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Brome County Historical Society
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Orlando John Soles Fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS118
  • Fonds
  • 1840 - 1902

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to Orlando John Soles, and members of his direct family, such as his parents Charles Soles and Sophronia Westover, his wife Henrietta E. Dow, and one of their daughter, Sarah Ellena Soles.

Orlando John Soles

Almas Alli Knowlton fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS143
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1868

The fonds contains primary source information regarding Almas A. Knowlton.

Knowlton, Almas A.

Erskine family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS554
  • Fonds
  • [187?]-1899

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source documents and photographs of the Erskine family, particularly in relation with Kenneth Erskine, who was a bank manager in Knowlton from 1910 to around 1930.

Photographs

The series consists of photographs relating to the Erskine Family, including a photo album, and many loose photographs. Some photographs are glued to black paper.

Mitchell family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS789
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1981

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source information regarding the Mitchell family. It includes documents and photographs relating to George Mitchell and Jane Armstrong descendants, and Malcolm M. Mitchell and Homer Acton Mitchell. The photo album is related to the Hagan-Mitchell family.

Photographs and sketch

The series consists of photographs relating to the Mitchell family, including a Hagan-Mitchell family photo album and an anonymus sketch of Thomas Mitchell. There is also a file containing reproductions of photographs taken by John B. Mitchell (1922-2004) of Knowlton.

Textual records

The series consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to the Mitchell family, including correspondence mentioning the George Mitchell and Jane Armstrong descendants, a notebook written by Homer Acton Mitchell, and transactions deeds relating to pieces of lands in Brome owned by Malcolm M. Mitchell, including lot 749 (Range 7, lot 6) on which there was a butter and cheese factory.

Hagan-Mitchell Family Album

This sub-series consists of the Hagan-Mitchell family album, which includes Hagan family members, and some Mitchell family members which are direct descendants of George Mitchell and Jane Armstrong.

Whipple Wells

The series consists of a primary source document relating to Whipple Wells, son of Oliver Wells and Lucy Whipple, and his wife Hannah (Anna) Gale, daughter of Samuel Gale and Rebeccah Wells.

Col. Samuel Wells family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS134
  • Fonds
  • 1730-1786

The fonds consists of primary and secondary souce information about Colonel Samuel Wells and his descendants. It includes documents relating to the estate of Samuel Wells, and personal documents about Oliver Wells, son of Samuel Wells and Hannah Sheldon; Samuel Wells, son of Oliver Wells and Lucy Whipple; and Whipple Wells, married to Hannah Gale, daughter of Samuel Gale and Rebeccah Wells.

Wells, Col. Samuel

Samuel Wells

The series consists of primary source documents relating to Samuel Wells, son of Oliver Wells and Lucy Whipple.

Oliver Wells

The series consists of primary source information relating to Oliver Wells, son of Samuel Wells and Hannah Sheldon. It includes a correspondence between M.E. Vivien Gibb and Rev. Ernest M. Taylor explaining how the family moved to Farnham and what the link is between the Wells and the Gibb family.

Col. Samuel Wells

The series consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to Col. Samuel Wells and his wife Hannah Sheldon. They include personal documents and correspondence related to his estate.

Wheeler family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS1035
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1979

The fonds contains primary and secondary source information regarding the Wheeler family, starting with Austin Wheeler (1797-1866), married to Charlotte Sopia Knowlton (1806-1831) and Charlotte Miller (1815-1846). It includes personal documents, land transactions, financial documents and secondary source genealogical information. There are also many documents related directly to Julia Wheeler (1875-1962), daughter of Thomas Wood Wheeler (1830-1919) and Anna Duboyce (1833-1910), including correspondence and her poetry, and an audio cassette of an interview with Rhoda Wheeler Northrup entitled 'Mother Reminiscing about Aunt Julia'. The photographs depicts some of the Wheeler family, and a photo album owned by Rhoda Wheeler Northrup. An addition was made in 2023 consisting of 2.0 cm of textual records about the piece of land where the Wheeler homestead is located in Knowlton, and documents about successions and estates involving Thomas Wood Wheeler.

Addition 2023

The series consists of glass negatives relating to the professional work of John Austin Wheeler, though most of them depicts studio portraits of larger family members, such as the Wheeler, Collins, Brimmer, Horner, and Duboyce families. They also include rare pictures of John Austin Wheeler, his wife and children. Most of the negatives were kept in their original sleeves with identification and negative number.

Addition 2021

The series consists of glass negatives relating to the professional work of John Austin Wheeler. They are mostly depicting buildings and sceneries around Knowlton, Sweetsburg and Cowansville. Many of the plaques were still in their original sleeves with identification of subjects and even location on shelves that Wheeler probably had in his studio.

John Austin Wheeler fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS203
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1933

The fonds consists of glass negative photographs relating to the professional life of John Austin Wheeler. They feature portraits of some of the prominent families of Knowlton, Sweetsburg and Cowansville, along with images of buildings and sceneries of the Brome and Missisquoi regions. Two additional donations were added to the fonds in 2021 and 2023, the last one consisting of mostly personal and family portraits and impressive views of Knowlton.

Wheeler, John Austin

Pagé Family Fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS1068
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1880-2003

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source information about the Pagé family, originally from Quebec City, who came to live in the Eastern Townships through Louis Gustave Pagé (1856-1948) and Élise Gingras (1854-1894). They had six children: two daughters and four sons. Henri-Arthur Pagé (1887-1929) and his wife Catherine Moquin (1890-1990) setlled in Knowlton, along with the youngest son Ernest Pagé (1894-1978), who became a well-known commercial printer after buying the business of Henry F. Smith in Knowlton. The fonds include documents and photographs inserted in a big photo album that was created by the children of Jean-Paul Pagé, son of Henri-Arthur, and Madeleine Vézina. It contains four generations of portraits of the Pagé Family and some documents about André Pagé, who was a missionary in Africa.

Family Photographs

The series consists of four (4) photo albums relating to the Tarbell-Kimball family, and many loose photographs that belonged to those two families.

The big black album

The file contains a big black photo album relating mostly to the professional life of Dr. Alice Maude Smith, and some personal portraits of family members. The album also contains printed souvenirs of different events in Dr. Smith's life.

Dryburgh family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS535
  • Fonds
  • 1942

The fonds consists of primary source information relating to the Dryburgh family. It includes an official document and a certificate for a Victory Loan, owned by James Arthur Dryburgh (1875-1969) and his daughter-in-law Ruby Geraldine Dryburgh (1900-1987).

Personal Life

The series consists of primary source documents relating to the Dryburgh family of Knowlton. It includes the official passport of James Arthur Dryburgh, with a photograph of him, and a certificate of honour issued by the Government of Canada to acknowledge a Victory Loan in the name of Mrs. Ruby G. Dryburgh.

Edward Charles Gladding

  • CA BCHS BCHS1105
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1929

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source information relating to Edward Charles Gladding, who came to Canada through the British Home Children program, and was shortly sheltered in Gibbs home in Sherbrooke. It includes a personal document and a photograph of him, and digitized copies of newspaper articles about his violent death.

Edward Charles Gladding

The file contains a photograph of Edward Charles Gladding, sitting on a motorcycle, with three other young men around him, taken at Strange Farm in East Farnham, where he worked.

Photograph

The series consists of a photograph of Edward Charles Gladding, taken in East Farnham, where he worked.

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