This fonds consists mainly of the correspondence, legal and land documents accumulated by George S. Grimmer in his public offices in Charlotte County. There are a wide range of subjects including taxes and fees, legal cases and land purchases. The records deal with schools and teachers salaries, the administration of the courts, election arrangements and voters lists, the licensing of commercial activities and the appointment of local government officials such as fish wardens and liquor dealers. There are frequent mentions of ships and ship building, especially the schooner "Mary Ellen" and of roads and bridges. There is also a reference to the defenses against the Fenians in 1865.
There are also some household receipts and other records. The papers of F. Howard Grimmer, 1858-1903, are also included.
The fonds consists of ephemera pertaining to Fred G. Jones's bookbinding occupation. There is a 1922 Saint John Exhibition First Prize card for bookbinding as well as an advertising card for High Class Bookbinding by Fred G. Jones. Two pieces of advertising material with marbling (of paper) specimens printed by Halfer Company of London, England, a supplier of materials and equipment for marbellizing paper. Specimens include two samples each of Dutch marble, Turkish or Stone Marble, Comb Marbles and Hair Vein Marbles using different colours. There are printed instructions for marbellizing paper on the back.
The fonds consists of a record book for Zion Church, dated 1859 to 1865. The record book contains the minutes of monthly church meetings that include some names of those present. It documents the structure of the meetings and type of business conducted. An historical sketch of Zion Church, its endowments, rules of order and a confession of faith, are included in the book. There is also a membership list for August 1864 with names and street addresses.
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.
This fonds consists of minute books of annual meetings, cash books, secretary-treasurer's account book, and a dues book, all covering almost the entire period, 1890-1947. There is also material about the Dental Act and legislative bills and amendments.
The fonds consists 2 prompt books, one for "As You Like It" and the other for "Virginius", both plays performed in Saint John sometime around 1897. The books were made by separating the pages of the published scripts and pasting each page onto the page of a larger note book, thus leaving ample space for notes about stage directions, lighting and other matters.
The John Clarence Webster Fonds consists mainly of his correspondence from the mid 1920s to 1950. Documents from his time in Edinburgh, Montreal and Chicago have been placed with his personal papers. Other personal papers include letters of condolence, memberships, and invitations. Correspondence relating to the acquistion of artifacts for his Canadiana collection has been grouped together as a series following the arrangement of the published catalogues. His work on boards and committees forms another series with the exception of the Committee of Management, Quebec House, England which was kept with the Wolfe series. His collection of manuscripts and his historical correspondence have been arranged by subject. Other correspondence has been arranged in the general correspondence series.