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Charles Smith Collection

  • CA CCA 556
  • Fonds
  • 1789-1990

This collection contains documents belonging to Reverend Charles M. Smith of Rollingdam, New Brunswick, including both documents related to his research projects into local history as well as his duties as a Reverend. Documents related to these duties include marriage records for marriages performed by Charles Smith, and his notes and drafts for eulogies that were done at funeral services. Documents related to Charles Smith’s research projects include hand drawn and printed maps and drawings, published material and primary documents used by Charles Smith to support his research, and notes on church history, roadwork and early travel, local history, Charlotte County schools, and genealogical data. Also included are St. Croix Courier articles and essays written by Charles Smith, as well as the drafts for those items, and his correspondences, which include letters containing information related to his research and more personal letters.

Spinney Family fonds

  • CA CCA MC 511
  • Fonds
  • 1812 - 2000

This fonds consists of the personal papers of the Spinney family, as well deeds and court documents, and flyers, programs, newspapers, scrapbooks, and other gathered by the family (primarily Llewellyn Spinney) relating to local and world events connected to St George and Charlotte County as a whole. The documents particularly relate to the First and Second World Wars, the Eastern Pulp Wood Co., Ford automobiles, businesses of St George, the Utopia Centre, Black's Harbour high school, James Mollison and the American Flyers, church events, the Royal Family, and rum running.

Small Items of Little Interest

  • Item
  • 1826 - 1967

A binder containing 4 photos (3 of which are copies and the 4th of which is an undated photo of the Fullerton house); 11 textual records; 7 newspaper clippings; 6 graphic materials (including 1 bookmark, 1 seasonal card, 1 page of comic strips, and 3 advertisements), 2 maps (1 of which is greatly damaged so no coordinates can be determined), and 1 calendar.

This item was originally categorized as a collection. Because most of the things contained within this binder do not have names or dates attached to them or because they are copies of their original and because they have no relation to each other this binder was converted from collection to item.

Christopher Scott Land Request

  • CA CCA MC 881
  • Item
  • January 5 1829

A photocopy of a letter from Christopher Scott of St. Andrews to Major General Sir Howard Douglas, Commander in Chief of the Province of New Brunswick, requesting that he be granted land as payment for paying for the construction of one of the Blockhouses in St. Andrews during the War of 1812.

Christopher Scott

Freeman Hale Todd & Sons fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1832-1921

This collection contains documents pertaining to Freeman Hale Todd's business ventures, including his logging and lumber business along the St Croix River Region, as well as his merchant and grocery businesses. These include account books, promissory notes, receipts and documents related to shipping as well as deeds, indentures, mortgages, assignments of land and insurance policies. There are also wills, family papers and matters relating to Probate that pertain to Freeman Hale Todd's estate after his death on 9 September 1885. Documents involving a co-partnership between Ninian Lindsay Todd and F. H. Todd & Sons are also included. Freeman Hale Todd's election address from when he was elected in 1865 as a candidate opposing the Confederation of New Brunswick with Canada also fall under the scope of this collection. There are also some documents related to his eldest son Frank Todd which include promissory notes, receipts, correspondences, and mortgages related to his business ventures and investments in Maine and New Brunswick.

Freeman Hale Todd & Sons

St. Marks Masonic Lodge Correspondence and Legal Documents

  • CA CCA MC 883
  • Series
  • 1848-1888

This series contains letters from members of the St. Marks Masonic Lodge addressed to the Three Principals of the Lodge requesting that their ranks be increased, and letters from the Freemason’s Hall in London confirming that the St. Andrews Branch can leave the English Masonic Lodge and join the Chapter of Canada by merging with the St. Marks Lodge. There are also leases and indentures related to buildings owned by the St. Marks Lodge, such as the building being used by the St. Andrews post office. Also includes a list of initiates into the St. Marks Lodge in St. Andrews for 1845-1854.

Canadian Pacific Railway Land Dispute

  • CA CCA MC 869
  • Collection
  • 1848-1995

This collection contains correspondence, legal documents, and maps and estate plans related to a dispute between the Canadian Pacific Railway and various St. Andrews landowners during the 1990s. The dispute stems from concerns over the Canadian Pacific Railway's rights to portions of land belonging to these landowners for railway purposes. Spearheaded by James Davies, these landowners put forward a class action lawsuit arguing the C.P.R.'s right of way on this land had lapsed due to abandonment and that rights to this land should automatically revert to them. The C.P.R. had also put forward an offer to release their interest in this land in favor of the landowners.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Thomas Barry Documents and Correspondence

  • CA CCA MC 882
  • Series
  • 1852-1989

This series contains documents and correspondence related to Thomas Barry, a St. George merchant and lumber dealer. Includes a hand written write up on Thomas Barry which has information on how much his business operations made, who he employed, and its structure, as well as information on his family, home, and ship. There are also documents showing logs collected and carried out to the boom during 1856 and 1857 organised by logger, size, and amount. Correspondences include invoices for items being shipped, and a copy of Farnworth and Jardine’s Timber Circular for 1860 which shows the current state of wood imports from the British Colonies. A Charlotte County Historical Society accession form for these documents is also included.

Thomas Barry

B. R. Stevenson Fonds

  • CA CCA MC42
  • Fonds
  • 1864 - 1976

The contents of Stevenson's letter books are shown in some detail as they are not strictly chronological. Unfortunately the books for his period as Surveyor General are missing and a search for them in Fredericton yielded no result. One wonders if they ever existed, as notes indicating the tenor of the reply appear on some letters. Stevenson's correspondence is vast, considering that everything is written in his own hand and there is no indication that he ever employed a secretary. letters that one might have expected to find in the Crown Land Office remain among his private papers. Quite a number are addressed to people other than Stevenson.

Stevenson's legal papers indicate that he was interested only in civil law. However, his one venture into criminal law attracted a good deal of attention at the time. He defended his friend, Dr Robert Thomson of St George in a malpractice suit brought by John B Key. Stevenson kept his own extensive records of this case, and account of which appears in the New Brunswick Law Reports.

The financial difficulties of the time are well illustrated in the estate papers which in the estate papers which include records of transaction carried out on behalf of previously well-to-do persons forced to leave the Province. Other papers came to him through the Probate Court, including those of Wellington Hatch, clerk of the Charlotte County Court prior to 1864. These are of sufficient importance to be considered as a separate collection.

Another collection of B.R. Stevenson items include water-damaged letters which concern a project to consolidate the St. Andrews railway and port, Danish immigrants arriving in Saint John, and other business and legal affairs that B.R. Stevenson was involved with, as well as some of his personal correspondence. Correspondence between the Charlotte County Historical Society and the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick concerning this collection of letters is also included.

Stevenson, Benjamin R.

Correspondence

This series contains letters and correspondence pertaining to the Gorham family in Kings County. There are both personal and professional letters housed within it. The contents range in date from the 1800's to 1995.

Gorham family

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