Nova Scotia Archives

Men in the Mines

A History of Mining Activity in Nova Scotia, 1720-1992


Nova Scotia Mine Fatalities, 1838-1992

Sources of Information

Primary Sources (Archival Records)

1 'Fatal accidents in metalliferous and industrial mines and quarries,' 1933-1988; in NS Department of Labour fonds,
Nova Scotia Archives RG 19 vol. 5 no. 1 view all names from this source

2 Department of Mines, Province of Nova Scotia, 'Fatal accidents in coal mines,' 1866-1988; in NS Department of Labour fonds,
Nova Scotia Archives RG 19 vol. 5 no. 2 view all names from this source

3 'Mines Reports', 1866-1935; annual appendices in Journal and Proceedings of the House of Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia view all names from this source

4 'Cumberland Railway & Coal Company List of men killed in local mines from January 1881 to October 1958,' in Springhill, Cumberland Co. - Mining Disasters; Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection,
Nova Scotia Archives MG 100 vol. 231 no. 26 view all names from this source

5 Gold Mines, 1904 - Miscellaneous; in Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection,
Nova Scotia Archives MG 100 vol. 146 no. 20 view all names from this source

6 MG 100 vol. 174 no. 8 and RG 41 series C vol. 70 no. 20

7 MG 100 vol. 190 no. 22

8 Diary of Thomas Blinkinsop, mechanical engineer, Albion Mines, 1857-1880; in James M. Cameron fonds,
Nova Scotia Archives MG 1 vol. 3219 no. 44 view all names from this source

9 W.J. Graham Scrapbook on coal mining in Pictou County, 1910-1938 (newspaper clippings); in
Nova Scotia Archives MG 9 vol. 536: Chronicle, 6 March 1936view all names from this source

10 W.J. Graham Scrapbook on coal mining in Pictou County, 1910-1938 (newspaper clippings); in
Nova Scotia Archives MG 9 vol. 536: Gazette, 4 January 1911view all names from this source

11 Vital Statistics: Deaths

12 Gold Mines - Correspondence, 1889; in Nova Scotia Archives RG 21 vol. 20, 1889, Folder B view all names from this source

13 RG 32 Deaths: Pictou Co.:1865-66 p. 6 no. 18

? 'Inverness Railway & Coal Company Locomotive Engineer Register,' 1929-1951; in NS Department of Labour fonds, Nova Scotia Archives , RG 19, volume 4, #5 (microfilm 15675)

? Coroners' Inquest case files; Nova Scotia Archives , RG 41



Secondary Sources (Published Material)

? Ted Boutilier, ed., The New Waterford Story 1913-1963: A souvenir of New Waterford's Golden Jubilee August 4-8, 1963

14 John Hawkins, Renfrew Gold: The Story of a Nova Scotia Ghost Town (Hantsport, 1995)
Nova Scotia Archives Library: FC2349 R45 H3 1995 view all names from this source

15 James M. Cameron, The Pictou Colliers (Halifax, 1974)
Nova Scotia Archives Library: HD9554 C32 C18 view all names from this source

16 Coal in Our Blood, p.124

17 J. & S. McCormick, [Index to] The Presbyterian Witness Vital Statistics 1888-1908 (1995)



Web Sites

'Miners' Memorial Database,' in 'History of Coal Mining in Nova Scotia,' published by Gary W. Ellerbrok, last modified 2005; at www.mininghistory.ns.ca

19 'Westray Coal Mine Disaster,' in 'Nova Scotia Electronic Attic, A Little Technology Shoppe'; at www.littletechshoppe.com/ns1625/wraymenu.html