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Coaticook Historical Society Series
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Series consists of three topographic maps, showing parts of Sherbrooke, Compton County, Lake Memphremagog, dated 1954.


Series consists of photographs showing the presentation of sports trophies from about 1960s and the Tournoi Calcutta des Vétérans golfeurs in 1983, held by Marius Larochelle at Lake Lyster.


Series presents various aspects of Coaticook's history from 1939 to 2001. It consists of photographs, a book of poety, newspaper clippings, and a press release. The series is composed of the following:

  1. Two photos of the 72nd Battery, Petawawa, 1939
  2. 2 photos : train derailment, 1942
  3. 30 photos : flood, 1942
  4. Two photos of downtown Coaticook fire, 1949
  5. Panorama : southwest view from St-Edmond church
  6. photo, Coaticook Station with train, 1888, reproduction
  7. Livre Cecil Mead, « Fragments of Essence », 1960
  8. 1 Photo : Centenary, Concours des barbues, 1964
  9. St-Malo, 1920 (press clippings 1983)
  10. 8 photos Pisciculture Loubier in Dixville, 1981
  11. Festival du sanglier, 3 août 1982
  12. History of the Gorge in Coaticook, 1924 (press clippings 1983)
  13. Cultural village, Barnston, 1982
  14. 1 photo : Gérard Couillard and Fernand Riendeau, Knights of Columbus
  15. Lotto Québec press release, 2001


Series presents information on politics in Coaticook from 1944 and 1983. It consists of a photograph of mayor Denis Gérin at an event for the journal Réaction: Journal antialcoolique and two photographs from a tour by Daniel Johnson Jr.


Series illustrates the geographic features, communities, and road networks in Barnston Township. It consists of published maps, manuscript maps, and reproduced annotated maps.

Dr. J. Ernest Gendreau

Series presents aspects of the career and interests of Dr. Ernest Gendreau from 1922 to 1949. It consists of press clippings, invitations for speaking engagements by Dr. Gendreau, a list of conferences given by Dr. Gendreau, and correspondence. Dr. Gendreau was primarily interested in the work of Marie Curie and Guglielmo Marconi.


Series presents some history of Coaticook and surrounding regions from the 1910s to 1974. It consists of school certificates for Laura Roberge (1923-1932); photographs of Coaticook, East Angus, and Lake Lyster ([191-?]); a recipe book, "Treasured Recipes," from St. Stephen's Anglican church (1974), and two plans for road and lot changes in Coaticook (1968, 1974).

Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook

Series presents information on the Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook from 1972 to 2004. It consists of histories of the hospital, the Centre d'accueil Boiscastel, and the CLSC Albert-Samson; financial statements; annual reports; minutes; press clippings; studies; and newsletters. The series is composed of the following files: History of the Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook, Annual financial reports, Annual public meetings, Fondation du Centre Hospitalier de Coaticook Inc., CLSC Albert-Samson, Centre d'accueil Boiscastel, Centre de santé de la MRC de Coaticook, and Les auxiliaires bénévoles.

Telmosse family

Series presents information on the Telmosse family of Coaticook from 1983. It consists of newspaper clippings on the Telmosse family and photopraphs featuring Mrs. Telmosse and her daughter, Berthe.

Arts works and photographs of Mount Pinnacle

Series presents visual images of Mount Pinnacle in Baldwin Mills from the 19th and 20th centuries. It consists of reproductions of works of art and photographs, one original photograph, and correspondence.

Dresser family history

Series illustrates the history of the Dresser family and relatives in Coaticook from about 1880 to 1935. It consists of examples and description of the Dresser family crest, a marriage certificate for Austin L. Dresser and Cynthia Martin, and photographs of Charlotte Niles Empey/Impey, Minnie Dresser, Ralph Dresser, Cynthia Bowker Dresser, "great grandmother Hoyt", and a few unidentified photographs.


Series illustrates the activities of the Club de patinage artistique de Coaticook from the 1980s to the 1990s. It consists of photographs of skaters, competitions, performances, performance sets, award presentations, and special activities.

Commission scolaire catholique de Coaticook

Series presents information on the Coaticook Catholic School Board (Commission scolaire catholique de Coaticook) from 1960 to 1971. It consists of reports, minutes, a lot plan, lists of teaching personnel, budgets, financial statements, and correspondence. The series is composed of the following files: Reports, Lists of teaching personnel, St-Paul Street expropriation project, Administration Committee, Principals meetings, Financial statements and budgets, Correspondence, History, and Statistics.

Audio cassettes

Series presents recordings of a selection of people from the Baldwin Mills and Coaticook areas from the 1970s to 2003. It consists of three audio cassettes of interviews with Maurice Hébert in 2002, one audio cassette of an interview with Elvyn Baldwin in 2003, and an audio cassette titled “Cecil Meade at the Piano” probably from the 1970s.


Series illustrates the history of the activities, employees, and production at the Canadian Celanese in Coaticook from he 1940s to the 1980s. It consists of photographs (largely reproduced) and scrapbooks. The series is composed of the following files: Photo albums (reproductions), Photo albums (originals), Other photographs, and General documents.

George McDuffee

Series presents information on the business dealings and property of George McDuffee from 1859 to 1879. It consists of correspondence regarding the business relationship between George McDuffee and John S. Wark in 1859 and a home insurance policy from 1879. George McDuffee owned the house at 97 St-Paul Est Street, which was later purchased by the Dresser family.

Community life

Series presents events and members of the community in Coaticook from around 1900 to 1950. It consist of portrait photographs identified and unidentified individuals (such as Antonio Daigle, Louis Devost, and Albert Normandin), as well as the members of City Council in 1950, a St-Jean-Baptiste Day parade in 1934, and a hockey team (possibly from Collège du Sacré-Coeur).


Series presents information on vital events in the community of Dixville and surrounding areas from 1851 to the 1960s. It consists of an account book for an unidentified business and and three birthday and anniversary books.

Works by Yves Robillard

Series illustrates the research works prepared by Yves Robillard in the 2000s. It consists of manuscripts and printed articles. The series is composed of the following files: History of Baldwin Mills, 1825 census, Samuel Dunbar and the Niger River, and Manuscripts: digital copies.

Skate Canada

Series illustrates the participation of the Club de patinage artistique de Coaticook in the national organization, Skate Canada, from 1984 to 2002. It consists of primarily of invoices.

Kenneth Dresser

Series presents information on the life of Kenneth Dresser from 1951 to 1965. It consists of a postcard from Kenneth to his parents and a copy of a baptismal certificate.


Series illustrates theatrical productions in Coaticook from 1914 to 1947. It consists of photographs, including the cast of "Le Religuaire de l'enfant adoptif" in 1932 and a musical review "Sous les étoiles" in 1947.


Series presents some of the history of Belding-Corticelli in Coaticook from 1951 to 1995. It consists of a letter and book on the history of Belding-Corticelli from 1951, a humourous review of the Belding-Corticelli company and its operations probably produced in the 1980s, and two letters with a photograph regarding a Corticelli Spool Silk lapboard preserved in a London museum collection dated 1995.

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