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Smyth family

  • CA PANB MC10
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1969

This fonds consists of photocopies of letters and other documents including: Letters from George Stracey Smyth to John Gee Smyth about family matters, 1814-1822; letter from the Duke of Kent, 1819; the will of G.S. Smyth and papers relating to his estate, 1823-1824; a printed copy of A Sermon preached in Christ Church, Fredericton, April 6 1823, the day after the funeral of his Excellency Major-General George Stracey Smyth …; and The fourth annual report of the state of the Madras school in New Brunswick, Saint John, 1823.

Smyth's correspondence reveals his interest in music and in schools, especially a school for black children (the African School within the Madras system). It also includes details of a dispute between Christ Church, Fredericton (St. Anne's) and Dr. Alexander Boyle (1771-1854), Smyth's executor, over an organ Smyth had bequeathed.

Smyth, George Stracey (family)

Capt. C. F. Inches fonds

  • CA PANB MC1176
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

These 5 army (field service) correspondence books relate to Capt. C. F. Inches's tour of duty in France, in 1916, with the 1st Canadian Heavy Battery. He records information about his routine administration duties, while also providing information about ammunition, equipment, weapons, horses, the awarding of honours and medals, charges of insolence and desertion, military court martials, attack plans, activities at the Front, and feats of gallantry. A number of names of officers and enlisted men are included. The correspondence book dating from June to July 1916 (MS1A) contains a few letters written or signed by Lt.-Col. C. G. Pritchard, R.G.A.

Inches, Cyrus Fiske

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

C.F. Camber

  • CA PANB MC12
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938

The fonds consists of three notebooks containing engineering data recorded while C. F. Camber was working in the vicinity of Woodstock, N.B., in 1938. They include figures, notes, and sketches relating to excavations and embankment, railways, a roadway, ditches, canals, and other projects.

A roll of oversized plans, tracings, and graphs was transferred to the Map Section.

Camber, Clyde Fenwick

John C. Price

  • CA PANB MC13
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1874

This fonds consists of John C. Price's account book, 1866-1874, for groceries and drygoods. Customers are named and their purchases listed.

Price, John Cliff

George T. Taylor

  • CA PANB MC14
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1905

This fonds consists of personal records of both George T. Taylor and William P. Taylor. Included is a single diary (1869-1871) belonging to William P. Taylor in which he records details of his activities as a carpenter and joiner, as well as those of his sons, John and George. He also mentions George's work as a photographer and John's work as a builder and repairer of steam engines, along with local events, notably, fires, earthquakes, and hangings.

George T. Taylor's records include a diary (1901-1905) and a notebook (pre-1900) pertaining to his career as a photographer. The diary contains information on his daily activities, his business and personal finances, local and family events, and his travels, including his 1901 canoe trips in Oromocto Lake and French Lake.

His undated notebook records details of a photographic tour, which included stops at Sussex, Pointe-du-Chêne, Shediac, Richibucto, Chatham, Bathurst, Tobique, and Grand Falls. It also includes a sketch titled "North West," a listing of trip expenses, and listings of "card pictures" or photographs taken. There are also copies of issues of "Photographic Notes" (1860); "The Philadelphia Photographer" (1876-1868); "The Photographic Times" (1871, 1877); Anthony's "Photographic Bulletin" (1874); "The Photographic Journal", the "Journal of the Photographic Society" (1859-1867); indexes of the latter publication for the years 1859 and 1860; and George Taylor's copy of "The Painter, Gilder and Varnisher's Companion," published in 1868.

Also included are a pass issued in 1863 by Lieutenant-Governor Arthur H. Gordon to George Taylor granting him the authority to take photographs throughout the province; a letter to Taylor (1911) regarding a fire insurance policy; transcriptions of extracts of notices published in "The Sentinel and New Brunswick General Advertiser" (1939) relating to the Bank of British North America, the Bank of New Brunswick, and the Commercial Bank of New Brunswick; and a transcription of an extract of Edmund Ward's account of his 1839 tour through northern and eastern New Brunswick.

Lastly, the fonds contains a watercolour depicting hunters at a campsite, possibly by George T. Taylor, and more than 913 photographs or negatives taken by or credited to George T. Taylor. Photographs that may have been taken by a photographer other than George Taylor have been identified. Many of Taylor's photographs are of Fredericton and area (Oromocto, Marysville, Devon) landmarks, street scenes, commercial enterprises, residences, and special events. There are photographs of businesses, residences, scenes, and landscapes taken in the Grand Falls, Boiestown, Edmundston, and Tobique areas, as well as in other communities in the province. Also included are portrait photographs, photos of Taylor family members, and shots of construction sites (bridges and railways) and steamboats on the lower St. John River. The photographs are located in P5.

Taylor, George T.

R. Chestnut and Sons

  • CA PANB MC15
  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1896, 1922

This collection contains an invoice to Taylor and Thompson from R. Chestnut and Sons dated 1884. On the reverse is a detailed description with specifications for a new river steamship, dated 14 November 1896, which George F. Baird planned to build for the Star line. There is also a 3-page account for the estate of Herbert Morgan dated 1922.

R. Chestnut and Sons (Fredericton, N.B.)

Govan Ferguson and Lindsay

  • CA PANB MC150
  • Fonds
  • 1938 and 1948

This fonds consists of 5 bluepirnts all relating to the Victoria Public Hospital in Fredericton New Brunswick. There is one blueprint each of the north elevation, section, basement floor for the proposed boiler plant, ground floor, and present Fraser Building -- excavation and footings plan for north wing extension.

Govan Ferguson Lindsay, Kaminker Langley, Keeleyside (architects)

G. Graydon

  • CA PANB MC152
  • Fonds
  • 1827

This fonds consists of records pertaining to the proposed construction of stone buildings at Miramichi, Northumberland County, New Brunswick. Included are the specifications for a guard house, cook house, privies, and well [1827]; a letter addressed to Captain Douglas, Fredericton, from G. Graydon, Captain Royal Engineers, dated at Fredericton, 11 July 1827, enclosing these plans for a subaltern detachment at Miramichi; an estimate for the barracks at Miramichi; and a hand-drawn architectural plan of the proposed subaltern barracks by G. Graydon, dated 1827.

Graydon, G.

Charles Corey Wiggins

  • CA PANB MC153
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied in [1970]

This fonds consists of a single item, a photocopy of a patent issued by the Patent Office for the Dominion of Canada to Charles Corey Wiggins, of Wiggins Mill or Wiggins Mills, York County, New Brunswick, for wood sawing machines, dated 28 April 1914.

Wiggins, Charles Corey

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