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"Still Life" by Wesley Griffin

This painting is oil on canvas. It is rectangular and has a varnished finish. The paint is severely cracked all over and some of the paint has chipped off to the canvas. The painting is slack in the frame and needs to be re-stretched. The painting shows an apple and peach on a white plate set in front of a teapot. The colors are dark. It has a pine stretcher with the canvas tacked on. The frame is plain wood with plaster smoothed over it and a mottled brown outer finish. Written on the reverse is : Painting by the Late Wesley Griffin given to Gladys Smith 20 years before 1971"

From the Garden of Eden by Wesley A. Griffin

This item is an original oil painting by Wesley A. Griffin. It has a wide wooden homemade frame. The oil painting is on a paper fiber board and is held in place with square nails. It is a small panoramic woods scene painted in browns with a valley and sunset colors in the background sky. No signature is visible. The donor knew the artist.

Walter B McLaughlin solar photograph

This black and white solar photograph is a portrait of Walter B. McLaughlin(1829-1906) as a middle aged man with short trimmed hair and a handle bar mustache. He is wearing a light colored suit jacket and a stripped tie. The solar print has been enhanced with charcoal or pencil to sharpen the image. The frame is very elaborate and made of many layers of frames. The matting has water damage but the image does not appear to be damaged.

Southern Cross by Sherman Lawson

This item is an original watercolor by Sherman Lawson. It is framed in a manufactured frame painted white with glass. The painting is a view from the shore looking out at the rock formation The Southern Cross. There is a three-masted boat in full sail on the water and the cliffs are in the foreground. The sky is yellows and blues and pink of a sunset. There are some water stains on the painting. No signature is visible.

Charles Frederick Allison fonds

  • CA MtA 0001
  • Fonds
  • 1810-1859

This fonds consists of five series:

  • Series 1 : six scrapbooks, including mainly correspondence, bills, accounts and receipts of the Crane & Allison merchant and lumber business, and of the building of the Wesleyan Academy, Sackville, New Brunswick. The scrapbooks also include some Sackville Circuit records of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and Sackville School records. In addition, the fonds includes various correspondence regarding the establishment of the Wesleyan Academy and other business matters.
  • Series 2 : 11 letters; 9 from Enoch Wood, 1 from William Temple, and a copy of one from C.F. Allison to the Honorable A. Campbell, Member of Legislative Council, Nova Scotia.
  • Series 3 : Letter to C.F. Allison from Humphrey Pickard reporting on the progress of the Methodist Mission, 19 May 1846.
  • Series 4 : Letter to Rev. William Temple, Cahirman of the New Brunswick (School) District, from C.F. Allison, proposing the establishment of the Wesleyan Academy, 1839.
  • Series 5 : Letter to C.F. Allison from Cunard and Munn concerning the estate of William Crane and shipping business, 3 February 1854.

Allison, Charles Frederick

Israel Longworth fonds

  • CA MtA 0002
  • Fonds
  • [1846?-1901?]

This fonds consists of manuscripts and historical documents pertaining to the Archibald and Longworth families, and Colchester County, Nova Scotia, towns religious groups and family genealogies. Also, included are addresses and lectures by Mr. Longworth, Longworth and Archibald legal and business documents, and a collection of newspapers and journals.

Longworth, Israel

Elsie Pomeroy fonds

  • CA MtA 0003
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1968

Fonds consists mainly of records created and accumulated by Pomeroy as biographer and friend of Charles G.D. Roberts, Canadian poet. Records document Roberts' work, including his interests in the Tantramar area of New Brunswick, and his relationship with Pomeroy as well as Pomeroy's activities as collector and interpreter of Canadian literature mainly between 1920-1950. Files contain correspondence; published and unpublished poetry and prose by Roberts and other Canadian authors of the time; scrapbooks; photographs; postcards; clippings.

Records related to Bliss Carman, Arthur Stringer, Blanche Hume, Isabella Crawford, Dorothy Leisner Roberts, Annie Charlotte Dalton, G.B. Lancaster are also included.

Records belonging to Marshall Saunders and Mary Electa Adams were given to Pomeroy, and are included.

A bibliography of Pomeroy's publications is included in the fonds.

Pomeroy, Elsie May

Tweedie family fonds

  • CA MtA 0004
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1951

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by members of the Tweedie family, including William and Dorcas (Calkin) Tweedie and their children William Morley Tweedie, Leora Rebecca Tweedie, Nettie Eliza Hayward (Tweedie) Beer, and James Tweedie and his son Thomas Mitchell Tweedie. The contents of the fonds have been divided into 6 sous-fonds and 3 collections.

Tweedie family

Helen Creighton collection

  • CA MtA 0009
  • Collection
  • 1943-1971

Collection contains copies of notes on the traditional, folk, and Gaelic songs, from the Maritimes, contained on the discs made by Helen Creighton for the Archives of Folklore Division, Library of Congress, Washington, 1943-44, and 10 audio reels, on which the songs are recorded.

Also includes thank you letter from George Proctor, Professor and Head of Music Department, 1971, to Helen Creighton, for a letter and the transcriptions of the songs collected.

Creighton, Helen

Eleanor Roosevelt

This series consists of documents pertaining to the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), in New Brunswick.

Roosevelt, Eleanor

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