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Miscellaneous files [textual record, cartographic material, architectural drawing]. 

Series consists of



Place of creation


0.07 m of textual records
1 map : on 2 sheets 58 x 67 cm; 29 x 67 cm.
6 architectural drawings : 60 x 96 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Series consists of miscellaneous files maintained by the Medical Services Branch. The records include original bound ledgers concerning the Tracadie Lazaretto, 1900-1908, and the Hobbema Indian Agency, 1885-1894. There are also memoranda, articles and miscellaneous records relating to the history and treatment of leprosy in Canada and other countries, the history of the Quarantine Service of Canada, and the International Sanitary Conventions of 1912 and 1926. Included, as well, are conference papers and articles, 1938-1939, by Dr. Chester P. Brown, Chief of the Division of Quarantine, Immigration Medical and Sick Mariners' Service outlining the work of his division and his department. There are also articles concerning health problems in the northern territories of the U.S.S.R., 1954, the vaccination of Indian infants against tuberculosis in Saskatchewan, 1949, as well as a map (n.d.) of the Caraquet area of New Brunswick. Also included as part of this series are 6 architectural drawings of a proposed immigration detention building to be built over the C.P.R. baggage shed in West Saint John, N.B.

Cartographic material
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
Microfiche NMC113348
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
Microfiche NMC113350
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
Microfiche NMC113346
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
Microfiche NMC113349
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
Microfiche NMC113347
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
Microfiche NMC113345
90: Open
Textual records
90: Open
90: Open
Architectural: technical drawings
90: Open
2000009620 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Finding aid 29-53 is a typed file list. 29-53 (Paper)

Cartographic material. Please consult lower level descriptions. Paper finding aid is available in the main reference room. RG29M 82303/43. 90 (Electronic)

Architectural drawings Finding aid is available in ArchiviaNet. Paper finding aid is available in the main reference room. RG29M 87803/25. 90 (Electronic)

Additional information

Physical description note
Cartographic material : Blue and black ink on tracing paper. Railway indicated in red ink. Some annotations in pencil. Architectural drawings : Five blueprints and one pencil on tracing paper.

Physical condition note
Cartographic material : Item has been conserved but remains extremely fragile. Sheets include large tears. Architectural drawings : Some items have tears along the edges.

Custodial history
These records, some predating the department, were found in the Resource Centre of the Medical Services Branch, Tunney's Pasture, Ottawa. The map was transferred to the National Map Collection from Federal Archives Division, RG19, Vol. 2355 in February 1983 (Mikan 42293). The provenance of the architectural drawings is uncertain. The drawings were produced by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Dept. of Health.

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Architectural drawings : See also RG43M, accession no. 78903-35.

Cartographic math data
Scale map : [1:39 600]. 50 chains to 1 in.
Scale architectural drawings : [1:240] and [1:48]. 1 in. to 20 ft. and 0 in. to 1 ft.

Formatted contents note
This tracing of part of a map of northeastern New Brunswick shows the line of the Caraquet Railway and the proposed extension to deep water. The map shows the area north of Tracadie, site of the leprosarium run by the federal government, and includes Shippegan Island, Caraquet Harbour and Island, Pokseudie Island, Saint Simons and Pokemouche (Inkerman).

Statement of responsibility note
Three architectural drawings by District Engineer, New Brunswick Distric Office (Saint John), Canadian Pacific Railway. One item drawn by the Chief Engineer's Office (Montreal), Canadian Pacific Railway. Two items drawn by B. Evan Parry, Office of Architect, Dept. of Health (Ottawa).

Dates of creation note
The date of creation for the map was taken from information about Caraquet Railway included in Eastern New Brunswick's Railway History: From VIA Rail's Ocean Limited by J.A. Clowes (

Subject heading


Related control no.

1. 1982-83/067 GAD
2. RG29
3. RG29M 82303/43
4. RG29M 87803/25