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Ingersoll House on the Pound Road painting by Nelson R. Greenlaw

  • CA GMA MG603
  • Item
  • 1951

This item is an oil painting showing a dirt road in a field with a house on the edge of the water. There are a few trees. The title tells us it was the Ingersoll House on the Pound Road. The Pound Road is in Woodwards Cove, Grand Manan, NB.

Grand Manan Photo Collection

  • CA GMA MG800
  • Collection
  • 1800-2016

This collection of photos have been gathered at The Grand Manan Archives since the Archives began in 1986. People would find old photos and drop them off to the Museum. The photos show life on Grand Manan over the centuries.

Alice Maud (Cook)Somers Newton 1921-2014 Family Fonds

  • CA GMA MG178
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1980, 2001

This fonds contains family genealogy records on Ganong, note books kept by Alice as a teacher for elementary schools on Grand Manan in Castalia and Grand Harbour, scrapbooks of cards and valentines with small family photos throughout the scrapbooks, Eugene Somers 'Tractor and Equipment Training' binder with his tests and correspondence while doing the course, loose black pages of an old family photo album with local scenes and soldiers in uniforms and group photos of ladies all dressed in white with black chest sashes/banners with the letters"GC"on them while out on excursions, ca 1900-1930's, one color photo of Ganong relations in 1980, Eileen Somers school records and obituary bulletin.

Sir Herbert Brown Ames (1863-1954) and Lady Louisa (Kennedy) Ames on Grand Manan Collection

  • CA GMA MG166
  • Collection
  • 1952 ; 2012-2014

The collection contains a DVD performance recorded by Alison Thomas of actress, Deborah Davis performing as Lady Ames. In 2012, the Rotary Club of Grand Manan held it first cultural auction, and Deborah Davis offered her presentation "Lady Ames Comes to Tea" as one of the items. The performance shown in the recording took place in a North Head living room. Lady Louisa (Kennedy) Ames, as well as her husband Sir Herbert an all the people mentioned by Deborah, actually lived or spent holidays on Grand Manan in the 1940's [and 1950's.]
There is 1 cm of textual documents and photos - original and copies - of the summer of 1952, when Mt. Allison students, Ann Thompson and Gertrude Robertson Fillmore, were summer employees of the Ames. Gertrude and Ann contacted the Grand Manan Archives in 2012 and offered to write their memories. The file contains their writings and donated photographs.

Thomas Redmond family Ledger 1885, 1947-1955

  • CA GMA MG176
  • Item
  • 1885 ; 1947-1955

This ledger contains columns listing bills and credits to businesses that were supplying stock to a a grocery store from 1947 - 1955. In 1948, on page 192, there are entries for the purchase of dulse, an edible seaweed, from local workers called pickers who picked the dulse off the beach rocks at low tides and then dried it and sold it. Pages 207-408 are unused. The last page before the back cover has a few memorable quotations recorded.

Redmond, Thomas

Store Ledger from unnamed Grand Manan Store 1898-1904

  • CA GMA MG175
  • Item
  • 1898-1904

This ledger contains the accounts of people living on Grand Manan. Inside the back cover is an attached index of all accounts in the book with their corresponding page numbers.

Store Ledger from unnamed Grand Manan Store

Grand Manan Ledger with multiple uses 1879-1904

  • CA GMA MG174
  • Item
  • August 1, 1879

This ledger appears to have been used by multiple owners. The inside cover has "H. C. Seely, St. John, NB August, 1879" written. The beginning of the book has alphabetized pages with non Grand Manan names probably from the St. John business. Then the ledger was used from 1882-1889 for various accounts. Pages have been cut out of the book as well. Some of the Grand Manan connections are: Island Press, James Pettes 1885, Church of Ascension Accounts, Post Office, Sunday School 1904.

H.C.Seely, St. John, NB

Theodore Green's Scrapbook of Fisheries News 1947-1949

  • CA GMA MG171
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1949

This fonds contains one scrapbook and an envelope of newspaper clippings all pertaining to fisheries issues on Grand Manan or in the Atlantic Provinces. There are two posters advertising for the government wanting to purchase fish and fish products.

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