Monthly Archives: June 2010

This date in Queens County History

Thomas White of the Parish of Waterborough married Ann McIntosh of the same place, by license and consent of their parents 25 June 1837 by William Foshay and witnessed by RH Carman and Vincent S. White.  The bride, the groom … Continue reading

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1798 Transparency Print

This type of image is known as a transparency print.  It is dated June 1798 and is by Edward Orme, an English artist/printmaker.  Part of a collection of recently acquired Flower Family documents, the print was possibly brought from England … Continue reading

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A River Cruise

Looks like a lovely weekend for a river cruise.  This image is a c. 1910 postcard of Bridges Point, Sheffield – not Queens County but Sunbury County.  However we like to be a good neighbour!

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Berry picking time

It’s almost berry picking time in Queens County.  As children, some of us loved the activity and some of us hated it.  The girls in this photo from a century ago look like they are having some fun.  The fancy … Continue reading

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Daniel Babbit returns to Gagetown

In May we acquired a c. 1829 watercolour portrait of Gagetown Loyalist, Daniel Babbit, aged 85, painted by noted Canadian folk artist Thomas MacDonald.  The portrait had been held by Babbit descendants for several generations. Daniel Babbit was born about … Continue reading

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Trip to the Mount House, 1989

Trip to the Mount House, June 1989, by the Historical Society courtesy of a cattle scow and Paul Nevers’ boat!  Student employees, Bruce Thomson and John Blaney were asked to come along to “help little old dears get on and … Continue reading

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The cost of a Bible in 1887 . . .

Written on fly leaf:  This Bible is for the use of the Meeting House of the First Free Christian Baptist Church in Johnston, County of Queens, and bought June 1st, AD 1887 and cost one dollar and fifty cents.

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June is for Brides

On 6 June 1888, Anna Gertrude Carpenter married Isaac Wellington Carpenter (22 June 1849 – 13 October 1933), a farmer at Wickham and the son of Rev. Thomas W. Carpenter (1818-1906) and Elizabeth Slipp.  Similar to Lady Tilley, Gertrude was … Continue reading

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Summer Season is Underway

Time flies when you’re having fun.  Director returned to full-time status last week and two students also started last week – welcome back Cath, Jordan and Julian!  After these first few posts, we will be handing over subsequent posts to … Continue reading

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Into the 21st Century

Wow! Facebook, Twitter and now a Blog, all in one day!!!

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