Fonds MG15 - Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce

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Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents.
  • Variations in title: Formerly held as MG15 Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce / Board of Trade.

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  • 1927, 1944-2013 (Creation)
    Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce

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1.7 m of textual records

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(1927 -)

Administrative history

The Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, began as the Grand Manan Board of Trade, incorporated in 1927. From all available minutes and financial papers, it appears that the active organization began in May 1944. The first secretary-treasurers were: Walter S. Ogilvie, 1944-1945; J. Wallace McLean, 1946-1947; Kenneth W. Ingersoll, 1947-1948; L. Keith Ingersoll, 1948-1950; Leon G. Small, 1950-1951; and Rolfe W. Cronk, 1951-1952.

The name was changed to the Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce in 1980. The Chamber has been involved in improving ferry service, mail service, and road conditions. They have provided recreational activities through fairs and war celebrations. They have sought advancements for agriculture, education, housing, environment, health care, and lately, aquaculture. In 2002 the Chamber of Commerce is still active and working with the Grand Manan Tourism Association to continue improving life on Grand Manan Island.

Custodial history

Keith Ingersoll and Eric Allaby, as secretaries or secretary-treasurers of the Grand Manan Board of Trade, compiled these papers and donated them to the Genealogical Society ca. 1989.

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This fonds consists of minutes, notices, bank records, and correspondence created by the Grand Manan Board of Trade in the course of its business activities, 1927, 1944-1989.

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Placed in the Archives by the Genealogical Society after 1989.


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  • English

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Formerly held as MG15 Grand Manan Chamber of Commerce/Board of Trade.

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