Fonds MS63 - George Gilman Papers

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George Gilman Papers

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CA FRM MS63

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  • 1846-1893 (Creation)
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    George Gilman

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20 cm of textual records

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(1831-1907)

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George Gilman was born in Kingsclear, York County, in 1831. He became a successful Fredericton merchant whose major business interest was a retail grocery store on York Street. His store stocked "flour, meal, pork, fish, tea, tobacco, molasses and a general assortment of choice groceries". Gilman bought from local farmers and travelling salesmen, and supplemented his stock by occasional purchases directly from New England. Gilman was also a prominent lumberman. He was involved in an operation at Springhill, York County, which sorted, freighted and rafted lumber to Saint John.
George Gilman served as a Fredericton Alderman for several years. In 1890, he was a member of the Wharf, Alms House, Street Lamps, Administration of Justice, and Privileges committees, and in the following year was Chairman of the Road Committee. Gilman also supported the Salvation Army and the Temperance movement. He died in 1907.

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This series consists of personal and business correspondence; account books; ledgers; business cards and handbills; publications relating to the Temperance movement; and printed material from the Salvation Army from 1846 to 1893.

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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

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MC300 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection

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