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Stuart Trueman

  • CA UNB MG H 166
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1955, predominant 1950-1995

This fonds documents Stuart Trueman's literary career as author of books and articles published nation-wide between the late 1940s to the 1990s. It also documents his career as a reporter, editor, and columnist with The Telegraph-Journal and The Evening Times-Globe from the late 1920s to 1993. In addition, the fonds reflects his activities as a public speaker and as a member of several committees, most notably, the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. It also reflects his work as the Bank of Canada's New Brunswick representative for its Canada Savings Bond campaigns. As well, this fonds contains some of Mildred Trueman's correspondence and financial records.

It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, research materials, speaking notes, travel itineraries, newspaper clippings, minutes, report,s and personal mementos. The fonds also includes handwritten, typed, and published copies of Trueman's articles and columns as well as handwritten and typed copies of his books. Graphics include photographs, negatives, cartoon illustrations for books, promotional posters, proofs of book covers and original dust jackets. Artifacts that accompanied this fonds have not been processed and include invitations to various formal functions and certificates of appreciation.

Humorist, journalist, and amateur historian Stuart Douglas Trueman was born in Saint John, N.B. on 6 November 1911. He was the eldest of three sons and four daughters raised by Annie M. (Roden) and John Macmillan Trueman. Educated in local schools, Trueman graduated from Saint John High School in 1928. In 1937 he married Mildred Kate Stiles, daughter of Kate and Riley Stiles of River Glade, N.B. They had two sons, Douglas Hugh M. and Stuart Macmillan (Mac).

Trueman, Stuart

Mysterious East

  • CA UNB MG L 19
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1973

This fonds documents the production and distribution of The Mysterious East. It also reflects the political activities and left-leaning sympathies of the editors, and suggests the leading social and political concerns of the day.

Headquartered at Fredericton, NB, the magazine published editorials and articles primarily about Maritime issues from a local, but alternative perspective. These articles covered a wide range of topics: pollution, housing, censorship, birth control, drugs, police policies, and native problems. A popular monthly feature announced the recipient of the Rubber Duck Award. The Duck was usually given to public officials who, according to the editors, demonstrated "conspicuous knavery or incompetence or stupidity."

It contains incoming and outgoing correspondence, draft submissions, draft or working copies of articles, background research material, bank records, invoices (subscriptions), distribution and general office files, newspaper clippings, photographs and negatives. Artifacts include: 1 rubber stamp -- "Mysterious East" and 7 rubber ducks.

Mysterious East, 1969-1972

William Lyon Mackenzie letter (27 July 1835)

  • CA UNB MG H 92
  • Fonds
  • 27 July 1835

Photocopy of a letter from William Lyon Mackenzie to the Right Honourable C. Spring Rice, M.P., dated 27 July 1835.

Mackenzie, William Lyon

Harry Howith

  • CA UNB MG L 9
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1967

This fonds documents the literary career of Harry Howith. It includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts of college essays and poems, and published material.

Howith, Harry

Thomas D'Arcy McGee letters

  • CA UNB MG H 38
  • Fonds
  • [1855-1868]

This collection contains photocopies of letters written by Thomas D'Arcy McGee to James Sadlier.

McGee, Thomas Darcy

Donald Pringle

  • CA UNB MG H 141
  • Fonds
  • 1958

The fonds consists of a handwritten notebook kept by Donald Pringle while in Beirut, Jordan, and Gaza in 1958 during his assignment as an Information Officer with the UN Observation team reporting on the Palestinian refugee camps. It includes notes for interviews, background information, and his own observations of conditions in the area and the efforts of the UN Relief and Works Agency operating there.

Pringle, Donald

John Reade

  • CA UNB MG L 25
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1931

The bulk of this fonds documents the literary career of John Reade. It includes correspondence and manuscripts, as well as newspaper clippings and scrapbooks of Reade's poems, certificates of John Reade's ordination (as a deacon and as a priest), affidavits, and biographical articles. Several letters are from Charles G D Roberts (1885) and Archibald Lampman (1889); there is also correspondence from F R Robinson regarding John Reade's leaving the ministry.

This fonds also contains correspondence addressed to and written by individuals other than John Reade, some of which is on a religious theme. Personal items include Annie Reade's diplomas, Mary Reade's will, Reade family photographs and an autograph book inscribed to John Reade from George Sully

Reade, John