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Flat Earth Society of Canada

  • CA UNB MG H 168a
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1993, predominant 1970-1984

"This fonds documents the activities of The Flat Earth Society of Canada (later The Flat Earth Society) from its birth in November 1970 until its demise in the mid-1980s. More specifically, it highlights Leo Ferrari's role as the society's spokesperson and long-serving president.

The fonds includes correspondence, notes, membership records, financial records, newspaper clippings, photographs, cartoons, audio cassette recording of Ferrari speaking about the FES, and VHS videotape of "In Search of the Edge." In addition, it contains copies of newsletters ("The Official Chronical" and "The Official Organ"), tractates, and drafts of speeches as well as draft and published copies of articles about the society and its members.

The fonds also includes an unpublished manuscript "The Earth is Flat! An Exposé on the Globularist Hoax" and a published copy of Ferrari's more scholarly article "Feminism and Education in a Flat Earth Perspective" (McGill Journal of Education). Artifacts include a smashed globe, maps of the world in various shapes, framed membership certificates, and a wooden gnome holding the sign "Repent! the Edge is Nigh."

Flat Earth Society of Canada

Francis Joseph Sherman

  • CA UNB MG L 4
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1938

This fonds documents the literary career of Francis Joseph Sherman. It includes correspondence 1896-1899; a manuscript, 1897; and correspondence concerning Sherman manuscripts, 1934-1938 with Lorne Pierce.

Sherman, Francis

Reid family

  • CA UNB MG H 160
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1996, predominant 1898-1945

This fonds documents the personal activities of two generations of the Reid family. It reflects Ivan William Reid's wartime experiences, his acquisition of land under the aegis of the Soldier Settlement Board, Gladys' R. Reid's personal experiences, and Margaret Campbell Reid's financial difficulties in the wake of her husband's death.

The fonds contains personal correspondence, wartime notebooks (Ivan Reid), legal documents related to the acquisition of land, estate documents (William and Margaret Reid), financial records, photocopied diary (Gladys Reid), genealogical material, interviews with neighbours, and a hand-drawn map of the Norton-Bloomfield area.

Reid (family)

Malcolm MacKenzie Ross

  • CA UNB UA G 139
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1971

This fonds documents various aspects of Malcolm MacKenzie Ross's literary and scholarly activities. It includes originals and copies of correspondence, invitations, newspaper clippings, copies of citations, copies of speeches and addresses (delivered by Ross), and copies of published articles and reviews (by Ross). The fonds also includes published articles about Ross and reviews of his work as well as biographical information.

Ross, Malcolm MacKenzie

J. Chester MacRae

  • CA UNB MG H 161
  • Fonds
  • Some materials created in 1927-1956

This fonds documents J. Chester MacRae's military, political and teaching careers.

It consists of three typescript volumes of informal memoirs prepared from diaries he kept. The volumes are rich in personal anecdotes of MacRae's activities and those of his friends and acquaintances.

The fonds also contains photocopies of formal documentation, photographs and newspaper clippings.

MacRae, John Chester, MP

McLeod family

  • CA UNB MG H 16
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1944; predominant 1849-1894

This fonds documents the personal, religious and professional lives of Ezekiel McLeod, Joseph McLeod and to a minor extent, Joseph McLeod's sons, from 1849-1944. Contained in the fonds are Religious Intelligencer business records including ledgers, accounts and financial documentation. Also included are sermons, speeches and meditations, correspondence, documentation pertaining to the Royal Commission on The Liquor Traffic, 1892, Maritime Prohibition Minute book, 1900 - 1901, and material relating to temperance and prohibition. Formats are mostly original and include handwritten business records and notes, a booklet, newspapers, publications and typescripts.

McLeod (family)

Oswald Crocket

  • CA UNB MG H 17
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1913

This fonds documents Oswald Crocket's political and personal activities. It reflects his involvement with his constituency, particularly in relation to the militia, rural mail contracts, public works, election campaigns, and the Intercolonial Railway as well as his political activities in relation to government departments and agencies, such as fisheries, Indian affairs, inland revenue, the interior, justice, labour, Civil Service Board, and King's Printer.

The fonds consists of political and family correspondence, materials relating to the St. Andrew's Society of Fredericton (1830s-1950s), and newspaper clippings.

Crocket, Oswald Smith

Daniel McGruar

  • CA UNB MG H 45
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1872

This fonds documents Daniel McGruar's business activities, and letters to his son Thomas. It includes business financial records, correspondence, ships' manifests, and documents relating to lodges and temperance societies.

McGruar, Daniel

Gilmour and Rankin

  • CA UNB MG H 4
  • Collection
  • 1751-1862, predominant 1828-1843

This fonds consists mainly of correspondence among members of the various branches of Pollok and Gilmour, especially to and from Alexander Rankin of Rankin and Gilmour.

It also includes personal financial records of Alexander and Robert Rankin and North American travel diaries of Allen Gilmour, Jr. and Sr. and William Ritchie, dating from 1828 to 1829, and a report on the proceedings at the Prince of Wales' Challenge Cup competition (1862).

Gilmour and Rankin (firm)

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