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Richmond Women's Institute

  • CA PANB MC277
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1952

The collection contains the records of the Richmond Women's Institute during the 1920s and early 1930s. The volunteer work of the Institute reflected the needs of the time. Members of the WI assisted in diptheria clinics and provided for the needy immigrants during the Depression. Money was raised by producing plays and catering meals. Social times included picnics and Halloween parties.

Women's Institute. Richmond Women's Institute (Carleton County)

Grammar School Times

  • CA PANB MC281
  • Fonds
  • 1895

This is a handwritten and illustrated weekly newspaper, produced by the students of the grammar school in St. Andrews. The newspapers cover the dates 25 September 1895 to 16 December 1895, 13 issues altogether, all of which were in Volume 1. The paper featured school and town news, as well as local advertisements.

Grammar School Times (St. Andrews, N.B.)

Grant diary

  • CA PANB MC285
  • Fonds
  • Transcribed [before 1979]

The Grant diary records the daily activities of the Grant family of Old Ridge, St. Stephen Parish, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, between 29 January 1827 and 30 May 1827. The diarist mentions the wedding of sister Marjory, attending church meetings, work done on the farm, visits to and from family and friends, the weather, and community events.

There is also a brief memo containing genealogical information on the Grant family which was probably compiled by Mr. Maxwell.

Grant family (Descendants of William and Catherine Grant)

Harper and Allen families

  • CA PANB MC286
  • Collection
  • 1889-1965, predominant 1889-1915

This collection consists primarily of personal records of Duncan S. Harper, Sadie Harper Allen, and Frank Allen. It includes 7 diaries of Sadie Harper, covering the years 1890-1898, along with a transcription of each, as well as the original and a transcription of 22 letters written in 1912 by Sadie Harper Allen to family members while she was travelling with her husband in England (London, Manchester, Ambleside, Stratford), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), and Switzerland.

The writer offers a portrait of pre-war Britain, recording her impressions of the suffragettes, her visit to the House of Commons to hear Prime Minister Asquith, British customs, and of dignitaries attending the Imperial Universities Congress in London. There are 3 additional letters written by Sadie Allen to her family, a letter from John (Jack) Allen to Bill commenting on Sadie Allen's 1912 letters, and Aunt Nellie's account of Sadie and Frank Allen's 1912 trip to Europe, written for publication in a New Brunswick newspaper. Transcriptions of the latter 4 letters are also included.

The collection also includes the original and a transcription of the diary of Duncan Small Harper in which he records details of his 1889 European tour, made primarily in search of medical help for his debilitating muscular disease.

Lastly the collection contains a brief curriculum vitae of Frank Allen; 2 poems composed by him; Allen and Harper families genealogical information; obituary notices for both Frank and Sadie Allen; a newspaper article on Professor Frank Allen, "an inspired physicist;" and photographs of Frank Allen (1912) and Sadie Harper Allen.

The diaries and letters were transcribed by the donor, Lillian B. Allen, prior to 1977.

Harper, Allen family (Shediac)

Kindness Club

  • CA PANB MC289
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1983

This fonds consists primarily of the administrative records of the Kindness Club's main office located at Fredericton, New Brunswick. It includes correspondence, scrapbooks (1959-1982), account books, addresses, receipts for the Kindness Club Camp Fund, orders for hasti-notes, financial statements, applications, fundraising material, minutes of the Kindness Club Foundation Inc., address books, desk calendars, periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, research and other notes, press clippings, a photograph of Aida (McCann) Flemming at age 4, and materials relating to the Kindness Club essay contest (1957-1981).

Correspondence pertains to club branches or classes located in New Brunswick, elsewhere in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cyprus, Guiana, Egypt, England, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Malaya, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Rhodesia, Salvador, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad, Viet Nam, Wales, West Germany, West Indies, Pakistan, and Zaire. There are also private letters, including a few to or from Lord Beaverbrook, Thornton Burgess, John and Olive Diefenbaker, Cyrus Eaton, Erica Deichmann Gregg, Fannie Hurst, Stuart Trueman, and the Albert Schweitzer Hospital.

Research notes and clippings pertain primarily to various kinds of animals, humane societies, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, and environmental matters. Canadian, American, and overseas periodicals, magazines, and newsletters relate to various animal welfare agencies, humane societies, charitable associations, government departments or agencies, and to nature themes.

Kindess Club (N.B.)

Millicent Anderson

  • CA PANB MC292
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1986

This fonds documents Millicent Anderson's curling activities, as well as those of her husband, curlers in the Newcastle / Chatham area (now Miramichi) and elsewhere in the province. It includes curling rule books; newspaper clippings; 6 issues of The Hog Score, the newsletter of the Fredericton Curling Club (1948); and a programme for the 10th annual induction ceremony of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame (1979). The bulk of the fonds is comprised of pamphlets, leaflets and booklets pertaining to bonspiels held at various curling rinks around the province. Of particular interest is the souvenier program for the Labatt Brier, held at Moncton in 1985; a booklet containing information on the activities of Canadian and Scottish curling teams at home and abroad (1950); and a compilation of New Brunswick curling records that outline the development and growth of the sport throughout the province between 1854 and 1978.

Anderson, Millicent Elvira (Ramsay)

J. Leonard O'Brien

  • CA PANB MC299
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1973

This fonds documents the business activities, political career, and personal life of Joseph Leonard O'Brien.

Records relating to his years in provincial politics include correspondence, notes from his diaries, political scrapbooks, and materials relating to election campaigns and his position as Speaker of the House of Assembly. Federal political records include correspondence, copies of speeches, scrapbooks, photo albums, and materials pertaining to election campaigns and the Progressive-Conservative Association (letters, memos, minutes, briefs). A few of the political records pertain to his father, John O'Brien, who was a member of the House of Assembly for New Brunswick.

Records from J. Leonard O'Brien's years as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick include official and private correspondence, speeches, invitations to various events, thank-you and congratulatory cards, scrapbooks, photo albums, guest books from Government House (1858-1965), an honorary degree, and materials pertaining to royal visits (1950s), the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and the Order of Malta.

Business records include correspondence, financial records, account books, day books, ledgers, agreements, court records, and other material pertaining to O'Brien Limited; correspondence, minutes of board of directors meetings, financial records, agreements, inventories, reports, payroll records, purchase records, account books, ledgers, cash books, sales books, vouchers, invoices, and receipts pertaining to Chatham Industries Limited; correspondence, financial papers, inventories, purchase invoices, sale invoices, and loading orders for Trafalgar Mills Ltd.; and correspondence, financial records, agreements, a copy of the letters patent, a ledger, and reports regarding Plaswood Corporation of Canada. Business records dating to the years prior to 1917 relate to John O'Brien's business activities.

Also included are financial records, correspondence, invoices, account books, general ledgers, and inventories relating to the O'Brien Store; correspondence financial records, and an agreement pertaining to Miramichi Concrete Products Co.; and correspondence, financial records, and guests lists for the Big Hole Salmon Fishing Club, Limited, which was incorporated in 1907 with its heading office in Hillsborough, Albert County; New Brunswick. J. Leonard O'Brien was probably a director or a shareholder or both of this company.

Lastly, the fonds contains his personal records including general and family correspondence; documents pertaining to the O'Brien and McPeake family histories; financial records and photographs; a few records relating to the North West Boom Co., the South West Boom Co., Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd., Acadia Pulp and Paper Ltd., Bank of Nova Scotia, and J. McPeake O'Brien Store; documents pertain to the estate of Kathleen O'Brien; and documents and printed material pertaining to a number of associations, clubs, and universities including Canadian Red Cross Society, Boy Scouts of Canada, University of New Brunswick, Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University, and Mount Allison University.

A number of maps showing mineral occurrences, mining claims, the location and extent of Chatham Industries Limited lands, various hydro electric projects, and other areas of the province have been moved to the Map Section. Oversized records also have been moved to the Map Section. Loose photographs have been transferred to the Photograph Section. There are also several lithographs of Fredericton and area dating to the 1830s.

O'Brien, Joseph Leonard

Barry family

  • CA PANB MC303
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1840]-1943

This fonds documents the legal career of Jeremiah Hayes Barry and sheds light on his family life, his personal activities, and the activities of his children.

It consists of more than 450 legal case files that contain correspondence and legal documents pertaining to property transactions, the settling of estates, civil suits, bankruptcies, agreements, and other matters. Legal records also include additional professional correspondence, a legal ledger (1887-1906), a journal pertaining to the Symonds & Burpee estate (1880-1891), office accounts, ledgers, and legal papers (1840s-1900s).

Personal records include correspondence relating to J. H. Barry's appointment to the Supreme Court, his personal correspondence, and materials relating to the Victoria Public Hospital, the University of New Brunswick, St. Francis Xavier University, St. Dunstan's parish (Roman Catholic) and St. Dunstan's school.

Family records include the correspondence of J. H. Barry, Isabella Barry, and the Barry children; household receipts; invoices; materials pertaining to the children's schooling (examinations, study notebooks on various subjects, grades); Charles Barry's lecture notes from Dalhousie law school; newspaper clippings; and photographs.

Barry family (Fredericton)

William F. Burditt family

  • CA PANB MC304
  • 1866-1975

The fonds consists largely of family correspondence, with some business and professional records belonging to William F. Burditt. Family correspondence includes letters addressed to William F. Burditt; his wife Lury; their sons and daughters, William, Jr., Arthur F., and Mary Louise (May); William, Sr.'s father, Thomas, his brothers, John F. and Frank, and his sisters, Nellie and Anna Mary. There are also a few records relating to William F., Sr.'s daughter, Edith C. Burditt, as well as family photographs, genealogical records, and records of personal and household expenditures (1892-1904).

Business and professional records include William F. Burditt's correspondence with various companies for the years 1879-1929, his record of accounts with Arthur P. Tippet & Co., diaries of work performed at his farm, and a notebook containing information on a variety of subjects. There are also a printed copy of a paper he read before the St. John City and County Good Roads Association; newspaper clippings on subjects, such as town planning, trade and industry, taxation, immigration, exhibitions, and the Farmers' Club; legal documents, including his estate records and a patent issued to him for a trip mechanism for harvester rakes; and a printed prospectus of the St. John Window Glass Company. Lastly, the fonds contains research materials and essays, including 2 brief histories of St. Martins and Mollie Smith's recollection of East Saint John.

Burditt, William Fotherby (family)

Canadian Forestry Association of New Brunswick Inc.

  • CA PANB MC306
  • Fonds
  • 1939-2001

This fonds documents the activities of the New Brunswick branch of the Canadian Forestry Association, from its organization in 1939, and sheds light on the workings of the national body. It consists of correspondence, minutes of meetings of the provincial and national bodies, reports, briefs, research papers, submissions, financial statements, copies of speeches and radio talks, and a copy of the constitution. The fonds also includes scrapbooks, newsclippings, and printed material, as well as a copy of T. M. Pond's "Summation of activities of the Canadian Forestry Association of New Brunswick, 1939-1976". Also includes a Prospectus of the Maritime Forest Ranger School (1966)

Canadian Forestry Association of New Brunswick

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