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0,35 m of textual records. - 25 photographs. - 1 architectural drawing.
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The County of Richmond was surveyed at the end of the 18th century and settled by Loyalists from the United States. Elmore Cushing and his 46 associates were the first to be granted a township, the Township of Shipton. Subsequently, the County witnessed the arrival of British immigrants, (mainly from Wales, Ireland, and Scotland). In the mid-19th century, French-Canadian colonization began. The first villages to be established were Richmond, Danville, and Windsor, Richmond being incorporated in 1862. The District of St. Francis, created in 1823, organized a circuit court for Richmond County in 1843.
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The collection contains source material on agriculture, justice, business, municipal politics, sports, and education in the County of Richmond from 1850 to 1930, and on the activities of Charles N. Desaulniers, who was Clerk for the Circuit Court, Secretary-Treasurer of the village of Richmond, and an insurance agent. The collection consists of documentary materials of various kinds, including annual reports, statements of accounts, membership lists, registers, photographs, and correspondence. It is comprised of the following series: Agricultural Society for the County of Richmond ([1893?]-[1906?]), Legal Documents (1909), Certificates (1905-1906), Public Market and Town Hall (1873), Circuit Court and Magistrate's Court (1850-1908), Independent Eastern Townships Hockey League (1899-1900), Charles N. Desaulniers (1884-1889), School Register (1883-1884), and Photographs ([18-?]-1927).
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Negatives: 97-02-9 (CS, box E-11).
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The series Photographs includes the following files : 1. Floods in Richmond, 1906 2. Railroad in Drummondville, [18-?] 3. Railroad in Kingsey, 1927 4. Village of Richmond, [1906?] 5. Village of Melbourne, ca 1900 6. Bridges in Richmond, [188-?]-[1903?] 7. Jos. Bédard Store and St. Francis Hotel in Richmond, [18-?] 8. St.Patrick's Parade in Richmond, ca 1900 9. Catholic Church in Richmond, [18-?] 10. Dragoon Regiment in Waterloo, 1908 11. St.Francis College in Richmond, [18-?].
The documents were purchased in 1988.
The records were arranged by Germain Bélisle, former Head Librarian of Bishop's University Library.
The documents are in English.
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28 janvier, 2016