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Robert Douglas

The subseries contains primary source information on the life and extended family of Robert Douglas from the [185-?] to 1926, mostly in the Farnham and Montreal regions. It consists of correspondence, legal documents, estate documents, an invitation, newspaper clippings, military service records and ledgers. The subseries is comprised of the following SSS: Robert Douglas ([185-?]-1912), Sarah Louisa Loud Douglas (1897-1917), and John William Loud (1877-1926).

Douglas, Robert, 1841-1912

Symposia

The subseries contains primary source material on symposia organized by the Townshippers' Association from 1979 to 1987. It consists mostly of memos, studies, press clippings, correspondence, schedules, audio recordings, videos and a poster. It is comprised of the following files: Laurin Symposium (1979), “Our Community at the Crossroads: Planning for the Future” (1984), “Building the Heritage-Tourism Network” (1987).

Executive Committee

The subseries contains primary source information relating to the activities of the Executive Committee of the Lennoxville Curling Club from 1923 to 2016. The subseries is comprised of the following files: Minutes (1923-2016), Correspondence (1980-2011), Future of the Club (1996-[200-?]), and President's Reports (1999-2002).

Lennoxville Curling Club (Lennoxville, Que.)

Johns-Manville News Pictorial

This sub-series contains primary and secondary information about the Canadian Johns-Manville Company, which operated the asbestos mine in Val-Des-Sources (formerly Asbestos), Quebec. The publication dates span 1948 to 1972. The documents includes discussions about - company and industry developments, earning reports, recipes, community organizations, retirements, and deaths within the company. The sub-series is divided into thirteen files, arranged according to year published.

Oversized photographs

This series contains photographs taken between around 1920-1938. The photographs depicts mines, the ore extraction processes, and industrial buildings.

Hagan-Mitchell Family Album

This sub-series consists of the Hagan-Mitchell family album, which includes Hagan family members, and some Mitchell family members which are direct descendants of George Mitchell and Jane Armstrong.

Gustavsson

The sub-series contains information Hildur Gustavsson in 1904. It consists of a telegram and coroner’s certificate regarding her death.

Caldwell

The sub-series contains information on John Caldwell in 1801. It consists of a debt obligation.

Whitam

The sub-series contains information on Joseph Whitam from 1801. It consists of a survey report by Joseph Whitam for Philip Derick.

Trepannier

The sub-series contains information on the Trepannier family from 1815 to 1850. It consists of land transactions.

Eyby

The sub-series contains information on the Eyby family in Caldwell’s Manor from 1803 to 1804. It consists of inventories, an agreement and a receipt.

Mayo

The sub-series contains information on the Mayo family in Caldwell’s Manor from 1824. It consists of a tutorship and court ruling concerning David Mayo.

Young

The sub-series contains information on the Young family in Missisquoi. It consists of a Lutheran catechism book from 1786, correspondence, and research documents.

Williams

The sub-series contains information on the Williams family in Foucault. It consists of notarized documents and a family tree.

Vaughan

The sub-series contains secondary and primary source material on the Vaughan family of Missisquoi County and Selkirk, Manitoba from 1778 to 1993. It consists mainly of photocopies of original correspondence, photographs, and certificates; research notes and correspondence; and family trees. The sub-series is comprised of the following files: Family Research (1785 [photocopied 1968]-1993), Amos H. Vaughan (1784 [photocopied]-[1965?]), Gershom Vaughan ([197-?]), Josephus Vaughan (1778 [photocopied]-1988), Lynds S. Vaughan (1865 [photocopied]-[198-?]), Reuben H. Vaughan (1839-[198-?]), and Benjamin Vaughan (1778[photocopied]-1853[photocopied]).

Townsend

The sub-series contains information on the Townsend family from 1800 to about 1900. It consists largely of land deeds, marriage certificates, and correspondence.

Van Vliet

The sub-series contains information on the Van Vliet family in Lacolle from 1863 to 1993. It consists of transcriptions of Traver Van Vliet’s diary (including one by Elizabeth Toop), family trees, the Van Vliet family crest, documents pertaining to a Van Vliet family reunion and reproductions of photographs including members of the Van Vliet family.

Hatley Canada Day celebrations

The subseries contains information related various celebrations Hatley, primarily relating Canada Day, from 1983 to 1996. It consists of two sing-along pamphlets; one special edition newspaper "Hatley Gleaner" published in 1983; 35 wooden nickels; a letter regarding the wooden nickels and 4 button regarding a bed race.

Land Transactions

The subseries contains source material on the land grants and other transactions in the Eastern Townships from 1800 to 1936. It is comprised of the following files: Winslow (1860-1866), Newport (1800-1814 [photocopied [1983?]), Stanstead (1810 [photocopied 198-?]), Dudswell (1802, 1903-1911), Hatley ([1823, photocopied 198-?], 1872), Barnston (1849 [photocopied 198-?], 1862, 1874-1876), Ascot (1908-1913, photocopied [197-?-1983]), and Melbourne (1936).

Telephone

The subseries contains primary source information on telephone communications in Sherbrooke in 1944. It consists of one telephone directory issued by the Bell Telephone Company of Canada in June 1944 for Sherbrooke and vicinity. The subseries is comprised of the following files: Bell Telephone Company of Canada (1944).

Le Producteur d’Amiante

This sub-series contains primary and secondary source information about the happenings in the region surrounding Val-des-Sources (formerly Asbestos), Quebec and the Quebec asbestos industry in general. The publication dates of this periodical spans 1954-1976, and discusses topics including - industry and community developments, worker profiles, cultural events, and home and workplace safety. The sub-series is divided into two sub-sub-series - Newspapers (1954-1970) and Magazines (1971-1976).

Heritage and Cultural Committee

The subseries contains primary source material on the concerns of the Townshippers’ Association regarding the Heritage and Culture of the anglophone community of the Eastern Townships from 1980 to 2014. It consists mostly of correspondence, minutes, mandates, reports, studies, historical overviews, photographs and audio tape cassettes. The audio tape reel consists of a recording of Roy Suitor, square dance caller, and traditional musician Eddie Custeau. It is comprised of the following sub-subseries: Correspondence (1980-2003), Mandate (1980-1985), Minutes (1981-1994, 2001-2003), Meetings with Other Organizations (1986-1991), Briefs and Reports ([1981]-1991, 2005), Summer Projects, Other Projects (1981-1996), Book Fairs and Exhibits (1997-2000), Taproot I, II, III (2002-2005), "The Scottish Settlement and Donald Morrison" (1981-1982), Historic Buildings of Ascot County ([198-?]), Townships Expressions (2002-2014), Books, Music and Art Project (2000-2002), Heritage Literary Contest ([1996?]), Traditional music and square dancing (1981).
Included among the briefs and reports are the following:

  • Brief concerning Bill 3 – Archives Act (1983)
  • Brief Parliamentary commission on the Charter of the French Language (1983)
  • Brief to Standing Committee on Culture in response to l’Évolution de la population du Québec et ses conséquences (1984)
  • Symposium report “Building the Heritage-tourism network” (1987)
  • Brief to the committee on culture (1986)

Group Photographs

This file contains two photographs - one of the Asbestos and Asbestic Company Limited machine shop employees (1904) and the other of the Asbestos Hockey Team (1900).

Le Citoyen

This sub-series is comprised of primary and secondary information about the the the town of Val-Des-Sources (formerly Asbestos), Quebec and it's surrounding region. The publication dates to between 1971-1981 and includes discussions of - municipal, commercial, industrial, religious, cultural, historical, social, and civic aspects of the area. The sub-series is divided into four files arranged by date, 1971, 1973-1974, Cahier Historique (1974), and Cahier Historique (1980).

Military

The subseries contains information on various militia and military regiments, with particular focus on those established in the Eastern Townships from 1780 to 1993.

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