Fonds MC88 - Frank R. Sayer

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Frank R. Sayer

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CA PANB MC88

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  • 1840-1971 (Creation)
    Creator
    Sayer, Francis Reginald

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1.45 m of textual records and other material

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(1891-1974)

Biographical history

Francis Reginald Ker Sayer was born in Montréal, Quebec 26 March 1891. He received his early education in Montréal and Brooklyn, New York, and later studied law at McGill University, serving his apprenticeship with Thibodeau Rinfret of Montréal in the 1920s. He married Mary Eliza Taylor (1896-1983), and they had 3 children.

Among the many professional positions Sayer held were that of secretary to the consulting engineer of the Montréal Harbour Commission, Sir John Kennedy; secretary to the general superintendent of the eastern division of the Canadian Pacific Railway; private secretary to the Royal Commission appointed to investigate the construction of the National Transcontinental Railway; secretary to the general manager of the Canadian Government Railways; lawyer in the legal branch of the Government Railways; public relations representative of the Canadian National Steamships and Canadian National Telegraphs; and regional public relations representative for Trans Canada Airline. In September 1930 he was appointed regional public relations representative at Moncton for the Canadian National Railways, remaining at that post until his retirement in 1956.

Frank Sayer resided for many years at Moncton, N. B. where he was actively involved in a number of clubs and associations. He served as president of the Moncton Kiwanis Club, president of the Westmorland Historical Society, and honorary president of the Moncton Men's Press Club. He was also a member of the Moncton Curling Club, and he attended St. George's Anglican Church in Moncton and the Church of St. Martin's-in-the-Woods (Anglican) at Shediac Cape, where he moved after his retirement. As well, he wrote poetry and produced a number of articles on a variety of subjects in connection with his public relations work, his speaking and lecturing engagements, and his interest in local history. Some of his literary works were published in newspapers and elsewhere. F. R. Sayer died in March 1974.

Custodial history

Most of the records were held by the Sayer family prior to transfer to PANB.

Scope and content

This fonds documents the professional and personal life of F. R. Sayer, including his career with the railways, his activities as a writer and lecturer, and his affiliations with a number of organizations and the Anglican Church.

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Some of the material in the collection has damaged by mould due to moist storage conditions. The damage has been stablized, and the text is legible.

Immediate source of acquisition

Mrs. Frank R. Sayer of Shediac Cape and Moncton, New Brunswick, the widow of Frank Sayer, donated photographs, maps, books, and several artifacts to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick in July 1977. The remainder of the collection was donated to PANB by the Moncton Museum in May 1989 along with MC1658, MC1659, MC370, MC1660, and MC1661.

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  • English

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