MC1802: O’Connor family fonds: [1853-1890,
Dates of creation: Photocopied 1990
Physical description: 24 pp. of textual records
Biographical Sketch / Administrative History
Timothy G. O'Connor was born in Ireland in the
second decade of the 19th century. He settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick
where he married Ellen Cooney on 7 October 1832. They had no fewer than 4 children:
Timothy G., Dorah, Charles A. and Frances C. The O'Connors were Roman Catholic.
By 1861 the O'Connor family was living in Carleton
Ward, and Timothy Sr. was working as a clerk in the Crown lands office. Ten
years later, he had risen to the position of head draughtsman in the same office,
and Timothy Jr. was working as a clothier.
The O’Connor’s' youngest children Charles and
Frances C. were born in New Brunswick about 1844 and 1848 respectively. Charles
attended the Baptist Seminary at Fredericton, entering the University of New
Brunswick in 1860, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1862 and a Master
of Arts degree in 1864. Charles later studied law and probably practiced his
profession at Manchester, New Hampshire or Yarmouth, Nova Scotia or both. For
a time, he was United States Consul at Yarmouth.
Frances O'Connor remained in Fredericton, N.B.,
until at least the late 1920s and perhaps for her entire life. During that
decade she lived at 107 St. John Street. In 1922 she visited her brother in
Scope and Content
This fonds consists primarily of correspondence
written by Charles A. O'Connor of Manchester, New Hampshire to his sister Frances
C. O'Connor of Fredericton, N.B. He comments on family matters, his career
and education, his health and that of his sister, and his personal activities.
A few recipes for tonics are attached.
The fonds also contains a few letters written
to Timothy G. O'Connor, Sr., in the 1870s, 1880s, and 1890s regarding his work
in the Crown lands office. A survey report containing statistical information,
several personal accounts, and a few business receipts, all relating to T. G.
O'Connor, Sr., are also included.
MS1 Personal Correspondence
4 letters, 1
with envelope, from Charles A. O’Connor to his sister, Frances C. O’Connor,
1926, and 4 miscellaneous envelopes.
Page 4 of a
draft letter, probably written by Charles A. O’Connor, [18--].
Letter to Mrs.
Thomas Blakely from Charles A. O’Connor, 1927.
MS2 Surveying Records
and notes regarding surveys, 1870-1871 (Includes a small sketch of the Southwest
Miramichi River area)
Letter to T.
O’Connor regarding timber lands, 10 November 1877
a draft) regarding a plan showing licensed lands east of Nackawic, 1877
MS3 Recipes for tonics
[18--] and account for botanic medicines purchased from B.O. & G.C. Wilson,
Botanic Druggists (1853)
MS4 Notes of Pitman