Fonds MC300-MS5 - Burpee Family Papers

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Burpee Family Papers

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CA FRM MC300-MS5

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  • 1814 - 1949 (Creation)
    Creator
    Charles Sidney Burpee
    Place
    Sunbury County

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13cm of textual material

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(1814-1949)

Biographical history

Charles Sidney Burpee was born in Sheffield, Sunbury County, New Brunswick, on June 18, 1817, the son of Jeremiah Burpee and Elizabeth Stickney. He was educated at the common school in Sheffield, and eventually became a farmer. He was married twice: first to Mary Perley and then to Charlotte H. Perley. He unsuccessfully contested the Sunbury County seat for the House of Assembly in 1854. In 1867, he was elected to the House of Commons as a member of the Liberal Party for Sunbury County. He was re-elected in 1872, 1874, 1878, and 1882. At the General Election of 1887, he was defeated and retired from active politics. In 1900, Burpe was made a member of the Senate of Canada, and sat until his resignation to become Commissioner to the Paris Exposition. Burpee died November 29, 1909, at Sheffield. He was survived by two sons.

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The Burpee Papers, which date from 1814 to 1949, are largely made up of Charles Burpee's correspondence in which political discussions play a major role. A great deal of information on Sunbury County matters and personalities can also be found in the letters. Material, which is not correspondence, is found at the end of the collection, and includes legal papers, notes for speeches, and general information on the Burpee family.

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  • English

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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York Sunbury Historical Society

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