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Published Chap-Books

The file consists of six booklets and books of poetry by Minnie Hallowel Bowen. Three of them, Adoration Poems, Red Flower of Life Poems, and The Innkeeper of Bethlehem, were printed by Page and Sangster Print Company of Sherbrooke, in a series of publications called The Little Grey Books. A fourth one dated 1936, also printed by Page and Sangster Print Company is entitled Winnowaïa. The book is dedicated to Eva Matheson White, its foreword is by Frank Oliver Call, and it is related to the Abenakis Indians. The other booklets are The Canadian Navy and The Story of the Lone Pine (1921). The file also includes a one-page transcript entitled "Epic of the Lone Pine" and the typescript for Winnowaïa.

Dominion Day parade, Hatley

The item is a photograph of the Canada Day parade in Hatley, looking up Main Street, in 1927. H.B. Whitcomb general store partially visible. Robert (Bob) Eardley-Wilmot is boy in sailor suit.

Dominion Day parade, Hatley

The item is a photograph of the Canada Day parade in Hatley, looking up Main Street, in 1927. H.B. Whitcomb general store partially visible. Barbara Eardley-Wilmot at far right corner.

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

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

Other Family Members

The series contains primary source information related to different members of Minnie Hallowell Bowen's family. It consists mainly of correspondence and photographs, though each file includes a variety of material including a notebook, reports, prospectuses, lists, tributes, certificates, a deed, a Masonic text-book, and poems. It gives information mainly on a military campaign in the Indies in 1817, the Fenian Raids, mining, the Bowen family genealogy, World War I, and the Lennoxville Grammar School. The series is comprised of the following files: Henry Bowen (1818), Edward Bowen (1808-1915), Eleazar Clarke (1801-1915), George Fredrick Bowen (1855-1927), John Hallowell (1846-1876), Francis A. Bowen (1888-1935), Frederick Chamberlin Bowen ([189-?]-1923), Edward Hugh Bowen (1914-1923), Rose Meredyth (Bowen) Eardley-Wilmot (1893-1954), Charles Bowen (1860), James Hallowell ([1847-1858?], [188-?-1942]), Miranda Haskell Clarke ([185-?]-1910), Marjorie Bowen ([187-?]), Helen Maria Clarke Hallowell (1858-1909), Robert Hallowell (1834-1859), Meredyth Bowen Hallowell (1867-1893), Sara Jane Hall Bowen (1924-1925), Noel H. Bowen (1848), Carrie Ernestine Clarke ([188-?-1892?]), Charles Revell Eardley-Wilmot ([1895-1986?]), Barbara Rose (Eardley-Wilmot) Constable ([1917-1942?], [1962-1963], [1993-1996]), Minnie “Dadie” (Peyton) Smith (1954-1956, [197-?-1999?]).

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