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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.


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.


Anonymous Kings County lawyer's fonds

  • CA PCA Acc4607
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898

The fonds contains an accounts ledger, inscribed "Ledger D" which records the legal work done and the charges made for the lawyer's clients, most of whom are identified as living in Kings County communities.


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.


Anonymous Queens County lumber dealer's fonds

  • CA PCA Acc2723
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1879

The fonds contains an account book, inscribed "Brush Book," which lists purchases made by the lumber dealer's clients, most of whom are identified as living in Queens County, Prince Edward Island.


Ayrshire Field Day - Home of W. A. Moase & Son

  • CA PCA Acc4468
  • Fonds
  • 4 August 1962

The fonds consists of a photograph taken of 22 Prince Edward Island breeders who had been breeding Ayrshire cattle for 40 years or more. It was taken at the home of W. A. Moase & Son in Kensington on the occasion of an Ayrshire Field Day, 4 August 1962.

Front row: Earle MacRae, Willard Prowse, W. A. MacLean, D.J. Mullins, Keith Boswell, W. A. Moase, Mrs. George Boswall, George Matheson, Edwin Reid, John A. MacDonald

Back row: Major MacRae, Windsor Bell, Wilfred Furness, Gavin Reid, R. C. Parent (representing Experimental Farm), J. Heber MacPhail, P. A. MacIsaac, Fred MacRae, Louis Cairns, Alan MacLeod, William Younker, Earle Ings


Bank of Nova Scotia, Charlottetown hockey team photograph

  • CA PCA Acc4313
  • Collection
  • 1932-1933

This collection consists of a photograph of the Bank of Nova Scotia hockey team, 1932/33. Individuals are identified as follows:

Front row, left to right: Ralph Ramsay, Summerside; Ivan Sinclair, Charlottetown; Robin Cameron, Charlottetown; John Denny, Charlottetown; Herbie Desborough, Truro

Middle row, left to right: Stan Stewart, Victoria, PEI; Alan Mosher, Truro; Ed Owen, Charlottetown; Phil Meek, Canning, N.S.

Back row, left to right: Carl Tibert (Assistant Manager); Jud Logan, Grand Manan

The Bank of Nova Scotia opened its first branch on Prince Edward Island on 19 June 1882 in a building purchased from the defunct Bank of Prince Edward Island located at the northeast corner of Great George and King Streets. In 1883 it amalgamated with the Union Bank of Prince Edward Island and removed to that institution's building on the southeast corner of Great George and Richmond Streets. It continued to conduct business at this site until 1921 when it moved into new premises at Grafton and University where it remains today. (Information taken from "The Currency and medals of Prince Edward Island" by Robert J. Graham, Earle K. Kennedy, J. Richard Becker.)


Boer War letter to James Robert Stewart

  • CA PCA Acc4999
  • Collection
  • 29 March 1900

This letter was written from Bloemfontein, South Africa on 29 March 1900 by "Lorne" during the South African Boer War and was sent to James Robert Stewart of Bayview, Prince Edward Island. In the letter, Lorne (whose surname is unknown) describes the conditions of soldiers in the British Army during the war. Lorne outlines how he was under fire four times, participated in one of the hardest marches ever performed by the British Army, slept in wet clothes, fought all day without eating, and drank from the Modder River as rotting horses, mules, oxen, and dead Boers floated by.

The creator is unknown, identified only as "Lorne".

James Robert Stewart was born 1 September 1864 and lived and farmed in Bayview, Prince Edward Island. In 1891, he married Jennie Ingles Bulman of New Glasgow. Mr. and Mrs. Stewart died in 1939 and 1940, respectively, and are buried together in the Cavendish / Presbyterian United Cemetery.


Bridges of Prince County, Prince Edward Island

  • CA PCA Acc4706
  • Collection
  • [194?]

The collection consists of three photographs of bridges in Prince County, Prince Edward Island, i.e. Hatchery Bridge over the Dunk River, Beaton's Bridge and the bridge over Little Pierre Jacques. At least two of the three images were taken by L. H. Read, Summerside photographer.

Read, Lorne Hiram

Canadian National Railway tug of war team photograph : [1929]

  • CA PCA Acc4294
  • Collection
  • [1929]

This single collected item consists of an image depicting the members of the Canadian National Railway tug of war team in 1929. Individuals are identified as follows:

Standing left to right:
S. Duffy (manager), E. Cantwell, S.Hood, W.L. Munroe, B. Wood, G. MacKay

Seated left to right:
George Stewart, A. McEachern (captain), J. Leightizer (coach), L. Matheson, J. Strain, J.M. MacAlleer (anchor)


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