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Allan H. Wetmore

  • CA MNBM ID2472
  • Collection
  • 1877-1934

The collection consists of the typescripts of 2 papers delivered by Wetmore, newspaper photographs, a legal document, and printed material about the metric system. One of the papers, delivered to the Fortnightly Club in Saint John on 18 February 1934, contains a wealth of information about buildings (architecture) in Saint John. The other paper, delivered 4 May 1914 to the Saint John Board of Trade, discusses the advantages of the metric system. Copies of this paper may have been sent with the Saint John Board of Trade's resolution on adoption of the metric system to Dr. J.W. Daniel, M.P., and to the Inland Revenue Department and the Decimal Association in London, England.

There are also photographs clipped from the Saint John "Evening Times Globe", sometime in the 1930s, showing Breeze's Corner (location is present day Bank of Nova Scotia, Charlotte Street) as it appeared in the 1930s and during the 1880s.

There is a contract, 1877, between John Magee of Saint John and H.H. Bowie & Co. of Montreal, Quebec for the construction of a villa, of brick and stone, at Mecklenburg Terrace. The architects were Croff & Camp, of New York. Details of construction, materials, and costs are provided. A John Magee was living at 17 Mecklenburg Street shortly before the fire which destroyed much of Saint John in 1877 and he is likely the same individual.

There is a typed copy of an Act to amend the Weights and Measures Act, pertaining to the metric system. There is also a copy of the resolution adopted by the Senate of the University of Toronto, 12 November 1913, in support of the metric system A few letters (1914) addressed to Allan Wetmore from the Federal Government of Canada regarding the metric system are included in this collection.

The printed material includes a brochure (1907) printed for the Kennebecasis Steamship Company with route maps, timetables, prices and photographs (some by Erb & Son, photographers) of the scenery en route. There is also a large chart entitled, "A Popular Explanation of the Metric System of Weights and Measures," issued by the Decimal Association of London, England.

Wetmore, Allan Hudson

Bliss Carman

  • CA MNBM ID1755
  • Collection
  • 1915-1924

This collection consists of a letter written by Bliss Carman in 1915 while he was living in Haines Falls, NY., and addressed to Glen Walton Blodgett in Buffalo. Carman writes that he is honoured to be invited to a function in the company of distinguished guests. There is also a copy of the poem "In Excelsis", dated Christmas 1924, and printed on a single sheet of deckled, heavy weight paper. Both items bear Bliss Carman's signature.

Carman, Bliss

Botsford family

  • CA MNBM ID2603
  • Collection
  • 1782-1913

This collection consists of Botsford family records donated by 4 different donors. Records relating to Amos Botsford include accounts payable, land records and records of annuities belonging to Deborah Murray. A list of the Loyalist settlement in the Annapolis/Digby area, Nova Scotia includes equipment and tools received from Amos Botsford and names of families. There are also complaints about Amos Botsford's handling of Loyalist claims.

Records relating to William Botsford include his receipt book, 1801-1829, for legal services rendered and testimonials and recommendations written for individuals including one for immigration purposes. There is also a copy of a warrant re William Botsford's salary as assistant judge. Documents pertaining to the Supreme Court case of Robert Crookshank and William Walker v. J. White, George Nowlan, and George Ketchum probably also belonged to William.

There are certificates and other personal papers belonging to Garrad Clopper, Harry G. Botsford of Boston, LeBaron Botsford and Sarah Cyper. Family and business correspondence, 1782-1913. Deeds for Botsford family property from 1797 to 1837 are also included.

There are also ephemeral items including Valentine's Day and other cards, and a printed poem by Maud Botsford entitled, "Our Boys," probably from the First World War. The apprenticeship indenture of Frederick Turner as a clerk and writer to Henry George Clopper of Wakefield, York, Co. N.B. is dated 1827.

There are family and legal papers relating to the Clopper, Murray and Ralph Cook estates. A plan of the Clopper farm in Fredericton is also included.

Botsford (family)

Charles Warren Anderson railway

  • CA MNBM ID3414
  • Collection
  • 1846-1980

This fonds consists of historical correspondence, reports, acts, agreements and other material about New Brunswick railways. There are monthly payrolls of Salisbury and Harvey Railway, 1898-1901; accounts of the Albert Railway, 1877-1882; cancelled cheques and promissory notes of the N.B. Railway Co., 1884-1887; and records of the Northern and Western Railway Co., Railway Extension Co., and Cumberland Railway and Coal Co. The collection includes timetables, correspondence, lists of locomotives, notes, notices, newsletters and copies of newspaper articles.

Anderson, Charles Warren

Clara Fritz

  • CA MNBM ID1956
  • Collection
  • 1903-1975

This collection includes letters written by Clara Fritz to her mother in Saint John in 1903 and 1904 while en route to southeast Asia with information about life on board, descriptions and impressions of places she saw such as Haiphong and Da Nang in Vietnam and Hong Kong, China.

There is also a typewritten biography by Dr. Madeleine Fritz detailing her sister's education and work and including a few details about the voyage to Asia. Also included are 2 pages from the ship's log, a school certificate, a map marked with the route of Clara's trip, and a photocopied press clipping about it.

Fritz, Clara Winnifred, Ph.D.

Colwell family

  • CA MNBM ID368
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1877-1949]

The collection consists of 3 record books, 8 scrapbooks and 2 boxes of material relating mainly to Saint John local history. There are 2 fire station record books recording fire alarms in Saint John, 1889-1900 and 1901-1907. The books provide dates, box numbers, building owners and locations, damages, causes and insurance coverage.

The 1889-1900 record book was kept by E.P. Leonard (1852-1907), an engineer at No. 4 Engine House. A third book contains photographs of drawings in the New Brunswick Museum collection and a photo of St. Philip's African Methodist Episcopal Church on Queen Street, Saint John. Some of the scrapbooks are indexed and contain pasted newsclippings. A large quantity of material relating to fires and firefighting is included. The boxes contain newspapers, sketches, various awards and certificates, written histories, and about 75 snapshots (mostly identified).

Colwell (family)

Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn scrapbook

  • CA MNBM ID74
  • Collection
  • 1881-1905

This fonds consists of a scrapbook of greeting cards and art schools pamphlets created by Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn.

Ashfield, Elizabeth Ann (Woodburn)

Estate papers

  • CA MNBM S 110 - S 112-1
  • Collection

Fenian scrapbook

  • CA MNBM ID100
  • Collection
  • 1865-1867

This scrapbook on the Fenian movement includes typed transcripts of press stories and original newspaper clippings from 1866-1870.

Fenian scrapbook, Author

Flewwelling (Flewelling) genealogical collection

  • CA MNBM ID1492
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1945 - ca. 1950]

This fonds consists of two binders containing the manuscript and copy of the Flewelling (Flewwelling) genealogy by Allan Wetmore.

Hudson, Allan Wetmore

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