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Ascot Masonic Lodge, No. 30, Freemasons (Lennoxville) fonds

  • CA ETRC P200
  • Fonds
  • 1805-1819, 1867-2017

The fonds contains primary source material on the Ascot Masonic Lodge, No. 30 from 1805 to 2003. It consists of minutes of meetings, letters of correspondence, membership lists, membership applications and semi-annual returns. The fonds is comprised of the following series: History ([1917], 1950-1978), Constituent Documents (1926-1958), Administration (1887-2003), Finances ([188-?], 1901-1994), Membership (1805-1819, 1867-1992) and Photos ([194-?]).

Ascot Masonic Lodge, No. 30, Freemasons (Lennoxville, Que.)

Cowansville Area Pastoral Charge fonds

  • CA ETRC UC083
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2018, predominant 1966-1996

The fonds contains source material on the management and affairs of the Cowansville Area Pastoral Charge from 1966 to 2018. It consists of minutes, insurance records, legal documents, financial reports, annual reports, registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials, newsletters, and correspondence. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1966-1994), Legal ([197-]-1996), Financial (1966-1975), Annual Reports (1966-2001, 2003, 2006-2012, 2016-2018), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1968-1993), Membership (1972-1978), Historical (1994), Newsletters (1972, 1978, 1993), Organizations (1987-1988), Committees (1984-1996), and Miscellaneous (1987-1995).

Cowansville Area Pastoral Charge (Cowansville, Que.)

Albert Andrew Munster fonds

  • CA BU MG117
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-[195-]
  • "Albert & Natalie Munster 16 mm Home Movies": a 16 mm. home movie (transferred onto DVD), a detailed index is included, scenes of growing up in the Eastern Townships, particularly Sherbrooke and Lennoxville, during the 1930's into the mid-1950's. Family members filmed in these home movies: Albert and Natalie Munster. Their children: Nancy, Jim and Harry Nancy's children:
    Mark, as a baby. Harry's children: Elizabeth, Andrew and Cynthia.
  • correspondence
  • newspaper clippings
  • miscellaneous printed material
  • photographs

Munster, Albert Andrew

Dorothy Dutton fonds

  • CA ETRC P143
  • Fonds
  • [1607? (copied)]-2001?, predominant [19--]-1998

The fonds contains source material on Dorothy Dutton's writing activities - published and unpublished literary works - and a press clipping file arranged by subjects. The main subjects are: Canadian history, Eastern Townships history, education, religion, war, environment, politic, and economy. It consists mainly of research files, manuscripts, typescripts, and press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Fiction ([19--]-1998), Bible Stories ([19--]-[198-?]), Non-fiction (1938-1970), Press Clippings ([1607? copied]-1998), Research Notes ([19--]-1995), Correspondence (1942-1997), Dissemination Activities (1978-1997), Martha Maxwell's Typescripts ([19--]), Paintings and Drawings ([19--]), Awards ([19--]) and Projects ([19--]).

Dutton, Dorothy, 1901-2003

Louise Abbott fonds

  • CA ETRC P146
  • Fonds
  • 1904-2004, predominant [197-]-2004, 2020

The fonds contains source material on the professional activities of Louise Abbott as a writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker from the 1970s to 2020. It consists largely of research files, press clippings, correspondence, publications, articles, photographs, oral interviews and video tape cassettes. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Research Projects ([17--?], reproduction-2020), Photography (1963-2003), Literary Work (1980-2002) and CBC Internal Radio Awards (2003).

Abbott, Louise, b. 1950

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.

Doris Snowdon fonds

  • CA ETRC P138
  • Fonds
  • [195-?]-[2002?]

The fonds contains biographical source material on Doris Snowdon's life as an artist and on her family genealogy. It consists of a biographical brochure, an article on the Maffre's genealogy, 3 paintings (reproductions), 6 sketches, a photo album with 54 photographs, and 5 textual records related to the ownership of the Snowdon cottage. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Biography ([196-?]-2001), Maffres' Genealogy ([2002?]), Artistic Works ([195-?]-[196-]), Audiovisual Materials ([1953-1962?]), Photographs ([1930]-[1950]), and Snowdon Cottage at Sally's Pond (1971, [2010])

Snowdon, Doris, 1897-1996

Eddy Echenberg collection

  • CA ETRC P164
  • Collection
  • 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: Personal Documents (1854-1986), Edwin Echenberg (1915-2001,) Business Ephemera (1863-[197-?],) Newspapers (1886-1957, [198-?]), Bishop's College School Yearbooks (1925-1929), Phone Directories (1922-1952,) and Miscellaneous (1893-2000).

Echenberg, Eddy, 1925-2014

Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville) fonds

  • CA ETRC UC031
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1999

The fonds contains source material on the management of the church, on the congregation's affairs, on the history of the church from its beginning, and on the activities of the church's organizations and societies for Emmaunuel United Church in Cowansville from 1843 to 1999. It consists mainly of minutes, correspondence, reports, building plans, registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, membership lists, historical sketches, press clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on the Sweetsburg Cemetery. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1877-1986), Buildings and Property (1843-1997), Financial Resources (1910-1959), Annual Reports (1962-1965), Guest Books (1991-1999), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1856-1968), Funds (1923), Membership (1939-1999), Historical (1863-1992), Organizations (1887-[199-]), Prints, Paintings, Drawings ([195-?]), Photographs ([192-?]-[195-?], [197-?], 1984), and Miscellaneous ([19--?]-1990).

Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville, Que.)

William G. Clark collection

  • CA ETRC P031
  • Collection
  • 1890-2003

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

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.

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

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.

Melbourne Ridge United Church fonds

  • CA ETRC UC075
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1992, [200-?]

The fonds contains source material on Church management and membership, and on the Church organizations from 1857 to 1992. It also provides partial information on St. Andrew's United Church in Kingsbury. It consists of minutes, historical sketches, a communion roll, a panorama of Sacred Story, and press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1857-1956), Buildings and Property (1988), Membership ([188-]-[1957?]), Historical (1988), Organizations ([1896?]-1992), and Photographs ([197-?], 1988).

Melbourne Ridge United Church (Melbourne, Que.)

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.

Annie Fergusson fonds

  • CA ETRC P089
  • Fonds
  • 1671-1953; predominant 1790-1917

The fonds contains source material on Annie Fergusson's family history, her grandfather Captain Josiah Brown having settled in Windsor in 1805. The documents trace the history of property and financial transactions and lawsuits involving various members of the Brown family who lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and later Windsor. The time span covered is the late 17th century to the early 20th century. Most of the records, however, relate to Captain Josiah Brown. The fonds is also of some value as a source of information on the settlement of Windsor, Stoke, and Shipton; and on the Reverend James Fergusson, a minister in Richmond and Windsor in the late 19th century. The fonds consists mainly of sales agreements, correspondence, wills, accounting records, promissory notes, estate inventories, summonses, legal documents, lists of titles, and biographical and genealogical notes. It is comprised of the following series: Charles Browne (1671), Gershom Browne (1682), John Browne (1721), Abigail Browne ([17-?]), Samuel Brown (1736), Lieut. Josiah Brown (1741-1769), Capt. Josiah Brown (1785-1814), Joseph and Josiah Brown Jr. (1807-1849), Emily Brown (1839,1848), Shepard Joseph Brown ([186-?]-1908), Rev. James and Annie Fergusson (1859-1953), and Miscellaneous Documents ([17-]-1902).

Fergusson, Annie, b. 1868

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association fonds

  • CA ETRC P010
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1967

The fonds contains source material mainly on the activities of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association from 1934 to 1967 and is also of value for information relating to the activities of Eastern Townships soldiers and veterans during World War I, Quebec Branch No. 10 of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League; the 117th Eastern Townships Battalion Association; and the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1934-1966), Correspondence (1953-1967), Membership Lists (1934-1967), Accounting and Financial Documents (1961-1966), Newspaper Clippings ([191-]-1975), Iconographic Documents ([191-]-[198-?]), Cartographic Documents (1910-1942), Personal Documents (1916-1958), Minutes of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League (1930-1942), Artefacts ([191-]-[1940?]), and Miscellaneous Documents (1915-1965).

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Association (Sherbrooke, Que.)

The Record fonds

  • CA ETRC P101
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1997

The fonds contains source material on the circulation, distribution, production, and advertising of The Record from 1839 to 1997. It provides information on the subscribers in Sherbrooke and in the region; on carriers and dealers; and on service copies, number of produced and spoiled copies, pounds of paper used. The fonds consists of carriers' draw sheets and account summaries; newsdealers' draw sheets; carriers' route lists; circulation records; press room report of production; reports from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, photographs, buttons, a handbook for correspondents, a petition and a survey. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Newspaper Management (1932-1997), Newspaper Delivery (1956-1984), News Dealers (1936-1967), Public Relations (1914-1997), Special Events (1925-1997), Souvenirs (1839-1992), Photographs (1958-1997), and Human Resources (1960).

The Record (Sherbrooke, 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?]-2017), 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.)

Hatley Centre Women's Institute fonds

  • CA ETRC P118
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1983

The fonds contains source material on the organization and the activities of the Hatley Centre Women's Institute from 1955 to 1983. It is comprised of the following series: Minutes (1958-1983), and Accounting Books (1955-1981).

Hatley Centre Women's Institute (Hatley, Que.)

Elmwood Cemetery Inc. fonds

  • CA ETRC P247
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2018

The fonds contains information on the operation and management of Elmwood Cemetery Inc. in Sherbrooke from 1890 to 2018. It consists primarily of correspondence, minutes, financial statements, ledgers, and plans. The fonds is comprised of the following series: History and constituent documents (1890-1923, 1978-2018), Administration (1890-2005), Cemetery management (1890-2005), Legislation ([1895], 1960-1966, 2004).

Elmwood Sherbrooke Inc.

Townships Sun fonds

  • CA ETRC P254
  • Fonds
  • 1974-2023

-issues of the Townships Sun, 1974-2021

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).

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

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.

Eastern Townships Resource Centre Postcard collection

  • CA ETRC P999
  • Collection
  • [190-?]-[199-?]

The collection contains source material on towns and villages of the Eastern Townships in the twentieth century. It consists of postcards organized by municipality. There are postcards from all decades of the twentieth century but the majority are from the first two decades of the century. The collection is comprised of the following series: Arthabaska ([190-?]-[194-?]), Asbestos ([190-?]-[193-?]), Ayer's Cliff ([190-?]-[194-?]), Black Lake ([190-?]), Brome Lake ([195-?]), Bromptonville ([190-?]), Coaticook ([190-?]-[193-?]), Cookshire ([190-?]), Cowansville ([190-?]-[194-?]), Danville ([190-?]), Deauville ([194-?]), Disraéli ([196-?]-[198-?]), Drummondville ([190-?]-[198-?]), East Hatley ([190-?]), Farnham ([191-?]-[194-?]), Georgeville ([190-?]), Granby ([190-?]-[196-?]), Huntingdon ([190-?]-[193-?]), Inverness ([190-?]), Kinnear's Mills (1916), Knowlton ([190-?]), Leeds Village ([191-?]), Lac Megantic ([190-?]), Lake Memphremagog ([190-?]), Lennoxville ([190-?]-[199-?]), Magog ([190-?]-[195-?]), North Hatley ([190-?]-[191-?], [197-?]), Owl's Head, ([190-?]-[192-?]), Philipsburg ([194-?]), Plessisville ([191-?]), Potton ([190-?]), Richmond ([190-?]-[191-?], [195-?]), Rock Island ([192-?]-[193-?]), St.Albert de Warwick ([195-?]), Ste.Anne de la Rochelle ([190-?]-[192-?]), St.Clotilde de Beauce ([191-?]), St.François-Xavier de Brompton ([192-?]), Sawyerville ([190-?]-[191-?]), Scotstown ([190-?]-[195-?]), Shefford ([191-?]), Sherbrooke ([190-?]-[197-?]), Stanbridge East ([193-?]), Stanfold ([190-?]), Stanstead ([190-?]-[191-?]), Sutton ([190-?]-[194-?]), Victoriaville ([190-?]-[197-?]), Warwick ([194-?]), Waterloo ([190-?]-[194-?]), Waterville ([191-?]), Windsor ([190-?]), Yamaska ([190-?]).

Stanstead College Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1872 - 2024

This fonds contains information on the history of Stanstead College from 1872 to 2024. It consists of Documents, Pictures, Yearbooks and Artifacts.

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