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William E. Green collection

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0029
  • Collection
  • 1900-1915, 1955-1960, 2001

The collection is comprised of textual materials about the Green family and its significance in Summerside history, a Salvation Army songbook and minute book (dated Summerside 1902-1914) which belonged to Mrs. James Green, and a 2001 letter written by Gorden Potten about the Green house on the western edge of Summerside. The photographs are of Kenneth, Benton W. and Ella Jean Green, and the Green house mentioned in the letter.

Green, William E.

John and Margaret Hopkirk collection

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0028
  • Collection
  • 1870-1997

The collection consists mainly of special edition newspapers, including the Journal-Pioneer centennial issues for the province in 1964 and 1967, the town of Summerside in 1977, and the Summerside Journal in 1965. There are also supplements to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the RCAF Station in 1966 and the 40th anniversary of CJRW in 1988. An issue of The County Line Courier in 1990 is a special railway edition and another in 1991 is devoted to Celtic culture on the Island. There are two issues, Volume I, Nos. 3 & 5, of The Daily Journal published in 1896 by W.A. Brennan, owner of The Summerside Journal. Some newspaper clippings refer to the debate about Maritime Union in 1970 and the Summerside Waterfront Development Program in 1971. The collection contains an 1891 Young Ladies Journal, a 1923 guide to Prince Edward Island by publisher Ernest Heaton in Toronto, a 1927 map of the province, and a colour print of the ship "Charles E. Lefurgey." There is a 1950 article from the Montreal Standard about Summerside titled "Canada's Richest Town" and a 1986 article about the California periodical The Maple Leaf. A sizable portion of the material is related to the building of the Confederation Bridge and the earlier proposals for a link to the mainland.

Hopkirk, John (Jock)

Owen Green collection

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0027
  • Collection
  • Photocopied 2001

The collection contains three files of photocopied pages. The first file is a copy of Owen Green's self-published 1997 booklet entitled "A Few Greens from Green's Shore: Israel Green Branch." It provides an overview of Daniel Green, the pioneer, followed by information about the second generation of Greens in Prince Edward Island. Emphasis then turns to the author's grandfather Owen Green and his descendants. The second file contains 151 pages copied from "The New World Book of Greens, Volume I" published in 1998 by Halbert's Family Heritage. The third file is comprised of correspondence between Owen Green and several archival repositories in Pennsylvania while he was continuing his family research from 1999-2000.

Green, Owen

James Kirk family fonds

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0026
  • Fonds
  • 1869, 1894-2001

The fonds consists principally of written material, documents, and photographs relating to the lives of James and Dorothy Kirk who spent most of their lives in Calgary, Alberta. There are textual records of his military and railway careers, and some biographical information about his father Robert, as well as a few items concerning Robert's sister Elizabeth who married William Hutchinson of Lot 16 and sister Catherine who married John Nelson Burns of Freetown. There is a photograph and several clippings about the sailing career of Thomas Edward (Ted) Kirk, brother of James. A few family obituaries and an article (ca. 1997) about Beryl Kirk are also part of the fonds.

Kirk, James (Family)

Henry E. Gallant fonds

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0025
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1955, 1979

A large portion of the 184-page ledger was never used. Pages 1- 47 and 181-184 contain technical notes about refrigeration in no apparent order. Entries are predominately for the years 1953 to 1955, but there are a few for 1979. An index section at the front of the book was used to record addresses as well as a few notes. Inserted within the pages were several printed instruction sheets and handwritten notes of a technical nature, assorted newspaper clippings, a wallet-size safe boating guide, and two colour photographs pertaining to family. They have been removed to a separate folder.

Gallant, Henry E.

Summerside Fire Department fonds

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0024
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1993

The records consist of minutes for the years 1933-1993 and roll call books for 1931-1952, 1972, and 1974-1975. There is an account book showing the funds held by the department at the Bank of Nova Scotia from 1911-1960. Two notebooks dated 1973 and 1974 contain original handwritten minutes which were later recopied into the official record book. There is also a small notebook that was used to list out of town fires attended in the years 1962-1967, and a file of correspondence dated 1950 and 1954-1956.

Summerside (P.E.I.) Fire Department

Ralph Murray collection

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0023
  • Collection
  • [1885, 1920], 1997-1999; Copied 2000

The collection consists of two videocassettes capturing the final trip aboard the ferry "John Hamilton Gray" in 1997, interviews with Marine Atlantic employees, and several CBC news items about the end of the ferry service and the opening of the Confederation Bridge. A copy of an 1885 photograph depicts the arrival of mail by iceboat. One of the three men in the photo is Ralph Murray's great-grandfather Alexander (Sandy) Muttart. A digital copy of the second photograph shows Mr. Muttart ca. 1920 sitting on a verandah. The printed page is a copy of Mr. Murray's poem "The Wake" written in May 1999.

Murray, Ralph J.

J. Edward MacInnis collection

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0022
  • Collection
  • 1976-2000

The collection consists of 27 books and 48 issues of the Island Magazine. Most of the items have been shelved in the reference library in the MacNaught Reading Room. Duplicates are held in storage.

MacInnis, J. Edward

Herb Schurman collection

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0021
  • Collection
  • 1926, 1984-2000

The collection consists of historical materials gathered by Herbert Schurman. It includes a published booklet entitled "The Tourist's Unofficial Guide to P.E.I." (ca. 1984), a typewritten poem, a list of local policemen (1876-1969), and a photocopy of a letter written by Mr. Schurman regarding his hockey experiences. The collection also includes a postcard of the Leas Merry Sunshine Fox Ranch in Summerside.

Schurman, Herbert B.

City of Summerside Elders Circle fonds

  • CA PCNSWH MHCA0020
  • Fonds
  • 1999-2001

The fonds consists of twenty-seven unedited videotapes of varying lengths. They were professionally produced using the facilities of Island Cable. The tapes each feature one person, with the exception of conversations with: father and son Charlie and Peter Tanton; brothers John and Tanton MacNeill; and sisters Sally Basler and Hilda (Basler) Folland. The interviews with Herb Schurman and Wylie Barrett required two videotapes. The diskette was created by interviewer Dutch Thompson to record by time code the topics covered on seventeen of the videotapes. The interviews range in time from 46 minutes to 3 hours and 37 minutes. The subjects discussed were generally of broad interest. The fonds also contains a folder containing papers relating to the creation of the tapes.

City of Summerside Elders Circle

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