Fonds MC30 - D.D. Glasier and Son

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D.D. Glasier and Son

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20 cm of textual records

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Freighter, farmer, and merchant Duncan D. Glasier (1819-1884), the son of Planter or Pre-Loyalist Benjamin Glasier, moved from Massachusetts to what is now New Brunswick with his parents and brothers -- John, Stephen, and Benjamin -- in 1779. The family settled in Lincoln, Sunbury County. Duncan and his wife, Sarah, had no fewer than three children: Murray (b. 1846), Parker (b. 1849) and Ada (Miles).

By the 1860s, Duncan Glasier was operating a steam tugs business at Indiantown or Portland (later part of the city of Saint John) and dealing in lumber, as well as managing a farm in Sunbury County. These records suggest that he also ran a general store in Lincoln. By the 1880s, he owned at least two steamers, the "Ada G." and the "Lincoln." His son, Parker Glasier, worked with him in the firm and carried on the business after his death. D. D. Glasier died intestate on 10 March 1884 in Lincoln.

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This fonds consists of accounts of timber sales (1857-1860) and timber rafts (May-June 1887); the day books of the D. D. Glasier and Son grocery store (1876-1898); and a letter from R. D. Wilmot (1894).

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Presented by the Historical Administration of Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1968.


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The Provincial Archives also houses MC38 J. & S. Glasier Company collection. This company was operated by Duncan Glasier's brothers, John and Stephen Glasier.

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