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Stuart Trueman

  • CA UNB MG H 166
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1955, predominant 1950-1995

This fonds documents Stuart Trueman's literary career as author of books and articles published nation-wide between the late 1940s to the 1990s. It also documents his career as a reporter, editor, and columnist with The Telegraph-Journal and The Evening Times-Globe from the late 1920s to 1993. In addition, the fonds reflects his activities as a public speaker and as a member of several committees, most notably, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. It also reflects his work as the Bank of Canada's New Brunswick representative for its Canada Savings Bond campaigns. As well, this fonds contains some of Mildred Trueman's correspondence and financial records.

It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, research materials, speaking notes, travel itineraries, newspaper clippings, minutes, report,s and personal mementos. The fonds also includes handwritten, typed, and published copies of Trueman's articles and columns as well as handwritten and typed copies of his books. Graphics include photographs, negatives, cartoon illustrations for books, promotional posters, proofs of book covers and original dust jackets. Artifacts that accompanied this fonds have not been processed and include invitations to various formal functions and certificates of appreciation.

Humorist, journalist, and amateur historian Stuart Douglas Trueman was born in Saint John, N.B. on 6 November 1911. He was the eldest of three sons and four daughters raised by Annie M. (Roden) and John Macmillan Trueman. Educated in local schools, Trueman graduated from Saint John High School in 1928. In 1937 he married Mildred Kate Stiles, daughter of Kate and Riley Stiles of River Glade, N.B. They had two sons, Douglas Hugh M. and Stuart Macmillan (Mac).

Trueman, Stuart

Mysterious East

  • CA UNB MG L 19
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973

This fonds documents the production and distribution of The Mysterious East. It also reflects the political activities and left-leaning sympathies of the editors, and suggests the leading social and political concerns of the day.

Headquartered at Fredericton, NB, the magazine published editorials and articles primarily about Maritime issues from a local, but alternative perspective. These articles covered a wide range of topics: pollution, housing, censorship, birth control, drugs, police policies, and native problems. A popular monthly feature announced the recipient of the Rubber Duck Award. The Duck was usually given to public officials who, according to the editors, demonstrated "conspicuous knavery or incompetence or stupidity."

It contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, draft submissions, draft or working copies of articles, background research material, bank records, invoices (subscriptions), distribution and general office files, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives. Artifacts include: 1 rubber stamp -- "Mysterious East" and 7 rubber ducks.

Mysterious East, 1969-1972

Robert Leonard Hazen

  • CA UNB MG H 14
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1873

This fonds documents the legal career of Robert L. Hazen as well as his personal life. Through legal and court records and household accounts, it also reflects everyday life in 19th century New Brunswick.

The fonds contains personal and business correspondence, personal and business accounts, cancelled cheques, receipts for servants' wages, and tax assessments. Legal records include court dockets, warrants, subpoenas, trial documents, judgments, contracts, and opinions.

Although most of the legal cases were civil rather than criminal and were tried in the Supreme Court, a few cases were heard in the Court of Chancery in England and the New Brunswick Chancery Court. Almost half the legal cases relate to Hazen's roles as solicitor of the Commercial Bank and recorder for the city of Saint John.

The documents in this fonds fall into four groups: Dockets; court cases (includes documents relating to the murder case, R. v. Leonard et al, 1839-40); legal papers and accounts (includes cases involving railways, debtors, delinquent tenants, and insurance claims); and personal accounts.

Hazen, Robert Leonard

Flat Earth Society of Canada

  • CA UNB MG H 168a
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1993, predominant 1970-1984

"This fonds documents the activities of The Flat Earth Society of Canada (later The Flat Earth Society) from its birth in November 1970 until its demise in the mid-1980s. More specifically, it highlights Leo Ferrari's role as the society's spokesperson and long-serving president.

The fonds includes correspondence, notes, membership records, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, cartoons, audio cassette recording of Ferrari speaking about the FES, and VHS videotape of "In Search of the Edge." In addition, it contains copies of newsletters ("The Official Chronical" and "The Official Organ"), tractates, and drafts of speeches as well as draft and published copies of articles about the society and its members.

The fonds also includes an unpublished manuscript "The Earth is Flat! An Exposé on the Globularist Hoax" and a published copy of Ferrari's more scholarly article "Feminism and Education in a Flat Earth Perspective" (McGill Journal of Education). Artifacts include a smashed globe, maps of the world in various shapes, framed membership certificates, and a wooden gnome holding the sign "Repent! the Edge is Nigh."

Flat Earth Society of Canada

Francis Joseph Sherman

  • CA UNB MG L 4
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1938

This fonds documents the literary career of Francis Joseph Sherman. It includes correspondence 1896-1899; a manuscript, 1897; and correspondence concerning Sherman manuscripts, 1934-1938 with Lorne Pierce.

Sherman, Francis

Malcolm MacKenzie Ross

  • CA UNB UA G 139
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1971

This fonds documents various aspects of Malcolm MacKenzie Ross's literary and scholarly activities. It includes originals and copies of correspondence, invitations, newspaper clippings, copies of citations, copies of speeches and addresses (delivered by Ross), and copies of published articles and reviews (by Ross). The fonds also includes published articles about Ross and reviews of his work as well as biographical information.

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie

J. Chester MacRae

  • CA UNB MG H 161
  • Fonds
  • Some materials created in 1927-1956

This fonds documents J. Chester MacRae's military, political and teaching careers.

It consists of three typescript volumes of informal memoirs prepared from diaries he kept. The volumes are rich in personal anecdotes of MacRae's activities and those of his friends and acquaintances.

The fonds also contains photocopies of formal documentation, photographs and newspaper clippings.

MacRae, John Chester, MP

Oswald Crocket

  • CA UNB MG H 17
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1913

This fonds documents Oswald Crocket's political and personal activities. It reflects his involvement with his constituency, particularly in relation to the militia, rural mail contracts, public works, election campaigns, and the Intercolonial Railway as well as his political activities in relation to government departments and agencies, such as fisheries, Indian affairs, inland revenue, the interior, justice, labour, Civil Service Board, and King's Printer.

The fonds consists of political and family correspondence, materials relating to the St. Andrew's Society of Fredericton (1830s-1950s), and newspaper clippings.

Crocket, Oswald Smith

Daniel McGruar

  • CA UNB MG H 45
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1872

This fonds documents Daniel McGruar's business activities, and letters to his son Thomas. It includes business financial records, correspondence, ships' manifests, and documents relating to lodges and temperance societies.

McGruar, Daniel

Gilmour and Rankin

  • CA UNB MG H 4
  • Collection
  • 1751-1862, predominant 1828-1843

This fonds consists mainly of correspondence among members of the various branches of Pollok and Gilmour, especially to and from Alexander Rankin of Rankin and Gilmour.

It also includes personal financial records of Alexander and Robert Rankin and North American travel diaries of Allen Gilmour, Jr. and Sr. and William Ritchie, dating from 1828 to 1829, and a report on the proceedings at the Prince of Wales' Challenge Cup competition (1862).

Gilmour and Rankin (firm)

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