- CA PANB MC287
This fonds consists of the literary, political, and personal records of Albert M. Belding. It contains correspondence relating to Belding's involvement with the Board of Trade and the Maritime Rights Movement; family and personal correspondence; published, printed, or draft articles, poems, and essays written by Belding, notably one on the subject of Saint John as a winter port; rough notes and research materials; and copies of printed or published articles by others on historical and economic themes.
There is also material on the Boys and Girls Club, the Canadian Authors' Association, Children's Aid Society, the Every Day Club, the Rotary Club, the Mahaney quadruplets, the Pearson family, the Union of New Brunswick Municipalities, Belding's naming as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, and on his trip to the West Indies as a member of the Board of Trade. Also included are newspaper clippings relating to the Spanish War and the First World War (recruiting, training, combat) and a scrapbook of clippings of Beldings column "As Hiram Sees It".
Lastly the fonds contains a few photographs, personal letters written to members of the Belding family other than Albert M., and letters written by Elmer Belding to his family between 1915 and 1919 when he was overseas during World War I. Elmer accounts of his experiences are detailed and give a vivid picture of military life. Albert Belding published some of these letters in the newspaper.
Belding, Albert Martin