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Barbara Verity fonds

  • CA ETRC P237
  • Fonds
  • [18 - -], [197-?]-2012

The fonds contains information on various articles and projects realized by Barbara Verity from [197-?] to 2008. It consists primarily of newspaper articles written by Verity, joined with photographic negatives that she took; of posters regarding the life and voyages of David Thompson and her research on covered bridges. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Articles ([197-?]-1992); Poster Project (2008); Researches (1987-1989); Reels ([1977?]), CDs (2008), and Photographs ([1937 and 1947, reproduced], [197-?]-[199-?]).

Verity, Barbara

David Thompson's Journal

The file contains source material on the experiences of a surveyor, David Thompson, and on the geographical characteristics of Compton County, Frontenac County and Wolfe County in 1834. It consists of a photocopy of a portion of David Thompson's journal and a transcription of the journal. Among the places mentioned in the journal are: the Magog River, Sherbrooke, Lennoxville, Ascot, the St. Francis River, Eaton, Clifton, Bury, Westbury, Newport, Lingwick, Dudswell, Weedon, Lake Aylmer, Garthby, Stratford, Adstock, Dorset, Gayhurst, Hampden, Marston, Lake Megantic, Clinton, Chesham, Ditton, Emberton, Auckland and Hereford.

Research Notes

This file contains research notes and news paper clippings about David Thompson's journals, which were created around 2006 and 2012.

Eastern Townships Survey

This file contains a transcribed 1823 journal, annotated maps and compiled research about David Thompson's Eastern Townships survey, which were created between 2006 and 2010.


This file contains maps which cover David Thompson's and other explorer's journeys through Western Canada and the United States, which were created around 2006-2007.

Sources Held by Archives of Ontario

This file contains notes and print outs of the Archives of Ontario website about the institution's holdings on David Thompson. The records were created in 2006.

Parks Canada Thompson Bicentennial

This file contains correspondence, promotional materials, and programming strategies for Parks Canada's David Thompson Bicentennial events, created between 2007-2010. Much of the materials have been annotated by the donors.

Western Trip

This file contains tourism pamphlets, maps, and newspaper clippings collected in 2006 by Barbara Verity and Gilles Peloquin during their trip to Western Canada and the United States to research David Thompson.

Eastern Townships Thompson Journal

This file contains a transcription of David Thompson's 1834 journal. The transcription was created by Barbara Verity and Gilles Peloquin in 2007, and has been annotated by a researcher.

La Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke

This file contains contracts and correspondence between the Société d'histoire de Sherbrooke, Gilles Peloquin, and Barbara Verity, which were created in 2008. The records discuss the creation of an exhibition and publications about David Thompson.


This file contains correspondence to and from Barbara Verity and Gilles Peloquin regarding their research into David Thompson's journals, which date from 2006 to 2009. The correspondence is mostly comprised of print outs of email chains, but some are also letters.


The file consists of photographs taken and collected by Barbara Verity, largely in the course of her work as a journalist, probably from the 1970s to the 1990s. It consists of photographs of the following: Iris Brown, Hugh Auger, Yves Comtois, Duncan McLeod, Lowell Naeve, Serena Naeve, Gérald Leduc, Tom Matthews, David Palmer, country singer Debbie unknown, Louise Abbott, Nick Nicholson, Joe Ford, Bishop Tim Matthews, Judge Abbott, St. Armand covered bridge, St. Mark's Chapel door, Huntingville Universalist Church, Massawippi Union Church, Dunham Anglican Church, Stanbridge Ridge Chapel, Philipsburg United Church, Knowlton Anglican Church, Hatley United Church, Milby covered bridge, Huntingville covered bridge, Lennoxville covered bridge, Ayer's Cliff covered bridge, Rock Island covered bridge, two unidentified covered bridges, Martin Rosengarten, Don Patriquin, and two unidentified women. Several of the photographic prints and negatives of covered bridges date from 1937 and 1947 but have been reproduced.

Covered Bridges of the Eastern Townships documentary

Item is a documentary project researched and produced by Barbara Verity and narrated by Joyce Cochrane on covered bridges in the Eastern Townships, produced around 1977. Included in the documentary are images of the covered bridges at Fitch Bay (Narrows), Milby, Capelton, Coaticook (Drouin), Stanbridge East (Monaghan), Melbourne (Creek/Gibson), Highwater (Province Hill/de la Frontière), Gould (Fisher Hill/McVetty-McKenzie), Ste-Catherine-de-Hatley (Rexford), Cowansville (Freeport), Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge (Pike River/des Rivières), and Island Brook (McDermott).

Lionel Houde, butcher in Lennoxville

The item is a negative of Lionel Houde, a butcher for 50 years in Lennoxville as he helps customers. He took the habit of asking his client for their recipes which allowed him to have a lot of recipes to share with other clients.

Lionel Houde, butcher in Lennoxville

The item is a negative of Lionel Houde, a butcher for 50 years in Lennoxville as he helps customers. He took the habit of asking his client for their recipes which allowed him to have a lot of recipes to share with other clients.

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