Fonds - Arthur Gardner fonds

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Arthur Gardner fonds

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  • 1861-1924 (Creation)
    Gardner, Arthur

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30.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Arthur Gardner Sr. was born on September 9, 1854 in British Harbour, Trinity Bay. He was one of six children born to Edward and Grace (Abbott) Gardner. He married Mary Colbourne and together they had eleven children. From the 1870s to the time of his death, Mr. Gardner ran a comprehensive general business that encompassed a wide circle of both the buying and selling trade around his hometown. Mr. Gardner passed away in British Harbour on May 17, 1916.

Custodial history

This collection was gathered and conserved by Nina (Tilley) Silk, lately of Grand Falls Windsor. Mrs. Silk is the daughter of Annabelle (Gardner) and Angus Tilley and the grand-daughter of Arthur Gardner Sr. The items of this collection were sent to this Archives in installments beginning in the autumn of 2005.

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The fonds consists of day books, shop books, a log book for St. Augustine’s School, and a book titled “History of British Harbour, Newfoundland”.

The fonds has been arranged in four series: Series 1: Day Book, 1861-1888, 1897-1899, 1904-1905; Series 2: Shop Book, 1878-1885, 1893, 1895-1896; Series 3: Log Book, 1910-1915; Series 4: History of British Harbour, Newfoundland.

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Created - August 21, 2013

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  • English

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