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CA MtA 28
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- Burpee, David
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David Burpee (1827-1882), the son of Sarah Coburn and David Burpee, was a student in the Classical Department of Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy, 1845-1847. He was from Sheffield, New Brunswick, where he had attended the Sheffield Grammar School. He was the first cousin of Dr. Humphrey Pickard, principal of the Academy in 1851. David became a physician in Philadelphia and married Kate Atlee of that city. His brother, Thomas, married Henrietta Barker and also moved to Philadelphia.
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Fonds consists of a letter to David Burpee from Enoch Barker, Sheffield, New Brunswick, 1846 and one to David Burpee from C.H. Barker, Saint John, New Brunswick, 1847. They are probably both written by Charles H. Barker, a former Sheffield schoolmate of David Burpee. "Enoch" may be a nickname.
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Donated by Mr. Hammond, Maloney Electric, Sackville, New Brunswick, 1987
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The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick houses MC1937 Phoebe Burpee letter, which she wrote to her brother David while he was a student in Sackville, N.B.
See also: letter to David Burpee from E. Barker, 1845, accession 5402