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James Brown

  • CA PANB MC295
  • Fonds
  • 1813-1870

The two major components of this collection are diaries, 1813-1816, 1838-1842, 1855-1870, and correspondence, 1838-1869. There are also speeches, easy and poetry written by James Brown, and a number of documents relating to his political career.

The diaries were kept primarily as a record of work. The first diary shows an established pattern. He described the weather, work done, with whom and for whom, money received or spent, trips, some personal comments. If he made a major change in his work, he was likely to begin a new diary. When he went to work in Maine for a few months in 1816, he mentions keeping a diary there, but reverted to his old diary on his return to Charlotte County.

The diaries of 1838, 1844 and 1855, cover periods of time spent on work assigned by the New Brunswick government -- as supervisor of roads and bridges and as a commissioner to examine the schools -- and are detailed enough to form a basis for official reports. However, Brown had no particular aversion to including personal matters or general observations and all of these diaries contain much that would not appear in his final reports.

In 1856, he resolved to keep a diary on a more regular and unified basis. At the same time he explained his method of making brief notes as he went about his daily tasks and then writing the in his diary as he found leisure to do so. From this time his activates as a politician, family man and farmer were recorded in the same diary.

References to farming can be found throughout the diaries and letters. The diary of 1863-1870, describes daily work on land that Brown cleared fifty years earlier. Some of his theories on agriculture can be found in a speech to the Charlotte County Agricultural Society (MS7/2); and in sections of A Report on Agriculture in New Brunswick by Johnson.

Correspondence, 1838-1869, includes letters to and from Brown, his family, friends, constituents and members of the government. Many contain both personal & political or official matters. For this reason, and because it is useful to use the letters in conjunction with the relevant diary entry, they have been arranged in a straight chronological order.

The number of family letters is relatively small but they do provide a vivid picture of Brown and his family. Most of these letters are from the period of his second marriage to Catherine Cameron.

The correspondence of January-March 1861, contains a number of letters to Brown as Surveyor General and his replies, and give an idea of the variety of issues encountered in that office.

The correspondence of August 1861-June 1862, covers James Brown's trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Many friends in New Brunswick gave him letters of introduction and asked him to call on relatives in the old country. A number of these letters give insight into how New Brunswick was promoted to potential immigrants. A few letters dating to this period were written by James Brown's son, John C. Brown, who accompanied him on the trip, to family and friends in New Brunswick.

Brown, James

Royal Progressive Conservative Association

  • CA PANB MC349
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1960

The fonds contains records of the Royal Progressive Conservative Association for the months leading up to the nominating convention held in September 1960. It includes correspondence, minutes of meetings, and detailed lists of members of the organizing committees for each polling district.

Royal Progressive Conservative Association (N.B.)

Federal electoral lists

  • CA PANB MC357
  • Collection
  • 1958

This collection consists of printed preliminary lists of eligible voters for the 1958 federal election for polling stations 1 to 32 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and for polling stations 33 to 109 in the electoral district of York-Sunbury.

Also included are printed preliminary lists of eligible voters for the rural districts of Northumberland-Miramichi, Hardwicke, Kent County, and Royal, as well as for Newcastle and Chatham in Northumberland County.

Canada. Elections Canada. Federal electorial lists

George Otty Dickson-Otty

  • Pièce
  • 1881 - 1947

A collection of letters and tax assessment lists written to and/or by George Otty Dickson-Otty, the secretary-treasurer of the Municipality of King's County from 1881 to 1947.

St. Andrews Library Fonds

  • CA CCA MC26
  • Pièce
  • 1820 - 1858

3 books from the first St Andrews Library. Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott; An Apology for the Bible by Rev. Richard Watson; An Autumn near the Rhine.

Mercy Anne Coles

  • CA MNBM ID1782
  • Fonds
  • Copied [after 1900], (originally created [1864])

The fonds consists of a typescript copy of the diary kept by Mercy Anne Coles during the trip to the Quebec City Conference in 1864 with her parents. It describes the many activities scheduled for relatives of the delegates such as daily sightseeing tours around Quebec City and the dinners and balls held in the evenings. There are many prominent politicians named in her diary: D'Arcy McGee, William McDougall, Alexander Campbell, Alexander Galt, George Etienne Cartier (Mercy referred to him as Mr. Carter), John A. MacDonald, Leonard Tilley and Louis Riel. She refers to some of them by first name. The daily entries describe travelling from Charlottetown by boat to Shediac, N.B., then by train through the United States to Quebec City and leaving Quebec City by boat to Niagara Falls en route to Buffalo, New York then travelling to Ohio.

Coles, Mercy Anne

Edward Barron Chandler

  • CA MNBM ID343
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1810-1880]

This fonds includes:

  • Chandler's correspondence re politics and history;
  • Correspondence of Chandler family;
  • Westmorland Parish Assessments;
  • Chandler's legal papers;
  • Westmorland County marriages 1833-1856;
  • Moncton and Botsford Census Returns, 1852;
  • W.C. Milner's notes;
  • Dorchester P.O. receipts;
  • North Joggins, list of scholars for 1841;
  • Baptist Seminary lists of texts;
  • Militia summons;
  • Marriage certificates;
  • Westmorland General Sessions notice;
    Note: Detailed evaluation needed

Chandler, Edward Barron

John B.M. Baxter

  • CA MNBM ID456
  • Fonds
  • 1808-1948

This fonds consists primarily of Baxter's records of the Royal Commission to inquire into statements made by "The Standard" concerning the Provincial Hospital at Fairville, New Brunswick. It includes issues of the paper, drafts of the report and testimony, extracts from the press and correspondence. There is also a number of documents collected by Baxter including letters from famous people and original miltiary records of Saint John, 1808-1926.

Baxter, John Babington Macaulay

Beverley Robinson family

  • CA MNBM ID494
  • Fonds
  • 1750-1927

This fonds includes papers that relate to Beverley Robinson, his descendants and allied families, including Anthony Allaire, and John and Susan DeLancey Robinson. Included are correspondence, financial records, estate records, deeds and other materials. F25 includes a diary kept by Joshua Winslow, Commissary General of the British Army, 1750.

Robinson, Beverley

Angus MacFarlane

  • CA MtA 25
  • Fonds
  • [195-?-1991?]

This fonds consists of textual records, including clippings, publications, correspondence, pamphlets and other written material, and photographs generated by Angus MacFarlane’s activities as a coach, athletic director, politician, and active member of several sports, community, and government organizations and events.

MacFarlane, Angus

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