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Memories of Montague 1915-1925 fonds

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds74
  • Fonds
  • 1986

The fonds contains records of the Memories of Montague 1915-1925 project. In March 1986, a project was begun by the Garden of the Gulf Museum, financially assisted by the Department of Employment and Immigration, to mount an exhibit and plan activities around the theme "Memories of Montague, 1915 to 1925". Based in the Montague Town Hall, Joanne Bieler, project leader, assisted by three museum interpreters interviewed senior citizens, collected research notes and photographs, mounted the exhibit and planned demonstrations of crafts and food preparation, lectures, and a games afternoon all based on the information gathered concerning life in the 1920s.

The fonds consists of the administrative records of the project as well as the materials gathered. The former consist of correspondence, monthly reports, information and training materials collected, mailing lists and brochures. The latter include research index cards, taped interviews and notes from other tapes with senior citizens and large format photographs and captions which were used in the exhibit.

Garden of the Gulf Museum, Montague, PEI

A. Matheson and Company fonds

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds71
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1902

This fonds consists of an accounting ledger for A. Matheson and Company of Grandview, Prince Edward Island. It spans the time period 1 July 1899 to 28 October 1902 and includes such information as date, name of customer, brief description of transaction, and the amount.

A. Matheson and Company

Nellie Campbell collection

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds69
  • Collection
  • 1873-1925

This collection consists of 6 ledgers from Alex Campbell's blacksmith shop which are arranged by the customers' names and include such information as date, service or materials involved in the transaction, debits, and credits. Also included in the collection are correspondence and receipts concerning the younger Alex Campbell's involvement in fox farming and a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. James Acorn.

Campbell, Nellie

Augustine Macdonald fonds

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds68
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1925

This fonds consists of a diary/account book of Austin Macdonald spanning the years 1873 to 1916. The first pages of the volume contain an account of stock taken for MacDonald Bros. & Co. in April 1873. The remaining pages are a diary recorded by Austin Macdonald beginning on 3 January 1881 and continuing until 12 April 1916. He describes daily happenings and comments occasionally on the weather.

Macdonald, Augustine Colin (Austin)

Michael McCarron fonds

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds67
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1940

The fonds consists of three journals kept by Michael McCarron, blacksmith, recording the purchases of goods and services as well as payments made on account by his clients.

McCarron, Michael

Athol M. MacKinnon collection

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds64
  • Collection
  • 1900-1923

This collection consists of 7 photographs of Montague landmarks and vessels along with a series of post cards of caskets used for advertising purposes by the Montague Furnishing Company Limited.

MacKinnon, Athol M.

Nellie Patterson collection

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds63
  • Collection
  • 1879-1943

This collection consists of a World War II ration book, several issues of Halifax newspapers, various catalogues, photographs of Montague area residents and businesses, and literature concerning agriculture practices.

Patterson, Nellie

Montague Restaurant fonds

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds62
  • Fonds
  • 1926

The fonds contains two postcards of the interior and exterior view of the Montague Restaurant taken in 1926.

Montague Restaurant

Amanda Boehner collection

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds5
  • Collection
  • [191-?]

This collection consists of a photo album containing 33 images, 2 photographs, and 1 Poole & Thompson Brand cardboard potato tag, ca. 1910. The photographs are primarily of Montague and Murray River water scenes, of the fishing and shipping industries, and of Red Cliffs. Also included are several images of Newfoundland scenery. The two photographs which were not originally in the photo album are stamped on the front with the name "Cumming" referring to William Cumming who was a local Montague photographer around the turn of the century.

Boehner, Amanda

Eldon Tea ticket

  • CA PCNMPGG Fonds49
  • Collection
  • 1893

This single collected item consists of a ticket for the Eldon Tea which was held on 13 July 1893. The ticket cost 25 cents and may have been produced by a local church or community group.


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