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John Venner Thurger

  • CA MNBM ID110
  • Fonds
  • 1824 - 1831

This fonds consists of a letter book of John Venner Thurgar, 1827-1831 and a receipt book of business transactions for Robinson & Thurgar, 1824-1829.

Thurgar, John Venner, 1797-1880

Francois-Lambert Bourneuf

  • CA MNBM ID1720
  • Fonds
  • 1853

This paper consists of a copy of specifications of a ship approximately 1100 to 1200 tons,1853.

Bourneuf, Francois-Lambert, 1787-1871

Frederick David Foley

  • CA MNBM ID1856
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

This fonds consists of Frederick D. Foley's military appointment as a lieutenant, 1915; his death certificate; a personalized commemorative scroll and a memorial from King George V, both honouring the war dead.

There is also a postal card addressed to Mrs. Violet Foley of Loch Lomond Road, from Frederick, dated just 23 days before his death, letting her know a letter would soon follow.

Foley, Frederick David, 1892-1916

Philip Leo McBride

  • CA MNBM ID199
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

The fonds consists of diaries and a paybook. The diaries describe enlistment, training in barracks, shipping off to Europe from Halifax, and his experiences on the front line in France including at the battle of the Somme, and the armistice in 1918 then heading for home. The diaries are detailed and well written giving a vivid picture of life in the trenches. They also include his impressions of London, England, France and Belgium.

Some loose papers and ephemera related to his military service were filed in the paybook. There is also a card from the Grand Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Cleveland Ohio which exempts him from all dues and assessments during military service. Also included with the paybook is a newsclipping and a card from a Paris hotel.

McBride, Philip Leo, 1889-1925

William J. Ritchie letters

  • CA MNBM Ritchie family CB DOC
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1933

The fonds consists of typed transcriptions of letters written by Ritchie to his mother while serving in the South Africa (Boer) War. The letters are dated 17 January 1900, 22 February 1900, and 28 February 1900 written from Belmont and Paardeberg Drift, South Africa. Letters describe William Ritchie's experience fighting the Boers in graphic detail and give information about the everyday life of a soldier in the Boer War. The letter dated 22 February vividly describes a charge on the Boers during which he received a superficial wound from shrapnel while under fire from 5 different points. Included in the letters are a few references to letters received from family members in Canada, receiving copies of Saint John newspapers and his comments about city councillors.

Typewritten transcripts of letters (3) W.J. Ritchie to mother re service in South African (Boer) War, Jan-Feb 1900

Ritchie, William Johnstone, 1880-1933

Henry Thomas genealogical [1783-1795]

  • CA MNBM ID2379
  • Collection
  • 1906, [ca. 1948]

The fonds consists of 4 photographs of Thomas' military commissions as captain of militia in Saint John (1783) and Queens County (1787), and as major and lieutenant colonel of militia in Queens County (1795). There is also a biographical note, dated 19 May 1906, including date of death, age at death, birth place, positions held, and notes about Henry Thomas.

Descendant of Henry Thomas

Barr family fonds

  • CA MNBM ID297
  • Fonds
  • 1709-1932

This fonds includes correspondence of the Barr family, 1873-1898 and family certificates, insurance policies and other records, 1709-1902. There is also a diary of F. H. Barr about trips through the Maritime provinces, 1881-1882, a diary of Ida Jane Harding, 1877-1880, and a muster roll of company no. 2, Saint John County Light Infantry, 1866.

Barr (family)

Charles Warren Anderson railway

  • CA MNBM ID3414
  • Collection
  • 1846-1980

This fonds consists of historical correspondence, reports, acts, agreements and other material about New Brunswick railways. There are monthly payrolls of Salisbury and Harvey Railway, 1898-1901; accounts of the Albert Railway, 1877-1882; cancelled cheques and promissory notes of the N.B. Railway Co., 1884-1887; and records of the Northern and Western Railway Co., Railway Extension Co., and Cumberland Railway and Coal Co. The collection includes timetables, correspondence, lists of locomotives, notes, notices, newsletters and copies of newspaper articles.

Anderson, Charles Warren, b. 1896

James Quinton family

  • CA MNBM ID441
  • Fonds
  • 1785-1885

This fonds consists of James Quinton's records of his building and construction projects and other family records. It includes estimates, tenders and other construction documents for various banks, churches, houses, bridges, railways, the Court House, the Saint John Custom House, the Provincial Lunatic Asylum, the General Hospital, the Sailor's Home and Lighthouse, the Post Office, and the Opera Hall; 1848-1879 together with James Quinton's correspondence, wage records and business accounts.

There are also assessment notices, deeds, leases and other material of Quinton Family, 1785-1875. Family correspondence includes letters from John Boyd Quinton, San Francisco, to his brothers, John Quinton and James Quinton, 1849-1863, and correspondence belonging to John Quinton, Alfred Quinton, and William A. Quinton.

James Quinton (family)

John B.M. Baxter

  • CA MNBM ID456
  • Fonds
  • 1808-1948

This fonds consists primarily of Baxter's records of the Royal Commission to inquire into statements made by "The Standard" concerning the Provincial Hospital at Fairville, New Brunswick. It includes issues of the paper, drafts of the report and testimony, extracts from the press and correspondence. There is also a number of documents collected by Baxter including letters from famous people and original miltiary records of Saint John, 1808-1926.

Baxter, John Babington Macaulay, 1868-1948

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