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Knowlton United Church fonds

  • CA ETRC UC009
  • Fonds
  • 1860-2007

The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, and Church organizations for the Knowlton United Church from 1860 to 2007. It consists mainly of minutes, annual reports, circuit registers, correspondence, and account books. It also contains information on the Knowlton-Creek Pastoral Charge from 1981 to 2007. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1884-2007), Building and Property (1862-1987), Financial Resources ([1916?]-1988), Annual Reports (1953-1993, 1995-1996, 1998-2001, 2006-2007), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1860-1994), Orders of Service (1955-1995), Membership (1876-1957), Historical (1874-1955), Newsletters (1959-1993), Organizations (1874-1994), Committees (1946-1962), and Press Clippings (1962-1995).

Knowlton United Church (Knowlton, Que.)

St. Paul's United Church (Waterloo) fonds

  • CA ETRC UC021
  • Fonds
  • 1821-2018

The fonds contains source material on Church management, the congregation's affairs, the Church's women's, youth and adults/couples organizations for St. Paul's United Church in Waterloo from 1821 to 2018. It consists mainly of minutes, annual reports, correspondence, rectifications to registers of baptisms, marriages and burials, and, account books. The index to the registers of baptisms, marriages and burials includes the following: Waterloo, 1831-1973; Actonvale, 1915-1927; Lawrenceville, 1869-1924; South Stukely, 1880-1944; West Shefford/Bromont, 1878-1886 & 1890-1945. It includes the following series: Church Boards (1821-2002), Financial Resources (1942-1973), Annual Reports (1916-1995,1997-2001, 2003, 2006-2008, 2012, 2016-2018), Registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials - Index and rectifications only (1933-1978), Orders of Service ([between 1957 and 1964], 1991-1994), Historical ([19-?],[1992?]), Newsletters (1989-1994), Organizations (1925-2012), Photographs ([after 1940]), and Press Clippings ([between 1957 and 1964], 1987-1993).

St. Paul's United Church (Waterloo, 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

Aeneas McMaster fonds

  • CA ETRC P094
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1888

The fonds contains source material mainly on railway development and settlement in Clinton, Hampden, Ditton, and Marston townships in Compton County and around Lake Megantic from 1873 to 1888 and on the role of the Glasgow Canadian Land and Trust Company, managed at the time by Aeneas McMaster. The fonds consists of letters sent to McMaster from 1873 to 1888 by businessmen and shopkeepers, municipal councillors or mayors, employees of the Glasgow Canadian Land and Trust Company, men in search of work, and settlers and includes a proposal for building a mill; letters signed by McMaster; and a few other documents. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Railway Companies (1876-1888), Settlement (1873-1876), Municipal Affairs (1873-1881), Miscellaneous Documents (1875-1881) and Correspondance (1876-1882).

McMaster, Aeneas

Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P088
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1979

The fonds contains source material on the affairs of the Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association from 1923 to 1979, particularly its annual plowing match. The fonds also assembles certain documents pertaining to the Stanstead County Ploughmen's Association, the Missisquoi County Plowing Association, and the St. Francis Valley Ploughmen's Association. It consists of minutes, statements of revenues and expenses, financial statements, correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, programs, public notices, lists of prizes and other documents. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Minutes and Related Documents (1923-1968), Financial and Accounting Records (1932-[1946?]), Annual Plowing Match (1934-1979), Newspaper Clippings ([1929?]-[1967?]) and Miscellaneous Documents ([1945?]-[1969]).

Sherbrooke Ploughmen's Association (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Jeremiah Wilbur fonds

  • CA ETRC P086
  • Fonds
  • [1865?]-[1873?]

The fonds contains source material on Jeremiah Wilbur's involvement with certain mining companies operating in the region of the Township of Ascot from 1865 to 1873 and on the decline of mining in the region. The documents are also a source of information on the activities of the Association on Mining Lands in Canada and the Victoria Mining Company of Sherbrooke Canada East. The minutes and correspondence of these two organizations reveal the tactics employed by managers and owners residing in the United States in managing operations in Canada. Also to be found is information on mining procedures of the period and the geographical distribution of the different stages of mineral production. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Sherbrooke Gold Mining Joint Stock Association (1866), Ascot Gold Mining Company ([1865?]-1867), Association on Mining Lands in Canada (1867-1868), and the Victoria Mining Company of Sherbrooke Canada East (1868-1873).

Wilbur, Jeremiah

Wright Gibson fonds

  • CA ETRC P084
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1965

The fonds contains source material on the general situation at Sherbrooke High School from 1932 to 1943; participation by students from the Sherbrooke region in McGill University's music examinations, and their results, from 1935 to 1965; Wright Gibson's education; and the awards he received. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Sherbrooke High School (1932-[196-?]), Sherbrooke Local Centre. Conservatorium of Music of McGill University (1935-1965), Schubert Club of Sherbrooke ([193-?]-[195-?]), Diplomas, Certificates and Awards (1922-1965), and Miscellaneous Documents ([195?]-1965).

Gibson, Wright, 1904-1977

Frank Grundy fonds

  • CA ETRC P074
  • Fonds
  • [1916?]-[193-?]

The fonds contains source material on the amicable relationship which existed between Frank Grundy and James McConnell, an American pilot during the First World War in France. It consists of two letters from James McConnell addressed to Frank Grundy shortly before McConnell's death ([1916?], 1917), a letter from Edmund I.C. Genet to Frank Grundy recounting the events preceding McConnell's death (1917), a transcription of an excerpt of this final publication under the title "La mort de Mac Connell (sic)" ([1917?]), two newspaper clippings in memory of James McConnell (1929, [193-?]), a postcard with an illustration of "la tombe d'un Aviateur Américain (Sergent Pilote) Sam Mac Connelle (sic)" [...] ([193-?]), and a photograph of James McConnell ([1916?]).

Grundy, Frank, b. 1836

Kay Kinsman fonds

  • CA ETRC P062
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1998

The fonds contains source material on Kay Kinsman's life as an artist from 1947 to 1998 and a student at Bishop's and McGill Universities from the 1970s to 1998. It consists mainly of notebooks, watercolour books, sketchbooks, press clippings, correspondence, papers submitted for courses at Bishop's, her M.A. thesis, exhibition catalogues, slides and photographs. The fonds is comprised of the following series : Private Life (1947-1998), Artistic Life (1949-[between 1980 and 1998]), Academic Life (1964-1996), and Works on Kay Kinsman (1992-1995).

Kinsman, Kay, 1909-1998

Kerr family fonds

  • CA ETRC P057
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1944; predominant 1896-1921

The fonds contains source material on highly specific aspects of activities of some Kerr family members. The holdings relate mainly to two trips to Victoria, B.C. by Marion A. Kerr, her studies, and her everyday life. It is comprised of the following series: Diary of Marion A. Kerr (1937, 1943-1944), Certificates and Diplomas of Marion A. Kerr (1910-1932), Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Alexandra Rebekah Lodge (1902-1922), Methodist Church (1896-1921), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1905?]-1944).

Kerr (family)

Girl Guides of Canada. Sherbrooke Division fonds

  • CA ETRC P052
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-1993

The fonds contains source material principally on the preparation and carrying out of activities organized by the Sherbrooke Division and its companies from the beginning of the Guiding movement to the 1990s. The materials relating to the first half of this period consist mainly of photographs, while those relating to the second half are mainly textual records (minutes, annual reports, financial reports, membership lists, and so on.) of the management and financing of the organizations, the training of participants, and social and recreational activities. Holdings also include documents on the activities of the local associations and companies, particularly those of Lennoxville, until the districts were created. Further, the series entitled 'History' is more closely related to the Lennoxville companies and their Local Association than to the Sherbrooke Division. The fonds is comprised of the following series: By-laws (1956-1984), History ([196-?]-[198-]), Executive Committee (1973-1981), General Meeting (1963-1993), Annual General Meeting (1948-1982) Committees (1952-1980), Members and Officers (1944-[197-?]), Photographs ([19--]-[197-?], Press Clippings ([19--]-1978), Correspondence (1932-1990), Local Groups and Associations (1937-1978), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1956?]-1979).

Girl Guides of Canada. Sherbrooke Division (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Sherbrooke\Lennoxville Branch fonds

  • CA ETRC P051
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1988

The fonds contains source material on the activities of the Sherbrooke\Lennoxville Branch of the Canadian Institute of International Affairs from 1945 to 1988, and thus indirectly provides information on the interests of Sherbrooke-area residents in international affairs. It is comprised of the following series: By-laws (1965-1981), Norms and Procedures (1963-1982), Minutes and Agendas (1965-1987), Accounting and Financial Documents (1945-1988), Members (1945-1988), Speakers (1945-1988), Correspondence (1945-1988) and Miscellaneous Documents (1947-1978).

Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Sherbrooke\Lennoxville Branch (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Hyatt family fonds

  • CA ETRC P004
  • Fonds
  • 1789-1991; predominant 1789-1832

The fonds contains source material on the settlement of the Hyatt family, and more specifically Gilbert Hyatt, in the Township of Ascot between 1789 and 1832. It is also of value as a source of information on the genealogy of the Canfield and the Hyatt families. The fonds consists mainly of original 19th-century documents, but also includes reference materials gathered by donor Glenn C. Taylor in the 1980s and the 1990s. It is comprised of the following series: Notarial and Judicial Documents (1796-1832), Parliamentary Documents (1789-1800), Correspondence ([182-]-1830), Transcriptions (1991), Biographical and Genealogical Documents ([198-]-1991), Press Clippings ([190-]-1953), Photographs ([187-?]-[1991?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1797-1828).

Hyatt (family)

Denison Mills Women's Institute fonds

  • CA ETRC P007
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1991

The fonds contains source material on the activities and organization of the Denison Mills Women's Institute from 1923 to 1991 and is also of value as a source of information on some other Richmond County Women's Institutes. It is comprised of the following series: History ([1943?]-[1972?]), Minutes (1923-1991), Financial and Accounting Records (1923-1952), Annual Reports (1959-1974) Programming ([1943?]-[1972?]), Members ([194-?]-1973), Correspondence ([1967?]-[1978?]), Press Clippings ([196-?]-1983), Other Women's Institutes (1959-1975), and Miscellaneous Documents ([195-?]-1978).

Denison Mills Women's Institute (Denison Mills, Que.)

Brompton Road Women's Institute fonds

  • CA ETRC P008
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1998

The fonds contains source material on the organization, activities, and philosophy of the Brompton Road Women's Institute from 1924 to 1998. It is comprised of the following series: History (1938-1998), Incorporation (1939-1940), Minutes (1928-1998), Accounting Documents (1938-1978), Buildings and Property (1940-1994), Scrapbooks (1923-1994), Press Clippings (1942-1993), and Miscellaneous Documents (1930-1998). The fonds includes also the application for incorporation and the by-laws of the Brompton Road Musical and Social Association.

Brompton Road Women's Institute (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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

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

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.)

St. George's Club fonds

  • CA ETRC P033
  • Fonds
  • [1890?]-1983; predominant 1950-1980

The fonds contains source material on the organization and operations of the St. George's Club in Sherbrooke in the 20th century, and in particular from 1950 to 1980. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Charter and By-laws (1937-1980), Minutes (1922-1981), Accounting and Financial Documents ([1914?]-1981), Titles ([1890?]-1960), Correspondence with the Members (1914-1981), Lists of Officers and Members ([1955?]-1981), Documents Related to the Club-House (1914-1975), Guests Registers (1925-1983), and Miscellaneous Documents (1915-1982).

St. George's Club (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.)

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.)

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

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

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.)

Celtic Research Group fonds

  • CA ETRC P045
  • Fonds
  • [1979?]-1989

The fonds contains source material on the Scottish emigration to the Eastern Townships. It consists of a four-volume unpublished study entitled Celts of Compton County; eight interviews with descendants of Scots settlers; a map showing the 'Pionneer Scotch Settlements in Compton County'; and a list of materials deposited with the Compton County Historical Museum Society by the Celtic Research Group. 'Celts of Compton County' includes photocopies of pictures, photographs, maps, press clippings, and old textual records. It contains the following series: Celts of Compton County ([1979?]), Interviews (1982-1985), and Material Deposited in the Compton County Historical Society (1989).

Celtic Research Group (Compton, 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.)

Piggery Theatre fonds

  • CA ETRC P001
  • Fonds
  • 1964-2007

The fonds contains source material on the administrative, financial, and artistic history of the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley from 1964 to 1996. It consists of minutes, correspondence, production and employment agreements, employee files, financial statements, grant applications, programmes, scripts, advertisements, photographs, and architectural drawings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1964-1990), Human Resources (1972-1985), Financial Resources (1964-1990), Moveable and Immovable Resources (1964-1985), Productions (1965-1996), Public Relations (1965-1993), and Westbec Limited (1964-1976).

Piggery Theatre (North Hatley, Que.)

Eddy Echenberg Collection

  • CA ETRC P164
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1999

The collection contains source material on the business, cultural and family history of the Eastern Townships during the 19th and 20th centuries, along with other topics. It consists mainly of Sherbrooke and surrounding regions telephone directories, business pamphlets, Bishop's College School yearbooks, club information, Sherbrooke Newspaper, maps of the Eastern Townships, and booklets from the Sherbrooke Winter Fair. Included among the material is a copy of "The Echenbergs of Ostropol and Sherbrooke: a tale of two shetls" by Myron Echenberg and Ruth Tannenbaum (1986) and two prints published that represents the Counties of the Eastern Townships. The fonds consists of the following series: Military (1918-1939), General Stores (1885-1940), Hardware Stores (1905-1961), Services (1905-1927), Fairs (1954-1960), Manufacturers (1896-1960), Companies ([ca. 1890]-1950), Reprints (1972), Contract (1869), Maps from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company (1918), Map of Thetford Mines-Black Lake ([1952]) , Activities (1915-1966), Eastern Townships Families (1908-1986), Bishop's College School (1925-1929), Prints (1980?], Phone Directories (1922-1952), Music Store (1863), Banks (1908) and Newspapers (1886-1957).

Echenberg, Eddy, 1925-2014

Plymouth-Trinity United Church (Sherbrooke) fonds

  • CA ETRC UC004
  • Fonds
  • 1897-2021; predominant 1971-2021

The fonds contains source material on the amalgamation of Plymouth United Church and Trinity United Church in 1971, on the management of the church, on the congregation affairs, and on the activities of its organizations and societies for the Plymouth-Trinity United Church in Sherbrooke from 1933 to 2021. It consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, financial statements, plans, register of Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, membership lists, press clippings, church histories, photographs and video tapes. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1933-2017), Buildings and Property (1971-1989, 1995-2001), Financial (1971-1990, 2010), Annual Reports (1972-2018, 2020-2021), Guest Books (1975), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1965-1987), Bulletins (1972-2015), Sermons (1975-1976, 1984, 1988), Membership (1972-1987), Historical (1985, 2009-2015), Newsletters (1971-2020), Organizations (1971-1994, 2015), Committees (1971-2019), Prints, Paintings, Drawings (1986), Sound Recordings and Moving Images (1985-1991), Photographs (1897-[198-?]), and Miscellaneous (1987-1989).

Plymouth-Trinity United Church (Sherbrooke, Que.)

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