Collection P255 - Nina Parsons Rowell collection

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Nina Parsons Rowell collection

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    CA ETRC P255

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    • 1883-2006 (Creation)

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    1.12 l.m. of textual records, 72 photographs, 2 postcards, 8 maps (includes 5 manuscript maps)

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    Custodial history

    Allan Rowell is Nina Rowell’s son.

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    **Box 563- Box 1:
    Binder “School Reports, etc.”
    -2 photographs, Bury High School, 1931, 1947
    -lists of students and school districts in Bury, 1873-1881
    -school fair report, 1931
    -newspaper clippings, 1925-2007
    -class lists, 1983-1992
    -Pope Memorial School prize programme, 1960-1968
    Folder: lists of schools and students, 1847-1953; public speaking 1990
    Binder (red, unidentified)
    -copied newspaper clippings on natural disasters, 1938-1943
    Binder: Index Ch. Bks, TBT Bury Anglican church (St. Paul’s)
    Binder (red); Obituaries of Bury people
    a. Those written by Mrs. George Parsons, c1920s, retyped by Nina Rowell
    b. Written by Nina Rowell
    Photo Album; Clippings of interest: Sawyerville 1921 - 1940s, Scotstown, Sherbrooke and vicinity
    Binder “nostalgia”; Typed articles from the Sherbrooke Daily Record by Nina Rowell
    Binder (yellow); "Highlights and Changes in Bury in 1970", Mrs George Parsons
    Bundle "History of Bury", Clippings, manuscript documents written by Nina Rowell and Mrs George Parsons, outline for the celebration of Bury's 125th anniversary.
    Book of Remembrance; Donald William MacCaskill, September 3, 1957, Gould
    Family trees, letters: E, F, G, H, L, P, Q

    **Box 564- Box 2
    Ledger: Mr. Cooper, East Angus, 1925
    Folder: Bill Forms; Bury business, c1930s to c1950s, includes; Thos Stokes, J.H. Saunders, Thomas Bown; and calendars
    Folder (green): Misc. documents (includes Hand written original article by Mrs. George Parsons for "Special" to the Record - June 30, 1966; Pamphlet; Exposition Cookshire Fair, 2004; International Railways history handwritten)
    Folder: writings by Mrs. George Parsons and Nina Rowell
    -Hand written original article by Mrs. George Parsons for "Special" to the Record - June 30, 1966
    -Document; 1 page, hand written history of Memorial Park in Bury, Nina Rowell
    -9 parts consolidated history of Bury Schools, Nina Rowell, 1977
    -Original typed pages. "Nostalgia" by Nina Rowell - 1921 -24. Articles for The Record
    Folder: Bury Athletic Association, programs (1938, 1982) and committee list (1966)
    Folder: List of negatives of Photographs by H.H. Weedon : Bury
    Binder (red); Bury Cem. inventory "Bury Cemetery, Bury in Action", by Stuart Coates, 1982
    Binder; "Churches in the ET"; clippings and history, compiled by Nina Rowell, INCLUDES 9 photographs + 1 postcard

    **Box 565- Box 3:
    Binder; Family Trees – Letter "A", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "B", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "B", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "C", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "C", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "D", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "J", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "K", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "M", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "W, Y, Z", Nina Rowell

    **Box 566- Box 4:
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "N", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "O", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "R", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "S", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "T", Nina Rowell
    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "U-V", Nina Rowell

    Binder; Family Trees - Letter "W, Y, Z", Nina Rowell
    Binder; "Bury Ranges 1, 2, 3 & 4"; lot ownership form and index. Compiled by Allan Rowell for the Committee to Celebrate Bury 1836-1986.
    Document; Typed sheets, 11 pages, "East Clifton ... 1799 ... 1974", author unknown. Document appears to be the history of East Clifton.
    Calendar; Rosaire Roy, Bury, 1981
    Calendar; Richard Rothney, Cookshire, 1981 (used)
    Calendar; Prangley & CO. Bury, 1988, (new)
    Document; Pope Memorial School, 1997-98
    Duotang; Municipality & Township of Bury – Excerpts, Minutes 1845-1891
    Notebooks; Bury Council Minutes, 1912 to 1932; hand written copies,
    Binder; Family tree and history of Robert Parson, 1660-1715 of Motcombe, England
    Binder; compiled by Nina Rowell

    • Excerpts from old Town Minute Books, Bury; 1855-1888
    • Excerpts from old Town Minute Books, Bury; 1891-1911
      Binder; compiled by Nina Rowell
    • Excerpts from old Town Minute Books, Bury; 1917-1929

    **Box 567- Box 5:
    Box; S.B. C., Brookbury Women's Institute 1935, Letters from Brookbury Men who are serving overseas, 1940-42

    • Ray Everett, 1st Light Anti-Aircraft Reg't
    • Gordon Everett, 2nd Field Reg't
    • Wilfred Webb, 2nd Canadian Forestry
    • John Buttermer, 3rd Cdn Div. Signals
    • Austin Buttermer
    • Bruce Hooker, RCAF
    • Clayton Gray, RCAF
    • Buster Martin, 2nd Field Reg't
    • Emerson Martin, KIA
    • Bill Martin, RCAF
    • Letter from Red Cross re: Hong Kong parcel, 1942
      Book; "Memorial Trek 2004", Western Association of Leavitt Families" (Hatley)
      Booklet; "Island Brook School, Grade 6 Yearbook, 1963-1964", with pictures
      Booklet; " 1968-69 OUA Year Book", Island Brook School, with pictures
      Notebook; "Missionary", Hand written story by Violet Wood, post 1894
      Calendar: Rosaire Roy, Boucherie, Bury 1992, (new)
      Document: History of Telephone System in Bury, Nina Rowell
      Document; Information on the Bury Telephone System, Donalda Parsons (a personal account)
      Document; War Time Memories, Nina Rowell, 2006
      Postcard; From Margaret R. Stoddard to Mr J Drennan, Cookshire c1950s
      Document; History of the Bury Branch #48, Nina Rowell, 2006
      Documents; Family Group Records; Allaire to Delinde
      Document; Canada Day in Bury, Nina Rowell, 1982
      Document; Float Results, Bury Parade, 1983
      Document; Pope Memorial School; Physical Education Awards, compiled by Nina Rowell, 1975
      Document; Severe storm of 1901 ... Bury, Mrs George Parsons, 1967
      Various loose documents from scrapbooks that were not retained
      Scrapbook; Clippings, "Bits of Nostalgia" Articles written by Nina Rowell for the Record, 1984¬
      Map; Ontario (hand-drawn), undated, rolled
      Map; Quebec (hand-drawn), A.J. Cascadden, Cookshire P.Q., rolled
      Map; Nova Scotia (hand-drawn), undated, rolled
      Photos; Quebec Women Institute, Symposium at MacDonald College 1957-58. Some annotated with names. Mrs. George Parsons collection.
      Photo; Old farm house with 4 people (unnamed), circa 1920s (in bad shape)

    **Oversized documents
    • Map; Bury, Comte de Compton, Ministere des terres et forets, 1939: blue print showing lot and range lines, pre 1802, 1862 and 1903. (rolled and in a tube)
    • Map; Village of Bury, hand drawn Nina Rowell. (rolled)
    • Map; Plan of St. Paul's Cemetery; 1960 drawn by W.W. Bake (rolled)
    • Map; Island Brook; 1860 to 1993, by Ruth Burns Morrow (rolled)
    • Map: Township of Bury 1855, Lots and Ranges, showing ownership, hand drawn by Nina Rowell (rolled)
    • Map: Township of Bury 1863, Lots and Ranges, showing ownership, hand drawn by Nina Rowell (rolled)
    • Map: Township of Bury 1917, Lots and Ranges, showing ownership, hand drawn by Nina Rowell (rolled)
    • Map: Official Map of the Township of Bury, 1894, updated 1897, 1903, 1929..(Card stock -old, flat)
    • Calendar backs for:
    o R.N. Mayhew, Bury Meat Market 1928
    o A.J. Barter, Meat Market, Bury, 1931
    o Lizotte Bros., Flour and Feed Merchants, Bury, c1930s
    o R.J. Mackay, Groceries, Bury, Quebec, c1938 with pencil notes on the back
    • Photos; 10 ea 16" x 20", the photos make up the contents of "Map of the District of St. Francis", Putnam and Gray, 1863, reproductions. Photos come from the National Map Collection, Public Archives Canada 1980. (transferred to OL, map cabinet, drawer 1)
    • Posters: 4. Cookshire Academy class pictures with positional drawings for each person with number. Years 1890s to 1930s (INCLUDES 7 photographs)
    • Poster: 2. Large with various old letter head, billing headers, old cheques of the various merchants of the village of Bury, circa 1920 to 1940.

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    Good.

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    Collection was donated by Allan Rowell in 2022.

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