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Joseph R. Ball family

The file consists of a book of poems by Joseph Rice Ball and Lillian Stuart Ball, titled "Greetings from Mapleside", which also includes photographs, from around 1900 and a custom Christmas greeting card from Henry S. Ball, dated 1907. Mapleside was the Ball family property in Waterville.

Businesses

The subseries contains source material on business in the Eastern Townships from 1830 to around 1940. It is comprised of the following files: Joseph Edwin George General Store (1900-1913), Boynton Store (1830), Megantic General Store (1893-1897), J. Selby (1862-1864), John McCammon General Store (1890-[1938?]), Gleason's Shorthand and Business College (1913), Charmeuse Hosiery ([194-?]), Vilas Furniture Company ([196-?]), and James A. Barrie (1911).

Industry

The subseries contains source material on the development of industries in the Eastern Townships copied approximately in the 1980s. It is comprised of the following files: Sherbrooke Cotton Factory ([photocopied 198-?]), and Magog Manufacturing Company ([photocopied 1983]).

Students Related Materials

The file consists of a catalogue of the officers and students from Stanstead Seminary (now Stanstead College), for 1841-1842; one manuscript school notebook dated 1854; a poem, dated April 1900; an autograph book, dated 1924; and a baccalaureate programme, dated 1926. The poem, called "Vive Montjoie", is by Dolor Biron, a philosophy student at the Séminaire Saint-Charles Borromée of Sherbrooke. The file provides information on geology, geography, religion, and literature as school subjects. The autograph book provides information on Florence Mead's time as a student at Macdonald College, School for Teachers, including entries from numerous students from the Eastern Townships, lesson plan assignments, observation lessons and a timetable. The programme is for the Sherbrooke High School baccalaureate service held at Plymouth Church in Sherbrooke.

Education

The series contains source material on education in the Eastern Townships from 1839 to 1998. It contains the following subseries: School Accountancy (1830-1914), Supervision(1830-1904), Students (1842-1998), Associations (1917-1965), Professors (1998), and Buildings and property (1953).

Students

The subseries contains source material regarding students from various educational institutions throughout the Eastern Townships from 1854 to 1998. It contains the following files: Examination Reports (1909-1936), Students Related Material (1854-1923), Leisure Occupations (1973-1998), Student's Council of Lennoxville High School (1935), and School Newspapers (1986-1994).

Sherbrooke Gazette

The file consists of five issues of the newspaper the Sherbrooke Gazette (and Eastern Townships Advertiser): Vol. IV, No. 2, dated 8 January 1846; Vol. VII, No. 45, dated 10 November 1849, Vol. XVII, No. 936, dated 27 December 1856; Vol. XIX, No. 1027, dated 18 September 1858, and Vol. XLVI, No. 6, dated 6 February 1885.

Eastern Townships Resource Centre Textual Records collection

  • CA ETRC P997
  • Collection
  • [18--]-2004

The collection contains source material on various topics related to the Eastern Townships in the ninetieth and twentieth centuries such as settlement, colonization, politic, military, economy, transport, communication, health and welfare, education, religion and culture. It consists mainly of schedules, obituaries, by-laws, insurance policies, certificates, photographs, maps, drawings, posters, cards, petitions, genealogies, diaries, scrapbooks, newspapers, letters, songsheets, land grants, reports, ledgers, minutes of meetings, notebooks and programmes. The collection is comprised of the following series: Settlement and Colonization ([18--]-Photocopied 1994), Politics (1965-1974), Military (1802-1988), Economy (1830-1987), Transport and Communications (1826-1990), Health and Welfare (1931-1949), Education (1854-1998), Religion ([18-?]-Photocopied 1993), Culture ([18-?]-1990).

Eastern Townships Resource Centre (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Diary of a Canadian Teacher

The file consists of the diary of a young teacher named Mabel during the time of the settlements in the Eastern Townships. The diary is titled "Leaves from the Diary of a Canadian Teacher in 1836". It follows the twelve weeks period in which Mabel travels to a town or village to be a teacher (maybe Bondville, Knowlton). It contains information on everyday life, such as the way the houses were built in that area, the accommodations where Mabel was boarding, the type of food she ate and the way religion was celebrated and perceived by some. The author also gives information on many families such as the Furniss', the Burtons, the Carnes, the Murrays and the Wests. She also speaks of a Mr. Gardner, who is later arrested and thrown in the Sherbrooke jail and of a "brother Clifton" who owns a small grist mill. There is also a passage on the economy of the region, in which Mabel explains the process of making "Salts" (a.k.a. potash and pearlash). She mentions some of her students and their academic background, but all in all, there is little information on school life.

Economy

The series contains source material on the economy in the Eastern Townships from 1830 to 1987. It is comprised of the following subseries: Agriculture (1836-1983), Mining (1861-1864), Industry (photocopied 1983), Businesses (1830-1956), Banking (1865-1987), and Insurance (1907-1924).

Settlement and Colonization

The series contains source material on the settlement and colonization of the Eastern Townships from the early 19th century to the 1990s. It is comprised of the following subseries: Land Surveys and Companies (1838-1983), Land Grants (1860- photocopied [1983?]), Associations and Groupings (1855-photocopied 1983]), and Settlers and Families ([18-]- photocopied 1994),.

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