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Elsa Warwick portrait

  • CA PCA Acc3226
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1918]

This collection consists of one portrait of Elsa Warwick. Elsa Warwick (1882-1955) was an actress and model. She was the wife of Harry Warwick (1870-1942) and the two were members of The C. P. Flockton Comedy Company. Mr. and Mrs. Warwick owned a cottage on Prince Edward Island and were regular summer visitors for many years.


J. Walter Jones photograph : [ca. 1910]

  • CA PCA Acc3318
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]

This collection consists of one photograph of J. Walter Jones about to attempt a hammer throw, ca. 1910.

John Walter Jones, agriculturist, school teacher, legislator, and Canadian Senator, born in 1878, was the son of James Benjamin Jones and Isabel (Stewart) Jones of Pownal, Prince Edward Island. He received his education at the district's public school, Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, Acadia University, Wolfville, N.S. and the University of Toronto. In 1909, he married Catherine Bovyer of Bunbury and together they had one son and three daughters.

J. W. Jones was the Principal of the Consolidated School in Mt. Herbert from 1905 until 1907 and an employee of the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. from 1909 to 1912. He was first elected to the Provincial Legislature in the general election of 1935, re-elected in 1939, sworn in as Premier in 1943 and again re-elected in 1943, 1947 and 1951. John Walter Jones was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1953 and passed away the following year.


"History of St. Cuthbert's"

  • CA PCA Acc4172
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970]

This history of St. Cuthbert's Parish in St. Theresa's, Prince Edward Island traces the development of the parish from a mission church to 1970. The history includes a list of resident priests, a list of priests and sisters from St. Cuthbert's Parish and a list of the first Catholic settlers if the Mission of St. Cuthbert.

In the 1840s, following an influx of Irish Catholic immigrants to the Fort Augustus, Prince Edward Island, area, a mission church was established on the Baldwin's Road. This church, which had been dedicated to St. Cuthbert, served the mission for nearly thirty years when it was decided that a larger church was required. This second church stood from 1875 until 1879 when it was destroyed by a windstorm. Construction immediately started on a new church which was completed and dedicated to St. Theresa in 1886. In 1912 the parish hired architect James Harris to design a a larger church. Upon its completion in 1919 the new church was returned to the patronage of St. Cuthbert.


No. 2 Heavy Battery camp at Brighton photograph album

  • CA PCA Acc4240
  • Fonds
  • August-October 1915

The fonds consists of a photograph album containing 114 images taken of the officers and men of the No.2 Heavy Seige Battery and their camp at Brighton Road, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, while training for overseas duty between August and October 1915. The photographer is unknown. It is possible that the photographs were taken by J.H. McKay, a member of the Battery who was later killed in France. Each photograph originally had a number assigned to it by the owner which seems to indicate that they are part of a larger collection of an avid, well organised photographer. There are also some technical notations re. shooting.

The 2d Canadian Heavy Siege Battery was established in June of 1915 in response to efforts by Lt.-Col. Arthur G. Peake and other Prince Edward Island militia officers. It was to be a four gun unit with 6 inch howitzers and, after basic training in Charlottetown, was to proceed overseas with an authorized strength of 220. The majority of recruited men came from Prince Edward Island, with a few from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, Great Britain and the United States. Before leaving for overseas a draft of regulars from the Royal Garrison Artillery were attached to the unit. From June until late fall the battery was stationed in tents on the Armoury grounds, Brighton Road, Charlottetown and introduced to army discipline and routine. On 26 November the Unit left Charlottetown on the Hochelaga for Pictou, N. S. and then travelled by train to Halifax where the men boarded the S. S. Lapland. Upon arrival at Plymouth Sound on December 5, they transferred to Roffey Camp at Horsham, Sussex for four months of training, followed by firing practice at Lydd. On 31 May 1916, the Battery crossed the Channel into France to join battle at the Somme, Vimy Ridge, Hill 70, and Passchendaele, moving on through Belgium and into Germany in late 1918. The Battery began its trek home from Mehlem, Germany, 4 February 1919, arriving in Halifax on 9 May 1919.


Tourism promotion photograph album

  • CA PCA Acc4500
  • Fonds
  • 1950-[196-?]

This fonds consists of a photo album containing approximately eighty pages of mounted black and white photographs which appear to have been taken during the 1950s and 1960s. Inserts include twenty-five photographs, one negative, seven contact sheets, and several pages of "National Film Board Cut Lines". Some of the photographs, which range in size from 2" x 2 1/2" to 8" x 11", are accompanied by descriptive captions. The photographs in the album are divided to various categories including: Agriculture, Beaches, Camping, Churches, Ferries, Fishing, Golf, Green Gables, Government House, Horse Racing, Highland Games, Lighthouses, Lobster Fishing, Monuments, Provincial Building, Scenes (Highway and Rural), Tourist Establishments, Park Playgrounds, Fishing Wharves, Rustico, and Swimming Pools. The final section of the album, consisting of approximately forty pages, is entitled "Contacts for Pictures Taken During Summer 1960, Photographer, David Forbert." The inserted twenty-five photographs include scenes of winter horse racing, fox farming, Richmond Street, the Maritime Central Airways, interiors of a passenger ferry boat, aerial views of the Provincial Buildings, and the Albany Travel Bureau.

The provenance of this album is unknown. It is suspected, however, that the album was compiled for use by the Department of Tourist Development in Prince Edward Island. Prior to 1940, the Prince Edward Island Travel Bureau existed more or less as a voluntary organization financed by public subscriptions and a grant from the PEI Government. On 2 January 1940, the Travel Bureau was taken over and operated as a Department of the Provincial Government. In the 1950s the Department name was changed to the Tourist and Information Bureau and in 1960 changed to the Department of Tourist Development. It would appear that the National Film Board was also involved in producing photographs for provincial tourist promotion for many years prior to the 1960s.


West Prince general store fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4513
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1860

This fonds consists of two unidentified day books which record sales of general merchandise to customers from the West Prince area of Prince Edward Island including Kildare, Western Road, Miminegash, Cascumpec, Nail Pond, Lot 6, Lot 10, and Lot 7. Transactions include the date, the customer's name and community or Lot, merchandise bought, and amount owed. Three pages of inlaid text refer to Mr. James Dempsey in account with the estate of the late James Yeo.


Visit of the Prince of Wales fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4567
  • Fonds
  • 1860

Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, son of Queen Victoria, and future King Edward VII toured North America in 1860. Following a stop in Halifax, His Royal Highness visited Prince Edward Island on 9-11 August. On 10 August there was a levee and an afternoon party held in his honour at Government House. The fonds consists of four images taken at the time of the visit of the Prince of Wales to Halifax and Charlottetown. Two were taken of an event held on the lawns at Government House in honour of the Prince of Wales, most likely an afternoon party on the 10th as rain precluded outdoor activity on the 9th. A third image of a group of military men and gentlemen outside unidentified premises may also be in Charlottetown. A fifth image is one of Micmacs seated in front of their wigwams. Mounting papers, since discarded, read W. Chase's Photographic Gallery, 51 Hollis St., Halifax.


Anonymous Kings County lawyer's fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4607
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898

The fonds contains an accounts ledger, inscribed "Ledger D" which records the legal work done and the charges made for the lawyer's clients, most of whom are identified as living in Kings County communities.


Sketch of the Island of St. Johns in the Gulf of St. Lawrence [and Remarks thereon] : [1762]

  • CA PCA Acc4615
  • Fonds
  • [1762]

This fonds consists of a map and the accompanying Remarks relative to the sketch of St. Johns... which were prepared by an officer who had "run over " the Island in 1762 in a whale boat with a French pilot and thirty men by order of the "General" (possibly Hardwicke). The survey concentrated on the sites of the former French settlements and their prospects for settlement by the English. It remarked positively concerning the rich meadows and cleared lands and based future prosperity on agriculture and fishing. The map is also accompanied by a 3p. typed transcript of the Remarks, prepared by the donor.

The author of the map and remarks is anonymous.


Montague High School photograph : ca.1958

  • CA PCA Acc4890
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1958]

The collection consists of one photograph ca.1958 of the Montague High School in Montague, Prince Edward Island. The photographer is unknown.


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