Fonds P005 - George Frederick Bowen fonds

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George Frederick Bowen fonds

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    CA ETRC P005

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    • ca. 1860-1896 (Creation)

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    7 textual records. - 40 plans.

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    Biographical history

    Born in Quebec City on 19 March 1811, George Frederick Bowen was the son of Edward Bowen, politician and Chief Justice, and Eliza Davidson. In 1843, he married Eliza Wyatt (a.k.a. Jessie, d. 1862) on 5 July 1843 in Sherbrooke and together they had seven children: Edward Charles (1844-1903), Francis Arthur (b. 1845), Eliza Jessie Catherine (1847-1900), Frederick William Wyatt (1849-1896), Ernest Henry (1854-1854), Florence Mary (1855-1866), and Alfred Cecil Hale (b. 1860). Bowen studied law in Quebec and was admitted to the Bar in 1832. In 1835, he opened a law practice in Sherbrooke. From 1844 to 1887, he was Sheriff of the District of St. Francis. From 1887 to 1898, he was Prothonotary of the District, jointly with Hubert C. Cabana. Other positions he held include Justice of the Peace, Chairman of Quarter Sessions and Commissioner in Bankruptcy. As well, Bowen was Mayor of Sherbrooke from 1852 to 1854, worked with a number of Sherbrooke-area associations, and pursued a military career. George Frederick Bowen died in Sherbrooke on 26 April 1898.

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    The fonds contains source material on the granting of lands in the Eastern Townships in the 19th century. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Plan Division Register (ca. 1860) and Miscellaneous Documents (1875-1895).

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        Researchers may also consult archives of the Bowen family at the Centre de l'Estrie of the Archives nationales du Québec in Sherbrooke.

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        No more accruals are expected.

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        Donor unknown.
        The documents are in English.

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        Finding aid prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).


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        28 janvier, 2016

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