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104th Anti-tank Battery, 7th Anti-Tank Regiment RCA collection

  • CA PANB MC2754
  • Collection
  • 1940-1989

This fonds consists primarily of histories of the 104th Anti-Tank Battery and the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery and supporting materials. Included are a printed history of the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment, a photocopied history of the 104th Battery dating to 1945, and photocopied listings of officers and other ranks, along with the names of fatal casualties, their dates of death, and the names of those wounded in action.

Also included is a b&w group photograph of the 104th Anti-Tank Battery (1940), a colour photograph of the formation flashes and other distinguishing insignia of the Canadian Army [after 1939], colour negatives of the 104th Battery at the Experimental Station (Fredericton), and colour negatives of shoulder flashes of the Canadian Military.

The 104th Battery

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

Albert M. Belding

  • CA PANB MC287
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1939

This fonds consists of the literary, political, and personal records of Albert M. Belding. It contains correspondence relating to Belding's involvement with the Board of Trade and the Maritime Rights Movement; family and personal correspondence; published, printed, or draft articles, poems, and essays written by Belding, notably one on the subject of Saint John as a winter port; rough notes and research materials; and copies of printed or published articles by others on historical and economic themes.
There is also material on the Boys and Girls Club, the Canadian Authors' Association, Children's Aid Society, the Every Day Club, the Rotary Club, the Mahaney quadruplets, the Pearson family, the Union of New Brunswick Municipalities, Belding's naming as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, and on his trip to the West Indies as a member of the Board of Trade. Also included are newspaper clippings relating to the Spanish War and the First World War (recruiting, training, combat) and a scrapbook of clippings of Beldings column "As Hiram Sees It".

Lastly the fonds contains a few photographs, personal letters written to members of the Belding family other than Albert M., and letters written by Elmer Belding to his family between 1915 and 1919 when he was overseas during World War I. Elmer accounts of his experiences are detailed and give a vivid picture of military life. Albert Belding published some of these letters in the newspaper.

Belding, Albert Martin

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

Canadian Kilties songs

  • CA PANB MC2885
  • Item
  • [ca. 1917?]

This is a single item, sheet music entitled "Canadian Kilties songs" with words and music by J. Benison Rainsford. The music was printed by Louis H. Ross Music Publishing Co., of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright (1917) is held by J. Benison Rainsford.

Rainsford, John Benison

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

Chandler, Racey Family Fonds

  • CA PANB MC1939
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1930

This fonds consists primarily of textual records that shed light on the activites of several members of the Chandler and Racey families.

Chandler, Racey family

Crouse Family Fonds

  • CA PANB MC2476
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

This fonds consists of records pertaining to Phoebe Ann Crouse, Samuel Crouse, Myles Hayward Crouse, and Ellsworth Burtus Crouse. The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence written by Myles Hayward Crouse and Ellsworth Burtus Crouse to their mother, Phoebe Ann Crouse, while they were serving in the Canadian Army during World War I. These letters offer insights into living conditions overseas, trench warfare, food, homesickness, communications from home, illness, wounded soldiers, and conscription, as well as army leaves and travel in Britain.

The fonds also contains a few records pertaining to Samuel Crouse's work with the C.P.R., including the Canadian Railway War Board, Wage Agreement No. 2 (1918) and a C.P.R. circular concerning Spanish Influenza (1918). A postcard of the troop transport ship R.M.S. Olympic [191-?] is also included.

Crouse Family

Doaktown Red Cross Society Fonds

  • CA PANB MC2955
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1947

Contains the Minutes of the Doaktown Red Cross from its establishment on October 8, 1939 until February 17, 1947 and monthly "Reports of Women's War Activities", December 1943 - June 1946 (7 reports). Included are regular summaries of the number and type of item being made or collected and sent to Saint John. Overall, indicative of a very strong war effort by a dedicated group in a small community.

Doaktown Red Cross Society

Donald Logan collection

  • CA PANB Donald Logan collection
  • Collection
  • 1831-1988, predominant [191-]-1945

This collection consists of records relating to the donor's father Herbert L. Logan, a militia officer and veteran of World War I and World War II, along with records the donor collected pertaining to his interests, notably World War I, World War II, the Moncton Hawks hockey team, the Loyal True Blue Association, John M. Brown's general store at Quaco, N.B., businesses of Albert, Westmorland, and Saint John counties, and the steamboats "St. George" and "John Ward".

Records pertaining to Herbert L. Logan and the First and Second World Wars include circulars, telegrams, and photographs relating to the New Brunswick Rangers; messages and orders from commanding officers relating to the 7th Field Hygiene Section of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; a postcard of the 7th Field Hygiene Section; identification cards, permits, tickets, shoulder patches, and military buttons; propaganda leaflets dropped by the R.C.A.F. over Germany in German (1930s); handbooks and booklets; the constitution of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League [191-] and other material pertaining to the Canadian Legion; and newspaper clippings.

Records pertaining to the Moncton Hawks include photographs and postcards; a souvenir history of the Moncton Hawks, Allan Cup Champions, 1932-1934; a printed copy of "The Hawk Song" (1933); hockey programme (1948); a hockey schedule (1940s); and a small commemorative booklet containing photographs of the Moncton Hawks Maritime Champions, 1932-1933.

The collection also includes the constitution and 3 membership booklets relating to the Loyal True Blue Association that functioned at Youngs Cove, Queens County, in the 1920s and 1930s; a general store account book for John M. Brown's general store at Quaco, N.B., (1877-1880); accounts relating to the steamboat St. George and the steamer John Ward (1830s); the Intercolonial Railway Time Table of Trains conveying Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York from Saint John to Halifax, 1901; an English Speaking Citizens Committee of Moncton "reply to French propaganda," issued in 1934 to counter two circulars reportedly broadcast in Moncton and area by the Assomption Society of Moncton; and commercial advertising leaflets, letterheads, bills of sale and accounts pertaining to businesses in Albert, Westmorland, and Saint John counties. Of particular interest is an announcement issued by T. H. Estabrooks, of Saint John, of the launch of the "Estabrooks' Red Rose Coffee", [1901?].

Logan, James Donald

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