General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Level of description
CA PANB MC241
Edition statement of responsibility
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
- Baird, Frank
0.6 m of textual records
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Name of creator
Educator, pastor, and preacher Frank Baird was born in Chipman, Queens County, New Brunswick, on 8 January 1870. He received his teacher's licence from the provincial Normal School in 1890, and taught briefly before enrolling in the University of New Brunswick. He graduated from UNB with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later earned a Master of Arts degree at Dalhousie College.
Baird was ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church, and served congregations at Sussex (1901-1911) and Woodstock (1911-1920) in New Brunswick and at Pictou and Bedford in Nova Scotia. In 1927 he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Presbyterian College at Montréal, Québec. In 1930 the Rev. Frank Baird was elected Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. For the last 30 years of his life he served as Clerk and Treasurer of the Maritime Synod and held offices on various church boards.
In addition to his career in the Church, Frank Baird penned a number of short stories which were set in New Brunswick. He also wrote historical sketches and religious essays and spoke at public events. Some of his sermons and addresses were printed in newspapers and periodicals. The Rev. Frank Baird was residing in Fredericton when he died on 22 June 1951.
Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.
Scope and content
This fonds documents the personal and professional life of Frank Baird, particularly with respect to his activities as a writer and as a minister and administrator in the Presbyterian Church. It consists of personal correspondence, documents relating to his education, diaries (1928-1946) recording activities and appointments, copies of sermons (1908-1940), and copies of addresses he gave on a variety of themes (1906-1937).
The fonds also contains manuscript and typescript copies of his writings on historical, religious, and literary themes, as well as copies of his published monographs, "Parson John of the Labrador" (1924) and "Rob MacNab" (1923). Also included are copies of articles he collected on New Brunswick, New Brunswickers, and religious subjects, along with newspaper clippings, school textbooks, and a copy of his obituary which appeared in the September 1959 issue of "Presbyterian Record".
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Hamilton Baird, of Moncton, N.B., on 29 October 1973.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
An inventory is available.