Volume 19 (Spring and Summer 2002) – Historic Fredericton Through the Eyes of Susan Katherine Squires

Officers' Quarters Volume 19 (Spring and Summer 2002) - Historic Fredericton Through the Eyes of Susan Katherine Squires

Officers’ Quarters Volume 19 (Spring and Summer 2002) – Historic Fredericton Through the Eyes of Susan Katherine Squires

Contents:
“Editorial” by Doug Wright (page 3)

“Our Anniversary Project” (page 4)

“Susan Katherine Dayton Squires” by Bill Acheson (page 5)

Abstract:
The article contains a short bibliography of Susan Squires. The painting in the exhibit are subdivided the paintings into three chronological periods. Loyalist Fredericton (1783-1815) was an outpost for the Empire and includes works of Carleton’s House, Province Hall, and the First Parish Church. The next period is the Colonial Town (1815-1850) and includes such works as The Officers’ Barracks and Lower Market House, King’s College, and the Wilmot House. The third period is the Fredericton of Susan Dayton (1850-1890) and includes the Methodist Church, the Pennyfather House, a painting of Fredericton from the back of town, the second exhibition building, The Fredericton, The House Ferry Boat, High Water, and Fredericton from Beechmont.

The next part of the article is a discussion of handcrafts in particular needlework, design, and carving.

“The First Potatoes Shipped from Eastern Canada to US” by Susan Squires (page 15)

Abstract:
The first shipment of potatoes from the Maritimes to the United States occurred in 1876. The article provides useful information about farming in New Brunswick including butter, milk, eggs, orchards and potatoes.

“Members Notes” (page 20)

“A Chronicle of ‘Beechmount'” by Susan Squires (page 28)

Abstract:
Article provides a useful description of the house, and the author researches a variety of papers including deeds, mortgages, bonds, and leases. It provides a chronicle of the people associated with the house and its owners.

“Barn Swallows” by Susan Squires (page 28)

Abstract:
The author, Susan Squires describes the life of two barn swallows that arrive at her home in June 1924.

“Lives Lived” by Wallace Brown (page 30)

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