Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 11 2008


David A. Sutherland


“The first that ever was publish’d in the Province”: John Bushell’s Halifax Gazette, 1752-1761

Dean Jobb


Pioneers of a Silver Craft in Acadia, 1700-1755

Ross Fox


Noel Doiron and the East Hants Acadians

Shawn Scott & Tod Scott.


Global Expectations, Local Pressures: Some Dilemmas of a World Heritage Site

Claire Campbell


Nova Scotia’s Liberal Patronage System in the 1930s

T. Stephen Henderson


Edith Jessie Archibald: Ardent Feminist and Conservative Reformer

Janet Guildford


Thunderclap of Reform: Hilda Neatby’s So Little for the Mind and the Halifax Grammar School Experiment, 1953-1958

Paul W. Bennett


Reading Scientific and Technical Literature: The Case of the Nineteenth-Century Nova Scotian Mining Engineer, Edwin Gilpin

Lawrence J. Duggan & Bertrum H. MacDonald


Research Note: Captain Thomas Durell’s Charts of Nova Scotia

William Welch


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


A Genealogy: Introduction

Terrence M. Punch


The Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Descendants of Mason Cogswell of Cornwallis

Heather Long


Book Reviews

The Nova Scotia Black Experience Through the Centuries

Reviewed by: John Grant


The Power of the Press: The Story of Early Canadian Printers and Publishers

Reviewed by: Carl Robert Keyes


Endgame 1758: The Promise, the Glory and the Despair of Louisbourg’s Last Decade

Reviewed by: Julian Gwyn


December 1917: Re-visiting the Halifax Explosion

Reviewed by: Malcolm MacLead


Quarantine, What is Old is New. Halifax and the Lawlor’s Island Quarantine Station: 1866-1938

Reviewed by: Peter L. Twohig


The Mapmaker’s Legacy: Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia through Maps

Reviewed by: Larry McCann


Erin’s sons: Irish arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853

Reviewed by: R.G. Beed


The Dominion of Youth: Adolescence and the Making of Modern Canada, 1920 to 1950

Reviewed by: Janet Guildford


Tokens of Grace: Cape Breton’s open-air communion tradition

Reviewed by: James St Clair

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 10 2007


David A. Sutherland


The Prat Sisters: Free Spirits of the 1890s

Margaret Campbell


Jane Austen’s Naval Brother Charles on the North American Station 1805-1811

Sheila Johnson Kindred


“That privilege … of having Grand Jurymen from our towns”: Grand Juries, Municipal Reform, and Responsible Government in Nova Scotia, 1833-1879

R. Blake Brown


“Father” Chiniquy Comes to Halifax: Sectarian Conflict in 1870s Nova Scotia

David Sutherland


Sailors and Citizens: Press Gangs and Naval-Civilian Relations in Nova Scotia, 1756-1815

Keith Mercer


The Acadian Deportation in a Comparative Context: An Introduction

A.J.B. (John) Johnston


HMS Fantome, and the British Raid on Washington August 1814

George F.W. Young


Few, Uncooperative, and Endangered: The Troubled Activity of the Roman Catholic Missionaries in Acadia, 1610-1710

Matteo Binasco


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


A Genealogy: Introduction

Terrence M. Punch


Christian Henninger of Hants County, his Children, and his Sons’ Children

Isabel Pilkington Henniger


Book Reviews

Vie et mort du couple en Nouvelle-France: Québec and Louisbourg au XVIIIe siècle

Reviewed by: Sally Ross


New England and the Maritime Provinces: Connections and Comparisons

Reviewed by: Malcolm MacLeod


Angus L. Macdonald: A Provincial Liberal

Reviewed by: Jennifer Smith

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 9 2006


D.A. Sutherland


An American in Halifax: Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and the Design and Construction of All Saints Cathedral

William Naftel


The Edward Ross Diaries

Deborah Trask


Nova Scotia as Represented in The Master by Israel Zangwill

Lilian Falk & Sandra Barry


The Rev. Dr. Andrew Brown: Nova Scotia’s Elusive Historian

Sara Beanlands


The Halifax Protestant Orphans’ Home: Triumphs and Tragedies in the Life of A Victorian Institution, 1857-1970

Donald Chard


 Missions to the Mi’kmaq: Malagawatch and Chapel Island in the 18th Century

B.A. Balcom & A.J.B. Johnston


The University Contribution to Canadian Multiculturalism: A Case Study of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia: Correction and Addendum

James D. Cameron


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


A Genealogy: Introduction

Terrence M. Punch


Genealogy of the States Family of Kings, Cumberland and Hants Counties, Nova Scotia

David W. States


Book Reviews

Curse of the Narrows: The Halifax Explosion, 1917 Laura

Reviewed by: David A.Sutherland


The Dynamite Fiend: The Chilling Story of Alexander Keith Jr., Nova Scotian spy, Con Artist and International Terrorist

Reviewed by: Francis I.W.Jones


Prince Edward’s Legacy. The Duke of Kent in Halifax: Romance and Beautiful Buildings

Reviewed by: Henry Roper


Sods, Soil, and Spades: The Acadians at Grand Pré and their Dykeland Legacy

Reviewed by: Malcolm MacLeod


Crossings: Fifty Years of the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge

Reviewed by: Malcolm MacLeod


Visiting Grandchildren: Economic Development in the Maritimes

Reviewed by: Janet Guildford


Fifty Years in the Practice of Law

Reviewed by: William Laurence

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 8 2005


Judith Fingard


From Eliza Frame to Phyllis Blakeley: Women and the Nova Scotia Historical Society

Judith Fingard


The Women of the St. John Ambulance Brigade: Volunteer Nursing Auxiliaries in War-time and Post-war Halifax

Frances Gregor


Halifax: The Wharf of the Dominion, 1867-1914

James D. Frost


The Starr Manufacturing Company: Skate Exporter to the World

Brian Cuthbertson


Celebrating the Joseph Howe Centennial in 1904: an Exercise in Selective Recall

David A. Sutherland


Samuel Cunard 1787-1865: “As Fine A Specimen of a Self-made Man as This Western Continent Can Boast Of”

John G. Langley


The University Contribution to Canadian Multiculturalism: A Case Study of St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, Nova Scotia

James D. Cameron


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


A Genealogy: Introduction

Terrence M. Punch.


The Parentage and Progeny of David Archibald, Esquire, of Truro, Nova Scotia

Allan E. Marble


Book Reviews

Georges Island: The Keep of Halifax Harbour

Reviewed by: Ronald H. McDonald


European Origins and Colonial Travails: The Settlement of Lunenburg/Steiniger Weg in die Neue Welt: Protestantische Siedler Gründen Lunenburg

Reviewed by: Christine Horne


The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, 1754-2004: From Imperial Bastion to Provincial Oracle

Reviewed by: Allan Dunlop


Cape Bretoniana: An annotated bibliography

Reviewed by: Karen Smith


Merchant Princes : Halifax’s First Family of Finance, Ships and Steel

Reviewed by: David B. Flemming


The Siege of Fort Beauséjour, 1755

Reviewed by: Brian Cuthbertson


Frigates and Foremasts: The North Atlantic Squadron in Nova Scotia Waters

Reviewed by: David R. Jones


After the Hector: The Scottish Pioneers of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton 1773-1852

Reviewed by: Terrence M. Punch

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 7 2004


Judith Fingard


Early Libraries in Halifax

Karen Smith


From Frontier to Borderland: The Acadian Community in a Comparative Context, 1605-1710

David R. Jones


“A slave to business all my life.” Joshua Mauger c. 1712- 1788: The Man and the Myth

Julian Gwyn


The “People’s Daily Paper:” The Glace Bay Gazette under UMWA Ownership

Michael Earle


Fortress, Seaport, Community: Three Faces of 18th-Century Louisbourg

A.J. B. Johnston


African and New World African Immigration to Mainland Nova Scotia, 1749-1816

Harvey Amani Whitefield


“Even If I Cannot Finish…:” Winthrop Bell and His Register

Terrence M. Punch


DesBarres’ Reliance on Holland’s “Plan of the Island of Cape Britain” and the Beaton Institute’s Chart 667.1

William Davey


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


Father Hubert Girroir (1825-1884), One of the two “Human Milestones” in the Revival of Acadian Society in 19th Century Nova Scotia

William Dawson Gerrior


A Genealogy: Introduction

Terrence M. Punch


Book Reviews

Inspired Halifax: The Art of Dusan Kadlec

Reviewed by: Mora Dianne O’Neill


Historic Kentville/Historic Wolfville: Grand Pre and Countryside

Reviewed by: Gordon Haliburton


Miracle on Brunswick Street: the Story of St. George’s Round Church and the Little Dutch Church

Reviewed by: Julie Morris


Hope Restored: The American Revolution and the Founding of New Brunswick

Reviewed by: Carole Watterson Troxler

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 6 2003

06-2003The Stanfield Government and Social Policy in Nova Scotia: 1956-1967

Jennifer Smith


Heaven is Herds & Crops: The Life & Career of Agricultural Editor Malcolm MacLeod, 1878-1935

Malcolm MacLeod & Cameron MacLeod


Melville Island Prison During the War of 1812

Brian Cuthbertson


William Eagar: Artist and Gentleman

Mora Dianne O’Neill


Black Refugee Communities in Early Nineteenth Century Nova Scotia

Harvey Amani Whitfield


“The Destruction of the Efficiency of the Hospital through Jobbery and Malfeasance”: The Provincial and City Hospital Dispute, 1885-1887

Allan E. Marble


The Story of Studley

Joan Payzant


“A Vista of Infinite Development:” Surveying Nova Scotia’s Early Tourism Industry

Jay White


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


A Genealogy: Introduction

Terrence M. Punch


The Meisner Family of Glauberg, Stolberg-Gedern, and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 1650-1810

Kenneth S. Paulsen


 Book Reviews

Old and New World Highland Bagpiping

Reviewed by: Barry Shears


The Smoke-Eaters: A History of Firefighting in Nova Scotia, c. 1750-1950

Reviewed by: B.E.S.Rudachyk


Celebrate! The History and Folklore of Holidays in Nova Scotia. Halifax

Reviewed by: Laurie Stanley-Blackwell


Casting a Legend: The story of the Lunenburg Foundry

Reviewed by: Robert Tennant


Historic Sackville

Reviewed by: Terrence M. Punch


Banker, Builder, Blockade Runner: A Victorian Embezzler and His Circle

Reviewed by: Francis I.W. Jones

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 5 2002



Robert P. Harvey


Art, Fiction and Adventure: The Jones Sisters of Halifax

Gwendolyn Davies


A Tale of Two Preachers: Henry Hartley, Francis Robinson and the Black Churches of the Maritimes

Judith Fingard


The Halifax Diphtheria Epidemic (1940 to 1944): A Disaster Waiting to Happen or a Blessing in Disguise?

John Farley


The Inquiry into the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917: The Legal Aspects

Janet F. Kitz


Abraham Gesner, the 10th Earl of Dundonald and Kerosene

Elizabeth Haigh


Violence, Sex, and Politics in Mid-Victorian Halifax: The WINCHESTER Affair of 1853

David A. Sutherland


The Nova Scotia Historian: A Creature of Paradox?

John G. Reid


The Rockefellers, the Cape Breton Island Health Unit and Public Health in Nova Scotia

Peter L. Twohig


The Collection of Vital Statistics in Nova Scotia, 1864-1908

Allan C. Dunlop


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Terrence M. Punch


A Genealogy: George Frédéric Bailly

Terrence M. Punch


Book Reviews

Sir John George Bourinot Victorian Canadian: His Life Times, and Legacy

Reviewed by John Leefe


The search for Heinrich Stief: A Genealogist on the Loose

Reviewed by Kenneth S.Paulsen, Kenneth S


John Wesley’s Nova Scotia Businessmen: Halifax Methodist Merchants, 1815-1855

Reviewed by D.A.Sutherland


Brígh an Oraín = a story in every song: the songs and tales of Lauchie MacLellan

Reviewed by John G. Gibson

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 4 2001



Robert P. Harvey


Camp Avon at King’s College: Henrietta Russell’s Visit to Nova Scotia in 1893

Henry Roper


Robert Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Uniacke at St. George’s Church: Evangelical Fervour and Good Works, 1825-1870

Brian Cuthbertson


“I will not pin my faith to his sleeve”: Beamish Murdoch, Joseph Howe, and Responsible Government Revisited

Philip Girard


From Intimacy to Detachment: The History of Relations Between St. Francis Xavier University and the Diocese of Antigonish to 1970

James D. Cameron


Frederick William Wallace: The Making of an Iron Man

M. Brook Taylor


Public Health in Industrial Cape Breton, 1900-1930s

Peter L. Twohig


Louisbourg And Versailles, 1713-1745: A Case Study of Policy Initiatives From Below

Joy Varkey


Mathieu Da Costa along the Coasts of Nova Scotia: Some Possibilities

John Johnston


Book Reviews

New Voices on the Shores: Early Pennsylvania German Settlements in New Brunswick. German-Canadian Yearbook/ Deutschkanadisches Jahrbuch Vol. 16 [2000]

Reviewed by: Allen B. Robertson


Atlantic Canada: A Region in the Making

Reviewed by: Brian Cuthbertson


So Obstinately Loyal: James Moody 1744-1809

Reviewed by:Allen B. Robertson


Colonel David Fanning: The Adventures of a Carolina Loyalist

Reviewed by: Allen B. Robertson


The Hatch and Brood of Time: Five Phelps Families in the Atlantic World 1720-1880

Reviewed by: Allen B. Robertson

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 3 2000



Robert P. Harvey


The North End City Mission: Building Use in the Old North End

Judith Fingard


Birth of a Lawyer: James McGregor Stewart and the Halifax Bar on the Eve of the Great War

Barry Cahill


Halifax’s New South End, the North West Arm Land Company and a Parkland Legacy

Janet E. Chute


They Must Cultivate the Land: Abraham Gesner as Indian Commissioner, 1847-1853

Elizabeth Haigh


Nova Scotia’s Response to the Crystal Palace: The Provincial Industrial Exhibition of 1854

David A. Sutherland


Building a School of Nursing with Rockefeller Money: Three Nova Scotians at the University of Toronto

John Farley


“Hörte Ich dass…”: Travels of a Rhinelander in Nova Scotia in 1807

Terrence M. Punch; D. Litt


Travels of a Rhinelander through the North American States: In Nova Scotia, 1807

George Andreas Gottlieb


Yorkshire Settlement Beyond Chignecto

William B. Hamilton


Eugene Meuse’s Carding Bee: Portrait of an Acadian Village

Susan Young


Reverend William James Clarke: Chignecto Covenanter Castaway

Eldon Hay


The Pedigree of the Blind Piper of Gairloch

John G. Gibson, John G


The Almons of Halifax and Their Descendants (continued from Volume 2 of the Journal)

Heather Long


Book Reviews

African Exploits: The Diaries of William Stairs, 1887-1992

Reviewed by: John Eustace


St. Paul’s in the Grand Parade, 1749-1999

Reviewed by: Henry Roper


J. B. McLachlan: A Biography

Reviewed by: Scott Burbidge


Halifax: The First 250 Years

Reviewed by: Glenn Hancock


Working for the Best: The Life and Letters of Annie Leake Tuttle

Reviewed by:Lisa Gauder


Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 2 1999



David B. Flemming


“But Such is Life”: Growing Up in Nova Scotia in the Interwar Years

Margaret Conrad


Alderman Thomas Spence: The Dick Whittington of Halifax

Janet Guildford


The Aborted British Invasion: The Case of Swan Hunter Shipbuilders, 1899-1914

James D. Frost


A Hot Southern Town: Confederate Sympathizers in Halifax during the American Civil War

Francis I. W. Jones


History of the Grand Parade and Halifax City Hall

Brian Cuthbertson


The Bishop, the President and the Professor: Turmoil at the University of King’s College in the 1880s

Henry Roper


The Culture of Work: In the Halifax Naval Yard before 1820

Julian Gwyn


Rescue and Reward: Corporal George Liston’s Heroism on the Halifax Waterfront

Judith Fingard


City Upon A Hill: Architecture and Identity in Colonial Halifax

Allen B. Robertson


“To Consummate that Great Desideratum-A General Hospital”

Allan Marble


A Slave Ship Made Captive: The Schooner Severn

Dan Conlin


A Genealogy: The Almons of Halifax and Their Descendants

Heather Long


Book Reviews

Alone at Sea. The Adventures of Joshua Slocum

Reviewed by: George Parker