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Robert Leonard Hazen

  • CA UNB MG H 14
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1873

This fonds documents the legal career of Robert L. Hazen as well as his personal life. Through legal and court records and household accounts, it also reflects everyday life in 19th century New Brunswick.

The fonds contains personal and business correspondence, personal and business accounts, cancelled cheques, receipts for servants' wages, and tax assessments. Legal records include court dockets, warrants, subpoenas, trial documents, judgments, contracts, and opinions.

Although most of the legal cases were civil rather than criminal and were tried in the Supreme Court, a few cases were heard in the Court of Chancery in England and the New Brunswick Chancery Court. Almost half the legal cases relate to Hazen's roles as solicitor of the Commercial Bank and recorder for the city of Saint John.

The documents in this fonds fall into four groups: Dockets; court cases (includes documents relating to the murder case, R. v. Leonard et al, 1839-40); legal papers and accounts (includes cases involving railways, debtors, delinquent tenants, and insurance claims); and personal accounts.

Hazen, Robert Leonard

Oswald Crocket

  • CA UNB MG H 17
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1913

This fonds documents Oswald Crocket's political and personal activities. It reflects his involvement with his constituency, particularly in relation to the militia, rural mail contracts, public works, election campaigns, and the Intercolonial Railway as well as his political activities in relation to government departments and agencies, such as fisheries, Indian affairs, inland revenue, the interior, justice, labour, Civil Service Board, and King's Printer.

The fonds consists of political and family correspondence, materials relating to the St. Andrew's Society of Fredericton (1830s-1950s), and newspaper clippings.

Crocket, Oswald Smith

Benedict Arnold and Monson Hayt

  • CA UNB MG H 3
  • Fonds
  • 1790

This fonds includes legal documents relevant to the litigation process between Arnold and Hayt in 1790.

Arnold, Benedict, General

George Skeffington Grimmer

  • CA UNB MG H 99
  • Fonds
  • 1847-1873

This is a collection of official appointments received by George Skeffington Grimmer, 1847 - 1973. They include the authority to perform legal functions such as receiver of bail or notary public, as well as appointment as Clerk of various New Brunswick Courts. Arrangement is chronological.

Grimmer, George Skeffington

William K. McCord

  • CA UNB MG H 106
  • Fonds
  • 1849-1852

This fonds contains a single item, a letterbook (231 p.) dating from 5 March 1849 to 13 May 1852 from the office of the inspector and superintendent of police in the city of Quebec, William K. McCord. It includes correspondence to and from James Dean, president of the Quebec Board of Trade, and the Honourable James Leslie, provincial-secretary.

McCord, William K.

A.H. Johnson letterbook

  • CA UNB MG H 32
  • Item
  • 1877-1899

Letterbook of lawyer A. H. Johnson of Chatham, N.B., dating from 1877-1879.

Johnson, A.H.

Jennifer A. Prosser Wade

  • CA UNB MG H 167
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1996, predominant 1983-1989

This fonds documents the successful press campaign launched by Jennifer Prosser Wade in 1984 to secure the return to Canada of Bruce Curtis, convicted in 1983 by a New Jersey court of aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of Rosemary Podgis. At the time, the Nova Scotia native was serving a 20-year sentence in a New Jersey youth facility. This fonds also highlights the involvement of volunteers and members of the Curtis family in the campaign as well as the role played by various political leaders, government officials, lawyers, and journalists.

It includes correspondence, reports, briefs, newspaper clippings, copies of published articles, and three booklets written by Bruce Curtis while incarcerated. It also includes three videos and one cassette tape of radio and television interviews and news programmes aired about the case.

Wade, Jennifer A. Prosser

Interprovincial Home for Young Women

  • CA UNB MG H 71
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1937; predominant 1937

This fonds includes minutes, with reports attached, of meetings of the Executive Committee of the Interprovincial Home for Young Women, 1935-1937. Reports include one from the Superintendent, Barbara G. Walker, to the Board of Governors for the year 1937 and a report, entitled "Ideals in Democracies and Dictatorships," written Dr. W.C. Keirstead, member of the Board of Governors. This fonds also contains financial records and correspondence.

Interprovincial Home for Young Women