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Ann Eliza Moore

  • CA PANB MC260
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1978

This fonds consists of 5 diaries kept by Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher Moore, from 1852-1876 and from 1890-1896 inclusive. The diaries record the activities of her family and friends, as well as local, provincial, and national events.

In particular, she notes births, deaths, marriages, church meetings, and social gatherings and comments on such events as federal elections, the earthquake of 1885, and outbreaks of consumption and cholera in the 1850s. Her entries for the 1860s deal with the Gallacher family's life in Boston and Philadelphia, and she makes particular mention of natives of Hopewell, Albert County, N.B., who were residing there. As well she comments on activities pertaining to the American Civil War.

Moore, Ann Eliza Rogers Gallacher

Bailey family

  • CA PANB MC395
  • Fonds
  • [1870?]-1920

This fonds consists mostly of Loring Woart Bailey, Sr.'s papers. There is a bound volume including natural history notes and extensive press clippings from local New Brunswick and national newspapers about his personal and professional interests; a lecture "The minute in nature" delivered to the Franklin Society in Providence Rhode Island in 1874; illustrations of diatoms found in New Brunswick and a key to the Chaetocerae; a partial draft of a book on the geology of New Brunswick; a paper on erosion and deposition of soil and miscellaneous notes.

There is also a bound volume belonging to Joseph Whitman Bailey, containing press clippings about New Brunswick personalities and happenings and a few visiting cards.

Bailey (family) (PANB)

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)

Canterbury Women's Institute

  • CA PANB MC196
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1988

This fonds consists of the administrative records of the Canterbury Women's Institute and includes correspondence; minutes of meetings; hospital bed rental records; treasurer's book and other financial records; an annual report for 1964-1965; Branch of Honour scrapbook; notes relating to the founding of the Canterbury branch; and lists of officers, convenors, and programmes.

Women's Institute. Canterbury Women's Institute (York County)

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

Colin Campbell

  • CA PANB MC410
  • Fonds
  • 1787-1794

This fonds consists of bills and receipts for household and personal expenses of the Colin Campbell family. Most are for food, clothing, hairdressing, furnishing, painting, "the girls" schooling, and funeral expenses for "our dear little boy." There are also a few legal and financial papers.

Campbell, Colin

Dixon family

  • CA PANB MC251
  • Fonds
  • 1729-1939

This fonds consists of three main groups of records: the correspondence, memoirs and business records of Charles Dixon (1731-1817); the legal records and correspondence of Edward and James Dixon, with genealogical notes about the family, compiled by James in the 1880s and 1890s; and the records of several local organizations assembled by James while he was an officer of these organizations.

Charles Dixon's records contain a detailed memoir describing his arrival in Sackville with his family in 1772. Correspondence and legal records of Dixon's personal and family business are included, as are records created in his roles as justice of the peace, overseer of the poor, and other public positions. The records give insight into many of the political and religious issues of the time. They include three agreements to buy and sell negro or black slaves, 1792-1795. Also included is the petition of Moses Delesdernier (dated 1780) claiming for expenses incurred in settling and dividing the township of Hopewell from 1774 to 1776. This petition listed expenses incurred for aboriginal women who assisted him in his travels and expenses for housing a Negro in sickness. Dixon corresponded and did business with many of the important political and social figures of the day including Jonathan Odell, Governor Haldimand, Amos Botsford and Isaac Allen.

Edward and James' records consist largely of legal and land documents and family correspondence. James' genealogical notes and correspondence are also included.

There are accounts for the Sackville and Westmorland Agricultural Society, 1871-1872. Records of the Sackville Methodist Chapel, 1816-1890, consist of deeds and financial records about building the chapel and include a history of Methodism in Sackville, handwritten by James Dixon about 1890. There are also accounts of the Sackville Rural Cemetery, 1875-1935.

Charles Dixon (family)

Edmund Hillyer Duval family

  • CA PANB MC305
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1909

This fonds consists of personal records of Edmund Hillyer Duval and his children, namely, Marianne Duval, Amelia Duval, and Eliza Lury Duval Burditt and Lury's husband, William F. Burditt. There are also a very few records pertaining to Edmund H. Duval's work as an educator and member of Germain Street Baptist Church.

Edmund Hillyer Duval's records include manuscript copies of letters to various individuals relating to teachers' training (1848-1849); his estate papers; and a certificate of license to preach issued to him from Germain Street Baptist Church. Of particular interest are the materials pertaining to the descendants of Black Loyalists living at Loch Lomond or Willow Grove, near Saint John. These include a draft letter pertaining to the expenditure of funds for "ameliorating the condition" of blacks at Loch Lomond [1868], a memorandum of agreement for the construction of a meeting house at Willow Grove (1878), a brief account of the church's history, and a manuscript copy of a paper read at the opening of Willow Grove Church by Edmund H. Duval (1878).

Lury and William F. Burditt's and Marianne Duval's records each consist of a few pieces of correspondence. Of special interest are Amelia Duval's two dairies containing "scribblings" about her activities and interests. The 1900-[before 1907] volume records information on women's groups in Saint John, particularly the King's Daughters Society that worked with working-class girls and women in the port city.

Lastly, the fonds includes genealogy material on the Duval family, such as biographical notes and newspaper clippings.

Edmund Hillyer Duval family

Florence C. Estabrooks

  • CA PANB MC264
  • Fonds
  • Transcribed and photocopied 1960-1966

This collection consists of two items: a 210-page, bound typescript copy of Florence Estabrooks', "The Genealogy of the Anglo-Dutch Estabrooks Family of New Brunswick," ca. 1960-1962 which includes handwritten additions and attachments; and a photocopy of the "Journal of Elijah Estabrooks, 1758-1760" from the Estabrooks-Palmer collection. The latter document was obtained during the course of her research.

Estabrooks, Florence Cecelia

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)

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