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Arthur Fenwick Van Wart and George Clowes Van Wart

  • CA PANB MC83
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1973

This fonds consists mainly of the records of Dr. Arthur Van Wart, however, one series of appointment and charge books continues from 1890 when George Clowes began his practice as a doctor, and runs until 1967 when Arthur Van Wart retired.

Other papers include: ledgers of account, 1924-1967; correspondence, 1890-1973, (contains a few letters of George Van Wart); Arthur Van Wart's high school and university notebooks, 1910- ca. 1921; financial records; and records of medical and obstetrical cases, 1920-1966. Twelve family photographs and a painting of Fredericton are also included.

Van Wart, Arthur Fenwick

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

Devon Fire Department

  • CA PANB MC392
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1933

This fonds consists of a single item -- a minute book containing minutes of meetings of the St. Marys Water and Fire Department and of its successor, the Devon Fire Department. The bye-laws of St. Marys Water and Fire Department are included with the minutes.

Devon Fire Department (St. Marys, N.B.)

Dr. Thomas Farmer Sprague

  • CA CC MCC2
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1939

This fonds consists mainly of documents pertaining to Dr. T. F. Sprague's professional career as a doctor. There are account books which include the names of his patients, the cost of their visits, amount paid, and in most cases, the purpose of the visit, i.e. dressing for hand, injury. There are notes of whether medicine was given to the patient, but the type of medicine is not named nor whether the patient was cured. Also included are T. F. Sprague's personal financial receipts, correspondence with patients related to money owed, and certificates T. F. Sprague received throughout his career as a physician.

Sprague, Dr. Thomas Farmer

E. Allison MacKay fonds

  • CA PANB MC509
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1941

This fonds consists primarily of the professional business records of barrister, solicitor and civil servant, E. Allison MacKay of Fredericton, New Brunswick. It consists of business correspondence, legal documents, receipts, memoranda, and statements of account. Much of his legal work related to property transactions, the settling of estates (probate), debts, bankruptcy, immigration, and civil suits. A Presbyterian, he accepted several legal cases involving the Presbyterian Church of Canada, notably, Ferguson et al v. McLean et al, a dispute arising in the congregation of St. James Presbyterian Church at Newcastle, N.B. over union with the United Church of Canada.

The fonds also includes correspondence, circulars, minutes of meeting, and notes relating to MacKay's work as secretary of the executive committee of the Children's Aid Society, chaired by W. J. West, that facilitated the placement of evacuated British children in the homes of York and Sunbury County residents during World War Two.

Also included are a few pieces of personal correspondence, as well as documents, correspondence and other material pertaining to his work with, or membership, in the Independent Order of Foresters, the Knights of Pythias, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

MacKay, E. Allison

Elizabeth Innes

  • CA MNBM ID725
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1853

The fonds consists of a journal or memorandum book compiled by Innes. It contains dates of death of her family members and other individuals, primarily Saint John residents; texts of sermons by clergy in Saint John including some for funerals; texts for prayers and Bible verses. There are 3 recipes for cures for such ailments as sore joints and rheumatism. Also included in the journal are dates and locations of fires in Saint John and Portland, and a few dates of storms and earthquakes or tremors. Dates of some marriages, mostly in Saint John and Portland, are also recorded in the journal.

Innes, Elizabeth

Frederick Addison McGrand

  • CA UNB MG H 118
  • Fonds
  • [19-]

This fonds contains 11 typescript chapters of Dr. Frederick McGrand's book, "Backwards glances at Sunbury and Queens" along with his notes.

McGrand, Frederick Addison

George R. Spencer

  • CA FRM MS72
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919

The series consists of records dealing with George R. Spencer's service, 1918 – 1919.

Spencer, George Reginald

Hugh B. Hay

  • CA PANB MC396
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1941

This fonds consists of appointment diaries in which Dr. Hugh B. Hay recorded his patients' names, the reasons for their calls, and the amount to be charged for services. There are volumes for 1914 and 1931-1941. It is unclear who continued to make entries in the volumes for 1940 and 1941 after Dr. Hay's death. Possibly, they were used by a family member or by the individual who was responsible for settling Hay's business affairs. A number of entries in the 1941 appointment diary deal with payment of bills, accounts, rent, mortgages, and notes, and other business transactions.

A receipt for goods purchased by Dr. Hay from M. Kane, a statement of account owing to H. B. Hay from [William] Brock, and a promissory note for $30.00 signed by Gordon and Arthur Miller in favour of H. B. Hay are also included.

Hay, Hugh Burns

John Clarence Webster

  • CA MNBM ID3921
  • Fonds
  • 1588-1950

The John Clarence Webster Fonds consists mainly of his correspondence from the mid 1920s to 1950. Documents from his time in Edinburgh, Montreal and Chicago have been placed with his personal papers. Other personal papers include letters of condolence, memberships, and invitations. Correspondence relating to the acquistion of artifacts for his Canadiana collection has been grouped together as a series following the arrangement of the published catalogues. His work on boards and committees forms another series with the exception of the Committee of Management, Quebec House, England which was kept with the Wolfe series. His collection of manuscripts and his historical correspondence have been arranged by subject. Other correspondence has been arranged in the general correspondence series.

Webster, Dr. John Clarence, M.D.

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