Harold Markham Military Collection

MC300-MS15 York-Sunbury Historical Society Collection Description (page 130)

If you are interested in any of these files then please contact the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.

“This series contains the research notes and compilations of G. Harold Markham, of Saint John, who is numbered with those New Brunswick historians of the mid-twentieth century such as Maxwell and Manny who contributed so much to the preservation of the history of the Province.  The items here reflect a great deal of meticulous research as well as writing, and establish Markham as one who could vie for the title “New Brunswick’s Military Historian”.

Markham’s biographical notes on the New Brunswick Fencibles and the 104th Regiment should be of particular interest to genealogists, while his work on the regiments, their activities, quarters, and history should be of use to the military historians in general.  This series measures 25 centimeters.”

1  Typed manuscript of “The New Brunswick Fencibles” by G.H. Markham, (398 pp.); November 9, 1955.

2  Lists of the officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates of the Kings New Brunswick Regiment, the New Brunswick Regiment Fencible Infantry, and the 104th Regiment in 1812.

3  Biographical notes, lists, and historical sketches of the Officers of the New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry of the 104th New Brunswick Regiment.

4  Additional biographical notes, lists, and historical sketches of the officers of the 104th New Brunswick Regiment.

5  Book of “Biographical Gleanings” of the 104th Regiment.

6  Biographical notes and historical sketches on the 104th Regiment including extracts from official records.

7  Casualty list of the 104th Regiment for March 5, 1813 to November 18, 1814.

8  Extracts from the pay list of the 104th Regiment from September 25, 1812 to March 24, 1813.

9  Biographical notes, lists, and historical sketches of the Kings New Brunswick Regiment (The New Brunswick Fencibles).

10  Biographical notes, extracts from official documents, and historical sketches on the Kings New Brunswick Regiment.

11  Biographical notes, etc., on the New Brunswick Fencibles.

12  Miscellaneous notes on the New Brunswick Fencibles.

13  Extracts of the official correspondence of the New Brunswick Regiment of Fencible Infantry.

14  Index of the military officers from the Royal Kalendar of 1789.

15  Index of the military officers from the Royal Kalendar of 1807.

16  Index to the army lists in the Royal Kalendar of 1817.

17  Addenda and errata for Service of British Regiment In Canada and North America by Charles H. Stewart, 1964.

18  List of Commanders-in-Chief of the British Army, 1674-1842; and of British Secretaries-at-War, 1661-1846.

19  List of the staff of the British Army in the Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and their dependencies including the islands of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, Prince Edward, and Bermuda, under the command of Lieutenant-General Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, 1814-1815.

20  A list of His Majesty’s Forces serving in Upper and Lower Canada from the Quebec Almanack and the British American Royal Kalendar of 1815.

21  Letter from Mrs. Wales C. Brewster to G.H. Markham containing genealogical information on Dr. Charles Earle and the Earle family; January 1956.

22  Papers on General Francis Cockburn and the Cockburn Family including letter on the General from the Phillimore & Co. Ltd. Record Searchers, chronology of the career of the General, a historical sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Cockburn, and a chart of Cockburn genealogy.

23  Papers on Lieutenant-Colonel William Drummond of Keltie including extracts from A Genealogical Memoir of the…House of Drummond by David Malcolm.  1808; a letter from the Registrar of Births, Edinburgh, 1954; a letter from Phillimore & Co., Records Searchers, 1939; and various other notes on the Lt.-Col. Drummond.

24  Papers on Captain Noah Freer and his family.

25  Papers on Captain John Jenkins, which also includes excerpts from Sir George Head’s Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America.

26  Papers on Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Moodie and his family.

27  List of the officers of the 104th Regiment.

28  List that compares the 104th Regiment with the St. John Militia giving biographical detail on many of the men mentioned.

29  List that compares the 104th Regiment with the grantees of Kings County.

30  List of the recorded desertions in the 104th Regiment for 1815, 1816 and 1817 giving place of desertion, date, name, commander’s name, and rank.

31  Extracts showing payments made for deserters and for recruiting of the 104th.

32  Annotated copy of the petition of Daniel Haycook and ten others belonging to the late American Legion asking for a grant on land on Grand Bay; April 22, 1785.

33  Copy of the petition of Corporal George Perkins of the Kings New Brunswick Regiment concerning land title withheld from him by David Moore; August 4, 1796.

34  Annotated copy of the petition of George Hardaker of Newcastle Parish, Northumberland County, asking for a grant of land; May 28, 1819.

35  Article on “Shiphouse Point, Smallest Naval Base” [New York State, War of 1812-1814.]

36  Article on Sacketts Harbour, New York State, includes a map.

37  Typescript of a letter from Colonel A.W. Playfair to the British Standard describing the general conditions endured by the 104th Regiment of which he was a member on their march of 1813; Bathurst, January 20, 1862.

38  A comparison of the march of the 104th Regiment and other troop movements over the same route during the “Trent Affair” of 1861-1862.

39  Note on the uniform worn by the 104th Regiment on the 1813 march to Quebec.

40  Letter from G. Harold Markham to Dr. G. Alvah Good discussing the march of the 104th; Saint John, August 8, 1957.

41   Extracts from Recollections of the War of 1812 by Surgeon William Dunlop of the 89th Regiment of Foot.

42  Unidentified extract on the battle of Lundy’s Lane.

43  Letter from G. Harold Markham to Dr. Lilian Maxwell (on a letter to him) discussing his research on the War of 1812; Saint John, October 10, 1951.

44  Manuscript plans of the battlefield and notes on the battle of Lundy’s Lane by G.H. Markham.

45  Article from the Niagara Falls Evening Review, September 11, 1941, entitled “Canadians at Lundy’s Lane” by Ernest Green.  This article was read before the Royal Society of Canada in May 1940.

46  Notes on the military quarters at Sydney, N.S.

47  Excerpt from John Stewart’s An Account of Prince Edward Island, 1806, on the defenses of Charlottetown.

48  Transcript of a “Report of all the barracks, batteries, block houses and other government buildings in the Province of New Brunswick in the year 1825”.  From Rev. W.O. Raymond scrapbook, vol. 7, page 150, in Saint John Public Library.

49  An account of Fort Ingalls at Cabano, Quebec, by Leo Bigue.

50  Transcription of “The Old Garrisons at Presqu’Isle and Grand Falls” from Rev. W.O. Raymond’s scrapbook, vol. 3, p. 247, in the Saint John Public Library.

51  Notes on the quarters of the 104th Regiment after the War of 1812.

52  Transcripts of the Regimental song, “A Soldier’s Ambition”, of the 104th Regiment written by Rev. Jonathan Odell and set to a score by David Garrick.

53  Excerpt from J.W. Lawrence’s The Judges of New Brunswick and Their Times, concerning the Trafalgar Ball given by Maj.-Gen. Hunter at the Province Hall, Fredericton in February 14, 1806.

54  Chronology of events in New Brunswick history, 1785-1851.

55  Article by G.H. Markham entitled “New Brunswick and the Gold Colony”.

56  Excerpt on the Quebec Bank, Quebec, for Mrs. Daniel MacPherson’s Old Memories, Amusing and Historical.

57  Clippings and notes on military fortifications, uniforms, personnel, and routes.

  a  Clipping re. “Sword for Col. Fowler of 104th; 1915.

  b  Christmas card with color print of “Officer of the 10th Hussars; 1835.

58  Research notes, letters, and lists on the 104th Regiment and other military subjects related to the War of 1812.

59  Letter to Lillian Maxwell re. 104th Regiment; Thomas Leonard, Sproule, and Moodie Family genealogies; 1941.

60  Pictures, photos and postcards re. March of 104th (all from Prov. of Quebec).


One response to “Harold Markham Military Collection

  1. Notes about G. Harold Markham from Ruby Cusack (http://www.rubycusack.com/issue337.html):
    – Born in Markhamville on 02 February 1882
    – Son of John Markham of England and Caroline Boyer of Saint John
    – Married Lily Boardley of England in 1913 in Saint John

    From the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick website:
    – Died 6 February 1960 in Saint John, New Brunswick

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