Collection ID151 - Mary Spurr Harding genealogical

Titre propre

Mary Spurr Harding genealogical

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

Titre parallèle

Compléments du titre

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Notes du titre

  • Source du titre propre: Title based on contents.

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Mention d'édition

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Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

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Mention des coordonnées (cartographiques)

Mention d'échelle (architecturale)

Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)


  • 1851 - 1910 (Production)
    Harding Family

Description matérielle

5 cm of textual records

Titre propre de la collection

Titres parallèles de la collection

Compléments du titre de la collection

Mention de responsabilité relative à la collection

Numérotation à l'intérieur de la collection

Note sur la collection

Nom du producteur

(1788 -)

Notice biographique

This collection was assembled by Eleanor E. deWitt Morehouse of Digby, Nova Scotia as the result of her interest in her great grandmother, Mary Harding and her family. Mary Olivia Spurr Harding (1822-1910) was born in Annapolis, Nova Scotia daughter of Amelia DeWolf (1788 - 1856) and William Spurr (1794-1841). She married John Henry Harding (1818-1901), son of Thomas Harding and Mary Johnson, in 1846. Thomas Harding was a businessman and served as mayor of Saint John. Mary and John Harding's children were: James S. Harding; Charles S. Harding, (1851-1938); Frederick J. Harding; Mrs. J.T. McBride; and Henry Havelock ( d.1862). Mary's husband John moved from Saint John. to northern New Brunswick where, in association with Hon. Joseph Cunard and W.G. Weir, he built a lumber mill around 1846. In 1854, he was joined by his young brother Jesse (1821 -1898) in business which included a saw mill, a general store and later a shipyard at The Rocks in Newcastle. Between 1863-1867, the Harding brothers launched five ocean-going vessels, including the ships "Gladstone" and "Northumberland" and the barques "Beatrice" and "Oceanus". Source: W.D. Hamilton, Dictionary of Miramichi Biography.

Historique de la conservation

Information about the custody of these records prior to acquisition is incomplete.

Portée et contenu

The collection consists of genealogical information and family letters. There are original letters with transcriptions, written by Mary Spurr Harding from Shippegan and Chatham, N.B., in 1851-1852, to her mother Amelia deWolf Spurr in Bridgetown, Nova Scotia. The letters discuss: children; childhood conditions, including remedies for worms; mid-19th century everyday life for women; relatives; preserving food, particularly fruit; family friends; travel within the province; and the slow delivery of mail. There is also some discussion of Mary Harding's husband John's lumber and shipping business.

There is also a modern hand-drawn map showing the places in northern New Brunswick and Nova Scotia where Spurr and Harding families lived; photocopies of photographs of Mary Harding (1850 -1901); newsclippings of family obituaries; a photograph of the Harding house in Miramichi; and genealogical material including a printed form showing Spurr family lineage.

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Acquired from Eleanor E. deWitt Morehouse, Digby in 1988


Langue des documents

  • anglais

Écriture des documents

Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

No restrictions

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

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Éléments associés

Éléments associés


Identifiant(s) alternatif(s)

Numéro normalisé

Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

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