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Ezekiel Price collection

  • Collection
  • Microfilmed 1968 (originally created 1754-1785)

Fonds consists of microfilmed records which were one of the Massachusetts Historical Society's earliest manuscript acquisitions. The original papers were donated to the Massachusetts Historical Society by Ezekiel Price in 1792. Included are manuscript letters, petitions, statistics, lists, and observations concerning the American Revolution, Maine lands and cod fisheries, Boston merchants, Boston town meetings, East India trade, and materials relating to William Bollan, John Hancock, Sylvester Gardiner, the Marquis de Vaudrieul, Edward Payne, and other Massachusetts founders

Price, Ezekiel

John T. Cheeseman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1966

Fonds consists of documentation on all aspects of the Newfoundland fishery, especially the herring and salt fish industries, and on fisheries administrative organizations (ICNAF, NFB, ECC) for the period from the mid-1930s to the 1960s. The fonds also includes pamphlets and annual reports.

Fonds is arranged in three series, reflecting the political periods covered by the fonds: Responsible government, pre-1934; Commission of government, 1934-49; Post-confederation government, 1949-66.

Cheeseman, John T.

Keith Matthews fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1960-1984 (originally created 1500-1984)

Fonds consists of records collected by Matthews for his dissertation and during his tenure as chair of the Maritime History Group, as well as his prior research. The fonds includes material for his research into the study of the Newfoundland/West of England fisheries, the subject of his doctoral thesis, as well as extensive data on the individuals and businesses involved in the early settlement and trade of Newfoundland, up to 1850.

The early modern documents are a collection of copies of over 1200 documents held at repositories in Britain relating to political development and trade in Newfoundland in the 17th and 18th centuries. The 19th and 20th century Newfoundland documents are copies of individual documents and collections of documents relating to the Newfoundland fishery and its government and politics, drawn mostly from records of the Colonial Office, Newfoundland governors papers and papers of Newfoundland prime ministers. The fonds also includes Matthew's research notes and personal papers.

The fonds is arranged in five series: Series 1. Early Modern Documents, 1500-1800; Series 2. Name Files, 1500-1850; Series 3. 19th and 20th Century Documents; Series 4. Research Notes; Series 5. Personal papers.

Matthews, Keith

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

Rev. Leo Giles Shea fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931 predominant, 1957-1970

Fonds consists of records relating to Rev. Leo Shea including, baptismal certificate, academic recommendations from St. Bonaventure's College, letter of recommendation as a prospective candidate for the priesthood (1951), academic reports from All Hallows College, Ireland, letters of pastoral appointment, letters of condolence including correspondence from the Lieutenant Governor and the House of Assembly. Fonds also includes printed material related to his life.

Shea, Leo Giles

Sarah Jane (Sadie) Saunders photograph collection

  • Collection
  • 1919-1920

Collection consists of photographs related to the Fishermen's Protective Union (FPU). Included are a portrait of J. H. Scammell, (1894-1940) politician and President of the FPU, photographed by S. H. Parsons & Sons, St. John's and a group photograph by Holloway of the members of the FPU, identified, who were elected as members of the Newfoundland House of Assembly in 1919.

Saunders, Sadie

Thomas Cochrane fonds

  • File
  • 1827-1828

The fonds consists of one letterbook. The letters are signed W.A. Clarke, secretary to the Governor. The letterbook includes letters sent to the magistrate of Harbour Grace; extracts of other letters; circulars, and a sample census form.

Cochrane, Sir Thomas John

William Vallance Whiteway fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888, 1891

The fonds consists of a limited number of legal and political papers. It includes one indenture, dated 8 August 1888, for the property known as "Darby O'Hollohan's Plantation." The fonds also includes one confidential letter to William V. Whiteway from Robert Bond, dated 23 June 1891, which examined the prospects of the Confederation between Newfoundland and Canada.

Whiteway, Sir William Vallance