Fonds P029 - Arthur Virgin fonds

Correspondence with Bowden ETRC-P029-correspondence_2.jpg Correspondence with Howard Honeyman ETRC-P029-correspondence_4.jpg World War I correspondence ETRC-P029-correspondence_6.jpg Private Roy Telford Man, 2 women on porch in winter gear Skiing near North Hatley Arthur Virgin house, North Hatley Looking at a map Fairgrounds, probably Brome County Fair Unidentified, North Hatley Main Street, Lake Megantic Main Street, Lake Megantic, mountain in view Unidentified soldier, Petawawa

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Arthur Virgin fonds

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CA ETRC P029

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  • [191-?]-[1967?] (Creation)

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0,3 m of textual records. - 30 photographs. - 1 drawing. - 49 postcards.

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Arthur Virgin was born in 1877. For many years, he was Manager of the Bank of Commerce in North Hatley. During World War I, Virgin took a particular interest in the work of the Canadian Red Cross Society in Europe. In 1965, he donated 4 acres of land to the Townships Playhouse Guild. Virgin accumulated a fortune worth many millions of dollars bequeathed by his wife, Jeannette Blake (died 1981) to four local institutions: the Sherbrooke Hospital, the Townships Playhouse Guild, the North Hatley Library, and St. Barnabas Anglican Church.

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The fonds contains source material on the work and social life of Arthur Virgin from 1914 to 1967. It is also of value as a source of information on Eastern Townshippers who fought in World War I and 117th Battalion. Among the correspondence are postcards from Russell Chapman, Howard Honeyman, and W. Percy Adams who served during WWI. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Diaries (1932-1967), Correspondence ([1913?]-[1921?]), Newspapers and Press Clippings ([191-?]-[192-?]), Photographs and Postcards ([191-?]-195-?]), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1912?]-1965?]).

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The press clippings were photocopied in 1992 and the originals destroyed.

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The documents were donated in 1981 by Emily Lebaron of North Hatley.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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