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Edgar Baird photograph collection

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  • Copied Nov.1997 (originally created [193-?])

Collection consists of 6 photographs copied from photographs collected by Edgar Baird relating to Glenwood, Gambo and Bay D'Espoir, Newfoundland.

Collection includes 2 images of the SS Kyle unloading in the ice at Bay D'Espoir, with loggers using teams (mostly oxen), dated Mar. 1939; a photograph of men taking supplies by horse and sled to a logging camp (193-); and a photograph of Gleneagles ( site of a flying boat base), Glenwood.

The collection also includes a photograph of Mi'kmaq woman, Maggie John, Glenwood, posing with baskets in front of her log cabin, and a portrait of Jesse Abbott, logger and riverman of Gambo. Abbott died when releasing a log jam and was swept over the falls.

Baird, Edgar

Barque Snow Queen collection

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  • Microfilmed 1982 (originally created 1876-1889)

The collection consists of microfilmed records from the papers of Frieze and Roy, merchants and shipowners (Maitland, Nova Scotia) and includes charter parties and other papers relating to the vessel Snow Queen, 1876-1889.

Snow Queen (barque)

English 200 collection

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  • 1962-1968

The collection consists of short term papers, brief responses to on-going folklore survey project on folklore survey cards and assorted brief items on slips of paper. The collection represents material gathered from English 200 students as a consequence of the teaching efforts of Herbert Halpert and his colleague Elizabeth Orsten. Subjects covered include weather, tall tales, legends, traditional medicine, Newfoundland dialectical expressions, proverbial sayings, beliefs, songs, customs, riddles and games. Orsten contributed examples of proverbial sayings on dumbness. Students obtained the information from informants or from their own experiences. Some biographical information on individual informants is available.

The folklore survey cards contain information from the student manuscripts and therefore are duplicated by some of the manuscript material. Fifty of the cards were contributed by students from other English 200 classes and by Dr. Halpert.

Halpert, Herbert

English parish records collection

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  • Microfilmed 1973-1980 (originally created 1531-1906)

The Maritime History Archive commenced the collection of English parish records during the period 1973-1980. The parish records document the genealogical origins of Newfoundland families whose ancestors had emigrated from England before the twentieth century.

Collection consists of microfilmed copies of records of many parishes in the south West of England, particularly in the counties of Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Hampshire. The collection focuses on those areas which supplied crews for the Newfoundland fishery and the places of origin of Newfoundland settlers. Devon parishes predominate. The collection is indexed by parish.

George Snelgrove collection

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  • 1907-1988

Collection consists of photographs of various vessels in St. John's, harbour and elsewhere. Photographs include the following: the management and staff of Murray Agencies [1950s]; 2 photographs of the Department of Transport vessel Sea Beacon; the deck of the tug Glenmore, Furness Withy; the Signa tied up at Murray's wharf; 11 photographs of the voyage of the Hudson Bay Company vessel Fort James; the sinking of the Signa (1959); the Gazella; the Anglo Newfoundland Development (AND) paper company shed; the SS Stephano; and 6 photographs of the two-masted schooner James Burton Cook.

The collections also includes 21 charts of Newfoundland and the North Atlantic, including a 1907 map of Howley's geological survey of Newfoundand (top half only), as well as articles on the voyage of the Fort James and clippings concerning the Norma and Gladys from the periodical Sea Classics.

Snelgrove, George

Grand Falls photograph collection

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  • [ca. 1907-1928]

Collection consists of 62 photographs of the Grand Falls and Botwood area, Newfoundland, ca. 1907-28. Images include the Anglo-Newfoundland Development Company (AND) facilities, logging operations, the pulp and paper making process and community events in the area, as well as shipping activities at Botwood.

Collection is arranged in six series: 1. Paper mill buildings; 2. Paper mill machinery; 3. Logging operations; 4. Grand Falls dam; 5. Shipping operations, Botwood; 6. Company and community photographs.

Haystack photograph collection

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  • Reproduced 1998 (originally created ca. 1900 - [195-])

The collection contains 204 copies of original photographs gathered by the Haystack Reunion Committee for inclusion in its commemorative booklet, Haystack Reflections, published in 1997. The images include schools, churches, business premises, work and social activities, special events, Haystack residents, and the changing landscape of the community in the first half of the 20th century. All have been identified and described on MHA photographic database. Families include Gregory, Drake, March, Coffin, Wakely, Gilbert, Wareham, Allen, Halfyard, Paul, Bendle, Best, Johnson, Jarvis, Tulk, Bert, Peach, Quinton, Pike, Reid, Bugden.

Haystack Reunion Committee

Irish parish records collection

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  • Microfilmed [196-?] (originally created 1671-1900)

The Maritime History Archive commenced the collection of Irish parish records during the period 1973-1980. The parish records document the genealogical origins of Newfoundland families whose ancestors had emigrated from Ireland before the twentieth century.

The collection consists of microfilmed copies of many Roman Catholic parishes in the Irish counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford and Donegal, as well as many Church of Ireland parishes in counties Cork and Waterford. There are also vestry books for two parishes in County Clare: Castletown Arra and Killahoe.

Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Launch of the Cabot Celebrations photograph collection

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  • December 8, 1994

Collection consists of photographs of the Launch of the Cabot Celebrations exhibit taken by David Bradley for the Maritime History Archive.

Launch of the Cabot Celebrations (Bonavista, N.L.)

Lydia Campbell collection

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  • 1893,1894,1989

Collection consists of memories of Lydia Campbell in the form of a poem to Lydia Campbell by daughter Elizabeth Goudie. Also included printed article entitled "Labrador woman wrote of life and times" (1989).

Campbell, Lydia

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