Louise Bamford fonds
Archives & Special Collections Department
Harriet Irving Library, University of New Brunswick
Box 7500, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5H5
Biographical Sketch: Miss Louise Mitchell Bamford was born in Doaktown, N.B. on 6 April 1916. She graduated from the Provincial Normal School in Fredericton in 1933 and taught one year in Upper Blackville, N.B. before attending Mount Allison University, where she earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Home Economics (1938) and later, a Bachelor of Education (1962). Miss Bamford taught in the Annapolis Valley, N.S. before leaving to undertake a Dietetic course at the Toronto General Hospital in 1943-43. After a brief career as a dietician in Montreal, she returned to New Brunswick in 1946 and resumed her teaching career, first in Moncton and then after1952, in Doaktown. She retired in 1973 and now resides in Fredericton. Louise Bamford has been researching her family's history since the mid-1960s and is the author of The Bamford Saga, 1764-1989 which was published in Fredericton in 1989.
Scope and content: The fonds documents a joint research project on the history of the Doak family of Doaktown, N.B. carried out by Louise Bamford and Ann Hanley. The project culminated in a 76p. manuscript entitled "The Doaks of Doaktown, N.B." which forms the bulk of this fonds. Included in the fonds are primary material such as correspondence, and secondary material including research notes and a copy of the manuscript. The correspondence consists of fifteen (15) letters relating to the research: thirteen (13) of the letters are from Ann Hanley to Louise Bamford and two (2) letters are from the Secretary of the Scottish Ancestry Research Society in Edinburgh to Ann Hanley. The letters are arranged chronologically and date from October 1967 to May 1968; two letters are undated, but one can reasonably be dated using a calendar for 1967. Eight (8) pages of research and genealogical notes relate to the Donald MacDonald family (Nashwaak), the Doaks, the Storys, Story Settlement and general notes about the Miramichi area.
The fonds comprises four (4) files:
File 1 Ann Hanley Correspondence, 1967-1968
File 2 Research and genealogical notes, [196- ]
File 3 Manuscript of "The Doaks of Doaktown, N.B.", [196- ]
File 4 Photocopy and typed transcript of ms. made by UNB Archives
Title based on the content of the fonds.
File titles supplied.
Immediate source of acquisition: Material received from Miss Bamford in March and May 2000.
Restrictions on access: No restrictions.
Related groups of records:
MG L7 Annie Harvie (Ross) Foster Hanley fonds