Fonds MC15 - R. Chestnut and Sons

Titre propre

R. Chestnut and Sons

Dénomination générale des documents

  • Document textuel

Titre parallèle

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Notes du titre

  • Attributions et conjectures: Title based on contents of the collection

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Mention d'édition

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Mention d'échelle (cartographique)

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)


  • 1884, 1896, 1922 (Production)
    R. Chestnut and Sons (Fredericton, N.B.)

Description matérielle

4 pp. 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

(Established by 1836, incorporated in 1858, closed in 1924)

Histoire administrative

The Chestnut Hardware store was in operation for nearly 90 years. Robert Chestnut (1764-1846) and his wife Margaret McPherson came to Fredericton from County Antrim, Ireland in 1834. By 1836 Robert had opened a store there, was agent for the Albion Works, and a director of the Bank of Fredericton. His son Robert (1797-1859) reorganized and incorporated the firm as R. Chestnut and Sons in November 1858, less than a year before he died.

Robert, Jr.'s wife, Margaret Anthony Chestnut, and her sons, Henry and Enoch, were left to oversee the business. R. Chestnut and Sons, located in Phoenix Square on Queen Street in 1884, sold imported hardware, butlery, silver and other goods. In 1909 Henry's son, Harry G., took over and ran the business until it was closed in 1924. Harry Chestnut was also president to the Chestnut Canoe Company in Fredericton.

Historique de la conservation

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

Portée et contenu

This collection contains an invoice to Taylor and Thompson from R. Chestnut and Sons dated 1884. On the reverse is a detailed description with specifications for a new river steamship, dated 14 November 1896, which George F. Baird planned to build for the Star line. There is also a 3-page account for the estate of Herbert Morgan dated 1922.

État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Donated to the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick by Dr. George Macbeath, of Fredericton, N.B., in 1969.


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

Instruments de recherche

An inventory is available.

Éléments associés

The Provincial Archives of New Brunswick also holds MC248 Albion Works fonds, MC60 Bank of Fredericton fonds, and MC656 Chestnut Canoe Co. fonds.

Éléments associés


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Mots-clés - Sujets

Mots-clés - Lieux

Mots-clés - Noms

Mots-clés - Genre

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