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"River Boats and Reveries" and "A Big Tree And A Little History"

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  • 1963 - 1970

"River Boats and Reveries" and "A Big Tree And A Little History" are two stories written by Robert M. Wood. Mr. Wood wrote "River Boats and Reveries" on November 1, 1969, for his niece in order to detail the use of steamships in the area, and also detail all of those, within his memory, that have passed away. It is a collection of stories focused on steamships. "A Big Tree And A Little History" Mr. Wood wrote on October 11, 1968 about a tree named "Prince of Wales" located near Harding's Point.

Azor Hoyt's Diary Transcript

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  • 1881 - 1868

Azor Hoyt, son of Loyalists James and Mary Ann (Belden) Hoyt, was born on the 13th of September 1770 and died on the 2nd of June in 1842, and is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery in Hampton, New Brunswick. Azor moved with his family at age six or seven to New Brunswick from Connecticut, USA. The Diary has been titled "Ice Out Past My House," and was kept by Azor until his death in 1842, and it appears to have been continued by his grandson, Isaac Ketchum Hoyt, until his death in 1855. The entries from 1855 to 1868 were most likely made by Isaac's son, John Allan Hoyt.

Letter of Appreciation for the Reverend W.J. Bate

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  • 19 December 1904

A transcription of an expression of 'esteem and regard' from the members of the church in Hammond in 1904 to their departing reverend, W.J. Bate delivered by R. Chillis McMonagle, a Church Warden. W.J. Bate was the reverend for many churches in the Anglican Parish of Hammond River.

History of Berwick

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  • [1961?]

A History of Berwick written by Mrs. Roy Ellison, beginning in 1772 and going until the late 1950s.

History of Atheneum Hall

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  • [19-?]

A history of Atheneum Hall, starting in the early 1860s to the 1920s detailing the ever evolving uses of the building. The first page of the history is missing. Author unknown.

History of Apohaqui

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  • [1962?]

The History of Apohaqui was written by Mrs. W. N. MacAlpine and describes Apohaqui from 1780 to the 1960s.

"Cheese - processed out along way"

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  • April 26 1978

A newspaper article titled "Cheese - processed out along way," from The Kings County Record. The article details the history of cheese production in Kings County, from 1892 to 1978.

Reverend Hiram A. Cody

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  • 1872 - 1972

This fond of Hiram. A Cody is comprised of two newspaper articles, parts one and two of an article written by Ted Jones, as well as two copies of an address given to the Kings County Historical Society by A. P. Hetherington, in 1972, titled Life and Times of H. A. Cody.

Reverend Cody was both a pastor and a literary figure, having prolifically written in many forms such as plays, short stories, novels, sermons ans serializations. He was born on the Washademoak, New Brunswick in 1872. He moved to the Yukon in 1904 as a travelling missionary, and in 1909 him and his family moved back to New Brunswick and to the rectorship of St. James' Church in Saint John. In 1927 Rev. Cody was appointed Archdeacon of Saint John. He died in 1984 at the age of 75.

Private Percy Leonard Robertson

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  • 1895 - 1919

This fond contains documents about Private Percy Leonard Robertson and his involvement in the First World War. It contains a death certificate, newspaper clippings, telegrams, memorial scroll, death certificate and other documents.
Pte. Robertson was the son of Thomas & Lizzie Robertson of Hampton. He enlisted January 15, 1918 with the 13th Battalion, 1st Division. He was later assigned to the 26th Battalion and finally to the 44th Battalion.
In just nine short months, Percy served in the 2nd Battle of the Somme, 3rd Battle of Aisne, Battle of Le Hamel, 2nd Battle of the Marne, Battle of Amiens, and the 2nd Battle of Arras. Pte. Robertson was killed on September 2nd, 1918 at Dury in front of Arras, Northern France. Initially he was reported Missing in Action and his family received 3 brief telegrams with that status between September 21st and October 5th, 1918. On October 16th, a fourth and final telegram arrived with the message: “deeply regret to inform you Pte. P.L. Robertson infantry previously reported missing now officially reported Killed in Action September 2nd.” Further correspondence, including previously reported letter below, show that one year later, the family still did not know where their son & brother was buried. They eventually learned he was buried at the Dury Crucifix Cemetery, south-east of Arras.

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