Item ID1788 - Upper Gagetown / Dora Isa Coy

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Upper Gagetown / Dora Isa Coy

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CA MNBM ID1788

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  • [ca. 1958] (Creation)
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    Coy, Dora Isa

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11 pp of textual records

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(n.d.; fl. 1958)

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Dora Isa Coy was a descendant of Edward Coy (originally McCoy) who settled in the Upper Gagetown area of New Brunswick around 1763. Dora wrote an essay on the history of Upper Gagetown around 1958. She may have been a member of the Upper Gagetown Women's Institute.

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The fonds consists of a typed manuscript of the history of Upper Gagetown, New Brunswick, written in about 1958. It begins in 1755 and focuses on early settlements by the French, English and Loyalists, giving some names and locations of settlement. There are descriptions of the daily life of these settlers including clearing land, cooking, hunting, fishing, raising sheep, spinning and knitting, and basket-making learned from Louie and Mollie Sebatis (Sabatis? possibly aboriginal people).

There is a discussion of the use of both rowing boats and steamboats for transportation, which names many vessels including the "Reindeer", "General Ward" and "Antelope". There are references to the destruction caused by the forest fires in 1897 and 1921. The author also gives a brief description of churches in the area.

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Acquired from Upper Gagetown Women's Institute, 1958

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  • English

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