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"Easter Beef Show and Sale: a look back" / by Glen Cotton

  • CA PCA Acc4444
  • Fonds
  • 1995

This fonds consists of a brief article which outlines the administration and history of the show including changing standards, numbers and prices.

The first annual Easter Beef Show and Sale, held in the spring of 1952 was organized by a group of Prince Edward Island beef producers. As well as assisting in the marketing of beef, the show has been instrumental in changing breeding practices to result in a better quality product.

"Fathers of Confederation" : National Schools film / produced by Sandy Lumsden : [1864, 1964]

  • CA PCA Acc4052
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1989]

This fonds consists of 17 photographs of the Fathers of Confederation at the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences, of Province House and the Confederation Chamber, and of the reenactment of the Charlottetown Conference in 1964. The photographs were used in the production of the National Schools film "Fathers of Confederation" produced by Sandy Lumsden, CBC Halifax, Nova Scotia.

"Fixed link" scrapbook

  • CA PCA Acc4708
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1992

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, primarily from Island papers from 15 August 1989 to 3 December 1992 documenting the controversy surrounding the proposal to build a fixed link (ultimately Confederation Bridge) between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. The scrapbook was kept by Jim Johnson of the P.E.I. Department of Development.

P.E.I. Department of Development

"History of St. Cuthbert's"

  • CA PCA Acc4172
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1970]

This history of St. Cuthbert's Parish in St. Theresa's, Prince Edward Island traces the development of the parish from a mission church to 1970. The history includes a list of resident priests, a list of priests and sisters from St. Cuthbert's Parish and a list of the first Catholic settlers if the Mission of St. Cuthbert.

In the 1840s, following an influx of Irish Catholic immigrants to the Fort Augustus, Prince Edward Island, area, a mission church was established on the Baldwin's Road. This church, which had been dedicated to St. Cuthbert, served the mission for nearly thirty years when it was decided that a larger church was required. This second church stood from 1875 until 1879 when it was destroyed by a windstorm. Construction immediately started on a new church which was completed and dedicated to St. Theresa in 1886. In 1912 the parish hired architect James Harris to design a a larger church. Upon its completion in 1919 the new church was returned to the patronage of St. Cuthbert.

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"Minding the House : a biographical guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs, 1873 - 1993" collection : ca.1880-2001

  • CA PCA Acc4879
  • Collection
  • Copied 2000-2001

This collection contains files on Members of the Legislative Assembly serving Prince Edward Island between 1873 and 1993. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name and contain draft biographical notes, copies of articles from books, newspapers and other publications, source checklists, copies of vital statistics documents, a small amount of correspondence and one portrait photograph of Marion Reid.

Association of Former Members of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island

"Railway King" photograph : [ca. 1872]

  • CA PCA Acc2966
  • Collection
  • Photographed 1977

This collection consists of one photograph of a painting of the barque "Railway King", ca. 1872. The artist is unknown. The barque "Railway King" was built in Summerside on 12 December 1871 by James Colledge Pope. The sailing ship had 3 masts and 2 decks. She measured 166 feet long, 34 feet wide, 17 feet deep and weighed 789 tons. Her master was Captain Allan Finlayson of Vernon River. On 14 June 1872, she was turned over to merchant James Malcolm of Liverpool. She went down off Cape Canso, Nova Scotia on 9 December 1872.

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"The Island Magazine" photographic fonds : [1920-1935]

  • CA PCA Acc3199
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1980

"The Island Magazine" is a semi-annual publication of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation comprised of articles and reviews of Island history and folklore. The first volume was published in the Fall-Winter of 1976. This fonds consists of 5 photographs, ca. 1920-1935. All photos are of people and are identified with the exception of a group photo of 7 boys at the Northam School, ca. 1935.

Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation

"Turret Bell" crew photograph : 1906

  • CA PCA Acc4920
  • Collection
  • 1906

The collection consists of one photograph of the original crew of the whaleback steamer "Turret Bell", ashore at Cable Head, Prince Edward Island, in 1906. The photographer is unknown and the individuals in the photograph are unidentified.

The ship "Turret Bell" was launched from Newcastle-on-Tyne, England in 1894. On 2 November 1906 the ship was blown off course and onto rocks off Cable Head, Prince Edward Island. The ship was a local viewing attraction for three years, until it was salvaged on 31 July 1909. The ship was towed to Charlottetown, then to Quebec for repairs, after which she returned to her work in coastal shipping and trading.

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104th Regiment of Foot fonds : 1812-1813

  • CA PCA Acc2349
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [before 1971]

This fonds consists of the quarterly pay list of the 104th Regiment of Foot dated 25 September 1812 to 24 March 1813. Pay master was H. H. Carmichael. Information includes the number, rank, and name of the individuals, the amount of pay and additional allowances issued, and general remarks.

Great Britain. Army. 104th Regiment of Foot

1939 Royal visit photograph : [14 June 1939]

  • CA PCA Acc4882
  • Collection
  • Copied 2004

The photograph shows King George VI and Queen Elizabeth outside of Province House in Charlottetown during their visit to Prince Edward Island on 14 June 1939. The King and Queen can be seen shaking hands with a group of war veterans. The man shaking the Queen's hand in the photograph is Nicholas Murphy. In 1939 King George VI of England and his wife Queen Elizabeth made a month-long tour of Canada. They set sail for Canada on 6 May and travelled for nine days across the Atlantic Ocean. The King and Queen's first stop in Canada was Quebec City. On 14 June 1939, near the end of their tour, the royal couple visited Charlottetown, PEI.

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