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Albert Carlos Skinner fonds
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Albert Carlos Skinner fonds

  • CA ETRC P136
  • Fonds
  • [18--], 1912-1964

The fonds contains source material on Albert C. Skinner and his family. It also contains information mostly on the current events of Sherbrooke from 1934 to 1954, but also of Canada. It consists mainly of a scrapbook, a diary, a guest book, a book of remembrance, correspondence, two addresses, photographs, press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following nine files: Civil Status (1964), Anniversaries (1949, 1961), Family ([18--]-[195-]), Jeweller (1954), Mayor of Sherbrooke ([193-]-[195-]), Diaries (1911-1912), Correspondence (1932-1934), Certificates (1960), and Scrapbooks (1934-1954).

Skinner, Albert Carlos, 1871-1964

Scrapbooks

The series contains source material on the life of Albert C. Skinner from 1934 to 1954. It includes information on Skinner's life but also items which Skinner thought to be of note, including a substantial amount of information on the war effort. It is comprised of a scrapbook which includes newspaper clippings, poems, several obituaries, greeting cards, invitations, and photographs.

Certificates

The series is comprised of a certificate of honourary membership to Albert C. Skinner to the Rotary Club of Sherbrooke.

Correspondence

The series contains correspondence of Albert C. Skinner from 1932 to 1934. It is comprised of a letter from J.R. Rosenbloom thanking Skinner for a gift, a letter from W.W. Lynch expressing his support for Skinner's civic decisions including his attempts at town beautification, and Skinner's response with information on a proposed park for along the banks of the Magog River.

Diaries

The series contains source material on the daily life of Albert C. Skinner from 1911 to 1912. It contains a diary, and four photos of most likely his wife and daughters.

Jeweller

The series contains information on Albert C. Skinner's professional life as a jeweller and the history of this business in his family. The series is comprised of a newspaper clipping.

Mayor of Sherbrooke

The series contains source material on Albert C. Skinner's time served as Mayor of Sherbrooke from approximately the 1930s to the 1950s. It contains a transcript of a speech of Skinner's when he finished his time as mayor, a poem entitled, "The Three Heroes of Quebec", and a newspaper clipping with a photo of a reception honouring former mayors of Sherbrooke.

Family

The series contains source material on the family of Albert C. Skinner from approximately the 19th century to the 1950s. It contains copies of records of births, and photographs of the family.

Civil Status

The series contains source material on the death of Albert C. Skinner from 1964. It contains a remembrance book with details on the funeral, and several newspaper clippings illustrating his life and accomplishments.

Anniversaries

The series contains source material on the anniversaries of Albert C. Skinner from 1949 and 1961. It contains a guest book for the reception for Skinner on his 90th birthday, and a newspaper clipping detailing Skinner and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary.