Fonds 16 - Allen family fonds

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Allen family fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Object

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Fonds

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CA MtA 16

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  • 1866-1967 (Creation)
    Creator
    Allen (family)

Physical description

19 cm of textual records
5 photographs : b&w ; 10 x 14 cm or smaller
1 object : fabric ; 10 x 5.5 cm

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(1841-1969)

Biographical history

The Allen family were pioneers in the area of Port Elgin, New Brunswick. The family's presence in New Brunswick began with the arrival of Rev. Thomas Allen (1841-1936) from Leicestershire, England. He was the son of John and Mary (Cooke) Allen. He was ordained as a Methodist clergyman circa 1866 and he came to Canada by 1870 to minister to various congregations in New Brunswick into the early twentieth century. He was married to Mary Eliza Bishop (1845-1932) on 7 July 1870 in Sandy Cove, Digby County, Nova Scotia. She was the daughter of Edward Bishop and Rachel (Warrington) Bishop. The couple had the following children: George B. (1871-1874); William C. (1872-1898); Mary Edith (1874-1966), a teacher; Thomas Jackson (1876-1959); Frances "Fannie" Seymour (1878-1968), wife of noted Canadian novelist and poet, Theodore Goodridge Roberts (1877-1953); Ada E. (1881-1967) and Bertha (1883-1969). Most members of the family are buried in the Gray Island Cemetery in Hillsborough, New Brunswick.

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

Scope and content

Fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, clippings, recipe books, photographs, memorial tributes and obituaries, poetry and related documentation that gives evidence of the lives of members of the Allen family. The contents of the fonds document connections with the Mount Allison Ladies' College via student Bertha Allen and provide links to the literary Roberts family.

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Source unknown. Fonds received in 1982.

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  • English

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Internal reference no: Accession 8268

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