Collection MC198 - Barker brothers Riley Brook camps

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Barker brothers Riley Brook camps

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  • 1875-1932 (Creation)
    Barker (family)

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5 cm of textual records

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(fl. late-19th and early-20th centuries)

Biographical history

Brothers Arthur, Roy and Charles Barker of Victoria County, New Brunswick, operated hunting and fishing camps on the shores of Stewart Lake and the tributaries of the Tobique River near Plaster Rock, Victoria County, New Brunswick. Visitors from Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Maine travelled to these camps (Riley Brook Camp, Stewart Camp, Branch Camp) as early as 1905, to hunt for moose, deer, bear, caribou, and partridge and to fish for trout and salmon. The business was operating in 1932.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of a day book / account book (1905-1932) for the Riley Brook Camp(s), possibly under the management of Charles L. Barker in 1905. It records payments for upkeep, wages, and other expenses and income received from patrons. The collection also includes an address book, dated 1 January 1912, probably relating to patrons of the camp; a listing of beneficiaries of Independent Order of Foresters at Riley Brook (1903-1912); a listing of members of a subordinate court at Tobique; 3 deeds and a will relating to the family of James and Adelaide Burns; and 2 pamphlets advertising the camps.

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Acquired from Richard Lockhead of D. J. Trading, Perth Andover, New Brunswick on 11 March 1987 through David Miles.


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  • English

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