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Abigail Chipman Ryerson

  • CA MNBM ID50
  • Fonds
  • 1847

The fonds consist of a typescript copy of the diary kept by Abigail Chipman Ryerson, wife of Captain John K. Ryerson, during a voyage by sailing ship from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Greenock, Scotland, and back. The voyage began on 27 August and the last entry in the diary was made on 19 December 1847 at Brier Island where the vessel was stayed by a snowstorm.

The diary includes descriptions of everyday life on a ship from a female point of view, including such activities as quilting, sewing, knitting, and cooking. She also mentions Partridge Island, noting the recent arrivals of Irish immigrants there. There is a description of an encounter 24 November 1847 with the abandoned and waterlogged remains of the "Cumbria of Gloucester", located at latitude 50, longitude 40.

Ryerson, Abigail Chipman (née Shaw)

John G. Beckett

  • CA MNBM ID1703
  • Fonds
  • 1858, 1889

This fonds consists of John Beckett's journal of a voyage to Glasgow on board the "Adept of Glasgow" in 1858. There is also a typewritten transcript of the journal and a photocopy of John Beckett's obituary, 1889. The diary records daily activities and notes about his trip home, his first since emigrating. He had visits with his mother, brothers Alexander and Hugh, uncles and aunts, cousins and friends.

Beckett, John G.

Elizabeth R. (Paterson) Matheson

  • CA MtA 129
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1909

Fonds consists of Montessori student and teacher notebooks on sewing and colour lessons, and a kindergarten album containing examples of paper cutting, paper folding, embossing, plaiting, sewing, and interlacing; a textbook for needlework, knitting and cutting out; photographs of Elizabeth Paterson and family, Teacher Training College class, colleagues, and housing in South Africa; and 2 postcards.

Matheson, Elizabeth R. (née Paterson)

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

"Notices to Mariners for Foreign-Going Ships Monthly Summary"

  • CA CCA MC 896
  • Collection
  • 1929-1930

This collection contains books which were published monthly titled “Notices to Mariners for Foreign-Going Ships Monthly Summary”. These were publications meant to inform sailors voyaging to foreign ports from London about important recent developments in the world of navigation, such as changes happening at foreign ports, potential hazards, and new navigation charts and books which have been published.

Joseph Sutton Clark Fonds

  • CA CCA MC 906
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1945

This fond contains documents relating to Joseph Sutton Clark, Owner of a sardine plant in L’Etang Charlotte County NB. Documents include: correspondence relating to the development of L’Etang Harbor, financial records, and personal correspondence.

Joseph Sutton Clark

Royal Family Coronation Events

  • CA CCA MC 975
  • Collection
  • 1937, 1953

Programs and promotional material for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth and King George in 1937, as well as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Included are a program for a coronation ball at the Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, a promotional coronation Union Jack from Red River Cereal which shows how the Union Jack was formed, a program for a coronation service in St. Stephen, and a souvenir program for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II which contains royal portraits, information on the history of coronation events, the story of Elizabeth II, a map of her procession during the coronation, a genealogy of the Royal Family, and details on the coronation ceremony.

Canadian School Handouts

  • CA CCA MC 889
  • Collection
  • 1956

This collection contains old school handouts which can either be archival in nature or provide interesting information. It includes a handout published by the United Nations Association in Canada which was meant to inform students and get them talking about the political situation in middle eastern countries during 1956.

United Nations Association in Canada

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