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Davidson family

  • CA MNBM ID792
  • Fonds
  • 1765-1955

This fonds consists of material from the practice of three generations of Newcastle (Northumberland County) lawyers, chiefly Allan A. Davidson, Jr. The legal documents reflect solicitor's work rather than civil litigation or criminal presentation. It includes material about expropriation by the Intercolonial Railway / Canadian National Railway and the forestry activities of Fraser Company. There are family documents, financial records and land records from 1795 to 1950. An account book belonging to Henry Gerrish, 1837-1840, is included as are the letterbooks of John Ambrose Street, Street & Kerr and Street & Davidson. There is also a journal of John Ambrose Street's voyage to England, 1817-1819.

Davidson (family)

DeVeber family

  • CA MNBM ID247
  • Fonds
  • 1784-1933

This fonds consists of family correspondence, diaries and land records. It includes family correspondence, 1784-1933: the journals of N. Hubbard DeVeber, 1850-1856 and A.W. DeVeber, 1884-1885 and land records from Gagetown, Petersville and other parishes. The treasurer's account book of St. Paul's Church Sunday school, 1888-1892 and records about the estate of Leveritt H. DeVeber, 1880-1895 are also included.

DeVeber (family)

Diary from Magdalen Islands

  • CA MNBM ID2187
  • Fonds
  • 1 July 1777 - 31 December 1777

This fonds contains the original and a photocopy of a diary kept by a foreman of Richard Gridley who was living on Amherst, in the Magdalen Islands. The diary provides a glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of Amherst in 1777, describing daily activities such as farming, and cutting wood. They made barrels for the crews of Richard Gridley's vessels and also for the Acadian settlers. Each entry begins with weather conditions of the day and usually mentions which vessels had been sighted at the time.

Gridley, Richard, Colonel

Early settlement at Chignecto / George F. Trueman

  • CA MNBM 2389
  • Fonds
  • 1933

The fonds consists of a typed draft of a history of the Chignecto Isthmus area presented to the New Brunswick Historical Society at Saint John on 25 November 1933 by Dr. George J. Trueman. This paper describes the settlement of the area including Sackville, Westcock, Aulac (Westmorland Point), Mount Whatley, Point du Bute, Upper Point du Bute and Port Elgin in New Brunswick and Amherst, Fort Lawrence, and Tidnish in Nova Scotia. Dr. Trueman discusses the early settlement of Acadia, the expulsion of the Acadians, the struggles between the English and French, and the arrival of the New England and Yorkshire settlers.

Some names of settlers and their locations are given. A bibliography is included. There is also an article from the "Telegraph Journal", Saint John, 25 November 1933, describing the presentation of the paper.

Trueman, George F.

Eclectic Reading Club

  • CA MNBM ID419
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1959

This fonds consists of minute books, committee books, and ephemera. There are 6 minute books covering the period 1880-1953 which contain lists of members. The two committee books cover the periods December 1890-1908 and May 1909-1956. Both sets of record books include lists of the titles of books selected to be read and the names of readers.

There are also printed and typed programmes covering the years 1896-1959, including programmes of plays and a printed booklet "An Evening on Edward Fitzgerald" (a translator and poet) with a biography. One of the programmes is written on a piece of birchbark which has been embellished with gold ink.

Eclectic Reading Club

Edmund Breese

  • CA MNBM ID383
  • Fonds
  • [1897]

The fonds consists 2 prompt books, one for "As You Like It" and the other for "Virginius", both plays performed in Saint John sometime around 1897. The books were made by separating the pages of the published scripts and pasting each page onto the page of a larger note book, thus leaving ample space for notes about stage directions, lighting and other matters.

Breese, Edmund

Edward Barron Chandler

  • CA MNBM ID343
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1810-1880]

This fonds includes:

  • Chandler's correspondence re politics and history;
  • Correspondence of Chandler family;
  • Westmorland Parish Assessments;
  • Chandler's legal papers;
  • Westmorland County marriages 1833-1856;
  • Moncton and Botsford Census Returns, 1852;
  • W.C. Milner's notes;
  • Dorchester P.O. receipts;
  • North Joggins, list of scholars for 1841;
  • Baptist Seminary lists of texts;
  • Militia summons;
  • Marriage certificates;
  • Westmorland General Sessions notice;
    Note: Detailed evaluation needed

Chandler, Edward Barron

Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn scrapbook

  • CA MNBM ID74
  • Collection
  • 1881-1905

This fonds consists of a scrapbook of greeting cards and art schools pamphlets created by Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn.

Ashfield, Elizabeth Ann (Woodburn)

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