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Only top-level descriptions Public Archives and Records Office of Prince Edward Island Diaries (1900-1950)
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McGougan family fonds

  • CA PCA Acc2976
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1936

This fonds consists of three scrapbooks (1877-1899; 1901-1912; 1936) belonging to Barbara McGougan as well as two diaries, dating 1910 - 1912 and 1914 - 1916, written by John McGougan. The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings of poems, deaths, marriages, and current events. Also included are pictures (unidentified), wedding invitations, and MacLeod family genealogy. The diaries contain references to the weather, family members, and church and prayer meetings held at the Indian River church.

The scrapbooks in this fonds are three of the thirty to fourty scrapbooks estimated to have been compiled by Barbara MacLeod throughout her lifetime.

McGougan, John (Family)

McEachern family fonds : [1839-1901]

  • CA PCA Acc3192
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1980, Photocopied 1984

This fonds consists of an exercise book belonging to John McEachern, a diary of the McEachern family for the period 1839 to 1901, and a McEachern genealogy written by John McEachern in 1866. The diary, which was started by John McEachern and continued by his sons Lauchlin and Dougald after his death, contains daily accounts of weather and life on the farm. The end of the diary also includes a section entitled "Fragments of Family History" (1850) written by John outlining his family's Scottish roots and their emigration to Prince Edward Island. This appears to have been the predecessor to his more detailed McEachern genealogy.

McEachern (Family), Rice Point (P.E.I.)

Helen MacDonald collection : [1944, 1957, 1979-1980]

  • CA PCA Acc3194
  • Collection
  • Microfilmed and photocopied 1980

The collection consists of the diary of Lieutenant Colonel James Kenneth MacIsaac, D. A. P. C. (Deputy Assistant Principal Chaplain) for the First Canadian Army, who took over the post after Lieutenant Colonel M. Roy was made A. P. C. (Assistant Principal Chaplain). Father MacIsaac's portion of the diary begins in May 1944 and contains comments on attendance at confession and mass, meetings of the senior chaplains, and the general mood of the soldiers. The collection also contains newspaper clippings related to Father MacIsaac's golden anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in 1979, notices of his death in 1980, a copy of his obituary, telegrams offering condolences on his death, and a copy of the eulogy which was read by Father Gary Killion at his funeral. There is also a copy of the development and budget canvass for Our Lady of Victory Memorial Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, for March 1957.

MacDonald, Helen

Lorne S. Johnston fonds : [1919-1956]

  • CA PCA Acc3971
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1986

This fonds consists of four scrapbooks of newspaper articles written from 1979 to 1986 by "Ole Salt" Lorne Johnston, a notebook containing notes and story drafts, 33 files of notes and 2 files of articles on various subjects including: ferries, iceboat racing, Lower Montague, and schooner captains. There is also: a typescript copy of "Notes from My Diary" (essentially a weather diary) for the years 1919 to 1956, newspaper articles, a letter from Johnnie Williams, and a letter from Gary MacDougall.

Johnston, Lorne

Palmer/Haslam/Inman/Muncey family fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4311
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1860-1993 ; Copied 1997, 2011

This fonds consists of the records of members of the Palmer, Haslam, Inman and Muncey families. The records span the years ca.1860-1993 and include diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, and other materials. The fonds has been divided into the following series:

Series 1: James B. Palmer
Series 2: Sarah Palmer
Series 3: Ida Palmer
Series 4: Edith E. Palmer
Series 5: Amelia Palmer
Series 6: Hedley V. Palmer
Series 7: Lilly (Palmer) and Henry Inman
Series 8: Mary Inman
Series 9: Lucy (Palmer) and George L. Haslam
Series 10: Gladys Muriel Haslam
Series 11: Robert J. Haslam
Series 12: Reginald and Doris (Muncey) Haslam
Series 13: Sue (Muncey) Lowther
Series 14: Lloyd Haslam
Series 15: Albert James Haslam
Series 16: Miscellaneous personal papers
Series 17: Photographs and scrapbooks

Haslam, George Leslie (Family)

Arthur Dickieson family (New Glasgow, P.E.I.) diary and account book

  • CA PCA Acc4337
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1915

This fonds consists of a volume containing household accounts as well as accounts with various individuals. In the latter case indication is rarely given as to the reason for the amount listed. The volume also contains a brief diary (Jan-April 1914) kept by Harriet Dickieson in which she notes her daily activities such as cleaning, sewing, making butter and soap as well as visits to and from neighbours, activities of her children, church and community happenings. a few pages include "New Glasgow notes".

Dickieson, Arthur B. (Family)

Philip D. McKenna fonds : [1916-1919, ca. 192-?]

  • CA PCA Acc4919
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2006

The fonds consists of a bound transcription of the World War I diary of Philip D. McKenna for the period 1916 to 1919. The typed diary was transcribed from the original hand-written diaries and chronicles Philip's experiences serving with the 8th and 11th Canadian Siege Batteries in Britain and France. The fonds also includeds is a copy of an undated photograph of Philip McKenna.

McKenna, Philip D.

Wesley S. Turner fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4926
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1920, 1928

The fonds contains twelve original diaries (dated 1916-1920) kept by Wesley S. Turner as a teenager in the Bridgetown/Dundas area of Prince Edward Island. The diaries outline Wesley's daily activities (such as completing chores and attending Upton School) as well as community events and information about the activities of his family, friends and neighbours. The diaries also include some poems, essays, and short stories, as well as a few loose newspaper clippings. The fonds also contains three volumes into which Wesley began copying his early diaries in 1928. The last entry in the transcribed diaries is 11 August 1918. The fonds also contains a Bible belonging to Wesley S. Turner, some genealogical notes, an undated Christmas prayer card, and an undated membership card for the Independent Order of Young Canadians (I.O.Y.C.). The Bible also includes notes and roll call for the first meeting of the I.O.Y.C. on 19 February 1915.

Turner, Wesley S.

Beairsto family fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4948
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1949; 1972

This fonds consists of records belonging to the Beairsto family of Malpeque, Prince Edward Island. The records include Benjamin Beairsto's magistrate book (1851-1869) and a North Shore House Hotel ledger (1889-1903), the back section of which was used as a diary by Ralph Beairsto, documenting farm life (1933-1938). A small notebook diary for October 1920 to January 1921 has also been attributed to Ralph Beairso. The fonds also contains a post-1888 photo of North Shore House Hotel and a newspaper article about the hotel (1972). Also, the fonds consists of a book that appears to have been used by at least three individuals as a diary, including a young woman attending college in Charlottetown, an unidentified individual (April 1912), and another individual (April to June 1913, 1938-1940). The handwriting for the 1913 and 1938-1940 entries matches that found in other diaries in the fonds which have been attributed by the donor to Ralph Beairsto. The book also includes loose papers listing names, household and farm item, and prices. The fonds also includes a ledger listing names of individuals hired and method of payment (1893-ca. 1935) and as well as accounts (1935-1949). Finally, there are two crayon portraits [1880-1899] of the second generation to own and operate North Shore House, Benjamin Beairsto and his wife, Ann MacNutt.

Beairsto (Family)

Elizabeth Reeves fonds : [1939-1979]

  • CA PCA Acc3262
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1981

The fonds consists of a series of diaries from 1939 to 1979. Each covers a period of approximately five or six years with entries for the same day of each year written on the same page. Entries contain information about the weather, farm chores, family and community events. At the end of each diary there is a section containing items of interest such as genealogical information, deaths, marriages, fires, and community happenings from the area of Freetown, Bedeque, Wiltshire, and Kensington.

Reeves, Elizabeth (Burns)

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