Thomas Foulkes fonds

UA RG 359

Archives & Special Collections
Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 7500
Fredericton, NB  E3B 5H5

Thomas Foulkes fonds. -- 1924-1926. -- 4 cm of textual records; 1 photograph; artifacts.

Biographical Sketch: Thomas Foulkes, a Campbellton native, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from U.N.B in 1926. A Beaverbrook scholar, Foulkes took an active role in student life. He was Vice-President of the Literary and Debating Society 1924-25, and was President of the same society in 1925-26. He was leader of the debating team in 1925 and 1926, the Senior Representative on the Students' Council, President of the Electrical Club, and Editor-in-Chief of The Brunswickan. Also during his time at U.N.B, Foulkes regularly attended sports events, dances, and church services, usually accompanied by his friend "Tom" (Marguerite),whom he later married.

Upon graduation, Foulkes moved to Peterborough ON, where he joined the Canadian Electric Co. In 1928 Foulkes entered the paper industry. He joined the E.B. Eddy Co.and was associated with this company for 45 years, serving successively as plant engineer, project engineer, and steam power engineer. He was appointed chief plant engineer in 1952, and after his retirement in 1969, Foulkes served the industry as a consultant. Foulkes died in Ottawa after a period of ailing health on May 15, 1989. He was 85.

Throughout his life, Foulkes was one of U.N.B's strongest supporters. A scholarship fund has been established in his name.

Custodial History: After Foulkes' death, a box of memorabilia was deposited with the U.N.B. Alumni Office.

Scope and Content: This fonds contains material which documents Thomas Foulkes' academic and social involvement from 1924-1926, while he was an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering at UNB. This fonds includes invitations, dance cards, programs, 1924 diary, newspaper clippings, artifacts, and miscellaneous items.


Title: Title is based on the name of the creator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: The material in the fonds was transferred from the Alumni Office to the U.N.B. Archives in 1990.

File Listings:

File 1, Invitations, Dance Cards, and Programs
1. The Forestry Association Dance, March 19, 1926, Invitation.
2. The Junior Girls at Home, March 20, 1926, Invitation.
3. The Junior Girls at Home, April 4, Invitation.
4. Fredericton High School Reunion Dance and Bridge, April 15, Invitation, Dance Card.
5. [unknown event] Parliament Buildings, Fredericton, April 6, 1926, Dance Card.
6. Conversazione 1924, February 22, 1924, Dance Card (blank).
7. Conversazione 1925, February 13, 1925, Dance Card.
8. Conversazione 1926, February 5, 1926, Dance Cards. (two - one full and one blank).
9. Freshman Dance, October 10, 1924, Dance Card.
10. Football Dance, November 7, 1925, Dance Card.
11. U.N.B. Dance, In Honour of Acadia Basketball Team, n.d., Dance Card.
12. U.N.B. Dance, In Honour of Mt. Allison Football Team, October 22, 1925, Dance Card.
13. Freshman Dance, n.d., Dance Card.
14. Encaenia Dance, May 15, 1924, Dance Card.
15. Encaenia Dance, May 13, 1926, Dance Card.
16. U.N.B. Dance, In Honour of Acadia Football Team, October 23, 1924, Dance Card.
17. U.N.B. Benefit Dance, February 16, 1926, Dance Card.
18. Mock Trial, n.d., Dance Card.
19. U.N.B. Dance, February 27, 1925, Dance Card.
20. [Football?] U.N.B. 35, Mt. A 28, March 19, 1925, Dance Card.
21. Mock Parliament 2nd Session, April 4, 1925, Dance Card.
22. 2nd Trial Debate, n.d., Dance Card.
23. Debating, n.d., Dance Card.
24. Mock Parliament Governor's Ball, March 13, 1926, Dance Card.
25. U.N.B. Mock Parliament, n.d., Dance Card.
26. Mock Parliament, Final Session, March 27, 1926, Dance Card.
27. First Trial Debate, n.d., Dance Card.
28. [unknown event], Dance Programme, n.d., Dance Card.
29. [unknown event], Programme, n.d., Dance Card.
30. [concert?], November 6, 1924, Program.
31. Encaenia, 1926, Program.
32. Graduates' Reunion, Dedication of Memorial Hall and Encaenia, May 17 to May 21, 1925, Program.

File 2, Diary
June-December, 1924. Records school and social activities as well as summer employment.
Includes photograph of friend "Tom" (Marguerite).

File 3, Newspaper Clippings
1. "St. Andrews United Free Church" "Farewell Social Meeting", 1904, Newspaper Clipping.
2. Northern League Scores, n.d., Newspaper Clipping.
3. "U.N.B. Rode Rough Shod over Acadia, Chased Jinx, Won 16 to 0 at Wolfville", and "U.N.B. Electrical Club", n.d., Newspaper Clipping.

File 4, Miscellaneous
1. Temperance Pledge, October 10, 1925.
2. Birthday Note, "to Tommy, from Tom", n.d.
3. Valentine and envelope, February 13, 1925.
4. Mock Parliament Notes (4), n.d.
5. "Writing and Thinking (John Ruskin), 1926, Class Assignment, Precis.
6. "September 23rd, 1924 in Petrograd, Inondation", by V.M. Martinoff, Essay.
7. Note, "to A Squadron from #1 Platoon, signed F. Foulkes, Lieut., n.d.
8. St. Paul's Young Mens' Bible Class, November 21, 1925, Receipt for $9.95.
9. The Hall Store, n.d., Receipt for sweater, $5.50.
10. Quotation from the Printing Department of the McMurray Book and Stationary Company, November 6, 1925.
11. Letter to Mr. Thomas Foulkes, from J. Arthur Freeze, November 28, 1925.
12. Ticket Stubs

File 5, Artifacts
1. U.N.B. Electricals patch, 1926.
2. University of New Brunswick Reunion pin, May 17-21, 1925.
3. The Brunswickan pin.
4. Black and red hat feather.
5. "Kingston Queens Champs All!" sports ribbon.
6. "Good Old Varsity" sports ribbon.
8. Miscellaneous memorabilia [not U.N.B.]


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