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Richmond collection

  • CA ETRC P049
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1927

The collection contains source material on agriculture, justice, business, municipal politics, sports, and education in the County of Richmond from 1850 to 1930, and on the activities of Charles N. Desaulniers, who was Clerk for the Circuit Court, Secretary-Treasurer of the village of Richmond, and an insurance agent. The collection consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including annual reports, statements of accounts, membership lists, registers, photographs, and correspondence. It is comprised of the following series: Agricultural Society for the County of Richmond ([1893?]-[1906?]), Legal Documents (1909), Certificates (1905-1906), Public Market and Town Hall (1873), Circuit Court and Magistrate's Court (1850-1908), Independent Eastern Townships Hockey League (1899-1900), Charles N. Desaulniers (1884-1889), School Register (1883-1884), and Photographs ([18-?]-1927).

Richmond (Richmond, Que.)

Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company fonds

  • CA ETRC P048
  • Fonds
  • 1835-1973

The fonds contains source material on the activities of the Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company from 1835 to 1935. It consists of three registers and two booklets. The registers contain by-laws, minutes of Board of Directors' meetings, annual reports, financial statements, statements of receipts and disbursements, and data on complaints by the insured. The commemorative booklets were published on the occasions of the company's 75th and 100th anniversaries. The fonds consists of the following series: Administration (1835-1973), Financial Resources (1865-1915), and Photographs.

Stanstead and Sherbrooke Fire Insurance Company (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Reginald Conner fonds

  • CA ETRC P046
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1990

The fonds contains source material on the history of Minton since the end of the 19th century. It consists of material accumulated and produced by Reginald Conner for the preparation of his book. It is comprised of the following series: Manuscript ([198-]), Photographs ([198-]), Accounting Books (1884-1901), Minton Mission Methodist Church (1898-[1984?]), Genealogies ([196-?]-1989), and Miscellaneous Documents (1855-1990). The genealogies are on the Johnson, Bean and Johnson-Rublee families and the day books are from the E.E. Bean General Store in Suffield, the Conner Meat Market in North Hatley, and the Conner-Martin General Store in Suffield.

Conner, Reginald, b. 1910

Cochrane Cemetery fonds

  • CA ETRC P044
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1985

The fonds contains source material on the history of the Cochrane Cemetery and on the work of the restoration committee. It consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including photographs, press clippings, minutes, financial statements, list of persons buried in the Cemetery, correspondence, and photocopies of deeds of sale dating from 1802, 1803, 1864, and 1919. These materials are all gathered into a report in nine parts (Our work, Summary, Numerical list, Mailing #1, Mailing #2, Mailing #3, Final Mailing, Minutes of meetings).

Cochrane Cemetery (Compton, Que.)

Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. fonds

  • CA ETRC P043
  • Fonds
  • 1847 - 1986

The fonds contains source material on the Cleaveland family, mainly Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. and Harry Roland Cleveland Jr.'s involvement in the First and Second World Wars. It consists of photographs from both Cleveland Sr. and Jr.’s time at war, Cleveland Sr.’s composite graduation photograph from McGill University, a diary belonging to Cleveland Jr. 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, certificates of appointments, discharge papers, correspondence, research notes and a certificate of appointment given to Nelson Cleveland, the first Mayor of Cleveland township. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Nelson Cleveland (1847), Harry Roland Cleveland Sr. (1916-1920), Harry Roland Cleveland Jr. (1917-1958) and Resarch Notes (1986).

Cleveland, Harry Roland, Jr.

Newton Brookhouse fonds

  • CA ETRC P042
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]

The fonds contains source material on daily life in the Georgeville area at the end of the 19th century and on the machinery in use at the Magog Textile Mill during that period. It consists of glass negatives of portraits (children, women, men), group and family pictures, exterior scenes (horses, buildings, landscapes), and the Magog Textile Mill.

Brookhouse, Newton, 1849-1917

Gordon Kohl and Isobel Bancroft collection

  • CA ETRC P040
  • Fonds
  • [18-?]-[1981?]; predominant 1950-1970

The collection contains source material on the Fenian raids of the 19th century; the re-enactment of these raids in 1959; and the history of the Eastern Townships in general (especially Shefford, Sherbrooke, and Stanstead Counties). It consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including press clippings, correspondence, research notes, reports, maps, and booklets. The collection is comprised of the following series: Fenian raid of 1870 ([1931?]-[1981?]), Historical Societies ([1958?]-1970), History of the Eastern Townships ([1959?]-[1971?]), Artefacts ([18-?]-1962), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1960?]-[1976?]). Photostats from the National Archives of Canada of reports written in 1870 by the military officers at Eccles Hill and of the Map of the Counties of Shefford, Iberville, Brome, Missisquoi, and Rouville by H.F. Walling are part of the collection.

Kohl, Gordon, 1919-2001

Helen S. Armitage fonds

  • CA ETRC P039
  • Fonds
  • [1908?]-1949

The fonds contains very limited source material on the life of Helen S. Armitage and James Potter Keough, a Sherbrooke artist. It is comprised of two series: Letters from James Potter Keough (1941-1949) and Class Photographs ([1908?]-1912).

Armitage, Helen S., b. 1894

Townshippers' Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P038
  • Fonds
  • 1975-2013

The fonds contains source material on the organization, operations, and activities of the Townshippers' Association from 1975 to 2013 and is more broadly of value as a source of information on the views and attitudes of the English-speaking community of the Eastern Townships during that period. The fonds consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including minutes, financial statements reports, briefs, correspondence, surveys, leaflets, and publications. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration and Organization (1975-2013), Operational Committees (1978-2013), Program Committees (1979-2010), Ad Hoc Committees (1979-2013), Regional Associations (1979-2013), Other Organizations (1983-1990), Federal Government (1981-1992), and Provincial Government (1983-1992).

Townshippers' Association (Sherbrooke, Que.)

St. Francis Theatre Company fonds

  • CA ETRC P037
  • Fonds
  • [1966?]-1982

The fonds contains source material on the administrative and artistic activities of the St. Francis Theatre Company and Festival Lennoxville between 1972 and 1982. It consists of by-laws, minutes, correspondence, financial statements and budgets, publicity and promotional documents, scripts, schedules, recordings, designs, and also files of actors, playwrights, and producers. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration and Management ([1966?]-1982), Human Resources (1971-1982), Finances (1971-1982), Productions (1972-1982), and Public Relations (1972-1982).

St. Francis Theatre Company (Lennoxville, Que.)

Donald J. MacMillan fonds

  • CA ETRC P036
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1992

The fonds contains source material on educational services to the Anglo-Protestant population of Eastern Townships in the 1960s and 1970s and is also of value as a source of information on cattle breeding and the Quebec Beef Cattle Association in the 1960s. It consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including procedures, policies, reports, briefs, legislation, and budgets. It is comprised of the following series: Personal Affairs (1889-1974), School Committees (1957-1972), School Information (1939-1992), Associations (1921-1982), Fairs and Sales (1935-1985), Agriculture ([196-?]), Photographs (1948-[1985?]) and Festivals (1977-1978).

MacMillan, Donald J., 1919-2000

Estrie-Vie fonds

  • CA ETRC P035
  • Fonds
  • [1980?]-1983

The fonds contains source material on Estrie-Vie's interventions in 1982 and 1983 and more general material on the development of the hydroelectric industry in the Eastern Townships in the 1980s. It is comprised of the following series: Constitution and By-laws (1982), Notes of the Board of Directors (1982-1983), Briefs and Reports (1982-1983), Lists of Members and Affected Landowners ([1982?]-[1983?]), Correspondence (1982-1983), Public Hearings (1983), Hydro-Québec (1981-1983), Scientific Studies ([1982?]-[1983?]), Newspaper Clippings (1981-1983) and Miscellaneous Documents ([1980?]-1983).

Estrie-Vie (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Lennoxville Rifle Club fonds

  • CA ETRC P034
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1986

The fonds contains source material on the activities, functioning, and members of the Lennoxville Rifle Club from 1946 to 1986. It is comprised of the following series: Constitution and By-laws (1952), Minutes (1946-1978), Accounting and Financial Documents (1946-1974), Membership (1946-1978), Correspondence (1950-1978), Club-house (1951-1977), Score Books and Prizes (1947-1986), Newspaper Clippings ([1946?]-[1969?]) and Miscellaneous Documents ([1952?]-1979).

Lennoxville Rifle Club (Lennoxville, Que.)

Sherbrooke Library and Art Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P032
  • Fonds
  • [188-]-1988

The fonds contains source material on the organization, operations, and activities of the Sherbrooke Library and Art Association from 1886 to 1987. It is also a source of information on the steps taken towards the founding of the Association, the interest of Sherbrooke citizens in the arts, and the process of amalgamating the library with the Bibliothèque municipale. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Historical and Constituent Documents (1890-1974), Lists of Officers and Trustees ([1965?]-1982), Minutes (1886-1987), Reports (1889-1973), Accounting and Financial Documents (1890-1982), Correspondence (1956-1988), Amalgamation with the Bibliothèque municipale de Sherbrooke ([1965?]-1979), Catalogue and Lists of Publications (1895-[1967?]), Natural History Department ([188-]), Art Gallery (1929-1969), Newspaper Clippings (1908-1977), Photographs (1949), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1892?]-1975).

Sherbrooke Library and Art Association (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Louis-Philippe Demers collection

  • CA ETRC P030
  • Fonds
  • [1863?]-[1985?]

The collection contains source material on the history of the Eastern Townships and more specifically, of the city of Sherbrooke in the 20th century. Holdings relate to such varied topics as the daily La Tribune, Sherbrooke's centenary, land granting in the 18th and 19th centuries, the teaching of the arts and the Eucharistic Conference of 1959. The collection consists mainly of press clippings, photographs, postcards, registers, and contracts. Most of the documents on land grants in the Eastern Townships are copies of documents held by the National Archives of Canada. The content of the press clipping files are also copies of articles from local newspapers. The collection is comprised of the following series: Press Clipping Files (1937-[198-?]), Images, Photographs and Postcards (1885-[1959?]), Registers of the Council of Arts and Manufacturers of the Province of Quebec (1903-1953), Land Grants in the Eastern Townships (1863-1985), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1883?]-1984). The series 'Land Grants in the Eastern Townships' contains an original of Putnam and Gray's 1863 Map of the District of St. Francis Canada East, cut up in pieces.

Demers, Louis-Philippe, 1912-1986

Arthur Virgin fonds

  • CA ETRC P029
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-[1967?]

The fonds contains source material on the work and social life of Arthur Virgin from 1914 to 1967. It is also of value as a source of information on Eastern Townshippers who fought in World War I and 117th Battalion. Among the correspondence are postcards from Russell Chapman, Howard Honeyman, and W. Percy Adams who served during WWI. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Diaries (1932-1967), Correspondence ([1913?]-[1921?]), Newspapers and Press Clippings ([191-?]-[192-?]), Photographs and Postcards ([191-?]-195-?]), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1912?]-1965?]).

Virgin, Arthur, b. 1877

John Savage fonds

  • CA ETRC P028
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1970

The fonds contains source material on the activities of John Savage during the colonization of the Township of Shefford at the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th. It consists of documentary materials of various kinds, such as correspondence, petitions, invoices and receipts, deeds, notices, government documents, letters of reference, notebooks, and newspapers. The holdings include correspondence and research notes that belonged to Mary O. Vaudry, who wrote a biography of John Savage in 1921. It contains the following series: 1770-1789 (1770-1789), 1790-1799 (1790-1799), 1800-1809 (1800-1809), 1810-1819 (1810-1819),1820-1829 (1820-1829), 1830-1839 (1830-1839), 1840-1849 (1840-1849), 1910-1949 (1910-1949), Undated ([178-?]-[1943?]), Ledgers and Notes (1782-1837), Mary O. Vaudry's Research ([1908?][1943?]), and Miscellaneous ([1783?]-1970).

Savage, John, 1740-1826

Sherbrooke County Women's Institutes fonds

  • CA ETRC P027
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1991

The fonds contains source material on the activities from 1934 to 1989 of the Sherbrooke County Women's Institutes as well as the provincial and of national federations. It consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including as histories, constitutions and by-laws, annual reports, programs, correspondence, and scripts for television and radio broadcasts. It is comprised of the following series: History (1967), Programs (1934-1978), Correspondence (1947-1952), Conferences and Broadcast Manuscripts ([194-?]-[197-?]), Quebec Women's Institutes (1934-1976), Federated Women's Institutes of Canada (1939-1979), Minutes (1936-1989), and Miscellaneous Documents (1949-1989).

Sherbrooke County Women's Institutes (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Elizabeth Hearn Milner fonds

  • CA ETRC P026
  • Fonds
  • 1867-[198-]

The fonds contains source material on the history of education in the Eastern Townships, on Huntingville, and on the Hyatt and Libbey families. It consists mainly of photocopies of original documents from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century that were gathered during research, this includes minutes, correspondence, contracts, curricula, articles, and genealogies. It is comprised of the following series: Bishop's Medical Faculty (1905-[198-?]), Huntingville ([1874?]-[1981?]), King's Hall ([197-]), Bishop's College School (1867-[197-?]), Libbey and Hyatt Families ([197-?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1953-[1981?]).

Milner, Elizabeth Hearn, b. 1939

Lennoxville Women's Institute fonds

  • CA ETRC P025
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1991

The fonds contains source material on the organization, activities, and the philosophy of the Lennoxville Women's Institute between 1914 and 1991. It is comprised of the following series: History (1964), Minutes (1914-1991), Programs (1918-1931), Accounting and Financial Documents (1916-1970), Correspondence (1921-1978), Newspapers Clippings ([193-?]-1974), and Miscellaneous Documents (1923-1974).

Lennoxville Women's Institute (Lennoxville, Que.)

Lawrence Ball collection

  • CA ETRC P024
  • Collection
  • [1822?]-1981

The collection contains source material on the history of the Eastern Townships, in particular the history of the Drummondville area since the beginning of colonization. It consists of documentary materials of many kinds, including scrapbooks, press clippings, minutes, correspondence, booklets, oaths of office, petitions, invitations cards, registers, maps and plans, and photographs. The collection is comprised of the following series: Drummondville ([1889?]-1978), Drummond County ([1822?]-[1893?], Albums on the Eastern Townships ([1889?]-1981), Hale-Derbyshire Family ([1826?]-[1917?]), Joseph Greetham De Lorimier (1930-1935), Henry Stephen Osgood ([1895?]-[193-?], North Hatley Golf Course, Library and Tennis Club ([1924?]-1967), Company Registers (1920-1973), School Register 'Sunday School by Post' (1931-1937), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1888?]-[1942?]).

Ball, Lawrence, 1911-1986

Anna LeBaron fonds

  • CA ETRC P022
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1989

The fonds contains source material on the architecture of the Eastern Townships, in particular Stanstead County. It also contains material on Edwin Bean, an ancestor of Gordon Lebaron who farmed in Hereford in the 19th century. The fonds includes files on the architecture of various buildings (houses, schools, churches, mills) and material related to various local subjects. The fonds consists of research notes, press clippings, photographs, and ledgers. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Manuscript Notes on Architecture ([197-?]), Architectural Files (1905-[197-?]), Universalist Church ([1933?]-1989), Stanstead ([1966?]-[197-?]), Diary and Account Books of Edwin Bean (1885-1897), and Miscellaneous Documents (1892-[1976?]). The last of these contains photographic prints (from a series called 'Bird's Eye Views') of Beebe, Coaticook, Lennoxville, Sherbrooke, and Waterloo in the 19th century.

LeBaron, Anna, 1908-2000

William E. Foster fonds

  • CA ETRC P021
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1953

The fonds contains source material on railroads in the Eastern Townships in the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, and on the role of the Foster family in their development. It also provides information on these topics: lakes Memphremagog and Massawippi; the first physicians in the Eastern Townships; Captain John Savage; Jefferson Davis; the army and the militia; and steamboats. The fonds is comprised of the following series : Correspondence (1932-1949), Historical Writings ([193-?]-[195-]), Canadian Railroad Historical Association (1936-1953), Government Documents (1876-1903), Booklets and Press Clippings (1855-[1953?]), Miscellaneous Documents ([193-?]-[195-]), Photo Album ([188-?]-[195-?]) and Railroad Maps (1874-1953).

Foster, William E., 1905-1954

Eastern Townships Heritage Foundation fonds

  • CA ETRC P020
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1984; predominant 1974-1980

The fonds contains source material on the steps taken between 1974 and 1976 to organize the Eastern Townships Heritage Foundation and on its administrative and research activities between 1976 and 1984. The fonds is also a source of information on the relations between the Foundation and the region's other heritage organizations, in particular English-speaking historical societies. The documentation produced by the project Landscape of the Past relates to the various aspects of life in the Eastern Townships during the first half of the 20th century. The fonds consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including minutes, correspondence, constitution, letters patent, accounting and financial records, contacts, photographs, sound recordings, and transcripts. It is comprised of the following series : Foundation Preliminaries (1974-1976), Constituent Documents ([1976?]-1984), Administration (1923-1983), Financial Resources (1976-1983), Membership (1976-[1978?]), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1976?]-[1980?]).

Eastern Townships Heritage Foundation (Lennoxville, Que.)

Davidson family fonds

  • CA ETRC P016
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1984

The fonds contains source material on the activities of James Everet and James Arlington Davidson in the Georgeville-area building industry from 1890 to 1945. It is also of value as a source of information on the history of Georgeville, once called Copp's Ferry, on the Brevoort family, and the Georgeville Cemetery Association Inc. The fonds consists of ledgers, correspondence, contracts, histories, press clippings, and photographs. It is comprised of the following series: Account Books (1890-1938), Contracts (1931-1945), Georgeville (1856-1981), Brevoort Family (1858-[197-?]) and Miscellaneous Documents (1831-1984).

Davidson (family)

C.M. (Catherine Matilda) Day fonds

  • CA ETRC P015
  • Fonds
  • [18-]-1962; predominant 1860-1899

The fonds contains source material on Catherine M. Day's literary and historical work during the second half of the 19th Century. It consists of manuscripts, correspondence, literary texts (including excerpts from "Alice Maynard"), press clippings, manuscript notes, and photographs. It is comprised of the following series : Biographical Notices ([19-]-1962), Correspondence ([1869?]-[1886?], Historical Writings ([186-?]-1898), Literary Writings ([18-]), Miscellaneous Writings ([18-], and Photographs ([189-?]). 'Historical Writings' includes part of the manuscript of "History of the Eastern Townships", containing unpublished chapters.

Day, C.M. (Catherine Matilda), 1815-1899

Hazel A. Coates fonds

  • CA ETRC P014
  • Fonds
  • [1967?]

The fonds contains source material on Quebec crafts compiled by Hazel A. Coates in preparation of the 1967 publication of A Quebec Mosaic. A story of Quebec and its crafts. It consists of photographs and drawings of furniture, carpets, jewellery, pottery, tools, kitchen utensils, and rural scenes. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Photographs ([1967?]) and Drawings ([1967?]).

Coates, Hazel A., 1893-1980

Paul Desruisseaux fonds

  • CA ETRC P012
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1984

The fonds contains source material on Paul Desruisseaux's career as a lawyer, senator, businessman, and humanitarian from 1950 to 1980 and on his wife Céline's volunteer activities. It consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including correspondence, statistics, declarations, speeches, financial statements, press clippings, publications, subject files, annual reports, press releases and photographs. It is comprised of the following series: La Tribune Ltée ([195-]-1970), Senate (1966-1980), Université de Sherbrooke (1955-1984), Civil Code (1928), Canadian Association for Retarded Children (1967-1969), Kennedy Foundation (1965-1969), Press Clippings (Economy, Politics, Journalism ([195-?]-1981), Photographs (1962-[197-?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1928-1983).

Desruisseaux, Paul, 1905-1982

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1967

The fonds contains source material mainly on the activities of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association from 1934 to 1967 and is also of value for information relating to the activities of Eastern Townships soldiers and veterans during World War I, Quebec Branch No. 10 of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League; the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion Association; and the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1934-1966), Correspondence (1953-1967), Membership Lists (1934-1967), Accounting and Financial Documents (1961-1966), Newspaper Clippings ([191-]-1975), Iconographic Documents ([191-]-[198-?]), Cartographic Documents (1910-1942), Personal Documents (1916-1958), Minutes of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League (1930-1942), Artefacts ([191-]-[1940?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1915-1965).

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Thomas Johnson fonds

  • CA ETRC P009
  • Fonds
  • [197-?]

The fonds contains source material on the work of the Reverend Thomas Johnson, the Reverend Frederick Robinson and the Archdeacon George Jehoshaphat Mountain from 1829 to 1845 and is also of value as a source of information on the settlement of Abbotsford, originally called Yamaska Mountain. The fonds consists of photocopies of originals dated 1830 to 1845: the Journal of Visitation in the Eastern Townships by George Jehoshaphat Mountain in 1829, correspondence, circular letters, receipts, and biographical notes on Rev. Johnson. It is comprised of the following series: Thomas Johnson, Rev. ([197-?]), Frederick Robinson, Rev. ([197-?]), Abbotsford ([197-?]), and George Jehoshaphat Mountain ([197-?]).

Johnson, Thomas, 1789-1881

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