Family Heirlooms and Artifacts

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Mary Barbara Fisher kettle at New Brunswick MuseumCopper Kettle at the New Brunswick Museum that once belonged to Lewis Fisher and Mary Barbara Fisher, loyalists of Fredericton. Donated to the museum by Mabel Fisher of Sackville. Credit: New Brunswick Museum/Accession #23085.
Loyalist chairA chair brought to New Brunswick with the family of Lewis Fisher in 1783. Edward M. S. Fisher can remember it being in his grandfather William Shives Fisher's house on Orange Street in Saint John. Later it passed to Donald Shives Fisher. Credit: Meredith Fisher.
Loyalist chair tagTag attached to loyalist chair attesting to its provenance. Credit: Meredith Fisher.
Lewis Fisher musket1.jpgThe "Brown Bess" musket of the loyalist Lewis Fisher or his son Henry Fisher. The family had speculated that it dated from the revolutionary war but an examination of its markings by firearms specialists suggest that it dates from ca. 1790-1805. It is possibly connected to the 104th New Brunswick Regiment or its predecessor the New Brunswick Provincials, serving in New Brunswick 1793-1812. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison and Bob Hetherington.
Lewis Fisher musket close-up1.jpgA close-up of the flint-lock mechanism and markings of Lewis Fisher's musket. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison and Bob Hetherington.
Lewis Fisher powder horn3.jpgThe powder horn of Lewis Fisher which went with the musket above. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison.
Lewis Fisher powder horn4.jpgAn end view of the powder horn of Lewis Fisher, showing the markings. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison.
Lewis Fisher pewter plate with German stamps2.jpgTop view of a pewter plate which came with Lewis and Mary Barbara Fisher from New Jersey to New Brunswick in 1783. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison.
Lewis Fisher pewter plate with German stamps3.jpgBottom view of the pewter plate showing faint impression of the stamps denoting its manufacture in Germany. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison.
Peter Fisher's Sketches of New Brunswick title page, 1825The title page of Peter Fisher's Sketches of New-Brunswick from the first edition published in Saint John by Chubb & Sears in 1825. This original edition is now extremely rare. It was reprinted in 1921 and again in 1980. Credit: Library and Archives of Canada.
Peter Fisher's Notitia of New Brunswick title page, 1838The title page of Peter Fisher's Notitia of New-Brunswick from the first edition published in 1838 by Henry Chubb of Saint John. It was a revised and updated version of his earlier 1825 work, and is now very rare. Credit: University of New Brunswick Library.
Book of Poems with signature of Josephine Fisher 1863.jpgThis book of poems by William Cowper is autographed by Josephine Robinson (1846-1876) of Halifax and dated 1863. She was the first wife of George Frederick Fisher (1844-1894) of Fredericton and great-great-grandmother of the web author. Credit: Fred B. Fisher.
G. Fred Fisher family bible.jpgThe family bible of George Frederick Fisher (1844-1894) of Fredericton, open to the page showing his marriages to Josephine Robinson in 1868 and Bessie Eloise Addison in 1884. Credit: Fred B. Fisher.
G. Fred Fisher signature & doodle in old book.jpgSignature of George Frederick Fisher and a doodle in an old book, The Standard Speaker: Exercises in Prose and Poetry, published in 1859. Credit: Fred B. Fisher.
C. F. Fisher stationer, Middleton, Nova Scotia, postcardThis postcard was printed in 1908 for Charles Frederick Fisher, "stationer", for sale in his gift and souvenir shop in Middleton, Nova Scotia. It was sent to Mrs. A. L. Sanborn in Lynn, Massachusetts. Credit: Rob Fisher.
Elizabeth (Moore) Fisher's clay pipe1.jpgThis is the clay pipe of Elizabeth (Moore) Fisher of New Maryland (1830-1918). Credit: Elizabeth Morrison.
Oil lamp and iron from Lewis Fisher of New Maryland house1.jpgAn oil lamp and iron from the household of Lewis and Elizabeth (Moore) Fisher of New Maryland, ca. 1870-1900. Credit: Elizabeth Morrison.


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