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Abraham Gesner

  • CA MNBM ID4499
  • Fonds
  • 1826-1863

This fonds consists of correspondence, specifications, patents and notes on Abraham Gesner's geological work. There are records of his patents and petitions for patents as well as specifications and plans for manufacturing kerosene. Some personal papers, including a memorandum of a will, an appointment to the Geological Survey of New Brunswick, and the assignment of a mortgage are included.

Gesner, Abraham

United Women's Missionary Societies

  • CA MNBM S 117 - 2
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1973

The fonds consists of 9 volumes of minute books. The 5 volumes dated from 1897 to 1945 belonged to the United Women's Missionary Societies and the remaining 4 volumes (1945-1973) belonged to the Women's Inter-Church Council of Saint John.

Information about the structure of meetings, some names of members and missionaries and general missionary work is included. The Women's Inter-Church Council minutes include some financial reports, a type copy of the constitution and by-laws adopted in 1967, and some printed orders of church services and newsclippings relating to the annual World Day of Prayer. In volume 9, there are lists of executive members and denominational members of the Council from 1965-1973.

United Women's Missionary Societies

Miriam Hatheway Wood

  • CA MNBM ID4672
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1956

This fonds consists of business and personal correspondence of Miriam Wood relating to Fort La Tour. Her correspondents include Alfred Bailey of the Historic Monuments Board, federal cabinet ministers and officials, Dr. Webster of the New Brunswick Museum and various provincial and municipal officials. She also corresponded with the Art Club of Saint John and Pinewood Studios, in England, to whom she proposed a film about Madame La Tour.

Wood, Miriam Dorothea Merwyn (née Hatheway)

Alonzo Stevens

  • CA MNBM ID4674
  • Fonds
  • 1902, 1967

This fonds consists of two certificates. One is Steven's military discharge certificate dated 1902, which contains age, physical description, military unit and date discharged. There is also a freeman's certificate, 1967, presented to Alonzo Stevens and several others in honour of their military service.

Stevens, Alonzo

Saint John General Public Hospital time capsule

  • CA MNBM ID4776
  • Collection
  • 1930

This fonds consists of records dated 1929-1930 about a range of subjects including the construction of the hospital, its reports, the Training School for Nurses, Women's Hospital Aid and General Public Hospital Nurses' Alumnae. There are also the pharmacopoeia of General Public Hospital, 1927, a parchment volume listing boards and departments, newspapers and the blueprints of the General Public Hospital.

Saint John General Public Hospital time capsule

Manchester Robertson Allison

  • CA MNBM ID4818
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1948

This fonds consists of printed ephemera, an annual report for 1942-1943, and 4 bound scrapbooks for 1905-1918, 1923-1929, 1929-1932 and 1939-1948. The scrapbooks contain pressclippings, advertisements and internal notices, forms and publications. The subjects include the administration of the store, staff policies, records of employees and renovations at the store as well as articles about business and economic trends, especially in Saint John.

Manchester Robertson Allison (firm)

Beatteay family

  • CA MNBM ID1701
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1929

This fonds consists of property deeds, Methodist membership records, printed broadsheet, family history information, and a personal letter.

Beatteay family (Saint John)

Botsford family

  • CA MNBM ID2603
  • Collection
  • 1782-1913

This collection consists of Botsford family records donated by 4 different donors. Records relating to Amos Botsford include accounts payable, land records and records of annuities belonging to Deborah Murray. A list of the Loyalist settlement in the Annapolis/Digby area, Nova Scotia includes equipment and tools received from Amos Botsford and names of families. There are also complaints about Amos Botsford's handling of Loyalist claims.

Records relating to William Botsford include his receipt book, 1801-1829, for legal services rendered and testimonials and recommendations written for individuals including one for immigration purposes. There is also a copy of a warrant re William Botsford's salary as assistant judge. Documents pertaining to the Supreme Court case of Robert Crookshank and William Walker v. J. White, George Nowlan, and George Ketchum probably also belonged to William.

There are certificates and other personal papers belonging to Garrad Clopper, Harry G. Botsford of Boston, LeBaron Botsford and Sarah Cyper. Family and business correspondence, 1782-1913. Deeds for Botsford family property from 1797 to 1837 are also included.

There are also ephemeral items including Valentine's Day and other cards, and a printed poem by Maud Botsford entitled, "Our Boys," probably from the First World War. The apprenticeship indenture of Frederick Turner as a clerk and writer to Henry George Clopper of Wakefield, York, Co. N.B. is dated 1827.

There are family and legal papers relating to the Clopper, Murray and Ralph Cook estates. A plan of the Clopper farm in Fredericton is also included.

Botsford family (Sackville)

Chaloner family

  • CA MNBM ID1748
  • Fonds
  • 1784-1828

The fonds consists of family records. There are two lot certificates for land on Germain Street, dated 1783, belonging to John Chaloner (lot 553) and Benjamin Chaloner (lot 554). There is a commission of 1827 appointing Benjamin Chaloner tide surveyor, gauger, and weightmaster in Saint John. There is also a bond, dated 1828, given by Ninyon Chaloner to Benjamin C. Chaloner, executor of John Chaloner's estate. It bound Ninyon to ensure that Peggy, a Black woman who had been the late John Chaloner's servant, received comfortable care during her lifetime and at her death, a decent burial at Ninyon's expense.

Challoner family (Saint John)

Brown and Marr family

  • CA MNBM ID5056
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1921, predominant 1880-1900

This fonds consists of shipping, business and family papers of the Brown and Marr families of West Quaco. The shipping documents relate mainly to the vessels "Saguenay", "Lepreau", "Savannah", "Lancefield", "Kelverdale", "Lizzie C. Troop", and "Kate F. Troop" and their captains, Elisha Brown and Omar P. Brown.

The family papers include correspondence, accounts and ephemeral items. Some of the letters were written by family members from ports in Britain, the West Indies, South America and the United States while on their voyages."

Brown and Marr family (Quaco)

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