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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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Science and education
'Science and Education' deals with the importance of education in a modern society and includes several speeches and notes by the author. Chapters examine the educational value of natural sciences, the emancipation of 1865, the importance of a liberal education, and the work of school boards. Medicine and the biological sciences are discussed at length, with several chapters including biology lectures and addresses to the International Medical Congress.
Sandys Travailes : containing a history of the original and present state of the Turkish Empire ; their laws, government policy, military force, courts of justice and commerce
This book includes studies of many different cultures in the Middle East. The Turkish empire is discussed at length, with discussions focusing on the Turkish army, as well as social values, and the structure of the justice system. Information on Egypt, Naples and Alexandria is also included in this text, which documents the author's travels throughout these areas.
Safe Citizenship, or, Canadian and American Citizenship : an historical parallel of all great events in Canada and the United States
This book documents the differences between American and Canadian citizenship, and provides historical information regarding the two countries. It explains what it means to be a 'Canadian citizen', as well as explaining the different political structures in Canada and America. Several chapters contain information on the politics of Canada during the 19th century, as well as discussing certain Canadian laws and regulations from that time period.
This book is a dissertation on the rural sports gentlemen participated in during the early 19th century. Chapters include information on hunting, fowling, and angling. There are sections on rock, sea and stream angling, hawking and hunting, and shellfish consumption. It also contains sections describing hunting grounds in England, and a brief history of each sport. Several poems and illustrations are also included.
Rudiments of ancient architecture : containing an historical account of the five orders, with their proportions, and examples of each from antiques; also extracts from Vitruvius, Pliny &c. relative to the buildings of the ancients ... with a dictionary of terms
This book is a historical account of the classical architecture in Rome and Greece, as well as extracts from the writings of Vitruvius and Pliny. Chapters include the pillars in Rome, the decoration of temples, statues of Gods, the Parthenon marbles, and many other examples of ancient architecture. Several illustrations are included, along with a dictionary of terms.
Roving fisherman : an autobiography recounting personal experiences in the commercial fishing fleets and fish industry of Canada and the United States, 1911-1924
This book is an autobiography of the author, Frederick Wallace, from his years in the fishing fleets and fish trade of Canada from 1911 to 1924. It includes chapters on the Digby fishing competitions, the fishermen's regatta, being stormed in at Yarmouth, and seal hunting. It also describes his time in the northern United States on a fishing boat, his time spent in Halifax, and the relationship between the Royal Navy and local fishermen. Some information on the cod stocks off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland is also included.
Romance of Missions
This book deals with the success of Christianity in establishing missions around the world, and converting people from their pagan customs. Included in this text are chapters dealing with the success of conversion in Britain, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. Some biographical information on Dr. Coke, the founder of Methodist missions around the globe, is also included.
Roll of New Hampshire men at Louisburg, Cape Breton, 1745
This book contains a copy of the request to the Governor of New Hampshire to grant several persons the right to attend the celebrations at Louisbourg in 1895 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Seige of Louisbourg, in which several hundred men from New Hampshire took part. Also included are several lists of names of the men from New Hampshire who had taken part in this battle, although several lists are incomplete. Several maps are also found in this text, including one that depicts the positions of New England troops during the battle.
Report on economic zoology
These volumes are a series of reports on agricultural and economic zoology. Chapters discuss in detail subjects such as animals that are injurious to agriculture, such as the eel-worm, cinnabar moth, or apple-bark louse, as well as problems faced by forestry and horticulture. Household pests, such as beetles, moth larvae and screw-worms are discussed at some length. The second volume deals with animals that are fed and slaughtered, cultivated or bred, and can cause injury or harm to man. The types of animals discussed in the second book include tigers, lions, parasitic worms, scavengers, white ants, and mosquitos.
Report of the secretary of the Board of Statistics on the census of Nova Scotia, 1861
This text is the census from the year 1861. It contains the statistical information regarding each person in the Province of Nova Scotia from the year 1861, as well as some agricultural statistics. Each county in Nova Scotia has its own section, including Sydney, Inverness, and Richmond. This book contains many charts and statistics to illustrate the census.
Report of the Committee on Louisbourg Memorial
This book is a copy of the report by the Committee on Louisbourg Memorial. It deals with the plans to construct a granite statue in Louisbourg on the 150th anniversary of the Seige of 1745 as a soldiers memorial. The appendix contains some information on the Fortress of Louisbourg, but the text deals mainly with the discussions of the committee itself. A map of the planned construction for Louisbourg is contained within this book.
Report of the Commission appointed for investigating the books, accounts,and vouchers of the Northern Railway Company of Canada, and the disbursements and expenditures of the said company; together with the evidence taken by said Commission
This book is a report on the finances of the Northern Railway Company of Canada, including documentation from the books and accounts of that company. Several financial charts and figures are included, such as subsidies, expenses, transfer accounts, and municipal bonus payments from the year 1876. Several interviews with key members of the Northern Railway Company executive are also included, such as Patrick Burns and F.W. Cumberland. These interviews deal chiefly with the way public monies were spent during the continuation of the railway project.
Relation du voyage du Port Royal de l'Acadie, ou de la Nouvelle France : dans laquelle on voit un d??tail des divers mouvemens de la mer dans une travers??e de long cours, la description du pa?»s, les occupations des Fran?ºois qui y sont ??tablis, les mani??res des diff??rentes nations sauvages, leurs superstitions, & leurs chasses ; avec une dissertation exacte sur le castor
This book is a history of Acadia. It contains information on the forced oaths of loyalty, geographic information, as well as examples of the cultural and religious lives of the Acadian people. Several chapters deal with the unfair conditions placed upon Acadians by the English after the Treaty of Paris, as well as several biographies of the French leadership during this time. It also contains several examples of songs and poems written during this period that reference the problems the Acadians faced.
Relation de ce qui s'est pass?? de plus remarquable aux missions des p??res de la Compagnie de Jesus en la Nouvelle France les ann??es 1673 ?á 1679
This book contains a history of the Jesuit missions in Quebec during the years 1673 to 1679. Several chapters deal with topics such as the customs and beliefs of the local Iroquois Indians, some French-Canadian history, and Jesuit religious beliefs. Other sections of the text discuss Canadian history, exploration to the West, and the success of similar missions in the United States, specifically Illinois. Predominantly a religious text, this book describes in great detail the problems faced by the early Jesuit missionaries in French Canada. Several maps are included within the text.
Recueil de voyages au Nord : contenant divers m??moires tr?¿s utiles au commerce & ?á la navigation
This is a collection of accounts of voyages of exploration and trade to the Arctic Ocean and other parts of North America, as well as Asia. It describes navigation techniques in the Arctic, and illustrates the geography with several maps. Many of the lakes, rivers, and coastlines of North America are presented in great detail, such as Hudson's Bay, and a section of the Mississippi River. Animals and wildlife are also described, including several encounters with whales. There is an emphasis on the economic imperative for the royal families of France and Europe to harness the revenue which could come from land in North America. There are also descriptions of voyages to the Orient, particularly China, and the social practices and beliefs of those regions.
Records of the past : being English translations of the Assyrian and Egyptian monuments
These volumes contain examples of religious inscriptions on various monuments throughout the Middle East, specifically Syria and Egypt. There is also historical information on these areas, and some examples of local legends and beliefs. Chapters include information on the inscription at Sennacherib, the annals of Assurbanipal, the inscriptions at Shalmaneser, and several inscriptions on obelisks throughout these regions. There are discussions on the many battles and wars which have occured in these areas in ancient times, such as the Battle of Megiddo, or the war of Rameses II. History and belief form a large portion of these chapters, with information included on Assyrian charms and exorcisms, as well as an early history of Babylonia, Assyria, and areas of Egypt. Some chapters include records of the government of these areas, including chapters on laws, the rule of Rameses II and III in Egypt, and a brief chapter on the Rosetta stone. Several beliefs and legends are discussed, such as the Egyptian god Ra, the use of magical texts in ancient Egypt and Assyria, and the book of Hades.
Records of the past : being English translations of the ancient monuments of Egypt and western Asia
These volumes contain historical, religious, and cultural information on Egypt and western Asia. They present information on religious inscriptions on monuments, including the creation myths of the Babylonians, Egyptians and Assyrians, as well as information on the governance of these areas throughout history. These texts also supply important topical information, such as a table of the Egyptian dynasties, a chronological canon of the Assyrians, and a list of the Kings of Assyria. Agriculture and local practices are discussed at length, with several chapters focusing on topics such as ancient Babylonian agricultural precepts, hymns to the Nile, and Egyptian crop rotation. Also included are several other examples of religious hymns and prayers which have been incribed on tablets and monuments in both Egyptian and Babylonian culture.
Primitive Semitic religion today : a record of researches, discoveries and studies in Syria, Palestine and the Sinaitic peninsula
This book discusses religion and beliefs in many parts of the Middle East. Includes examples of religious practices in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt. Several chapters study superstition and religious sacrifice in these areas.
Primitive physic, or, An easy and natural method of curing most diseases
This book contains a number of simple household methods for curing disease, for example sucking a piece of barley sugar to rid oneself of a cough. Other diseases described in this text include cholera, deafness, nettle-rash, and ulcers. A large section is devoted to the care of children using these home remedies.
Practical philosophy of the Muhammadan people : exhibited in its professed connexion with the European, so as to render either an introduction to the other : being a translation of the Akhl?ük-i Jal?üly, the most esteemed ethical work of middle Asia, from the Persian of Fak?½r J?üny Muhammad As?ñad
This text discusses Muhammadan literature and its different interpretations with regards to ethics. Chapters include discussion on the individual state, the domestic state and the political state.
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