 1891, including a history of Springhill and its collieries
This book is a documentation of the Springhill Mine Disaster in the 19th century in which 125 men died as a result of an explosion. Chapters include information on the mine itself, a brief history of mining in Nova Scotia, including a section on Cape Breton, the search for the dead and injured, and the stories of the survivors. Other sections of the book deal with the dangers of coal mining, descriptions of other mining disasters, new safeguards against such accidents, and the mechanical operations of the pit. A number of illustrations are included with this text.
Sports & anecdotes of bygone days in England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and the Sunny South
This book describes sports in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Italy during the 19th century. Chapters describe fox hunting, fly fishing, and horse racing. This book is written as a narrative describing the author's travels throughout these places, and discussing the hunting and fishing grounds of each. One chapter describes duck hunting in Rome, another discusses seal and salmon fishing. A number of illustrations are included in this text.
Sport with gun and rod in American woods and waters
'Sport with Gun and Rod' discusses hunting and fishing in the woods and rivers of North America. Chapters include discussion of large game, such as black bears, buffalo, moose, and caribou, as well as small game, including foxes, rabbits, and different types of birds. The fishing section is extensive, with descriptions of where certain kinds of fish congregate, as well as tips for fishing. Other sections include topics such as how to mount a bird, partridge shooting, and hunting porpoises in the waters of Canada and the United states. A number of illustrations are also included.
Sport in Vancouver and Newfoundland
This book is an account of the author's travels throughout Vancouver and Newfoundland. Chapters describe fishing the Campbell River in Vancouver, hunting goat on the mainland, and types of fishing tackle. Other sections discuss the hunting and fishing grounds of Newfoundland, including Grove Pond, Sandy Pond and Koskacodde. Several illustrations accompany the text.
Some observations upon the Vindication of Homer, and of the ancient poets and historians, who have recorded the siege and fall of Troy : written by I.B.S. Morritt, Esq.
This book is a response to an earlier work 'The Vindication of Homer' by I.B.S. Morritt, which presents a history of the seige and fall of the city of Troy in Greece. In this text, information is presented in such a way as to discount several of the findings of the original author. Included within this book is information on Greek history, as well as accounts from ancient poets and historians, specifically Strabo and Demetrius, that discuss certain aspects of the historic battle. These historical accounts are discussed at great length within this book.
Some British soldiers in America
This book contains several biographies of officers in the British army who served for Britain during the American Revolutionary War from the year 1775 until 1783. Biographies include William Howe, Guy Carleton, Henry Clinton, and William Meadows. Chapters document the early lives of these men, as well as their military service. Several battles are described, including troop movements, along with the importance of several Canadian cities, such as the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia. British operations in the United States are described in great detail, with information on several battles in New York, Virginia and Washington. Some information is also given on the stength of the British army and the number of soldiers, compared to the number of soldiers the American revolutionaries could call upon.
Sketches of a New England village, in the last century
This book is a collection of letters written in the early 19th century describing life in a small New England town. The social life and customs, as well as religious beliefs in this area are discussed at length. Some fictional content has been added by the author, although purportedly much of the information contained in the letters is true.
Sketches in Canada ; and rambles among the red men
This book describes the author's travels throughout Canada in the 19th century. Chapters discuss Toronto, Niagra Falls, Lake Ontario, and Chatham. The main focus of this text is the Indian populations in different areas of Canada. The culture, relgious beliefs, and habits, are discussed at length. Customs such as the burying of personal property with the dead, hunting buffalo, and faith healing, are all included. Several examples of Indian legends are also included in this text.
Sketches and traditions of the Northwest Arm (illustrated) and with panoramic folder of the Arm
This book contains information on the Northwest Arm, an inlet into the Halifax Harbour. Chapters include a description of the historic tower that looks over the Arm, the Maritime Board of Trade members' visit to the Arm, and some information on the areas surrounding the Arm, such as the Melville Military Prison, and Jollimore village. Several photographs of the Northwest Arm are included.
Six letters in defence of the order of Jesuits : originally addressed to the editor of the Montreal Herald, in reply to a series of articles published by him against the principles and practise of that order
This is a collection of six letters from the Jesuit ministry to the editor in chief of the Montreal Herald, who had written an article arguing against the Jesuit faith. These letters contain information on the history of the Jesuit religion, as well as religious theologies and arguments. This text was written to show the Catholics and liberal Protestants that the Jesuit religion had very similar beliefs, and that they had been unfairly treated in the newspaper.
Short history of the Dominion of Canada : from 1500 to 1878 : with the contemporaneous history of England and the United States : together with a brief account of the Turko-Russian war of 1877, and the previous and subsequent complications between England and Russia
This text is a documentation of Canadian history from the year 1500 until 1878. It includes theories on the Norse discovery of North America, as well as the Columbus exploration. Information on English history during these same years is also included, as well as English influence on the political and cultural landscape in North America. Several chapters deal with the American Wars of Independence as well as the War of 1812. A section of this book deals predominantly with the Maritime Provinces, specifically Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The American Civil War and its effects on Canada are also discussed, as well as some information on the Russo-Turkish War.
Sergeant Thorpe, judge of assize for the Northern Circuit his charge, as it was delivered to the Grand Jury at York assizes the twentieth of March, 1648; : clearly epitomizing the statutes belonging to this nation, which concerns (and as a golden rule, ought to regulate) the severall estates and conditions of men. And (being duly observed) do really promote the peace and plenty of this Common-wealth
This book is an account of the charge to the jury by Sergeant Thorpe, judge for the Northern Circuit in York, in order to provide reason for the execution of Charles I. Information on British laws regarding high treason, petty treason, and felonies against a person are included, as well as discussion of the reign of other kings, such as Henry III and Richard II. This trial took place in the mid 17th century.
Seizure of the ship 'Industry' by a conspiracy and the consequent sufferings of Capt. James Fox and his companions : their captivity among the Esquimaux Indians in North America and the miraculous escape of the captain : the disasters which attended the mutineers : interspersed with anecdotes, descriptions, &c. : also, the providential escape and sufferings of Captain Boyce in the year 1727
This book details the mutiny of a whaling ship captained by James Fox, as well as his subsequent captivity among the Esquimaux Indian tribe. Several sections of the book deal with the culture of the Esquimaux Indians. Their marriage customs, superstitions, and religious beliefs are all discussed within this text. Another chapter of the book deals with the ship owned by Captain Boyce, which burned off the coast of Newfoundland in the 18th century.
Seasons with the sea-horses : or, Sporting adventures in the northern seas
This book details the hunting of walrus, narwhale, and seals in Norway during the 19th century. Descriptions of walrus boats and implements are included, such as harpoons, lances, ince-anchors or the haak-pick. Chapters describe the hunt of the walrus in detail, as well as the rough seas faced by the crew, and having to deal with extensive ice floes. Other chapters describe hunting reindeer and other game while docked in port. A number of illustrations are included with this text, such as 'The Chase of the Walrus', 'Walruses on the Ice', and 'Reindeer Shooting'.
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