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Copy of letter from Donald McLean to S.P. Fairbanks, Commissioner of Crown lands regarding reply to Fairbanks' letter in which a complaint was laid against McLean for trespassing on Mi'kmaq land. McLean states that he leases meadow land from a Mi'kmaq for cutting hay.
Date: 1864
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 18



Copy of a letter from William Faulkner to James B. Uniack, Commissioner of Crown Lands, regarding the report of an examination of the Mi'kmaq reserve at Middle Stewiacke into land titles and estimates of land value. Included is a list of occupants and value of land and a map detailing the various lots. Faulkner was unable to complete a land survey because the present owners of the land, who had bought the land from Mi'kmaq, were afraid a survey might determine that some of the land still belonged to the Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1857
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 19



Copy of PAC letter from Charles Morris to D. Grandle regarding seven Mi'kmaq families in Mahone Bay who want some land in Gold River and that the Lt. Governor has given his consent to grant them 30 acres per family.
Date: 1818
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 20



Bibliography of Killam Library material related to Aboriginal people.
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 21



Copy of letter from Joseph Howe to Peter Crenan requesting information, on behalf of Peter Wilmot, on the status of a land grant.
Date: 1843
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 22



Copy of letter from John D. Pinkham to P. Morris requesting permission to buy land owned by Mi'kmaq "Joseph Elvin" located on "Long Island, Ohio." Pinkham and his family would like to move there from Barrington. The letter suggests that Long Island is In the vicinity of Shelburne.
Date: 1835
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 23



Copy of a letter from W. J. Morris to J. S. Morris, Commissioner of Crown Lands, reporting on his investigation into a dispute over land at Indian Point claimed by several people.
Date: 1836
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 24

Many names mentioned.



Copy of petition from 18 Mi'kmaq families of Pomquet to Lieutenant General Sir James Kempt requesting the return of land on which they have resided for a number of years. In return, the Petitioners will give up all claims on a reserve. (Note on book states 1822.)
Date: 1822
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 25

Many names mentioned.



Copy of petition from 11 Mi'kmaq families to Sir J. Wentworth requesting the allocation of 200 acres per family plus tools and provisions, etc., in order that they may improve their condition of life since Eurpoean immigration. A note states that 100 acres was approved for each family by Wentworth, 1807.
Date: 1807
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 26



This is a typewritten compliation of correspondence, 1838-1841, regarding the purchase of Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island, for the sole use of the Mi'kmaq. It inslude a petition to the Queen from the Chief of the Mi'kmaq requesting a grant og land which would enable them to settle in one spot and, therefore, be in a position to regain their previous health and social fabric which has been disrupted by the French and English inhabitants. Several letters follow, as well as excerpts from the Journal of Assembly, which attempt to determine whether Lennox Island is for sale by its owner and what a fair price for the Island would be. Ultimately, the House of Assembly declines to purchase the Island for the Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1838
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 27



Circular from John C. Haliburton, Legislative Council Chambers, requesting a report on the number of Mi'kmaq living in Nova Scotia, identifying number of children, their health, etc.
Date: 1841
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 28



Circular from the Provincial Secretary's Office to the Clerk of the Peace, queens County, requesting every effort to obtain information which will result in an amelioration of the condition of the Mi'kmaq pursuant with a resolution of the Legislative Council.
Date: 1841
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 29



Report of a Committee on Bronley Petition, 4 Apr. 1819, which finds that two settlements of Mi'maq have been made, one at Shubenacadie and one at Gold River (near Chester) and that considerable improvements have been made at the latter, that a sum of money still remains from the vote of 1817, and that a small grant is recommended for aiding the petitioners who wish to improve the "lot" of the Mi'kmaq.
Date: 1819
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 30



Certificate by David W. Crandell, Magistrate, stating his findings after examining the improvements made at the Mi'kmaq settlement at Gold River.
Date: 1818
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 31



Various Reports on Indian Affairs and supporting documents. Item appears to have been removed from the appendices of one or more bound editions of the Journal of the House of Assembly.
Date: 1843
Reference no.: Mi'kmaq Research Collection Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 18 No. 32

Mentions many names. An extensive and detailed document.


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