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W. Gillies Ross fonds
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Granite Project

The series contains primary sources from 1898 to 1900 and 1976 on the research Dr. Ross made on the granite industry in Stanstead. The series contains the following files:Preparation (1976); Interviews (1976); Newspaper Clipping (1898-1900, 1976); Granite Companies Memorabilia (1976); Tapes (1976); Tape’s Index Cards (1976)

W. Gillies Ross fonds

  • CA ETRC P233
  • Fonds
  • 1767 [Photocopied]-2006

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).

Ross, W. Gillies (1931-2019)

Interviews

The series contains primary sources of interviews Dr. Ross and his assistants with various actors of the mines in the three villages (Eustis, Capelton, Albert Mines), such as ex-workers, wife, widows and other relatives of ex-workers from 1944 to 1996. The series contains the following files: Béland, Theod (1972); Beland, Walter (1972); Berwick, Irene (1972); Crease, Bill (1995); Digby, Albert (1972); Mrs. R. Gale (1972); Green, Teddy (1965); Hadlok, Irene (1996); Hodge, John (1972); Ingham, Annie (1996); Jardine, Donald (1973); McKnight, Chester (1972); Mrs. Morrow (1972); Odell, Stanley (1972); Paradis, Joe (1972); Pratt, Jack (1972); Rothney, Ronald (1972); Mrs. A. Rowe (1972); Smerdon, Gordon (1972); Solbec; Stafford; Leonard (1972); Vear, Russel (1972); Dr. Way (1944-1963); Charlie Williams (1995); General Notes and Tapes (1965-1996); Index/Subject cards ([After 1972]).

Mining Study – Correspondence

The series contains primary sources going from 1883 to 2005, of corespondance between Dr. Ross and people he interviwed, hel[ped him in his researches, or even asked for help in theirs. Also included a letter of Vaclav Smil,CM, now a prolific environmentalist , before he moved to Canada.

Book Translation

The series contains primary sources concerning the translation of Dr.Ross book in 1995. It consist of a flyers and some correspondence about funding the translation.

Cookshire

The series contains primary sources about the interviews conducted by Dr. Ross in 1979 with locals from Cookshire. The series consist of one set of index cards and two audio tape cassettes.

Asbestos Mining

The series contains primary sources going from 1950 to 2004, about the asbestos industry in Thetford Mines and Asbestos, researches conducted by Dr.Ross on the encroachment of the mines; correspondence regarding those researches; the closure of the mines and some photographs. The series contains the following files: General Information (1960-2004); Encroachment Researches (1967-2004); Newspaper Clippings (1986-2003); Photographs (1950-[196-?]).

Maps and Plans

The series contains primary sources going from 1767 to 1979 about different maps and plans relative to the mines exploitation in the Eastern Townships.

Mining Tools

Miners tools made by Wm Tamblyn at the Albert Mines about 1887 - Mounted on a board about 8" X 15"

Photographs

The series contains photographic primary sources going from 1888 to 1972 on various subject, such as the mines in Eustis, Albert Mines and Capelton; the workers and the interviewees.

Spanish Flu Research

The series contains primary resources going from 1918 to 2006 about Dr. Ross researches on the Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918, and how it affected the Eastern Townships. The series contains the following files: General Research (1918 [Photocopied] -2006); Newspaper Notes (1918 [Photocopied] -2003); Eastern Townships Newspaper Control (1918 [Photocopied]-2005); Flu by Settlements (ca. 2000); Analysis (2002)

Asbestos Mining and Landscape Research

The series contains primary sources going from 1897 to 1965, about the asbestos industry in Asbestos in Thetford Mines. The series contains the following files: Mining (1950-1965); Notes (1897 [Photocopied]-1965); Analyses (1965); Registry Office (1964-1965).

Publications

The series contains primary sources on two different publications related to the mining industry from 1890 to 1938. The series contains the following files: General Chemical Bulletin (1917-1924); Canadian Mining Manual (1890-1938)

Copper / Pyrite Mining Studies

The series contains primary sources going from 1867 to 1996 about Dr.Ross research on the copper and pyrite exploitation in the three mining villages. The series contains the following files: A General (1966-1996); B Note by Author (1950-1996); C Population (1951-1966); D Valuation Rolls (1961); Petitions (1867 [Photocopied] -1970); Cordy (1966-1968).

Harvard’s Baker Library Trip and Research

The series contain primary sources of Dr.Ross trip to the Baker Library, at Harvard, in order to have a look at the Eustis collection. The series contains the following files:Organization of the Trip (1972-1996); Researches (1887 [Photocopied]-1996) .

Jo Cooper

The series contains primairy sources on Dr. Ross' assistant's work from 1977 to 1987. The series contains the following files: Hiring and Expenses (1986); Contact Information ([1986 or 1987]); Repositories of Info. ([1986 or 1987]); General Information ([1986 or 1987]); Newspapers Info. (1986-1987); Maps & Photos Info. ([1986 or 1987]); Interviews (1977-1987) Work and Daily Outlines (1986-1987).