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Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn scrapbook

  • CA MNBM ID74
  • Collection
  • 1881-1905

This fonds consists of a scrapbook of greeting cards and art schools pamphlets created by Elizabeth Ann Ashfield Woodburn.

Ashfield, Elizabeth Ann (Woodburn)

George Hilyard

  • CA MNBM ID75
  • Collection
  • 1796-1948

This collection consists of family and business records belonging to the Hilyards and related families. The business records of Thomas Hilyard and, after 1873, Hilyard Brothers include lumbering agreements, invoices, accounts, mortgages, deeds, shipbuilding agreements and a volume with shipping accounts, lists of vessels built and voyages made. There are also journals, day books and other accounting records of Thomas Hilyard and Hilyard Bros, a record of lumber sawn at Hilyard Bros., payroll and time books Material belonging to the Seeley family includes records about the ship "Australasian", bonds, agreements, deeds, invoices and receipts to Alexander McLachlan Seely from Saint John businesses, insurance documents, accounts and personal correspondence. There is also information about the Acadia College Endowment Fund and Leinster Street Baptist Church and an account book of Spring Dale Paper Mill, 1877.

There are also records relating to the Saint John harbour issue, 1885-1914, and documents about the ship "Magna Charta", 1865-1884. Invoices, accounts, workmen's accounts and other material belonging to the related McDonald and Roberts families are also included. There is an abstract book of surveyors' summaries of lumber transported by scow, 1897-1900, and a letter book of F.W. Holt (Saint John civil engineer), 1909-1913.

Hilhard, George Arthur

Memorandum book compiled by the New Brunswick Secretary's Office

  • CA MNBM ID114
  • Collection
  • 1789-1809

This fonds consists of a bound memorandum book kept by Jonathan Odell himself or his staff in the Provincial Secretary's Office. Entries refer to petitions for land grants, appointments in militia, sheriffs. Justices of the Peace and other officials, delivery of marriage licenses, aldermen of Saint John in 1790, 1796, postage payments, accounts for lumber, pens, potatoes and ashes.

Secretary's Office for the Province of New Brunswick

Fenian scrapbook

  • CA MNBM ID100
  • Collection
  • 1865-1867

This scrapbook on the Fenian movement includes typed transcripts of press stories and original newspaper clippings from 1866-1870.

Fenian scrapbook, Author

J.E. Humphreys historical

  • CA MNBM ID148
  • Collection
  • [1900 - 1936]

The fonds consists of historical and biographical notes and manuscripts, correspondence, and printed material. The notes focus on the early history and settlers in Westmorland and Albert counties. There are biographical notes of the first English speaking settlers in Salisbury parish, including the Babcock, Beck, Blakeney, Eagles, Chapman, and other families.

Humphreys' correspondence with W. F. Ganong, 1927-1928, and 1929-1936, primarily discusses nomenclature of places in New Brunswick, mostly Westmorland and Albert Counties. There is an unpublished manuscript of ""History of the Petitcodiac"" by J.E. Humphreys which includes an index of major topics. A copy of an unfinished manuscript titled, "The History of Albert County" by W.C. Milner is included along with the author's notes. This work was published by the New Brunswick Museum in 1989.

There are also some publications written by W.F. Ganong, 1900-1928, dealing with the nomenclature of places and the origins of the boundaries of New Brunswick.

Humphreys, James Edward

Botsford family

  • CA MNBM ID2603
  • Collection
  • 1782-1913

This collection consists of Botsford family records donated by 4 different donors. Records relating to Amos Botsford include accounts payable, land records and records of annuities belonging to Deborah Murray. A list of the Loyalist settlement in the Annapolis/Digby area, Nova Scotia includes equipment and tools received from Amos Botsford and names of families. There are also complaints about Amos Botsford's handling of Loyalist claims.

Records relating to William Botsford include his receipt book, 1801-1829, for legal services rendered and testimonials and recommendations written for individuals including one for immigration purposes. There is also a copy of a warrant re William Botsford's salary as assistant judge. Documents pertaining to the Supreme Court case of Robert Crookshank and William Walker v. J. White, George Nowlan, and George Ketchum probably also belonged to William.

There are certificates and other personal papers belonging to Garrad Clopper, Harry G. Botsford of Boston, LeBaron Botsford and Sarah Cyper. Family and business correspondence, 1782-1913. Deeds for Botsford family property from 1797 to 1837 are also included.

There are also ephemeral items including Valentine's Day and other cards, and a printed poem by Maud Botsford entitled, "Our Boys," probably from the First World War. The apprenticeship indenture of Frederick Turner as a clerk and writer to Henry George Clopper of Wakefield, York, Co. N.B. is dated 1827.

There are family and legal papers relating to the Clopper, Murray and Ralph Cook estates. A plan of the Clopper farm in Fredericton is also included.

Botsford (family)

Charles Warren Anderson railway

  • CA MNBM ID3414
  • Collection
  • 1846-1980

This fonds consists of historical correspondence, reports, acts, agreements and other material about New Brunswick railways. There are monthly payrolls of Salisbury and Harvey Railway, 1898-1901; accounts of the Albert Railway, 1877-1882; cancelled cheques and promissory notes of the N.B. Railway Co., 1884-1887; and records of the Northern and Western Railway Co., Railway Extension Co., and Cumberland Railway and Coal Co. The collection includes timetables, correspondence, lists of locomotives, notes, notices, newsletters and copies of newspaper articles.

Anderson, Charles Warren

Saint John General Public Hospital time capsule

  • CA MNBM ID4776
  • Collection
  • 1930

This fonds consists of records dated 1929-1930 about a range of subjects including the construction of the hospital, its reports, the Training School for Nurses, Women's Hospital Aid and General Public Hospital Nurses' Alumnae. There are also the pharmacopoeia of General Public Hospital, 1927, a parchment volume listing boards and departments, newspapers and the blueprints of the General Public Hospital.

Saint John General Public Hospital time capsule

William Lusk Webster

  • CA MNBM S 204-1
  • Collection
  • 1825-1974

The William Lusk Webster collection, with the exception of a few personal papers and the items collected by Ralph Hewson (the Webster family lawyer and a local historian), covers the years after Dr. Webster's return to Shediac (1950). The collection includes correspondence and notes on the Fort Beauséjour Museum, Shediac; Acadian history; and the New Brunswick Museum. There are land grants and transfers with related notes and correspondence.

The material assembled by Ralph Hewson includes the school register of Fort Lawrence, 1878; assessment records from several polling districts, 1870-1873; lists of officers of Cumberland County, 1874,1881,1883; and financial records of St. Andrews Church (Pointe-du- Chêne), 1866-1812. Also included are records and correspondence of the New Brunswick Museum Foundation, 1949-1971 and personal papers of William Lusk Webster, 1920-1974.

Webster, William Lusk, Ph.D.

Horace H. Van War Loyalist collection

  • CA MNBM ID101
  • Collection
  • 193-?

This fonds consists of copies of archival records and printed works about Loyalists, assembled by Van Wart, probably sometime in the 1930s. There is information about Loyalists in both Ontario and New Brunswick. Some of Van Wart's correspondence is included.

Wart, Horace H. Van

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