Research Credits

The origin of the history of  ice hockey and specifically Windsor, Nova Scotia’s claim as the Birthplace of Hockey is the result of significant research and investigation by author historian Garth Vaughan.

The website’s development incorporates the core research undertaken by Garth Vaughan and his daughter Holley Hammett Vaughan as well as content utilized in the writing of Garth’s book ” The Puck Starts Here”.

Additional information on the research and publications regarding the origin and history of ice hockey, (also located in the drop-down menu) can be found on the follow pages.  A bibliography summary of the research is further noted below.

Birthplace Of Hockey Bibliography

Thomas Chandler Haliburton’s Works

A General Description of Nova Scotia  Thomas Chandler Haliburton  Published at the Acadian School, Halifax, 1823  208 pgs, map  PANS AK F100 .H13g

An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia In two volumes  Thomas Chandler Haliburton  Printed and Published by Joseph Howe, Halifax, 1829  PANS F100 .H13

Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia – Vol 2  Haliburton, Thomas Chandler  Printed and Published by Joseph Howe 1829  Volume Consulted – Canada Reprint Series #51  Mika Publishing, Belleville, Ontario 1973  HRL SG ADULT 971.6 H172 h 1973

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler  A General Description of Nova Scotia  Printed at the Royal Acadian School, 1823  SG REF 971.6

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler  The Bubbles of Canada –  Published 1839-  SG REF 971.03 H172b

The Sam Slick Anthology  by Thomas Chandler Haliburton  Selected and Introduced by Riginald Eyre Watters  Edited for modern readers by Walter S. Avis  Clarke, Irwin and Company Limited, Toronto and Vancouver 1969  HRL SG 819.7 H17sa


Thomas Chandler Haliburton – About

Thomas Chandler Haliburton “Sam Slick” – A Study in Provincial Toryism  Chittick, V.L.O. (Victor Lovitt Oakes)  Professor in the Division of Literature and Language at Reed College  Published NY, Columbia University Press 1924  SG 921 H172c

Thomas Chandler Haliburton : A Centenary Chaplet  Published for the Haliburton Club, King’s College, Windsor, NS  by William Briggs Toronto, Ontario 1897  HRL SG REF 921 H172K

Family Influences on Haliburton  Gordon M. Haliburton  Published 1993  Nova Scotia Historical Review  #13 Pg 109 – 138  Donor, Haliburton Fales of Gladstone, New Jersey  PANS F5200 N935 V12 – reading room

Haliburton; Old Times In Nova Scotia Pg91-100  PANS F82 .R73 .07

Haliburton, Thomas Chandler  The Letters of Haliburton – Edited by Richard Davies  Published by the University of Toronto Press, Toronto  921 H172L, 1987

Thomas Chandler Haliburton  Davies, Richard  PANS P88415 A398 D257

Thomas Chandler Haliburton – “not at all the man we have imagined”  Davies, Richard  Dal Review Vol 59 #4 Pg 683-695  PANS F90 D15

Books and Music in Haliburton  V.L.O. Chittick  Dal Review 1958  PANS Dal Review Vol 38 #2 Summer 1958 pg 207 (pub 1958)

Makers of Canadian Literature; Thomas Chandler Haliburton  Logan, John Daniel  Toronto, Ryerson Press (pub 1923) –  PANS Cox F93 H13 L82  HRL 819.7 H17 ZL

Thomas Chandler Haliburton “Sam Slick”, a sketch and bibliography  O’Brien, A.H.  Montreal gazette Printing Co. 1909  PANS V/F V153 #11 26 pgs

T.C.Haliburton; The man they called “Sam Slick”  Beattie, Earle  Published in the Imperial Oil Review (Dec 1955) Vol 39 #5  PANS V/F V105 #28

“Sam Slick” as Judge – Studies in Nova Scotia History  Patterson, George – pub 1940  PANS F 100 P 27 St 9


Side Lights on T.C.Haliburton (More Studies in nova Scotia History) pub 1941  Patterson, George  PANS F 100 P 27 St 9 M

T.C. Haliburton on men and Things  V.L.O. Chittick  Dal Review 1958  PANS Dal Review Vol 38 #1 pg55 (pub 1958)

Famous Maritimers – Thomas Chandler Haliburton  by jaqueline Langille  (Young Adult Book)  published by Four East Publications, Tantallon, NS, 1990  HRL 921 H172La C.7

The Maritime Pictorial – (Magazine) Vol III Cornwallis Edition – Outstanding Nova Scotians  Article on Haliburton, Thomas Chandler Haliburton  Published 1931  SG REF 971.6 M34

Thomas Chandler Haliburton’s Windsor Home – Clifton Grove

Down in Nova Scotia: My Own, My Native Land  by Clara Dennis  Published by the Ryerson Press, Toronto 1934  HRL 917.16 D41d

Canadian Houses of Romance  by Katherine Hale  Published by The Macmillan Company of Canada 1926  HRL 917.1 G24ca

Historic Houses of Canada  by Katherine Hale  Published by the Ryerson Press, Toronto 1952  HRL 917.1 G24h

Sam Slick’s House  PANS HF .IM91 V49 #5 p15

“Clifton” Haliburton Memorial  PANS V/F V105 #33 1963  Brochure – no leads

“Clifton”, The Haliburton Memorial Museum, Windsor, Nova Scotia  Windsor, Nova Scotia, n.d.  PANS V/F v.396 #19

Windsor, Nova Scotia

Loomer, Leslie – Windsor, A Journey in History –  Published by the West Hants Historic Society, Windsor, Nova Scotia, 1996  HRL 971,635 L863w

Rhode Island Emigration to Nova Scotia  by Ray Greene Huling, A.M., New Bedford Massachusetts  Providence, R. I., Reprinted from the Narragansett Historical Register,  April 1889.  ISBN 88812 – 215 – 2 Toronto 1984 Canadiana House  HRL 971.6 H912r 1984 c.2

Plan of the Township of Windsor from an Actual Survey by Wm. Anson Deputy Surveyor  (Handwritten note reads “about 1820”)  (Copy) J.A. McCallum Dy (?) Surveyor 1893  PANS V7/230 – 1820

Birds Eye View of Windsor – 1878  PANS Photo Negitive # OS N69 – 1878

Eaton, A.W.H. – Rhode Island Settlers in Nova Scotia  PANS MICRO-E14 3767 (second item on reel)

Afoot in Ultima Thule  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  Dal Review Vol #3 Pg 95-105  PANS F90 D15

Gwendolyn Vaughan Shand – Manuscripts – Early Life in Windsor  PANS MGI Vol 2376 #15

Thomas Barlow Smith (1839 – 1933)  (Windsorian)  Young Lion of the Wood  Published 1889  Story of Paul Gideon and Margaret Godfrey – Piziquid  F92 SM6 Y8

O’Brien Family, Windsor, Nova Scotia (various family’s information – DeWolf, Haliburton…)  Records of Marriages, Births, Burials of Windsor 1738 – 1818 / Cattle Marks  Hand Written Ledger  PANS Vol 731 A

O’Brien Family, Windsor, Nova Scotia  Records of Marriages, Births, Burials of Windsor 1738 – 1818  Other Family Papers, 2 journals – Isaac O’Brien “Jack of all trades…”, William O’Brien – Marriages, Births, Deaths – various Windsor family’s – Rhode Island Settlers. Hand Written Ledgers  PANS Vol 731 A

DeWolf Family, Windsor  PANS V/F V100 #1

King’s College, Windsor, Nova Scotia

Notes On the History of Kings College  Vroom, F. W.  PANS V/F Vol 14 #6

King’s College, a Chronicle  Vroom, F. W.  The Imperial Oil Publishing Co. Ltd., Halifax 1941  160 Pgs, illus, plates  PANS LE K61 V96 (copy 4 Box 9 1966)  HRL Ref 378.716 V984k

The History of King’s College School – Windsor, Nova Scotia 1788-1938  Harris, R. (Reginald Vanderbilt)  Published by “The Outlook”, Middleton, Nova Scotia, 1938  HRL SG Ref 373.7163 h315h

All the Kings Men  DeWolf , Mark and Flie, George  Published by the King’s Allumni Association 1972  HRL SG Adult Lending 378.716 D524s

Memoranda Respecting King’s College, Windsor, Nova Scotia  (history of Alumni in appendix A)  by One of the Alumni (John Inglis D.D.)  Published by Gossip and Coade, Printers, Halifax, February, 1836  PANS V/F v277 31 pgs

Documents Relating to King’s College, Windsor, Nova Scotia 1828 – 35:  Including Correspondence of the Colonial Secretary’s on the Subject with the Governors of Nova Scotia  (the Dalhousie vs King’s dispute)  PANS AK LE .K61d

The Akins Historical Prize Essays  Vroom, F. W.  Nova Scotia Historical Society Vol 21 Pg 35-44  PANS Microfilm 9926

King’s College Rules and Ordinances 1821  PANS LE K 6 ls

Luigi Mariotti  by F.W. Vroom  in The Canadian Magazine  PANS V/F 277 #1 345 – 348

William Blowers Bliss – Paths to Law in the Maritimes  NS Historical Review #8 pgs 6 – 39  PANS F5200 N935 V.8

Bishop Inglis – Letters to the S.P.G. (Society for the Propogation of the Gospel – Anglican) – 1808 – 1849  (Anglican Business Letters)  PANS MSS Reading Room MGI No. 482

Thomas Chandler Haliburton and the Bliss Brothers – Secret Rivals in Literature  Richard Davies  Nova Scotia Historical Review Vol 12 – 1992  PANS F5200 N935 V12

A Plan of Lands Proposed by John Clarke Esquire for the Academy or College at Windsor – 25th Sept. 1789  PANS F/239-1789

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Early reminiscences of Halifax  Lynch, Peter  Nova Scotia Historical Society Proceedings Vol 16 – Pg 197  PANS Microfilm 9925

The Rise of Samuel Cunard  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  Dal Review IX #2 (pub July 1925) – pg 202-210  PANS V/F V138 #3

Samuel Cunard  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  PANS V/F 220 #13

Halifax in Trade  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  p151-174 vol 3 #3 (Sept. 1931) –  PANS F80 C169

Halifax Skating Club 1862  PANS V/F v185 #16

DeWolf Carriages  Advert 20 Pgs – Beautiful Pictures of Carriages  PANS AK TS D51

Eaton, Arthur Wentworth Hamilton  Chapters in the History of Halifax, Nova Scotia –  Printed in Americana Magazine 1915 – 1919  HRL 971.622 E14c

Nova Scotia

Descriptive Sketches of Nova Scotia  Frame, Elizabeth (1820-1913)  Published A&W MacKinley, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1864  PANS F92 F84 D45  HRL Ref 819.8 F813d

Moorsom, Cpt. William Scarth  Letters From Nova Scotia –  Published by Henry Colburn, London, 1830  HRL 917.16 M825 L Sg Adult

The Three Fold Charm of the Happy Valley  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  PANS Journal of Education pg 481 (pub May 1934)

The Century of Haliburton’s Nova Scotia  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  PANS V/F V105 #27

Old Province Tales  MacMechan, Archibald (1810 – 1933)  Published by McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, c1929  PANS F92 M22.5 OLI  SG REF 971.6 M16

Titus Smith (1768 – 1850) – Maple Sugar and Cabbages  by Terrance M. Punch  Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly V8 #1 Pg 19 – 38  Published 1978  PANS F5200 N93 H6 Mfilm 3518

Titus Smith, Junior and the Geography of Nova Scotia 1801 – 1802  by Andrew H. Clarke  University of Wisconsin Publishing 1954  Reprinted from “Annals of the Association of American Geographers  Vol XLIV Dec. 1954, #4 Pgs 291 -314  PANS V/F V183 #7

Titus Smith – Of the Eastern and Northern Parts of the Province (of Nova Scotia)  in the years 1801 – 1802, With general observations thereon.  Also a survey of…the Western Parts of the Province…Third Edition 1857  PANS Mfilm 15441

History of the County of Pictou  by rev. George Patterson, D.D.  Published by Mika Studio, Belleville, Ontario 1972  HRL SG 971.613 p31h 1972

Notes from Exile: On being Acadian  by Clive Doucet  MaClelland & Stewart Inc., Toronto, Ontario 1999  HRL 971.5 D728n

A History Of Nova Scotia  by G.G. Campbell, Principal, Sydney Academy  Published by the Ryerson Press, Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver1948  HRL 972.6 C18h

Baddeck, and that sort of thing  by Charles Dudley Warner  Published by Houghton& Mufflin, Boston 1888  HRL 917.16 W27b

Loyalist Land Settlement in Nova Scotia  a List Compiled by Marion Gilroy  Under the direction of D.C. Harvey Archivist  Published by the authority of the board of Trustees of the Public Archives of Nova Scotia 1980  Publication #4  HRL 971.6 G489L 1980

Old Time Travel In Nova Scotia  by Edith Mosher  published by Lancelot Press, Windsor, NS 1984  HRL SG 380.5 M911o C.5

William Arthur Clarke – the History of Annapolis County –  Published 1972  HRL 971.633 C164h

L’Acadie; Or, Seven Years Exploration in British North America – Vol II  Alexander, Sir James Edward  Published by Henry Colburn, London, 1849  HRL SG Ref 917.1 A376a

Nova Scotia a Pictorial Record – Historical Prints and Illustrations of the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada – 1605 -1878  Charles P. DeVolpi, Longman Canada Limited 1974  HRL 222580 R 971.6 D498n

Starr Manufacturing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Dartmouth Heritage Centre

Starr Skate Book 19??  PANS V/F v.264 #14

Starr Co. Dartmouth, N.S.  Murray Angus  Starr Skates in the Journal of Education 6th series v4 #1 1976 pg 14 – 18  PANS

Starr Manufacturing Co.  In Canada East Magazine, March 1931 pg 25 – 28  PANS V/F v320- #28A

Canadian Winter Sports

Dufferin, Harriot (Marchioness of Dufferin & Ava, Wife of Lord Dufferin Governor General of Canada) –  My Canadian Journal (1872-8) –  Published 1891, London England by john Murray  Reprinted Coles Canadiana Collection, TO – 1971  SG 917.1 D856m c.1

Cornell University Online Library – Making of America  The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine – November 1884 – April 1885  The Century Company, New York. F. Warne & Co. London. Vol XXIX. New Series Vol VII Canada as a Winter Resort – Curling, Tobogganing, Snow-shoeing, Skating Carnival  Page 514

Crown Lands Office Crown Lands Record Centre

Plans in the Hants County Portfolio  #13 Layout of Lots on Road to Falmouth (Undated – c. 1800) NOTE: Shows along Waterfront – John Clark Esq. Warfe lot (1000 or 1800?) N35 W300 foot  – Neal Geachy (1000 or 1800?) N35 W300 foot  – Landing Place  – cpt Monk  – Josh Manger  -Isaac Deschamps

– “King (Street)” (hand written in and then crossed out) “Albert St.  Note: Appears to actually be “King Street” which is the name of the street that runs along the base of Fort Edward Hill in Windsor.

Streetfront Lots –  – 1. T Bridge  – 2. J Butler  – 3. L Louberlahter (?)  – 4. J Burbidge  – 5. Capt. Shammus _ _ (?)  – 6. J Gerrish  – 7. Fred Deslesdernier & Capt. _ Grounld  – 8. Avery  – 9. S Cottnum  – 10. Palmer  – 11. Mist Franklin  – 12. Lord William  – 13. B Gerrish  – 14. ?

Across the street –  – Farnum (?)  – Crowell

Plans in the Hants County Portfolio  #14- Old plan of part of the lands on Piziquid River Belonging to the Hon. Richard Buckley, Jonathan Belcher – Not Signed or Dated  E – 18 – 38 NOTE: Script on map refers to Belcher as Liet. Governor Jonathan Belcher –  Jonathan Belcher Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia 1761 – 1763

Plans in the Hants County Portfolio  #26 – Plan for the Water Lots by William Hendry, Windsor 1879

General Index of Grants from 1730 to 1937 Inclusive – 1786  Name of Grantee – John Clarke, 500 acres, District – T’ship of Windsor, County – Hants, Book – 18 old, Page – 91

David Rumsey Maps used by permission of David Rumsey

The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection contains to date over 7,180 maps online and focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America cartographic history materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented. The collection categories include old and antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, children and manuscript maps. Genealogy and family history can be studied on the maps. The online collection is an expanding cross section of digital images designed to highlight the depth of the collection. Read Article about the collection.

Errors and Omissions
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