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Community Files

  • SJJHM 3
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900 - present

The fonds includes published and unpublished articles, newspaper clippings, information from census returns and city directories, programmes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, scrapbooks, letters, advertisements, memorabilia.

Saint John Jewish community

Genealogy / Personal history files

  • SJJHM 4
  • Collection
  • 188- to present

The material includes family trees, newspaper and magazine clippings, curriculum vitas, letters, programmes, obituaries, and personal memorabilia.

Jewish citizens of Saint John

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 (Sackville)

Loyalist and New Brunswick muster rolls and military records

  • CA MNBM 99
  • Collection
  • 1777-1811

This fonds includes muster rolls for: Black Pioneers, 1780; British Legion,1782; Guides and Pioneers, 1780; New Jersey Volunteers, 1778-1781; New York Volunteers, 1777; Queen's Rangers, 1780; Royal Artillery, Saint John, 1793; Prince of Wales Royal American Volunteers, 1777; King's American Regiment, 1777; Loyal American Regiment, 1777; Saint John City and County and Militia, 1809-1811.

Loyalist researchers (NB Museum)

Clarke and Gamble families' genealogy

  • CA UNB MG H 101
  • Collection
  • [1785-1929]

This collection contains photocopies of records relating to the Clarke and Gamble families. It includes correspondence, memorials, newspaper clippings, legal records, and genealogical notes.

Clarke and Gamble families' genealogy, Author

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)

Parti Acadien

  • CA PANB MC214
  • Collection
  • 1974, 1978

The fonds contains the records of three candidates of the Parti Acadien: Réjean Comeau, Réal Gendron and Rose-Anna Leblanc. It includes flyers, campaign ads in newspapers, press clippings, memos and correspondence, and miscellaneous materials. The published platform of the party is also included.

Parti Acadien (N.B.)

John F. Moorhead

  • CA MNBM ID413
  • Collection
  • [19??]-1963

This collection consists of research notes and material about the Anglican church in New Brunswick collected by Moorhead. There are notes on histories of Anglican churches in New Brunswick, including a copy of the vestry minutes of Trinity Church, Saint John, 1790-1825. There are also press clippings and printed ephemera about church history including the120th anniversary of St. George's Church, Saint John, 1941 and memorial pamphlets from Trinity Church, Saint John. Published booklets on the histories of the diocese of Fredericton and the parish of Fredericton are also included. There is also an extract from a diary, listing dates of events in the Anglican Church in New Brunswick and notes on records kept in cathedrals in the province.

Moorhead, Rev. John Francis

Organizations Files

  • SJJHM 2
  • Collection
  • 189- - present

The extent of archival material on each of the organizations varies from only a few sheets to many folders or boxes. Many records suffered the same fate as many of the Synagogue records, being burned in a fire in 1933.

  • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society - primarily newspaper clippings.
  • Daughters of Israel - minute books, financial ledgers, some reports and clippings.
  • Ladies Auxiliary – minute books
  • Sisterhood Shaarei Zedek - minute books, correspondence, and annual reports
  • Young Mens / Womens Hebrew Association - newsletters, dance cards, and newspaper clippings
  • Boy Scouts, Cubs, Girl Guides and Brownies – records are limited to a few notebooks, booklets and newspaper clippings
  • Jewish Community Players - complete scrapbook of the organization's activities, scripts
  • Hebrew Choral Society - sheet music in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish.
  • Shomer Club (The Guardians) - financial records, minutes, and correspondence
  • Henrietta Szold Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO - minutes, reports, financial records, correspondence, membership, conference material, activity reports, and scrapbooks
  • Ezra Lodge Habonim - minute books, membership records, correspondence, and dinner programs
  • State of Israel Bonds - correspondence, dinner programs and bond certificates
  • Jewish National Fund - receipts and certificates for donations.
  • Young Judaea - minutes, newsletters, general information, and personal memorabilia
  • Canadian Jewish Congress / The Hebrew War Council. - minute book, newspaper clippings
  • B'nai B'rith - booklets, membership lists, newspaper clippings
  • Jewish War Veterans of Canada – most holdings from the national organization. Local activities make up a very small proportion of the material available.

Jewish organizations of New Brunswick

Photographs

  • SJJHM 6
  • Collection
  • 187- - present

The fonds includes mostly original photographs of various sizes and formats, including professional and amateur images. There are black and white copies and negatives for many pictures acquired before the mid 1990s; these were produced by the Heritage Branch, when funding for the duplication of photographs was readily available. These copies were used for displays in the Museum. More recently photographs have been digitally scanned and stored electronically – this is particularly the case for photographs which have been loaned to the museum for brief periods of time for exhibits or research.

Saint John Jewish community. Photographs.