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Société d'histoire et du patrimoine du Haut-St-François collection

  • CA ETRC P232
  • Collection

The collection consists of materials collected from various sources by the Société d'histoire et du patrimoine du Haut-St-François, located in Eaton Corner. It consists of photographs, largely from the East Angus and surrounding areas.

Société d'Histoire et du Patrimoine du Haut-Saint-François

The series contains source material on the Société d'Histoire et du Patrimoine du Haut-Saint-François from 1996 to 2000 when Allen Martin was on the board of administration. It consists mainly of correspondence, letters of invitation, notices of meetings, agendas, minutes, financial reports, budget reports, plans and reports of activities, bylaw, newsletters, announcements of a publication release and opening of the interpretation center in 1997 and 1999.

Map and Photograph

The file contains source material on the township Bury. It consists of a map of the township Bury in 1941 and a mounted photography of a train derailment in 1911 in Bury.

Megantic-Compton Cemetry and Church Association

The series contains source material on the Megantic-Compton Cemetery and Church Association. It consists of a name tag of Allan Martin in a workshop, a newsletter in 1995, a map of the cemeteries and churches in the county, an invitation of a conference on cemetery heritage in 1997, a report of the association in 1998, an invitation letter from Richmond Country Historical Society to its activities in 2000.

Canada Day in Quebec

The file contains source material on the Canada Day celebrations in 1983 and 1984 when Allen Marin served in the Committee of Quebec for Canada Day in 1984. It consists mainly of newsletters, correspondence, reports, agendas, minutes and evaluation produced by the committee in planning and organizing the Canada celebrations in Quebec in 1984. It also includes plans and programmes of Canada Day celebrations from communities in 1983 and 1984.

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Documents

The file contains mainly the correspondence between Allen and Ethel Martin and others from the 1960s to the 1990s and a few other miscellaneous documents from 1979 to 1981. Most of the correspondence were from Martins' friends or relatives, and it includes a variety of topics such as invitations, greetings and thank-you cards and letters, replies to inquiries on family history and other updates. It also includes a diary of 1979, a treasurer's report of St. Paul's Rest Home of Bury in 1979 when Allen Martin was a member of its financial committe, a notice for an election of the Ordre des Comptables Agréés du Québec in 1980 and a letter by Allen Martin as a member of Ordre CPA in 1981, a notice of opening for positions of the Corporation Professionnelle des Comptables en Administration Industrielle du Québec, a notice from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a question list of an oral history project: The Eastern Townships During World War II in 1979, a name list for the request for messages for wedding and birthday anniversaries from the Prime Minister in 1983 and a census of Bury in 1842.

Membership and Finance

The file contains source material on the membership and finance of Liberal Party in Megantic-Compton in 1970s and 1980s. It consists of correspondence regarding the financial report and election expenses in 1980 and 1981, a budget report, lists of donations in 1979 and 1980, lists of members in 1983 and 1985, receipts of membership fees and donations in 1980 and a fundraising letter from MP Claude Tessier.

Canada Day

The series contains source material on the Canada Day celebrations in Bury and Quebec in 1970s and 1980s. It consists of newsletters, programmes, correspondence, reports, agendas, minutes and 1 photograph of Allen Martin around the Canada Day celebrations. The series is comprised of the following files: Canada Day in Bury (1977-1989) and Canada Day in Quebec (1983, 1984).

National Leadership Convention in 1984

The file contains source material on the national leadership convention of Liberal Party to which Allen Martin was a delegate in 1984. It consists of correspondence regarding the leadership election, meeting notices and agendas, letters from candidates, a programme of the convention and newspaper articles on the election.

Canada Day in Bury

The file contains source material on the Canada Day celebrations in Bury in the 1970s and 1980s. It consists of programmes of the Canada Day in Bury in 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, a letter requesting for sponsorships for the Canada Day by Allen Martin on behalf of the Bury Athletic Association in 1979, a brief history of the Canada Day celebrations in Bury from its founding to the year 1977, and a letter regarding a reunion of the Brookbury Consolidated School on June 30th, 1989.

Federal Election in 1984

The file contains source material on the federal election in 1984 in the electoral division of Megantic-Compton. It consists of a newsletter, manual of electoral organization, agendas of election organizers’ meetings, a calendar, a form of appointing Allen Martin as a candidate’s agent, lists of the people responsible in polls of Bury, lists of electors, tally sheets and sheets marking voters.

Quebec General Election in 1981

The file contains source material on the Quebec general election in 1981 in the electoral division of Megantic-Compton. It consists of a description of the electoral division in previous elections, a descriptions of polls in 1980, lists of the people responsible in the election, a budget report for a candidate’s campaign, instructions for the work of deputy returning-officers and representatives and the remuneration policy, list of polls and lists of electors.

Quebec By-Election in 1983

The file contains source material on the Quebec by-election in 1983 in the electoral division of Megantic-Compton. It consists of a programme of a convention selecting the candidate, leaflets of candidates, lists of the people responsible in the election, lists of polls, lists of electors in Bury (one list of 1979 with a designation letter), a form designating Allen Martin to represent a candidate, a letter with a document on the political situation in Quebec, a map of poll, a summary of voting results.

Quebec Liberal Party

The series contain source material on the Quebec Liberal Party in the county of Megantic-Compton from 1979 to 1985. It consists of a variety of documents on the provincial and federal elections and the liberal party, such as correspondence, reports of budget and expense, newsletters and leaflets, invitations, meeting agendas, instructions and manuals for organizing elections, lists of polls and electors and the party members, receipts of donations and membership fees and so on. The series is comprised of the following files: Quebec General Election in 1981, Quebec By-Election in 1983, Federal Election in 1984, National Leadership Convention in 1984 and Membership and Finance.

Official Results of the Referendum

The file contains source material on the official results of the Quebec Referendum in 1980 in the county of Megantic-Compton. It consists mainly of the statistics of the voting results.

Opening of the “No” Campaign

The file contains source material on the opening of the "No" campaign for the Quebec referendum in the county of Megantic-Compton in 1980. It consists of agendas of meetings, information on the committee organizing the campaign and plans of actions.

Quebec Referendum in 1980

This series contains source material on the Quebec referendum and the campaign for “No” in the county of Megantic-Compton in 1980. It consists of agendas, plans and other information for the “No” campaign, correspondence during and after the campaign, invitations to celebration of the successful campaign and speeches on it, and the official results of the referendum in the county of Megantic-Compton. The series is comprised of the following files: Opening of the “No” Campaign (1980), “No” Campaign and the Celebration (1980), The Official Results of the Referendum(1980).

“No” Campaign and the Celebration

The file contains source material on the "No" campaign in the Quebec referendum and the celebration of the successful campaign in the county of Megantic-Compton in 1980. It consists mainly of the correspondence and documents regarding the referendum, and invitations to the celebration of the successful campaign and speeches on it in Bury in 1980.

Allen Martin fonds

  • CA ETRC P240
  • Fonds
  • 1911-2000

The fonds contain source material mainly on the activities of Allen Martin from 1960s to 1990s when he was a member of the liberal party and a board or committee member in different organizations in the counties of Megantic and Compton. The fonds consists of a variety of documents such as correspondence, reports, notices of meetings, agendas, minutes, newsletters, programmes, letters of invitations, maps, photographs, instructions for organizing elections, lists of party members and donations and so on when he was involved in different activities including the elections, referendum, Canada Day celebrations, a dispute in dismissing a school bus driver and other community events. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Quebec Referendum in 1980, Quebec Liberal Party (1979-1985) , Canada Day (1977-1989), Dismissal of School Bus Driver (1976-1977), Megantic-Compton Cemetery and Church Association (1995-2000), Société d'Histoire et du Patrimoine du Haut-Saint-François (1996-2000) and Miscellaneous Correspondence (1967-1991), Map and Photograph (1911, 1941).

Martin, John Allen

Eastern Townships Telephone office

Item is a photograph of the interior of the Eastern Townships Telephone office, with four people (Mrs. Kay Lyon MacTurner, Gladys Dustin, Doris Mosher, and the manager Rose Thompson) standing inside with switchboard visible in the background. The office was located on top of Lysle Thompson's store.

Forests and Clearings

The file contains a thoroughly annotated version of B.F. Hubbard's "Forests and Clearings," by Walter F. Beattie with additional family information and updated histories pertaining the Stanstead County area. The volume also includes original photographs of: Albert L. Knight, P.B. Wilcox, Abel Johnson, Wilder Pierce, Benjamin Pomeroy

Miscellaneous documents

The series contains source material on various activities of St. Helen's School from 1894 to around the 1950s. It includes a blank application form, a visitors register, pamphlets, a written tribute to Miss Hague, a time table with house rules, and correspondence to parents concerning influenza in 1919 and a letter from a parent concerning their child's exams.

St. Helen's School Magazine

The series contains information on students, staff, and activities of St. Helen's School in Dunham from 1945 to 1954. It consists of yearbooks, titled the St. Helen's School Magazine.

Calendars

The series contains source material on the activities of St. Helen's School from 1879 to 1964. It includes information on the history of the school, staff, school work, regulations dress code, fees and courses offered. It consists of school calendars.

Student achievements

The series contains the academics, students, and activities from St. Helen's School from 1879 to 1951. It consists of attendance registers, student results for the provincial examinations, province-wide exam results, piano exam results, awards and graduation ceremonies programmes and invitations. The series is comprised of the following files: Attendance registers (1894-1910), Examination results (1897-1909), Music examinations (1941), Ceremonies (1879-1912, 1951).

Margaret Armour

The series consists of primary source material about Margaret Armour Sellers and her classmates during her time as a student at St. Helen's School in Dunham from 1946 to 2020. It consists of a scrapbook Margaret assembled while a student at St. Helen's School in 1946, her prefect sash, a letter from classmate Margaret Gowan regarding the closure of St. Helen's in 1972 which was accompanied by a copy of newspaper article, and letter from Margaret Armour Sellers about her donation of the material.

Constitution and By-laws

The series contains source material on the constitution and by-laws of Dunham Ladies' College from 1906. It contains a booklet listing the constitution and by-laws.

Annual Reports

The file contains source material on the annual activities of St. Helen's School from 1898 to 1971. It includes information on the number of pupils courses offered, and revenues and expenses. It contains annual reports to the province and an inspector's report.

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