Comish, Shaun. The Westray Tragedy: A Miner's Story. Halifax, N.S.: Fernwood, 1993. * MSVU call number TN 806 C22 N835 1993. Written by a survivor of the Westray Mine disaster.
Russell, Benjamin. 1932. Autobiography of Benjamin Russell. Halifax, N.S.: Royal Print & Litho.
* Available at several Novanet libraries.
Armstrong, John G. "Letters from Halifax: Reliving the Halifax Explosion through the Eyes of My Grandfather, a Sailor in the Royal Canadian Navy." Northern Mariner / Le Marin Du Nord 8, no. 4 (10, 1998): 55-74.
Kitz, Janet. "The Halifax Explosion, December 6, 1917." Canadian Oral History Association Journal 12, (01, 1992): 6-11. Excerpts from interviews with survivors.
Richardson, Evelyn. "The Halifax explosion, 1917." Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly 7, no. 4 (1977): 305-330. MSVU Print Journal stacks.
Fergusson, Charles Bruce, ed. The Diary of Adolphus Gaetz. Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1965. MSVU call number: F 1039.5 L86 G33.
Adolphus Gaetz (1804-1873) was a merchant in the town of Lunenburg who held many important public offices. The diary covers the years 1855 to 1873.
Davies, Richard, ed. The Letters of Thomas Chandler Haliburton. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988. MSVU call number: PR 4735 H25 Z54 1988. Haliburton (1796-1865) was a judge in Nova Scotia and an M.P. in England who achieved fame as the author of The Clockmaker and the character of Sam Slick of Slicksville.
Rose, Clifford. Four Years With the Demon Rum 1925-1929: The Autobiography and Diary of Temperance Inspector Clifford Rose. Fredericton, N.B.: Acadiensis Press, 1980. MSVU call number: HV 5091 C2 R67. Rose was the temperance inspector of the town of New Glasgow.
The Life and Journals of the Rev. Henry Alline. Hantsport N.S. : Lancelot Press, 1982. Several Novanet locations.Henry Alline (1748 - 1784) was a clergyman and the founder of a sect which later became the Free Christian Baptists.
Whiteley, Marilyn ed. The Life and Letters of Annie Leake Tuttle - Working for the Best. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1999. MSVU call number: HQ 1455 T87 A3 1999 Annie Tuttle (1839-1934) was a teacher in Nova Scotia and later the matron of a Methodist home for Chinese women in Victoria, B.C.
Webster, John. Acadia at the End of the Seventeenth Century: Letters, Journals and Memoirs of Joseph Robineau De Villebon, Commandant in Acadia, 1690-1700. Saint John N.B.: New Brunswick Museum, 1934. MSVU call number: F 1038 W38
Journals and Letters of Colonel Charles Lawrence - being a day by day account of the founding of Lunenburg ... Halifax, N.S.: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1972. MSVU call number: F 1038 L39 1972
Clinch, Sarah. The Diary of Sarah Clinch - A Spirited Socialite in Victorian Nova Scotia. ed. M. Hallett. Halifax N.S.: Nimbus, 2001. MSVU call number F 1038 C58 A3 2001
Collins, Louisa. The 1815 Diary of a Nova Scotia Farm Girl - Louisa Collins of Colin Grove, Dartmouth. Ed. Dale McClare. Dartmouth, N.S.: Brook House Press, 1997. MSVU call number F1039.5 D3 C66 1997.
Conrad, Margaret, Toni Ann Laidlaw, and Donna E. Smyth. No Place Like Home: Diaries and Letters of Nova Scotia Women, 1771-1938. Halifax, N.S.: Formac, 1988. MSVU call number: HQ 1459 N7 N66 1988. An important collection of texts of diaries and letters.
Stanley, Della. A Victorian Lady's Album: Kate Shannon's Halifax & Boston Diary of 1892. Halifax N.S.: Formac, 1994. MSVU call number: F 1039.5 H17 S48 1993.
Loyalist Women in New Brunswick 1783-1827 features the letters and other primary documents relating to Loyalist women, including three generations of women in the family of Edward and Mary Winslow, who settled in New Brunswick in 1785. The Winslow Papers are housed at UNB.
Canadian War Brides
The Stories section of the Canadian War Brides website includes the first-person accounts of European women who married Canadian servicemen during the World War II era. Use of information on this website is subject to a copyright disclaimer.
Jarratt, Melynda. War Brides : The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2009.
Tennyson, B. D. and Percy Willmot . Percy Willmot : A Cape Bretoner at War, 1914-1919. Sydney, N.S.: Cape Breton University Press, 2007. A soldier's letters to his sister written from 1914 to 1918. MSVU call number
Tennyson, Brian Douglas. ""Wild Bill" Livingstone Goes to War: A Diary and Letters 1916-19." Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society 12, (2009): 119-144. Livingstone was a Cape Breton native serving in World War I. MSVU call number F 1036 N932 Vol. 12.
Scott, Ruth. Keeping the Home Fires Burning : A Story of Fredericton in World War II. Fredericton, N.B.: The Author, 1996. Available at Saint Mary's (Call number: FC 2496.26 S36 A3 1996)
Day, Frances Martin et al. Women Overseas : Memoirs of the Canadian Red Cross Corps (Overseas Detachment). Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 1998. MSVU call number: D 807 C2 W65 1998. Thirty-one women tell of their work with the Canadian Red Cross Corps during World War II and the Korean War.