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Zion Church (Portland)

  • CA MNBM S 123 - 7
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1865

The fonds consists of a record book for Zion Church, dated 1859 to 1865. The record book contains the minutes of monthly church meetings that include some names of those present. It documents the structure of the meetings and type of business conducted. An historical sketch of Zion Church, its endowments, rules of order and a confession of faith, are included in the book. There is also a membership list for August 1864 with names and street addresses.

Zion Church (Portland)

Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). North End (Portland) Branch.

  • CA MNBM S 146 - 1
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1953

This fonds includes:

  • Minute book, 1899-1901
  • Minute book, 1901-1903
  • Minute book, 1903-1905
  • Minute book, 1912-1915
  • Minute book, 1915-1918
  • Minute book, 1929-1931
  • Minute book, 1931-1933
  • Minute book, 1938-1941
  • Minute book, 1944-1953
  • Account book, 1880
  • Account book, 1881-1882
  • Account book, 1882-1924
  • Account book, 1884-1898
  • Account book, 1890-1898
  • Account book, 1925-1946
  • Dividend book, 1883-1921
  • Record of stock certificates, 1885-1895
  • File of miscellaneous documents includes: assignment of lease, Jessie Keltie to Rhonda Barnhill, Margaret Baisley, and Phoebe T. Dunham, 1879; tax levy, Daniel Ramsay, 1881; lease, Count DeBury to Union Hall, 1889; insurance policies, stock receipts, and financial statement, 1928

Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). North End (Portland) Branch

William N. Smith

  • CA MNBM A 96
  • Fonds
  • 1850

This fonds contains a journal dated 1850 kept by William N. Smith during his voyage to Liverpool, England and back to Saint John. It provides details of daily life aboard ship and a record of the weather and setting of the course and sails. There are detailed illustrations, in both pencil and ink, of the "Susan" and other ships passed at sea as well as lighthouses.

Smith, William Nathan

William J. Ritchie letters

  • CA MNBM Ritchie family CB DOC
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1933

The fonds consists of typed transcriptions of letters written by Ritchie to his mother while serving in the South Africa (Boer) War. The letters are dated 17 January 1900, 22 February 1900, and 28 February 1900 written from Belmont and Paardeberg Drift, South Africa. Letters describe William Ritchie's experience fighting the Boers in graphic detail and give information about the everyday life of a soldier in the Boer War. The letter dated 22 February vividly describes a charge on the Boers during which he received a superficial wound from shrapnel while under fire from 5 different points. Included in the letters are a few references to letters received from family members in Canada, receiving copies of Saint John newspapers and his comments about city councillors.

Typewritten transcripts of letters (3) W.J. Ritchie to mother re service in South African (Boer) War, Jan-Feb 1900

Ritchie, William Johnstone

William Hawker & Sons

  • CA MNBM ID83
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1928

This fonds consists of a minute book and business papers. The minute book contains the Charter of the company and the by-laws, as well as information about the operation of the company and the directors of W. Hawker & Sons, including that son Samuel was managing the firm by 1920 and William C. planned to return to the United States to resume his drugstore business in 1920. Business papers include a stock transfer, a trust agreement, certified copy of company by-laws dated 1926 as well as a brief historical sketch of the company from its founding to the reorganization in 1926. There are also three deeds, 1926, which relate to William C. Hawker and his share of the business.

William Hawker & Sons (firm)

Wiggins Male Orphan Institution

  • CA MNBM S 78A - 1
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1978

This fonds consists of minute books of the Governors, 1891-1937, and committees, 1892-1895, and accounts and auditors' statements. There is a record of examinations, 1885-1913, and admission applications, 1876-1944 (incomplete). There are also reports from the committees and the principal, 1880-1943 (incomplete), correspondence, 1877-1937 and deeds.

Wiggins Male Orphan Institution

Whelpley Collection

  • CA FRM MS17
  • Collection
  • 1773 - 1868

This is a large varied collection of material donated by Mrs. D. Whelpley concerning families of Greenwich Parish, Kings County, between 1776 and 1884. The family names, which appear most frequently, are Flewelling and Clark.

This collection consists of a large number of legal documents, receipts, accounts, and correspondence.

Whelpley family

War Gardens Association

  • CA MNBM ID4907
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1919

This fonds consists of membership lists, correspondence, a report, a map of plots, postcards and printed ephemera. The membership lists are categorized by size of plot, area cultivated, and lots wanted. The typed report, dated February 1919, includes statistics on membership by category but is incomplete. A map of plots on Hawthorne Avenue is included.

There is correspondence with seed companies, and citizens requesting vegetable seeds. Correspondence from the Department of Agriculture, Office of the Food Controller, and the Canadian Government Seed Purchasing Commission is included as are letters from the Experimental Farm at Fredericton, N.B. and the Motor Vehicle Board. Included too are invoices for equipment and supplies.

War Gardens Association (Saint John, N.B.)

Victoria Skating Rink

  • CA MNBM ID2398
  • Collection
  • 1882-1907

This collection consists of documents about the Victoria Skating Rink. There are 2 stock certificates for single shares purchased in 1882 and 1883, as well as two letters and a receipt, to John Walsh of Mill Street, from R.J. Armstrong regarding the use of the alleyway between Mr. Walsh's home and the York Theatre (connected with the Victoria Skating Rink). Some seasons tickets are also included.

Victoria Skating Rink

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

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