Bibliography of Publications
• Part XV - Raddall to Russell

Raddall, Thomas H. 1948. Halifax: Warden of the North. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, pp.; pp. 250-256.; revised and reprinted, McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, 1971.

Raddall, Thomas H. 1959. Halifax Explosion. in Will R. Bird, editor, Atlantic Anthology. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, pp.; pp. - .

Raddall, Thomas H. 1959. Portrait of a City. in Will R. Bird, editor, Atlantic Anthology. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, pp.; pp. - .

Raddall, Thomas H. 1976. In My Time: A Memoir. McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, Ontario, pp.; pp. 30-41.

Raddall, Thomas H. 1979. Winter's Tale. in Alice Hale and Sheila Brooks, editors, Nearly an Island: A Nova Scotian Anthology, Breakwater Press, St. John's, Newfoundland, pp.; pp. - .

Rasky, Frank. 1959. The Day Halifax Exploded. Liberty Magazine, , , Vol. 36, No. 2, May, pp. - .

Rasky, Frank. 1961. Great Canadian Disasters. Longmans Green & Company, Toronto, Ontario, 246 pp; The Day Halifax Exploded, pp. 143-165.

Ratshesky, Hon. A.C. 1918. Report of the Halifax Relief Expedition, December 6 to 15, 1917 By Hon. A.C. Ratshesky, Commissioner-in-Charge to Samuel Walker McCall Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wright and Potter Printing Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 23 pp.

Reid, H. 1978. Halifax Explosion: How They Got the Message Out. The Atlantic Advocate, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Vol. 68, No. 5, January, pp. 44-??.

Richardson, Evelyn M. 1977. The Halifax Explosion - 1917. The Nova Scotia Historical Quarterly, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Vol. 7, No. 4, December, pp. 305-330.

Roache, Gordon. 1987. A Halifax ABC. Tundra Books, Montréal, Québec, ISBN 0-88776-183-6, unpaged, [32] pp., 26 coloured paintings all signed 'Gordon Roache 86'; Xx eXplosion painting 'The Halifax Explosion December 6th 1917' on p. [26] and text p. [31].

Robertson, Allen B. 1994. After the Storm: The Church and Synagogue Response. in Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, co-editors, GROUND ZERO: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Canada's Most Tragic Disaster. Proceedings of the conference: The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and Its Consequences, December 3-6, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-published by Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ISBN 1-55109-095-3, November, 484 pp.; pp. 219-227, endnotes pp. 450-451.

Robinson, Cyril. 1959. Only Yards Away From Death, Two Norwegians who survived the disastrous Halifax explosion recall the holocaust aboard their ship after it hit the TNT-laden Mont Blanc. Weekend Magazine, Montréal, Québec, Vol. 9, No. 49, date?, pp. - .

Robinson, Cyril. 1967. The Day Halifax Blew Up Fifty years ago the explosion created havoc in the harbor. Weekend Magazine, Montréal, Québec, Vol. 17, No. 48, date?, pp. 20, 22 (cols. 3-4)-23 (col. 1), 25 (cols. 3-4).

Robinson, Ernest Fraser. 1987, reprinted 1992. The Halifax Disaster, December 6, 1917. Vanwell Publishing Company, St. Catharines, Ontario, ISBN-10: 0920277071, paper cover; ISBN-13: 978-0920277072, card cover, 70 pp.

Roe, Barbara. 1984. Halifax Disaster. Epic poem, Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Manuscript Group 27, Vol. 9, No. 36, December 9, pp.

Roe, Harold T. 1917 - "copyrighted 1917" on title page. The Halifax Catastrophe Forty Views - showing extent of damage in Canada's historic city as a result of terrific explosion on Thursday, December 6th, 1917, which killed 1200 men, women and children; injured 3000 and rendered 6000 homeless; causing property damage of nearly $50,000,000. (as found on p. [1] title page); alternate title as found on light gray paper cover: 40 Views of the Halifax Disaster Showing Effects of Explosion December 6th 1917. and Official List of Identified Dead. Price 50¢. two drawings on cover, left, harbourfront of Halifax at Buckingham Street before the Explosion; right, St. Joseph's Catholic Church after the Explosion, [The] Royal Print & Litho Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Halifax News Co., sole distributors, December 14, unpaged, title page and 'Introduction' text, pp. [1]-[3]; 39 plates, pp. [4]-[16], [27]-[42] plus two-page panorama, pp. [44]-[45]; map showing devastated area p. [17]; The Names of 886 Identified Dead. The complete list of the 1196 dead, recovered to January 1st, 1918, as compiled by the mortuary authorities and alphabetically arranged with former addresses follows. pp. [19]-[26]; [46] pp. in toto; 40.0 x 44.0 cm folded single sheet, four panoramic views of the devastated Richmond area of Halifax's north end, tipped-in on inside front cover.

[Roe, Rev. Harold T.] Anonymous. Undated [1918] - "copyrighted 1917" on title page. THE HALIFAX DISASTER Nine large panoramic and fifty smaller views showing extent of damage in Canada's historic city as the result of terrific explosion on Thursday, December 6th, 1917, which killed 1200 men, women and children; injured 3000 and rendered 6000 homeless; causing property damage of nearly $50,000,000 Together with The names of the identified dead and a map of the city showing the devastated section. (as found on p. [1] title page); alternate title as found on light brown paper cover: 40 Views of the Halifax Disaster Showing Effects of Explosion December 6th 1917. and Official List of Identified Dead. Price 50¢. two drawings on cover, left, harbourfront of Halifax at Buckingham Street before the Explosion; right, St. Joseph's Catholic Church after the Explosion, [The] Royal Print & Litho Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Halifax News Co., sole distributors, unpaged, title page and 'Introduction' text, pp. [1]-[3]; 45 plates, pp. [4]-[40]; The Names of 886 Identified Dead. The complete list of the 1196 dead, recovered to January 1st, 1918, as compiled by the mortuary authorities and alphabetically arranged with former addresses follows. pp. [41]-[48]; Some Details That May Assist in the Identification of the Hundreds of Unclaimed Bodies Which Have been Interred. ... compiled by A[rthur]. S. Barnstead, chairman of the mortuary committee. pp. [49]-[55]; [56] pp. in toto; 37.0 x 64.0 cm folded single sheet, eight panoramic views of the devastated Richmond area of Halifax's north end, tipped-in on inside front cover; 17.8 x 40.8 cm folded single sheet, another panoramic view of the rubble of the sugar refinery, tipped-in on blank p. [56]; Plan of the City of Halifax. "The devastated section is shown in red on this map and is known as the Richmond section." The Halifax Board of Trade, March 1, 1918, 38.0 x 40.0 cm folded sheet, scale approx. 1:3,500, tipped-in on inside rear paper cover. (This publication is a c. March 1918 edition of the Harold T. Roe, 1917 booklet.)

Roper, Henry. 1994. Archibald MacMechan and the Writing of "The Halifax Disaster". in Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, co-editors, GROUND ZERO: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Canada's Most Tragic Disaster. Proceedings of the conference: The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and Its Consequences, December 3-6, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-published by Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ISBN 1-55109-095-3, November, 484 pp.; pp. 85-90, endnotes pp. 435-437.

Ross, George A. 1919. The Halifax Disaster and the Re-Housing. Construction: A Journal for the Architectural Engineering and Contracting Interests of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, Vol. 12, No. 10, October, pp. 293(?)-307(?).

Ross, G. 1920. The Halifax Disaster and Rehousing. in Proceedings of the Eleventh National Conference on City Planning, May 26-28, 1919, Boston, Massachusetts, , Boston, Massachusetts, pp.; pp. 33(?)-4?.

Rowlings, Edith. 1987. The Story of Emmanuel Church Dartmouth, N.S. 1871-1987. Emmanuel Church, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ISBN 0-9693140-0-0, July, 132 pp.; pp. 17 (photograph), 31-36, 37 (photo), 120-125.

Royer, B. Franklin. 1923. Four Years Work of the Massachusetts-Halifax Health Commission: A Progress Report. The Commission, Halifax, Nova Scotia, pp.

Ruffman, Alan. 1987. The Halifax Explosion: Realities and Myths. The working text for three talks given on C.B.C. Radio's Information Morning show in Halifax on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Station CBHT[sic = CBH-FM], Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 2, 3 and 4 at 0740 A.S.T., unpublished manuscript, xeroxed and distributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Public Affairs - Radio, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 8.5 x 11.0 inches, stapled, 29 pp.

Ruffman, Alan. 1987; revised 1992. The Halifax Explosion: Realities and Myths. The working text for three talks given on C.B.C. Radio's Information Morning show in Halifax on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion of December 6, 1917. Typed manuscript reproduced by Xerox, Geomarine Associates Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia; Addendum, June 21, 1992, p. 29; Appendix 1, Amount of Explosive Material on Board the MONT BLANC taken from the original "Shipper's Export Declarations" and from the original "Manifest de frêt", October 19, 1992, pp. 30-35; Appendix 2, Value of Explosive Cargo on Board the MONT BLANC, December 6, 1917, as taken from the original "Shippers Export Declarations", November 14, 1992, pp. 36-38, 38 pp. in toto; Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Manuscript Group 27, Vol. , 38 pp.

Ruffman, Alan. 1989. Grim Visions. Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer made two dozen drawings of the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion. The Daily News, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Vol. 17, No. 72, December 6, pp. 1, 23 and 32, four illustrations, two photographs.

Ruffman, Alan, curator. 1990. Grim Visions, Arthur Lismer and the Halifax Explosion. Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Design Jan Anthony/James Graham, Program for art exhibit, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, November 23 to December 16, 1990, 4 pp., four illustrations.

Ruffman, Alan. 1991. Turtle Grove, The Micmac Community at Tuft's Cove: Is It Too Late to Recover Its Memory? Micmac-Maliseet News, Truro, Nova Scotia, Vol. 2, No. 5, May, p. 10.

Ruffman, Alan. 1991. The Frustrations of a Would-Be Author on Arthur Lismer and the Halifax Explosion. Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia, The Octopus, Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 11-12.

Ruffman, Alan. 1992. Dartmouth and the MONT BLANC Cannon, A possible Dartmouth project for the 1992 75th anniversary of the 1917 Explosion. The Dartmouth Magazine, insert in copies of The Mail Star of Halifax, Nova Scotia which were delivered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Vol. 44, No. 57, Saturday, March 7, p. 7.

Ruffman, Alan. 1992. Dartmouth and the MONT BLANC Cannon. The Patriot, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Vol. 1, No. 8, December 3-9, pp. 5A-6A.

Ruffman, Alan. 1992. Handling TITANIC's Dead: A Precursor for the 1917 Halifax Explosion [Abstract]. Program, Convention '92, The Titanic Historical Society, Inc., Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, April 9-12, Boston, Massachusetts, 2 pp.

Ruffman, Alan. 1992. Realities and Myths: The Exact Time of the 1917 Explosion, the Number of Explosions, the Felt Area, the Epicentral Location and Earthquake Equivalence and the Explosion Cloud [Abstract]. The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and its Consequences. Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, December 3-6, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Program and Abstracts of Papers, pp. 14-15.

Ruffman, Alan. 1993. Review of 1917 Explosion Videos to be shown at the 1993 Atlantic Film Festival on Sunday, September 26, 1993 at 2:30 p.m. at Wormwood Cinema. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Station CBH-FM, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Information Morning show, September 23, 0843 A.D.T., unpublished manuscript, 7 pp.

Ruffman, Alan. 1993. Realities, Myths and Misconceptions: Scientific Aspects of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour [Abstract]. American Water Works Association, Atlantic Canada Section, Forty-Sixth Annual Conference, "Preparing for Change", September 12-14, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Abstracts, p. 1.

Ruffman, Alan. 1994. 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour. in Stephen Poole, editor, Nova Scotia: A Colour Guidebook, photography by Keith Vaughan, Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Boston, Massachusetts, ISBN , 192 pp.; pp. 60-64.

[Ruffman, Alan]. 1994. [Endnote 12]. in Donald Kerr, 1994, Another Calamity: The Litigation. in Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, co-editors, GROUND ZERO: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Canada's Most Tragic Disaster. Proceedings of the conference: The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and Its Consequences, December 3-6, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-published by Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ISBN 1-55109-095-3, November, 484 pp.; pp. 476-478.

Ruffman, Alan. 1997. 1917 in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia: A Seismic Event of Note [Abstract]. After-dinner talk at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Section of the Seismological Society of America, October 5-8, Ottawa, Ontario, Program and Abstracts, presented October 7, Late Abstracts and Schedule Changes, p. [5].

Ruffman, Alan. 1998. The 1917 Explosion. in Stephen Poole and Al Kingsburg, editors, Nova Scotia: A Colour Guidebook. photography by Keith Vaughan, Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Colourguide Series, Second Edition, ISBN , 192 pp.; pp. 52-54; Third Edition, 200 pp.

Ruffman, Alan. 2001. Letters to the Editor: Haligonian corrects explosion details. Voyage, Titanic International Society, Inc., Freehold, New Jersey, No. 35, Winter/Spring, p. 146.

Ruffman, Alan. 2003. Of the MONT-BLANC, accents, hyphens and the size of its bomb which it carried to Halifax's 1917 'Ground Zero'. Argonauta, The Newsletter of the Canadian Nautical Research Society, Kingston, Ontario, Vol. XX, No. 3, July, pp. 9-15; Errata to July 2003 Note in Argonauta. Argonauta, Vol. XX, No. 4, October, pp. 13-15.

Ruffman, Alan. 2003. Lloyd's Register [of British and Foreign Shipping] can, and has, made errors in the names of foreign-registered vessels; the Mont-Blanc and Guvernoren. Argonauta, The Newsletter of The Canadian Nautical Research Society, Kingston, Ontario, Vol. XX, No. 4, October, pp. 12-15; Argonauta Errata. Argonauta, Vol. XXI, No. 1, January 2004, p. 3.

Ruffman, Alan. 2004. Shattered City - The TV drama: Other Serious Shadings of the Truth and Some Well-deserved Kudos for CBC-TV. Argonauta, The Newsletter of the Canadian Nautical Research Society, Kingston, Ontario, Vol. XXI, No. 3, July, pp. 32-37.

Ruffman, Alan. 2004. Thursday morning, 0904:35±10 seconds, December 6, 1917 in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia: War On Our Doorstep [Extended Abstract]. 23rd Annual International Submerged Lands Management Conference, September 19-24, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Program and Abstracts, Monday, September 20, luncheon address, 6 pp.

Ruffman, Alan, David A. Greenberg and Tad S. Murty. 1994. The Tsunami From the Explosion in Halifax Harbour. in Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, co-editors, GROUND ZERO: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Canada's Most Tragic Disaster. Proceedings of the conference: The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and Its Consequences, December 3-6, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-published by Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ISBN 1-55109-095-3, November, 484 pp.; pp. 327-344, endnotes pp. 468-474.

Ruffman, Alan and Colin D. Howell, co-editors. 1994. GROUND ZERO: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Canada's Most Tragic Disaster. Proceedings of the conference: The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and Its Consequences, December 3-6, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-published by Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ISBN 1-55109-095-3, red paper front cover with black Lismer drawing "Sorrow", November, 484 pp.

Ruffman, Alan and David Simpson. 1983. The Halifax Explosion as a Seismic Event [Abstract]. Nova Scotia Institute of Science, monthly meeting, Nova Scotia Museum, 8:00 p.m., December 5, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1 p.

Ruffman, Alan and David Simpson. 1994. Realities, Myths and Misconceptions of the Explosion. in Alan Ruffman and Colin D. Howell, co-editors, GROUND ZERO: A Reassessment of the 1917 Explosion in Halifax Harbour, Canada's Most Tragic Disaster. Proceedings of the conference: The 1917 Explosion: Collision in Halifax Harbour and Its Consequences, December 3-6, 1992, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Co-published by Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia and The Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, ISBN 1-55109-095-3, November, 484 pp.; pp. 301-325, endnotes pp. 464-468.

Ruffman, Alan and David Simpson. 1997. Explosions, Bombs and Bumps: Halifax Harbour, 1917 [Abstract]. OCEANS '97 MTS/IEEE 500 Years of Ocean Exploration, October 6-9, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1 p.

Russell, Benjamin. 1932. Autobiography of Benjamin Russell. The Royal Print & Litho Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia, 308 pp. plus Index, pp. [309]-[314]; The Great Halifax Disaster. pp. 264-273.

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