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.
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".
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.
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.