Collection contains a photographic copy of a letter written in 1791 by Jacob Ellegood to James Parker, his brother-in-law, while Ellegood was in Saint John, N.B. The letter relates the decision Ellegood made to settle in New Brunswick and the details of the land and properties that he purchased in Fredericton, N.B., some of which were in the possession of Benedict Arnold. Ellegood complains of failing eyesight and a desire for comfort and security in his old age. He also outlines the plans he has for a modest investment in some unnamed business. Also consists of an original letter from Benedict Arnold to Ellegood regarding the sale of Arnold's furniture just prior to his departure for London in 1791.
The letter from Robert Reid to Adam Smith is a record of Robert Reid's experiences and recollections as he travelled overland from Baie des Chaleur to Halifax, Nova Scotia in mid-winter in the company of some aboriginal people.
This fonds consists of bills and receipts for household and personal expenses of the Colin Campbell family. Most are for food, clothing, hairdressing, furnishing, painting, "the girls" schooling, and funeral expenses for "our dear little boy." There are also a few legal and financial papers.
This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Association of New Brunswick Land Surveyors, dating from the time of its formation. It includes copies of by-laws, listings of articled students, and copies of minutes of the Board of Examiners (1953-1982) and of the Council (1954-1982). Also included are copies of membership registers (1954-1982), annual reports (1957-1984) and 2 newsletters (1965-1966)
This fonds consists of administrative and printed records of the Rothesay Collegiate School, now known as RCS Netherwood.
There are five student registers, covering the years 1891-1978, as well as issues of the school's magazine, "Blue and White," for most years between 1906-1981. Also include are photocopies of the Reverend W. R. Hibbard's and William Thompson's correspondence pertaining to the history of the school. The student registers are available on microfilm.
This fonds consists of a minute book which contains minutes of meetings of the Maternal Association of Milltown St. Stephen, as well as lists of members and their children and a copy of the constitution.
A number of pages have been removed from the book. The final entry, dated 1879, concerns the death of an unnamed woman.
Maternal Association of Milltown St. Stephen (Charlotte County, N.B.)
This book was originally begun as an exercise book by "Master R. Mowat May 28th 1839" and contains arithmetic exercises. The book has been turned over and the back contains a running account of charges for painting and other work on various ships. The work is specified and the names of the captains and the ships are given.
This fonds consists of appointment diaries in which Dr. Hugh B. Hay recorded his patients' names, the reasons for their calls, and the amount to be charged for services. There are volumes for 1914 and 1931-1941. It is unclear who continued to make entries in the volumes for 1940 and 1941 after Dr. Hay's death. Possibly, they were used by a family member or by the individual who was responsible for settling Hay's business affairs. A number of entries in the 1941 appointment diary deal with payment of bills, accounts, rent, mortgages, and notes, and other business transactions.
A receipt for goods purchased by Dr. Hay from M. Kane, a statement of account owing to H. B. Hay from [William] Brock, and a promissory note for $30.00 signed by Gordon and Arthur Miller in favour of H. B. Hay are also included.
This fonds consists mostly of Loring Woart Bailey, Sr.'s papers. There is a bound volume including natural history notes and extensive press clippings from local New Brunswick and national newspapers about his personal and professional interests; a lecture "The minute in nature" delivered to the Franklin Society in Providence Rhode Island in 1874; illustrations of diatoms found in New Brunswick and a key to the Chaetocerae; a partial draft of a book on the geology of New Brunswick; a paper on erosion and deposition of soil and miscellaneous notes.
There is also a bound volume belonging to Joseph Whitman Bailey, containing press clippings about New Brunswick personalities and happenings and a few visiting cards.