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104th Anti-tank Battery, 7th Anti-Tank Regiment RCA collection

  • CA PANB MC2754
  • Collection
  • 1940-1989

This fonds consists primarily of histories of the 104th Anti-Tank Battery and the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery and supporting materials. Included are a printed history of the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment, a photocopied history of the 104th Battery dating to 1945, and photocopied listings of officers and other ranks, along with the names of fatal casualties, their dates of death, and the names of those wounded in action.

Also included is a b&w group photograph of the 104th Anti-Tank Battery (1940), a colour photograph of the formation flashes and other distinguishing insignia of the Canadian Army [after 1939], colour negatives of the 104th Battery at the Experimental Station (Fredericton), and colour negatives of shoulder flashes of the Canadian Military.

The 104th Battery

Canadian Kilties songs

  • CA PANB MC2885
  • Item
  • [ca. 1917?]

This is a single item, sheet music entitled "Canadian Kilties songs" with words and music by J. Benison Rainsford. The music was printed by Louis H. Ross Music Publishing Co., of Boston, Massachusetts. The copyright (1917) is held by J. Benison Rainsford.

Rainsford, John Benison

E. Allison MacKay fonds

  • CA PANB MC509
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1941

This fonds consists primarily of the professional business records of barrister, solicitor and civil servant, E. Allison MacKay of Fredericton, New Brunswick. It consists of business correspondence, legal documents, receipts, memoranda, and statements of account. Much of his legal work related to property transactions, the settling of estates (probate), debts, bankruptcy, immigration, and civil suits. A Presbyterian, he accepted several legal cases involving the Presbyterian Church of Canada, notably, Ferguson et al v. McLean et al, a dispute arising in the congregation of St. James Presbyterian Church at Newcastle, N.B. over union with the United Church of Canada.

The fonds also includes correspondence, circulars, minutes of meeting, and notes relating to MacKay's work as secretary of the executive committee of the Children's Aid Society, chaired by W. J. West, that facilitated the placement of evacuated British children in the homes of York and Sunbury County residents during World War Two.

Also included are a few pieces of personal correspondence, as well as documents, correspondence and other material pertaining to his work with, or membership, in the Independent Order of Foresters, the Knights of Pythias, and St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.

MacKay, E. Allison

Eva M. Fleet fonds

  • CA PANB MC2501
  • Fonds
  • 25 June 1915 - 27 April 1919

This fonds consists of 45 pieces of correspondence written by Walter A. Evans to Eva May Fleet, between 1915 and 1919, while he was serving overseas with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. It documents his activities as a soldier, conditions in the trenches, and his experiences on the battlefield. As well, the letters provide insights into the relationship developing between Eva and Walter that culminated in their marriage in 1921.

Walter Evans describes the Front as a God-forsaken place, and comments on the mud, damp, and cold. He notes bombing raids; the deaths of men, mules, and horses; and the need for more men at the Front. In particular, he discuss his role in the Battle of Passchendaele, what he saw on the battlefield (10 December 1917), and mentions the boys from home, particularly his brother, Alder, whom he meets overseas. As well, he notes his activities on leave, his training period in England, and the need for conscription. His last 5 letters (24 November 1918 to 27 April 1919) discuss his desire to return home, his attempts to make this a reality, and his hope that Eva will agree to marry him.

Fleet, Evans Family

MILTON F. GREGG, V.C. FONDS

  • CA PANB MC498
  • Fonds
  • 1880, 1892-1991

These documents were the personal papers of Milton Gregg. They were not the papers of the offices which he held. They include his copies of a few of his many reports from official positions and well as his personal observations to family on several assignments. The Biographical Sketch information above was gleaned from this fonds.

The fonds also included many private papers, including several hundred letters during the First World War to his fiancée in Canada, personal correspondence to family, and observations on his work in Indonesia in the form of letters to his sister. He and his family kept clippings of his exploits from his time as a student at the Provincial Normal School, throughout his life, and until his death and funeral.

After his death, his wife, Erica Deichmann Gregg, continued to add to the collection of clippings. Various organizations kept in contact with Erica Gregg after his death, notably the Victoria Cross Association and the Royal Canadian Regiment Association. Some files continue beyond his death in 1978.

The fonds contains 1656 photographs from ca.1880 to 1988 and cover all aspects of his life. It addition, it contains a number of photo albums, including 2 which were presented to him in Indonesia, one of which graphically shows the affects of yaws on the children in that country. Also in the photo series are images of Gregg with King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. Although George V presented him with the MC and VC, there are no photos with that monarch. There are also photos with Lord Beaverbrook, Senator John F. Kennedy, Golda Meir and several Canadian prime ministers.

Gregg, Milton Fowler

Sterling A. Limerick fonds

  • CA PANB MC467
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1972, predominant 1914-1964

This fonds documents the life, work, and social activities of Sterling Alexander Limerick, of Fredericton, N.B., primarily through his personal diaries, 1914-1964. There are also 2 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1917-1963), loose newspaper clippings (1906-1963), 35 photographs and postcards, certificates of membership issued to Sterling A. Limerick by Hiram Lodge No. 6 and Neill's Quarter Century Club, printed material, and a single artefact.

Sterling A. Limerick's personal diaries begin in 1914, when he was 23-years-old, and run consecutively to 1964, a few months before his death, aged 73 years. There are 2 diaries each for 1922 and 1935, and a 5-year diary, for 1945-1949, that overlaps with individual diaries for these years. The brief entries document Sterling Limerick's lengthy career in retail with James S. Neill & Sons, his social activities with family and friends, and community events and newsworthy happenings, such as fires, floods, court cases, criminal activity, elections, parades, celebrations, exhibitions, sporting events (particularly men's and women's hockey, baseball, horse racing, and curling), marriages, and deaths.

Entries recorded during World War I note specific events, such as the declaration of war (August 4), the sinking of the Lusitania (May 1915), fundraising efforts, recruitment drives, and the departure of troops for the Front. His diaries for the 1930s offer little comment on the effects of the Great Depression on Fredericton's economy or its residents. He does note, however, that his wages were reduced several times during that decade, and he includes details of the preparations made for the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Fredericton in 1939. During World War II, he records a limited amount of information about the war effort, most notably, the outbreak of the war, the launch or results of a few key offensives, the declaration of the armistice, and the return of soldiers.

The scrapbooks and loose newspaper clippings contain information about Fredericton social events, local fires, floods, court cases (including the Hamilton murder of Burgoyne, 1949), sports, election results, The Royal Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (1939), the Limerick family and extended family, the masonic lodge, the shriners, marriages, and deaths among other matters.

Included among the photographs are 2 studio portraits of Sterling A. Limerick, photographs of his brothers and other family members, snaps taken of him with his friends while on automobile trips (1914), a single photo of 4 women sitting in an early model automobile (ca. 1914), mock wedding photos in which members of the Algonquin Club probably participated, and several group photos of Sterling Limerick with fellow curlers taken at curling bonspiels. There are also 4 postcards, 3 pertaining to the Algonquin Club and 1 of an automobile decorated for a parade [ca. 1920?].

Printed material includes the city of Fredericton's official programme for the celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII, August 9th, 1902; a programme for several activities at the Arctic Rink; 2 dinner menus for banquets held by the Fredericton Curling Club to celebrate its 100th anniversary (1954); A tribute to D. Leo Dolan (booklet), January 1950 (31 pp.); and an advertising flyer for a 4-act, comedy drama entitled, "The Doctor’s Private Secretary,” held at the Opera House, and sponsored by the Fredericton Tennis Club, [19-].

Also included is a single artefact -- a small, wooden curling "stone" commemorating the Fredericton Curling Club's 100th anniversary, 1854-1954.

Limerick, Sterling Alexander

York-Sunbury Historical Society

  • CA PANB MC300
  • Collection
  • 1761-1981

This collection is diverse. Most of the material relates to the counties of York and Sunbury, but a wide variety of topics relating generally to New Brunswick are also included. There are 88 manuscript series.

MS1 York-Sunbury Historical Society records;
MS2 Transcripts of addresses delivered to the York Sunbury Historical Society;
MS3 Lillian Maxwell genealogical correspondence;
MS4 Lillian Maxwell historical research papers;
MS5 Burpee family papers;
MS6 Richard Bellamy papers;
MS7 W.H. Street and J.A.S. Street records;
MS8 Stephen Glasier papers
MS9 Charles N. Skinner records;
MS 10 Babbitt family papers;
MS11 Dr. Benjamin Coburn papers;
MS12 Benjamin Atherton records;
MS13 Fowler Boer War (South African War) collection;
MS14 Jonathan Odell papers;
MS15 G. Harold Markham military collection;
MS16 Wolhaupter family collection;
MS17 Whelpley collection;
MS18 Miscellaneous correspondence;
MS19 Clippings;
MS20 Genealogical charts and family history papers;
MS21 Speeches and addresses;
MS22 Historical essays and research notes;
MS23 Diaries and notebooks;
MS24 Leases;
MS25 Deeds;
MS26 Crown lands;
MS27 Mortgages;
MS28 Indentures of sale;
MS29 General land papers;
MS30 Lawyers papers;
MS31 Sheriffs' papers;
MS32 Powers of attorney;
MS33 Vital statistics;
MS34 Apprenticeship papers;
MS35 Probate papers;
MS36 Legal investigation papers;
MS37 Insurance policies;
MS38 Hazen, White and Company records;
MS39 Star Line Steamship Company records;
MS40 Ships' papers;
MS41 Business records;
MS42 Bills, cheques, invoices and receipts;
MS43 Maps and plans;
MS44 Photographs and pictures;
MS45 Meteorological registers of Fredericton;
MS46 Research notes on historic buildings;
MS47 Hymns, music, poetry and prose;
MS48 Programmes and invitations;
MS49 Printed matter;
MS50 Military commissions and certificates;
MS51 Warrants;
MS52 Civil commissions;
MS53 Social and athletic club papers;
MS54 Education papers;
MS55 Fredericton papers;
MS56 Indian papers;
MS57 Cemetery papers;
MS58 Military papers;
MS59 Theodore Porter papers;
MS60 Government records;
MS61 Records of the Fredericton Society of St. Andrew;
MS62 Kingston family records;
MS63 George Gilman papers;
MS64 Montgomery-Campbell family papers;
MS65 H.F.G. Woodbridge papers;
MS66 Jack Johnston collection;
MS67 Charles W. Darcus papers;
MS68 Charlotte C. Saunders collection;
MS69 G. Alvah Good Collection;
MS70 Oromocto Pioneer Days;
MS71 Peter Young McLaggan papers;
MS72 George R. Spencer papers;
MS73 Styron family collection;
MS74 Robert Borden Forbes papers;
MS75 Ashburnham family ;
MS76 Food and health papers;
MS77 Tape recordings;
MS78 Jessie B. Segee papers;
MS79 Patents;
MS80 William G. Quinn collection
MS81 Hon. Thomas Temple papers;
MS82 John Hill collection;
MS83 Anne McKeen collection;
MS84 George Taylor papers;
MS85 Lieutenant- Governor George Stracey Smyth;
MS86 Brigadier the Honourable Milton F. Gregg;
MS87 François La Roche correspondence;
MS88 Newspapers, magazines and periodicals inventory

York-Sunbury Historical Society (Fredericton, N.B.)