Collection P024 - Lawrence Ball collection

The Hemming and Moisan Richmond

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Lawrence Ball collection

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  • [1822?]-1981 (Creation)

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0,8 m of textual records. - 512 photographs. - 10 maps and plans.

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Lawrence Ball was born in Lake Megantic on 5 October 1911 and came to Sherbrooke in 1917. He studied at Sherbrooke High School and Dudley Pitman's Shorthand and Business School. From 1936 to 1973, he worked for Bell Canada in Sherbrooke (until 1939), Trois-Rivières, Montreal, St-Jean, St-Jérôme, Drummondville and Québec City. Good at sports, Ball was a member of the Sherbrooke Athletic Club before moving away in 1939. Throughout his career, he worked with many service and community organizations, including the Rotary Club, the Kinsmen, the chambers of commerce of Drummondville and St-Jean, and historical societies in Drummondville and Sherbrooke. On his retirement in 1973, Ball returned to Sherbrooke. He died on 27 February 1986.

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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?]).

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Researchers may also consult a taped interview with Lawrence Ball at the Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke in Sherbrooke.

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No more accruals are expected.

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The collection was donated in many accessions (1982-1984) by Lawrence Ball.
The documents are in English and in French.

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28 janvier, 2016

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