- CA MNBM ID2229
This collection consists of various items related to the career of the Paris Crew.. There is a photograph taken at Southampton, England, in 1867 just before they left for France. It includes information about the crew and the races as well as the names of their business manager (Sheriff Harding) and the spare man (Robert MacLaren). There is an agreement between James Renforth and 3 other English oarsmen and the Saint John crew which outlines details of the Anglo-Canadian boat race of 23 August 1871 and sets a prize of £500. A map showing the course is also included.
An official program commemorating the 50th anniversary of the race between the Paris Crew and the Tyne Crew of England provides considerable information about the rowers. There is also a certificate of induction into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, 3 June 1972. Miscellaneous ephemera includes 2 copies of the "Rowing Song" performed at the Mechanics Institute, Saint John, in 1868, a photocard reproduced from the 1867 photograph, a press clipping of information about the Great Boat Race and poetry by Byron DeWolfe.