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Philip Leo McBride

  • CA MNBM ID199
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries and a paybook. The diaries describe enlistment, training in barracks, shipping off to Europe from Halifax, and his experiences on the front line in France including at the battle of the Somme, and the armistice in 1918 then heading for home. The diaries are detailed and well written giving a vivid picture of life in the trenches. They also include his impressions of London, England, France and Belgium.

Some loose papers and ephemera related to his military service were filed in the paybook. There is also a card from the Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Cleveland Ohio which exempts him from all dues and assessments during military service. Also included with the paybook is a newsclipping and a card from a Paris hotel.

McBride, Philip Leo

Louise Manny

  • CA MNBM ID3727
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1969

The Louise Manny Collection includes letters, documents, newspapers, ephemeral items and Manny's working files. Her files contain over 3500 letters but, unfortunately, Manny did not preserve all of her correspondence - many letters were cut up for scrap-paper.

The correspondence between Manny and the New Brunswick Museum has been supplemented with photocopies from the Museum files. The photocopies of original letters and other items marked "private collection" are from the Clara MacLean Collection now in the custody of Joan Burchill

Manny, Louise Elizabeth

Alice L. Fairweather

  • CA MNBM ID707
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1945

This collection consists of correspondence, minute books, memberships, newspaper clippings, and ephemera about 4 societies with which Fairweather was involved: Young Women's Patriotic Association, 1916-1917; Canadian Women's Press Club, 1916-1934; New Brunswick Loyalists' Society, 1889-1940, including copies of the muster rolls of the New Jersey Volunteers in the American Revolution; and Saint John Hospitality Centre, 1941-1945.

Fairweather, Alice L.

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

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.)

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

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

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

Frederick Vernon Wedderburn

  • CA MNBM ID616
  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds consists of a roll of enlisted men of the 115th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1915 with additional notes. The roll records regimental numbers, full names, addresses, date and place of enlistment, names and addresses of next of kin, which company the man belonged to and whether he was transferred to another military unit. There are also handwritten lists of officers (one appears to be a draft) and typed lists of local casualties with their regimental numbers, names, unit and serial numbers.

Wedderburn, Frederick Vernon