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Anita Lagacé

  • CA PANB MC331
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960-ca.1979]

This fonds consists of a draft, typewritten copy of Anita Lagacé's "History of Victoria County."

Lagacé, Anita

Ann Eliza Moore

  • CA PANB MC260
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1978

This fonds consists of 5 diaries kept by Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher Moore, from 1852-1876 and from 1890-1896 inclusive. The diaries record the activities of her family and friends, as well as local, provincial, and national events.

In particular, she notes births, deaths, marriages, church meetings, and social gatherings and comments on such events as federal elections, the earthquake of 1885, and outbreaks of consumption and cholera in the 1850s. Her entries for the 1860s deal with the Gallacher family's life in Boston and Philadelphia, and she makes particular mention of natives of Hopewell, Albert County, N.B., who were residing there. As well she comments on activities pertaining to the American Civil War.

Moore, Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher

Arthur Fenwick Van Wart and George Clowes Van Wart

  • CA PANB MC83
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1973

This fonds consists mainly of the records of Dr. Arthur Van Wart, however, one series of appointment and charge books continues from 1890 when George Clowes began his practice as a doctor, and runs until 1967 when Arthur Van Wart retired.

Other papers include: ledgers of account, 1924-1967; correspondence, 1890-1973, (contains a few letters of George Van Wart); Arthur Van Wart's high school and university notebooks, 1910- ca. 1921; financial records; and records of medical and obstetrical cases, 1920-1966. Twelve family photographs and a painting of Fredericton are also included.

Van Wart, Arthur Fenwick

Arthur Hill Gillmor family

  • CA PANB MC243
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1899, predominate 1846-1885

This fonds documents the business, political, and personal activities of Arthur Hill Gillmor; the business activities of his father and brothers, the personal activities of his wife, Hannah; and the business, professional, and personal activities of their children and grandchildren. It sheds light on the A. H. Gillmor family's personal relationships and their relationships with kin, notably, Hannah Gillmor's mother, her sisters, Lucretia, Maria, and Harriet, and their husbands, H. E. Seelye, Henry Beckwith, and J. A. Davidson / Davison respectively.

The fonds also documents, to a more limited extent, the personal activities of Hannah Dawes Howe and her son, Albion Pratt Howe, as a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. It sheds light on the challenges her sons, daughters, and sons- and daughters-in-laws faced as they rebuilt their lives in the American and Canadian West. Taken collectively, these records explore a variety of themes, including New Brunswick politics, the role of a politician's wife, children and childhood in the colonial era, lumbering in Charlotte County, outmigration, Confederation, tariffs (National Policy), free trade, prohibition, temperance, railway building, and the role of religion in 19th century New Brunswick.

Business records (1846-1894) document the ebb and flow of both the Gillmor enterprises and the economy of Charlotte County and point to periods of financial difficulty for the Gillmor family. Included are administrative, financial, and legal records for the Gillmor family's extensive lumbering, sawmilling, mercantile and trading businesses, such as correspondence, invoices, accounts, bills payable and receivable, cashbooks, daybooks, account ledgers, receipts, bills of lading, survey bills, orders, time books (wages), bank books, tally book, timber licenses, deeds, agreements, and promissory notes, along with insurance papers pertaining to the schooner "Ben Bolt". A very few documents pertaining to the Bonny River Lumber Company are available.

Political records (1857-1897) reflect A. H. Gillmor's activities as a member of the House of Assembly, as provincial secretary in A. J. Smith's short-lived administration, and as a member of the Dominion Parliament. The bulk of these records is comprised of incoming correspondence which, along with discussions on political subjects and issues, contains comments of a personal nature. A very few draft outgoing letters are included. During his political career, Gillmor corresponded with many political leaders and public figures including, Samuel Leonard Tilley, Albert J. Smith, George F. Hill, J. E. Knight, George D. Street, W. H. Chaffey, B. R. Stevenson, James Brown, John McAdam, Edward Jack, Charles Fisher, William Wedderburn, W. B. Kinnear, and T. W. Anglin.

Political records also include notices addressed to the electors of Charlotte County; listings of voters; draft and printed speeches prepared for election campaigns and on political issues (i.e., Confederation, tarrifs, prohibition); draft and printed bills (House of Assembly and House of Commons); petitions addressed to lieutenant governors (J. H. T. Manners Sutton and A. H. Gordon), the Executive Council, the House of Assembly, the House of Commons, A. H. Gillmor, and others (including 5 from widows and family of Revolutionary War veterans); and printed speeches, pamphlets and other material on such subjects as capital punishment (Louis Riel), railways, boundaries, treaties, free trade, protectionism, the Irish question, and the Paris exhibition.

Personal and family records (1859-1899) consist primarily of correspondence. Of particular interest are letters between A. H. Gillmor and his wife, Hannah, and to A. H. Gillmor from his children. Letters from A. H. Gillmor to his wife discuss both personal and political matters. The Gillmor children's letters offer insights into 19th century childhood, their relationship with their father and mother, the education of girls and boys, student life at the Collegiate School in Fredericton (1870s), and social, business, and political activities in Charlotte County. As well, there are a number of letters to A. H. Gillmor from his brother-in-law, Henry E. Seelye which provide details of business, political, and personal matters. Seelye's letters dated after 1861 describe his business and political activities in the American and Canadian West, as well as family matters.

There are also letters between Hannah Gillmor and her children, mother and siblings. Letters from her brother, A. Pratt Howe, provide information about his activities in the Union Army. Letters to Hannah Gillmor from her mother and sisters, Maria Beckwith, Lucretia Seelye, and Harriet Davidson, provide information about family matters and the challenges the Beckwiths, Seelyes, and Davidsons faced constructing new lives in the West.

The fonds includes letters to the Gillmor children -- Adela, Daniel, Henry E., and Percy -- from their father. Several letters between family members, dating to 1878, detail Percy H. Gillmor's experiences and behaviour while attending the Collegiate School. Accounts concerning the cost of Adela, Henry, and Percy's education and training are included. There are also a few letters addressed to A. H. Gillmor's father, Daniel Gillmor; Hannah Howe; Lucretia and Henry E. Seelye; Harriet Davidson; and Aunt Sarah.

Lastly, there is a diary of a voyage by an unnamed traveller from Saint John, N.B. to Liverpool, England, and return (1886); along with a genealogical chart of the Gillmor family; a few newspaper clippings; and manuscript and printed copies of poetry.

Gillmor (family)

Articles of submission and agreement signed at Boston…

  • CA PANB MC188
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [197?]

This document is a photocopy of the renewed treaty and contains the text of the 1725 treaty with additional ratifications and signatures. Several of the native delegates have signed with totems.

Sunbury County, Nova Scotia. Governor

Asa D. Chase discharge certificate

  • CA PANB MC26
  • Fonds
  • 1 June 1865

This collection contains 2 items: Asa D. Chase's certificate of discharge as a private from Captain Witherell's Company D., 1st Regiment of Maine Veteran Volunteers (Union Army) and an Augusta Savings Bank deposit book issued to Mary E. Fenimore / Mary E. McCabe, 1893. The relationship, if any, between these two individuals is unknown.

Chase, Asa D.

Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors

  • CA PANB MC402
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1995

This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors, dating from the time of its formation. It includes copies of by-laws, listings of articled students, and copies of minutes of the Board of Examiners (1953-1982) and of the Council (1954-1982). Also included are copies of membership registers (1954-1982), annual reports (1957-1984) and 2 newsletters (1965-1966)

Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors

Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of New Brunswick

  • CA PANB MC335
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1985

This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of New Brunswick. It includes presidents' files and reports as well as minutes of the executive committee, of the council, of the board of examiners, and of annual meetings.

The fonds also contains general correspondence, correspondence pertaining to membership, briefs, reports, submissions to government bodies, copies of speeches, membership lists, and financial records (statements, reports, balance sheets).

There are also records pertaining to the Membership Services Task Force and to the Engineering Professionals Act, as well as to various committees, including the Committee on Admission Standards, the Architects and Engineers Practice Committee, the Consulting Practice Committee, the Engineering Education Committee, the Collective Bargaining Committee, the Ad Hoc Finance Committee on Act Enforcement Fund, and the Planning Committee.

The microfilm reel contains a copy of the Engineering Profession Act and original proposed by-laws, a cash book (1920-1943), and applications for membership.

Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of New Brunswick

Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission

  • CA PANB MC204
  • Collection
  • 1921-1993

This collection consists mainly of reports of royal commissions and other bodies, assembled for information of the Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission. There are 15 series: MS1 Royal Commission to investigate the fisheries of the maritime provinces and the Magdalen Islands (1927-1928); MS2 Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada (1921-1927); MS3 The Maritime Claims Commission - Duncan Commission Hearings (1926); MS4 Royal Commission on Transportation (1949-1954); MS5 Board of Transportation Commissioners for Canada (1929-1968); MS6 Hearings (1954); MS7 Submission of the Royal Commission on Transportation (1959-1961); MS8 Water and Air Transportation Committee (1973-1982); MS9 Royal Commission on Transportation (1959); MS10 Royal Commission on Coasting Trade (1955-1956); MS11 Submission on the Railway Rates (1951-1952); MS12 Maritime Transportation Commission (1921-1965); MS13 Standing Committees (1959-1977); MS14 Railway Transport Committee (1982); MS15 Freight Audit (1970-1993)

Atlantic Provinces Transportation Commission

Austin Squires

  • CA PANB MC245
  • Collection
  • 1960-1980

The fonds contains a copy of the book, "A History of Fredericton: the last 200 years" with a commemorative inscription from the city and signed by Helen Squires; the page proofs for the manuscript; the original manuscript for the book; A. Squires' research notes; and a publication titled "An Incidental History of Frederciton" by W. Austin Squires (1975).

The collection also includes a video cassette of the ceremony naming W. Austin Squires a freeman of the city (1960s) and transcripts for "The Changing Year", nature programs done for CBC by Dr. Austin Squires (1968-1969).

Squires, William Austin

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