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Stuart Trueman

  • CA UNB MG H 166
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1955, predominant 1950-1995

This fonds documents Stuart Trueman's literary career as author of books and articles published nation-wide between the late 1940s to the 1990s. It also documents his career as a reporter, editor, and columnist with The Telegraph-Journal and The Evening Times-Globe from the late 1920s to 1993. In addition, the fonds reflects his activities as a public speaker and as a member of several committees, most notably, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. It also reflects his work as the Bank of Canada's New Brunswick representative for its Canada Savings Bond campaigns. As well, this fonds contains some of Mildred Trueman's correspondence and financial records.

It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, research materials, speaking notes, travel itineraries, newspaper clippings, minutes, report,s and personal mementos. The fonds also includes handwritten, typed, and published copies of Trueman's articles and columns as well as handwritten and typed copies of his books. Graphics include photographs, negatives, cartoon illustrations for books, promotional posters, proofs of book covers and original dust jackets. Artifacts that accompanied this fonds have not been processed and include invitations to various formal functions and certificates of appreciation.

Humorist, journalist, and amateur historian Stuart Douglas Trueman was born in Saint John, N.B. on 6 November 1911. He was the eldest of three sons and four daughters raised by Annie M. (Roden) and John Macmillan Trueman. Educated in local schools, Trueman graduated from Saint John High School in 1928. In 1937 he married Mildred Kate Stiles, daughter of Kate and Riley Stiles of River Glade, N.B. They had two sons, Douglas Hugh M. and Stuart Macmillan (Mac).

Trueman, Stuart

S. Boyd Anderson fonds

  • CA PANB MC566
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1916, 1953

This fonds consists of 4 letters written by S. Boyd Anderson in April, June, and November of 1915 and January of 1916 to his friend Frank Doyle, while Anderson was serving at the Belgium front. Anderson commented on battles of the First World War, particularly Ypres; the use of gas as an instrument of war; shelling; casualties; the loss of officers; the taking of German prisoners; conditions in the dugouts and trenches; his admiration for his men; and family matters.

Included in the letters are several sketches of the front, including one of the 3rd Line in the Ypres Canal area. All four letters were transcribed prior to 1973, possibly by Bruce Anderson. The typed transcriptions are included.

The fonds also contains 2 typed letters, written by Frank Doyle to Bruce Anderson in 1953, which provide background and supplementary information about S. Boyd Anderson's wartime letters and military career. There are also original copies of 3 publications: The Canadian Record Officer, which contains the article, "The Canadian Glorious Stand at Ypres" (April 1915); The Splint Record (December 1915), and The Listening Post (January 1916), and a Daily Mail birds-eye map of the British front on which Anderson drew and outlined respective positions occupied by the 8th Battery at Ypres.

Anderson, Samuel Boyd

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

MILTON F. GREGG, V.C. FONDS

  • CA PANB MC498
  • Fonds
  • 1880, 1892-1991

These documents were the personal papers of Milton Gregg. They were not the papers of the offices which he held. They include his copies of a few of his many reports from official positions and well as his personal observations to family on several assignments. The Biographical Sketch information above was gleaned from this fonds.

The fonds also included many private papers, including several hundred letters during the First World War to his fiancée in Canada, personal correspondence to family, and observations on his work in Indonesia in the form of letters to his sister. He and his family kept clippings of his exploits from his time as a student at the Provincial Normal School, throughout his life, and until his death and funeral.

After his death, his wife, Erica Deichmann Gregg, continued to add to the collection of clippings. Various organizations kept in contact with Erica Gregg after his death, notably the Victoria Cross Association and the Royal Canadian Regiment Association. Some files continue beyond his death in 1978.

The fonds contains 1656 photographs from ca.1880 to 1988 and cover all aspects of his life. It addition, it contains a number of photo albums, including 2 which were presented to him in Indonesia, one of which graphically shows the affects of yaws on the children in that country. Also in the photo series are images of Gregg with King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. Although George V presented him with the MC and VC, there are no photos with that monarch. There are also photos with Lord Beaverbrook, Senator John F. Kennedy, Golda Meir and several Canadian prime ministers.

Gregg, Milton Fowler

Sterling A. Limerick fonds

  • CA PANB MC467
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1972, predominant 1914-1964

This fonds documents the life, work, and social activities of Sterling Alexander Limerick, of Fredericton, N.B., primarily through his personal diaries, 1914-1964. There are also 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1917-1963), loose newspaper clippings (1906-1963), 35 photographs and postcards, certificates of membership issued to Sterling A. Limerick by Hiram Lodge No. 6 and Neill's Quarter Century Club, printed material, and a single artefact.

Sterling A. Limerick's personal diaries begin in 1914, when he was 23-years-old, and run consecutively to 1964, a few months before his death, aged 73 years. There are 2 diaries each for 1922 and 1935, and a 5-year diary, for 1945-1949, that overlaps with individual diaries for these years. The brief entries document Sterling Limerick's lengthy career in retail with James S. Neill & Sons, his social activities with family and friends, and community events and newsworthy happenings, such as fires, floods, court cases, criminal activity, elections, parades, celebrations, exhibitions, sporting events (particularly men's and women's hockey, baseball, horse racing, and curling), marriages, and deaths.

Entries recorded during World War I note specific events, such as the declaration of war (August 4), the sinking of the Lusitania (May 1915), fundraising efforts, recruitment drives, and the departure of troops for the Front. His diaries for the 1930s offer little comment on the effects of the Great Depression on Fredericton's economy or its residents. He does note, however, that his wages were reduced several times during that decade, and he includes details of the preparations made for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Fredericton in 1939. During World War II, he records a limited amount of information about the war effort, most notably, the outbreak of the war, the launch or results of a few key offensives, the declaration of the armistice, and the return of soldiers.

The scrapbooks and loose newspaper clippings contain information about Fredericton social events, local fires, floods, court cases (including the Hamilton murder of Burgoyne, 1949), sports, election results, The Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (1939), the Limerick family and extended family, the masonic lodge, the shriners, marriages, and deaths among other matters.

Included among the photographs are 2 studio portraits of Sterling A. Limerick, photographs of his brothers and other family members, snaps taken of him with his friends while on automobile trips (1914), a single photo of 4 women sitting in an early model automobile (ca. 1914), mock wedding photos in which members of the Algonquin Club probably participated, and several group photos of Sterling Limerick with fellow curlers taken at curling bonspiels. There are also 4 postcards, 3 pertaining to the Algonquin Club and 1 of an automobile decorated for a parade [ca. 1920?].

Printed material includes the city of Fredericton's official programme for the celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII, August 9th, 1902; a programme for several activities at the Arctic Rink; 2 dinner menus for banquets held by the Fredericton Curling Club to celebrate its 100th anniversary (1954); A tribute to D. Leo Dolan (booklet), January 1950 (31 pp.); and an advertising flyer for a 4-act, comedy drama entitled, "The Doctor’s Private Secretary,” held at the Opera House, and sponsored by the Fredericton Tennis Club, [19-].

Also included is a single artefact -- a small, wooden curling "stone" commemorating the Fredericton Curling Club's 100th anniversary, 1854-1954.

Limerick, Sterling Alexander

Milltown Soldiers' Comfort Association fonds

  • CA PANB MC415
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1918, 1940-1944

This fonds consists of two minute books of the Milltown Soldiers' Comfort Association, dating from the First World War, 1917-1918 and from the Second World War, 1940-1944.

Milltown Soldiers' Comfort Association (Milltown, N.B.)

McLauchlan family

  • CA PANB MC333
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1942

This fonds documents the business activities of the McLauchlan family as well as the military career of Charles Guy McLaughlan. A few personal family records are included. Business records include a cash book for Jones & McLauchlan (1877-1879), as well as financial records of The John McLauchlan Co., Ltd., including 2 letterbooks (1910-1912), a cash journal (1912-1914), a day book (1931-1932), and 2 account ledgers (1910-1932). The ledgers record names of customers, their place of residence and occupation, items purchased, amount charged, and method of payment (cash or labour).

Other business records include a rent book (1928-1942) and advertisements for the McLaughlan store. Several school exercise books containing bookkeeping exercises completed by Douglas McLaughlan and Harry McLauchlan are also included. C. Guy McLaughlan's military records include letters and official communiqués from the Canadian armed forces during the First and Second World Wars. There are also papers and notes from the military hearings and courts martial that McLauchlan was a part of during the inter-war years, as well as reports, receipts, expense forms, periodicals, the Woodstock Cadets nominal role for candidates for officers' school, and a printed nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 64th Battalion of the C.E.F. issued in 1915. There is also a nominal register for "C" Company No. 12 1/2 Platoon under Lieutenant H. A. McCleave that gives names of individuals, their rank, number, date of enrolment, martial status, religion, place of residence, and section (1915).

Military financial records include a cash book for "A" Company Composite Battalion (1914-1915) and a cash book for "A" Company 67th Regiment, Composite Regiment (1914-1915). Printed booklets include, "Comrades to Canadian Boys" by Major Wallace Forgie of the Military Service Department Canadian Y.M.C.A; "Information for Wives of Soldiers Coming From Overseas" [1945]; and "Two Thousand Officers and Men of the 64th Battalion C.E.F., Sussex, N.B." (1915). Personal records include correspondence between C. Guy McLauchlan and his friends and family; original deeds, correspondence, and genealogical information relating to Elsie Everett McLauchlan's relatives and ancestors with the surnames Lowe, Rickerson, Ricketson, Rickelson, Gilbert, and Case (1835-1927); and a few certificates and mementos pertaining to Anna Marguerite McLauchlan, Douglas McLauchlan, and Annie McGuire McLauchlan.

McLaughlin family

Voluntary enlistment register, Charlotte County

  • CA PANB MC3148
  • Pièce
  • 27 September 1915-30 August 1917

This register records the voluntary recruitment of 553 men in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, for service overseas during the First World War, dating from 27 September 1915, when a major recruiting drive was underway in the province, until 30 August 1917, the day after Prime Minister Robert Borden's Military Service Act became law. It may be a manuscript copy of the enlistment register in which names of volunteers were recorded initially during or immediately after recruitment rallies.

Each entry provides the recruit's name, place of residence, age at recruitment, marital status, date of enlistment, nationality, and the unit to which he was assigned. Most of the men were Canadians, natives of Charlotte County, N.B. Other places of residence include Albert, Charlotte, St. John, York, Carleton, and Kings counties in N.B.; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Ontario; United States of America (Maine); England; Ireland; Scotland; Newfoundland; Denmark; and Romania. A very few gave their nationality as Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, or Syrian.

A few notations, such as "stopped by mother," "discharged," "wife objected" or "rejected," are recorded in the margins. Occasionally, the name of the recruiter -- H. V. Dewar, Herman G. Smith, or ? McDowell -- and the place of recuitment -- St. George, St. Andrews, Castalia -- are given. The entries are in several different hands.

On the record book's cover is printed "Hospital Admission & Discharge Book". The recruitment entries begin at the back of the book.

Volunteer Enlistment Register

Edgar R. Jamieson family fonds

  • CA PANB MC3127
  • Fonds
  • 1939-[after 1976], predominant, 1939-1944

This fonds consists primarily of records pertaining to Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II activities and the Jamieson family history. There are also letters addressed to Blanche Jamieson from Edgar Jamieson, sent while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Army.

Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II records include his Canadian Army Clothing and Equipment Statement, [1943]; Canadian Militia Soldier's Pay Books, 1939-1945; Canadian Army Soldier's Pay Books, 1940-1945; two C.S.M. Nominal Roll Books for A. Company, Carleton and York Regiment that record the names of soldiers, their service numbers, and notes concerning their service (killed, wounded, evacuated, missing etc.), 1940s; and a map of the West End of London, [1940s?].

Blanche Jamieson's records consist of 52 letters sent to her by her brother, Edgar, that shed light on his wartime activities. The letters were sent from Woodstock, Halifax, aboard ship, England, France, and Italy. Transcriptions of these letters are also included in the fonds.

Jamieson family genealogy records consist of a 2 pp. family tree and copies of printed family histories entitled, "Descendants of John Jamieson" (25 pp.); "Descendants of Unknown Hamilton" (9 pp.); and "Descendants of George Blaney" (25 pp.).

Lastly the fonds consists of a World War I "Souvenir from France" -- a stitched post card containing a note written to Lillian from Steven L. Sloan, France, 15 July 1918, and a transcription of a letter written by James H. Blaney to his mother, July 31, 1859.

Jamieson, Edgar Ross

York-Sunbury Historical Society

  • CA PANB MC300
  • Collection
  • 1761-1981

This collection is diverse. Most of the material relates to the counties of York and Sunbury, but a wide variety of topics relating generally to New Brunswick are also included. There are 88 manuscript series.

MS1 York-Sunbury Historical Society records;
MS2 Transcripts of addresses delivered to the York Sunbury Historical Society;
MS3 Lillian Maxwell genealogical correspondence;
MS4 Lillian Maxwell historical research papers;
MS5 Burpee family papers;
MS6 Richard Bellamy papers;
MS7 W.H. Street and J.A.S. Street records;
MS8 Stephen Glasier papers
MS9 Charles N. Skinner records;
MS 10 Babbitt family papers;
MS11 Dr. Benjamin Coburn papers;
MS12 Benjamin Atherton records;
MS13 Fowler Boer War (South African War) collection;
MS14 Jonathan Odell papers;
MS15 G. Harold Markham military collection;
MS16 Wolhaupter family collection;
MS17 Whelpley collection;
MS18 Miscellaneous correspondence;
MS19 Clippings;
MS20 Genealogical charts and family history papers;
MS21 Speeches and addresses;
MS22 Historical essays and research notes;
MS23 Diaries and notebooks;
MS24 Leases;
MS25 Deeds;
MS26 Crown lands;
MS27 Mortgages;
MS28 Indentures of sale;
MS29 General land papers;
MS30 Lawyers papers;
MS31 Sheriffs' papers;
MS32 Powers of attorney;
MS33 Vital statistics;
MS34 Apprenticeship papers;
MS35 Probate papers;
MS36 Legal investigation papers;
MS37 Insurance policies;
MS38 Hazen, White and Company records;
MS39 Star Line Steamship Company records;
MS40 Ships' papers;
MS41 Business records;
MS42 Bills, cheques, invoices and receipts;
MS43 Maps and plans;
MS44 Photographs and pictures;
MS45 Meteorological registers of Fredericton;
MS46 Research notes on historic buildings;
MS47 Hymns, music, poetry and prose;
MS48 Programmes and invitations;
MS49 Printed matter;
MS50 Military commissions and certificates;
MS51 Warrants;
MS52 Civil commissions;
MS53 Social and athletic club papers;
MS54 Education papers;
MS55 Fredericton papers;
MS56 Indian papers;
MS57 Cemetery papers;
MS58 Military papers;
MS59 Theodore Porter papers;
MS60 Government records;
MS61 Records of the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew;
MS62 Kingston family records;
MS63 George Gilman papers;
MS64 Montgomery-Campbell family papers;
MS65 H.F.G. Woodbridge papers;
MS66 Jack Johnston collection;
MS67 Charles W. Darcus papers;
MS68 Charlotte C. Saunders collection;
MS69 G. Alvah Good Collection;
MS70 Oromocto Pioneer Days;
MS71 Peter Young McLaggan papers;
MS72 George R. Spencer papers;
MS73 Styron family collection;
MS74 Robert Borden Forbes papers;
MS75 Ashburnham family ;
MS76 Food and health papers;
MS77 Tape recordings;
MS78 Jessie B. Segee papers;
MS79 Patents;
MS80 William G. Quinn collection
MS81 Hon. Thomas Temple papers;
MS82 John Hill collection;
MS83 Anne McKeen collection;
MS84 George Taylor papers;
MS85 Lieutenant- Governor George Stracey Smyth;
MS86 Brigadier the Honourable Milton F. Gregg;
MS87 François La Roche correspondence;
MS88 Newspapers, magazines and periodicals inventory

York-Sunbury Historical Society (Fredericton, N.B.)

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