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Administrative Records

Items on school construction and renovations, historical notes, 1904 staff, photos and newspaper articles including Sir William MacDonald’s visit to the school in 1905.

Macdonald Consolidated School

Alumni

Archival items relating to the MCS Alumni. Letters, notices, membership lists, newspaper reports on reunions.

Macdonald Consolidated School

B. R. Stevenson Fonds

  • CA CCA MC42
  • Fonds
  • 1864 - 1976

The contents of Stevenson's letter books are shown in some detail as they are not strictly chronological. Unfortunately the books for his period as Surveyor General are missing and a search for them in Fredericton yielded no result. One wonders if they ever existed, as notes indicating the tenor of the reply appear on some letters. Stevenson's correspondence is vast, considering that everything is written in his own hand and there is no indication that he ever employed a secretary. letters that one might have expected to find in the Crown Land Office remain among his private papers. Quite a number are addressed to people other than Stevenson.

Stevenson's legal papers indicate that he was interested only in civil law. However, his one venture into criminal law attracted a good deal of attention at the time. He defended his friend, Dr Robert Thomson of St George in a malpractice suit brought by John B Key. Stevenson kept his own extensive records of this case, and account of which appears in the New Brunswick Law Reports.

The financial difficulties of the time are well illustrated in the estate papers which in the estate papers which include records of transaction carried out on behalf of previously well-to-do persons forced to leave the Province. Other papers came to him through the Probate Court, including those of Wellington Hatch, clerk of the Charlotte County Court prior to 1864. These are of sufficient importance to be considered as a separate collection.

Another collection of B.R. Stevenson items include water-damaged letters which concern a project to consolidate the St. Andrews railway and port, Danish immigrants arriving in Saint John, and other business and legal affairs that B.R. Stevenson was involved with, as well as some of his personal correspondence. Correspondence between the Charlotte County Historical Society and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick concerning this collection of letters is also included.

Stevenson, Benjamin R.

Bernard Libby Fonds

  • CA CCA MC 885
  • Fonds
  • April 5 1943

These fonds contain items related to Bernard Libby of Oak bay, including a settlement for an account with Chester Morrell.

Canadian Pacific Railway

  • CA CCA MC 869
  • Collection
  • 1848-1995

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and maps and estate plans related to a dispute between the Canadian Pacific Railway and various St. Andrews landowners during the 1990s. The dispute stems from concerns over the Canadian Pacific Railway's rights to portions of land belonging to these landowners for railway purposes. Spearheaded by James Davies, these landowners put forward a class action lawsuit arguing the C.P.R.'s right of way on this land had lapsed due to abandonment and that rights to this land should automatically revert to them. The C.P.R. had also put forward an offer to release their interest in this land in favor of the landowners.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Census Report Request

  • CA CCA MC 903
  • Collection
  • [2003?]

This collection contains a letter related to a request to have Ottawa’s House of Commons pass a bill allowing for the release of post-1901 Canadian census reports.

Charles Smith Collection

  • CA CCA 556
  • Fonds
  • 1789-1990

This collection contains documents belonging to Reverend Charles M. Smith of Rollingdam, New Brunswick, including both documents related to his research projects into local history as well as his duties as a Reverend. Documents related to these duties include marriage records for marriages performed by Charles Smith, and his notes and drafts for eulogies that were done at funeral services. Documents related to Charles Smith’s research projects include hand drawn and printed maps and drawings, published material and primary documents used by Charles Smith to support his research, and notes on church history, roadwork and early travel, local history, Charlotte County schools, and genealogical data. Also included are St. Croix Courier articles and essays written by Charles Smith, as well as the drafts for those items, and his correspondences, which include letters containing information related to his research and more personal letters.

Charlotte County Court Appointments

  • CA CCA MC 909
  • Collection
  • 1810-1865

This collection contains letters and legal documents which appoint various individuals to positions within the Charlotte County Court, including Justices and Masters in Chancery.

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.

Christopher Scott Collection

  • CA CCA MC 881
  • Collection
  • January 5 1829

This collection contains a land grant request from Christopher Scott, a wealthy and influential member of the community of St. Andrews, New Brunswick from the early 19th century.

Scott, Christopher

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