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Esty family fonds
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Esty family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS555
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1941

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to the Esty family of Mansonville. It includes legal documents pertaining to Elwin James Esty (1843-1909), and documents about Farrand Chauncey Esty (1863-1943), son of Franklin James Esty and Mary Eliza Elkins, including his diaries.

Diaries

The series consists of the collection of diaries written by Farrand Chauncey Esty, beginning when he was 10 years old at the McKay Institution in Montreal. After an intense fever when he was 3 years old, he became deaf-mute and his parents sent him in Montreal to learn the "fingers language".

Textual records

The series consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to members of the Esty family. It includes legal documents about the installation of Elwin James Esty, from Eastman to East Bolton, and documents about Farrand Chauncey Esty, who spent all his life in Mansonville.

Unidentified parade of men

Photograph of an unidentified event with a parade of men dressed in white, wearing a boater straw hat and a holding a black cane.

Selby Jones and Alice Esty

Studio portrait of Selby Jones and his wife Alice Esty, taken by an unidentified photographer. Selby is seated while Alice is standing with her hands behind her back.

Photographs

The file contains photographs of members of the Esty family. It includes a studio portrait of Selby Jones and his wife Alice Esty, a portrait of Farrand Chauncey Esty, glued inside a textual document, and a photograph of an unidentified event with a parade of men.

Photographs

The series consists of photographs relating to the Esty family of Mansonville. It includes photographs of Selby Jones and his wife Alice Esty, and her brother Farrand Chauncey Esty.