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Make a donation and help
preserve Loyalist history

Loyalist Donations

There are many opportunities to help the Black Loyalist Heritage Society of Nova Scotia rebuild their Reference Library after the disastrous fire in the spring of 2006. With the significant loss of books and other reference materials, the Society decided to develop a "Sponsor-A-Book" programme, which is being managed through the Whirligig Bookshop. They provided Betty Camp of The Whirligig Book Shop in Shelburne with a wish list which included Carleton’s Loyalist Index and The Loyalists, Pioneers and Settlers of the Maritimes. The Sir Guy Carleton Branch has already shipped a copy of the first and Fred Hayward has mailed a copy of the latter.

The wish list of books as of November 2007 may help you become directly involved in the rebuilding of their library. If you would like to “Sponsor-a-Book” from the list, contact the Whirligig Book Shop at 1-902-875-1117 or email: They will locate the missing copy, inform you of the cost and provide a tax receipt for your donation.

The following are books which the Society requests. The title is followed by the author, publisher, and ISBN (when available).

The African Canadian Church: A Stabilizer
Dorothy Shadd Shreve
Jordan Station, Ontario: Paideia Press 1983

Back To Africa: George Ross & The Maroons
Mavis C. Campbell

Bear River Untapped Roots
Florence L. Bauld

Black Canadians: History, Experience, Social Conditions
Joseph Mensah

The Black Canadians: Their History and Contributions
Velma Carter & Lee Carter

The Black Presence In The Era Of The American Revolution 1770-1800
Sidney Kaplan

Blacks in Early Canada: The Freedom Seekers
Daniel G. Hill

Blacks In The American Revolution
Philip S. Foner

Canadian Black Studies
Bridgial Pachai

Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, N.S.
Lewis V. Robertson

The Church and Slavery
James H. Thornwell

Churches of Shelburne County
Deborah Nickerson & Darren Jacklyn
Shelburne County Genealogical Society

Collections Of The NS Historical Society For The Years 1896-98 Vol. X
Nova Scotia Historical Society

The Diary Of Simeon Perkins, Liverpool, N.S. (Five Volumes)
1766-1780 XXIX; 1780-1789 XXXVI; 1790-1796 XXXIX; 1797-1803 XLIII; 1804-1812 V.
Edited by Charles Bruce Ferguson
Toronto: Harold A. Innis / The Champlain Society, 1948

The Freedom-Seekers: Blacks in Early Canada
Daniel G. Hill
Agincourt: The Book Society of Canada Limited, 1981

From Slavery To Freedom: The Life of David George, Pioneer Black Baptist Minister
Grant Gordon
Hantsport: Lancelot Press), 1992

In This Place: Black Arts In NS
Pearse & Woods

The Loyal Blacks
Ellen Gibson Wilson
New York: Capricorn Books, 1976

A New History Of Sierra Leone
Joe A.D. Alie

Oxford Canadian Dictionary
Oxford University Press

Racial Discrimination In Canada: The Black Experience
James W. St. G. Walker

Religious Marriages In Halifax, N.S.
Terrence C. Punch, Publication Number 16
Genealogical Association Of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS 1991

Searching For An Identity: Research
Leonard Ashe Jr. / Sonja Crawford / Nancy Maclean

Spirits Of The Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century
Madeline Burnside & Rosemarie Robotham

Standing On Holy Ground: A Triumph Over Hate Crime in the Deep South
Sandra E. Johnson
St. Martin’s Press

The Story of Phyllis Wheatley: Poetess of the American Revolution
Shirley Graham

Telling The Truth: Segregated Schools In NS
Gertrude Tynes & Doris Evans

Towards Freedom: The African-Canadian Experience
Alexander, Ken and Avis Glaze
Toronto: Umbrella Press, 1996

Trials and Triumphs: The Story of African Canadians
Lawrence Hill
Umbrella press 1996
ISBN 1-895642-09-4 (This book written for children 10-13 yrs)
Available from A Different Drummer Books, Burlington, ON

An Unclouded Day
Cherry M. Paris

Veterans of Shelburne County Vols.I-III
Shelburne County Genealogical Society

Victorious in Defeat: The Loyalists In Canada
Wallace Brown and Hereward Senior
Toronto: Methuen Publications, 1984

The West Indians In Canada
James W. St. G. Walker

Women of Vision: The Story of the Canadian Negro Women’s Association, 1951-1976
Lawrence Hill
Umbrella press 1996
ISBN 1-895642-18-3
Available from A Different Drummer Books, Burlington, ON

Donations can be made directly to the BLHS office or to any Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia for the Black Loyalist Heritage Society Recovery Fund. Shari Shortliffe, Office Administrator, can be reached at or Box 1194,Shelburne, NS, B0T 1W0. Their website is

As requested by the delegates at the 2006 Annual Meeting, the Finance Committee of UELAC authorized a donation of $5000.00 to the Black Loyalist Heritage Society to assist them in their recovery. The cheque was presented to the newly elected President of the BLHS, Richard Gallion on Monday, September 18th at 2pm by Lewis Perry UE, President of the Halifax/Dartmouth Branch of UELAC. Daryl Currie UE, Past-President of the Governor Simcoe Branch of UELAC was also on hand to present the Society with a Loyalist flag.

Individual members and Branches were also encouraged to contribute on their own.