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G. Earle Logan

  • CA PANB MC257
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1945

The fonds documents the professional legal career of G. Earle Logan from 1923-1948. It consists of case files that include correspondence and legal documents pertaining to divorce, bankruptcy, the settling of estates, the collection of debts, adoptions, property transactions, and civil suits.

Also included are records relating to the Royal Canadian Legion, the New Brunswick Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities, the Wartime Prices and Trade Board, and personal and family matters.

Logan, G. Earle

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

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

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

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

North Shore (N.B.) Regiment collection

  • CA PANB MC2134
  • Collection
  • 1945?-1991?

Collection includes copies of correspondence, photocopies of names of the men who returned, and of some who died in the conflict. Also an excerpt from the history of the North Shore Regiment including, "The Young Madmen at Zutphen" and a map of Zutphen.

Johnson, Dirkje

Saint Marys and Gibson Belgian and Soldier Relief Society

  • CA PANB MC324
  • Fonds
  • 4 February 1915

This programme, which was performed on 4 February 1914, lists 15 items along with the names of the participants. Readings, music, and addresses by local clergymen are included on the programme.

Saint Marys and Gibson Belgian and Soldier Relief Society

John S. Scott fonds

  • CA PANB MC1983
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1919

This fonds consists of a diary kept by John S. Scott during the First World War, from 1916 to 1919. It includes notes relating to the outfitting of soldiers and the transport of men, equipment, and supplies overseas. It also contains diary entries concerning the movement of troops and the activities of men at the front (France), as well as relating to Scott's activities in England during the immediate post-war period, prior to his return to Canada in 1919.

The fonds also contains a few military orders, passes, rationing orders, personal bills, memoranda, and telegrams. Lastly it includes a programme of a grand concert held aboard H. M. Troopship "Canada" in March 1919, a copy of a statutory declaration of John Smith Scott probably signed about 1918, and a few newspaper clippings.

Scott, John Smith

W. Cabot World War II Letter

  • CA PANB MC1105
  • Item
  • 1 November 1943

This letter was written to W. Cabot, of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, by Group Captain, W. V. McCarthy, Chief Chaplain, R.C., R.C.A.F. Overseas at Overseas Headquarters, 20 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, on 1 November 1943. McCarthy offers Cabot his condolences on the death of his son, Joseph, and provides details of Joseph's funeral and burial in Dumfries. He assures the bereaved father that Joseph was buried with "the full rites of Holy Mother the Church" alongside his comrades.

Oakley and Sophia Orser family fonds

  • CA PANB MC2893
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1926

This fonds consists primarily of correspondence received by Oakley and Sophia Orser and members of their family, including their daughter, Augusta Orser Burrill; Oakley's father, John W. Orser, and sister, Georgia Orser, from family members serving overseas during the First World War. Taken collectively, these letters underscore the fact that many young men from Carleton County, a number from, and related to, the Orser family, enlisted for wartime service, and suggest the impact this had on their families and community.

The bulk of the correspondence is from John A. Orser, Oakley and Sophia Orser's son, but there are also letters from Augusta Orser Burrill's husband, William E. Burrill; cousin Samuel Gilbert Barter; and two of John A. Orser's wartime friends, Fred B. Wallace and Bert [?]. These letters offer news of wartime activities in England and France and, particularly, information about soldiers from Carleton County who were at the Front. They also highlight family and community ties and provide insights into feelings of loneliness, dangers, and difficulties soldiers faced during wartime.

There are also a few letters between family members at home during wartime; correspondence relating to Sophia Orser's attempts to have her son's estate distributed after his death and pertaining to Oakley Orser's claim to a pension on account of his son's wartime service; a poem by John A. Orser about working on farms in the state of Maine; a scroll commemorating the wartime sacrifice of Pte. William E. Burrill; and two photographs, one of Orser family siblings taken on the farm,and the second, a studio portrait of John A. Orser and his friend, Harold Olney, in uniform.

Oakley and Sophia Orser family

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