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George Hilyard

  • CA MNBM ID75
  • Collection
  • 1796-1948

This collection consists of family and business records belonging to the Hilyards and related families. The business records of Thomas Hilyard and, after 1873, Hilyard Brothers include lumbering agreements, invoices, accounts, mortgages, deeds, shipbuilding agreements and a volume with shipping accounts, lists of vessels built and voyages made. There are also journals, day books and other accounting records of Thomas Hilyard and Hilyard Bros, a record of lumber sawn at Hilyard Bros., payroll and time books Material belonging to the Seeley family includes records about the ship "Australasian", bonds, agreements, deeds, invoices and receipts to Alexander McLachlan Seely from Saint John businesses, insurance documents, accounts and personal correspondence. There is also information about the Acadia College Endowment Fund and Leinster Street Baptist Church and an account book of Spring Dale Paper Mill, 1877.

There are also records relating to the Saint John harbour issue, 1885-1914, and documents about the ship "Magna Charta", 1865-1884. Invoices, accounts, workmen's accounts and other material belonging to the related McDonald and Roberts families are also included. There is an abstract book of surveyors' summaries of lumber transported by scow, 1897-1900, and a letter book of F.W. Holt (Saint John civil engineer), 1909-1913.

Hilhard, George Arthur

Plumbago Mines

  • CA MNBM ID113
  • Fonds
  • 1884 - 1904

This fonds consists of correspondence between Samuel Mayes and George Botsford and their customers, 1884-1904.

Plumbago Mines (Saint John, N.B.)

David Wetmore Jr.

  • CA MNBM ID116
  • Fonds
  • 1855 - 1879

This fonds consists of a business ledger of David Wetmore, Jr., which contains references to surveyors and operations within the lumbering camp.

Wetmore, David Jr.

Chapman family

  • CA MNBM Chapman family CB DOC
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1909

Fonds consists family and business correspondence, a deed, appointments to postmaster's position, business accounts, and essays. The business correspondence deals with shippings lumber aboard the Peake Bros. schooner, 1891-1892. Included are essays written by Howard Chapman on historical topics such as Halifax history, the Cape Tormentine breakwater and lumbering.

Chapman family

Mary Spurr Harding genealogical

  • CA MNBM ID151
  • Collection
  • 1851 - 1910

The collection consists of genealogical information and family letters. There are original letters with transcriptions, written by Mary Spurr Harding from Shippegan and Chatham, N.B., in 1851-1852, to her mother Amelia deWolf Spurr in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. The letters discuss: children; childhood conditions, including remedies for worms; mid-19th century everyday life for women; relatives; preserving food, particularly fruit; family friends; travel within the province; and the slow delivery of mail. There is also some discussion of Mary Harding's husband John's lumber and shipping business.

There is also a modern hand-drawn map showing the places in northern New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where Spurr and Harding families lived; photocopies of photographs of Mary Harding (1850 -1901); newsclippings of family obituaries; a photograph of the Harding house in Miramichi; and genealogical material including a printed form showing Spurr family lineage.

Harding, Mary Spurr

Murray & Gregory Ltd.

  • CA MNBM ID450
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905-1980]

This fonds includes financial statements, account books, quotations, invoices, contracts, leases, tax files, workmen's compensation files, advertisement brochures of firms involved in woodworking, machinery, milling and doors.

Note: the fonds needs arrangement and descriptions

Murray & Gregory Ltd.