This collection consists of personal journals, correspondence and other materials. The business and personal letters were written by and to Allan Moses, his sister Sarah, and Sarah's daughter, Florence Smith. There are many letters from Allan's trips to the Belgian Congo and the South Atlantic. There are stories by Sarah Moses Smith written for the Lewiston Journal, including handwritten and typed manuscripts and drafts, many incomplete and several copies of the Lewiston Journal, 1906-1923. There is also a scrapbook kept by Sarah Moses Smith and large black and white display photos of Allan Moses.
The collection contains correspondence and publications about the geology, ornithology and biology of Grand Manan and particularly the marine invertebrates. There is also material relating to conservation. Some of the correspondence discusses the display of natural history specimens in a museum. There are also brochures, pamphlets and books from various natural history organizations, published between 1853 and 1995.
This fonds contains a binder of original letters from Ernest Joy to Robert Cunningham with newspaper clippings, diary excerpts, and meteorological reports from Kent Island. There is also one photograph of Ernest Joy with his housekeeper and companion, Carrie.
This fonds contains correspondence; sales statements; 2 tidetable books, 1925 and 1938; several entries of business interests other than fishing or boat building; and papers occurred in the building of a new house in 1940-1942; records and memorabilia from Gleanson Green's membership in the Knights of Pythias Lodge and his travels to Scandinavia, Newfoundland, St. Pierre, Iceland, and the Magdalene Islands.
This fonds consists of photocopies of the original minute book of the Grand Harbour Branch, New Brunswick Women's Institute. The group began by discussing recipes and moved on to sidewalks, street lights, park improvements, cemetery improvements, a public hall, and a public library. Park improvements, cemeteries, schools, knitting, and quilting committees were soon organized and members reported on those activities at each meeting. These projects were set aside as the war began and reports on war efforts in support of soldiers began. The group met in the Newton's Store in Grand Harbour. There is a reference in the minutes of 1914 that a branch of the organization was also functioning at Seal Cove.
New Brunswick Women's Institute, Grand Manan Branch
This fonds consists of a "Record of Sales" book dated April 1917 - July 1918. Entries recorded are person's name, purchases - listed with price, and the items marked 'paid' and 'copied'. There is no name of the person who recorded the information nor is there any record of who was operating the store at the time of the creation of the Journal.
This fonds includes the Club's Rules and Regulations, information on and results of challenge races and sailings for the years 1895; 1897; 1898; and 1899. Racing reports, names of boats and owners listed, and minutes of meetings are included as well as letters of resignation to the club over disciplinary conduct and disqualification of boats.
This fonds documents the activities of the Grand Manan Red Cross Society. There are minutes, notices, fundraising information, correspondence about the operations of the branch, and presidents' records. Also included are annual reports from the provincial and national chapters of the organization, 1941-1967.