General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
Level of description
CA PANB MC353
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)
- Mitchell, Moses
7 pp. 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
Contractor and builder, Moses Mitchell, the son of Martha Pickard and Lewis Mitchell, was born born at Scotch Settlement, York County, New Brunswick, on 3 May 1866. On 11 April 1888, he married Annie Elizabeth Coburn, and they had no fewer than two children, namely, Lillian M. (b. 1890) and Jennie Coburn (b. 1896). The family made their home, at different times, at Keswick Ridge, Scotch Settlement, and Fredericton, in York County, and in the United States.
Newspaper reports indicate that Lewis Mitchell and his family were part of the late 19th century out-migration movement that saw hundreds of New Brunswickers leave their province in search of work. About 1890, Moses Mitchell left New Brunswick for California, where he worked for two years as a carpenter in San Franscisco, Oakland, and elsewhere. By 1893, he had moved to the eastern seaboard of the United States, and was working in the building trades in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He remained there for at least two years.
By 1901, and probably before that date, Moses Mitchell had returned to New Brunswick where he worked as a builder and contractor. In that year the Mitchell family was living in Wellington Ward, in Fredericton, at 6-8 Brunswick Street. He probably lived in Fredericton for the remainder of his life, passing away on 1 September 1939, aged 73. Moses Mitchell was buried in the Rural Cemetery, Fredericton.
Sources: Daniel F. Johnson's, Vital Statistics from New Brunswick Newspapers on-line; Cenus of Canada 1901 and 1911; and Vital Statistics from Government Records RS141 (births, marriages, death).
Robert Power, of the Historical Resources Administration, recovered this fonds while researching New Brunswick historical topics. It was found in the Mitchell house in Fredericton.
Scope and content
The fonds contains seven invoices for building supplies.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Robert Power, of Historical Resources, on 16 January 1980.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
An inventory is available.