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Eardley-Wilmot family history

The file contains primary source information on the history of the Eardley-Wilmot family, predominantly in England but also in Canada, from around 1893 to 1933, 1952 to 1954, and approximately 1996. It consists of handwritten notes related to the family crest and other family history, handwritten and typed family trees, a page from The Illustrated London News (June 17, 1893) displaying a photo captioned "The Bazaar at the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall: The Committee" which includes Captain S.M. Eardley-Wilmot, sermons prepared by the Reverend Prebendary E.A. Eardley-Wilmot (including one published in The Record May 21, 1909), and pages from the 1917 edition of the book Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage to be revised by C.H. Bowen, as well as later editions of the book.

Lloyd H. Bowen

The series contains source information on Lloyd H. Bowen's education; sports activities; employment; financial situation; and involvement in scouting, debating associations, St. Peter's Church in Sherbrooke, and the Cadet Corps and Militia from the late 1910s to the 1930s. It also gives information on his daily activities during his sojourns in England and Winnipeg. The series includes mainly correspondence, certificates, photographs, press clippings, diaries, speeches, poems, booklets, and leaflets. The series is comprised of the following files: Education (1865, 1922-1925, 1939-1940), Scouting (1918-1928), Debating ([1922?]-[1924?]), Tuxis Mock Parliament ([1922?]-[1924?]), YMCA Junior Spokes Club (1925-1927), Military ([1921?]-1946), Sports ([1920?]-[1925?]), Correspondence with his Mother and Father (1940-1941), Religion (1902-[194-?]), Politics (1919-1928), Diaries ([191-?]-1929), Travel (1917-1928), Bequests and Securities (1929-1930), Employment (1928, 1976, [1984?]), Poems ([192-?]), Other Photographs (1904-1944), Correspondence with Rose M. Bowen (1940-1943), Other Correspondence (1922-1989), Obituaries (1995).

Bowen, Lloyd H. (1903-1995)


The file contains primary source information on the lives of Minnie Hallowell Bowen and the people with whom she interacted, mainly from around Sherbrooke from 1823 to 1940. It consists of blueprints for a house, a handwritten prayer, an envelope with folded papers holding locks of Cecil, Rose, Lloyd, and Helen's hair, an advertisement for a private theatre show at Rockmount (1844), two seals of public notaries (“Daniel Thomas Lower Canada” and “E. Pellew Felton Province of Quebec”), and a piece of the Lone Pine with the inscription: "Portion of the Lone Pine from Rock in St. Francis River at Sherbrooke, PQ. Noted in Early History of the Eastern Tps. Destroyed in [violent] storm."

Published Chap-Books

The file consists of six booklets and books of poetry by Minnie Hallowel Bowen. Three of them, Adoration Poems, Red Flower of Life Poems, and The Innkeeper of Bethlehem, were printed by Page and Sangster Print Company of Sherbrooke, in a series of publications called The Little Grey Books. A fourth one dated 1936, also printed by Page and Sangster Print Company is entitled Winnowaïa. The book is dedicated to Eva Matheson White, its foreword is by Frank Oliver Call, and it is related to the Abenakis. The other booklets are The Canadian Navy and The Story of the Lone Pine (1921). The file also includes a one-page transcript entitled "Epic of the Lone Pine" and the typescript for Winnowaïa.

Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds

  • CA ETRC P006
  • Fonds
  • [1752?]-[200-?]

The fonds contains source material mainly related to Minnie Hallowell Bowen's literary writings, community and political implicatons, and personal life at the turn of the 20th century. Many of her poems relate to local events, to the world wars, and to Canadian and British politics. The fonds also provides information on the activities of Minnie's family members, including but not limited to: her husband Cecil H. Bowen, her son Lloyd H. Bowen, her daughter Rose Meredyth Bowen, Henry Bowen, Edward Bowen, Eleazar Clark, George Frederick Bowen, John Hallowell, William Bowen, Frank A. Bowen, Frederick Chamberlin Bowen, and Edward Hugh Bowen. The documents show their involvement mainly in the development of railways, in the mining industry, in the Armed Forces and Militia, in politics, in scouting, in church activities, and in social clubs and associations. Some documents are about the Fenian Raids, the Knights of Columbus, and the history of Sherbrooke.

The fonds consists of mainly manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies of press clippings, articles, publications, photographs, diaries, prospectuses, and drawings. It is comprised of the following series: Literary Works and Other Writings (1883-1941), Involvement in the Canadian Flag Issue ([1887?]-1946), Personal Life ([1863-1865]-1943), Lloyd H. Bowen (1865, 1902-1995), Cecil H. Bowen ([1866?]-1935, 1986), Other Family Members (1801-1940), and History of Sherbrooke ([1836?]-1967), Family History ([1752?-200-?]), Obituaries and Other Clippings (1836-1943, 1964-1997), Other Photographs and Graphic Material (1840-1956), Miscellaneous ([1835-1904?]).

Bowen, Minnie Hallowell (1861-1942)

Charles Revell Eardley-Wilmot

The file contains primary source information on the life of Reverend Charles Revell Eardley-Wilmot from about 1895 to 1986. It consists mainly of correspondence exchanged between the Reverend and other clerical officials from both within Quebec and abroad, as well as some letters from him addressed to his wife Rose and daughter Barbara. The file also consists of some texts written by the Reverend, including one published by The Canadian Journal of Religious Thought in 1930 and one published by The Canadian Churchman in 1932. It also consists of one photograph of him, personal belongings such as his baptismal records, passport, and pocket diaries, as well as some biographical research and texts compiled by his daughter Barbara, obituaries, and a text written by his granddaughter Susan recalling her childhood memories of him. Also included in the file is a photocopy of the author's biography from the book "Benjamin Cronyn: First Bishop of Huron" written by Reverend A. H. Crowfoot, with whom Charles Revell Eardley-Wilmot corresponded.

Charles Revell Eardley-Wilmot (1880-1963)

Soldiers of the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment

The item is a portrait photograph of soldiers of the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment from around 1883. Pictured are: Staff Sergeant R.J. Spearing (standing, centre back), H.N. Robbins, T. Somers (middle row, left), Meredyth B. Hallowell (front row, centre), Ned Fraser.

Harry E. Grundy

The item is a photograph of Harry E. Grundy outside of Plymouth Congregational Church (presently Plymouth-Trinity United Church) in Sherbrooke from about the 1920s.

G.F. Bowen and children

The item is a photograph of G.F. Bowen and his children, probably taken in Sherbrooke, from around the 1880s. Pictured are (left to right): Jessie Bowen Hunt, Francis A. Bowen (standing), Cecil H. Bowen, George F. Bowen, and Frederick W.W. Bowen.


The file contains primary source information on the friends and family connected to the Bowens and Hallowells, mostly around Sherbrooke, from 1866 to 1956. It consists of photographs, which include the following subjects: Edward Charles Bowen (a.k.a. Ned) and his wife Ruperta Morkill; Dr. Frederick J. Austin and his wife Henrietta (a.k.a. Etta) Clark; group photo of Cecil H. Bowen, Miss. Herbert, Carrie Clark, Mrs. Herbert, Lin Bowen, Frank Meek, Minnie Bowen, Acton Davies, F.W.W. Bowen, Horace Herbert, a doctor's wife and a reverend having a picnic at Pilley's Island, Newfoundland (1892); Canon H.R. Bigg (1940); the members of St. Peter's Anglican Church Choir (1940); group photo of Dr. Austin, John Hallowell, Tom Tuck, Stephen Edgell, Dr. E. Worthington, F.A. Bowen, Ned Clark, Albert Symmes, Ned Bowen, and E.P. Felton ([187-?]); Mrs. Johnston (1900); Donald Lyon (1932); Mrs. G. F. Bowen; W.A. Hale (1884); Stephen Edgell ([188-?]; Robert Eardley-Wilmot (1931); Charles Meredyth Carew Hallowell (1915); Jessie Bowen Hunt ([188-?]); Frederick William Wyatt Bowen ([188-?]); Ruby Hunt ([192-?]); Lt-Col. H. Fraser in military uniform ([191-?]); Eliza Bowen ([187-?]); Bert Lyon (1928); group photograph at Ruth and Bert Lyon's 25th anniversary party (1956); Minnie with Carrie Clark and Ethel Austin, ([189-?]); Hazen Drury, (1899); W.J. Hunt ([189-?]); Alice Bowen ([190-?]); G.F. Bowen (1866); Barbara Eardley-Wilmot and Jack Carr's marriage (1942); Minnie Hale ([188-?]); Harry Grundy ([192-?]; Margaret Eleanor Giovetti ([192-?]; Thelma Doff ([192-?]); Cecily Eardley-Wilmot (1936); Mrs. Balfour and Ruth Bishop Hunt ([191-?]); Rebecca Willard ([187-?]); a series of photographs of Lloyd Bowen, Harry Grundy and Harold Saunders skiiing (1924); Pauline Gustafson ([192-?]); Agnes Middleton (1940); Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Minnie Bowen infront of a street car ([192-?]); Morris Drury ([191-?]); Barbara and Cecily Eardley-Wilmot, ([1917-1918?]); Constance Bigg ([192-?]); Edward Adams Jr. (1924); a number of photographs of Bob, Sylvia, Barbara, Rose, Charlie, and Cecily Eardley-Wilmot (1941); Kay Middlebro (1943); a group photograph of William J. Hunt, Doris Barclay, C.H. Bowen, Will Barclay, Florence Hunt and Ruby Hunt at the St. Francis Golf Links ([192-?]); a photograph of the Grade XI Sherbrooke High School 1922-1923 class, including V.D. Bouchard, H.E. Saunders; E.B. Loomis, R.W. Haight, D.L. Darey, A.S. Harvey, H. Krakowsky, B.D. Lyon, H.G. Hatcher, S.J. Gain, A.C. Farnham, S.J. McGowan, E.C. Jones, L.I. Rosenbloom, B.E. Hodge, E.E. Paige, V.D. May, H.E. Roberston, R.E. Genge, V.N. Bush, M.O. MacKenzie, J.A. Oughtred, M.E. Austin; a group photograph of the grandchildren of Edward and Alice Lyon: Helen, Donald, Bertram, Mary, William and Beverley (1941); a photograph of the Sherbrooke High School basketball team from 1923-1924; a photograph of the Sherbrooke High School Cadet Corps (1923); Marcelle Blanchette ([193-?]); W.S. Barclay (1924); members of the Sherbrooke ski club (1924); Henry Dockerall ([194-?]); Ossie Charlewood ([1936]); Bob Cooper ([1936]); a group photograph of Ethel Bowen, Florence Bowen, Mrs. Adams, F.A. Bowen, Catherine Adams, Alice Adams and Mrs. Adams ([191-?]) a group photograph at Fletcher's Flat in Sherbrooke showing A. Elkins, Mrs. Holland, Ethel Austin, Fred. L. Bowen, Lucy Holland, W. Paton, ? Lloyd, Albert Symmes, Ruby Hunt, Lottie Lloyd, Jessie Bowen Hunt, Belle Symmes, Carrie Clark, G.F. Bowen, Dr. F. Austin, Mrs. Austin, M. Hallowell, N. Brooks, Rose Brooks, Florence & Nita Hunt, C.H. Bowen, Percy Lomas ([ca. 1884]); a group photograph of Florence Bowen, Florence Hunt, Anna Morris, Cecil Bowen, Kate Ibbotson Smith, E. Fraser, Mrs. Hallowell, Minnie Hallowell, Mrs. J. Edgell, G.F. Bowen, Fanny Heneker, Ethel Bowen, Ruby Hunt, ? Brooks, Mrs. A. Symmes, Rose Brooks, Mrs. E. Clark, Jessie Bowen Hunt, Mrs. Thornloe, Mrs. Lloyd, Carrie Clark, Arthur Fraser, Justice E. Brooks, Kate Edgell, Belle Symmes Hobson, Nita Hunt, Geoffrey Edgell, (1890); a group photograph of Jessie, Frank, Cecil, G.F., and Fred. Bowen ([189-?]); Meredyth Hallowell and Minnie Hallowell Bowen, ([1894]); and a group photograph taken in Magog showing Ned Bowen, Mrs. Ned Hale, Frances Hale, E.C. Hale, Minnie Hale, Mrs. W. Hale (Bly), Fanny Hale, Lillian Bowen, Lin Bowen, Florence Hunt, Alice Bowen, Sylvia Bowen, Jessie Bowen Hunt, Will Hale, Sarita Bowen, Mrs. Frank (Ellie) Bowen, F.A. Bowen, W.J. Hunt, F.W.W. Bowen, Florence Bowen, Lucy Hale Machin, Girlie-Leonard Bowen's child, and C. Hale (1890); and George Algoma.

Group of Sherbrooke businessmen

The item is a group portrait photograph of (left to right): Dr. F.J. Austin, John Hallowell, Tom Tuck (druggist), Stephen Edgell, Dr. E. Worthington, F.A. Bowen, Ned Clark, Albert Symmes, Ned Bowen, and E.P. Felton, taken in Sherbrooke around the 1860s.

Other Photographs

This file contains primary source information on the life of Lloyd H. Bowen of Sherbrooke, QC from 1904 to sometime in the 1940s. It consists of photographs not included in the other subjects files relating to the life of Lloyd H. Bowen. It includes photographs of Lloyd as a baby, skiing, in choir robes, with a group of men at a sales convention, at his wedding to Helen J. Dingle, with playmates as a young boy, and camping with friends as an adolescent.

Minnie Hale

The item is a studio photograph of Minnie Hale, daughter of Edward Hale and Eliza Bowen, from around the 1880s.

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