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Crouse Family Fonds

  • CA PANB MC2476
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

This fonds consists of records pertaining to Phoebe Ann Crouse, Samuel Crouse, Myles Hayward Crouse, and Ellsworth Burtus Crouse. The bulk of the fonds consists of correspondence written by Myles Hayward Crouse and Ellsworth Burtus Crouse to their mother, Phoebe Ann Crouse, while they were serving in the Canadian Army during World War I. These letters offer insights into living conditions overseas, trench warfare, food, homesickness, communications from home, illness, wounded soldiers, and conscription, as well as army leaves and travel in Britain.

The fonds also contains a few records pertaining to Samuel Crouse's work with the C.P.R., including the Canadian Railway War Board, Wage Agreement No. 2 (1918) and a C.P.R. circular concerning Spanish Influenza (1918). A postcard of the troop transport ship R.M.S. Olympic [191-?] is also included.

Crouse Family

Oakley and Sophia Orser family fonds

  • CA PANB MC2893
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1926

This fonds consists primarily of correspondence received by Oakley and Sophia Orser and members of their family, including their daughter, Augusta Orser Burrill; Oakley's father, John W. Orser, and sister, Georgia Orser, from family members serving overseas during the First World War. Taken collectively, these letters underscore the fact that many young men from Carleton County, a number from, and related to, the Orser family, enlisted for wartime service, and suggest the impact this had on their families and community.

The bulk of the correspondence is from John A. Orser, Oakley and Sophia Orser's son, but there are also letters from Augusta Orser Burrill's husband, William E. Burrill; cousin Samuel Gilbert Barter; and two of John A. Orser's wartime friends, Fred B. Wallace and Bert [?]. These letters offer news of wartime activities in England and France and, particularly, information about soldiers from Carleton County who were at the Front. They also highlight family and community ties and provide insights into feelings of loneliness, dangers, and difficulties soldiers faced during wartime.

There are also a few letters between family members at home during wartime; correspondence relating to Sophia Orser's attempts to have her son's estate distributed after his death and pertaining to Oakley Orser's claim to a pension on account of his son's wartime service; a poem by John A. Orser about working on farms in the state of Maine; a scroll commemorating the wartime sacrifice of Pte. William E. Burrill; and two photographs, one of Orser family siblings taken on the farm,and the second, a studio portrait of John A. Orser and his friend, Harold Olney, in uniform.

Oakley and Sophia Orser family

York-Sunbury Historical Society

  • CA PANB MC300
  • Collection
  • 1761-1981

This collection is diverse. Most of the material relates to the counties of York and Sunbury, but a wide variety of topics relating generally to New Brunswick are also included. There are 88 manuscript series.

MS1 York-Sunbury Historical Society records;
MS2 Transcripts of addresses delivered to the York Sunbury Historical Society;
MS3 Lillian Maxwell genealogical correspondence;
MS4 Lillian Maxwell historical research papers;
MS5 Burpee family papers;
MS6 Richard Bellamy papers;
MS7 W.H. Street and J.A.S. Street records;
MS8 Stephen Glasier papers
MS9 Charles N. Skinner records;
MS 10 Babbitt family papers;
MS11 Dr. Benjamin Coburn papers;
MS12 Benjamin Atherton records;
MS13 Fowler Boer War (South African War) collection;
MS14 Jonathan Odell papers;
MS15 G. Harold Markham military collection;
MS16 Wolhaupter family collection;
MS17 Whelpley collection;
MS18 Miscellaneous correspondence;
MS19 Clippings;
MS20 Genealogical charts and family history papers;
MS21 Speeches and addresses;
MS22 Historical essays and research notes;
MS23 Diaries and notebooks;
MS24 Leases;
MS25 Deeds;
MS26 Crown lands;
MS27 Mortgages;
MS28 Indentures of sale;
MS29 General land papers;
MS30 Lawyers papers;
MS31 Sheriffs' papers;
MS32 Powers of attorney;
MS33 Vital statistics;
MS34 Apprenticeship papers;
MS35 Probate papers;
MS36 Legal investigation papers;
MS37 Insurance policies;
MS38 Hazen, White and Company records;
MS39 Star Line Steamship Company records;
MS40 Ships' papers;
MS41 Business records;
MS42 Bills, cheques, invoices and receipts;
MS43 Maps and plans;
MS44 Photographs and pictures;
MS45 Meteorological registers of Fredericton;
MS46 Research notes on historic buildings;
MS47 Hymns, music, poetry and prose;
MS48 Programmes and invitations;
MS49 Printed matter;
MS50 Military commissions and certificates;
MS51 Warrants;
MS52 Civil commissions;
MS53 Social and athletic club papers;
MS54 Education papers;
MS55 Fredericton papers;
MS56 Indian papers;
MS57 Cemetery papers;
MS58 Military papers;
MS59 Theodore Porter papers;
MS60 Government records;
MS61 Records of the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew;
MS62 Kingston family records;
MS63 George Gilman papers;
MS64 Montgomery-Campbell family papers;
MS65 H.F.G. Woodbridge papers;
MS66 Jack Johnston collection;
MS67 Charles W. Darcus papers;
MS68 Charlotte C. Saunders collection;
MS69 G. Alvah Good Collection;
MS70 Oromocto Pioneer Days;
MS71 Peter Young McLaggan papers;
MS72 George R. Spencer papers;
MS73 Styron family collection;
MS74 Robert Borden Forbes papers;
MS75 Ashburnham family ;
MS76 Food and health papers;
MS77 Tape recordings;
MS78 Jessie B. Segee papers;
MS79 Patents;
MS80 William G. Quinn collection
MS81 Hon. Thomas Temple papers;
MS82 John Hill collection;
MS83 Anne McKeen collection;
MS84 George Taylor papers;
MS85 Lieutenant- Governor George Stracey Smyth;
MS86 Brigadier the Honourable Milton F. Gregg;
MS87 François La Roche correspondence;
MS88 Newspapers, magazines and periodicals inventory

York-Sunbury Historical Society (Fredericton, N.B.)

Voluntary enlistment register, Charlotte County

  • CA PANB MC3148
  • Item
  • 27 September 1915-30 August 1917

This register records the voluntary recruitment of 553 men in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, for service overseas during the First World War, dating from 27 September 1915, when a major recruiting drive was underway in the province, until 30 August 1917, the day after Prime Minister Robert Borden's Military Service Act became law. It may be a manuscript copy of the enlistment register in which names of volunteers were recorded initially during or immediately after recruitment rallies.

Each entry provides the recruit's name, place of residence, age at recruitment, marital status, date of enlistment, nationality, and the unit to which he was assigned. Most of the men were Canadians, natives of Charlotte County, N.B. Other places of residence include Albert, Charlotte, St. John, York, Carleton, and Kings counties in N.B.; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Ontario; United States of America (Maine); England; Ireland; Scotland; Newfoundland; Denmark; and Romania. A very few gave their nationality as Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, or Syrian.

A few notations, such as "stopped by mother," "discharged," "wife objected" or "rejected," are recorded in the margins. Occasionally, the name of the recruiter -- H. V. Dewar, Herman G. Smith, or ? McDowell -- and the place of recuitment -- St. George, St. Andrews, Castalia -- are given. The entries are in several different hands.

On the record book's cover is printed "Hospital Admission & Discharge Book". The recruitment entries begin at the back of the book.

Volunteer Enlistment Register

E. Allison MacKay fonds

  • CA PANB MC509
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1941

This fonds consists primarily of the professional business records of barrister, solicitor and civil servant, E. Allison MacKay of Fredericton, New Brunswick. It consists of business correspondence, legal documents, receipts, memoranda, and statements of account. Much of his legal work related to property transactions, the settling of estates (probate), debts, bankruptcy, immigration, and civil suits. A Presbyterian, he accepted several legal cases involving the Presbyterian Church of Canada, notably, Ferguson et al v. McLean et al, a dispute arising in the congregation of St. James Presbyterian Church at Newcastle, N.B. over union with the United Church of Canada.

The fonds also includes correspondence, circulars, minutes of meeting, and notes relating to MacKay's work as secretary of the executive committee of the Children's Aid Society, chaired by W. J. West, that facilitated the placement of evacuated British children in the homes of York and Sunbury County residents during World War Two.

Also included are a few pieces of personal correspondence, as well as documents, correspondence and other material pertaining to his work with, or membership, in the Independent Order of Foresters, the Knights of Pythias, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

MacKay, E. Allison