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Eastern Townships Resource Centre Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds Canada
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Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds

  • CA ETRC P006
  • Fonds
  • [1752?]-[200-?]

The fonds contains source material mainly related to Minnie Hallowell Bowen's literary writings, community and political implicatons, and personal life at the turn of the 20th century. Many of her poems relate to local events, to the world wars, and to Canadian and British politics. The fonds also provides information on the activities of Minnie's family members, including but not limited to: her husband Cecil H. Bowen, her son Lloyd H. Bowen, her daughter Rose Meredyth Bowen, Henry Bowen, Edward Bowen, Eleazar Clark, George Frederick Bowen, John Hallowell, William Bowen, Frank A. Bowen, Frederick Chamberlin Bowen, and Edward Hugh Bowen. The documents show their involvement mainly in the development of railways, in the mining industry, in the Armed Forces and Militia, in politics, in scouting, in church activities, and in social clubs and associations. Some documents are about the Fenian Raids, the Knights of Columbus, and the history of Sherbrooke.

The fonds consists of mainly manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of press clippings, articles, publications, photographs, diaries, prospectuses, and drawings. It is comprised of the following series: Literary Works and Other Writings (1883-1941), Involvement in the Canadian Flag Issue ([1887?]-1946), Personal Life ([1863-1865]-1943), Lloyd H. Bowen (1865, 1902-1995), Cecil H. Bowen ([1866?]-1935, 1986), Other Family Members (1801-1940), and History of Sherbrooke ([1836?]-1967), Family History ([1752?-200-?]), Obituaries and Other Clippings (1836-1943, 1964-1997), Other Photographs and Graphic Material (1840-1956), Miscellaneous ([1835-1904?]).

Bowen, Minnie Hallowell (1861-1942)

St. Francis District Court, Sherbrooke

The item is a photograph of the members of the St. Francis District Court, Sherbrooke, ca. 1850s. Pictured are (L-R): C.M. Hyndman, John Hallowell, Eleazar Clark, J.S. Sanborn, George F. Bowen, Honourable Edward Short, L.E. Morris, John Short, George R. Robertson, Edward T. Brooks, Thomas W. Ritchie, and S.A. Stevens.

Picnic at Fletcher's Flat, on the St. Francis River, Sherbrooke, Que.

The item is a photograph of a group picnicking at Fletcher's Flat, on the St. Francis River in Sherbrooke. Pictured: Mrs. A. Elkins, Mrs. Holland, Ethel Austin, Lucy Holland, Fred. L. Bowen, W. Paton, Lloyd, Katie Ibbotson, Ruby Hunt, Lottie Lloyd, Fanny Symmes, Girlie Bowen, Jessie Bowen Hunt, Belle Symmes, Belle Elkins, Carrie Clark, G.F. Bowen, Dr. F. Austin, Mrs. Austin, M. Hallowell, Noel Brooks, Rose Brooks, Florence and Nita Hunt in cart, C.H. Bowen, Percy Lomas, Minnie Hallowell.

Honorable Justice Fletcher

The item is a photograph of drawing or painting of Honorable Justice John Fletcher, judge of the St. Francis District, reproduced around the 1870s.

Soldiers of the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment

The item is a portrait photograph of soldiers of the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment from around 1883. Pictured are: Staff Sergeant R.J. Spearing (standing, centre back), H.N. Robbins, T. Somers (middle row, left), Meredyth B. Hallowell (front row, centre), Ned Fraser.

Barbara Rose (Eardley-Wilmot) Constable

The file contains primary source information on the life of Barbara Rose (Eardley Wilmot) Constable from around the years 1917 to 1942, 1962 to 1963, and 1993 to 1996. It consists of a memoir of a childhood Christmas, documents, including handwritten notes, pertaining to her father's life and his career in the Church, correspondence regarding her father's passing, a copy of "A Short History of the Diocese of Quebec. 1793-1993" by James T. Sweeny with Barbara's name written on it and some handwritten notes at the back, photographs of a Canada Day parade in Hatley and Hallowell Cottage in Sherbrooke, and a hand-drawn map of the houses in Sherbrooke which she visited as a child and some of their occupants.

Eardley-Wilmot, Barbara Rose

Croquet with the Bowens

The item is a photograph of George F. Bowen and Jessie Bowen Hunt taken outside with a croquet set and the St. Francis River visible in the background in Sherbrooke in 1866.

Skiing near Sherbrooke

The item is a photograph of (left to right) “Red” (Harry Saunders), Harry Grundy and “Bones” (Lloyd Bowen) skiing near Sherbrooke in 1924 or 1925.

G.F. Bowen and group

The item is a studio photograph of (1) Colonel Felton, (2) Jessie (Bowen) , (3) Carrie Clark, (4) Fanny (Clark) Symmes, (5) Colonel George F. Bowen, (6) Edward (Ned) Clark, (7) Dr. F. J. Austin, (8) Edward C. (Ned) Bowen, (9) Albert Symmes, (10) Cecil Bowen, (11) Major Short, and (12) Etta (Clark) Austin, probably taken in Sherbrooke around 1870.

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