Fonds P233 - W. Gillies Ross fonds

Capelton Mine Nichols Chemical Co. blueprints G.H. Nichols & Co. Christmas Card Aerial view of Johns-Manville open-pit mine Johns-Manville mine Mining Tools Eustis miners Aerial view of Johns-Manville Miners V. Hart and E. Harvison

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W. Gillies Ross fonds

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  • 1767 [Photocopied]-2006 (Creation)

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0.50 l.m. of textual records. - 614 photographs ( 219 photographs, 395 negatives. - 33 audio recordings (32 audio cassette tapes, 1 audio reel). -66 maps.

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The fonds contains of research done by W. Gillies Ross on the following subjects: the mines at Eustis, Capelton and Albert Mines, asbestos mining at Asbestos, the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, and the Stanstead granite industry. It consists largely of research notes, research documents, photographs, and oral histories. The fonds is organized i the following series: Interviews (1944-1996), Harvard’s Baker Library Trip and Research (1887-1996), Jo Cooper (1977-1987), Newspaper Index (1971-1975), National Archive of Canada Research (1903-1921), Publications (1890-1938), Granite Project (1898-1900, 1976), Copper / Pyrite Mining Studies (1867 [Photocopied] -1996), Asbestos Mining and Landscape Research (1897 [Photocopied]-1965), Spanish Flu Research (1918 [Photocopied] -2006), Photographs (1888-1972), Maps and Plans (1767 [Photocopied] - 1979), Asbestos Mining (1950-2004), Mining Study – Correspondence (1883 [Photocopied]-2005), Book Translation (1995) and Cookshire (1979).

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The fonds was donated by W. Gillies Ross in 2019.


When possible, the file and series names given by Dr. Ross were preserved. Items might also not respect a chronological order, in order to respect Dr. Ross' original order. The fonds was processed by Justin Gobeil, archival intern, under the supervision of Jody Robinson in 2020 courtesy of funding from Canadian Heritage.

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