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Thomas Johnson

  • CA UNB MG H 74
  • Fonds
  • 1819 - [183-]

This fonds is a daybook detailing Thomas Johnson's business transactions and activities from 6 January 1819 through 11 August 1826. He sold a variety of goods, including: pork, seed, corn, wheat, potatoes, timber, beans, cloth, buttons, pantaloons, codfish, beef, coffee, and newspapers. Johnson also took in letters to be delivered, and recorded the senders and sometimes the recipients. His patrons appear to be locals, and included: George Goodwin, Samuel G. Johnson, John Hawthorne, James Johnson, James Cainey, Edward Austin, Capt. Isaac Lilly, Rev. Freeman Parker, David Clancy, Capt. Jonathan A. Tupper, James Whitman, Julianne Saunders, Louisa Prescott, Jeremiah Goodwin, Benjamin Prescott, Samuel Bridge and Samuel White. Also found in the daybook are two loose sheets of typed paper that appear to be templates for contracts drawn up by the justice of the peace in 1830 and [183-].

Johnson, Thomas

J.A. Inches report

  • CA MNBM ID1991
  • Fonds
  • 24 May 1866

This report was prepared for Lieutenant-Governor Arthur Hamilton Gordon by Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Inches on 24 May 1866. It discusses in detail the activities of the Fenians in the Calais, Maine, and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, on 23 and 24 May 1866.

Inches, James A., Lieutenant-Colonel, b. ca. 1832

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.

John G. Beckett

  • CA MNBM ID60
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1860

The fonds consists of a account book,1859-1860, for John Beckett's confectionery business.

Beckett, John G.

Mather Byles

  • CA UNB MG H 2
  • Fonds
  • 1784-1786

The Mather Byles letterbooks are held as Volume 25 of the Winslow Family fonds. The five letterbooks contain holographic copies of letters written by Mather Byles to Edward Winslow during 1784-1786 when Byles was in Halifax and Saint John. Byles informs Winslow of events in Halifax as they occur and thanks Winslow for his support on both a financial and influential level.

Arrangement is chronological.

Byles, Mather

Synagogue files

  • SJJHM 1
  • Collection
  • 188- - present

Much of the material relating to the history of the history of the congregations before 1933 was destroyed in a fire. Most of the surviving records date from 1949 and were found in 1990 in the balcony of the synagogue. Extensive records of correspondence, annual reports, minutes, financial records, and membership lists were among what was found. There is also a large section of information available on bat/bat mitzvah, marriage and burial records for the genealogist. The cemetery records are the most complete as a database of all burials in the Shaarei Zedek Cemetery was compiled between 1997 and 2011. Material on these lifecycle events generally comes from personal memorabilia and newspaper records. A section on Jewish traditions and holidays is appended to show how these have been observed in this community and elsewhere.

Records for the communities in Moncton and Fredericton are very limited and include information found in public records including newspapers.

New Brunswick and Maine synagogues

Moose Island garrison

  • CA MNBM ID2207
  • Fonds
  • 1818

This fonds consists of contemporary copies of letters to Captain R. Gibbon and Sgt. Peter Crook of the British garrison from the citizens of Eastport, Maine in 1818 and their replies. The correspondence discusses the return of Moose Island to the United States. It gives details of the handing-over ceremony and expresses the high esteem of the citizens for the conduct of Capt. Gibbon and his men toward them.

Moose Island garrison

Botsford family

  • CA MNBM ID2603
  • Collection
  • 1782-1913

This collection consists of Botsford family records donated by 4 different donors. Records relating to Amos Botsford include accounts payable, land records and records of annuities belonging to Deborah Murray. A list of the Loyalist settlement in the Annapolis/Digby area, Nova Scotia includes equipment and tools received from Amos Botsford and names of families. There are also complaints about Amos Botsford's handling of Loyalist claims.

Records relating to William Botsford include his receipt book, 1801-1829, for legal services rendered and testimonials and recommendations written for individuals including one for immigration purposes. There is also a copy of a warrant re William Botsford's salary as assistant judge. Documents pertaining to the Supreme Court case of Robert Crookshank and William Walker v. J. White, George Nowlan, and George Ketchum probably also belonged to William.

There are certificates and other personal papers belonging to Garrad Clopper, Harry G. Botsford of Boston, LeBaron Botsford and Sarah Cyper. Family and business correspondence, 1782-1913. Deeds for Botsford family property from 1797 to 1837 are also included.

There are also ephemeral items including Valentine's Day and other cards, and a printed poem by Maud Botsford entitled, "Our Boys," probably from the First World War. The apprenticeship indenture of Frederick Turner as a clerk and writer to Henry George Clopper of Wakefield, York, Co. N.B. is dated 1827.

There are family and legal papers relating to the Clopper, Murray and Ralph Cook estates. A plan of the Clopper farm in Fredericton is also included.

Botsford family (Sackville)

Chaloner family

  • CA MNBM ID1748
  • Fonds
  • 1784-1828

The fonds consists of family records. There are two lot certificates for land on Germain Street, dated 1783, belonging to John Chaloner (lot 553) and Benjamin Chaloner (lot 554). There is a commission of 1827 appointing Benjamin Chaloner tide surveyor, gauger, and weightmaster in Saint John. There is also a bond, dated 1828, given by Ninyon Chaloner to Benjamin C. Chaloner, executor of John Chaloner's estate. It bound Ninyon to ensure that Peggy, a Black woman who had been the late John Chaloner's servant, received comfortable care during her lifetime and at her death, a decent burial at Ninyon's expense.

Challoner family (Saint John)

Sampson Salter Blowers

  • CA MNBM ID1105
  • Fonds
  • 1779 - 1842

This fonds includes the legal documents, land papers, stock certificates and other material of Sampson Blowers.

Blowers, Sampson Salter

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