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Toboggan club

This item is a photograph of the Toboggan Club in 1885. Back row: Charles White; Caroline Abbott White; missing; Margaret Abbott. Centre: Mary Abbott McKindsey (in fur neckpiece); Arthur Abbott. To left of her, Mabel Wilder Puffer (hat with tassel)/ Mr. Puffer, 3nd from left, front.

Play Old Cronies

This item is a photograph of two men acting ''Old Cronies'' in 1902. Orson Rublee (on the left) and Arthur Speid (on the right).

John Bird's house

This item is a photograph of John Bird's house at the top of Church street. There is the spine of the old Catholic church and the spine of United Church located at the foot of Church street. Bishop's University is in the background.

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles

The file contains information on the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles during World War I (WWI). It consists of militia orders; a copy of a death certificate for Private George Stapenhill of the 5th CMR who was killed in action; copies of papers on mounted regiments by Captain W. Van Der Schee, John R. Thyen, Stanley R. Bright; a chronology of the 5th CMR; newspaper clippings; and notes by Herbert Derick.

Hon. Christopher Dunkin fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1795-1869

The fonds consists of primary source information regarding the Hon. Christopher Dunkin, including correspondence, admission cards and certificates of births and marriages.

Dunkin, Christopher


The file contains photographic information about various people living and evolving in the Eastern Townships from 1857 to potentially the 1970s. It consists of photographs.

Freeman Clowery Collection

  • CA ETRC P244
  • Fonds
  • 1834-2008

The collection contains information on various subjects of interest to Freeman Clowery from 1834 to 2008. It consists primarily of photographs; artifacts and documents related to Clowery's research and collecting areas; which were mainly about local organizations and businesses; agricultural exhibitions; and local figures. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Personal and Professional Life (1910-2008); People (1857-1999); Events and Celebrations (1890-2008); Military (1898-1945); Organizations and Businesses (1834-2000); and Other Photographs (1857-1999).

Events and Celebrations

The series contains information on various events and celebrations happening in the Eastern Townships from 1890 to 2008. It consists primarily of correspondence; photographs; artifacts; programmes; receipts. The series consists of the following subseries: Fairs (1890-2008); North Hatley Celebrations (1983-1996); Theatre Programs (1910-1979); Royal Visit (1939); Sherbrooke 1937 Centenary (1937-1938); and Ephemeral memorabilia (1923-1990).

Misc. audio-visual recordings

The subseries consists of the following video cassette recordings:

  • Sherbrooke La Reine des Cantons de l'Est (original dated 1951?)
  • Johnville Bog, 2003
  • Sherbrooke : Double Héritage (original dated 1968-1970?)
  • Sherbrooke Trust Century


The series contains information on the personal and professional life of various people in the Eastern Townships from 1857 to 1999. It consists of research; interviews; artifacts; correspondences; and other documents and artifacts relating to the history of these people. The series is composed of the following files: William (Bill) McCallum ([192-?]-1995); Earle Hall (1939-1967); George Jobel ([192-?-1999) Senator Jacob Nicol (1891-1958); David E. Taylor (1889-1929) and Hyatt Family (1857-1904).

Other People

The subseries consists of interviews with or about the following people: Eddy Echenberg Collection, R.S. Yeo, Thomas Ledwell, Dr. Simon Marcus, and P.M. Robins.

Audio reel

The file contains 2 audio reels, which contains information on interviews done by Freeman Clowery and Mildred Waldron from 1974 to 1975 on the subject of Bill McCallum and a segment from Townships Magazine "The Imps" from October 1994. It consists of audio and audio-visual recordings.

Personal and Professional Life

The series contains information on the personal life of Freeman Clowery and his family along with information on his professional life, working at the National Thread (Le Fil National) from 1910 to 2008. It consists primarily of photographs and correspondence. The series is comprised of the following files: Clowery Family (1910-2008); National Thread (1941-1971) and Correspondence ([1951, photocopied]-2001).

Governor General medal collection

The file contains information about Freeman Clowery's donation of his complete collection of Governor General medals to Government House in 1975. It consists of film of the medal presentation from the CBC (with sound) and CJOH Ottawa (silent) and a photograph from the ceremony.

Audio reels

The file contains information about the activities and interests of Freeman Clowery. It consist of two interviews with Freeman Clowery regarding the Horatio Nelson monument in Montreal, a piece of the monument, an interview that aired on Parle, Parle, Jase, Jase, and stories recounted by Freeman and Brenda Clowery about their parents.

Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club fonds

  • CA ETRC P150
  • Fonds
  • 1877-2004

The fonds contains source material on the constitution, administration, events, activities and membership of the Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club form 1877 to 2004. It consists of constitution, by-laws, minutes, financial and accounting records, correspondence, membership records, news clippings, programs, songs and poems. Most of the material mentioned above is contained in the minute books for the first 84 years. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Administration (1877-2004), Events and Activities (1893-2004), Membership (1877-1969), and Miscellaneous Documents (1879-1994), Artefacts (1913-1993), Photographs ([188-?]-1996).

Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club (Sherbrooke, Que.)

Mills Family Album

This file consists of a Mills family album, with an inscription inside: "Mother's album. Dave". It was the album of Elizabeth (Betsy) Rea (1834-1865), who was married in Montreal to James Mills Jr (1831-1903). They had three children: David Bloss, James Clawson and Robert Emefer. Many of the photos were quickly identified by David, helping us get acquainted with many relatives.

Mills family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1857-1960

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source information regarding the Mills family.

Margaret N. Owens fonds

  • CA ETRC P257
  • Fonds
  • 1938-2009

The fonds primarily contains information pertaining to the life of Margaret Nina Owens; her nursing career, her education, her fiction writings (plays, short stories), and her artwork. It also contains information on artist Nina M. Owens.

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