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Cleveland Township

The file contains information on the buildings, streetscapes, geography and churches of Richmond from about 1907 to the 1940s.

Richmond County

The sub-series contains information on the streetscapes and buildings of Richmond County from about 1907 to the 1930s. It consists of postcards. The sub-series is comprised of the following files: Cleveland Township (1907-[194-?]) and Melbourne Township ([193-?]).

Danville Rifle Company

The file contains information on the Danville Rifle Company. It consists of a history as remembered by T. Perkins (aka "Perk") Cleveland and correspondence received by Herbert Derick.

Third Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of a man standing in front of the MacKenzie steel bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River, probably taken around 1903-1910.

Inauguration of the third Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of the inauguration of the MacKenzie steel bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River on 25 May 1903, likely with MLA Peter S.G. MacKenzie in the foreground amongst the gathered crowd. Also visible is a horse and carriage.

Second Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of the second bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River, which stood from 1882 to 1901, until it was washed away from ice and flooding on April 7, 1901.

First Richmond bridge

Item is a photograph of the first bridge in Richmond over the St. Francis River, which stood from 1847 to about 1882. It was the longest wooden covered bridge in the Eastern Townships. Cords of wood are seen piled in the foreground of the photograph.

Harry Roland Cleveland Jr.

Series contains primary source material on the life and service of Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. It consists of a testimonial in support of his application for the Royal Flying Corps, certificates of appointment, Cleveland Jr's soldier diary describing his everyday life in the Royal Flying Corps before he left for Europe and then when he was on active duty in Europe during World War I, Royal Flying Corps transfer and training cards, certificates of military qualification, correspondence and a Roster of War Birds from the RFC - RNAS 1958 Anniversary Reunion.

Cleveland, Harry Roland, Jr.

Harry Roland Cleveland Sr.

The series contains primary source material on the life of Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. It consists of photographs from his time served with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles, a graduation photograph from McGill University, a H.M. Forces combined leave and railway ticket, correspondence and discharge papers.

Cleveland, Harry Roland, Sr.

Employees of Asbestos and Asbestic Company Ltd.

Item is a photograph of employees of the Asbestos and Asbestic Company Ltd., Asbestos, 1904. Included in the photo are: (front, L-R): Gordon Clark, Ted Walsh, Regis Leprise, George Smith, Tom Lefebvre, Unknown, Unknown, Harry Williams (General Superintendent). (second row, L-R): M. Lizotte, David Roy, Unknown, Pierre Champagne, Omar Champoux, James Clark (foreman), Lizotte, Unknown, Johnny Morris, Wilbrod Boisclair. Back: Ed Boucher.

Asbestos hockey team

Item is photograph of the Asbestos Hockey Team, Asbestos hockey team, ca. 1912. Front row, L-R: Joseph McCabe, Gordon Clark, Archie Fales. Second row, L-R: Unknown, Jack MacLeod, Unknown, Charlie Stata, Harry Gifford, Harry Wilson, Unknown, Louis Dunsmore.

Aerial view of the mining installations

Aerial view of the different mills used by Canadian Johns-Manville.

The caption reads, "THE C.J.M. CO.LTD. MILIS

As seen from the air.

In the upper right hand corner is the Machine Shop #2 which was vacated in 1942. Nearby are the Main Stores and stores sheds. A little less than top centre is the Shawinigan Water and Power Sub Station. Below that, nearer to the camera is Mill #3 Dryer, Mill #3 and Mill #3 Fibre Storage Shed. Closer to the camera are several large buildings. That in the centre of the picture is Mill 4A. The smaller one at the left is Mill 4 B at the right of these are Mill 4A & 4B Dryers, Plant C Screen Rooms and Plant C Crusher Building."

Group of machinists

Pictured here is a group of machinists
Front: Florian Champoux, Alpherie Jutras, George H. Burns
2nd row: Albert Beliveau, Edourd Spenard
3rd row (standing) Lucien Marchand, Philippe Proulx, Roderick MacKenzie, Verron Carson, gerard Delisle, Harold Lockwood and Joseph R. Houle.

Men installing new machinery

The caption reads "This picture taken when these men were installing the new machinery in the New Machine Shop, 1913. This shop was used until 1942 when another move was make to a new building on the St George Road. This third machine shop was vacated last year and demolished in this spring 1980."
Front: Clifford Gale, Albert Carneau, Johnny Morris, James Coyle Jr., David Roy. Rear: Bob Williams and Gordon Clark, foreman.

Skating Rink

Pictured here is the skating rink on the corner of St. Aime Street and St. George Street.

The verso reads, "Village of Asbestos as seen from main office / Skating rink in the foreground / Corner of St. Aime and St. George Streets."

Aerial view of the installation

Pictured here is an aerial view of the Johns-Manville installation in Asbestos. The caption reads, " Showing Tailings till in area where ore was drawn through 'Block Caving' in underground mine. Mill #3 Centre foreground.

Canadian Johns-Manville snow plow

Item is a photograph of a snow plow owned by Canadian Johns-Manville at Asbestos in 1929 or 1930.

The caption reads: This Float consisted of a Cyclone Collector, Elbows and ки Ductwork and an aspirating Fan all built by the sheet metal workers Alphonse Poirier, foroman. Alfred Lefebvre, Bob Grimard (truck driver) Nova Blais,

Alphonse Poirier, Joseph Lalancette, Shovel repair foreman Edmond Bergeron, (oxy-acetylene burner) with his bottles of gases and his torch. The boy holding the "Cup" is Bertrand Poirier, son of Alphonse. The two young boys are unknown. The two other men on the truck are also not known."

King Street, Asbestos, QC

Item is a postcard showing King Street in Asbestos around the 1910s by photograph V. Dubois. A handwritten caption reads "1924-25 Looking E [east] from centre of 'Square.' Sunday A.M. People going into Post Office." There are people visible on the sidewalks and two motor vehicles.

Laurier Street, Asbestos, QC

Item is a postcard showing a view of Laurier Street in Asbestos around the 1910s. A handwritten caption reads "Looking S.E. [southeast] from centre of 'the Square.'"

Canada Day float, Asbestos, QC

Item is a photograph of the Canadian Johns-Manville parade float, Asbestos, Canada Day, 1929, showing: Alfred Lefebvre, Bob Grimard, Nova Blais, Alphonse Poirier, Joseph Lalancette (at right, leaning on float), Edmond Bergeron, and Bertrand Poirier, as well as the Dubois photograph studio in background.

The caption reads, "This Float consisted of a Cyclone Collector, Elbows and Ductwork and an aspirating Fan all built by the sheet metal workers Alphonse Poirier, foreman. Alfred Lefebvre, Bob Grimard (truck driver) Nova Blais,

Alphonse Poirier, Joseph Lalancette, Shovel repair foreman Edmond Bergeron, (oxy-acetylene burner) with his bottles of gases and his torch. The boy holding the "Cup" is Bertrand Poirier, son of Alphonse. The two young boys are unknown. The two other men on the truck are also not known."

Jeffrey Mines, Asbestos, QC

Item is a photograph of Jeffrey Mines asbestos pit in Asbestos around the 1910s.

The caption reads: "Looking NORTH through the central portion of the open pit. Year 1928 The old Factory in the background, also the A.A.A.A. playgrounds, baseball, football etc. The grandstand on the initi (sic) right. Beyond playgrounds are houses on Poirier Street."

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