Fort Havoc CDs
A two-CD set crammed with New Brunswick documents
By the time I grabbed a glass of milk and a piece of homemade bread smothered in molasses, and hurried to the meadow, he had pitched on a half of a load. I placed my foot on the wheel hub and climbed up and over the wooden rack to help Cliff in tramping the hay and building out the sides. Actually all this tramping was compacting a lot of grass into a smaller space.
Speaking of compacting, R. Wallace Hale has placed the transcripts of 4,000 printed pages on two CDs. His Fort Havoc collections hold thirty-nine papers extracted from 'Acadiensis,' published at Saint John, New Brunswick, between 1901 and 1908. Included are Epitaphs of the Old Burying Ground, St. Andrews, transcribed by D. R. Jack and Folk Lore About Old Fort Beausejour by Charles E. Knapp.
- A complete copy of James Hannay's 2-volume 893 page 'History of New Brunswick,' published in 1909.
- The 103 published historical and genealogical essays by Rev. William Odber Raymond, dealing chiefly with the St. John River area of New Brunswick.
- Ninety-two letters, most to and from Edward Winslow, Muster-master General of the Loyalist regiments.
- A complete transcript of Lorenzo Sabine's 2-volume work, "Biographical Sketches of the Loyalists of the American Revolution, with an Historical Essay". The entire 1,208 pages, were published in 1864.
- The King's New Brunswick Regiment. - Boundary Disputes with the United States. - Introduction of Madras Schools. - The Fenian Invasion of New Brunswick.
-The entire transcript of Lieut.- Colonel William T. Baird's "Seventy Years of New Brunswick Life," published at Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1890.
-The United Empire Loyalists, Enquiry into the Losses and Services in Consequence of Their Loyalty. Evidence in the Canadian Claims - published in 1904 as the 'Second Report, Ontario Bureau of Archives' in two volumes of 1,376 pages reproduced with at least some corrections and notations.
R. Wallace Hale refers to the Fort Havoc CDs as a collection of diverse material amassed over the years that may prove of interest to historians, genealogists and others.
Information on ordering the Fort Havoc CDs can be obtained from P. E. Hale, 111 Victoria Street, Woodstock, N.B., Canada, E7M 3A4. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention you read about the Fort Havoc CD in this column and you might get a discount.
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