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J.E. Gilpatrick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941-1942

The fonds consists of a collection of letters, postcards, photographs, newspaper clippings, minutes of barracks committee meetings, official memos, U.S. Base publications, theatre programs and schedules, poems, miscellaneous receipts, stamped envelopes, a map and beer mat, which were pasted into two scrapbooks. The items were arranged chronologically as they were received by Mrs. Elsie P. Gilpatrick from her husband, Jerome E. Gilpatrick, while he was serving in Argentia, Newfoundland, from March 1941 to August 1942.

The most significant part of the collection is the correspondence, detailing the daily life, concerns and complaints of the men during the construction of the U.S. Naval Base, and the personal concerns of Mr. Gilpatrick and his family. To round out his description, Mr. Gilpatrick also sent ephemera such as the theatre programs, the base newsletter, photographs and official memos, resulting in an interesting portrait of this little American colony in Newfoundland in the early years of World War Two. There is some incidental commentary on the wider arena of the war and of Newfoundland.

The scrapbooks were carefully dismembered after taking sample photographs of their condition and compiling a page by page index of their contents. The material has been arranged in series according to form and function, and in the chronological order of their creation, as far as possible. Series are as follows: Series 1.00, Correspondence; Series 2.00, Photographs; Series 3.00, Newspaper clippings; Series 4.00, Memos; Series 5.00, Minutes; Series 6.00, Publications; Series 7.00, Theatre schedules; Series 8.00, Poems; Series 9.00, Miscellanea.

Gilpatrick, J.E.

Monsignor John St. John fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1848, 1874 -1918

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. John St. John, including clerical appointments, letters concerning ordination, correspondence with Archbishop Howley, travel receipts and orders, last will and testament, May 1911; information on births (Torbay, Nov.-Dec. 1917), marriages (Nov. 1917, Torbay) and deaths (Torbay, December 1917), last will and testament, and disposal of estate. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and obituary.

St. John, John

Rev. John Ryan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1843, 1883-1908

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. John Ryan, including letter of appointment, correspondence, and last will and testament. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Ryan, John

Rev. Adrian Joyce Dee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896, 1919-1951

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Adrian Dee, including Silver Jubilee Notice, academic records, Holy Heart Seminary, Diaconate Testimonials (1919), correspondence (from Archbishop Roche, re: fish for the Church (1920); letter of appointment to Argentia, 1922; financial state of the parish, 1922; letter concerning fishing days - possibility of a convent in Argentia, 1922; credit note for John Gale, building Fox Harbour Church 1922; letter re: Samson of Fox Harbour, 1922; credit note, 1922; condition of the house, 1922; Confirmation dates, 1924; letter concerning vacating Argentia, 1941; disparity of cult for King and Roache, 1942; letter concerning establishing a parish in Fox Harbour and Ship Harbour, 1945), and last will and testament (1952). Fonds also include newspaper clippings, and printed material related to his life.

Dee, Adrian Joyce

Rev. D. Savin fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896, 1918-1949

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. John Savin, including academic reports, correspondence regarding a mission for Argentia, (1921), his removal from Holy Rosary Parish (1922) and transfer to the Diocese of Montreal. Fonds also includes printed material related to his life and activities.

Savin, John D.

Rev. Francis McCullogh fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1893

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Francis McCullogh and includes baptismal certificate and pastoral appointments. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

McCullogh, Francis

Rev. Plagius Nowlan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1784-1871

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Plagius Nowlan, including baptismal certificate and canonical documents. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Nowlan, Plagius

Rev. Robert Brennan fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1829, 1855-1896

Fonds consists of records related to Rev. Robert Brennan including appointments. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Brennan, Robert

Thomas Andrew Hall fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1835, 1840, 1913-1942

The fonds consists of professional and personal fonds of T.A. Hall, predominantly documents and correspondence which relate to Hall's various building projects, including a hospital for the insane; Rose Blanche church; St. John's Cathedral decorations; Port de Grave breakwater; Rennies Mill Road church; Queen's College chapel; various blueprints including, the Church of England boys' orphanage (circa 1936), Placentia bridge (1941), Newfoundland airport, Humber Arm dam, etc. The fonds also contains personal correspondence, a sketchbook of people, images, and landscapes, a photograph album of the Argentia Naval Air Base, a travel log, and postcards. The fonds also includes the 1835 will of John Hall and a related letter (1840).

Hall, Thomas Andrew