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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.)

Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds

  • CA ETRC P006
  • Fonds
  • [1752?]-[200-?]

The fonds contains source material mainly related to Minnie Hallowell Bowen's literary writings, community and political implicatons, and personal life at the turn of the 20th century. Many of her poems relate to local events, to the world wars, and to Canadian and British politics. The fonds also provides information on the activities of Minnie's family members, including but not limited to: her husband Cecil H. Bowen, her son Lloyd H. Bowen, her daughter Rose Meredyth Bowen, Henry Bowen, Edward Bowen, Eleazar Clark, George Frederick Bowen, John Hallowell, William Bowen, Frank A. Bowen, Frederick Chamberlin Bowen, and Edward Hugh Bowen. The documents show their involvement mainly in the development of railways, in the mining industry, in the Armed Forces and Militia, in politics, in scouting, in church activities, and in social clubs and associations. Some documents are about the Fenian Raids, the Knights of Columbus, and the history of Sherbrooke.

The fonds consists of mainly manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of press clippings, articles, publications, photographs, diaries, prospectuses, and drawings. It is comprised of the following series: Literary Works and Other Writings (1883-1941), Involvement in the Canadian Flag Issue ([1887?]-1946), Personal Life ([1863-1865]-1943), Lloyd H. Bowen (1865, 1902-1995), Cecil H. Bowen ([1866?]-1935, 1986), Other Family Members (1801-1940), and History of Sherbrooke ([1836?]-1967), Family History ([1752?-200-?]), Obituaries and Other Clippings (1836-1943, 1964-1997), Other Photographs and Graphic Material (1840-1956), Miscellaneous ([1835-1904?]).

Bowen, Minnie Hallowell (1861-1942)

St. Helen's School fonds

  • CA ETRC P017
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1972, 2020

The fonds contains source material on the operations, organization, students, and curriculum of Dunham Ladies' College and St. Helen's School from 1879 to 2020. It consists largely of material from the Dunham Ladies' College period. It is comprised of the following series : Constitution and By-laws (1906), Annual Reports ([190-]-1971), Financial Resources (1901-1918), Student Achievements (1894-1912, 1941-1951), Calendars (1879-1964), St. Helen's School Magazine (1945-1954), Margaret Armour (1946-1948, 1972, 2020) and Miscellaneous Documents (1894-[195-?]).

St. Helen's School (Dunham, Que.)

Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club fonds

  • CA ETRC P023
  • Fonds
  • 1831-2019

The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club from 1968 to 2016. It is comprised of the following series: Historical and Constituent Documents (1968-2015), Administration (1968-2009), Reports (1971-2009), Committees ([197-?]-2010), Membership (1969-2009), Financial Documents (1970-2008), Conferences, Colloquia and Other Activities (1969-2009), Newsletters ([1973?]-2008), Subject Files ([197-?]-[1999?]), Correspondence (1968-2009), Newspaper Clippings (1973-2011), Provincial Council of Quebec of University Women's Clubs (1969-2009), Canadian Federation of University Women (1968-2008), International Federation of University Women ([1969?]-1989), Conseil régional de la promotion de la femme ([1977?]-[1981?]), Miscellaneous Documents ([1970?]-1994), One-Room Schoolhouse Project (1831-2009) and Scholarship Foundation (1994-2016).

Sherbrooke and District University Women's Club (Sherbrooke, Que.)

William G. Clark collection

  • CA ETRC P031
  • Collection
  • [1897?]-2003

The collection contains source material on the history of the Asbestos region and on the development of the asbestos industry in the 19th and 20th centuries; it is also a source of information on the Johns-Manville Corporation, the life of William G. Clark, and includes an architectural sketch of the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Asbestos from 1945. Among the materials are memoirs written by William G. Clark on his life and the town of Asbestos. The collection is comprised of the following series: Le Citoyen Historical Sections (1971-1980), Periodicals (The Asbestos Producer and Johns-Manville News Pictorial) (1948-1976), Photographs ([1897?]-1981), Miscellaneous Documents (1940-1971), and William G. Clark ([197-?]-2003).

Clark, William G., 1902-1999

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

Charles Stewart fonds

  • CA ETRC P065
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1850

The fonds contains source material on the activities of Charles Stewart from 1815 to 1829, a time span that covers his work in England and Charleston (Hatley, Quebec), and for the SPG and part of his tenure as Bishop of the Diocese of Quebec. It consists of transcripts made by the Reverend James Reid, pastor of Trinity Church in Frelighsburg, in 1850 of ninety-one letters (ninety of which were written between 1815 and 1829) from Stewart to Reid. The transcripts bear comments made by the transcriber.

Stewart, Charles, 1775-1837

William G. Taylor fonds

  • CA ETRC P066
  • Fonds
  • 1866-1879

The fonds contains a small quantity of source material on the daily work of William G. Taylor in 1866, 1871, 1874, and 1879. It also provides data on the weather and on Taylor's accounts. It consists of four hand-written diaries containing entries for almost every day of the year.

Taylor, William G., b. 1836

Frances Chamberlin Barnum fonds

  • CA ETRC P090
  • Fonds
  • 1812-1919

The fonds contains source material on the property, financial, and estate-related transactions of Frances Chamberlin Barnum's family and the Reynold, Kemp, and Westover families (related by marriage) in Missisquoi County in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is also of value as a source of information on the day-to-day activities of Towner Westover of East Dunham and the Methodist East Dunham Sunday School in the 1880s. It consists almost wholly of deeds (deeds of sale, mortgages, wills, estates, gifts, leases, and so on) notarized by members of the Chamberlin, Reynolds, Kemp, and Westover families but also includes a diary and account book. Elijah Kemp, a merchant in the seigneury of Saint-Armand; Orin J. Kemp of Frelighsburg; Joshua Chamberlin, a physician in the seigneury of Saint-Armand; and David Westover, an East Dunham land owner, are among the family members represented. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Kemp family (1812-1875), Chamberlin family (1840-1919), Reynolds family (1846-1894), Westover family (1880-1908), and Miscellaneous Documents ([1818?]-1878).

Barnum, Frances Chamberlin

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

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 fonds

  • CA ETRC P103
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1994

The fonds contains source material on the activities and organization of the Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 in Lennoxville-Ascot from 1913 to 1994. It consists of mainly minutes from the Lodge as well as those of the Past Noble Grands' Club and the District No. 6 of the Rebekah Assembly of Quebec. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Principles of Rebekah Degree ([198-?]), Historical and Constituent Documents (1913-1988), Minutes (1913-1994), Certificates (1974-1975), Sovereign Grand Lodge (1943-[195-?]), Accounting Books (1983-1988), Annual Reports (1980-1990), and Photographs (1922-1988).

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Myrtle Rebekah Lodge, No. 28 (Lennoxville-Ascot, Que.)

Aleta and Leeman Mackey fonds

  • CA ETRC P125
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1969

The fonds contains information on the butcher shop owned by Leeman Mackey and also on the Mackey family. It consists of several account books (1879-1938), a calendar (1926), a schoolbook (1908), a piano method (1969) and a few photographs (1909 & 1969). The photographs show T.S. Chapman in front of "Good Cheer Lodge" in 1909 and Kathleen Mackey with classmates at the Bishopton Intermediate School in 1969 (the last class before the closure of the school). The school book is autographed "Cora Brown". Among the account books are one for the Megantic Rifle Association (1879-1902), one that appears to be for a boarding house (1889-1892), and the others are from Leeman Mackey's butcher business.

Mackey, Leeman

Malvern Cemetery Company fonds

  • CA ETRC P130
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1981, 2008-2016

The fonds contains source material on the administration, finances and activities of the Malvern Cemetery Company mainly from 1869 to 1981. It consists of minutes, grave registrations, account books, annual reports and cemetery maps. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1869-1978, 2008), Graves (1869-[19-]), Finances (1871-1929, 1955-1981), and Maps (1869-[19-], 2016).

Malvern Cemetery Company (Lennoxille, Que.)

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 fonds

  • CA ETRC P133
  • Fonds
  • 1915-2001

The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 in Ayer's Cliff from 1915 to 1982. It consists of a charter, minutes, certificates, and petitions for membership. The fonds is comprised of the following four series: Historical and Constituent Documents (1915), Minutes (1959-2001), Certificates (1918-1969), and Petitions for Membership (1916-1977).

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Fidelity Rebekah Lodge, No. 33 (Ayer's Cliff, Que.)

Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club fonds

  • CA ETRC P150
  • Fonds
  • 1877-2004

The fonds contains source material on the constitution, administration, events, activities and membership of the Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club form 1877 to 2004. It consists of constitution, by-laws, minutes, financial and accounting records, correspondence, membership records, news clippings, programs, songs and poems. Most of the material mentioned above is contained in the minute books for the first 84 years. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1877-2004), Events and Activities (1893-2004), Membership (1877-1969), and Miscellaneous Documents (1879-1994), Artefacts (1913-1993), Photographs ([188-?]-1996).

Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club (Sherbrooke, Que.)

North Hatley Community Centre fonds

  • CA ETRC P156
  • Fonds
  • 1937-2009

The fonds contains source material on the management and activities of the North Hatley Community Centre from 1937 to 2009. It consists mainly of minutes, a charter, financial records, correspondence, membership list, member information, rental and use of the community centre, and fundraising. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1937-2007), Financial Resources (1957-2008), Membership (1979-2009), Buildings and property (1947-2007), and Photographs ([198-?]).

North Hatley Community Centre (North Hatley, Que.)

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Crystal Rebekah Lodge, No. 14 fonds

  • CA ETRC P167
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1998

The fonds contains source material on the members of the Crystal Rebekah Lodge, No. 14, in Rock Island, from 1974 to 1998. It consists of two membership registers. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Membership (1974-1998).

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Crystal Rebekah Lodge, No. 14 (Rock Island, Que.)

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17 fonds

  • CA ETRC P172
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1987

The fonds contains source material on the organization and activities of the Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17, in Bishopton from 1907 to 1987. It consists of minutes from the Lodge and a roll book. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1907-1956) and Membership (1921-1987).

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Maxwell Rebekah Lodge, No. 17 (Bishopton, Que.)

Fonds Sherbrooke Hospital Foundation fonds

  • CA ETRC P179
  • Fonds
  • 1925-2011

The fonds contains source material on the activities, administration and financial resources as well was the history of the Sherbrooke Hospital Foundation and of the Sherbrooke (Protestant) Hospital in Sherbrooke from 1914 to 2012. It consists largely of minutes, financial reports, newspaper clippings, publicity, donations, grants, correspondence, and histories. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1914-2012), Financial Resources (1919-2011), and Photographs ([195-?]-2008).

Hally Carrington Brent fonds

  • CA ETRC P181
  • Fonds
  • 1797, [187-]-[199-]

The fonds contains source material on the life of Hally Carrington Brent and on tourism and summer residents of North Hatley and Lake Massawippi from 1902 to the 1960s. It consists of photographs and a hand-written partial manuscript of Brent's book "The North Hatley Story". The correspondence, written by Hally C. Brent and Duncan K. Brent relates events from North Hatley and includes interesting notes on the outbreak of World War I (WWI). The fonds is comprised of the following series: The North Hatley Story manuscript ([196-?]), The North Hatley Story photographs ([199-?], Newspaper clippings (1961-1979), Photographs ([187-]-1941), and Correspondence (1914-1927), Charest-de Lauzon-Bringier family history (1797, 1948).

Brent, Hally Carrington, 1879-1968

Gisla Cemetery Inc. fonds

  • CA ETRC P182
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1996

The fonds contains source material on the organization, financial resources, funding activities and cemetery lots of Gisla Cemetery Inc. from 1877 to 1996. It consists of minutes, financial statements, a letters patent, a history, a newsletter, cemetery plans, correspondence, and documents pertaining to its designation as a historical site. The fonds consists of the following files: History and Letters Patent (1964, 1968, 1996), Minutes (1895-1946, 1970-1987), Correspondence (1971-1995), Financial statements (1970-1983), Funding (1970-1980), Newsletter (1977), Cemetery lots and plans ([197-?]-1979) and Immoveable Property (1877, 1913, 1925, 1967).

Gisla Cemetery Inc. (Gisla, Que.)

Douglas-Bridgette family fonds

  • CA ETRC P185
  • Fonds
  • 1812-2006

The fonds contains primary source information on the family life; social, religious and economic activities; and education of various members of the Douglas family, Bridgette family, and other relatives during the 19th and 20th centuries. It also contains historical information on the Farnham area, as well as genealogy. The majority of the records were produced in the Eastern Townships, many come from the New England states as well as across Canada and worldwide. It consists primarily of personal and business correspondence, postcards and photographs, historical notes and family history. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Douglas family (1812-1984), Pearson family (1868-1941), Todd family, (1863-[197-?]), Bridgette family (1850-1983), Kirkpatrick family (1850-1957), Genealogy (1969-2006), and Miscellaneous Documents (1876-18-?).

Douglas-Bridgette (family)

Bessie Jane Banfill fonds

  • CA ETRC P190
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-1998

The fonds contains primary source material on the life of Bessie Jane Banfill from 1923 to 1998. It consists of articles, biographical notes, a leaflet of her graduation ceremony and photographs. It is comprised of the following files: Biography (1923-1998), Photographs and Postcards (1924-[1975?]).

Banfill, Bessie Jane (1899-1975)

Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P193
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1963, [199-?]

The fonds contains primary source material on the Eastern Townships Protestant Colonization Association from 1943 to the 1990s. It consists primarily of correspondence, minutes, reports, financial information and lists of colonists. The fonds is comprised of the following series: History (1955, [199-?]), Administration (1960-1962), Land Management (1945-1962), and Finances (1943-1963).

Goodin family (Bury) fonds

  • CA ETRC P197
  • Fonds
  • [187-?]-1950

The fonds contains primary source information on the education and social activities of the Goodin family in Canterbury and Bury from the 1870s to 1950. It consists of largely of correspondence, school reports, exams, composition books and a photograph. Among the correspondence are two wedding invitations: one for the marriage of Augusta Bennett and Samuel Lake, and another for Lizzie Clark. The identified authors of the correspondence are: John and Lucy Goodwin - George's brother and sister-in-law, Allen Snelling, Robert Clark, and Janet Rowe. The fonds is comprised of the following files: George Goodin Corrsepondence (1883-1890), Edith Goodin Correspondence (1948-1950) and Education ([187-?]-1949).

Goodin (family)

Woodman family (Coaticook) fonds

  • CA ETRC P214
  • Fonds
  • 1853 - 2015

The fonds consists of primary source material on the Woodman family. It contains photographs, correspondence, wills, financial receipts, press clippings, autograph books and medals from the First and Second World War. It contains the following series: Joshua Woodman (1864), Albert Alonzo Woodman (1853-1896), Albert Alonzo Woodman Jr. (1882-1921), Milton A. Woodman (1900-[194--]), John Woodman (1917, 1947), The McKee Family (1898-1921), Murray A. Milton Woodman (1960-1972), Peter A. Woodman (1945-2010), Keith Woodman (2009), Woodman Family Photos ([19--]-[20--]), Other Family Photos ([18--?]-[19--?]), Woodman Genealogy ([19--] -[20--?]), Miscellaneous (1875-2010) and Dorothy Jane Neill Woodman (2005).

Woodman Family

Donald Morrison collection

  • CA ETRC P218
  • Collection
  • 1876-[195-?]

The collection contains source material on travel in the Province of Quebec. It consists of a train ticket from Marieville to Drummondville and Canadian Pacific Railway travel brochures in Quebec featuring the Laurentian Mountain District, Fishing and Shooting and Transatlantic Services, and a scrapbook. The compiler of the scrapbook is unknown and consists of theatre programmes, newspaper and magazine clippings, greeting cards, and two water colours, largely from Europe. It also includes references to a Gottinger Corps as well as documents pertaining to the death of Bishop Williams. The collection is comprised of the following series: Train Ticket ([188-?]), Travel Brochures ([191-?] -[195-?]), and Scrapbook (1876-1901).

Coalition of Conservationists of the Eastern Townships

  • CA ETRC P221
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1991

The fonds contains primary source material on the activities of the Coalition of Conservationists of the Eastern Townships between 1978 and 1991. It consists of administrational documents pertaining the creation and the dissolution of the Coalition, as well as agendas and minutes that convey the board's meetings. There are also documents sent to members, reports on the Coalition's activities, financial documents and public relations documents. The latter documents are maps and informational documents about the Coalition's environmental projects and endeavors. The fonds also contains correspondence between the Coalition, members and the Québec Government., as well as a stamp of the logo of the Coalition.

The fonds consists of the following series: Administration (1979, 1991), Members (1979, 1984), Reports (1991), Financial Documents (1979, 1982) and Public Relations (1978-1979).

Coalition de conservationistes pour l'environnement dans les Cantons Inc.

Massawippi Union Church fonds

  • CA ETRC P224
  • Fonds
  • 1923-2002

The fonds contains source material on Church organizations, management, affairs, and activities as well as donation records and renovation programs for the Massawippi Union Church and Massawippi Town Hall from 1950-2002. It consists of minutes from the Board of Trustees of the Massawippi Union church and Massawippi Cemetery Association, correspondences, reports, financial statements, treasurer records, press clippings, floor plans, renovation projects and budgets, and photographs. The fonds is compromised of the following series: Board of Trustees (1950-2002), Massawippi Cemetery Association (1923-1997), Donations (1977-2001), Building and Property (1951-2001), and Photographs (198[?]-199[?]).

Massawippi Union Church

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