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Finding Aid - John and Robert Rutherford fonds (MS-2-235)
Generated by the Archives Catalogue and Online Collections on January 23, 2017
Dalhousie University Archives 6225 University Avenue, 5th Floor, Killam Memorial Library Halifax Nova Scotia Canada B3H 4R2 Telephone: 902-494-3615 Email: [email protected] http://dal.ca/archives http://findingaids.library.dal.ca/john-and-robert-rutherford-fonds
Table of contents
Summary information ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Scope and content ........................................................................................................................................... 4
Personal records of John and Robert Rutherford (1896-1913) .................................................................. 32
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MS-2-235 John and Robert Rutherford fonds
Summary information
Reference code: MS-2-235
Language: English
Physical description: 62 cm of textual records. - 62 cm of textual records
Note [generalNote]: Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Rutherford, John & Robert Rutherford fonds, MS-2-235, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Administrative history / Biographical sketch
Note
John Rutherford was manager of the Albion Mines in Pictou County, and Inspector of Mines for the province on Nova Scotia in the 1860s. He was replaced by Henry Skeffington Poole, so he could become General Manager and Mining Engineer for the General Mining Association in 1872. He dealt with Albion Mines, Blight Area, Caledonia Coal Mines, and especially, the Style Mining Area. He became a shareholder of this property as well as sole owner of an adjacent property referred to as “John Rutherford”. These properties were also called “Cumberland Coal Areas”. From the late 1890s through to after his death in the 1920s, Rutherford sold options to various buyers on the Styles Mining Company, but his true desire was to sell all of the land to a worthy buyer. Robert Rutherford, John’s only surviving son (George Rutherford had died in 1903), was left in charge of his estate after John's death in 1913. He also pursued the sale of the Cumberland Coal Areas long after his father’s passing. With the help of other family members and surviving shareholders, Robert followed leads for a sale of the property. Up until 1932, where the textual records leave off, there is still a rental agreement for the properties.
Custodial history
The materials in this fonds was puchased in four accessions from George F. Flie in 1975, 1977, 1978, and 1984.
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MS-2-235 John and Robert Rutherford fonds
Scope and content
Fonds consists of documents relating to mining, primarily the Styles Mine in Cumberland County, NS. There is correspondence, maps, geological surveys and reports relating to mining. There is also a collection of prose and poetry by John Rutherford and personal correspondence between the family.
Notes
Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing use
Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.
Accruals
Other notes
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Collection holdings
Scope and content:
These files consist of maps, reports, correspondence, geological surveys and other information relating to mining. The primary focus is on the Styles Mining Company, of which John Rutherford was a shareholder.
Physical description: 40 cm of textual records of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 1 - Albion Mines
Title: Albion Mines
Date: 1872-1885 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
File contains financial and survey reports for the Albion Mines from The Halifax Company Limited.
Physical description: 42 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 1 - Blight Area
Title: Blight Area
Date: 1907-1909 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Letters about the possible sale of land in the Blight Area
Physical description: 13 pages of textual materials
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File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 2 - Caledonia Coal Mines 1863-1866
Title: Caledonia Coal Mines 1863-1866
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 2
Date: 1863-1866 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Shaft sample of coal seams in Glace Bay, Cape Breton
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 2 - Style Mining Area Geological Survey
Title: Style Mining Area Geological Survey
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 2
Date: 1869 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 3 - Styles Mining 1871
Title: Styles Mining 1871
Date: 1871-1897 (date of creation)
Physical description: 3 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 4 - Agreement between the General Mining Association and John Rutherford
Title: Agreement between the General Mining Association and John Rutherford
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 4
Date: 1871 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Appointing Rutherford as General Manager and Minign Engineer as of January 1, 1872.
Physical description: 7 pages of textual records
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File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 3 - Styles Mining 1872
Title: Styles Mining 1872
Date: 1872 (date of creation)
Physical description: 22 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 5 - Styles Area Mining 1873
Title: Styles Area Mining 1873
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 5
Date: 1873 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 6 - Scott Barlow Report of Acadia Coal Company Limited
Title: Scott Barlow Report of Acadia Coal Company Limited
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 6
Date: 1874 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file includes reports on the Blight Area and Area No. 70, Old Styles Pit
Physical description: 1 page of textual materials
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 7 - Styles Area Mining 1876
Title: Styles Area Mining 1876
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 7
Date: 1876 (date of creation)
Physical description: 21 pages of textual records
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File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 4 - Agreement of payment for 5 areas & other papers
Title: Agreement of payment for 5 areas & other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 4
Date: 1877-1879 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Description of Styles Mine ; Resolutions passed at the annual general meeting of Intercolonial Mining Company ; Lease for Styles Mine
Physical description: 16 pages
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 8 - Styles, Albion , Acadia and other Mining companies
Title: Styles, Albion , Acadia and other Mining companies
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 8
Date: 1877-1879 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 5 - Styles Mining Company 1878
Title: Styles Mining Company 1878
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 5
Date: 1878 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 9 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 9 - Styles 1879
Title: Styles 1879
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Date: 1879 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 6 - Licence to Search Cumberland County & Report on Styles Mine, Chignecto Blight Area and Maccan
Title: Licence to Search Cumberland County & Report on Styles Mine, Chignecto Blight Area and Maccan
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 6
Date: 1880-1888 (date of creation)
Physical description: 20 pages textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 7 - Styles Mining 1891
Title: Styles Mining 1891
Date: 1891 (date of creation)
Physical description: 8 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 10 - Draft Coal Lease 1891
Title: Draft Coal Lease 1891
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 10
Date: 1891 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 12 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 11 - Minutes of Meeting of Styles Mining Company
Title: Minutes of Meeting of Styles Mining Company
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 11
Date: 1892 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
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File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 12 - Styles Mining 1893
Title: Styles Mining 1893
Date: 1893 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 8 - Section of Strata of Maccan, Cumberland County, NS
Title: Section of Strata of Maccan, Cumberland County, NS
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 8
Date: 1893 (date of creation)
Physical description: 19 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 9 - Memorandum of agreement between Franklyn, Rutherford and Drury
Title: Memorandum of agreement between Franklyn, Rutherford and Drury
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 9
Date: 1897 (date of creation)
Physical description: 3 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 13 - Rental for lease No. 86 1894
Title: Rental for lease No. 86 1894
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 13
Date: 1894 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 10 - Rental for lease No. 86 1895 and other papers
Title: Rental for lease No. 86 1895 and other papers
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Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 10
Date: 1895 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains letters and conditions at Styles and Stanley mines
Physical description: 8 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 14 - Rental for lease No. 86 1896 and other papers
Title: Rental for lease No. 86 1896 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 14
Date: 1896 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 9 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 11 - Letter from Hugh Fletcher
Title: Letter from Hugh Fletcher
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 11
Date: 1897 (date of creation)
Physical description: 1 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 15 - Rental on lease No. 86 1897-1899
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1897-1899
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 15
Date: 1897 (date of creation)
Physical description: 7 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 16 - Rental on lease No. 86 1900 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1900 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 16
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Date: 1900 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 8 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 17 - Rental on lease No. 86 1901 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1901 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 17
Date: 1901 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 12 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 12 - Rental on lease No. 86 1902 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1902 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 12
Date: 1902 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains Stakeholder agreement to sell Cumberland County coal areas ; letters about sale of areas ; report of boring at Joggins Mine ; boring at Glendale
Physical description: 35 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 13 - Notes from Mines Reports 1866-1902 and Extracts from Seam Section Comparisons
Title: Notes from Mines Reports 1866-1902 and Extracts from Seam Section Comparisons
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 13
Date: 1866-1903 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
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File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 18 - Rental on lease No. 86 1903 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1903 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 18
Date: 1903 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
Physical description: 4 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 19 - Rental on lease No. 86 1904 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1904 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 19
Date: 1904 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains information about Canada Coals and Railway Comapny Limited ; Joggins Mines ; and letters about the sale of Styles Mining land
Physical description: 13 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 14 - Rental on lease No. 86 1905 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1905 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 14
Date: 1905 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains Prospectus for Maritime Coal and Railway Company, Ltd. ; Description of Styles Mine and its value
Physical description: 8 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 15 - Rental on lease No. 86 1906 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1906 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 15
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Date: 1906 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains Memorandum of agreement 1906 ; Agreement of sale to John T. Smith ; other correspondenceregarding the sale.
Physical description: 39 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 16 - Rental on lease No. 86 1907 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1907 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 16
Date: 1907 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains Memorandum of agreement for sale of lease 86 and 125 to William S. Rogers ; Mines Report Ottawa, 1907
Physical description: 26 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 17 - Rental on lease No. 86 1908 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1908 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 17
Date: 1908 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains letters from Edward Wilkinson, E.S. Matheson, J.T. Armand, T.S. Rogers, Ambrose and Belknap, and The Londonderry Iron & Mining Company, Ltd.
Physical description: 28 pages of textual records + 20 postal notes
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 20 - Rental on lease No. 86 1909 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1909 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 20
Date: 1909 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains letters from J.H. Rogers ; J.T. Smith ; George E. Irving ; W.S. Rogers
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Physical description: 25 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 21 - Rental on lease No. 86 1910 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1910 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 21
Date: 1910 (date of creation)
Physical description: 3 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 18 - Letters from T.S. Rogers and other papers
Title: Letters from T.S. Rogers and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 18
Date: 1911 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains letters from B.M. Hickman, R.C. Fuller, Rental Lease No. 86, Agreement between John Rutherford and Victor H. Solaint
Physical description: 19 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 22 - Rogers-Rutherford Agreement November 6, 1911 for Leases 86 and 125
Title: Rogers-Rutherford Agreement November 6, 1911 for Leases 86 and 125
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 22
Date: 1911 (date of creation)
Physical description: 1 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 19 - Letters from E.S. Matheson and other papers
Title: Letters from E.S. Matheson and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 19
Date: 1912 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
MS-2-235 John and Robert Rutherford fonds
File contains letters form J.R. Lamy and an agreement between Styles Mining Company and Frank P. McNeil and John H. Leger of Joggins Mines. File also contains letters from R.C. Fuller.
Physical description: 12 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 23 - Letter from Travers Lewis to R.W. Rutherford (Robert)
Title: Letter from Travers Lewis to R.W. Rutherford (Robert)
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 23
Date: 1913 (date of creation)
Physical description: 1 page of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 24 - Rental on lease No. 86 1916 and other papers
Title: Rental on lease No. 86 1916 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 24
Date: 1916 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains a note by R.W. Rutherford giving power of attorney for John Rutherford's estate to Hector McInnes and a bank statement of R. W. Rutherford.
Physical description: 3 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 20 - Correspondence with Hector McInnes and other papers
Title: Correspondence with Hector McInnes and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 20
Date: 1917 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains letters form Bessie M. Hickman and R.C. Fuller ; Meeting of the Shareholders of the Styles Mining Company ; Agreement between Styles Mining Company and Isaiah McCarthy.
Physical description: 22 pages of textual records
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File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 25 - Correspndence from Hector McInnes and A.H. Lamy
Title: Correspndence from Hector McInnes and A.H. Lamy
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 25
Date: 1918 (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 21 - Excerpts from Geological Surveys 1885-1893 and other papers
Title: Excerpts from Geological Surveys 1885-1893 and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 21
Date: 1919 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains a response to an inquiry about Styles Mines Reports from Albert O'Hays ; subscription to Canadian Mining Journal ; letter from William McInnes about geological reports
Physical description: 26 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 22 - Notes re my interview with Mr H. D. Staires re my father's estate and other papers
Title: Notes re my interview with Mr H. D. Staires re my father's estate and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 22
Date: 1920-1929 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains an Agreement made between Annie E. Kinnear & R.W. Rutherford and Charles H. Watt ; letter to W. F. Jennison from Styles Mining Company ; Agreement made between Styles Mining Company and A.L. Schneider ; Agreement made between R.W. Rutherford & Annie E. Kinnear and A.L. Schneider ; Agreement made between Styles Mining Company and James W. Hogg
Physical description: 30 pages of textual records
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File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 23 - Letter to H.B. Staires from Robert Ruterford and other papers
Title: Letter to H.B. Staires from Robert Ruterford and other papers
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 23
Date: 1921-1932 (date of creation)
Scope and content:
This file contains Rental on lease No. 86 1931-1932 ; Agreement made between Annie E. Hickman & R. W. Rutherford and Charles H. Watt
Physical description: 21 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 26 - List of Styles Mining Company Shareholders
Title: List of Styles Mining Company Shareholders
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 26
Date: 190? (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 24 - Extracts from report on the Styles Mining Company's Property in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
Title: Extracts from report on the Styles Mining Company's Property in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia
Reference code: MS-2-235, Box 1, Folder 24
Date: n/d (date of creation)
Physical description: 2 pages of textual records
File: MS-2-235, Box 2, Folder 27 - Memo relating to the Styles coal property
Title: Memo relating to the Styles coal property
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