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Abigail Chipman Ryerson

  • CA MNBM ID50
  • Fonds
  • 1847

The fonds consist of a typescript copy of the diary kept by Abigail Chipman Ryerson, wife of Captain John K. Ryerson, during a voyage by sailing ship from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Greenock, Scotland, and back. The voyage began on 27 August and the last entry in the diary was made on 19 December 1847 at Brier Island where the vessel was stayed by a snowstorm.

The diary includes descriptions of everyday life on a ship from a female point of view, including such activities as quilting, sewing, knitting, and cooking. She also mentions Partridge Island, noting the recent arrivals of Irish immigrants there. There is a description of an encounter 24 November 1847 with the abandoned and waterlogged remains of the "Cumbria of Gloucester", located at latitude 50, longitude 40.

Ryerson, Abigail Chipman (née Shaw)

John G. Beckett

  • CA MNBM ID1703
  • Fonds
  • 1858, 1889

This fonds consists of John Beckett's journal of a voyage to Glasgow on board the "Adept of Glasgow" in 1858. There is also a typewritten transcript of the journal and a photocopy of John Beckett's obituary, 1889. The diary records daily activities and notes about his trip home, his first since emigrating. He had visits with his mother, brothers Alexander and Hugh, uncles and aunts, cousins and friends.

Beckett, John G.

Elizabeth R. (Paterson) Matheson

  • CA MtA 129
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1909

Fonds consists of Montessori student and teacher notebooks on sewing and colour lessons, and a kindergarten album containing examples of paper cutting, paper folding, embossing, plaiting, sewing, and interlacing; a textbook for needlework, knitting and cutting out; photographs of Elizabeth Paterson and family, Teacher Training College class, colleagues, and housing in South Africa; and 2 postcards.

Matheson, Elizabeth R. (née Paterson)

Eva M. Fleet fonds

  • CA PANB MC2501
  • Fonds
  • 25 June 1915 - 27 April 1919

This fonds consists of 45 pieces of correspondence written by Walter A. Evans to Eva May Fleet, between 1915 and 1919, while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. It documents his activities as a soldier, conditions in the trenches, and his experiences on the battlefield. As well, the letters provide insights into the relationship developing between Eva and Walter that culminated in their marriage in 1921.

Walter Evans describes the Front as a God-forsaken place, and comments on the mud, damp, and cold. He notes bombing raids; the deaths of men, mules, and horses; and the need for more men at the Front. In particular, he discuss his role in the Battle of Passchendaele, what he saw on the battlefield (10 December 1917), and mentions the boys from home, particularly his brother, Alder, whom he meets overseas. As well, he notes his activities on leave, his training period in England, and the need for conscription. His last 5 letters (24 November 1918 to 27 April 1919) discuss his desire to return home, his attempts to make this a reality, and his hope that Eva will agree to marry him.

Fleet - Evans family

Edgar R. Jamieson family fonds

  • CA PANB MC3127
  • Fonds
  • 1939-[after 1976], predominant, 1939-1944

This fonds consists primarily of records pertaining to Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II activities and the Jamieson family history. There are also letters addressed to Blanche Jamieson from Edgar Jamieson, sent while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Army.

Edgar R. Jamieson's World War II records include his Canadian Army Clothing and Equipment Statement, [1943]; Canadian Militia Soldier's Pay Books, 1939-1945; Canadian Army Soldier's Pay Books, 1940-1945; two C.S.M. Nominal Roll Books for A. Company, Carleton and York Regiment that record the names of soldiers, their service numbers, and notes concerning their service (killed, wounded, evacuated, missing etc.), 1940s; and a map of the West End of London, [1940s?].

Blanche Jamieson's records consist of 52 letters sent to her by her brother, Edgar, that shed light on his wartime activities. The letters were sent from Woodstock, Halifax, aboard ship, England, France, and Italy. Transcriptions of these letters are also included in the fonds.

Jamieson family genealogy records consist of a 2 pp. family tree and copies of printed family histories entitled, "Descendants of John Jamieson" (25 pp.); "Descendants of Unknown Hamilton" (9 pp.); and "Descendants of George Blaney" (25 pp.).

Lastly the fonds consists of a World War I "Souvenir from France" -- a stitched post card containing a note written to Lillian from Steven L. Sloan, France, 15 July 1918, and a transcription of a letter written by James H. Blaney to his mother, July 31, 1859.

Jamieson, Edgar Ross

Leo LeBlanc Photograph

  • CA THT 2008.05.01
  • Item
  • 2008

Item is a modern copyprint of a photograph of Leo Leblanc, taken in England at the end of his service in World War II. This item is a reproduction of a photo taken around 1945.

MILTON F. GREGG, V.C. FONDS

  • CA PANB MC498
  • Fonds
  • 1880, 1892-1991

These documents were the personal papers of Milton Gregg. They were not the papers of the offices which he held. They include his copies of a few of his many reports from official positions and well as his personal observations to family on several assignments. The Biographical Sketch information above was gleaned from this fonds.

The fonds also included many private papers, including several hundred letters during the First World War to his fiancée in Canada, personal correspondence to family, and observations on his work in Indonesia in the form of letters to his sister. He and his family kept clippings of his exploits from his time as a student at the Provincial Normal School, throughout his life, and until his death and funeral.

After his death, his wife, Erica Deichmann Gregg, continued to add to the collection of clippings. Various organizations kept in contact with Erica Gregg after his death, notably the Victoria Cross Association and the Royal Canadian Regiment Association. Some files continue beyond his death in 1978.

The fonds contains 1656 photographs from ca.1880 to 1988 and cover all aspects of his life. It addition, it contains a number of photo albums, including 2 which were presented to him in Indonesia, one of which graphically shows the affects of yaws on the children in that country. Also in the photo series are images of Gregg with King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. Although George V presented him with the MC and VC, there are no photos with that monarch. There are also photos with Lord Beaverbrook, Senator John F. Kennedy, Golda Meir and several Canadian prime ministers.

Gregg, Milton Fowler

"Notices to Mariners for Foreign-Going Ships Monthly Summary"

  • CA CCA MC 896
  • Collection
  • 1929-1930

This collection contains books which were published monthly titled “Notices to Mariners for Foreign-Going Ships Monthly Summary”. These were publications meant to inform sailors voyaging to foreign ports from London about important recent developments in the world of navigation, such as changes happening at foreign ports, potential hazards, and new navigation charts and books which have been published.

"In-Laws, Outlaws, and Kinfolk"

  • CA CCA MC 900
  • Collection
  • 1988-1990

This collection contains articles published in the St. Croix Courier which were part of a series written by F.E. McConvey titled “In-Laws, Outlaws, and Kinfolk”. This series of articles was dedicated to genealogical research into the families of Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Articles could provide advice to readers on how to conduct genealogical research for themselves, but could also contain the results of other people’s genealogical research and the stories of how that information was found.

St. Croix Courier

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