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Frederick David Foley

  • CA MNBM ID1856
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

This fonds consists of Frederick D. Foley's military appointment as a lieutenant, 1915; his death certificate; a personalized commemorative scroll and a memorial from King George V, both honouring the war dead.

There is also a postal card addressed to Mrs. Violet Foley of Loch Lomond Road, from Frederick, dated just 23 days before his death, letting her know a letter would soon follow.

Foley, Frederick David

City of Saint John

  • CA MNBM ID2571
  • Fonds
  • 1788-1962

This fonds contains records from the City Clerk's Office and other records of city government. The material has not been arranged in series but a detailed file listing is available.

City of Saint John

War Gardens Association

  • CA MNBM ID4907
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1919

This fonds consists of membership lists, correspondence, a report, a map of plots, postcards and printed ephemera. The membership lists are categorized by size of plot, area cultivated, and lots wanted. The typed report, dated February 1919, includes statistics on membership by category but is incomplete. A map of plots on Hawthorne Avenue is included.

There is correspondence with seed companies, and citizens requesting vegetable seeds. Correspondence from the Department of Agriculture, Office of the Food Controller, and the Canadian Government Seed Purchasing Commission is included as are letters from the Experimental Farm at Fredericton, N.B. and the Motor Vehicle Board. Included too are invoices for equipment and supplies.

War Gardens Association (Saint John, N.B.)

Saint John Art Club

  • CA MNBM ID417
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1996

The fonds consists of the administrative records and correspondence of the club. There are regular, executive and annual minutes which include the names of the officers, some financial statements and considerable information on exhibitions and art classes given at the Art Club art school. The instructors names, and membership rolls of art classes are included. There are also lists of paintings owned by the club with titles, artists' names, and location.

The cashbook, ledger, and account book provide details of the finances of the Art Club. The Treasurer's book provides information on the paid up members of the club and includes many addresses.

There is correspondence with other art groups such as the Maritime Art Association, mainly about organizing exhibitions. There is a letterbook which contains outgoing letters, mostly about routine business matters such as the ordering of supplies.

There are scrapbooks of newsclippings dealing mainly with Art Club activities, meetings, and art exhibits. There are also clippings about art in general, and articles about exhibits from all over the world. A few obituaries of artists and Art Club members are also included.

There is also a group of miscellaneous writings which includes some biographical sketches of Saint John artists such as Jack Humphrey, Violet Gillett and Julia Crawford.

Saint John Art Club

Alice L. Fairweather

  • CA MNBM ID707
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1945

This collection consists of correspondence, minute books, memberships, newspaper clippings, and ephemera about 4 societies with which Fairweather was involved: Young Women's Patriotic Association, 1916-1917; Canadian Women's Press Club, 1916-1934; New Brunswick Loyalists' Society, 1889-1940, including copies of the muster rolls of the New Jersey Volunteers in the American Revolution; and Saint John Hospitality Centre, 1941-1945.

Fairweather, Alice L.

Frederick Vernon Wedderburn

  • CA MNBM ID616
  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds consists of a roll of enlisted men of the 115th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, in 1915 with additional notes. The roll records regimental numbers, full names, addresses, date and place of enlistment, names and addresses of next of kin, which company the man belonged to and whether he was transferred to another military unit. There are also handwritten lists of officers (one appears to be a draft) and typed lists of local casualties with their regimental numbers, names, unit and serial numbers.

Wedderburn, Frederick Vernon

Philip Leo McBride

  • CA MNBM ID199
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries and a paybook. The diaries describe enlistment, training in barracks, shipping off to Europe from Halifax, and his experiences on the front line in France including at the battle of the Somme, and the armistice in 1918 then heading for home. The diaries are detailed and well written giving a vivid picture of life in the trenches. They also include his impressions of London, England, France and Belgium.

Some loose papers and ephemera related to his military service were filed in the paybook. There is also a card from the Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Cleveland Ohio which exempts him from all dues and assessments during military service. Also included with the paybook is a newsclipping and a card from a Paris hotel.

McBride, Philip Leo

Florence C. Estabrooks

  • CA MNBM ID296
  • Collection
  • 1923-1965

"The collection, consists of correspondence, genealogical notes, manuscripts, photographs, and published genealogies and diary.

Correspondence, 1923-1964, consists primarily of letters dealing with Estabrooks and related families, mostly New Brunswick although there is a small amount from various U.S. locations including Michigan, New York and Maine. There is a small amount of correspondence on subjects unrelated to genealogy such as Florence Estabrooks' writing of poetry and at least 1 play and include letters from Robert Cattley of the Classics Dept. at University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B. and Ernest Crake or Croke of Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. concerning her play ""Alexander of Abounoteichus"", which was staged at Mount Allison University in the mid 1950s.

There are also two letters from the Federation of Progressive Societies and Individuals, of London, England in regard to her request for information about the organization in 1935 and the receipt of Florence's membership fee in February 1936. The organization whose president was Barbara Wootton and membership included Bertrand Russell and Aldous Huxley was formed in 1932 and appeared to be socialist in nature. The Honourary Secretary, Hugh Leakey, made a number of suggestions regarding setting up a discussion group and books to read including a book he referred to as the ""Manifesto"" and may have been ""The Communist Manifesto"". There is also a reference in the letter to Ms. Estabrooks to the Saint John Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, (C.C.F.) which later evolved into the New Democratic Party of Canada. There is also some correspondence related donations of copies of published genealogies to various institutions including the New England Historic Genealogy Society, Acadia University, Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.) , the National Library of Canada and the New York City Public Library. Other institutions purchased copies of these published genealogies such as the Legislative Library in Fredericton, N.B.

Genealogical notes, (no date) includes charts and consists of typed and hand-written material , on the Estabrooks Family of Sackville, N.B. Details include names, dates of birth and death of Estabrooks and related family members. Included is a typed page of extracts from the petititions for Westmoreland County, N.B. re Estabrooks (also Easterbrooks, variant spelling) family.There is also information about the William and Valentine branches of this Estabrooks family, which according to Ms. Estabrooks research notes, are unrelated and originated in two different locations in Massachussetts. Details include names, dates, births, marriages and sources consulted, ""New England Historical and Genealogical Register"" and the Rhode Island Historical Society. There is also information about the 3 Estabrooks families in New Brunswick whose lines descend from: Joseph Estabrooks of Concord, Mass.; Thomas Estabrooks of Swansea, Mass.; and Patton Estabrooks, who came directly from England to Westmorland County, N.B. around the same time as the Yorkshire settlers (1760s). The genealogical charts are hand-produced, with no dates indicating when they were made. The main chart has both typed and handwritten entries and appears to have been constructed by taping several sheets of paper together horizontally.

Manuscripts, (genealogy), includes ""Genealogy of the Estabrooks Family of New Brunswick"" (no date) a leather binder with gold-embossed title and author's name on the front is a hand-printed calligraphy style with colour illumination by Florence Estabrooks. It contains the collection of Ms. Estabrooks research of the family. Another manuscript, ""New England On The March"" is an article on Elijah Estabrooks and his first encounter with the French and the Indians in Abercombie's attack on Ft. Ticonderoga in July 1758 and is based on Elijah Estabrook's diary. It appears this article was intended for publication as notes on the title page state w

Estabrooks, Florence Cecelia

Abraham Gesner

  • CA MNBM ID4499
  • Fonds
  • 1826-1863

This fonds consists of correspondence, specifications, patents and notes on Abraham Gesner's geological work. There are records of his patents and petitions for patents as well as specifications and plans for manufacturing kerosene. Some personal papers, including a memorandum of a will, an appointment to the Geological Survey of New Brunswick, and the assignment of a mortgage are included.

Gesner, Abraham

Mercy Anne Coles

  • CA MNBM ID1782
  • Fonds
  • Copied [after 1900], (originally created [1864])

The fonds consists of a typescript copy of the diary kept by Mercy Anne Coles during the trip to the Quebec City Conference in 1864 with her parents. It describes the many activities scheduled for relatives of the delegates such as daily sightseeing tours around Quebec City and the dinners and balls held in the evenings. There are many prominent politicians named in her diary: D'Arcy McGee, William McDougall, Alexander Campbell, Alexander Galt, George Etienne Cartier (Mercy referred to him as Mr. Carter), John A. MacDonald, Leonard Tilley and Louis Riel. She refers to some of them by first name. The daily entries describe travelling from Charlottetown by boat to Shediac, N.B., then by train through the United States to Quebec City and leaving Quebec City by boat to Niagara Falls en route to Buffalo, New York then travelling to Ohio.

Coles, Mercy Anne

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