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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

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)

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

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)

Fraser family

  • CA PANB MC350
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1878

The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John Fraser's company of the 1st Battalion of Gloucester militia based in Bathurst, 1839-1842. It includes lists of men at each annual muster, with their rank. The roll covers the period of the Aroostook War when the militia was called out throughout New Brunswick. It includes a list of aliens resident in the district for each year.

Also included are three letters, 1799-1800, from Alex Fraser to his parents in Inverness-shire, Scotland. They recount his voyage from Fort Augustus to Glasgow, then onward to Cove (Cobh), Ireland and St. Vincent in the West Indies. There is a letter dated 1812, appointing Alex Fraser to the militia in Inverness. An album containing coloured Christmas cards and a very few Easter and St. Valentine's cards from 1878 is also included. Four photographs of the family have been transferred to the Photograph Section.

Fraser, John (family)

Grant diary

  • CA PANB MC285
  • Fonds
  • Transcribed [before 1979]

The Grant diary records the daily activities of the Grant family of Old Ridge, St. Stephen Parish, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, between 29 January 1827 and 30 May 1827. The diarist mentions the wedding of sister Marjory, attending church meetings, work done on the farm, visits to and from family and friends, the weather, and community events.

There is also a brief memo containing genealogical information on the Grant family which was probably compiled by Mr. Maxwell.

Grant, William (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)

Maternal Association of Milltown St. Stephen

  • CA PANB MC399
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1846, 1879

This fonds consists of a minute book which contains minutes of meetings of the Maternal Association of Milltown St. Stephen, as well as lists of members and their children and a copy of the constitution.

A number of pages have been removed from the book. The final entry, dated 1879, concerns the death of an unnamed woman.

Maternal Association of Milltown St. Stephen (Charlotte County, N.B.)

McLauchlan family

  • CA PANB MC333
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1942

This fonds documents the business activities of the McLauchlan family as well as the military career of Charles Guy McLaughlan. A few personal family records are included. Business records include a cash book for Jones & McLauchlan (1877-1879), as well as financial records of The John McLauchlan Co., Ltd., including 2 letterbooks (1910-1912), a cash journal (1912-1914), a day book (1931-1932), and 2 account ledgers (1910-1932). The ledgers record names of customers, their place of residence and occupation, items purchased, amount charged, and method of payment (cash or labour).

Other business records include a rent book (1928-1942) and advertisements for the McLaughlan store. Several school exercise books containing bookkeeping exercises completed by Douglas McLaughlan and Harry McLauchlan are also included. C. Guy McLaughlan's military records include letters and official communiqués from the Canadian armed forces during the First and Second World Wars. There are also papers and notes from the military hearings and courts martial that McLauchlan was a part of during the inter-war years, as well as reports, receipts, expense forms, periodicals, the Woodstock Cadets nominal role for candidates for officers' school, and a printed nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 64th Battalion of the C.E.F. issued in 1915. There is also a nominal register for "C" Company No. 12 1/2 Platoon under Lieutenant H. A. McCleave that gives names of individuals, their rank, number, date of enrolment, martial status, religion, place of residence, and section (1915).

Military financial records include a cash book for "A" Company Composite Battalion (1914-1915) and a cash book for "A" Company 67th Regiment, Composite Regiment (1914-1915). Printed booklets include, "Comrades to Canadian Boys" by Major Wallace Forgie of the Military Service Department Canadian Y.M.C.A; "Information for Wives of Soldiers Coming From Overseas" [1945]; and "Two Thousand Officers and Men of the 64th Battalion C.E.F., Sussex, N.B." (1915). Personal records include correspondence between C. Guy McLauchlan and his friends and family; original deeds, correspondence, and genealogical information relating to Elsie Everett McLauchlan's relatives and ancestors with the surnames Lowe, Rickerson, Ricketson, Rickelson, Gilbert, and Case (1835-1927); and a few certificates and mementos pertaining to Anna Marguerite McLauchlan, Douglas McLauchlan, and Annie McGuire McLauchlan.

McLauchlan, John Edwin (family)

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