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Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Miramichi
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Chatham Gas Light Company

  • CA PANB MC55
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1891

This fonds consists of the official records of the Chatham Gas Light Company, including minutes, correspondence, accounts, and other financial documents. There are also records of stockholders and statements of gas consumption.

Chatham Gas Light Company (Northumberland County)

Chipman family

  • CA PANB MC41
  • Fonds
  • 1827, 1865-1912

This fonds consists of McCarthy family correspondence and accounts (1867-1912). Most letters prior to 1900 are between the siblings, but also include correspondence from other individuals regarding payments. The families correspondence provides insight into life in New Brunswick and parts of the United States and reveals how close knit the family was. Their letters deal with a variety of topics, including cholera, education, working in the woods, staple supplies, legal issues, and visits to family members. After 1900, most of the letters are between members of the next generation, especially Patrick McCarthy's children. These letters discuss work in the timber industry, leisure activities, the winter weather, and family news. This fonds also contains records of the families accounts, an inventory of John McCarthy's estate (1892) and a penmanship book belonging to Patrick's brother-in-law, George Smith.

McCarthy family (Descendants of Edward McCarthy, 1844-1910)

Fraser family

  • CA PANB MC236
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1946

This fonds consists of the business records of John Fraser and his sons, Albert J. Fraser and David Fraser. It includes ledgers, day books, receipts, and accounts relating to the store at Black Brook (Loggieville), as well as accounts for David Fraser's fox ranching business. Also included are a court summons addressed to Albert J. Fraser and a few documents relating to the issue of price controls during the Second World War.

Fraser family (Descendants of John McKenzie Fraser)

G. Graydon

  • CA PANB MC152
  • Fonds
  • 1827

This fonds consists of records pertaining to the proposed construction of stone buildings at Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Included are the specifications for a guard house, cook house, privies, and well [1827]; a letter addressed to Captain Douglas, Fredericton, from G. Graydon, Captain Royal Engineers, dated at Fredericton, 11 July 1827, enclosing these plans for a subaltern detachment at Miramichi; an estimate for the barracks at Miramichi; and a hand-drawn architectural plan of the proposed subaltern barracks by G. Graydon, dated 1827.

Graydon, G.

J. Leonard O'Brien

  • CA PANB MC299
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1973

This fonds documents the business activities, political career, and personal life of Joseph Leonard O'Brien.

Records relating to his years in provincial politics include correspondence, notes from his diaries, political scrapbooks, and materials relating to election campaigns and his position as Speaker of the House of Assembly. Federal political records include correspondence, copies of speeches, scrapbooks, photo albums, and materials pertaining to election campaigns and the Progressive-Conservative Association (letters, memos, minutes, briefs). A few of the political records pertain to his father, John O'Brien, who was a member of the House of Assembly for New Brunswick.

Records from J. Leonard O'Brien's years as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick include official and private correspondence, speeches, invitations to various events, thank-you and congratulatory cards, scrapbooks, photo albums, guest books from Government House (1858-1965), an honorary degree, and materials pertaining to royal visits (1950s), the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, and the Order of Malta.

Business records include correspondence, financial records, account books, day books, ledgers, agreements, court records, and other material pertaining to O'Brien Limited; correspondence, minutes of board of directors meetings, financial records, agreements, inventories, reports, payroll records, purchase records, account books, ledgers, cash books, sales books, vouchers, invoices, and receipts pertaining to Chatham Industries Limited; correspondence, financial papers, inventories, purchase invoices, sale invoices, and loading orders for Trafalgar Mills Ltd.; and correspondence, financial records, agreements, a copy of the letters patent, a ledger, and reports regarding Plaswood Corporation of Canada. Business records dating to the years prior to 1917 relate to John O'Brien's business activities.

Also included are financial records, correspondence, invoices, account books, general ledgers, and inventories relating to the O'Brien Store; correspondence financial records, and an agreement pertaining to Miramichi Concrete Products Co.; and correspondence, financial records, and guests lists for the Big Hole Salmon Fishing Club, Limited, which was incorporated in 1907 with its heading office in Hillsborough, Albert County; New Brunswick. J. Leonard O'Brien was probably a director or a shareholder or both of this company.

Lastly, the fonds contains his personal records including general and family correspondence; documents pertaining to the O'Brien and McPeake family histories; financial records and photographs; a few records relating to the North West Boom Co., the South West Boom Co., Atlantic Sugar Refineries Ltd., Acadia Pulp and Paper Ltd., Bank of Nova Scotia, and J. McPeake O'Brien Store; documents pertain to the estate of Kathleen O'Brien; and documents and printed material pertaining to a number of associations, clubs, and universities including Canadian Red Cross Society, Boy Scouts of Canada, University of New Brunswick, Université de Moncton, St. Thomas University, and Mount Allison University.

A number of maps showing mineral occurrences, mining claims, the location and extent of Chatham Industries Limited lands, various hydro electric projects, and other areas of the province have been moved to the Map Section. Oversized records also have been moved to the Map Section. Loose photographs have been transferred to the Photograph Section. There are also several lithographs of Fredericton and area dating to the 1830s.

O'Brien, Joseph Leonard

James Souter

  • CA PANB MC19
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1979

The fonds contains three letters relating to the Rev. James Souter's appointment to St. James Presbyterian Church in Newcastle, New Brunswick.

Souter, James, Rev.

John Ullock

  • CA PANB MC371
  • Collection
  • [before 1990]

This collection was compiled by John Ullock and reflects his research interests. It consists of his histories of freemasonry on the Miramichi (photocopy) and of the Rankin-Hutchinson house (microfilm); photocopies of excerpts from books on the histories of Halifax and the railways; and a photocopy of Helen E. Anstiss's essay on Sir Samuel Cunard.

Also included are originals or photocopies and a microfilm copy of 3 issues of the monthly newspaper, "The Cariboo Courier" (March, May, and July, 1872), as well as a photocopy of the periodical, "The Blue Banner" (June 1925), published in the interests of church union in New Brunswick. There are also notes on the genealogy of the Ullock family and one lithograph each of two pen and ink sketches of buildings located near the corner of Water and George streets in Chatham.

Many of the photographs in the collection depict wharves located in New Brunswick communities, including Neguac, Lower Newcastle, Tabusintac, Mills Point, Loggieville, Oak Point, and Black Brook. There are also photos of the Chatham post office, of sailing ships, and of the beach at Richibucto. The photographs have been moved to the Photograph Section (P284).

Ullock, John

Kathleen Willis Williston

  • CA PANB MC216
  • Collection
  • 1813-1948

This collection consists mainly of research notes and writings by Kathleen Williston and others. Her research notes reveal her particular interest in the early history of the Miramichi and surrounding area and its people, the Acadians and First Nations. The remainder of the collection consists of copies of records (with some originals) collected by Mrs. Williston from many sources, several of them relating to the Anglican Church. There are also some originals of early printed publications about the Church.

Williston, Kathleen Willis

Michael Samuel & Sons

  • CA PANB MC240
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1857

The fonds contains the business records of Michael Samuel and his sons, Michael Jr., Joseph J., William E. and Samuel G. A few records relate to the partnership of John Joseph and Michael Samuel, and a number of letters were written to Michael Samuel, Sr. by his nephew, businessman Jonah Samuels of Dalhousie, N.B.

The fonds consists of correspondence; accounts; invoices; orders; receipts; bills of shipping, lading, and exchange; and a few legal records, including agreements.

Michael Samuel & Sons (Chatham, N.B.)

Richard Hocken

  • CA PANB MC56
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1888

This fonds consists of correspondence between members of Richard Hocken's family, including relatives in England; business correspondence; and other financial records. Some of the businesses and businessmen included in the correspondence are: Arthur and Company, Dr. Staford Benson, John Burke, Chatham Reading Club, J. S. Farlow, Woodward and Farlow, Sophia Joseph, Thomas Kingston, Masonic Hall Committee, Ritchie Brothers, Michael and William Samuel, Steeves Brothers, Gilbert Steeves, and C. C. Turner.

Hocken, Richard

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