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School Inspections

The file consists of three school inspection reports. One is from the Stanstead Plain School Board examination on 9 March 1830 (missing). One is a certificate for John Hume's appointment as a school inspector in Leeds in 1854. One is a mimeographed letter from the Office of the Inspector of Superior Schools in Quebec City to Edwin Howe Esq. on 7 January 1904 and the last is an annotated report on the Protestant Schools of the City of Sherbrooke prepared by H. Hubbard in 1886. The file provides information on the Stanstead Plain School examination by members of the Trustees for Schools in the township of Stanstead, on the visit of John Parker to the East Hatley Model School and on five schools in the City of Sherbrooke, including information on the teachers and the buildings.

Lists of colonists

The file contains primarily source information on the colonists who settled on land through the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association in Lawrence Colony and Island Brook Road (Newport Township) from 1945 to 1962. It consists of lists of names and lot locations for those occupying lands in Newport Township, as well as a list of colonists with deeds (1961) and a list of the children and their ages in the colony (1961). It also consists of a lot map with names.

Jonathan Slater

The file contains primary source information about Jonathan Slater (ca 1816-1889) and his wife, Rebecca Walker (ca. 1818-1890) in Barnston from 1881 to 1896. It consists of an invoice addressed to Jonathan Slater, register extracts for their marriage and deaths, and Rebecca Walker's will. Rebecca Anglisa Walker was the daughter of Joseph Walker and Mary McCaw. Together, Jonathan Slater and Rebecca Walker had at least six children: Frances, Mary, Jane, Jonathan Henry, Emma, and Retinah.

Research on Eastern Townships

The file contains source material on the history of the Eastern Townships compiled approximately during the 1930s and 1940s. It contains mainly handwritten notes about the history of the Eastern Townships, including lists of relevant dates and other historical details regarding specific areas of the Townships including: Dunham, Sutton, Potton, Brome, Bolton, Shefford, Craig Road, Barnston Sherbrooke, and Hatley. It contains information on the Abenaquis, and a copy of the Ebenezer Peck Report. It also includes press clippings and excerpts from publications on the Townships as well as land deeds concerning Robert Morrison, Timothy Rose, William McClary, George Knap and Isaac Ogden. Some of the research included in the file appears to have been collected in preparation of Linda H. Hackett's book on Eleazar Fitch (Eleazar Fitch: The First Leader of Stanstead Township).

Programmes and Advertisements

The file consists of five theatre programmes and two advertisements: MM. P. Paul-Marcel, 2-4 September 1912, at His Majesty's Theatre, Sherbrooke; posters for "Too Much Married", by the West Brome Dramatic Club; "Not Guilty" and "Silent Woman !", Town Hall, Lennoxville, by the Boston Comedy Company; a programme for "Quality Street" presented by the Sherbrooke High School in 1943; a programme for "Captain Applejack" presented by the Sherbrooke High School; a programme for "Merrie England" presented by the Sher-Lenn Operatic & Choral Society; a programme for "The Pirates of Penzance" presented by the Sher-Lenn Choir in 1952; and the summer 2005 programme for Townships Stage, performed at The Piggery Theatre.

W.K. Sanderson, Sherbrooke Hussars

The file consists of a programme for the change of command of the Sherbrooke Hussars from Lt-Col Daniel M. Braün to Lt-Col W.K. Sanderson on 6 May 2000. The document includes biographical information on Colonel Denis Belleau, Colonel Thomas Garfield Gould, Lieutenant Colonel Jack R. Garneau, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel M. Braün, and Lieutenant Colonel W.K. Sanderson.

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.

Military career

The correspondence includes details on Archie Jenks' military career, leading up to and during WWI, from 1910-1919.

Diary

The file consists of Archie Jenks' diary from 1907-1911, which contains detailed entries and includes information on Archie's travels, education, social notes, farming, leisure, weather, and includes a description of the visit of the Prince of Wales to Quebec City in 1908.

Monthly Newsletters

The file contains source material on the news, objectives, co-ordinator's message, calendar, upcoming events, information about women's status, publications and centre briefs from 1981 to 2019. It consists of monthly newsletters and posters.

School lunches

The file contains information on the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association's contribution to the provision of school lunches for the Lawrence Colony school from 1954 to 1960. It consists of correspondence and invoices.

Lot inquiries

The file contains primarily source information on the colonists who settled on land through the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association in Lawrence Colony from 1947 to 1962. It consists of correspondence from individuals inquiring about obtaining lots and inquiries made by the Association into the ownership of certain lots.

Funding

The file contains primary source information on the funding received by the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association from 1943 to 1960. It consists of correspondence to the Lord Bishop of Quebec (Anglican) and other representatives of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec regarding separate funding from the Protestant Colonization Society of the City of Quebec, and correspondence from Quebec's Department of Colonization.

Taxes

The file contains primarily source information on the collection of taxes in relation to colonists who settled on land through the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association in Lawrence Colony from 1951 to 1961. It consists of correspondence about the payment of taxes, tax accounts in arrears, and the potential repossession of properties, and two school property tax invoices.

Minutes

The file contains primary source information on the administration of the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association from 1961 to 1962. It consists of a minute book for a special committee to investigate the possibility of establishing a central colonization association at the provincial level.

Correspondence

The file contains primary source information on the administration of the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association from 1960 to 1962. It consists largely of correspondence regarding the Eastern Townships' relationship with the Protestant Colonization and Land Settlement Society of the District of Montreal regarding the establishment of a provincial/central colonization organization. It also includes two meeting agendas and reports (a brief from the Montreal Society regarding the Farmborough Colony in Johannes Township and joint briefs).

Canada Works Project

The file contains source material on the Canada Works Project that the the St. Francis Valley Naturalists' Club participated in, in 1977. It consists mainly of a grant application and related material.

Educational Project

The file contains source material on an educational project that was pout together by the St. Francis Valley Naturalists' Club in 1999. The project was for a specialist to go into the Eastern Townships schools and inform student them about nature and the environment. The file consists of funding and information related to the project.

50th Anniversary Book

The file contains source material on the creation of an anniversary book by the St. Francis Valley Naturalists' Club from 2008 to 2009. It consists of correspondence, application forms and other miscellaneous documents.

Correspondance

The file contains source material on administration of the educational projects conducted by the St. Francis Valley Naturalists' Club from 1971 to 2009. It consists of correspondence.

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