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Workforce

File presents information on the employees and work hours of Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook in 1953 and 1972. It consists of a list of permit and a list of foremen and department heads.

Potash production

File presents information on the production of potash. It consists of research articles.

Other historical research documents

The file contains source material on historical research of various subjects from 1967 to 1969. It consists of the following research documents: Au Township D’Eaton, Notre-Dame-du-Saint-Rosaire de Sawyerville, Messire A. E. Dufresne et Les Anglo-Protestants, La Mine de Chesham, Avenement des Chemins de Fer dans Les Townships, Quelques Sources de Renseignements en Histoire Regionale et en Genealogie.

Municipal relations

File presents the relationship between Belding-Corticelli and the Town of Coaticook from 1945 to 1974. It consists of correspondence regarding damage caused to the plant's building during explosive blasts during dam operations, town referendums concerning taxes and municipal works and noise complaints from residents against the plant, as well as a speech made by a Belding-Corticelli manager to Coaticook's mayor and councillors.

Municipal arena

File presents Belding-Corticelli's contribution to the construction of a muncipal area in Coaticook from 1967 to 1971. It consists largely of correspondence between Belding-Corticelli and the Town of Coaticook but also includes a few budgets and newspaper clippings. The file is also a source of some informtion on the sale of the Border Arena in Rock Island.

Miscellaneous employment

The file contains primary source information on the professional life and interests of Cedric S. Douglas from 1911 to 1964. It consists of documents from other employment such as Sutton Silk Mill (later Dufresne Yarns Limited) and a personal printing business, along with correspondence from W.L. Shurtleff on reciprocity.

Mining

The file contains primary source information on Cecil H. Bowen's involvement in mining from 1888 to 1910 in Newfoundland, Brazil and the Eastern Townships. It consists of correspondence, prospectuses, accounts, sample analyses, geological reports, and accounts related to the Standard Pyrites Company, which operated a limestone and slate mine in Newfoundland in the 1890s and 1900s. It also includes the rules and regulations of the Pilley's Island (Newfoundland) Board of Health, of which C.H. Bowen was Chairman, correspondence and a travel visa regarding the operation of the Barcellos Gold Mines Ltd. in Brazil from 1889 to 1892 and correspondence and a map related to Cecil's mining rights in the Eastern Townships, particularly in the area of South Ham.
The Pyrites Company was a mining venture Cecil H. Bowen pursued with his brother, Francis (aka Frank) Arthur Bowen.

Industry and commerce

File contains images of businesses and industries in Coaticook from 1934 to about the 1950s. It consists of photographs of the the employees of Penman’s, the employees of Belding-Corticelli, and a photograph of the interior of an unidentified factory.

Immoveable property

File presents information on the properties owned by Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1957 to 1984. It consists of a correspondence regarding the possible sale of the Cutting Street plant and land rented from the Town of Coaticook, as well as lot descriptions and a plan.

Hydroelectric power plant

File presents Belding-Corticelli's opinion on the matter of the sale of the Town of Coaticook's hydroelectric power plant to Southern Canada Power in 1952. It consists of correspondence between the Coaticook office and the head office in Montreal.

Diary of a Canadian Teacher

The file consists of the diary of a young teacher named Mabel during the time of the settlements in the Eastern Townships. The diary is titled "Leaves from the Diary of a Canadian Teacher in 1836". It follows the twelve weeks period in which Mabel travels to a town or village to be a teacher (maybe Bondville, Knowlton). It contains information on everyday life, such as the way the houses were built in that area, the accommodations where Mabel was boarding, the type of food she ate and the way religion was celebrated and perceived by some. The author also gives information on many families such as the Furniss', the Burtons, the Carnes, the Murrays and the Wests. She also speaks of a Mr. Gardner, who is later arrested and thrown in the Sherbrooke jail and of a "brother Clifton" who owns a small grist mill. There is also a passage on the economy of the region, in which Mabel explains the process of making "Salts" (a.k.a. potash and pearlash). She mentions some of her students and their academic background, but all in all, there is little information on school life.

Commerce and industries

File presents information on the economic history of the Coaticook region from 1875 to 2014. It consists of an account book for James Williamson for R.C. Baldwin’s store (1875), a poster for J.H. Knapp’s ambulance and funeral service ([192-?]), an article “Scientific fish culture in Quebec since 1945” by Louis-Roch Séguin (1957), an article “Étude d’un important projet pour la promotion touristique de la Station Piscicole du Lac Lyster” (1957), a brochure “Eastern Townships Fish Hatchery/Station piscicole des Cantons de l’Est” (1958), a brochure for Camping Piskiart at Lake Lyster (1960s), a promotional poster for Michael Élias & Co. (ca. 1964), an article “Trout rearing with the minimum of fresh make-up water possible/Élévage de truites avec le minimum d’eau fraîche de compensation possible” by Louis-Roch Séguin, Benoit Dion and Raymond Charbonneau (1978), and a cabinetry catalogue from Cabico (2014).

Child Street plant retaining wall

File presents Belding-Corticelli's interest in the replacement of the Child Street retaining wall in Coaticook from 1955 to 1969. It consists of correspondence between Belding-Coricelli's managers, expressing concern over the state of the retaining wall, and the muncipality, as well as newspaper clippings.

Alarm system and fire protection

File illustrates the establishment of a direct alarm from the Belding-Corticelli plant in Coaticook to the town's emergency services department and subsequent fees for this service from 1965 to 1977. It consists of correspondance between Belding-Corticelli and the Town of Coaticook.