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Wesley United Church Administrative Documents

  • CA CCA MC 282-MS1-MS1.2
  • Subseries
  • 1925-1996
  • Part of United Church

Documents related to the administration of the Wesley United Church in St. Andrews, including church membership lists and mailing lists, messages from church staff, promotional material for church events, and internal correspondence and memos. Also included is material for a government-funded summer student research project at the church, as well as financial statements and annual reports.

History of the Wesley United Church

  • CA CCA MC 282-MS1-MS1.1
  • Subseries
  • 1910-1995
  • Part of United Church

Material related to the history of the Wesley United Church in St. Andrews. The different types of material include informational booklets and pamphlets about the church, historic administrative documents with details on church events and services, research notes and reports, research inquiries from church historian Ruth Spicer, and an essay by D. G. Hanson. There are also related documents on the history of Methodism and Methodism in St. Andrews, the Wesley United Church building and property, and the memorial windows inside the church.

Effie Gibson Correspondence

This subseries contains letters addressed to Effie Gibson of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Most of the letters in this subseries concern her son Joe Gibson, a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. These include letters home from Joe Gibson and letters of sympathy from friends after his death. There are also many letters from Kathleen Waters from Vancouver, British Columbia, who was the mother of a member of Joe Gibson’s crew named Ken Waters. These letters often contain details of daily life in Canada during the Second World War, as well as first-hand accounts of notable events. These include an account of British prisoners of war from Japan arriving in Vancouver, and the stories they told about being in the Nagasaki Shipyards when the United States of America dropped the second atomic bomb on Japan, and an account of the Greenhill Park Explosion, a disaster involving a ship with improperly stored ammunition in Vancouver’s harbor. There are also correspondences with the Tierney family of Nova Scotia concerning the loss of Ralph Tierney, another member of Joe Gibson’s crew, and some correspondences with the Department of National Defense and the R. C. A. F. concerning Joe Gibson’s estate and legal affairs.

Church History

This subseries contains notes on Reverend Charles M. Smith’s research into the history of Charlotte County churches, as well as some transcriptions of useful documents on the subject. Topics of these notes include the histories of local Baptist and Presbyterian churches and their organizations, census data, and early Pastors and other notable church figures. Also included is a transcription of an 1871 St. Croix Courier article on the opening of a Presbyterian church in Rollingdam, and a booklet containing notes on Pastors at Bartlett Mills Church from 1888 to 1968.

Meeting Documents

A pair of financial statements for the Charlotte County branch of the John Howard Society, as well as the minutes and agenda for their 1960 annual meeting. Also included are a notice and agenda for the 1961 annual meeting of the John Howard Society of New Brunswick, and a report from John Howard Society of N.B. president Ernest W. Allen on meetings of the John Howard Societies of Canada and Congress of Corrections in Toronto, 1961.

Other Correspondence

  • CA CCA MC 594-MS 2-MS 2-1
  • Subseries
  • 1987-1989
  • Part of Caughey fonds

o Invitation pamphlet to a party to help UNICEF. Party dated Nov 4th 1989
o Photocopy of invitation for Mrs. Ruth Spicer, to a reception at the Algonquin Hotel for the visit of The Prince and Princess of Wales. June 19th, 1983. Has notes about royal protocol on the reverse.
o Invitation to the dedication of the children’s area at the Ross Memorial Library to the memory of Estella M. Caughey. June 4th, 1988.
o Invitation to garden party at the Algonquin Hotel hosted by Goose Lane Edition and Blue Peter Books for the publication of “No Hay Fever & A Railway: Summers in St. Andrews, Canada’s First Seaside Resort” by Willa Walker. July 1st, 1989
o Invitation to the Official Grand Opening Ceremonies of The St Andrews Motor Inn by Hospitality Investments Ltd. Sept 18th. There is also a business card with the invitation for Wm. Daniel Burley.
o Invitation to the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the former “St. Stephen Post Office” from the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Aug 17th, 1989. Reverse side in French.
o Invitation from David & Willa Walker to an anniversary party? Sept 2nd, 1989.
o Invitation to the 2nd anniversary and opening of new location od Hollyhock & Vine from Ardeth Emerson Holmes and staff. June 9th.
o Invitation from Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre to the launching of Whales of the Bay of Fundy by Tim Beatty. July 7th.
o A letter from the President of Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre Inc. concerning the circulation of an unapproved notice on Jan 5th, 1987. This letter clarifies the statements made in the notice. Dated Jan 8th, 1987.
o Invitation and program to the opening of the Atlantic Salmon Information and Visitor Centre. Dated May 28th, 1988.
o Invitation and program from the Huntsman Marine Laboratory for the official opening of the Huntsman Marine Aquarium, June 13th, 1987.
o Folder containing a letter from Ross Oburne to Rev. David R. Staples, in Rothesay, NB. Letter contains a list of documents Oburne has regarding Sir Leonard Tilley and Dr. Samuel Tilley Gove.
• A typewritten letter from F.H. Grimmer to Nathan Treadwell, dated Dec 2nd, 1921 concerning the payment of a mortgage and a certificate of discharge.
• A typewritten letter from Earl T. Caughey to John Frederick Treadwell, dated Sept 27th, 1939. Most of the letter concerns money owed to various parties but on the second page there is a section at the bottom labelled “Personal” when Caughey updates Treadwell on town happenings.
• Typewritten form letter from E.A. Long of the Underwriters’ Survey Bureau to Earl T. Caughey, dated Jan 19th, 1937. Letter requests the names of the fire insurance companies in Caughey’s agency.
• Typewritten letter from H.M. Farmer of the New Brunswick Board of Underwriters in Saint John to Earl T. Caughey, dated Sept 1st, 1950. Concerning the return of the ‘plan’ for St. Andrews to the Underwriters’ Survey Bureau and that a new ‘plan’ will be forwarded.
• Letter from the Underwriters’ Survey Bureau to Earl T. Caughey, dated June 30th, 1950. Advising him to return the old fire insurance plan for St. Andrews so a new one can be sent to him.
• Reiteration of letter above dated Aug 15th, 1950. With note written on bottom “Delivered old plan #54 to Kenneth? McKenzie 25/10/50”

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