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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.

Fowler War Collection

  • CA FRM MS13
  • Collection
  • 1899-1900

The Fowler Collection consists primarily of material relating to the Boer War and South Africa. Included in the series are photographs, maps, clippings and postcards, all of which refer to the Boer War.

Fowler, Augustus

William Wilkinson fonds

  • CA PANB MC242
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1895

This fonds documents the personal and professional activities of William Wilkinson. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence; insurance policies; and receipts, bills, invoices, agreements, bonds, and affidavits relating to legal cases he handled as either a lawyer or a judge.

Also included are case files dating to the years he practised law as well as legal documents pertaining to cases heard in the Supreme Court of New Brunswick or in the County Courts of Gloucester, Kent, Northumberland, Restigouche, Westmorland, or York.

A few letters and legal documents pre-date Wilkinson's birth. They probably resulted from the activities of his business associates, Archibald Murchie or John M. Johnson.

Wilkinson, William

Saint John almshouse fonds

  • CA PANB MC249
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1965

The collection consists of administrative records of the Saint John almshouse, almost all from after 1920. It includes minutes, correspondence, financial records, employment records and records related to the Home as a trustee of the pensioners in its care.

The earlier records include alphabetical admittance registers, 1853-1961; chronologically arranged admittance registers, with remarks about the patient's character and condition, and date and reason for leaving, if any, 1885-1925; register of applications for assistance made to the Almshouse Office at Water Street which gives case history and record of action taken,1901-1921; and alphabetical files on persons admitted to the home between 1900 and 1963, which may include biographical sketches, dates of admittance, major physical disabilities, age, religion, death dates, and sometimes a photograph. There is also material relating to illegitimate children, their mothers and adoption.

Saint John almshouse (Saint John, N.B.)

Albion Steam Works fonds

  • CA PANB MC248
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1839

This fonds consists of financial records for Albion Steam Works, dating from 1836 to 1839. They offer a window into the social life and economy of early 19th century Fredericton and area, recording the names of customers (residents) and occasionally their occupations (i.e., merchant, contractor, mason, innkeeper, miller, blacksmith, servant) and places of residence (i.e., Fredericton, Saint John, Woodstock, Stanley, Boiestown, St. Marys, Douglas, Nashwaak, Royal Road, Campbell), along with the foodstuffs, services, building supplies, and household goods they purchased. A number of customers were employees of Albion Steam Works.

There are 4 ledgers, one dating from 1836 to 1839, the second, from 1836-1839, the third, from 1837 to 1838, and the fourth from 1838 to 1839. There is also a day book, dating from 1837 to 1838. The 1836-1839 ledger (MS1A) contains both customer accounts and day book entries. Included among the customer accounts are a number pertaining to individuals and companies who were living in or working to establish the newly-created village of Stanley, most notably Commissioners E. N. Kendall and Richard Hayne and the New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Land Company. The 1836-1839 ledger (MS1B) appears to be a continuation of first (MS1A) and likewise contains the names of customers, sometimes their places of residence and occupations, services performed, items purchased, amounts charged, and sums paid (cash, kind, and labour).

The 1837-1838 ledger includes both cash book entries and individual accounts, and the 1838-1839 ledger contains individual accounts. The cash book entries record monies and goods received and expended; the day book entries identify the items purchased and names of customers; and the account book entries record the names of customers, the items purchased, the amounts charged, and the payments received, either in cash, kind, or labour.

Albion Steam Works (Nashwaaksis, N.B.)

Fredericton Business College Ltd. fonds

  • CA PANB MC255
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1970

The fonds consists of administrative records of Fredericton Business College Ltd. and its predecessor Pond Secretarial School. It includes correspondence, applications from teachers and students, financial records, student registers (1945-1969), enrolment lists, and individual student record cards arranged alphabetically. In addition, there are student newspapers, newspaper clippings, and other printed material relating to the school.

Fredericton Business College Ltd.

S. Boyd Anderson fonds

  • CA PANB MC566
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1916, 1953

This fonds consists of 4 letters written by S. Boyd Anderson in April, June, and November of 1915 and January of 1916 to his friend Frank Doyle, while Anderson was serving at the Belgium front. Anderson commented on battles of the First World War, particularly Ypres; the use of gas as an instrument of war; shelling; casualties; the loss of officers; the taking of German prisoners; conditions in the dugouts and trenches; his admiration for his men; and family matters.

Included in the letters are several sketches of the front, including one of the 3rd Line in the Ypres Canal area. All four letters were transcribed prior to 1973, possibly by Bruce Anderson. The typed transcriptions are included.

The fonds also contains 2 typed letters, written by Frank Doyle to Bruce Anderson in 1953, which provide background and supplementary information about S. Boyd Anderson's wartime letters and military career. There are also original copies of 3 publications: The Canadian Record Officer, which contains the article, "The Canadian Glorious Stand at Ypres" (April 1915); The Splint Record (December 1915), and The Listening Post (January 1916), and a Daily Mail birds-eye map of the British front on which Anderson drew and outlined respective positions occupied by the 8th Battery at Ypres.

Anderson, Samuel Boyd

Bailey family fonds

  • CA PANB MC395
  • Fonds
  • [1870?]-1920

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.

Bailey family (Fredericton)

Robert Reid letter

  • CA PANB MC411
  • Fonds
  • 1785

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.

Reid, Robert

Politics

  • CA CCA MC 839
  • Collection
  • 1948

This collection consists of records produced by political activities in Charlotte County, such as campaigns, elections, and speeches delivered by politicians.

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