Fonds ID2571 - City of Saint John

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City of Saint John

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  • 1788-1962 (Creation)
    City of Saint John

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12.6 m of textual records

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(Incorporated 1785)

Administrative history

In 1785 the communities of Carleton and Parr Town, New Brunswick, greatly increased in size by the influx of Loyalist settlers after the American Revolution, were incorporated as the City of Saint John, making it the oldest incorporated city in Canada. In 1889, Portland was amalgamated into Saint John. For most of its history the city has been governed by the mayor and Common Council. From 1912 to the mid 1930's it was administered by a commission government and in 1963 it adopted a council-manager form of government which centralized administrative responsibility. In 1967, the city expanded to include Lancaster and part of Simonds.

The Canadian Encyclopedia, 1988

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This fonds contains records from the City Clerk's Office and other records of city government. The material has not been arranged in series but a detailed file listing is available.

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On permanent loan from the City of Saint John since ca.1962


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  • English

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F 1 (stored in Webster Library)

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