Fonds 135 - Craise family

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Craise family

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CA MtA 135

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  • 1888-1994 (Creation)
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    Craise (family)

Physical description

2.4 m of textual records
125 photographs
2 audio cassettes

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(Branch begins before 1888)

Biographical history

The Rev. Alexander Craise, Presbyterian minister, his wife Martha and their daughters, M. Helen Craise Beale and Jessie Elizabeth Craise, lived in and served the community of Sackville, New Brunswick, for many years.

Jessie Elizabeth Craise (1904-1995) was trained and worked as a school teacher in Shediac, Saint John, and Sackville in New Brunswick, and New Carlisle in Quebec. From 1942 to 1964 she worked as a seed analyst for the federal Department of Agriculture, Plant Products Division, in Sackville. When this office closed, she returned to teaching until her retirement.

Helen Beale served as a teacher in the Sackville area for about thirty years, and shared her sister's commitment to the church and community service. She is author of "A Brief Biographical Sketch of the Life of the Reverend Alexander Craise, DD" (accession 9314) and "A History of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1939-1984" (accession 9109).

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of four series comprised of records created and collected by family members documenting their involvement with the Presbyterian Church in general, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Sackville, New Brunswick, in particular, and many volunteer organizations. Records included in series were mainly generated by Jeesie Elizabeth Craise's work as an active member of many Presbyterian Church organizations such as the Woman's Missionary Society, Ladies' Aid, Sunday School, Mission Band, many at local, regional and national levels and some records of work with UNICEF, Canadian Bible Society, and Red Cross.

The series include: Rev. Alexander Craise series consists of sermons, correspondence, some records related to churches in which he served; Jessie Elizabeth Craise series, 1915-1994, containing correspondence, certificates, awards, financial papers, and records of her project to document the history of Presbyterian Churches in the Atlantic region; and, M. Helen Craise Beale series, 1963-1994, consists of certificates, awards, correspondence and writings related to her father and the history of St. Andrew's, Sackville.

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Donated by A. Helen Craise Beale, 1994

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  • English

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Also includes 431 slides, 55 negatives, and 4 artifacts

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