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Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds

  • CA ETRC 2-1-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

Grady family

Item is a photograph of two women and children of the Grady family in a carriage being pulled by a horse in Dixville. Among those pictured are: Helen Baldwin Grady (younger woman) , Mildred Grady (older girl), Bernice Grady (younger girl) and possibly Arminellah Humphrey Baldwin (older woman).

Farm scene

Item is a photograph of a dirt road in front of a farm with the house and barns visible located in North Stanbridge, on the road is Estella Primmerman and her dog.

House

Item is a photograph of a woman standing outside the Silhouette Tea Room, located in a yellow house on College Street in Lennoxville.

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.

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