J. Chester MacRae
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents.
Level of description
CA UNB MG H 161
Edition statement of responsibility
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Some materials created in 1927-1956 (Creation)
- MacRae, John Chester, MP
- This fonds consists of photocopies made after 1972
2.5 cm of textual records
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Name of creator
J. Chester MacRae was born in 1912 in Hopetown, Quebec. Early in his childhood, his family moved to Campbellton, New Brunswick.
In adulthood, MacRae was involved in military activities with army cadets, the militia and the Canadian army. He served with distinction in the Canadian army during the Second World War, receiving the Military Cross in 1944.
Following the war, he became principal and later proprietor of the Fredericton Business College (1945-1970). In 1957, he was first elected to Parliament as the Conservative member for York-Sunbury. He was re-elected five times, holding his seat in Parliament until 1972.
Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.
Scope and content
This fonds documents J. Chester MacRae's military, political and teaching careers.
It consists of three typescript volumes of informal memoirs prepared from diaries he kept. The volumes are rich in personal anecdotes of MacRae's activities and those of his friends and acquaintances.
The fonds also contains photocopies of formal documentation, photographs and newspaper clippings.
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Information copied from hardcopy of Archives Canada Database, 26 October 2012.