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Published Chap-Books

The file consists of six booklets and books of poetry by Minnie Hallowel Bowen. Three of them, Adoration Poems, Red Flower of Life Poems, and The Innkeeper of Bethlehem, were printed by Page and Sangster Print Company of Sherbrooke, in a series of publications called The Little Grey Books. A fourth one dated 1936, also printed by Page and Sangster Print Company is entitled Winnowaïa. The book is dedicated to Eva Matheson White, its foreword is by Frank Oliver Call, and it is related to the Abenakis Indians. The other booklets are The Canadian Navy and The Story of the Lone Pine (1921). The file also includes a one-page transcript entitled "Epic of the Lone Pine" and the typescript for Winnowaïa.

Leslie Hall Jenks

The series contains primary source information on the Valley Road extension in Barnston from 1877 to 1884, going from Barnston Corner to Compton Centre. It consists of a letter addressed to Dr. Leslie Jenks giving notice of a public meeting the extension, two notices of valuation in the expropriation of the land and declaration of support for the Valley Road project. It also consists of information on L.H. Jenks (accounts, receipts, insurance) and correspondence from 1875 to 1914.

Jenks, Leslie Hall, 1849-1910


The series contains primary source information on John Nathaniel Jenks, various community members and groups, and Coaticook from 1870 to 1947. It consists of a tuition receipt from Dartmouth College for John Nathaniel Jenks from 1870; a letter from S.P. Robins about a teacher- Maud Lambs in 1884; a insurance certificates for Mrs. N.W. Jencks and Joseph J. Murphy; a bill from the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Montreal in 1914; quarterly returns for the Independent Order of Good Templars (Faithful Lodge, No. 57) from 1875-1875; a letter from F. Judd in 1947; a ticket for the Ladies Gallery of the House of Commons; and a souvenir booklet from Coaticook's Old Home Week in 1914. The souvenir booklet contains many photographs from around Coaticook, including: views of Coaticook, East Hatley, Pleasant Street, Grand Central Hotel, Thorndyke Hotel, Coaticook House, Lt.-Col. A.C. Hanson, Major G.W. Paige, the Catholic Church, G.L. Masten, John Todd, P.F. Durocher's residence, A.O. Norton's residence, C.H. Lovell's residence, A. Gerin's residence, Dr. D.A. Robinson's residence, M.B. Lovell's residence, J.L. Allard's residence, E.B. Parker's residence, the Coaticook Cornet Band, Wellington Street, Bank of Commerce, Royal Bank of Canada, Dr. G.A. Trenholme's residence, Barnston Corners, Penman's Ltd., A. Gerin's creamery, Coaticook fire brigade, Fox & Christie's store, N.L. Vincent's store, J.H. Knapp's residence, Coaticook Academy, officers of the 26th Stanstead Dragoons, Officers of the 7th Brigade CFA, George W. Paige's residence, J.A. Parker's residence, E.F. Tomkins' residence, Belding Paul Factory, Father Martin's residence, Hatley hotel, P.B. Buckland's farm, Webster & Son store, D.S. Bachand's residence, F.E. Lovell's residence, H.C. Fontaine's residence, Cutting Street, Compton Street, train station, Barnston Corner, A. Adams' store, Dr. Damon, Dr. Jenks, Coaticook High School, the Convent, Anglican church, Methodist Church, Neider's Hose Factory, H. Verret's residence, W.L. Shurtleff's residence, Norton's Jack Factory, E.P. Dupuis' residence, F.E. Lovell, Aaron Adams, J.B. Gendreau, B.J. Smith & Son store, L.M. Thomas, and Richard Baldwin.

Abbott Cushing Jenks

The series contains primary source information on the life of Abbott Jenks from 1905 to 1941 in Coaticook. It consists of a report card; certificates; a passport; a land deed between Abbot and his brother, Archie; a newspaper article on the Jenks brothers donation of a silver cup for boys at the Coaticook High School; a registration certificate from the Canadian Kennel Club; a promissory note to A.A. Hall; a membership certificate and cards for the Victoria Lodge of the Oddfellows in Coaticook; and a membership certificate and card for the Order of the Eastern Star. The passport includes two photographs of Abbott Jenks and Irene (Buckland) Jenks. The series is comprised of the following files: Education ([1905]-1911) and Personal Life (1910-1941).

Jenks, Abbott Cushing, 1893-1957


The series contains primary source information on members of the Jenks from around the 1880s to the 1920s in Coaticook. It consists of photographs, one showing Archie and Abbott in front of the family home in Coaticook, one showing Abbott leading a cow, one of a Jenks baby (probably Charles Nathaniel Jenks, son of Leslie), two of the Jenks family home in Coaticook one of John Hall, son of Lucy Denison (Jenks) Hall; one of two young men (possibly Archie Jenks) costumed for McGill Theatre Night in 1913, one of a McGill sports team (cricket) labelled "Northfield 1912", one of a group of young men on the lawn in front of Macdonald College in Montreal, two of a group of boys and a group of girls from Stanstead College, two of theatre production, one of an unidentified group standing on a lawn with cleaning supplies, one of Winnie Buckland, one of Fred Gilman, two school groups, one of Sisco United Church in Coaticook, one of a woman with the Pinacle in the background, and an unidentified young man in uniform with the Union Jack.

Military career

The correspondence includes details on Archie Jenks' military career, leading up to and during WWI, from 1910-1919.


The file consists of Archie Jenks' diary from 1907-1911, which contains detailed entries and includes information on Archie's travels, education, social notes, farming, leisure, weather, and includes a description of the visit of the Prince of Wales to Quebec City in 1908.

Archie Nathaniel Jenks

The series contains primary source information on the life and military career of Archie N. Jenks from 1907 to 1932. It consists mainly of a dairy and correspondence. The series is comprised of the following files: Diary (1907-1911) and Military Career (1912-1932).

Jenks, Archie, 1889-1938

Jenks family (Coaticook) fonds

  • CA ETRC P206
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1947

The fonds contains primary source information on the Jenks family from 1870 to 1947 in Coaticook and Barnston. It consists largely of correspondence, certificates, a dairy, and photographs. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Archie N. Jenks (1907-1919), Abbott C. Jenks ([1905]-1941), Photographs ([1883?]-[ca. 1920]), Leslie H. Jenks (1877-1914) and Miscellaneous (1870-1947).

Jenks (family)

Wesley United Church Choir

Item is a photograph of the Wesley United Church choir in Beebe from around 1940. Pictured are: (back row) Jack Lees, Hugh Bell, Bev Haselton, Alton Woodward, (2nd row) Leona Shepherd, Iris Longeway, Dorothy Lees, Muriel Corey, Janie Denney, Marjorie Woodward, Alice Haselton (McHay), Beulah Cass, Jo Wells, (1st row) Mary Lees, Betty Stubbs, unknown, Ruby Berry, Rose Rediker, and Margaret Langevin. Rev. Tom Tyson.

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