This fonds consists of legal, business, and personal records relating primarily to Munson Jarvis, his son William Jarvis, his grandson William Munson Jarvis or members of their families.
The bulk of the fonds consists of hundreds of personal and business letters addressed to John Murray Bliss, Albinia Boyd, Amelia Janetta Haviland, Mary Caroline Boyd Jarvis, Edward Boyd, Isabella Jane Boyd, Jane Barclay Boyd, Jane Boyd, John Boyd Sr., John Boyd Jr., Anna Maria Jarvis, Mary Rowe Boyd, James William Boyd, Helen Leith B. Brecken, Frederick de St. Croix Brecken, Robert Fraser Hazen, William Hubbard, William Jack, Edward James Jarvis, Henry Fitzgerald Jarvis, Munson Jarvis, Ralph Munson Jarvis, Samuel Jarvis, Stephen Jarvis, William Jarvis, or William Munson Jarvis.
Legal records include documents and correspondence relating to the estates of Dr. John Boyd, Jr., Albinia Wright Boyd, Jane Barclay Boyd, Isabella Jane Boyd, John Boyd, Sr., Mary Rowe Boyd, Laura Boyd Scovil Wall, and William Henry Scovil. They also include promissory notes; bills of sale for slaves, ships and other items; agreements; contracts; deeds; powers of attorney; depositions; arrest warrants; return of votes at elections; convictions; orders; examination of witness (bastardy case); and rules and orders of the Friendly Fire Club.
Business records include Munson Jarvis' account books for various transactions, some of which record names of customers and items sold; insurance on vessels; rentals of stoves, bellows, and anvils; stock in his shop; and wages of workers and servants.
Personal records include William Munson Jarvis' lecture and research notes on New Brunswick history and the development of the Church of England in New Brunswick; his addresses, lectures, and speeches on various religious themes including Sunday schools; correspondence pertaining to religious issues; and printed religious material primarily relating to the Church of England and its societies. They also include Jarvis genealogical material, correspondence relating to the New Brunswick Rifle Association, William Munson Jarvis' grammar school reports and attendance cards, and newspaper clippings.