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Loyalist and New Brunswick muster rolls and military records

  • CA MNBM 99
  • Collection
  • 1777-1811

This fonds includes muster rolls for: Black Pioneers, 1780; British Legion,1782; Guides and Pioneers, 1780; New Jersey Volunteers, 1778-1781; New York Volunteers, 1777; Queen's Rangers, 1780; Royal Artillery, Saint John, 1793; Prince of Wales Royal American Volunteers, 1777; King's American Regiment, 1777; Loyal American Regiment, 1777; Saint John City and County and Militia, 1809-1811.

Loyalist researchers (NB Museum)

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

Horace H. Van War Loyalist collection

  • CA MNBM ID101
  • Collection
  • 193-?

This fonds consists of copies of archival records and printed works about Loyalists, assembled by Van Wart, probably sometime in the 1930s. There is information about Loyalists in both Ontario and New Brunswick. Some of Van Wart's correspondence is included.

Wart, Horace H. Van

Memorandum book compiled by the New Brunswick Secretary's Office

  • CA MNBM ID114
  • Collection
  • 1789-1809

This fonds consists of a bound memorandum book kept by Jonathan Odell himself or his staff in the Provincial Secretary's Office. Entries refer to petitions for land grants, appointments in militia, sheriffs. Justices of the Peace and other officials, delivery of marriage licenses, aldermen of Saint John in 1790, 1796, postage payments, accounts for lumber, pens, potatoes and ashes.

Secretary's Office for the Province of New Brunswick

Herman A. Lordly

  • CA MNBM ID139
  • Collection
  • 1943-1956

This fonds consists of a scrapbook of Herman Lordly's poetry from newspaper clippings, the University of New Brunswick Law journal, military publications and other sources, dating from 1943-1956.

Lordly, Herman A.

Violet Gillett

  • CA MNBM ID143
  • Collection
  • 1905 - 1908

This collection consists of a scrapbook that contains a wide variety of items including receipts for locally purchased medicines, articles on Western Canada, socialism in England and gardening

Gillett, Violet Amy

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

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

Mary Spurr Harding genealogical

  • CA MNBM ID151
  • Collection
  • 1851 - 1910

The collection consists of genealogical information and family letters. There are original letters with transcriptions, written by Mary Spurr Harding from Shippegan and Chatham, N.B., in 1851-1852, to her mother Amelia deWolf Spurr in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. The letters discuss: children; childhood conditions, including remedies for worms; mid-19th century everyday life for women; relatives; preserving food, particularly fruit; family friends; travel within the province; and the slow delivery of mail. There is also some discussion of Mary Harding's husband John's lumber and shipping business.

There is also a modern hand-drawn map showing the places in northern New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where Spurr and Harding families lived; photocopies of photographs of Mary Harding (1850 -1901); newsclippings of family obituaries; a photograph of the Harding house in Miramichi; and genealogical material including a printed form showing Spurr family lineage.

Harding, Mary Spurr

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

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