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Elvyn M. Baldwin family fonds
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1832 [copied]-2002 (Creation)
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0,74 m of textual records. - 569 photographs. - 584 postcards. - 4 drawings. - 27 maps.
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The family of Levi Baldwin immigrated to Canada from Connecticut, USA, in 1799. They settled in Barnston Township where he was a farmer. Levi Baldwin (d. 1843) was first married to Experience Goff (d. 1815) and, second, to Abigail Mills (d. 1830). The children by his first marriage were: Huldah, Lotes, Richard, Deborah and Patience. The children by his second marriage were: Elizabeth, John Percival and Huldah. John Percival Baldwin married Jeanette Baker and they settled near the outlet of Lake Lyster. He became a very successful businessman, having established a sawmill on the Lake. John's youngest son was Willis Keith (W. K.) Baldwin, who married Lill Ferrin from Holland, Vermont. In his lifetime, W. K. was well-regarded and successful in business as wells as politics. While many of the descendants of W. K. and Lill have left, a number still remain in Baldwin's Mills and in the Townships.
The family of Hezikiah May (1775-1857) immigrated to Canada from Vermont, USA, in 1806. The settled in Stanstead Township where he was a farmer. Hezikiah was married to Sarah (Sally) Hayes (1784-1871) and they had eleven children together: Electa, Sylvester, Hannah, Willard, Lyman, Lorenzo, Ruby, Louisa, James, Mary Ann and Maria. Sylvester May moved from Stanstead Township to Barnston Township, near Lake Lyster. Sylvester's oldest son, Darius, also a farmer, married Emma Stevens. One of their daughters, Ruth, married Harold Baldwin, which is how the Baldwins and Mays are related.
The documents were passed down through members of the Baldwin and May families and were last kept by Elvyn M. Baldwin. Following his death, Mr. Baldwin's children donated the documents to the ETRC.
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The fonds contains primary source information on the family life; social, religious and economic activities; and education of various members of the Baldwin family, May family and other relatives and friends during the 19th and 20th centuries. It also contains historical information on the Stanstead County and Barnston Township areas, as well as genealogy. The majority of the records were produced in the Eastern Townships, many come from the New England states as well as across Canada and worldwide. It consists primarily of personal and business correspondence, postcards and photographs, maps, historical notes and family history. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Baldwin family (1844-2000), May family (1863-[199-?]), Other Correspondence ([18--]-1958), Genealogy (1832-1999), Photographs ([186-?]-1995) and Subject Files and Historical Research (1842-2002).
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Further accruals are expected.
Title based on request of the donor.
Included among the photographs are 2 ambrotypes, 2 daguerrotypes, 3 polyester negatives, 4 cellulose acetate negatives, 36 tintypes and 23 cellulose nitrate negatives.
The documents were donated by Eva Baldwin Morton and Louise Baldwin in 2008.
Correspondence written by one individual to another individual who both appear in the classification system has been organized with the author of the correspondence. Envelopes have been preserved only when they contained pertinent information on the author or on the date of the letter.
The documents are in English.
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28 janvier, 2016