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She never was a lady

  • CA MNBM ID1753
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  • 1953

This is the script of the radio play "She Never was a Lady" about the sailing ship "Marco Polo". The "Marco Polo" was constructed in Saint John, New Brunswick, by James Smith. It was purchased by James Barnes of Black Ball Line of Australian packets. On its first run to Australia in 1852, Captain James Forbes boasted that he would have the ship back on the Mersey within 6 months, which was an unheard of feat in those days. Captain Forbes arrived back in Liverpool in 5 months and 21 days. Over the years, the "Marco Polo" routinely kept very fast times. The ship was lost in 1883 and off Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.

Schull, Joseph, 1906-1980

Voluntary enlistment register, Charlotte County

  • PANB MC3148
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  • 27 September 1915-30 August 1917

This register records the voluntary recruitment of 553 men in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, for service overseas during the First World War, dating from 27 September 1915, when a major recruiting drive was underway in the province, until 30 August 1917, the day after Prime Minister Robert Borden's Military Service Act became law. It may be a manuscript copy of the enlistment register in which names of volunteers were recorded initially during or immediately after recruitment rallies.

Each entry provides the recruit's name, place of residence, age at recruitment, marital status, date of enlistment, nationality, and the unit to which he was assigned. Most of the men were Canadians, natives of Charlotte County, N.B. Other places of residence include Albert, Charlotte, St. John, York, Carleton, and Kings counties in N.B.; Nova Scotia; Prince Edward Island; Ontario; United States of America (Maine); England; Ireland; Scotland; Newfoundland; Denmark; and Romania. A very few gave their nationality as Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Russian, or Syrian.

A few notations, such as "stopped by mother," "discharged," "wife objected" or "rejected," are recorded in the margins. Occasionally, the name of the recruiter -- H. V. Dewar, Herman G. Smith, or ? McDowell -- and the place of recuitment -- St. George, St. Andrews, Castalia -- are given. The entries are in several different hands.

On the record book's cover is printed "Hospital Admission & Discharge Book". The recruitment entries begin at the back of the book.

Volunteer Enlistment Register

A.H. Johnson letterbook

  • CA UNB MG H 32
  • Item
  • 1877-1899

Letterbook of lawyer A. H. Johnson of Chatham, N.B., dating from 1877-1879.

Johnson, A.H., fl. 1877-1879

Muriel Edwards letter

  • PANB MC2770
  • Item
  • 14 January 1916

This letter is representative of hundreds of such thank-you letters written by Canadian soldiers serving overseas during the First World War to New Brunswick school children. Here Staff Sargeant V. A. Giles, of the 1st Canadian Division, thanks Muriel Edwards, then a girl of 11-years-old, for her letter and an "awfully nice bag of candy" he received in the post. He comments that "you cannot tell what great pleasure it gave all the Canadian Soldiers to receive them and knowing that all our dear little Girls at home are working for us."

Muriel Erma Edwards

Henry Kreisel diary of an internment

  • PANB MC2768
  • Item
  • 1977

Photocopied, printed copy of Henrick Kreisel's account of his internment in the camp at Ripples, near Fredericton, from 1940-1941, and the events leading-up to his incarceration.

Henrich Kreisel

J.L. Black & Sons Bill

  • 5
  • Item
  • 1928

Item is a bill from purchases made by George Rogers at J. L. Black & Sons Wholesale and Retail Merchants

Leo LeBlanc Photograph

  • Tantramar Heritage Trust 2008.05.01
  • Item
  • 2008

Item is a modern copyprint of a photograph of Leo Leblanc, taken in England at the end of his service in World War II. This item is a reproduction of a photo taken around 1945.

George Anderson Installation Permit

  • Tantramar Heritage Trust 2007.06.02
  • Item
  • 1870

Item is a permit to install electric wiring at M. A. Crawford’s place at 47 Queen’s Road in Sackville, New Brunswick. The electrical contractor listed on the permit is George Anderson.

Anderson, George

Norman Morrison letterbook

  • CA UNB MG H 44a
  • Item
  • [1740-1759]

Typescript copy of a portion of Norman Morrison's letterbook dating between 1740 and 1759.

Morrison, Norman, fl. 1740-1759

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