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She never was a lady

  • CA MNBM ID1753
  • Item
  • 1953

This is the script of the radio play "She Never was a Lady" about the sailing ship "Marco Polo". The "Marco Polo" was constructed in Saint John, New Brunswick, by James Smith. It was purchased by James Barnes of Black Ball Line of Australian packets. On its first run to Australia in 1852, Captain James Forbes boasted that he would have the ship back on the Mersey within 6 months, which was an unheard of feat in those days. Captain Forbes arrived back in Liverpool in 5 months and 21 days. Over the years, the "Marco Polo" routinely kept very fast times. The ship was lost in 1883 and off Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

Schull, Joseph

Upper Gagetown / Dora Isa Coy

  • CA MNBM ID1788
  • Item
  • [ca. 1958]

The fonds consists of a typed manuscript of the history of Upper Gagetown, New Brunswick, written in about 1958. It begins in 1755 and focuses on early settlements by the French, English and Loyalists, giving some names and locations of settlement. There are descriptions of the daily life of these settlers including clearing land, cooking, hunting, fishing, raising sheep, spinning and knitting, and basket-making learned from Louie and Mollie Sebatis (Sabatis? possibly aboriginal people).

There is a discussion of the use of both rowing boats and steamboats for transportation, which names many vessels including the "Reindeer", "General Ward" and "Antelope". There are references to the destruction caused by the forest fires in 1897 and 1921. The author also gives a brief description of churches in the area.

Coy, Dora Isa

Sermon book

  • CA MNBM ID84
  • Item
  • 1770

This volume contains three hand-written sermons based on the 8th, 9th and 10th Commandments. There is a note that one was preached at the consecration of the St. John Church. The name of the place where the church was located has not been deciphered.

Unknown preacher