StFX Drafting student, 1910. Courtesy of Bart Sears, C. J. MacGillivray album, and the Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald. A similar photo of a 1909 drafting class, taken by drafting instructor Fred Piper. A search for the name Charlie Malzard on the blackboard by Anne Louise MacDonald revealed a Charles Stanley Malzard 1889-1959 […]
Xavier Hall, St. Francis Xavier University, view from Corner of West Street and St. Ninian’s Street, c 1905. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum, Cunningham album. Restoration: Joe Fraser. Letter on Xavier Hall, StFX , letterhead from Alex MacDonald to Rev. A. MacLean Sinclair, Belfast, PEI, dated March 29, 1899, 2¢ stamp , Queen Victoria. Franked […]
StFX hockey team, 1909. Courtesy of Dalhousie University Archives, Waldren Studios Collection, 307-022.
Parade to welcome home StFX hockey team after their defeat of Harvard 4-1 in Boston, February 7, 1910. Courtesy of Bart Sears, C. J. MacGillivray album. Restoration: Anne Louise MacDonald
Chimney Sweeps, Aquinas House, StFX, 1909. Photographer: Fred Piper, Drafting Instructor at StFX. Courtesy of StFX Archives. Restoration: Jeff Parker This photo is part of the Fred Piper collection, which became part of the StFX Archives in 2007. Fred Piper’s son Bill wrote to say: My father was an instructor at the Antigonish College in […]
Sam Gero and David Phee, Morrison Hall, c 1965. David’s first communion. Courtesy of Sandra Gero. David Phee, aged 12 in this photo in front of Morrison Hall, would go on to a career in food services in this same building on the StFX campus.
Death of Queen Victoria, January, 1901, Antigonish Post House at College and Main Streets, formerly StFX’s first building. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Joe Fraser. The Bishop decreed that on the day of the Queen’s funeral all church bells in the diocese should be tolled for at least a half hour “in token of […]
StFX Stationary Hospital Unit, No. 9, 1916. Courtesy of Antigonish Heritage Museum. Restoration: Jeff Parker StFX’s primary contribution to the war effort in 1916 was the recruiting and training of the Canadian Stationary Hospital Unity, No. 9, financed by the Canadian government. StFX supplied the personnel — 12 doctors, 30 nurses, 150 men. Graduation came […]
StFX Orchestra, 1917-1918. Doc Pat Nicholson centre . Courtesy of StFX University Archives, 90-877-3384. Restoration: Joe Fraser. Nicholson Hall, the highest building on the StFX campus carries his name. Note the drummer in uniform, possibly part of Hospital Unit No. 9, which had several talented musicians among its membership. Although it was quite unusual for […]
Sisters of St. Martha darning socks for StFX students, circa 1940s. Courtesy of Sisters of St. Martha (CSM), Antigonish, Bethany Archives Conversation with Mary Lillian MacDonald, June 19, 2014: The sisters in this photo are wearing the second habit. The location is within the convent itself, as the sisters were not allowed to go out […]