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Wry Family Fonds

  • CA THT IWFFonds
  • Fonds
  • [185-?] to 1997

Fonds contains photographs and textual records pertaining to the descendants of Isaac Wry, which were handed down to and kept by his great granddaughter, Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz. Most of the content refers to Pauline, her parents John Bunyan and Mabel Lena (Wry) Alward, and her grandparents John Willard and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry, as well as other close relatives. The records listed here were part of a donation that also included a number artifacts.

Fonds is divided into four sousfonds which are further divided into relevant series. All content has been arranged chronologically.

Sub-fond 1: John Willard Wry and Jennie Grace (Snowdon) Wry
Sub-fond 2: Mathilda Wry and Mary Elsie Wry
Sub-fond 3: John Bunyan Alward and Mabel Lena (Alward) Wry
Sub-fond 4: Pauline Mary (Alward) Spatz

Wry Family Bible

  • CA THT 2009.5.1
  • Item
  • 9 January 1882

Item is a black leather 19th century bible used by the Wry family. Printed by Glasgow William Collins, Sons & Co.

View of Sackville

Item is a bird’s eye photograph overlooking the town of Sackville, NB taken from the roof of the current (2009) Marshland’s Inn.

Unidentified Group by a Fence

Item is a photograph of two men, three women, and three young boys standing by a fence in front of a house. Two horse and buggies are waiting near the left side of the house.

The Corner Drug Store Prescription Bag

Item is a prescription bag from The Corner Drug Store which was located on Dixon Block. The prescription was for John Alward and was prescribed by Dr. C. L. Gass.

Read Stone Company Fond

  • CA THT ReadStone
  • Fonds
  • 1800-2009

First accession contains items from six plywood boards used in the Grindstone Museum set up by Herbert C. Read in the “Carriage House” of the Marshlands Inn, which includes various materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company and grindstone production, including primarily photographs, as well as graphic drawings, newspaper clippings, and other textual records.

Second accession, contains materials pertaining to the Read Stone Company, grindstone production, and the Read family. Content includes primarily photographs, as well as postcards, articles, and a guest book from the Marshlands Inn which was formerly the Read home, and that contained a museum devoted to displaying the history of the grindstone industry in Sackville.

Read House before Repairs

Item is a photograph of the Read home on Bridge Street, Sackville, NB (currently (2009) Marshland’s Inn) before repairs were made between 1905 and 1908. An unidentified girl stands in front of the house holding a pair of snowshoes.

Raymond Dixon Collection

  • CA THT RDixon
  • Collection
  • 1827-1927

Collection contains five individual photographs and 2 photo albums containing postcards addressed to members of the Dixon family.

Property Tax Receipt

Item is a receipt from the Town Clerk’s Office, Town of Sackville, NB, for taxes paid by John Alward on 53 Lansdowne Street, re: the estate of Mathilda Wry, one year after her death

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