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E. Allison MacKay fonds

  • CA PANB MC509
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1941

This fonds consists primarily of the professional business records of barrister, solicitor and civil servant, E. Allison MacKay of Fredericton, New Brunswick. It consists of business correspondence, legal documents, receipts, memoranda, and statements of account. Much of his legal work related to property transactions, the settling of estates (probate), debts, bankruptcy, immigration, and civil suits. A Presbyterian, he accepted several legal cases involving the Presbyterian Church of Canada, notably, Ferguson et al v. McLean et al, a dispute arising in the congregation of St. James Presbyterian Church at Newcastle, N.B. over union with the United Church of Canada.

The fonds also includes correspondence, circulars, minutes of meeting, and notes relating to MacKay's work as secretary of the executive committee of the Children's Aid Society, chaired by W. J. West, that facilitated the placement of evacuated British children in the homes of York and Sunbury County residents during World War Two.

Also included are a few pieces of personal correspondence, as well as documents, correspondence and other material pertaining to his work with, or membership, in the Independent Order of Foresters, the Knights of Pythias, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

MacKay, E. Allison

E. V. Wetmore & Sons

  • CA PANB MC388
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1945, predominant 1930-1945

This fonds consists of business records for the stairbuilding business established by E. V. Wetmore in Saint John in the 1870s. It consists of a time book (1935-1938) that records the names of employees, the number of hours worked, and the wages paid; an account ledger (1930-1945) that records the names of the customers, their place of residence, the amount charged, and the method of payment (cash, cheque, contra account, note); and an 1892 catalogue for E. V. Wetmore & Sons. A pamphlet on curling and a programme for a dinner in honour of the 1938 Scottish curling team are also included.

Two photographs, one each of a group of men attending the 1930 Canadian Construction Association conference (Wetmore was president of the Saint John branch) and of a group of men in a school (ca. 1914), were transferred to the Photographic Section.

E. V. Wetmore & Sons (Saint John, N.B.)

Eddie and Walter Williamson oral history

  • CA PANB MC194
  • Fonds
  • 1992

This fonds consists of a taped and transcribed interview with Eddie and Walter Williamson. They who talk about their descendants, their childhood and family, and their lives spent working together in the 1930s and 1940s at Beacon Press in St. Andrews.

Williamson, Eddie

Edgar R. Jamieson family fonds

  • CA PANB MC3127
  • Fonds
  • 1939-[after 1976], predominant, 1939-1944

This fonds consists primarily of records pertaining to Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II activities and the Jamieson family history. There are also letters addressed to Blanche Jamieson from Edgar Jamieson, sent while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Army.

Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II records include his Canadian Army Clothing and Equipment Statement, [1943]; Canadian Militia Soldier's Pay Books, 1939-1945; Canadian Army Soldier's Pay Books, 1940-1945; two C.S.M. Nominal Roll Books for A. Company, Carleton and York Regiment that record the names of soldiers, their service numbers, and notes concerning their service (killed, wounded, evacuated, missing etc.), 1940s; and a map of the West End of London, [1940s?].

Blanche Jamieson's records consist of 52 letters sent to her by her brother, Edgar, that shed light on his wartime activities. The letters were sent from Woodstock, Halifax, aboard ship, England, France, and Italy. Transcriptions of these letters are also included in the fonds.

Jamieson family genealogy records consist of a 2 pp. family tree and copies of printed family histories entitled, "Descendants of John Jamieson" (25 pp.); "Descendants of Unknown Hamilton" (9 pp.); and "Descendants of George Blaney" (25 pp.).

Lastly the fonds consists of a World War I "Souvenir from France" -- a stitched post card containing a note written to Lillian from Steven L. Sloan, France, 15 July 1918, and a transcription of a letter written by James H. Blaney to his mother, July 31, 1859.

Jamieson, Edgar Ross

Edmund Hillyer Duval family

  • CA PANB MC305
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1909

This fonds consists of personal records of Edmund Hillyer Duval and his children, namely, Marianne Duval, Amelia Duval, and Eliza Lury Duval Burditt and Lury's husband, William F. Burditt. There are also a very few records pertaining to Edmund H. Duval's work as an educator and member of Germain Street Baptist Church.

Edmund Hillyer Duval's records include manuscript copies of letters to various individuals relating to teachers' training (1848-1849); his estate papers; and a certificate of license to preach issued to him from Germain Street Baptist Church. Of particular interest are the materials pertaining to the descendants of Black Loyalists living at Loch Lomond or Willow Grove, near Saint John. These include a draft letter pertaining to the expenditure of funds for "ameliorating the condition" of blacks at Loch Lomond [1868], a memorandum of agreement for the construction of a meeting house at Willow Grove (1878), a brief account of the church's history, and a manuscript copy of a paper read at the opening of Willow Grove Church by Edmund H. Duval (1878).

Lury and William F. Burditt's and Marianne Duval's records each consist of a few pieces of correspondence. Of special interest are Amelia Duval's two dairies containing "scribblings" about her activities and interests. The 1900-[before 1907] volume records information on women's groups in Saint John, particularly the King's Daughters Society that worked with working-class girls and women in the port city.

Lastly, the fonds includes genealogy material on the Duval family, such as biographical notes and newspaper clippings.

Duval family (Edmund Hillyer)

Edward Winslow

  • CA PANB MC325
  • Collection
  • 1785

These two letters by Edward Winslow discuss a royal coat of arms, formerly in the Council Chamber in Boston, and removed, probably by Edward Winslow, at the time of the evacuation in 1776. Winslow authorizes Ward Chipman to give it to any worthy public room in Saint John. In 2003 the coat of arms hangs in Trinity Church, Saint John. The letters also discuss the politics of the new city of Saint John and the relative merits of Gabriel Ludlow and Elias Hardy as candidates for mayor.

Winslow, Edward

Elbridge Elwood Green certificate

  • CA PANB MC366
  • Fonds
  • 1911

This certificate is a printed form completed with typescript and signed by the examining officer.

Green, Elbridge Elwood

Equal Opportunity Programme conference papers

  • CA PANB MC21
  • Collection
  • 1965 -1969

Stan Price, D. A. Hoyt, and Paul C. Leger, all on subjects relating to the Royal Commission on Finance and Municipal Taxation and the Equal Opportunity Programme. Also included are copies of the 16 February 1965 Speech from the Throne and a printed, typescript copy of the White Paper, along with a few drafts and notes relating to it.

New Brunswick. Equal Opportunity Programme

Estabrooks family

  • CA PANB MC259
  • Fonds
  • 1845, 1889-1906

This fonds consists primarily of diaries of Alvaretta Estabrooks and Hannah Estabrooks. Alvaretta Estabrooks's diaries cover the years, 1889 to 1893. She mentions friends and neighbours, in Coldstream, and records deaths in the area. As well, she notes her activities -- housekeeping, raising crops, sewing, quilting, hooking mats, crocheting and knitting. Alvaretta devoted daily attention to her music but set aside Sunday for Sunday school and prayer meetings.

Hannah Estabrooks's diary covers the periods, January 1903 to June 1903 and January 1905 to April 1906. She records information about her family and friends, as well as about working in the local store and in the home -- churning butter, knitting, candling eggs, tending the lambs, working in the barn.

The fonds also contains information on the Estabrooks family history, as well as a letter from Richard Burpee to his father, Thomas Burpee, of Saint John, dated 26 March 1845. Richard Burpee was reportedly the first Baptist minister from New Brunswick to go as a missionary to India. His sister, Adeline Burpee, married Jacob Estabrooks, of Carleton County, which may explain the presence of this letter in this fonds. The letter deals with the prospect of Richard Burpee's trip to India.

Estabrooks family (Carleton County)

Eva M. Fleet fonds

  • CA PANB MC2501
  • Fonds
  • 25 June 1915 - 27 April 1919

This fonds consists of 45 pieces of correspondence written by Walter A. Evans to Eva May Fleet, between 1915 and 1919, while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. It documents his activities as a soldier, conditions in the trenches, and his experiences on the battlefield. As well, the letters provide insights into the relationship developing between Eva and Walter that culminated in their marriage in 1921.

Walter Evans describes the Front as a God-forsaken place, and comments on the mud, damp, and cold. He notes bombing raids; the deaths of men, mules, and horses; and the need for more men at the Front. In particular, he discuss his role in the Battle of Passchendaele, what he saw on the battlefield (10 December 1917), and mentions the boys from home, particularly his brother, Alder, whom he meets overseas. As well, he notes his activities on leave, his training period in England, and the need for conscription. His last 5 letters (24 November 1918 to 27 April 1919) discuss his desire to return home, his attempts to make this a reality, and his hope that Eva will agree to marry him.

Fleet - Evans family

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