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Agnes Pratt Home fonds

  • Fonds
  • [195-]-1995

Fonds consists of administrative records of the Senior Citizens Home, including property (legal and financial) ([195-]-1987), Watkins Estate trust fund account (1979-1982), annual reports (1975-1995), financial statements (1962-1994), reports and correspondence to various agencies (primarily the United Church of Canada ) (1958-1992), minutes and reports of the board (1972-1993). In addition there is a file concerning several expansions of the home (1970-1986). Several issues of the home's newsletter are included (1979, 1993). It also includes blueprints, architect's assessments, brochures and photographs. Also included are several ancillary files containing miscellaneous information as it relates to housing the elderly.

Agnes Pratt Home

Alan Goodridge & Sons Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1840, 1894, 1900, 1909

The fonds consists of four ledgers for 1840, 1894, 1900 and 1909. They contain accounts of the fish business originally established by Henry Goodridge (b.1762) at Renews. The 1840 ledger gives accounts of the fishery, smithery, cooperage, shipwright and schooner operation, as well as personal accounts. The ledgers for 1894, 1900 and 1909 are probably from the St. John's office, but they also include business accounts relating to the Southern Shore.

Alan Goodridge & Sons

Archdeacon Kyran Walsh fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1809, 1839-1868

Fonds consists of records related to Archdeacon Kyran Walsh including canonical documents of ordination and appointment. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Walsh, Kyran

Archdeacon Thomas O'Connor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1813-1884

Fonds consists of records related to Archdeacon Thomas O'Connor, including baptismal certificate and canonical documents. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

O'Connor, Thomas

Baine, Johnston & Co. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1806-1958

This fonds consists of original and photocopied documents for Baine, Johnston & Co.'s operations at Battle Harbour, Labrador, and St. John's, 1806-1958. The records are arranged in two series: Records relating to Battle Harbour, Labrador; and records relating to St. John's.

The records for the St. John's business consist of ledgers, desk diaries, letterbooks, office accounts, shipping records, correspondence and published materials.

The material for Battle Harbour consists of legal documents relating to property, insurances, wills and estate papers. Other records include: office accounts, shipping records and correspondence; a list of planters at Battle Harbour in 1871 and a list of planters in Labrador, 1871; and a family tree of the Grieve family.

Baine, Johnston & Co.

Basil Fearn fonds

  • Fonds
  • [194- ]-[197-]

Fonds consists of 235 black and white photographs and negatives, mainly of vessels constructed at the Clarenville Shipyard during the period that Basil Fearn was manager of the yard, commencing in 1947. The majority of the photographs are identified. At least 50 percent of the images show vessels under construction at the yard. Some of the images were printed from negatives in 1997.

Vessels include the Matthew, the Terra Nova, the Newfoundland, the Marilyn Marie, the Richard, the Northern Wave, the George Kentner, the Philip E. Lake, the Penny Luck, the Shirley Blanche, the Algerine, the Hermitage, the Random Sound, the East Wind and the Right Wind, built for Job Brothers.

Fearn, Basil

Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Parish (St. John's, N.L.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1793-1998

Fonds consists of baptismal (1802-1855), marriage (1793-1882), and publication (1873-1907) registers; a marriage register index (1821-1855); microfilm reels of marriage registers (1793-1899) and baptismal registers (1802-1889); a register that documents the conveyance of stone for the construction of the Cathedral (1837-1857); canonical decrees and maps delineating parish boundaries (1982-1998); correspondence relating to the general operation of the parish and the maintenance of the Basilica-Cathedral (1853, 1952-1955, 1972-1979); photographs of the Basilica-Cathedral and its ornamentation (1980); and articles of incorporation for the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John's (1913).

Material also has been collected around the theme of the parish and integrated into the fonds by the Archives. This material includes newspaper clippings, articles, and histories detailing the construction, ornamentation, and architecture of the Basilica-Cathedral, and church bulletins and publications. Photocopies predominate.

Basilica-Cathedral of St. John the Baptist (St. John's, N.L.)

Bishop James Louis O'Donel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1737-1811, predominant 1784-1811

Fonds consists of canonical certificates of ordination, correspondence and a copy of his last will and testament. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

O'Donel, James Louis

Bishop Michael Fintan Power fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1915

The fonds contains correspondence, 3 Shares of War Memorial, research notes, and a baptism record (1878). Many of the items concern a possible claim to property known as the "Lady Tucker Estate," Sherbourne, England. The fonds also includes newspaper clippings.

Power, Michael Fintan

Bishop Patrick Lambert fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1754-1816

Fonds consists of letters of appointment, diary notes, testimonial letters, land lease for the Old Chapel (St. John's), correspondence and a copy of his last will and testament. Fonds also includes newspaper clippings and printed material related to his life.

Lambert, Patrick

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