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Charles MacDonald genealogical

  • CA PANB MC191
  • Collection
  • Photocopied [ca. 1992-1997]

This collection consists of materials compiled and prepared by Charles MacDonald during the course of his research. It includes notes, pedigree charts, newspaper clippings, copies of letters and land petitions, and portrait photographs and sketches of family members. The families represented in this collection are MacDonald, Keirstead, Delong, Beebe, Shearer, Mann, and Erb.

MacDonald, Charles

Bell and Kenny families genealogy

  • CA PANB MC267
  • Collection
  • 1929-1954

This collection consists primarily of materials collected by Edwin Wallace Bell during the course of his research for "Israel Kenny His Children and Their Families" as well as copies of his incoming and outgoing correspondence with the descendants of both Israel Kenny and his ancestors.

Along with the correspondence, the collection includes genealogical notes, pedigree charts, newspaper clippings, biographical sketches, and transcriptions or copies of late 18th, early 19th century, and 20th century documents. There are also maps of land grants and photographs of members of the Kenny, Kinney, Kennie, Kenney family. Some of the photographs have been moved to the Photographic Section.

In addition, the collection contains copies of articles on Carleton County history by Clark A. McBride, Cyrus Snow, and Gladys P. Kinney extracted from newspapers; an article by Francis R. Plourde on log drives; a history of Bristol, N.B.; and correspondence and notes received by E. W. Bell on the publication of the "History of 104th Regiment" and "Israel Kenny His Children and Their Families".

The material is arranged in the original order established by E. W. Bell, which is by the names of individuals with whom he exchanged correspondence.

Bell, Kenny (family)

John Mann family genealogy

  • CA PANB MC275
  • Collection
  • 1823-1979

This collection consists primarily of transcriptions of letters written by John Mann to members of his family living in Scotland. A few original letters are also included. The correspondence offers accounts of members of the Mann family and their life in New Brunswick. There are also an original poem composed by John Mann in 1877, genealogical notes prepared by his descendants, and a single piece of correspondence pertaining to the compiling of this collection.

Mann, John (family)

Harper and Allen families

  • CA PANB MC286
  • Collection
  • 1889-1965, predominant 1889-1915

This collection consists primarily of personal records of Duncan S. Harper, Sadie Harper Allen, and Frank Allen. It includes 7 diaries of Sadie Harper, covering the years 1890-1898, along with a transcription of each, as well as the original and a transcription of 22 letters written in 1912 by Sadie Harper Allen to family members while she was travelling with her husband in England (London, Manchester, Ambleside, Stratford), Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow), and Switzerland.

The writer offers a portrait of pre-war Britain, recording her impressions of the suffragettes, her visit to the House of Commons to hear Prime Minister Asquith, British customs, and of dignitaries attending the Imperial Universities Congress in London. There are 3 additional letters written by Sadie Allen to her family, a letter from John (Jack) Allen to Bill commenting on Sadie Allen's 1912 letters, and Aunt Nellie's account of Sadie and Frank Allen's 1912 trip to Europe, written for publication in a New Brunswick newspaper. Transcriptions of the latter 4 letters are also included.

The collection also includes the original and a transcription of the diary of Duncan Small Harper in which he records details of his 1889 European tour, made primarily in search of medical help for his debilitating muscular disease.

Lastly the collection contains a brief curriculum vitae of Frank Allen; 2 poems composed by him; Allen and Harper families genealogical information; obituary notices for both Frank and Sadie Allen; a newspaper article on Professor Frank Allen, "an inspired physicist;" and photographs of Frank Allen (1912) and Sadie Harper Allen.

The diaries and letters were transcribed by the donor, Lillian B. Allen, prior to 1977.

Harper, Allen family (Shediac)

Fox family

  • CA PANB MC341
  • Collection
  • 1864-1979

This collection consists of a small notebook or diary in which Fannie Fox recorded information about the Fox family's trip by car from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Flanders, Ontario via Montreal, Kingston, Toronto, London, and various points in the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon (1925). There are also genealogical notes on the Fox family, a postcard dated 1920 from Fannie to Stella, and a copy of a 1979 letter from Stella Fox to Heidi Hughes Little pertaining to Tommy Hughes, a child of the Middlemore Home who was adopted by the Brunswick W. Fox family. The letter also refers to Tommy's younger brother Ernest Hughes, who was adopted by a family on the north side of the St. John River opposite Fredericton, and to a third adopted child, Roland Summers.

Lastly, there is a daybook, dating from 1864-1867, which records purchases made at a general mercantile establishment located at Dumfries or Poquiock[Pokiok?], in York County. The name of the proprietor is unknown. The business sold household goods, foodstuffs, clothing, hardware, yard goods, lumber, shingles, and other merchandise. The daybook was used as a scrapbook, probably in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The photographs have been moved to the Photograph Section (P94).

Fox family

W.O. Raymond

  • CA PANB MC369
  • Collection
  • Copied [ca. 1967-1983]

This collection consists of 4 microfilms of W. O. Raymond's scrapbooks containing copies of his writings clipped from newspapers (1884-1916). There is also a photocopy of another 289 page scrapbook created by Raymond from clippings from the Woodstock " Dispatch", 1894-1896 and the Saint John "Telegraph" ca. 1897. The original, which is in the L.P, Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, had become fragile and difficult to read. R.W. Hales made a photocopy and reproduced the most illegible clippings, adding an index and table of contents.

Also included is a photocopy of a two volume genealogy of the Raymond family, compiled by Raymond and including information on the Carman, Moore, Hallet, Lamb, Horsfeld Beardsley, Dibblee, Barlow and Jarvis families.

Raymond, William Odber

Graham family

  • CA PANB MC391
  • Collection
  • 1834-1938

This collection contains a very small number of letters, accounts, receipts, and legal documents pertaining primarily to the James Jardine and Simon Graham familes of Kent County. Of particular interest are a copy of Simon Graham's protest sworn before the His Majesty's Vice-Consul in Lima and Callas (1834) regarding the imprisonment and return of sailors; a Russian-Japanese War map; James Gordon's certificate of competency as master in the merchant service (1869), and an accepting offer signed by James Jardine for the conveyance of Her Majesty's Mails between Kingston [now known as Rexton], Jardineville, and Richibucto Village (1899). There are also a few deeds relating to Mazy Plume.

Graham family (Rexton)