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Anonymous King's County Store ledger

  • CA PCA Acc2350
  • Fonds
  • 1826-1829

The fonds consists of a four hundred page ledger dating from 1826 to 1829. The individuals listed within the ledger are sometimes documented according to the community they are from, or by their occupation. Although the majority of the patrons documented within the ledger come from the communities of Cardigan, Launching, and Sturgeon, there are also individuals listed within the ledger from a variety of communities throughout King's County such as Montague, Brundenell, Georgetown, Murray Harbour, and Grand River. Noticeable residents of Charlottetown including Francis Longworth and Daniel Hodgson are also listed as patrons of this store.


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.


Newsom house photograph : [18-? or 19-?]

  • CA PCA Acc3242
  • Fonds
  • [18-? or 19-?]

This collection consists of one photograph of the Newsom house in Crapaud, Prince Edward Island.


Walter R. Shaw photograph

  • CA PCA Acc3344
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1907]

This collection consists of one photograph of Walter Shaw (1887-1981) at 20 years of age, ca. 1907.

Walter Russell Shaw was born in West River, Prince Edward Island, on 20 December 1887, the son of Alexander Crawford Shaw and Isobel Maynard. He received his education at St. Catherine's School, Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, and the Agricultural College in Guelph, Ontario. On June 1, 1921, he married Margaret MacKenzie with whom he had two daughters and one son.

From 1914 to 1954 (with the exception of the years 1919 to 1922) W. R. Shaw was employed by the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture as district representative, livestock superintendent and Deputy Minister. The latter position he held for 20 years. He was named leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in September of 1957. At the age of 71, he fought the general election of 1959 carrying 22 out of a possible 30 seats, including his own in 1st Queens. He served as Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1959 to 1966. Personally undefeated in the election of 1966 which swept his party from power, he continued as leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly until 1972 when he retired from politics. Walter Shaw died on 28 May 1981 at the age of 93.


R. Moorhead Legate photograph : [ca. 1940]

  • CA PCA Acc4144
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1940]

This collection consists of a photograph which is a studio portrait of Rev. R. Moorhead Legate, minister of the Kirk of St. James Presbyterian Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, between 1930 and 1941.


65 University Avenue photograph : [ca. 1895]

  • CA PCA Acc4171
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1895]

This collection consists of a copy of a photograph of building at 65 University Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, taken ca. 1895. When this photograph was taken, the building was occupied by Bell Boot and Shoe Repair and E. F. Acorn Cleaning. The building housed Art's Taxi in 1991.


General merchant, King's County, ledger : [1810-1843]

  • CA PCA Acc4218
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1991

The fonds consists of the ledger (1810-1843) of an unidentified general merchant (possibly James MacDonald of St. Peter's Lake) who was supplying goods to people in communities from Pt. Deroche to East Point including Savage Harbour, Goose River, St. Peter's Bay, Naufrage, Allasary, Rock Barra, Morell River, Scotchfort, and Cable Head. It gives names and addresses, and sometimes occupations, of individuals having accounts with the merchant. There is a partial index in the beginning which lists the accounts by community. It appears to be one of a series of ledgers as most of the accounts have been carried forward from an earlier book.


William Aitken (Steamship) photograph

  • CA PCA Acc4239
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1910]

The collection consists of one mounted photograph of the steamboat "William Aitken" moored somewhere in Nova Scotia.

The "William Aitken", a screw steamer carrying two engines, was built in Yarmouth, N.S. in 1887 by George W. Johston. She was 73'9" long, 18'3" wide, with a gross tonnage of 75 and a registered weight of 51 T. Registration was transferred to P.E.I. in 1889. She was owned and operated by William H., George E., and Frank C. Batt, of Charlottetown and named for William H. Aitken, prominent citizen and businessman in Charlottetown. She was deemed unseaworthy, dismantled, and broken up in Charlottetown in 1928.


Emerald School class photograph

  • CA PCA Acc4271
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915]

The fonds consists of one image of the students of Emerald School posed in front of the school door, ca. 1915.


Convention of Baptist ministers at Eldon photograph

  • CA PCA Acc4298
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1900]

This collection consists of a photograph of six unidentified Baptist ministers taken at a convention in Eldon, Prince Edward Island, ca 1900.


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