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Harper and Allen families

  • CA PANB MC286
  • Collection
  • 1889-1965, predominant 1889-1915

This collection consists primarily of personal records of Duncan S. Harper, Sadie Harper Allen, and Frank Allen. It includes 7 diaries of Sadie Harper, covering the years 1890-1898, along with a transcription of each, as well as the original and a transcription of 22 letters written in 1912 by Sadie Harper Allen to family members while she was travelling with her husband in England (London, Manchester, Ambleside, Stratford), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), and Switzerland.

The writer offers a portrait of pre-war Britain, recording her impressions of the suffragettes, her visit to the House of Commons to hear Prime Minister Asquith, British customs, and of dignitaries attending the Imperial Universities Congress in London. There are 3 additional letters written by Sadie Allen to her family, a letter from John (Jack) Allen to Bill commenting on Sadie Allen's 1912 letters, and Aunt Nellie's account of Sadie and Frank Allen's 1912 trip to Europe, written for publication in a New Brunswick newspaper. Transcriptions of the latter 4 letters are also included.

The collection also includes the original and a transcription of the diary of Duncan Small Harper in which he records details of his 1889 European tour, made primarily in search of medical help for his debilitating muscular disease.

Lastly the collection contains a brief curriculum vitae of Frank Allen; 2 poems composed by him; Allen and Harper families genealogical information; obituary notices for both Frank and Sadie Allen; a newspaper article on Professor Frank Allen, "an inspired physicist;" and photographs of Frank Allen (1912) and Sadie Harper Allen.

The diaries and letters were transcribed by the donor, Lillian B. Allen, prior to 1977.

Harper, Allen family (Shediac)

J.E. Humphreys historical

  • CA MNBM ID148
  • Collection
  • [1900 - 1936]

The fonds consists of historical and biographical notes and manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material. The notes focus on the early history and settlers in Westmorland and Albert counties. There are biographical notes of the first English speaking settlers in Salisbury parish, including the Babcock, Beck, Blakeney, Eagles, Chapman, and other families.

Humphreys' correspondence with W. F. Ganong, 1927-1928, and 1929-1936, primarily discusses nomenclature of places in New Brunswick, mostly Westmorland and Albert Counties. There is an unpublished manuscript of ""History of the Petitcodiac"" by J.E. Humphreys which includes an index of major topics. A copy of an unfinished manuscript titled, "The History of Albert County" by W.C. Milner is included along with the author's notes. This work was published by the New Brunswick Museum in 1989.

There are also some publications written by W.F. Ganong, 1900-1928, dealing with the nomenclature of places and the origins of the boundaries of New Brunswick.

Humphreys, James Edward

John F.H. Teed genealogy

  • CA MtA 65
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1989]

Collection contains photocopies of genealogical notes on the Teed, Ayre, and Hanington families of Westmorland County, New Brunswick, compiled by John F.H. Teed between ca. 1941 aand 1971. They were sent to his grandson Scott Gillis, Middleton, Nova Scotia, with an accompanying letter.

Teed, John F.H.

Ruth Hicks genealogy

  • CA MtA 81
  • Collection
  • 1990

Collection contains a genealogy of the Mountain family of Ireland, including the Hicks, Kilcup, and Estabrooks families of Westmorland County, New Brunswick, 1799-1990, and Stephen Hicks family.

It consists of two volumes of bound computer printouts, with annotations and deletions by the author and signed by the author.

Hicks, Ruth

Westmorland County cemetery inscriptions

  • CA MtA 136
  • Collection
  • 1992

File contains cemetery inscriptions for the Parishes of Salisbury and Sackville, Westmorland County, New Brunswick, compiled by V. Bing Geldart, April 1992.