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Pinsent photograph collection

  • Collection
  • Reproduced [197-] (originally created [18--]-[19--])

The collection consists of copy prints of older photographs of Sir Robert J. Pinsent and other family members. Subjects include the Pinsent property at Salmonier, Newfoundland; fishing on the Little River, Codroy; opening of the House of Assembly (1896); view of St. John's; and scenes of the Newfoundland railway.

Pinsent, Sir Robert John

Private Arthur E. W. Maidment fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1921

Consists of correspondence between 1916 - 1917; a copy of the New Testament; letters of sympathy from King George, Governor and Lady Davidson and telegrams expressing condolences, as well as estate papers; a copy of a set of by-laws for the Loyal Orange Association and eleven black and white photographs.

The material has been divided into the following series: Series 1: Correspondence, 1916 - 1917; Series 2: Letters of Sympathy,1917; Series 3: Estate Papers, 1916 - 1920; Series 4: New Testament; Series 5: Miscellaneous, 1906,1911, 1915, 1921.

Maidment, Arthur Ernest White

Rennie family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1831, 1896-1980

The fonds consists of the personal papers and photographs of the Rennie family of St. John's, including sketches by Marjorie Rennie (1906), and by R. M. Rennie (1921 and undated); bank statements (1923-31, 1938); correspondence (1931,1936, 1937); Christmas cards (from Prime Minister of Newfoundland-1928, and Royal Canadian Legion-1984); poetry; song lyrics (1866); railway voucher for W. Picco for Royal Canadian Navy (1916). The fonds also includes newspaper clippings.

The fonds consists of records relating to the Rennie businesses including, client list (1982, 1984), R.M. Rennie professional appointment, correspondence with Agriculture Canada (1977), correspondence relating to property ownership (1892, 1893, 1896, 1963), record of labour book (1896-1897), documents relating to the Rennie Baking Company (1902, 1907), undated records of supplies for Rennie's Mill, sales and receipt books (1899-1900, 1956-1981), property maps of Whitbourne property for the National Defence (1742); Corner Brook Bowater's pulp and paper mill (1945); and lot of land leased to U.S.A (1942). The fonds also includes newspaper clippings relating to the Rennie businesses.

Rennie family

Rev. George M. Johnson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1855-1862

The fonds consists of 15 diaries in the form of numbered booklets of around 30 - 32 pages each, handwritten, with the inclusive dates recorded on the front cover. The collection starts with Diary 13, March 11 to May 8, 1855, moves to Diaries 33 - 35, November 6, 1858 to June 20, 1859, and finally Diaries 45 - 55, December 18, 1860 to December 31, 1862. The location of the missing diaries, which presumably started with his incumbency at Portugal Cove and included a trip to Labrador and the death of his first wife in 1860, is unknown.

The diaries record the weather, the texts on which all his sermons were preached, the size of the congregations, number of communicants, amount of offetory and other collections, names of the sick and other parishioners visited, baptisms, churching of women, burials and occasional weddings. His duties took him on many journeys, walking, on horse back, by cart and by catamaran, to visit his various parishes, as well as on visits to his brother R. Malcolm Johnson, friends, fellow clergymen, church services, meetings and the Colonial Building. Personal activities, such as tending his horse and garden, reading, writing sermons and letters, listening to his children's lessons, picnicking and boating, are also listed. There is very little reflection on the politics or worldly news of the day.

Johnson, George M.

Rev. William Charles Shears fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1864-1903

The letters range over the period from 1864 to 1903, though there is nothing between 1874 and 1898. The correspondents include Edward Feild, Bishop of Newfoundland; Shears' future wife, Emma Laura Harvey; his brother Fred; and his good friend Robert Holland Taylor, Anglican incumbent of Brigus parish from the early 1860's to 1886, and of Baltimore, NJ, from at least 1898 to 1903. The five photographs, all albumen prints in carte-de-visite form, were in one envelope, but only one is identified and dated, July 14, 1865. The material has been arranged in two series, with an appendix: Series 1.00, Textual materials; Series 2.00, Photographs; Appendix 1, Correspondence and other material relating to the collection.

Shears, William Charles

Stephen V. James fonds

  • Fonds
  • c.1888

The fonds consists of 3 bound notebooks and 3 photographs. Two of the notebooks contain school material; the third appears to be a delivery ledger and contains names and addresses of St. John's residents. One photograph appears to be a wedding portrait, entitled the James family; two are class portraits, entitled St. Bond's [sic] Class and Convent St. John's 1880's.

James, Stephen V.

Thomas L. Blake collection

  • Collection
  • Reproduced in 1977, (originally created 1883-1890)

The collection consists of a typescript of a diary of Thomas L. Blake covering the period from 1893-1890. Collection also includes a photocopy of Blake's handwritten original diary.

Blake, Thomas L.

Thomas Roberts fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1865-1916; predominant 1903

The fonds consists of a diary and photo album compiled by Thomas Roberts on his trip to Newfoundland in 1903, and a letter received from a cousin in Montreal while he was in Brigus. There is also a prayer book which belonged to a family member, and various Newfoundland, Canadian and British one cent or one penny coins dating from 1865 to 1916. The material has been arranged in three series, with non-original material concerning Mr. Roberts, together with correspondence between Mrs. Newton and Bobbie Robertson, Secretary of the Newfoundland Historical Society, being placed in an appendix. Series are as follows: Series 1.00, Textual materials; Series 2.00, Photographs; Series 3.00, Coins; Appendix 1, Correspondence and other material relating to the collection.

Roberts, Thomas

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