Fonds ID1732 - J.B. Snowball letter

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J.B. Snowball letter

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  • 1887 (Creation)
    Snowball, Jabez Bunting

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1 p of textual records

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Jabez Bunting Snowball was a lumberman, Member of Parliament, senator, and Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. He was born in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in 1837, the son of the Rev. John Snowball and Sarah Ann Wells. Snowball married twice; first, in 1858, to Margaret Ann MacDougall, daughter of John MacDougall and Jane Smith. After her death, he married Margaret Ellen Archibald, daughter of Robert Archibald and Ann Hutton In 1873. Jabez Snowball died in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on 24 February 1907.

In 1873 Snowball was one of the original stockholders, and by 1876, the sole owner of, the Chatham Branch Railway Company, which joined Chatham to the Intercolonial Railway. In 1890 he sold the line to the Northern and Western Railway Company, which he owned jointly with Alexander Gibson. The two lines were renamed the Canada Eastern Railway which became in turn part of the Intercolonial Railway in 1905 and the Canadian National Railway in 1923.

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This letter is dated 1887 to John Brown from J.B. Snowball, manager of the Chatham Branch Railway notifying Mr. Brown that his claims of property damage by the railway was to be heard by jury summoned under "An Act To Incorporate The Chatham Branch Railway". A meeting was scheduled at the Police Magistrate's Office on 19 September 1887 at 11:00 am.

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Purchased in 1984


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  • English

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