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Leonard Allison

  • CA MNBM ID690
  • Collection
  • c. 1900

This fonds contains extensive information on Kings County and the genealogy of that county which includes family trees, newspaper clippings and interview transcripts. Included are interviews with Sir Leonard Tilley, who discussed election campaigns with Mr. Allison. The fonds also includes information concerning the Indian College at Sussex and early architecture and buildings of Kings County.

Allison, Leonard A.

Survey of underwater historic resources

  • CA MNBM ID458
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1976

The fonds consists of maps, monthly reports for the survey of underwater historical resources and various reports relating to the survey. There are monthly reports, 1974-1976 and some photocopies of monthly reports from 1973. The reports describe methods and list publications and institutions consulted. Some include drawings of artifacts and the January and February 1976 reports include colour photographs and descriptions of china from the wreck of barque "Wallace" lost in 1841 and another vessel, possibly "Duke of Kent" wrecked near the Dixon Rocks in the Murr Ledges, Grand Manan Island, N.B. The June 1975 report includes underwater colour photos of "Wallace", "Mavourneen" and "Hestia" wreckage sites.

There are maps prepared by Eric Allaby. One titled "Some vessels wrecked around the coast of New Brunswick" pinpoints the exact locations ships went down mostly off the southwest coast. The names and types of the ships are included in a key with the date they were wrecked. There are ships as early as "Le Machault" in 1760 and as recent as the schooner "Kings County" in 1936. Other maps and diagrams include wreckage layout of the "S.S. Hestia", elevation of the brig "Glide", wreck layouts of the barque "Mavourneen" and the vessel "Britannia" and site assembly and elevation of the "Pocosi".

A report of a seminar to discuss the survey, held on Grand Manan on 10-15 June 1974 is included. There is also a copy of "The Role of Canadian Conservation in Underwater Heritage", 4 April 1975, a presentation to the Advisory Board for the Atlantic Region, Canadian Conservation Institute on the need to conserve New Brunswick shipwrecks. It includes diagrams and maps about the wreck of "Glide".

Allaby, Eric

William Brydone Jack

  • CA MNBM ID144
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1850

The fonds consists of typescripts of addresses and lectures, including a series of lectures on astronomy for the general public, correspondence, handwritten essays, genealogical notes, and photographs. The correspondence includes letters relating to the establishment of the observatory in Fredericton, and the determination of Fredericton's longitude. Genealogy includes birth dates of Jack family members and Disbrow family history. Photographs include Caroline Disbrow Jack, William Brydone Jack, a group photo that is possibly of staff of UNB or King's College (no date), and a University of New Brunswick building.

Jack, William Brydone

William Austin Squires

  • CA MNBM ID102
  • Fonds

This fonds consists of manuscripts and copies of Squires' writings including:

  • Two copies of "Signposts of History" by Squires, read before the Fortnightly Club in 1958;
  • a typescript of "Historic Sites of New Brunswick" by Squires under the auspices of the New Brunswick Historic Sites Advisory Board;
  • a typescript of "The Indians of Acadia" by Squires (published by the museum in 1972); and
  • a typescript of "A Naturalist in New Brunswick" by Squires, 1968.

Squires, William Austin

James A. Whelpley, d. 1893, and J.A. Whelpley Co.

  • CA MNBM S 122 - 7
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1923

Fonds consists mainly of the business records of the Whelpley family, particularly James A. Whelpley. There are deeds and legal agreements relating to family and business properties, including agreements with the Keene Manufacturing Company about manufacturing Whelpley patented skates. There are patents and applications for patents in United States, Canada, Britain, Germany, France and Hungary.

The business correspondence deals mainly with orders for skates from Canada, United States and Scotland. There are financial records and accounts, including a mortgage and an insurance policy for the family business. There is also a group of records dealing with participation in exhibitions, including Canada's International Exhibition in 1890 in Saint John and the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, 1893.

Whelpley family

Frederick David Foley

  • CA MNBM ID1856
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

This fonds consists of Frederick D. Foley's military appointment as a lieutenant, 1915; his death certificate; a personalized commemorative scroll and a memorial from King George V, both honouring the war dead.

There is also a postal card addressed to Mrs. Violet Foley of Loch Lomond Road, from Frederick, dated just 23 days before his death, letting her know a letter would soon follow.

Foley, Frederick David

Internment camp register

  • CA MNBM ID615
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1917

The fonds consists of a register of Austrian and Hungarian nationals from various internment camps who worked in the coal mines in Minto, New Brunswick, from 1915 to 1917. Information includes name, nationality, birthplace and occupation. There are some physical descriptions of the men, instructions about monthly reports, and remarks concerning unauthorized absences. An internment camp number is recorded beside each name.

Interment Camp

City of Saint John

  • CA MNBM ID2571
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1962

This fonds contains records from the City Clerk's Office and other records of city government. The material has not been arranged in series but a detailed file listing is available.

City of Saint John

War Gardens Association

  • CA MNBM ID4907
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1919

This fonds consists of membership lists, correspondence, a report, a map of plots, postcards and printed ephemera. The membership lists are categorized by size of plot, area cultivated, and lots wanted. The typed report, dated February 1919, includes statistics on membership by category but is incomplete. A map of plots on Hawthorne Avenue is included.

There is correspondence with seed companies, and citizens requesting vegetable seeds. Correspondence from the Department of Agriculture, Office of the Food Controller, and the Canadian Government Seed Purchasing Commission is included as are letters from the Experimental Farm at Fredericton, N.B. and the Motor Vehicle Board. Included too are invoices for equipment and supplies.

War Gardens Association (Saint John, N.B.)

Saint John Art Club

  • CA MNBM ID417
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1996

The fonds consists of the administrative records and correspondence of the club. There are regular, executive and annual minutes which include the names of the officers, some financial statements and considerable information on exhibitions and art classes given at the Art Club art school. The instructors names, and membership rolls of art classes are included. There are also lists of paintings owned by the club with titles, artists' names, and location.

The cashbook, ledger, and account book provide details of the finances of the Art Club. The Treasurer's book provides information on the paid up members of the club and includes many addresses.

There is correspondence with other art groups such as the Maritime Art Association, mainly about organizing exhibitions. There is a letterbook which contains outgoing letters, mostly about routine business matters such as the ordering of supplies.

There are scrapbooks of newsclippings dealing mainly with Art Club activities, meetings, and art exhibits. There are also clippings about art in general, and articles about exhibits from all over the world. A few obituaries of artists and Art Club members are also included.

There is also a group of miscellaneous writings which includes some biographical sketches of Saint John artists such as Jack Humphrey, Violet Gillett and Julia Crawford.

Saint John Art Club

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