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Bulmer, Alice Lenora (Etter), 1870-1956 Provinces and Territories (Canada)
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Alice Bulmer fonds

  • CA MtA 0051
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1945

Fonds consists of diaries kept by Alice Bulmer, who lived at Aulac, New Brunswick, on the Cumberland ridge near the site of Fort Beausejour. The contents of the fonds describe daily activities in the midst of the Great Depression. Typical entries describe the weather, the farm and garden tasks performed by members of the family, and the coming and going of family members, relatives and neighbours. These latter interactions and movements are interesting, for they suggest both a freedom of movement that was available to rural people in the automobile age, and a relatively high level of casual visiting on the part of family and neighbours.

Item list:

  1. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1920-1923. – 1 volume, 6 leaves of textual records ; 31.5 x 13.5 x 0.5 cm or smaller

    Item includes coverage from the following dates: 1 September 1920 – 5 January 1922; 1 April 1922 – 2 July 1922; and 11 February – 30 April 1923. The contents of the item include records of eggs laid in 1922-1923 and the record of eggs sold in 1923.

  2. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1931-1932. – 1 volume, 1 leaf of textual records ; 24 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm of smaller

    Item includes a record of raspberries sold in July and August of 1931.

  3. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1934-1936. – 1 volume of textual records ; 24 x 18 x 0.5 cm

    Item includes a list of eggs laid during 1935.

  4. Diary kept by Alice Bulmer. – 1936-1938. – 1 volume of textual records ; 24 x 18 x 0.5 cm

    Item includes a list of attendees and minutes of an unidentified church meeting on the last page.

  5. Newspaper clippings. – 1944-1945. – 2 leaves of textual records [

    Item includes an article with the headline “Interesting suggestion made by A.W. Bulmer, well known Aulac resident” [probably from The Sackville Tribune] in 1945. The contents of the article make suggestions about developing resources of the Chignecto Isthmus including a reference to tidal electric power.

    Note: The item was originally published in The Sackville Post dated 18 July 1944.

Bulmer, Alice Lenora (Etter), 1870-1956