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Alice Bulmer fonds

  • CA MtA 0051
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1945

Fonds consists of diaries kept by Alice Bulmer, who lived at Aulac, New Brunswick, on the Cumberland ridge near the site of Fort Beausejour. The contents of the fonds describe daily activities in the midst of the Great Depression. Typical entries describe the weather, the farm and garden tasks performed by members of the family, and the coming and going of family members, relatives and neighbours. These latter interactions and movements are interesting, for they suggest both a freedom of movement that was available to rural people in the automobile age, and a relatively high level of casual visiting on the part of family and neighbours.

Item list:

  1. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1920-1923. – 1 volume, 6 leaves of textual records ; 31.5 x 13.5 x 0.5 cm or smaller

    Item includes coverage from the following dates: 1 September 1920 – 5 January 1922; 1 April 1922 – 2 July 1922; and 11 February – 30 April 1923. The contents of the item include records of eggs laid in 1922-1923 and the record of eggs sold in 1923.

  2. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1931-1932. – 1 volume, 1 leaf of textual records ; 24 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm of smaller

    Item includes a record of raspberries sold in July and August of 1931.

  3. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1934-1936. – 1 volume of textual records ; 24 x 18 x 0.5 cm

    Item includes a list of eggs laid during 1935.

  4. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1936-1938. – 1 volume of textual records ; 24 x 18 x 0.5 cm

    Item includes a list of attendees and minutes of an unidentified church meeting on the last page.

  5. Newspaper clippings. – 1944-1945. – 2 leaves of textual records [

    Item includes an article with the headline “Interesting suggestion made by A.W. Bulmer, well known Aulac resident” [probably from The Sackville Tribune] in 1945. The contents of the article make suggestions about developing resources of the Chignecto Isthmus including a reference to tidal electric power.

    Note: The item was originally published in The Sackville Post dated 18 July 1944.

Bulmer, Alice Lenora (Etter), 1870-1956

Amnesty International (Canada Group 22) fonds

  • CA MtA 0022
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1987

The fonds spans the time period from 1969 to 1989 and appears to cover the administrative organization of AICS (ES) at both the local and international levels until ca. 1980/81 when Group 4 became virtually dormant and Ferguson's involvement at the national level lessened. Although Group 4 reactivated in March 1983, Ferguson did not run for an executive position and thus there are fewer files, especially after 1985, when Group 4 relinquished the operation of the greeting card campaign.

Apparently it was AICS (ES) policy to request the return of prisoner files to the National Office "for shredding" after the release of the prisoner. Therefore there are only a few complete prisoner files, making it difficult to obtain a clear understanding of the way in which Group 4 acted on behalf of prisoners of conscience.

The fonds has been arranged into three subgroups. Subgroup I consists of secretarial files deposited by Janet Adams which date from 1979/80 and contains minutes, information concerning annual general meetings, etc. Some duplication with Ferguson's files exists; however, much of Ferguson's papers were annotated and thus Adams' "clean" copies were retained. The early secretarial records of 1969/70 to 1978/79 and the treasurer's records of 1974/75 to 1986/87 were found interfiled with Ferguson's records. However, the processor decided to place them in Subgroup I as it appears that they had been given to him for safekeeping purposes and were not integrated with his other records.

Examination of Ferguson's records indicate that he created new subject files annually and, for any given year, national and local records were filed together. Although it was tempting to separate the records into a national subgroup and a local subgroup, it was determined this would not only destroy original order, but also fail to adequately illustrate the breadth of activities in which Ferguson participated in any given year. Therefore, in Subgroup II Laing Ferguson's records are arranged into six series which represent the various offices he held over time, and one series which holds various Amnesty International publications which were found loose in the cartons. Publications of bodies other then Amnesty International were discarded. Records of a housekeeping nature were found among "Finances" and the "Fund Raising Greeting Card Campaign" subseries and were discarded unless they contained other relevant information. In most cases, financial summaries and distribution charts exist that summarize the housekeeping records. Duplicates existed in many files and, if not annotated, were discarded.

Subgroup III consists of records created by Janet Adams in her capacity as member of the Nominating Committee for the years 1974/75 and 1976/77. These files were well organized and arranged chronologically.

Amnesty International

Anderson family

  • CA MtA 160
  • Fonds
  • [179?]-1970

None as of yet

Anderson family (descandants of Thomas Sr.)

Anderson family (Sackville, N.B.)

  • CA MtA 137
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1932; predominant 1815-1863

Fonds consists of mostly marsh records, a bill, a letter, and a photoprint. The marsh records (Tantramar marshes) were probably kept by his great-great-grandfather, Thomas Anderson, Jr. (1775-1852), Commissioner of Sewers. Thomas’ name appears in several of the documents, one being the survey map (1825), along with the name of his son, John. The bill for the schooner “Bella” is signed by G. (George) Anderson, shipbuilder and master mariner, Sackville, New Brunswick. Anderson names appearing in the letter, T.R. (Captain Thomas Rheese Anderson) and Albert, are first cousins.

Anderson family (descandants of Thomas Sr.)

Anderson family (descendants of Thomas Sr.)

  • CA MtA 157
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1897

Records consist mainly of family correspondence, including many letters written by the Anderson family shipmasters while involved in coastal and foreign trade; miscellaneous financial records, the estate of Titus Anderson, business cards, miscellaneous printed items, and notes.

Anderson family (descandants of Thomas Sr.)

Anna Ruth Cummings

  • CA MtA 098
  • Fonds
  • [192?, 1969]

Fonds consists of Anna Cummings’ junior sewing notebook and life member certificate of the Mount Allison Federated Alumni for Anna Cummings', Ladies’ College Class of 1927, 29 July 1969.

Cummings, Anna Ruth

Atlantic Classical Association

  • CA MtA 131
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1993

Fonds consists of a minute book; minutes; correspondence; programs; and publications produced through the activities of the Association.

Atlantic Classical Association

Barbara Sternberg

  • CA MtA 082
  • Fonds
  • [1979?]

Fonds consists of 126 colored slides created for use with a cassette phonotape of Peter Fisher explaining foundry processes, with some interviews of the workers. The presentation documents Enterprise Foundry workers at various work stations and methods of processing.

Sternberg, Barbara

Bonar Ferguson Mundle

  • CA MtA 133
  • Fonds
  • [1920?-1930?]

Fonds consists of two photographs of the Sackville United Church, Sackville, New Brunswick - front and side exterior, including a view of the parsonage, and interior view of the auditorium, showing the pipe organ which was installed in 1928.

Mundle, Bonar Ferguson

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