This fonds consists of correspondence, legal papers, appointments, financial documents, ephemera, and Jack family notes and writings.
The correspondence, 1833-1899, is primarily family (mostly between Emma and William) and 2 other letters including a letter of reference for William Kenah and a letter to T. Jack with a Notman photo from Lord Frederick Poulet.
Legal papers include deeds and land contracts, court cases (Richard Sands v. James Keaton, Edward L. Thorne, and Lovitt v. Clark, Supreme Court, 1795) and a contract for a yearly allowance to John and Hannah Allan, 1806. There are also resolutions on the death of William Jack in 1886 and draft minutes of an investigation concerning Joseph Hea.
Family writings include a typescript, "Ireland" - E.C.J. about the reminiscences of Emma Carleton Jack of life in Ireland before coming to Canada and provides information about her family members, probably written for her children and grandchildren. Works by William Jack include an account of his life as a lawyer, a personal account of the Saint John fire of 1877, and a short articles about New Brunswick history. There is also some and poetry written by William Jack, aged 20.
There are certicates of appointments for John Curry, as Justice of the Peace, Sunbury Co.; Isaac Allan Jack as Recorder for Saint John, 1885; Joseph Kenah as Captain of 104th Regiment, 1816; and William Jack, Queen's Counsel, 1880. There is also a notebook prepared by D.W. Jack containing instructions for a gauger.
There are a few receipts for general items and a stock certificate for the Caledonia Mining and Manufacturing Company belonging to William Jack.
Ephemera consists of Coronation service booklets (1911), ribbons, menu, dried flowers, a collection of bookplates and envelopes, and a certificate of the Cooper Union Women's School of Art given to Emma Jack.