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    • Byng, John

    • Ordnance--Newfoundland and Labrador--Placentia; Newfoundland and Labrador--Population; Newfoundland and Labrador--History--To 1763; Fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador; Trade regulation--Newfoundland and Labrador; Legal documents
    • John Byng was an Admiral in the Royal Navy and Governor of Newfoundland, 1742. This collection consists of two letters dated February 22, 1742, 1743 reporting on ordnance stores at Placentia, the state of the Newfoundland trade and the inability of...
    • Benevolent Irish Society, St. John's

    • Irish Benevolent Society (St. John's, N. L.); Charities--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Irish--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Poor--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
    • The Benevolent Irish Society, believed to be one of the oldest charitable social organizations in North America, was founded in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1806 by a number of Irish residents of the town. This fonds comprises an account book...
    • Aid to New Newfoundlanders '79

    • Aid to New Newfoundlanders '79 (Organization); Refugee families; Voluntarism--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
    • The Aid to New Newfoundlanders '79 papers consist of the correspondence, minutes of meetings and newsletters of a private group which was formed in August 1979 in St. John's to sponsor a family of Southeast Asian refugees into Canada. The papers...
    • Cantwell, James

    • Cantwell, James, fl. 1845; Pilots and pilotage--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's; Ryn (Ship); Royal visitors--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • James Cantwell was a harbour pilot of St. John's, Newfoundland. This collection consists of a commendation (in Dutch) signed and sealed by the Captain in Command of the frigate Ryn and Hendrick, Prince of the Netherlands, praising the performance...
    • Stirlings Steak House Menu

    • Stirlings Steak House (St. John's, N.L.); Menus; Restaurants--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Stirlings Steak House was a restaurant located on Baird's Cove, St. John's, Newfoundland during the late 1980s. This dinner menu is a large, folded card with a printed insert containing the food and prices. The cover bears the name of restaurant...
    • Evening Mercury

    • Newspapers--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's;
    • Hand copied extracts from the Evening Mercury, a daily newspaper published in St. John's, Newfoundland, 1882-1889. The extracts record the 'use of objectionable language on the part of the editor' by an unknown compiler, 1882-1888.
    • The Boys of St. Vincent

    • Child abuse--Newfoundland and Labrador; Child sexual abuse by clergy--Newfoundland and Labrador; Congregation of Christian Brothers; Orphanages
    • Videocassette of a film dramatization, loosely based on events which occurred at an orphanage operated by the Irish Christian Brothers religious order in St. John's, Newfoundland, in the 1970s; and on subsequent revelations from former residents...
    • Air Raid Precautions Note Book

    • Air defenses--Newfoundland and Labrador; Air raid wardens--Newfoundland and Labrador; World War, 1939-1945--Newfoundland and Labrador
    • This fonds consists of a hand-bound booklet containing the published A.R.P. Note Book issued by the Director of Civil Defence, St. John's, Newfoundland, February, 1942, which gives the "functions and duties of an air raid warden," as well as...
    • Cluett, Frances

    • Cluett, Frances, 1883-1969; Royal Newfoundland Regiment; Voluntary Aid Detachment (Great Britain); Correspondence; Nurses; World War, 1914-1918; Prisoners of war--Medical care; Volunteer work in medical care; Belleoram (N.L.)
    • This fonds consists mainly of correspondence written by Frances Cluett home to her mother, Matilda Cluett, in Belleoram, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The letters were written while she served as a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) in Europe during World...
    • Winter, Gordon

    • Newfoundland and Labrador--History--Union with Canada, 1949; Nationalism; Federal-provincial relations--Canada; Terms of Union of Newfoundland with Canada
    • This fonds contains minutes of meetings, reports, financial statements, correspondence, and photographs, related to the negotiations between Canada and Newfoundland that resulted in Newfoundland's entry into the Canadian confederation. It also...
    • Porter, Helen

    • Porter, Helen, 1930-; Authors; St. John's (N.L.)
    • These papers were generated during the years 1960 to 1989 and reflect the author's involvement in community life and her work as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. Through this fonds a researcher can trace the writing career of Helen Porter as...
    • Mott, Henry Y.

    • Mott, Henry Youmans, 1856-1946; Newfoundland and Labrador--Portraits; Statesmen--Portraits; Judges--Portraits; Lawyers--Portraits; Businessmen--Portraits; Merchant mariners--Portraits
    • This collection consists of reproductions of the portrait photographs of the 139 men who appeared in H. Y. Mott's 1894 publication Newfoundland Men.
    • Hubbard, Mina

    • Hubbard, Mina; Hubbard, Leonidas, 1872-1903; Elson, George; Labrador (N.L.)--Discovery and exploration; Explorers; Women explorers; Diaries; Portraits
    • This fonds consists of the personal papers of Mina Hubbard. It includes personal documents (birth certificate and passports); personal correspondence; a diary kept by Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., her husband, on his fatal expedition into the Labrador...
    • Benson, William

    • Benson, William J., 1899-1918; Benson, Irene, b. 1904; World War, 1914-1918; Soldiers--Newfoundland and Labrador; War casualties--France; Correspondence
    • This fonds represents a very small portion of the short life of William J. Benson. It consists of letters home to his sister, Irene Benson, from several of the locations where he was stationed during the last year of World War I; official...
    • Nevitt, Joyce

    • Nevitt, Joyce; Memorial University of Newfoundland. School of Nursing; Nursing--Newfoundland and Labrador; Nurse administrators; Nurses--Photographs; Hospitals--Photographs;
    • This fonds consists of the papers of Joyce Nevitt who was the first director of Memorial University's School of Nursing. A large part of this collection represents her work in organizing the School of Nursing and the establishment of a...
    • Miller, Florence

    • Miller, Florence, 1889-1979; Duder, Edwin F.; United Church of Canada (Topsail, N.L.); Topsail (N.L.); Diaries; Correspondence; Poetry; Greeting cards;
    • The papers of Florence Miller (1889-1979) consist primarily of daily diaries and poetry written by Miller at her home in Topsail, Newfoundland, covering the years 1928 to 1979. In addition there is a large number of short verses that she wrote and...

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