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Sterling Stratton fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4859
  • Fonds
  • 2004-2006

The fonds consists of five volumes of pen and ink sketches by Sterling Stratton, including three about Prince Edward Island churches in the year 2000, one commemorating the 150th anniversary of the City of Charlottetown, and one based on the University of Prince Edward Island campus.

Stratton, Sterling

Benjamin Chappell fonds

  • CA PCA Acc2277
  • Fonds
  • 1775-1785, 1797-1818

This fonds consists of a day book (1775-1787) and a diary (1797-1818) kept by Benjamin Chappell in which he recorded his work and daily activities. Information includes who he worked with, the type of work involved, and for whom he was working. He describes the early conditions in the settlement at Elizabethtown (New London), reports the arrival of much-needed supplies, and mentions arrivals and departures of individuals to the settlement. He also records the occurrence of deaths, marriages, births, illness, fires, accidents, and the weather.

The latter volume appears to have originally been the account book of an Alexander McMillan who recorded the purchase and sale of general dry goods in Halifax, on board ship, and on Prince Edward Island. Entries, dated between 1777 and 1785, are organized by the name of the client. Chappell appears to have crossed out McMillan's account entries and then written in his own journal entries on the blank sections of the pages.

The original volumes were microfilmed in 1973. The first reel of microfilm contains copies of both volumes while the second reel only contains the day book.

This fonds also contains a photocopy of a transcription of a letter written by Benjamin Chappell to Mr. McGregor of Pictou, Nova Scotia in 1802. This letter has a religious theme, but also makes inquiries as to the discoveries of astronomer Sir William Herschel (1738-1822).

Chappell, Benjamin

J. Hibbert Saunders collection : [1896, 1922-1929]

  • CA PCA Acc4056
  • Collection
  • Photocopied 1990

This collection contains photographs of Prince of Wales and Charlottetown sports teams, all of which are identified. A 1924 Prince of Wales College Commencement Programme. Coloured photocopies of two Charlottetown watercolours; Hillsboro Bridge by Edna Gordon, and Victoria Park, by F. Rogers, 1896.

Saunders, J. Hibbert

Alice (Clark) Atkinson collection : [1941]

  • CA PCA Acc4302
  • Collection
  • 1914-1991, Video copied 1993

The collection consists of one videocassette of a home movie taken by Alice Clark, memorabilia of World War 1 including photographs of a group of volunteers in Charlottetown and of Jack Allen McDonald, a postcard (1918), and an obituary and notes on Louise F. Dias, nee Stanley, widow of Ernest Muttart, first Canadian casualty in WWI, and two published volumes: Tales of Abegweit by Benjamin Bremner and a partial view booklet of PEI, circa 1900.

The video begins with the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, followed by scenes of the countryside taken from the train on a trip in 1941 from Ottawa to Prince Edward Island. The film contains street scenes of Charlottetown, including Queen Square, as well as shots of Mt. Stewart, Milburn, and the PEI landscape. Some footage takes place at a festival of Scottish games. Persons appearing in the film footage include Alice, Edna Glover, Roger Rousseau, Will and Muriel Cobb.

Atkinson, Alice (Clark)

George Leard fonds : [1930?-1967]

  • CA PCA Acc2323
  • Fonds
  • [1930?]-1967

This fonds consists of 18 reels of microfilm containing genealogical and historical material concerning Prince Edward Island which was gathered by George Leard to be used in the writing of several books on Island history. Reels 1 - 11 contain genealogical information arranged alphabetically by surname. Reel 12 -15 as well as Reels 1a, 2a, and 3a contain information, arranged alphabetically by subject, concerning communities such as Souris, Charlottetown, and Summerside.

Leard, George