Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 21, 2018



The Halifax Explosion – Fourteen Years After

The Reverend Dr. Samuel Henry Prince
Prepared for publication by Heather Long and Barry Cahill



Ordinary People; Extraordinary Times: Minnie and Stewart Ross confront the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion

David Sutherland


The Training of the Jewish Legion in Windsor, Nova Scotia, during the First World War

Sara Beanlands


From the Merchants’ Bank of Halifax to the Royal Bank of Canada: 1864–1908

James D. Frost


James Harris, a Disbanded Soldier of the Duke of Cumberland Regiment, in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, 1783–1800

Arthur Stone


Research Notes

An Index to Ground Zero: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour,
Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, eds (Halifax, 1994)

Heather Long


Policy Regarding Genealogical Articles

Kenneth S. Paulsen


The Völcker Ancestry of the Wile, Hupman, Huphman, and some Hutt families of Nova Scotia, 1640–1800: A Foreign Protestant Family that ‘Daughtered Out’

Kenneth Paulsen

Book Reviews

Claire Campbell – Nature, Place, and Story: Rethinking Historic Sites in Canada
  Reviewed by Jonathan Fowler

Shirley Tillotson – Give and Take: The Citizen-Taxpayer and the Rise of Canadian Democracy
  Reviewed by Julian Gwyn

Brian Tennyson – Nova Scotia at War, 1914—1919
  Reviewed by Major Ken Hynes

Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, 2010


The Ritchie Sisters and Social Improvement in Early 20th Century Halifax
Judith Fingard

Slavery in English Nova Scotia, 1750–1810
Harvey Amani Whitfield

“I sold it as an industry as much as anything else”: Nina Cohen, the Cape Breton Miners’ Museum and Canada’s 1967 Centennial Celebrations
Meaghan Beaton

Halifax’s Encounter with the North-West Uprising of 1885
David A. Sutherland

Rum, Revenue and Roads: The Licensing of Public Houses in Nova Scotia, 1749–1831
Emily Burton

“Remarks and Rough Memorandums”: Social Sets, Sociability, and Community in the Journal of William Booth, Shelburne, 1787 and 1789
Bonnie Huskins

The Little White Schoolhouse: Myth and Reality in Nova Scotian Education
Paul W. Bennett

A Genealogy: Introduction
Terrence M. Punch

Flemming of Ketch Harbour: The First Five Generations
Terrence M. Punch

Book Reviews