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"Beginners please; my life in amateur theatre"; by Bert Williams

  • CA UNB MG H 132
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1979]

This is a photocopy of a bound volume of Bert William's "Beginners Please My Life in Amateur Theatre". The work discusses his early life, including growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Bolton, Lancashire, England; attending school; and working at various occupations while a young boy -- in a factory, in a cotton mill, and for several cinemas. He also comments on his early years in amateur theatre, the Workers' Educational Society, the First World War (Great War), the Second World War, and his work in adult theatre, both in England and in Canada, as a director, actor, and stage hand . The volume also includes photocopies of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and theatre programmes.

Williams, Bert

"The Dollar Woman" Performed 1977

  • Fonds
  • 1977

A program for the play "The Dollar Woman" as well 2 newspaper clippings telling the review of the same play.

8th Princess Louise (NB) Hussars fonds

  • CA PANB MC1178
  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1896, 1900, 1912

The fonds consists of militia service rolls for the years 1893, 1896, 1900 and 1912 for Westmorland County. The service rolls for the years 1893, 1896, and 1912 include the recruits' age, place of residence, and date of enlistment. The 1900 roll is incomplete and provides only the men's names and corresponding rank.

The fonds also contains photocopies of issues of "The 8th Hussar" newsletter, published weekly by the 8th Princess Louise (NB) Hussars (Vol. 1, #1, 26 August 1945 – Vol. 1, #14, 24 November 1945 inclusive).

8th Princess Louise (NB) Hussars

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)

Abraham Gesner

  • CA MNBM ID4499
  • Fonds
  • 1826-1863

This fonds consists of correspondence, specifications, patents and notes on Abraham Gesner's geological work. There are records of his patents and petitions for patents as well as specifications and plans for manufacturing kerosene. Some personal papers, including a memorandum of a will, an appointment to the Geological Survey of New Brunswick, and the assignment of a mortgage are included.

Gesner, Abraham

Acme Basebal Club

  • CA MNBM ID85
  • Fonds
  • 1874

This fonds consists of a book containing the constitution, bylaws and minutes in 1874 for the Acme Base Ball Club.

Acme Baseball Club

Advent Christian Church (Woodstock)

  • CA CC MCC20
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1950

This fonds consists of two Advent Christian hymnals ; account journals including the names of parishioners, employees, and amounts given to the church in Woodstock; and a Women's Home and Foreign Mission Society minute book, including a handwritten 1899 constitution .

Advent Christian Church (Woodstock, N.B.)

Alban Schofield Emery

  • CA MNBM ID504
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1965

This fonds consists of financial and accounting records, including the time books of David Catte, cabinet maker who did much of the fine finishing work for Emery and a record book of the plans (900) with names of customers for whom furniture was designed. There are also 800 workbench plans, a scrapbook of designs, negatives, glass slides and drawings. A copy of "Cabinet Makers Assistant" (London: Blackie & Son, 1863) is also included.

Emery, Alban Schofield

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