This fonds contains material related to the work of New Brunswick Deputy Land Surveyors, including a document outlining plans and the estimated cost of a proposed extension to the market wharf in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
This fonds consists of 2 autobiographical manuscripts written by Ernest L. Flewelling: "Summary of the Life and Times of Ernest L. Flewelling, B.A., B.Ed.," (2 copies) -- copy 1 ( 21 pp.) and copy 2 ( 24 pp.). The genealogical material in these manuscripts differ as well as the introductions and; "E. & L. Flewelling Scholarships for Vocational Research," (11 pp.) It includes a discussion of E. L. Flewelling's educational philosophy.
This fonds contains the original and a photocopy of a diary kept by a foreman of Richard Gridley who was living on Amherst, in the Magdalen Islands. The diary provides a glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of Amherst in 1777, describing daily activities such as farming, and cutting wood. They made barrels for the crews of Richard Gridley's vessels and also for the Acadian settlers. Each entry begins with weather conditions of the day and usually mentions which vessels had been sighted at the time.
The letter from Robert Reid to Adam Smith is a record of Robert Reid's experiences and recollections as he travelled overland from Baie des Chaleur to Halifax, Nova Scotia in mid-winter in the company of some aboriginal people.
The Hanson family traces their roots to Roger de Rastric of Halifax, Yorkshire, England. A few of his descendants emigrated and settled in New England. John Hanson one of those descendants with his friend Ephraim Young sailed in a Whale Boat, in 1777 and landed on Campobello Island. They then sailed to Chamcook Island (now known as Ministers Island) which at that time was unclaimed. John Hanson obtained a location ticket from the Government of Nova Scotia and during six years of residence cleared up to Thirty acres of land. Their families joined them, and for two years lived under greatest distress having large families and no provisions. The subsisted on shell fish and game.
After the influx of loyalists in 1783, their cleared land looked very inviting to the new settlers. In 1784 New Brunswick broke away from Nova Scotia and the new government refused to honor old Location Tickets. So John and Ephrim petitioned the Government in March 1785 for grant to their land stating they have lived there for six years and had cleared land. However, Captain S. Osborne, a British sea captain who had some influence with the governor, also petitioned for the island and he was given the grant. The Hansons and the Youngs received some payment for the island from Osborne. Then Hanson secured a grant of lot No. 3 of the Farms of the Penobscot Association. His descendants still reside in Bocabec and other areas of Charlotte County.