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Ann Eliza (Rogers) Moore fonds : [1852-1896]

  • CA PANB MC260
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1978

This fonds consists of 5 diaries kept by Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher Moore, from 1852-1876 and from 1890-1896 inclusive. The diaries record the activities of her family and friends, as well as local, provincial, and national events.

In particular, she notes births, deaths, marriages, church meetings, and social gatherings and comments on such events as federal elections, the earthquake of 1885, and outbreaks of consumption and cholera in the 1850s. Her entries for the 1860s deal with the Gallacher family's life in Boston and Philadelphia, and she makes particular mention of natives of Hopewell, Albert County, N.B., who were residing there. As well she comments on activities pertaining to the American Civil War.

Moore, Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher

George Young

  • CA PANB MC78
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1963

The fonds consists of the Rev. George Young's personal records, including correspondence, 1941-1962, and diaries, 1935-1963. There are also personal photographs, which have been transferred to the Photographic Section, and some press clippings and pamphlets.

Young, George

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

Estabrooks family fonds

  • CA PANB MC259
  • Fonds
  • 1845, 1889-1906

This fonds consists primarily of diaries of Alvaretta Estabrooks and Hannah Estabrooks. Alvaretta Estabrooks's diaries cover the years, 1889 to 1893. She mentions friends and neighbours, in Coldstream, and records deaths in the area. As well, she notes her activities -- housekeeping, raising crops, sewing, quilting, hooking mats, crocheting and knitting. Alvaretta devoted daily attention to her music but set aside Sunday for Sunday school and prayer meetings.

Hannah Estabrooks's diary covers the periods, January 1903 to June 1903 and January 1905 to April 1906. She records information about her family and friends, as well as about working in the local store and in the home -- churning butter, knitting, candling eggs, tending the lambs, working in the barn.

The fonds also contains information on the Estabrooks family history, as well as a letter from Richard Burpee to his father, Thomas Burpee, of Saint John, dated 26 March 1845. Richard Burpee was reportedly the first Baptist minister from New Brunswick to go as a missionary to India. His sister, Adeline Burpee, married Jacob Estabrooks, of Carleton County, which may explain the presence of this letter in this fonds. The letter deals with the prospect of Richard Burpee's trip to India.

Estabrooks family (Carleton County)

James Brown

  • CA PANB MC295
  • Fonds
  • 1813-1870

The two major components of this collection are diaries, 1813-1816, 1838-1842, 1855-1870, and correspondence, 1838-1869. There are also speeches, easy and poetry written by James Brown, and a number of documents relating to his political career.

The diaries were kept primarily as a record of work. The first diary shows an established pattern. He described the weather, work done, with whom and for whom, money received or spent, trips, some personal comments. If he made a major change in his work, he was likely to begin a new diary. When he went to work in Maine for a few months in 1816, he mentions keeping a diary there, but reverted to his old diary on his return to Charlotte County.

The diaries of 1838, 1844 and 1855, cover periods of time spent on work assigned by the New Brunswick government -- as supervisor of roads and bridges and as a commissioner to examine the schools -- and are detailed enough to form a basis for official reports. However, Brown had no particular aversion to including personal matters or general observations and all of these diaries contain much that would not appear in his final reports.

In 1856, he resolved to keep a diary on a more regular and unified basis. At the same time he explained his method of making brief notes as he went about his daily tasks and then writing the in his diary as he found leisure to do so. From this time his activates as a politician, family man and farmer were recorded in the same diary.

References to farming can be found throughout the diaries and letters. The diary of 1863-1870, describes daily work on land that Brown cleared fifty years earlier. Some of his theories on agriculture can be found in a speech to the Charlotte County Agricultural Society (MS7/2); and in sections of A Report on Agriculture in New Brunswick by Johnson.

Correspondence, 1838-1869, includes letters to and from Brown, his family, friends, constituents and members of the government. Many contain both personal & political or official matters. For this reason, and because it is useful to use the letters in conjunction with the relevant diary entry, they have been arranged in a straight chronological order.

The number of family letters is relatively small but they do provide a vivid picture of Brown and his family. Most of these letters are from the period of his second marriage to Catherine Cameron.

The correspondence of January-March 1861, contains a number of letters to Brown as Surveyor General and his replies, and give an idea of the variety of issues encountered in that office.

The correspondence of August 1861-June 1862, covers James Brown's trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Many friends in New Brunswick gave him letters of introduction and asked him to call on relatives in the old country. A number of these letters give insight into how New Brunswick was promoted to potential immigrants. A few letters dating to this period were written by James Brown's son, John C. Brown, who accompanied him on the trip, to family and friends in New Brunswick.

Brown, James

Frank Baird fonds

  • CA PANB MC241
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1951

This fonds documents the personal and professional life of Frank Baird, particularly with respect to his activities as a writer and as a minister and administrator in the Presbyterian Church. It consists of personal correspondence, documents relating to his education, diaries (1928-1946) recording activities and appointments, copies of sermons (1908-1940), and copies of addresses he gave on a variety of themes (1906-1937).

The fonds also contains manuscript and typescript copies of his writings on historical, religious, and literary themes, as well as copies of his published monographs, "Parson John of the Labrador" (1924) and "Rob MacNab" (1923). Also included are copies of articles he collected on New Brunswick, New Brunswickers, and religious subjects, along with newspaper clippings, school textbooks, and a copy of his obituary which appeared in the September 1959 issue of "Presbyterian Record".

Baird, Frank

Hugh B. Hay fonds

  • 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

Read Stone Co. Ltd.

  • CA PANB MC224
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1946

This fonds consists of the business and financial records of the Read Stone Co. Ltd. as well as family correspondence and other personal records. It includes minutes of meetings, correspondence, letterbooks, general ledgers, day books, cash books, accounts receivable and accounts payable ledgers, order books, sales invoices, survey records, bills of lading and other shipping records, invoices, accounts, receipts, bank books, cancelled cheques, draft notes, and time books. Family records include correspondence, diaries, photographs, and material pertaining to the Independent Order of Foresters.

There are also brochures, labels, advertising boards, catalogues of various suppliers, almanacs, grindstone and rock samples. Lastly the fonds includes several annual reports and statements of the Dominion Steel Corp. and British Empire Steel Corporation (1920s), issues of the journals, The Maritime Merchant (1920s) and the Contract Record & Engineering Review (1910s), and a copy of an unpublished thesis entitled, "The Cumberland Basin grindstone industry by James D. Snowden," (1972).

Read Stone Company

Harper and Allen families

  • CA PANB MC286
  • Collection
  • 1889-1965, predominant 1889-1915

This collection consists primarily of personal records of Duncan S. Harper, Sadie Harper Allen, and Frank Allen. It includes 7 diaries of Sadie Harper, covering the years 1890-1898, along with a transcription of each, as well as the original and a transcription of 22 letters written in 1912 by Sadie Harper Allen to family members while she was travelling with her husband in England (London, Manchester, Ambleside, Stratford), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), and Switzerland.

The writer offers a portrait of pre-war Britain, recording her impressions of the suffragettes, her visit to the House of Commons to hear Prime Minister Asquith, British customs, and of dignitaries attending the Imperial Universities Congress in London. There are 3 additional letters written by Sadie Allen to her family, a letter from John (Jack) Allen to Bill commenting on Sadie Allen's 1912 letters, and Aunt Nellie's account of Sadie and Frank Allen's 1912 trip to Europe, written for publication in a New Brunswick newspaper. Transcriptions of the latter 4 letters are also included.

The collection also includes the original and a transcription of the diary of Duncan Small Harper in which he records details of his 1889 European tour, made primarily in search of medical help for his debilitating muscular disease.

Lastly the collection contains a brief curriculum vitae of Frank Allen; 2 poems composed by him; Allen and Harper families genealogical information; obituary notices for both Frank and Sadie Allen; a newspaper article on Professor Frank Allen, "an inspired physicist;" and photographs of Frank Allen (1912) and Sadie Harper Allen.

The diaries and letters were transcribed by the donor, Lillian B. Allen, prior to 1977.

Harper, Allen family (Shediac)

Pickett family

  • CA PANB MC51
  • Collection
  • 1790 - 1914

This collection consists of the family and business records of the Pickett family. It includes records of the county treasurer of Kings County from 1792 to 1860, records of David Pickett, Sr. as justice of the peace, 1804-1822, and records of Trinity Church, Kingston, for scattered dates between 1807 and 1899.

The diaries of Justus Pickett, 1854-1914, contain mainly financial records, some dealing with the family sawmill. There are also accounts for the fulling mills, both in Canada and the United States, 1770-1838. The family papers include correspondence, legal documents and land records. A service register for St. Paul's Anglican Church, Oak Point, New Brunswick for 1886-1895 is also included.

A collection of ships logs and other papers belonging to George H. Burpee and his family includes logs for the "S.S. Prince Arthur," "S.S. David Weston," "S.S. Majestic," "S.S. Pokanoket," the "Ada G." and "Champion" for dates between 1891 and 1913. There are also a number of photographs of steam vessels on the St. John River.

The collection also includes microfilm copies of correspondence of the Rev. Ebenezer Dibblee and a microfilm copy of his History of Stamford, Connecticut, both on microfilm no. F7314.

Pickett family (Descendants of David Pickett Sr.)

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