This fonds consists of membership lists, correspondence, a report, a map of plots, postcards and printed ephemera. The membership lists are categorized by size of plot, area cultivated, and lots wanted. The typed report, dated February 1919, includes statistics on membership by category but is incomplete. A map of plots on Hawthorne Avenue is included.
There is correspondence with seed companies, and citizens requesting vegetable seeds. Correspondence from the Department of Agriculture, Office of the Food Controller, and the Canadian Government Seed Purchasing Commission is included as are letters from the Experimental Farm at Fredericton, N.B. and the Motor Vehicle Board. Included too are invoices for equipment and supplies.
The fonds consists of typed transcriptions of letters written by Ritchie to his mother while serving in the South Africa (Boer) War. The letters are dated 17 January 1900, 22 February 1900, and 28 February 1900 written from Belmont and Paardeberg Drift, South Africa. Letters describe William Ritchie's experience fighting the Boers in graphic detail and give information about the everyday life of a soldier in the Boer War. The letter dated 22 February vividly describes a charge on the Boers during which he received a superficial wound from shrapnel while under fire from 5 different points. Included in the letters are a few references to letters received from family members in Canada, receiving copies of Saint John newspapers and his comments about city councillors.
Typewritten transcripts of letters (3) W.J. Ritchie to mother re service in South African (Boer) War, Jan-Feb 1900
This two-page letter was written at the front in Belgium on 29 April 1915 to Neta by Art, a soldier of the 8th Battery, 2nd Canadian Artillery Brigade, 1st Canadian Contingent, British Expeditionary Force. It details his worries and impressions concerning activities at the front and his chances of survival.
This collection is diverse. Most of the material relates to the counties of York and Sunbury, but a wide variety of topics relating generally to New Brunswick are also included. There are 88 manuscript series.
MS1 York-Sunbury Historical Society records; MS2 Transcripts of addresses delivered to the York Sunbury Historical Society; MS3 Lillian Maxwell genealogical correspondence; MS4 Lillian Maxwell historical research papers; MS5 Burpee family papers; MS6 Richard Bellamy papers; MS7 W.H. Street and J.A.S. Street records; MS8 Stephen Glasier papers MS9 Charles N. Skinner records; MS 10 Babbitt family papers; MS11 Dr. Benjamin Coburn papers; MS12 Benjamin Atherton records; MS13 Fowler Boer War (South African War) collection; MS14 Jonathan Odell papers; MS15 G. Harold Markham military collection; MS16 Wolhaupter family collection; MS17 Whelpley collection; MS18 Miscellaneous correspondence; MS19 Clippings; MS20 Genealogical charts and family history papers; MS21 Speeches and addresses; MS22 Historical essays and research notes; MS23 Diaries and notebooks; MS24 Leases; MS25 Deeds; MS26 Crown lands; MS27 Mortgages; MS28 Indentures of sale; MS29 General land papers; MS30 Lawyers papers; MS31 Sheriffs' papers; MS32 Powers of attorney; MS33 Vital statistics; MS34 Apprenticeship papers; MS35 Probate papers; MS36 Legal investigation papers; MS37 Insurance policies; MS38 Hazen, White and Company records; MS39 Star Line Steamship Company records; MS40 Ships' papers; MS41 Business records; MS42 Bills, cheques, invoices and receipts; MS43 Maps and plans; MS44 Photographs and pictures; MS45 Meteorological registers of Fredericton; MS46 Research notes on historic buildings; MS47 Hymns, music, poetry and prose; MS48 Programmes and invitations; MS49 Printed matter; MS50 Military commissions and certificates; MS51 Warrants; MS52 Civil commissions; MS53 Social and athletic club papers; MS54 Education papers; MS55 Fredericton papers; MS56 Indian papers; MS57 Cemetery papers; MS58 Military papers; MS59 Theodore Porter papers; MS60 Government records; MS61 Records of the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew; MS62 Kingston family records; MS63 George Gilman papers; MS64 Montgomery-Campbell family papers; MS65 H.F.G. Woodbridge papers; MS66 Jack Johnston collection; MS67 Charles W. Darcus papers; MS68 Charlotte C. Saunders collection; MS69 G. Alvah Good Collection; MS70 Oromocto Pioneer Days; MS71 Peter Young McLaggan papers; MS72 George R. Spencer papers; MS73 Styron family collection; MS74 Robert Borden Forbes papers; MS75 Ashburnham family ; MS76 Food and health papers; MS77 Tape recordings; MS78 Jessie B. Segee papers; MS79 Patents; MS80 William G. Quinn collection MS81 Hon. Thomas Temple papers; MS82 John Hill collection; MS83 Anne McKeen collection; MS84 George Taylor papers; MS85 Lieutenant- Governor George Stracey Smyth; MS86 Brigadier the Honourable Milton F. Gregg; MS87 François La Roche correspondence; MS88 Newspapers, magazines and periodicals inventory
York-Sunbury Historical Society (Fredericton, N.B.)