The file contains primary source information on the participation of Sherbrooke, QC's Lloyd H. Bowen in the YMCA Junior Spokes Club from 1925 to 1927. It consists of correspondence about upcoming meetings of the Junior Spokes Club of the YMCA in Winnipeg, two speeches given by Lloyd H. Bowen on Canada's world position and on French-Canadian characteristics and contributions to Canada.
The file consists of five poetry yearbooks of the Poetry Group of the Montreal Branch of the Canadian Authors' Association, for the years 1927-1928, 1928-1929, 1936, 1937, and 1940 and Minnie's membership receipts to the Association from 1925 to 1927. These yearbooks resulted from a poetry contest held by the Association. Each of them includes a poem by Minnie Hallowell Bowen. The file also includes a photocopy of a press clipping congratulating Minnie Hallowell Bowen, who won honorable mention in the contest one year.
The file contains primary source information on the estate of Minnie Hallowell Bowen of Sherbrooke, QC from 1937 to 1942. It consists of her last will and testament, an earlier draft of her will, correspondence and financial documents relating to the settlement of her estate and funeral arrangements, and a list of bequests.
The file consists mainly of typescript poems and photocopies of poems published in newspapers. It also includes a list of 24 of Minnie Hallowell Bowen's poems on the World War I, two single pages from periodicals (Quebec Diocesan Gazette and Canadian League) with poems by Minnie Hallowell Bowen on them, one manuscript poem, and one printed poem to be circulated at St. Peter's Church in Sherbrooke on 21 October 1915. All the poems are related to the two world wars; one of them is about the unveiling in Sherbrooke of the Soldiers Memorial by George Hill.
The file contains primary source information on the people connected to the lives of Minnie H. Bowen and Cecil H. Bowen, particularly in and around Sherbrooke from the 1870s to the 1940s. It consists of unidentified photographs of people. Among the material are a series of photographs of a group of men constructing a makeshift bridge and raft to float a car across the Massawippi River in Lennoxville, photographs of girls in Sherbrooke High School caps, camping scenes, and boys playing rugby.
The file contains primary source information on the involvement of Sherbrooke, QC's Lloyd H. Bowen in the Tuxis Mock Parliament from approximately 1922 to 1924. It consists of notes, speeches, a text for a vote of thanks, and a list of the Conservative members and standing figures of the parties in the Mock Parliament in 1923.
The file contains primary source information on the life of Minnie Hallowell Bowen of Sherbrooke, QC from 1911 to 1943. It consists of tribute poems by H. Alice Hethrington (1911), F. Mabel McLaren (1942), and Mrs. L.E. Codère (1942); obituaries; and letters of condolence to Rose and Lloyd Bowen.
The file contains primary source information on the travels and theatre involvement of Cecil H. Bowen of Sherbrooke, QC from 1879 to approximately 1906, and in 1986. It consists of a printed list of passengers on board the Augusta-Victoria steamship of the Hamburg-American Packet Company in November 1890 and two theatre programmes for Il Jacobi presented by the Mountfield Amateur Theatre Company in 1879 and for the comic opera The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, presented at the Clement Theatre in Sherbrooke, probably in 1906. In the Mikado, Cecil played the role of the Mikado of Japan and Minnie Hallowell Bowen the role of an elderly lady. In Il Jacobi, Cecil played the role of Jacobi and Minnie the role of Sophronia. The programmes include lists of the actors and ladies in the chorus, a synopsis, and advertisements for local businesses. It also contains a letter from Lloyd and photocopied photograph of the cast of Ermanie, which included Cecil and Minnie, from 1986, 3 photographs of Cecil in costume and a photograph the Augusta-Victoria ship that Cecil had traveled on.
The file contains primary source information on Lloyd H. Bowen's travels from 1917 to 1928. It consists of materials (menus, abstracts of the log, newsletters, programme of an entertainment evening) distributed to passengers on the Andania and the Carmania steamships of the Cunard Line during a trip to England. It also includes photographs of Lloyd's trips to England, Manitoba, New York City, Michigan, and Scotland.
The file consists of two typescript poems by the Quebec poet Paul Morin (1889-1963), translated into English by Minnie Hallowell Bowen. The poems' titles are "Venetian Noon" and "Ah, I have dreamed so long of you."
The file consists of four documents: the first is a photocopy of a text by Minnie Hallowell Bowen published in the Sherbrooke Daily Record. It is a stirring appeal broadcast on radio to promote Canada's Victory Loans. The second document consists of notes taken by Minnie from The Scottish National War Memorial at the Castle of Edinburgh by Sir Robert Lorimier. The third one, entitled The Parliament Buildings: The Victory Tower - The Memorial Chamber - Ottawa, Canada, was written by Minnie Hallowell Bowen. The last document is a photocopy of a press clipping on a meeting of the King George V Chapter of the I.O.D.E. where Minnie Hallowell Bowen gave a speech on the Parliament Buildings.
The file consists of five stories for children written by Minnie Hallowell Bowen. Two of them are typescripts: "Carrol and the Brownies" and "Under the Stone". The others, "The Magic Stone", "What Happened to Milly", and "Little Sunwave", are photocopies from the Sherbrooke Telegram. This newspaper published these stories in weekly parts in its "The Children's House" page in 1932 and 1933.