Fonds ID725 - Elizabeth Innes

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Elizabeth Innes

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CA MNBM ID725

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  • 1840-1853 (Creation)
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    Innes, Elizabeth

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1 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

(ca. 1786-1867)

Biographical history

Elizabeth Innes (ca.1786-1867) was the daughter of John Innes Sr. (ca. 1746-1841), and his wife Elizabeth (ca. 1765-1850). She had a brother, John Jr. (1781 or 1782-1845), who died at Charleston, South Carolina. Elizabeth lived in Portland (Saint John North), New Brunswick, and practised as a midwife. Elizabeth assisted 168 women in their confinement and as many as 157 women during childbirth in Saint John.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of a journal or memorandum book compiled by Innes. It contains dates of death of her family members and other individuals, primarily Saint John residents; texts of sermons by clergy in Saint John including some for funerals; texts for prayers and Bible verses. There are 3 recipes for cures for such ailments as sore joints and rheumatism. Also included in the journal are dates and locations of fires in Saint John and Portland, and a few dates of storms and earthquakes or tremors. Dates of some marriages, mostly in Saint John and Portland, are also recorded in the journal.

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Journal in fragile condition

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  • English

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