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Tilley family

  • CA MNBM ID1384
  • Fonds
  • 1845 - [ca. 1896]

This fonds includes political and public correspondence, petitions, reports belonging to Sir Leonard Tilley and papers related to Alice Tilley's involvement in women's and benevolent organizations. There are business and personal correspondence, receipts, leases, and account books of Tilley and his wife.

Statistical information on: Saint John Post Office employees' salaries, 1866, 1872; ships built and registered in New Brunswick, 1863-1871; imports and exports for New Brunswick 1863-1871, all probably assembled as background information for Sir Leonard, is also included.

Tilley, Sir Samuel Leonard

George G.G. Scovil

  • CA MNBM ID2319
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1915

The fonds consists of military commissions and muster rolls belonging to George Scovil. The military commissions are for George G.G. Scovil as ensign (1865) and captain (1866) of Company 8, Fourth Battalion, Kings County Militia. There are also two muster rolls. One belonged to Captain G.G. Scovil, of Company 8, Fourth Battalion, Kings County Militia (1866) and contains names, ages, marital status and active or sedentary status of the members of the company.

The other muster roll, for the same company, originally belonged to a Captain W.B. Scovil, Company 8, Fourth Battalion, King's County Militia and contains names, ages, marital status and active or sedentary status.

Scovil, George Godfrey Gilbert

George S. Grimmer

  • CA MNBM ID243
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1903

This fonds consists mainly of the correspondence, legal and land documents accumulated by George S. Grimmer in his public offices in Charlotte County. There are a wide range of subjects including taxes and fees, legal cases and land purchases. The records deal with schools and teachers salaries, the administration of the courts, election arrangements and voters lists, the licensing of commercial activities and the appointment of local government officials such as fish wardens and liquor dealers. There are frequent mentions of ships and ship building, especially the schooner "Mary Ellen" and of roads and bridges. There is also a reference to the defenses against the Fenians in 1865.

There are also some household receipts and other records. The papers of F. Howard Grimmer, 1858-1903, are also included.

Grimmer, George Skeffington

Sir John Douglas Hazen

  • CA MNBM S 89 - 1
  • Fonds
  • 1742-1918

This fonds includes:

  • Deeds of land in Massachusetts, receipts, bonds, correspondence and other materials in relation to Col. John Murray, 1720-1794 (distant relative to J.D. Hazen);
  • Correspondence and other materials of John Hazen ,1755-1828 (Sir John Douglas' great-grandfather);
  • Correspondence and other materials of John Hazen ,1792-1851 (Sir John Douglas' grandfather);
  • Correspondence and other materials of Robert L. Hazen ,1808-1874 (Col. John Murray was his grandfather);
  • Correspondence and other materials of Frank B. Hazen (1852-1874);
  • Handwritten recipe book [18--]

Hazen, Sir John Douglas

J. Chester MacRae

  • CA UNB MG H 161
  • Fonds
  • Some materials created in 1927-1956

This fonds documents J. Chester MacRae's military, political and teaching careers.

It consists of three typescript volumes of informal memoirs prepared from diaries he kept. The volumes are rich in personal anecdotes of MacRae's activities and those of his friends and acquaintances.

The fonds also contains photocopies of formal documentation, photographs and newspaper clippings.

MacRae, John Chester, MP

Oswald Crocket

  • CA UNB MG H 17
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1913

This fonds documents Oswald Crocket's political and personal activities. It reflects his involvement with his constituency, particularly in relation to the militia, rural mail contracts, public works, election campaigns, and the Intercolonial Railway as well as his political activities in relation to government departments and agencies, such as fisheries, Indian affairs, inland revenue, the interior, justice, labour, Civil Service Board, and King's Printer.

The fonds consists of political and family correspondence, materials relating to the St. Andrew's Society of Fredericton (1830s-1950s), and newspaper clippings.

Crocket, Oswald Smith

William Colebrooke

  • CA UNB MG H 76
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1845

This fonds consists of six state letters between Right Honorable Lord Stanley, Colonial Secretary, and Lieutenant Governor Sir William Colebrook, 1843 - 1845. Some of these letters are regarding the Imperial Acts for the protection of copyright in books and provincial post office establishment for the province of New Brunswick. There is also one letter, dated 1 October 1845, that includes an extract of a report from the Earl of Lonsdale to the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury dated 14 August 1845.

Colebrooke, William

Samuel Leonard Tilley

  • CA UNB MG H 10a
  • Fonds
  • 1833-1870

This fonds consists of original material including letters and telegrams to and from Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley. The correspondents include: Sir John A. Macdonald, Charles Tupper, Thomas D'Arcy McGee, George Brown, Georges-Etienne Cartier, Alexander Galt, Reverend Ezekiel McLeod, Charles Fisher. The correspondence covers topics such as Confederation, the Inter-Colonial Railway, election results and temperance. The specific correspondence is indicated at item level. Also included is a statement of Canada's financial position between the years 1861 and 1864, two publications entitled Debates of Assembly 1867 and Correspondence Respecting the Proposed Union of the British North American Provinces 1867, a memorandum by Robert Jardine, a land deed (1837), a poem and a newspaper clipping.

Tilley, Samuel Leonard, Sir

Thompson family

  • CA PANB MC79
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1955

This fonds consists of letters, legal papers, receipts, and printed material relating to the Thompson and Winslow families, miscellaneous clippings, invitations, cards and two Bibles. A number of photographs, which have be moved to P1/0092-0110 and P2/0280-0291, are also included

Thompson family (Fredericton)

James Brown

  • CA PANB MC295
  • Fonds
  • 1813-1870

The two major components of this collection are diaries, 1813-1816, 1838-1842, 1855-1870, and correspondence, 1838-1869. There are also speeches, easy and poetry written by James Brown, and a number of documents relating to his political career.

The diaries were kept primarily as a record of work. The first diary shows an established pattern. He described the weather, work done, with whom and for whom, money received or spent, trips, some personal comments. If he made a major change in his work, he was likely to begin a new diary. When he went to work in Maine for a few months in 1816, he mentions keeping a diary there, but reverted to his old diary on his return to Charlotte County.

The diaries of 1838, 1844 and 1855, cover periods of time spent on work assigned by the New Brunswick government -- as supervisor of roads and bridges and as a commissioner to examine the schools -- and are detailed enough to form a basis for official reports. However, Brown had no particular aversion to including personal matters or general observations and all of these diaries contain much that would not appear in his final reports.

In 1856, he resolved to keep a diary on a more regular and unified basis. At the same time he explained his method of making brief notes as he went about his daily tasks and then writing the in his diary as he found leisure to do so. From this time his activates as a politician, family man and farmer were recorded in the same diary.

References to farming can be found throughout the diaries and letters. The diary of 1863-1870, describes daily work on land that Brown cleared fifty years earlier. Some of his theories on agriculture can be found in a speech to the Charlotte County Agricultural Society (MS7/2); and in sections of A Report on Agriculture in New Brunswick by Johnson.

Correspondence, 1838-1869, includes letters to and from Brown, his family, friends, constituents and members of the government. Many contain both personal & political or official matters. For this reason, and because it is useful to use the letters in conjunction with the relevant diary entry, they have been arranged in a straight chronological order.

The number of family letters is relatively small but they do provide a vivid picture of Brown and his family. Most of these letters are from the period of his second marriage to Catherine Cameron.

The correspondence of January-March 1861, contains a number of letters to Brown as Surveyor General and his replies, and give an idea of the variety of issues encountered in that office.

The correspondence of August 1861-June 1862, covers James Brown's trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Many friends in New Brunswick gave him letters of introduction and asked him to call on relatives in the old country. A number of these letters give insight into how New Brunswick was promoted to potential immigrants. A few letters dating to this period were written by James Brown's son, John C. Brown, who accompanied him on the trip, to family and friends in New Brunswick.

Brown, James

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