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Alexander P. Paterson

  • CA MNBM ID1201
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1949

This fonds consists of the business and political records of A. P. Paterson. The business records include three letter books dated 1900-1909 recording Baird and Peter's business in Puerto Rico importing goods such as molasses. There are also printed advertisements and price lists.

The political records include typescripts of articles and speeches, published pamphlets relating to Maritime Rights and the British North America (BNA) Act, and reports on Royal Commissions. There is correspondence about Paterson's duties as Minister of Education and Municipal and Federal Affairs, and applications for government jobs primarily from Saint John residents and firms with references to a patronage committee. There are articles, correspondence, speeches and drafts of speeches on Maritime Rights and the British North America Act.

There is also a section of printed ephemera which includes poetry from the "Evening Gazette", Saint John, 1889; regulations of Municipal Employment office in Saint John, 1939; an address by Emile Vaillancourt to the Kiwanis Club of Montreal entitled "When Montreal was 200 years old" and a brief by the Canadian Teachers Federation to the Federal Government in 1949.

Patterson, Alexander Pierce

Arthur Hill Gillmor family

  • CA PANB MC243
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1899, predominate 1846-1885

This fonds documents the business, political, and personal activities of Arthur Hill Gillmor; the business activities of his father and brothers, the personal activities of his wife, Hannah; and the business, professional, and personal activities of their children and grandchildren. It sheds light on the A. H. Gillmor family's personal relationships and their relationships with kin, notably, Hannah Gillmor's mother, her sisters, Lucretia, Maria, and Harriet, and their husbands, H. E. Seelye, Henry Beckwith, and J. A. Davidson / Davison respectively.

The fonds also documents, to a more limited extent, the personal activities of Hannah Dawes Howe and her son, Albion Pratt Howe, as a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War. It sheds light on the challenges her sons, daughters, and sons- and daughters-in-laws faced as they rebuilt their lives in the American and Canadian West. Taken collectively, these records explore a variety of themes, including New Brunswick politics, the role of a politician's wife, children and childhood in the colonial era, lumbering in Charlotte County, outmigration, Confederation, tariffs (National Policy), free trade, prohibition, temperance, railway building, and the role of religion in 19th century New Brunswick.

Business records (1846-1894) document the ebb and flow of both the Gillmor enterprises and the economy of Charlotte County and point to periods of financial difficulty for the Gillmor family. Included are administrative, financial, and legal records for the Gillmor family's extensive lumbering, sawmilling, mercantile and trading businesses, such as correspondence, invoices, accounts, bills payable and receivable, cashbooks, daybooks, account ledgers, receipts, bills of lading, survey bills, orders, time books (wages), bank books, tally book, timber licenses, deeds, agreements, and promissory notes, along with insurance papers pertaining to the schooner "Ben Bolt". A very few documents pertaining to the Bonny River Lumber Company are available.

Political records (1857-1897) reflect A. H. Gillmor's activities as a member of the House of Assembly, as provincial secretary in A. J. Smith's short-lived administration, and as a member of the Dominion Parliament. The bulk of these records is comprised of incoming correspondence which, along with discussions on political subjects and issues, contains comments of a personal nature. A very few draft outgoing letters are included. During his political career, Gillmor corresponded with many political leaders and public figures including, Samuel Leonard Tilley, Albert J. Smith, George F. Hill, J. E. Knight, George D. Street, W. H. Chaffey, B. R. Stevenson, James Brown, John McAdam, Edward Jack, Charles Fisher, William Wedderburn, W. B. Kinnear, and T. W. Anglin.

Political records also include notices addressed to the electors of Charlotte County; listings of voters; draft and printed speeches prepared for election campaigns and on political issues (i.e., Confederation, tarrifs, prohibition); draft and printed bills (House of Assembly and House of Commons); petitions addressed to lieutenant governors (J. H. T. Manners Sutton and A. H. Gordon), the Executive Council, the House of Assembly, the House of Commons, A. H. Gillmor, and others (including 5 from widows and family of Revolutionary War veterans); and printed speeches, pamphlets and other material on such subjects as capital punishment (Louis Riel), railways, boundaries, treaties, free trade, protectionism, the Irish question, and the Paris exhibition.

Personal and family records (1859-1899) consist primarily of correspondence. Of particular interest are letters between A. H. Gillmor and his wife, Hannah, and to A. H. Gillmor from his children. Letters from A. H. Gillmor to his wife discuss both personal and political matters. The Gillmor children's letters offer insights into 19th century childhood, their relationship with their father and mother, the education of girls and boys, student life at the Collegiate School in Fredericton (1870s), and social, business, and political activities in Charlotte County. As well, there are a number of letters to A. H. Gillmor from his brother-in-law, Henry E. Seelye which provide details of business, political, and personal matters. Seelye's letters dated after 1861 describe his business and political activities in the American and Canadian West, as well as family matters.

There are also letters between Hannah Gillmor and her children, mother and siblings. Letters from her brother, A. Pratt Howe, provide information about his activities in the Union Army. Letters to Hannah Gillmor from her mother and sisters, Maria Beckwith, Lucretia Seelye, and Harriet Davidson, provide information about family matters and the challenges the Beckwiths, Seelyes, and Davidsons faced constructing new lives in the West.

The fonds includes letters to the Gillmor children -- Adela, Daniel, Henry E., and Percy -- from their father. Several letters between family members, dating to 1878, detail Percy H. Gillmor's experiences and behaviour while attending the Collegiate School. Accounts concerning the cost of Adela, Henry, and Percy's education and training are included. There are also a few letters addressed to A. H. Gillmor's father, Daniel Gillmor; Hannah Howe; Lucretia and Henry E. Seelye; Harriet Davidson; and Aunt Sarah.

Lastly, there is a diary of a voyage by an unnamed traveller from Saint John, N.B. to Liverpool, England, and return (1886); along with a genealogical chart of the Gillmor family; a few newspaper clippings; and manuscript and printed copies of poetry.

Gillmor (family)

Beverley Robinson family

  • CA MNBM ID494
  • Fonds
  • 1750-1927

This fonds includes papers that relate to Beverley Robinson, his descendants and allied families, including Anthony Allaire, and John and Susan DeLancey Robinson. Included are correspondence, financial records, estate records, deeds and other materials. F25 includes a diary kept by Joshua Winslow, Commissary General of the British Army, 1750.

Robinson, Beverley

Botsford family

  • CA MNBM ID2603
  • Collection
  • 1782-1913

This collection consists of Botsford family records donated by 4 different donors. Records relating to Amos Botsford include accounts payable, land records and records of annuities belonging to Deborah Murray. A list of the Loyalist settlement in the Annapolis/Digby area, Nova Scotia includes equipment and tools received from Amos Botsford and names of families. There are also complaints about Amos Botsford's handling of Loyalist claims.

Records relating to William Botsford include his receipt book, 1801-1829, for legal services rendered and testimonials and recommendations written for individuals including one for immigration purposes. There is also a copy of a warrant re William Botsford's salary as assistant judge. Documents pertaining to the Supreme Court case of Robert Crookshank and William Walker v. J. White, George Nowlan, and George Ketchum probably also belonged to William.

There are certificates and other personal papers belonging to Garrad Clopper, Harry G. Botsford of Boston, LeBaron Botsford and Sarah Cyper. Family and business correspondence, 1782-1913. Deeds for Botsford family property from 1797 to 1837 are also included.

There are also ephemeral items including Valentine's Day and other cards, and a printed poem by Maud Botsford entitled, "Our Boys," probably from the First World War. The apprenticeship indenture of Frederick Turner as a clerk and writer to Henry George Clopper of Wakefield, York, Co. N.B. is dated 1827.

There are family and legal papers relating to the Clopper, Murray and Ralph Cook estates. A plan of the Clopper farm in Fredericton is also included.

Botsford (family)

Crane family

  • CA MtA 15
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1913; predominant 1820-1860

Fonds consists mainly of correspondence between family members including Susan and Rebecca Crane and other women; Cogswell, Crane, Morse genealogical notes; legal documents; clippings; family photographs; watercolors painted by Ruth Roach Crane when she was a schoolgirl in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Crane (family)

Donald McDonald letter

  • CA PANB MC348
  • Fonds
  • 20 January 1813

The letter, dated 20 January 1813, contains a list of supplies that men from the company were supposed to bring with them if assembled in a case of emergency. The list included clothing, a blanket and some sort of carrying case.

McDonald, Donald

Edward Barron Chandler

  • CA MNBM ID343
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1810-1880]

This fonds includes:

  • Chandler's correspondence re politics and history;
  • Correspondence of Chandler family;
  • Westmorland Parish Assessments;
  • Chandler's legal papers;
  • Westmorland County marriages 1833-1856;
  • Moncton and Botsford Census Returns, 1852;
  • W.C. Milner's notes;
  • Dorchester P.O. receipts;
  • North Joggins, list of scholars for 1841;
  • Baptist Seminary lists of texts;
  • Militia summons;
  • Marriage certificates;
  • Westmorland General Sessions notice;
    Note: Detailed evaluation needed

Chandler, Edward Barron

George G.G. Scovil

  • CA MNBM ID2319
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1915

The fonds consists of military commissions and muster rolls belonging to George Scovil. The military commissions are for George G.G. Scovil as ensign (1865) and captain (1866) of Company 8, Fourth Battalion, Kings County Militia. There are also two muster rolls. One belonged to Captain G.G. Scovil, of Company 8, Fourth Battalion, Kings County Militia (1866) and contains names, ages, marital status and active or sedentary status of the members of the company.

The other muster roll, for the same company, originally belonged to a Captain W.B. Scovil, Company 8, Fourth Battalion, King's County Militia and contains names, ages, marital status and active or sedentary status.

Scovil, George Godfrey Gilbert

George Otty

  • CA MNBM ID451
  • Fonds
  • 1787-1901

The fonds includes documents relating to approximately 300 civil cases, as well as extensive files on non-litigated land transactions, debt collections, and estate administration. Included is particularly interesting material on the legal aspects of constructing the railway through Kings County. While there are no criminal law files, there is considerable documentation arising from the role as clerk of the peace. Although the geographical focus is Kennebecasis Valley, other counties included are Albert, Queens and St. John.

Otty, George

George S. Grimmer

  • CA MNBM ID243
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1903

This fonds consists mainly of the correspondence, legal and land documents accumulated by George S. Grimmer in his public offices in Charlotte County. There are a wide range of subjects including taxes and fees, legal cases and land purchases. The records deal with schools and teachers salaries, the administration of the courts, election arrangements and voters lists, the licensing of commercial activities and the appointment of local government officials such as fish wardens and liquor dealers. There are frequent mentions of ships and ship building, especially the schooner "Mary Ellen" and of roads and bridges. There is also a reference to the defenses against the Fenians in 1865.

There are also some household receipts and other records. The papers of F. Howard Grimmer, 1858-1903, are also included.

Grimmer, George Skeffington

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