Collection Donald Logan collection - Donald Logan collection

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Donald Logan collection

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CA PANB Donald Logan collection

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  • 1831-1988, predominant [191-]-1945 (Creation)
    Logan, James Donald

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10 cm of textual records, 4 postcards, 5 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 18.5 x 24 cms or smaller and other records

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(ca. 1925 - 1 November 2008)

Biographical history

James Donald Logan, the son of Catherine L. Myles and Dr. Herbert Logan, was born in Moncton, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, about 1925. Dr. Herbert Logan, was a veteran of World War I, and, during the interwar years, he served with the New Brunswick Rangers. In 1940, just after the outbreak of World War II, he organized the 7th Field Hygiene Section of the Canadian Army Medical Corps that was attached to 3rd Division. He commanded this section and took it overseas in September 1944. Dr. Herbert Logan returned to New Brunswick at war's end. J. Donald Logan took a keen interest in his father's activities, which is reflected in this collection.

On 17 September 1955, J. Donald Logan married Katherine Elizabeth Stuart Bissett at Moncton, and they had a son, John. Donald Logan was employed with Crown Life Insurance Company for many years, retiring from the company in 1983. Active in his community, he was a member of the Moncton Curlers Association, the Kinsmen, and K40, and he coached high school curling, co-chaired the Maritime Band Festival Maude Burbank Memorial; and served on the district school board and on the board of directors of the Victoria Order of Nurses. J. Donald Logan died at Moncton on 1 November 2008.

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Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete. A number of the records relating to Herbert L. Logan were probably passed on to the donor by the creator.

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This collection consists of records relating to the donor's father Herbert L. Logan, a militia officer and veteran of World War I and World War II, along with records the donor collected pertaining to his interests, notably World War I, World War II, the Moncton Hawks hockey team, the Loyal True Blue Association, John M. Brown's general store at Quaco, N.B., businesses of Albert, Westmorland, and Saint John counties, and the steamboats "St. George" and "John Ward".

Records pertaining to Herbert L. Logan and the First and Second World Wars include circulars, telegrams, and photographs relating to the New Brunswick Rangers; messages and orders from commanding officers relating to the 7th Field Hygiene Section of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; a postcard of the 7th Field Hygiene Section; identification cards, permits, tickets, shoulder patches, and military buttons; propaganda leaflets dropped by the R.C.A.F. over Germany in German (1930s); handbooks and booklets; the constitution of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League [191-] and other material pertaining to the Canadian Legion; and newspaper clippings.

Records pertaining to the Moncton Hawks include photographs and postcards; a souvenir history of the Moncton Hawks, Allan Cup Champions, 1932-1934; a printed copy of "The Hawk Song" (1933); hockey programme (1948); a hockey schedule (1940s); and a small commemorative booklet containing photographs of the Moncton Hawks Maritime Champions, 1932-1933.

The collection also includes the constitution and 3 membership booklets relating to the Loyal True Blue Association that functioned at Youngs Cove, Queens County, in the 1920s and 1930s; a general store account book for John M. Brown's general store at Quaco, N.B., (1877-1880); accounts relating to the steamboat St. George and the steamer John Ward (1830s); the Intercolonial Railway Time Table of Trains conveying Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York from Saint John to Halifax, 1901; an English Speaking Citizens Committee of Moncton "reply to French propaganda," issued in 1934 to counter two circulars reportedly broadcast in Moncton and area by the Assomption Society of Moncton; and commercial advertising leaflets, letterheads, bills of sale and accounts pertaining to businesses in Albert, Westmorland, and Saint John counties. Of particular interest is an announcement issued by T. H. Estabrooks, of Saint John, of the launch of the "Estabrooks' Red Rose Coffee", [1901?].

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