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Public Law Society of Newfoundland Project Daisy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1994

The fonds contains 64 audio cassette recordings of interviews with senior members of the Newfoundland Law Society and transcripts of many of these interviews. [Dates of subject of materials range of subjects]

Law Society of Newfoundland

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society collection

  • Collection
  • 1988

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes of interviews with members and former members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on the history and evolution of that police force. Interviews have not been transcribed.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society

Job Brothers & Co. Limited fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1818-1964

These papers cover four generations of the Job business, and reflect its diverse interests and holdings. The business records consist mainly of balance sheets and directors' reports, and reveal the many subsidiary concerns in which the family and its parent companies had invested. The papers also contain many legal documents, including examples of nineteenth century indentures, mining leases, property conveyances, share certificates, agreements and leases. Series 11-13 deal largely with the Liverpool side of the family, Samuel Job and Robert Hugh Job in particular, and in their capacity as executors of wills. Three photographs were found with the collection, one of Indian Harbour, c.1892, and two of 'Corner Bank House, Bell Tower and Fish Store, Winter House where S.D.G. was born June 8, 1890', one of which was taken in 1928 and the other at an earlier date.

The papers are arranged in fourteen series: Property in St. John's and Newfoundland, 1818-1916; Ledger, 1856-1882 (this is a separate accession which was added to the Job Family fonds); Stores, 1892-1952; Mines and mineral resources interests, 1889-1930; Timber interests, 1906-1912; Shipping and fisheries, miscellaneous, 1854-1942; Steamship and fisheries companies, 1913-1964; Business interests, miscellaneous, 1920-1952; Manufacturing and processing, 1914-1941; Job companies, 1907-1963; Miscellaneous family papers, 1847-1946; Cooke estate papers, 1839-1852; Howell papers, 1874-1887; Thomas R. Job estate, 1918-1925.

Job Brothers & Co. Limited

Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1753-1962

The records in this fonds originated in the offices of the court of the Northern District Court at Trinity. The material represents almost 200 years of the administration of justice in the district. Included with the original material is a series of early court proceedings, 1753-1774, copied from the original records held at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL). The fonds includes records of the Trinity Magistrates' Office from 1830-1909; commissions and appointments of Justices of the Peace, 1849-1930; wills and land transfers, 1798-1924; appointment calendars for the magistrates office at Trinity, 1907-1931; Acts of Parliament and Orders in Council, 1833-1904; and voters' lists for 1836, 1865 and 1962. The records have been arranged in series following form and function.

Northern District Court, Trinity

United States Consuls (Atlantic Canada Shipping Ports) fonds

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1960 (originally created 1833-1906)

Fonds consists of consular dispatches acquired by the Maritime History Group to be used in the Atlantic Canada Shipping Project, a major research initiative, examining various aspects of the Atlantic Canadian maritime economy. Consular dispatches included details on American shipping and investment, as well as reports on distressed sailors and fishermen.

Fonds consists of dispatches from the United States consuls at St. John's, 1852-1906. The fonds also includes consular reports from selected Canadian ports: Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown (1857-1906); Nova Scotia: Halifax (1833-1906); Pictou (1837-1907), Windsor (1872-1906); Yarmouth (1886-1906); New Brunswick: Moncton (1855-1905); Saint John (1835-1906), St. Stephen (1882-1906); Quebec (1861-1906), Gaspe (1856-1906).

Fonds also includes consular dispatches from St. Pierre, 1850-1906.

United States. Consulate

Trinity Police Station fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1935-1950

The fonds consists of three volumes entitled "Police Diaries", 1935-1950 and a book containing notes from a Training School of the Newfoundland Constabulary, kept by constable John P. Baggs, October 1944. The fonds is arranged in two series.

Trinity Police Station

Northern District Court, Bonavista fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1949

The fonds consists of 5 volumes of proceedings of the summary court at Bonavista, 1945-1949; Jurors Lists for 1915-1930; a Magistrates Office Calendar for 1908-1913 and Electoral Office records for 1897-1924.

Northern District Court, Bonavista

Forward family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1750-1928

The fonds contains deeds, conveyances and other legal documents, 1750-1866, Captains' logbooks, 1842-72 (Samuel, 1842, William the Fourth, 1852, Britain, 1853, Harriet Ridley, 1863-65, Six Brothers, 1872), and a Furness Line sailing schedule, 1928.

The legal documents provide evidence of the acquisition, transfer and subsequent loss of the family's property in Carbonear from 1834 to the 1860s. They also provide evidence of the business activities and associations of the firm of George Forward. The Captains' logbooks detail the voyages of five of the Forward's fleet of foreign-going vessels.

The records are arranged in three series: 1. Legal documents; 2. Logbooks; 3. Other material.

Forward (family)

O'Mara family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1835-1925

The fonds consists of the personal and business papers of three generations of the O'Mara family. The fonds include land deeds and mortgage indentures for property in St. John's (1825, 1836, 1873, 1896, 1904, 1915); financial records (1906, 1907); cash account book of the O'Mara business (1915-1917); a day book of the O'Mara business and household expenses (1916-1926); cheque books of Peter O'Mara (1921-23, 1906-14); correspondence (1934, 1926); and 3 unidentified photographs.

O'Mara family

William Vallance Whiteway fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [198?] (originally created 1888-1899)

Fonds consists of a photocopy of part of a handwritten diary kept by William Whiteway, recording details of cases heard in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland from 1888-1899.

Whiteway, Sir William Vallance

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