Fonds P181 - Hally Carrington Brent fonds

Hally C. Brent with sons, Joseph and Duncan Hally C. Brown Group at Mrs. Brent's dock, North Hatley ETRC-P181a138.jpg ETRC-P181b138.jpg P181-A001.jpg ETRC-P181b139.jpg Sailboats on Lake Massawippi, ca. 1908 P181a122.jpg P181a123.jpg P181a126.jpg P181a127.jpg P181a130.jpg P181a131.jpg P181b134.jpg P181b137.jpg Group of men in dresses for baseball game, 1908 Letter, Hally C. Brent to Frances R. Brent Letter, Hally C. Brent to Frances R. Brent Excerpts from l'Histoire de la seigneurie de Lauzon

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Hally Carrington Brent fonds

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  • 1797, [187-]-[199-] (Creation)

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0.06 l.m. of textual records. - - 657 photographs : b&w.

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Harriet (a.k.a. Hally) Carrington Brown was born on 1 March 1879 in Baltimore, Maryland. Her parents were Thomas R. Brown and Harriet R. Carrington. On 5 December 1900, Hally married Duncan K. Brent in Baltimore. Together, they had three children: Joseph L. Brent (born 1903), Duncan K. Brent (born 1906) and Harriet C. Brent (a.k.a. Hally - born 1913). Hally Sr. died in October 1968 and is buried at the Greenmont Cemetery in Baltimore, MA.

From the time that Mrs. Brent was 10 years old, in 1889, she spent summers in North Hatley, on Lake Massawippi, with her family. She continued to visit North Hatley throughout her life and recounted the experiences of the early American summer residents of North Hatley during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in her book The North Hatley Story.

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The fonds contains source material on the life of Hally Carrington Brent and on tourism and summer residents of North Hatley and Lake Massawippi from 1902 to the 1960s. It consists of photographs and a hand-written partial manuscript of Brent's book "The North Hatley Story". The correspondence, written by Hally C. Brent and Duncan K. Brent relates events from North Hatley and includes interesting notes on the outbreak of World War I (WWI). The fonds is comprised of the following series: The North Hatley Story manuscript ([196-?]), The North Hatley Story photographs ([199-?], Newspaper clippings (1961-1979), Photographs ([187-]-1941), and Correspondence (1914-1927), Charest-de Lauzon-Bringier family history (1797, 1948).

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The fonds was donated by W. Page Dame III, grandson of Hally C. Brent, in 2010, with additions in 2011, 2015, and 2018.


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The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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