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W. Gillies Ross fonds

  • CA ETRC P233
  • Fonds
  • 1767 [Photocopied]-2006

The fonds contains of research done by W. Gillies Ross on the following subjects: the mines at Eustis, Capelton and Albert Mines, asbestos mining at Asbestos, the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, and the Stanstead granite industry. It consists largely of research notes, research documents, photographs, and oral histories. The fonds is organized i the following series: Interviews (1944-1996), Harvard’s Baker Library Trip and Research (1887-1996), Jo Cooper (1977-1987), Newspaper Index (1971-1975), National Archive of Canada Research (1903-1921), Publications (1890-1938), Granite Project (1898-1900, 1976), Copper / Pyrite Mining Studies (1867 [Photocopied] -1996), Asbestos Mining and Landscape Research (1897 [Photocopied]-1965), Spanish Flu Research (1918 [Photocopied] -2006), Photographs (1888-1972), Maps and Plans (1767 [Photocopied] - 1979), Asbestos Mining (1950-2004), Mining Study – Correspondence (1883 [Photocopied]-2005), Book Translation (1995) and Cookshire (1979).

Ross, W. Gillies (1931-2019)

Signing of the union contract

Item is a photograph of the signing of collective convention with the local 1506 of l'union des ouvriers du Textile d'Amérique. Left to right: Gilles Courchesne, president of the local, Freeman Clowery, Secretary-Treasurer and Robert Dean, manager of the joint council of the Eastern Townships of the UOTA.

Paton mill

Item is a photograph of the old Paton Mill located in Sherbrooke, which produced woolens. It has since closed and been partly removed from the site.

Old Plant

Item is a photograph of the the first National Thread plant located on Laurier Ave., Sherbrooke, before the company opened a new one on 10th avenue in 1952.

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