Fonds MG H 28a - Charles Moffitt

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Charles Moffitt

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CA UNB MG H 28a

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  • 1854-1902 (Creation)
    Creator
    Moffitt, Charles

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38 cm of textual records

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(1821-1905)

Biographical history

Of Scottish ancestry, Charles Moffitt (1821-1905) emigrated from Donegal, Ireland, to New Brunswick about 1846. He settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he worked as a house carpenter during the second half of the 19th century. In 1853 he married Eliza Fowler (1825-1881), the daughter of John Fowler, and they had 11 children, including Jane Dinsmore (1854-1922), Margaret, Charles E. A., Fanny, and Mary. The family resided on Charlotte Street for a number of years, and attended Christ Church Cathedral.

Charles Moffitt kept abreast of political and social events in that city and was acquainted with many of its prominent and colourful citizens, including Bishop John Medley. In his diaries he records anecdotes about people, places, and events as well as his personal and family activities. He died at Fredericton on 28 February 1905, and was buried at the Old Burial Ground.

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This fonds contains Charles Moffitt's original diaries covering the period,1854-1902. The series, however, is incomplete. Volumes are missing for the years: 1879-1881, 1883-1884, 1888-1889, and 1891-1892. Photocopies of the diaries are also available and a transcription is being completed.

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  • English

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A microfilmed copy of the diaries is available at the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (F593-F595).

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Information copied from Archives Canada Database 12 October 2012.

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