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Société d'histoire et du patrimoine du Haut-St-François collection

  • CA ETRC P232
  • Collection

The collection consists of materials collected from various sources by the Société d'histoire et du patrimoine du Haut-St-François, located in Eaton Corner. It consists of photographs, largely from the East Angus and surrounding areas, materials acquired from other organization, research files and inventories of architectural heritages in Eastern Townships. (more expected)

Photographs

The series contains 800 photographs of East Angus and a few other places in Eastern Townships from late 19th century to the second half of 20th century. It includes a wide variety of topics such as economy, education, sport, culture, religion, family and so on. The series is comprised of the following files : Ville d’East Angus, Activités Économiques, Éducation, Pratique Religieuses, Activités Sportive, Récréatives ou Culturelles, Autres Municipalités du Haut-Saint-François, Photos de Famille and Photos Diverses.

Histories of other parishes and towns

The file contains source material on histories of parishes, churches and towns, which are not included into other files. It consists of a history of chapel Bethlehem and father Jerome in Ditton, a history of the town Victoria, Clifton and East Angus, a record of Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix parish from 1919 to 1923, biographical sketches of parish Sainte-Marguerite-de-Lingwick, Saint-Raymond-de-Pennafort, Sainte-Martin-de-Martinville, Sainte-Famille-de-Newport and Saint-Mathias and a history of land grant in Ascot and Orford.

Religion

The file contains a compiled research document on religion in the history of Eastern Townships. It consists of the following documents: The Bishop’s Connection: College Missions and the Brotherhood of Layreaders, Reverend John Dalziel’s Experience in Cookshire, Thomas Shaw Chapman and United Churches in the Eastern Townships.

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.

Preservation of architectural heritage

The file contains source material on the preservation of architectural heritage in Eastern Townships from 1988 to 1997. It consists of a guide on preservation of traditional buildings, a copy of a law on heritage protection (Loi sur les biens culturels) in 1989, an application form requesting protection of heritage properties, newspaper articles on the restoration and demolition of churches and two documents on the competition for an award in preserving architectural heritage (3e Concours de Plaque de Gratification) in Estrie.

Information on cultural heritage in Haut-St-François

The file contains source material in recording and researching cultural heritages in Haut-St-François in 1984. It consists of a document “Renseignements sur le Patrimoine Culturel Destiné aux Municipalités Régionales de Comté” in 1984 and an incomplete document on the study and inventory of cultural heritage resources in Haut-St-François.

Genealogical information

The file contains source material on genealogies. It consists of correspondence with Malcolm Millar requesting genealogical information on Millar family in 1985, a biography of Garnet Millar, family tree of James Millar and Philomène Gendron, family tree of Rosario Bolduc and Marie-Aimé Poirier, family tree of Denis Lescault and family tree of George Fontaine (?).

Tourisme Haut-Saint-François

The file contains source material on activities of the corporation Tourisme Haut-Saint-Francois from 1994 to 1996. It consists of meeting agendas, minutes, financial reports, action plans, list of committee members, bylaws, a publication, a project on hiking trails in Mont Mégantic, inventory of tourism resources and statistics of tourism in Eastern Townships.

St-Adolphe-de-Dudswell

The file contains source material on St-Adolphe-de-Dudswell and its neighbor towns. It consists of a chronology of the St-Adolphe-de-Dudswell from 1792 to 2000, an incomplete biography of Thomas Shaw Chapman, an excursion map around Dudswell pond (Mirror lake) in early 20th century and a tourism guide for Marbleton, Bishopton and Dudswell in 1992.

Reseach documents on architecture

The file contains source material on architectures in Canada, Quebec and Eastern Townships. It consists of excerpts from publication: Encyclopédie de la maison Québécoise 3 siècles d’habitations (1972), L’architecture au Canada (1976), Les maisons du Quebec (1979), Les belles d'autrefois (1987), Patrimoine Estrie (1988,1989), Monuments historiques (1995) and a summary of architectural style in history.

Architecture in Scotstown

The file contains a copy of Visage d’Hier et d’Aujourd’hui - Revitalisation Scotstown published in 1992. It consists of a history of Scotstown highlighted by its architectures in history, guides in identifying architectural heritages and maps indicating historical heritages and architectures in Scotstown.

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