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Spinney Family fonds

  • CA CCA MC 511
  • Fonds
  • 1812 - 2000

This fonds consists of the personal papers of the Spinney family, as well deeds and court documents, and flyers, programs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and other gathered by the family (primarily Llewellyn Spinney) relating to local and world events connected to St George and Charlotte County as a whole. The documents particularly relate to the First and Second World Wars, the Eastern Pulp Wood Co., Ford automobiles, businesses of St George, the Utopia Centre, Black's Harbour high school, James Mollison and the American Flyers, church events, the Royal Family, and rum running.

Jackie Gibson Collection

  • CA CCA 693
  • Collection
  • 1890 - 2003

This collection contains correspondences, documents, photos, and other types of material related to Joseph and Effie Gibson and their descendants. Most of the correspondence in this collection concerns Joe Gibson, a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot and oldest son of Joseph and Effie Gibson. Many photos of him and his crewmates, his letters home from overseas, as well as his schoolwork and notes from leaning how to fly an aircraft are also included in this collection. Several items which concern the affairs of John Gibson, Joe Gibson’s younger brother, can be found in this collection. These include correspondences and legal documents related to the estate of Charlotte Gibson, his sister, as well as an agreement between John Gibson and the Canada Railroad Company concerning interest and his land. Most of the personal items and published material in this collection belonged to John Gibson as well, these include publications related to his position as a volunteer firefighter, reports of organizations he belonged to, maps of the Town of St. Andrews, notes related to his work as a stonemason, and other items.

Gibson Family

Arden House Hotel

  • CA CCA MC1
  • Item
  • 1900

This item provides information about the Arden House Hotel in St. George. C. Hazen McGee was the proprietor. The Hotel was situated at the mouth of Magaguadavic River along side the famous Falls. It identifies St. George as the home of the Red Granite Industry. There are railway connections via Shore Line and C. P. R. It is noted that it is a good area for fishing and hunting. The Hotel offers "First Class Livery."

Charlotte County Veterans

  • CA CCA MC 895
  • Collection
  • 1931-2014

This collection contains textual material related to veterans of World War I and World War II from Charlotte County as well as news related to veterans and Remembrance Day events. Most of the items in this collection are newspaper articles, which include news stories, editorials, reprints, and obituaries related to Charlotte County veterans or Remembrance Day events. Also included are promotional documents and pamphlets from the Royal Canadian Legion, Veteran’s Affairs Canada, and the War Amps. Lastly, a piece of correspondence between the Charlotte County Archives and Veteran’s Affairs Canada is also included.

St. Andrews Navy League Fonds

  • CA CCA MC 894
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1997 ; Predominant 1986-1995

The items in this collection belonged to the St. Andrews branch of the New Brunswick Navy League, itself part of the larger Canadian Navy League. The purpose of the St. Andrews Navy League was to organize, manage, promote, and provide funding for a local Sea Cadet corps which they were a sponsor of, the #303 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps “St. Croix”, formerly “St. Andrew” when it was first formed in 1987. The items in this collection provide information on how the St. Andrews Navy League would support their cadet corps and the different kinds of activities their Sea Cadet corps would participate in.

The different types of items include correspondence, either with people or organizations outside the Navy League or within the Navy League, programs and pamphlets meant to promote the Sea Cadet movement or specific Sea Cadet and Navy League events, documents related to St. Andrews Navy League meetings, including minutes, agendas, and supplementary notes, blank awards or certificates to recognize the contributions of Navy League members or Sea Cadets, documents on the history of the Navy League, documents which outline the internal policies of the Navy League organization, news items and announcements published for promotional purposes which were circulated in public newspapers or within the Navy League and Sea Cadets, documents related to training cadets, financial information, and documents which outline how the Navy League and the different events it would organize were structured.

St. Andrews Navy League

Publications on Antiques

  • CA CCA MC 901
  • Collection
  • 1988

This collection contains an issue of the magazine “Antique Showcase”, a magazine for antique collectors and enthusiasts. These magazines feature articles on the history of particular kinds of historic items, reviews and recommendations of books on antiques, columns to buy and sell antique items, and advertisements. The issue in this collection has some information related to an Antique Fair and Sale in St. George, New Brunswick.

St. Croix Legacy Project

  • CA CCA MC 857
  • Fonds
  • 1995-2005

Material for the endeavors of the St. Croix Legacy Project, including documents for the administration of the project committee, financial documents, correspondence, advertising and marketing media and related material, materials for event programming and organization, and legacy plan and site proposals for an historic site with supporting documents.

Ste-Croix Legacy Committee

International Correspondence Schools

  • MC5
  • Item
  • July 23rd-27th

An invitation to attend a free exhibition of the International Correspondence Schools held at P.G Hanson's store, St. Andrews. Date: July 23rd-27th, 1904. The invitation states that the exhibition will feature works from 2,000 students across New Brunswick and lessons featured in French, Spanish and German via phonograph. The invitation states that attendees have the opportunity to win a free trip to St. Louis or $30.00 in cash. The inside of the invitation features a series of questions concerning the readers occupation and salary and an insert featuring all of the programs offered by the International Correspondence School, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania.