Fonds 51 - Alice Bulmer fonds

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Alice Bulmer fonds

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  • Textual record

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CA MtA 51

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  • 1920-1945 (Creation)
    Creator
    Bulmer, Alice Lenora (Etter)

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2.5 cm of textual records

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(1870-1956)

Biographical history

Alice Lenora Etter was born in Aulac, Westmorland County, New Brunswick on 19 September 1870. She was the daughter of William Rupert Etter (1841-1916) and Charlotte Carter (1838-1915). She was a farm woman who kept chickens and grew fruit for market. She was married to Walter Thomas Bulmer (1863-1932) on 7 September1892. The couple had the following children: Roland F. (1893-), Mary A. (1895-), Charles Samuel (1906-), Walter Gordon (1908-). She died on 23 January 1956 in Amherst, Nova Scotia. She is buried in St. Mark’s Anglican Church Cemetery at Mount Whatley, New Brunswick.

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of diaries kept by Alice Bulmer, who lived at Aulac, New Brunswick, on the Cumberland ridge near the site of Fort Beausejour. The contents of the fonds describe daily activities in the midst of the Great Depression. Typical entries describe the weather, the farm and garden tasks performed by members of the family, and the coming and going of family members, relatives and neighbours. These latter interactions and movements are interesting, for they suggest both a freedom of movement that was available to rural people in the automobile age, and a relatively high level of casual visiting on the part of family and neighbours.

Item list:

  1. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1920-1923. – 1 volume, 6 leaves of textual records ; 31.5 x 13.5 x 0.5 cm or smaller

    Item includes coverage from the following dates: 1 September 1920 – 5 January 1922; 1 April 1922 – 2 July 1922; and 11 February – 30 April 1923. The contents of the item include records of eggs laid in 1922-1923 and the record of eggs sold in 1923.

  2. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1931-1932. – 1 volume, 1 leaf of textual records ; 24 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm of smaller

    Item includes a record of raspberries sold in July and August of 1931.

  3. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1934-1936. – 1 volume of textual records ; 24 x 18 x 0.5 cm

    Item includes a list of eggs laid during 1935.

  4. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1936-1938. – 1 volume of textual records ; 24 x 18 x 0.5 cm

    Item includes a list of attendees and minutes of an unidentified church meeting on the last page.

  5. Newspaper clippings. – 1944-1945. – 2 leaves of textual records [

    Item includes an article with the headline “Interesting suggestion made by A.W. Bulmer, well known Aulac resident” [probably from The Sackville Tribune] in 1945. The contents of the article make suggestions about developing resources of the Chignecto Isthmus including a reference to tidal electric power.

    Note: The item was originally published in The Sackville Post dated 18 July 1944.

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Donated by Elaine Lucas, 1988.

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  • English

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Internal reference no: Accession 8822

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