Collection MC25 - St. Andrews Fire Department fonds

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St. Andrews Fire Department fonds

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  • Textual record

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By-Laws of Torrent Engine Fire Company No. 1 St. Andrews 1857

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  • 1853-1988 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records ; 16 pages of textual material are in leather bound booklet 6.5 cm X 8.5 cm. ; 8 minute books and accounting records which are 9.5 cm of leather bound ledgers and paper bound accounting books ; 1 28 cm by 43 cm sheet of paper presentation certificate ; 1.5cm of hand written material on lined paper regarding history of St. Andrews Fire Department ; 1.5 cm of photo-copied ledger from January 6, 1901 to May 7, 1923 ; 6 page booklet entitled Annual Report of The Fire Marshal for the Province of New Brunswick, Statistics, 1953 ; 2 cm of cancelled cheques, bank statements and cheque stubs for 1973 in good condition..

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By Laws donated by Mr. T. S. Stickney, St. Andrews, July 2, 1977 ; history compiled and donated by George Goodeill, St. Andrews NB, March 22, 1999 ; presentation certificate on resignation of Mr.Edward Lorimer June 1878 donated by Mr. D. E. Lorimer Don Mills Ontario ; 8 minute and accounting record books from May4 1863 to 13 October 1976 were donated by Edward Williamson - St. Andrews September 5, 1987 ; .2 cm of photo-copied ledger from January 6, 1901 to May 7, 1923 ; 6 page booklet entitled Annual Report of The Fire Marshal for the Province of New Brunswick, Statistics, 1953 were donated by George Goodeill - St. Andrews on March 22, 1999. 2 cm cancelled cheques, bank statements and cheque stubs from 1973.
Charlotte County Archives holds copyright.

Scope and content

By laws include 16 pages of articles relative to company's rules as recorded in 1857
Transcribed records of St Andrews Fire Department. Included are the names of firemen from 1853-1988 and other information.
Ledgers contain Roll Book of No 2 Fire Company from 2 May 1898 to 25 December 1939 ; letters and daily notes from10 October 1887 to 16 August 1900. Hand written history covers period 1853 - 1988; including names of firepersons, vehicles, and general notes. Cancelled cheques, cheque stubs and bank statements for 1973.

Physical condition

Good. By Law booklet is sewn together with string. Leather Ledger books are in poor to fair condition ; binding is frayed and pages are loose of not attached to the binding at all ; writing is legible ; record books contain attendance roster for No. 2 Fire Company, St. Andrews ; minutes of meetings are recorded, as well as, copies of letters and procedures ; records of fires are also maintained in these ledgers which includes newspaper clippings. Presentation Certificate to Mr. Edward Lorimer on his resignation as captain of Fire Engine No 2 was signed by 34 members of the company ; document printed by George W. Baker, Bay Pilot Office St. Andrews. Condition is good - fold in center. Condition of three-ring binder information is good. Condition of 8 minute and attendance record books vary from very poor condition to good ; pages and covers of record books from 1863 to 1911 are loose, torn, and falling apart ; hand written and photo-copied items are in good condition ; Fire Marshal's Report is in very good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Donated by T. S. Stickney, St. Andrews NB. Certificate donated by Mr. D. E. Lorimer, Don Mills, Ontario. Donated by George Godeill - transcription of information regarding St. Andrews Fire Dept. 1853 - 1980. Charlotte County Archives holds copyright.


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