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Alice L. Fairweather

  • CA MNBM ID707
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1945

This collection consists of correspondence, minute books, memberships, newspaper clippings, and ephemera about 4 societies with which Fairweather was involved: Young Women's Patriotic Association, 1916-1917; Canadian Women's Press Club, 1916-1934; New Brunswick Loyalists' Society, 1889-1940, including copies of the muster rolls of the New Jersey Volunteers in the American Revolution; and Saint John Hospitality Centre, 1941-1945.

Fairweather, Alice L.

Bertha L. Gregory fonds

  • CA PANB MC2152
  • Fonds
  • 1919-[1983], predominant 1919-1925

Bertha Gregory's journal offers details of her work at the port of Saint John during the winters of 1920-1921 and 1921-1922, particularly with respect to the Red Cross nursery located in the immigration building, Saint John West. She records names of ships arriving; the number of adults, children, and infants aboard; and the ministrations performed.

A number of photographs depicting places and people she worked or served with during her 1919 trip West on Red Cross Train Service for soldiers' dependants, are pasted on several journal pages. Also pasted inside the journal are photographs of Bertha Gregory, her assistants, acquaintances, groups of immigrants, and immigrant children, as well as newspaper clippings, a Canadian Red Cross Society report, and a few letters all relating to her work as a port nurse at Saint John or Québec. There are also samples of Red Cross information cards, in several different languages, which were distributed to arriving immigrants to assist them in locating health care for their families.

The fonds also includes one list each of medical supplies and nursery supplies, several summaries of work performed, several articles about the port nursery, and a pamphlet offering detailed instructions to nurses serving on trains under the Canadian Red Cross Society. A number of newspaper clippings providing biographical information on family members, notably, Bertha L. Gregory; her sisters, Lyla and Clara; her mother, Henrietta; and her grandmother, Susan, are included in the fonds.

Eleven photographs of Bertha Gregory, of the immigrant room and nursery at Saint John (1920s), of Halifax following the explosion (1917), and of Bertha en route to western Canada (1919) accompanied this fonds. They are located in P357 (nos. 25-35).

Gregory, Bertha Louise

Canadian Kilties songs

  • CA PANB MC2885
  • Item
  • [ca. 1917?]

This is a single item, sheet music entitled "Canadian Kilties songs" with words and music by J. Benison Rainsford. The music was printed by Louis H. Ross Music Publishing Co., of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright (1917) is held by J. Benison Rainsford.

Rainsford, John Benison

Capt. C. F. Inches fonds

  • CA PANB MC1176
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

These 5 army (field service) correspondence books relate to Capt. C. F. Inches's tour of duty in France, in 1916, with the 1st Canadian Heavy Battery. He records information about his routine administration duties, while also providing information about ammunition, equipment, weapons, horses, the awarding of honours and medals, charges of insolence and desertion, military court martials, attack plans, activities at the Front, and feats of gallantry. A number of names of officers and enlisted men are included. The correspondence book dating from June to July 1916 (MS1A) contains a few letters written or signed by Lt.-Col. C. G. Pritchard, R.G.A.

Inches, Cyrus Fiske

City of Saint John

  • CA MNBM ID2571
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1962

This fonds contains records from the City Clerk's Office and other records of city government. The material has not been arranged in series but a detailed file listing is available.

City of Saint John

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

Frederick David Foley

  • CA MNBM ID1856
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

This fonds consists of Frederick D. Foley's military appointment as a lieutenant, 1915; his death certificate; a personalized commemorative scroll and a memorial from King George V, both honouring the war dead.

There is also a postal card addressed to Mrs. Violet Foley of Loch Lomond Road, from Frederick, dated just 23 days before his death, letting her know a letter would soon follow.

Foley, Frederick David

Frederick Vernon Wedderburn

  • CA MNBM ID616
  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds consists of a roll of enlisted men of the 115th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1915 with additional notes. The roll records regimental numbers, full names, addresses, date and place of enlistment, names and addresses of next of kin, which company the man belonged to and whether he was transferred to another military unit. There are also handwritten lists of officers (one appears to be a draft) and typed lists of local casualties with their regimental numbers, names, unit and serial numbers.

Wedderburn, Frederick Vernon

G. Earle Logan

  • CA PANB MC257
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1945

The fonds documents the professional legal career of G. Earle Logan from 1923-1948. It consists of case files that include correspondence and legal documents pertaining to divorce, bankruptcy, the settling of estates, the collection of debts, adoptions, property transactions, and civil suits.

Also included are records relating to the Royal Canadian Legion, the New Brunswick Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities, the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, and personal and family matters.

Logan, G. Earle

Philip Leo McBride

  • CA MNBM ID199
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries and a paybook. The diaries describe enlistment, training in barracks, shipping off to Europe from Halifax, and his experiences on the front line in France including at the battle of the Somme, and the armistice in 1918 then heading for home. The diaries are detailed and well written giving a vivid picture of life in the trenches. They also include his impressions of London, England, France and Belgium.

Some loose papers and ephemera related to his military service were filed in the paybook. There is also a card from the Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Cleveland Ohio which exempts him from all dues and assessments during military service. Also included with the paybook is a newsclipping and a card from a Paris hotel.

McBride, Philip Leo

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