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Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville) fonds

  • CA ETRC UC031
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1999

The fonds contains source material on the management of the church, on the congregation's affairs, on the history of the church from its beginning, and on the activities of the church's organizations and societies for Emmaunuel United Church in Cowansville from 1843 to 1999. It consists mainly of minutes, correspondence, reports, building plans, registers of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, membership lists, historical sketches, press clippings, and photographs. It also includes information on the Sweetsburg Cemetery. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1877-1986), Buildings and Property (1843-1997), Financial Resources (1910-1959), Annual Reports (1962-1965), Guest Books (1991-1999), Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials (1856-1968), Funds (1923), Membership (1939-1999), Historical (1863-1992), Organizations (1887-[199-]), Prints, Paintings, Drawings ([195-?]), Photographs ([192-?]-[195-?], [197-?], 1984), and Miscellaneous ([19--?]-1990).

Emmanuel United Church (Cowansville, Que.)

The Blast

This photo is the second in a group demonstrating a blast in a mine. In this picture, the blast is happening.

Before the Blast

This photo is the first of a group demonstrating a blasting in a mine. A man is visible making the final preparation before the blast.

Photographs

This series contains primary source information about the Canadian Johns-Manville Company activities, mostly centering around Val-Des-Source (formerly Asbestos), Quebec. The photographs are dated from 1890 to 1970, and include pictures of the asbestos mining and refining process, machinery, the mine itself, workers, buildings in Val-Des-Sources, leisure activities, company workers, mine out buildings, and trains. The series is divided into two subseries, Canadian John-Manville Co. Albums (1890-1970), and Group Photographs (1900-1904).

Oversized photographs

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

William G Clark

This series contains primary and secondary source information about the life of William G. Clark, dated from around 1970 to 2003. The documents include architectural drawings, town maps, Asbestos town histories, and information about the Asbestos Mineral Museum.

Photographs and sketch

The series consists of photographs relating to the Mitchell family, including a Hagan-Mitchell family photo album and an anonymus sketch of Thomas Mitchell. There is also a file containing reproductions of photographs taken by John B. Mitchell (1922-2004) of Knowlton.

Mitchell family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS789
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1981

The fonds consists of primary and secondary source information regarding the Mitchell family. It includes documents and photographs relating to George Mitchell and Jane Armstrong descendants, and Malcolm M. Mitchell and Homer Acton Mitchell. The photo album is related to the Hagan-Mitchell family.

Textual records

The series consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to the Mitchell family, including correspondence mentioning the George Mitchell and Jane Armstrong descendants, a notebook written by Homer Acton Mitchell, and transactions deeds relating to pieces of lands in Brome owned by Malcolm M. Mitchell, including lot 749 (Range 7, lot 6) on which there was a butter and cheese factory.

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.

Whipple Wells

The series consists of a primary source document relating to Whipple Wells, son of Oliver Wells and Lucy Whipple, and his wife Hannah (Anna) Gale, daughter of Samuel Gale and Rebeccah Wells.

Col. Samuel Wells family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS134
  • Fonds
  • 1730-1786

The fonds consists of primary and secondary souce information about Colonel Samuel Wells and his descendants. It includes documents relating to the estate of Samuel Wells, and personal documents about Oliver Wells, son of Samuel Wells and Hannah Sheldon; Samuel Wells, son of Oliver Wells and Lucy Whipple; and Whipple Wells, married to Hannah Gale, daughter of Samuel Gale and Rebeccah Wells.

Wells, Col. Samuel

Samuel Wells

The series consists of primary source documents relating to Samuel Wells, son of Oliver Wells and Lucy Whipple.

Oliver Wells

The series consists of primary source information relating to Oliver Wells, son of Samuel Wells and Hannah Sheldon. It includes a correspondence between M.E. Vivien Gibb and Rev. Ernest M. Taylor explaining how the family moved to Farnham and what the link is between the Wells and the Gibb family.

Col. Samuel Wells

The series consists of primary and secondary source documents relating to Col. Samuel Wells and his wife Hannah Sheldon. They include personal documents and correspondence related to his estate.

Wheeler family fonds

  • CA BCHS BCHS1035
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1979

The fonds contains primary and secondary source information regarding the Wheeler family, starting with Austin Wheeler (1797-1866), married to Charlotte Sopia Knowlton (1806-1831) and Charlotte Miller (1815-1846). It includes personal documents, land transactions, financial documents and secondary source genealogical information. There are also many documents related directly to Julia Wheeler (1875-1962), daughter of Thomas Wood Wheeler (1830-1919) and Anna Duboyce (1833-1910), including correspondence and her poetry, and an audio cassette of an interview with Rhoda Wheeler Northrup entitled 'Mother Reminiscing about Aunt Julia'. The photographs depicts some of the Wheeler family, and a photo album owned by Rhoda Wheeler Northrup. An addition was made in 2023 consisting of 2.0 cm of textual records about the piece of land where the Wheeler homestead is located in Knowlton, and documents about successions and estates involving Thomas Wood Wheeler.

Melbourne Ridge United Church fonds

  • CA ETRC UC075
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1992, [200-?]

The fonds contains source material on Church management and membership, and on the Church organizations from 1857 to 1992. It also provides partial information on St. Andrew's United Church in Kingsbury. It consists of minutes, historical sketches, a communion roll, a panorama of Sacred Story, and press clippings. The fonds is comprised of the following series: Church Boards (1857-1956), Buildings and Property (1988), Membership ([188-]-[1957?]), Historical (1988), Organizations ([1896?]-1992), and Photographs ([197-?], 1988).

Melbourne Ridge United Church (Melbourne, Que.)

Addition 2021

The series consists of glass negatives relating to the professional work of John Austin Wheeler. They are mostly depicting buildings and sceneries around Knowlton, Sweetsburg and Cowansville. Many of the plaques were still in their original sleeves with identification of subjects and even location on shelves that Wheeler probably had in his studio.

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