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Madge Smith

  • CA PANB MC168
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1974

This fonds documents Madge Smith's professional activities as an art dealer and photographer over several decades. It includes business and personal correspondence with art galleries, art centres, museums, art clubs, and art associations, as well as with prominent writers, artists, and politicians, including Lord Beaverbrook, Molly Bobak, Bruno Bobak, Miller Brittain, Kjeld Deichmann, Erica Deichmann Gregg, Hugh John Flemming, Milton Gregg, Dorothy Gregg, Lucy Jarvis, Pegi Nichol MacLeod, Alden Nowlan, Leonard O'Brien, Charles G. D. Roberts, Frances Roberts, and Goodridge Roberts.

The bulk of the fonds consists of more than 1200 photographs taken by Madge Smith of landmarks, buildings, residences, ceremonies, celebrations, or street scenes of Fredericton and surrounding area and of communities located on the Miramichi and the Fundy Coast -- Saint John, St. Andrews, Grand Manan, and Campobello. A number of photographs of Pegi Nichol MacLeod are also included. The photographs have been transferred to the Photographic Section (P120).

There are also printed materials on writers and artists, scrapbooks, guest books, newspaper clippings, and copies of bills and receipts.

Smith, Madge

William Brydone Jack

  • CA PANB MC7
  • Fonds
  • 1847-1885, [196?]

This fonds consists of an account book of personal and family expenses, 1847-1885, belonging to Dr. William Brydone Jack. There are also photostatic copies of a letter from Dr. Jack to Benjamin R. Stevenson, Surveyor General of New Brunswick concerning measurement of the meridian line through Fredericton, 14 October 1874. There is also a copy of a certificate of appreciation from the University of New Brunswick on his retirement in 1885.

Jack, William Brydone

Colter family

  • CA PANB MC66
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1916, predominant, 1871-1916

The fonds contains primarily the business records of Alexander Colter and his son, George Colter. There are bonds received and issued, mortgages, election clippings, bank balances, commercial and legal records, and personal letters, including a few from George's son, Ashley. There are some small notebooks containing miscellaneous accounts, a surveyor's notes and diary entries. There is also a set of McKillop's "Commercial and Legal Record," a circular published weekly in Saint John from 1894-1896. An account book for an unknown business concern, probably a sawmill, dated 1829-1845, is also included.

Colter (family)

McLauchlan family

  • CA PANB MC333
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1942

This fonds documents the business activities of the McLauchlan family as well as the military career of Charles Guy McLaughlan. A few personal family records are included. Business records include a cash book for Jones & McLauchlan (1877-1879), as well as financial records of The John McLauchlan Co., Ltd., including 2 letterbooks (1910-1912), a cash journal (1912-1914), a day book (1931-1932), and 2 account ledgers (1910-1932). The ledgers record names of customers, their place of residence and occupation, items purchased, amount charged, and method of payment (cash or labour).

Other business records include a rent book (1928-1942) and advertisements for the McLaughlan store. Several school exercise books containing bookkeeping exercises completed by Douglas McLaughlan and Harry McLauchlan are also included. C. Guy McLaughlan's military records include letters and official communiqués from the Canadian armed forces during the First and Second World Wars. There are also papers and notes from the military hearings and courts martial that McLauchlan was a part of during the inter-war years, as well as reports, receipts, expense forms, periodicals, the Woodstock Cadets nominal role for candidates for officers' school, and a printed nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 64th Battalion of the C.E.F. issued in 1915. There is also a nominal register for "C" Company No. 12 1/2 Platoon under Lieutenant H. A. McCleave that gives names of individuals, their rank, number, date of enrolment, martial status, religion, place of residence, and section (1915).

Military financial records include a cash book for "A" Company Composite Battalion (1914-1915) and a cash book for "A" Company 67th Regiment, Composite Regiment (1914-1915). Printed booklets include, "Comrades to Canadian Boys" by Major Wallace Forgie of the Military Service Department Canadian Y.M.C.A; "Information for Wives of Soldiers Coming From Overseas" [1945]; and "Two Thousand Officers and Men of the 64th Battalion C.E.F., Sussex, N.B." (1915). Personal records include correspondence between C. Guy McLauchlan and his friends and family; original deeds, correspondence, and genealogical information relating to Elsie Everett McLauchlan's relatives and ancestors with the surnames Lowe, Rickerson, Ricketson, Rickelson, Gilbert, and Case (1835-1927); and a few certificates and mementos pertaining to Anna Marguerite McLauchlan, Douglas McLauchlan, and Annie McGuire McLauchlan.

McLauchlan, John Edwin (family)

Kitty and Walter Williamson oral history

  • CA PANB MC192
  • Fonds
  • 30 June 1992

This fonds consists of a typed and transcribed interview with Kitty Williamson. She describes her life in Holland during World War II, as well as meeting and marrying Walter Williamson and coming to Canada in 1946.

Williamson, Kitty

Eddie and Walter Williamson oral history

  • CA PANB MC194
  • Fonds
  • 1992

This fonds consists of a taped and transcribed interview with Eddie and Walter Williamson. They who talk about their descendants, their childhood and family, and their lives spent working together in the 1930s and 1940s at Beacon Press in St. Andrews.

Williamson, Eddie

Arthur Fenwick Van Wart and George Clowes Van Wart

  • CA PANB MC83
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1973

This fonds consists mainly of the records of Dr. Arthur Van Wart, however, one series of appointment and charge books continues from 1890 when George Clowes began his practice as a doctor, and runs until 1967 when Arthur Van Wart retired.

Other papers include: ledgers of account, 1924-1967; correspondence, 1890-1973, (contains a few letters of George Van Wart); Arthur Van Wart's high school and university notebooks, 1910- ca. 1921; financial records; and records of medical and obstetrical cases, 1920-1966. Twelve family photographs and a painting of Fredericton are also included.

Van Wart, Arthur Fenwick

James Brown

  • CA PANB MC295
  • Fonds
  • 1813-1870

The two major components of this collection are diaries, 1813-1816, 1838-1842, 1855-1870, and correspondence, 1838-1869. There are also speeches, easy and poetry written by James Brown, and a number of documents relating to his political career.

The diaries were kept primarily as a record of work. The first diary shows an established pattern. He described the weather, work done, with whom and for whom, money received or spent, trips, some personal comments. If he made a major change in his work, he was likely to begin a new diary. When he went to work in Maine for a few months in 1816, he mentions keeping a diary there, but reverted to his old diary on his return to Charlotte County.

The diaries of 1838, 1844 and 1855, cover periods of time spent on work assigned by the New Brunswick government -- as supervisor of roads and bridges and as a commissioner to examine the schools -- and are detailed enough to form a basis for official reports. However, Brown had no particular aversion to including personal matters or general observations and all of these diaries contain much that would not appear in his final reports.

In 1856, he resolved to keep a diary on a more regular and unified basis. At the same time he explained his method of making brief notes as he went about his daily tasks and then writing the in his diary as he found leisure to do so. From this time his activates as a politician, family man and farmer were recorded in the same diary.

References to farming can be found throughout the diaries and letters. The diary of 1863-1870, describes daily work on land that Brown cleared fifty years earlier. Some of his theories on agriculture can be found in a speech to the Charlotte County Agricultural Society (MS7/2); and in sections of A Report on Agriculture in New Brunswick by Johnson.

Correspondence, 1838-1869, includes letters to and from Brown, his family, friends, constituents and members of the government. Many contain both personal & political or official matters. For this reason, and because it is useful to use the letters in conjunction with the relevant diary entry, they have been arranged in a straight chronological order.

The number of family letters is relatively small but they do provide a vivid picture of Brown and his family. Most of these letters are from the period of his second marriage to Catherine Cameron.

The correspondence of January-March 1861, contains a number of letters to Brown as Surveyor General and his replies, and give an idea of the variety of issues encountered in that office.

The correspondence of August 1861-June 1862, covers James Brown's trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland. Many friends in New Brunswick gave him letters of introduction and asked him to call on relatives in the old country. A number of these letters give insight into how New Brunswick was promoted to potential immigrants. A few letters dating to this period were written by James Brown's son, John C. Brown, who accompanied him on the trip, to family and friends in New Brunswick.

Brown, James

James Souter

  • CA PANB MC19
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1979

The fonds contains three letters relating to the Rev. James Souter's appointment to St. James Presbyterian Church in Newcastle, New Brunswick.

Souter, James, Rev.

New Brunswick Land and Lumber Company

  • CA PANB MC17
  • Fonds
  • 1881

This fonds consists of the charter of the New Brunswick Land and Lumber Company and a mortgage deed of trust, 1881.

New Brunswick Land and Lumber Company

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