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Minnie Hallowell Bowen fonds
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The file contains primary source information on the lives of Minnie Hallowell Bowen and the people with whom she interacted, mainly from around Sherbrooke from 1823 to 1940. It consists of blueprints for a house, a handwritten prayer, an envelope with folded papers holding locks of Cecil, Rose, Lloyd, and Helen's hair, an advertisement for a private theatre show at Rockmount (1844), two seals of public notaries (“Daniel Thomas Lower Canada” and “E. Pellew Felton Province of Quebec”), and a piece of the Lone Pine with the inscription: "Portion of the Lone Pine from Rock in St. Francis River at Sherbrooke, PQ. Noted in Early History of the Eastern Tps. Destroyed in [violent] storm."

Unidentified people

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.

General Travel

The file contains non-specific photographs from the Bowen family's travels from 1917 to 1925. The photographs primarily show scenes of boats, ships, and various bodies of water.


The file contains primary source information on military history in Sherbrooke and other areas from 1883 to [194-?]. It consists largely of portrait photographs of military officers and soldiers. Included among the photographs are Lieutenant-Colonel Felton and Lieutenant-Colonel William E. Ibbotson of the 53rd Sherbrooke Regiment, the NCOs of the 53rd Sherbrooke Battalion, Charles Meredyth Carew Hallowell, the Black Watch (RHR) of Canada parading in Sherbrooke, Pierrette from P.A.L. Blades, and Lloyd H. Bowen with others at Petawawa, Ontario.

Sherbrooke Fair midway

The item is a photograph of midway at the Sherbrooke Exhibition (Fair), including a view of the ferris wheel, taken on 26 August 1919.

Royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, Sherbrooke

The item is a photograph showing the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the train station in Sherbrooke on 12 June 1939. Appearing in photograph, L-R: Major Grier, Miss Gagné, Major A. Biron, Mrs. Watson, Major Marcus Armitage, Lt-Col. Lee M. Watson, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Margaret Armitage, Bishop Duranleau, and Alderman Maurice Delorme.


The file contains primary source information on notable events from 1919 to 1939. It consists of photographs from the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Sherbrooke in 1939, a photograph showing part of the midway at the Sherbrooke Fair in 1919 and a photograph of the visit of Prince Takamatsu to Montreal in 1931.

Landscapes and Buildings

The file contains primary source information on landscapes and buildings, mostly in the Sherbrooke area, from 1840 to the 1940s. It consists of photographs, engravings, and one postcard of the following scenes: aerial views of Sherbrooke ([194-?]); the Magog River rapids; Hallowell cottage; Lennoxville's bridge over the Massawippi River ([191-?]); Whitcher Rock in the St. Francis River with Sherbrooke in the background (1866); views of the St. Francis River; the Long Pine; the Clark family home in Sherbrooke ([ca. 1900]); W.H. Bartlett engravings: Bridge at Sherbrooke, Copp's Ferry, Mills at Sherbrooke, View from the Capital of Quebec, Montmorency Falls, Owl's Head, Davis Clearing, view from R. Shirreff's house, and Quebec City; Hallowell train station which was located near Picton, Ontario; ice castle in Montreal; Hallowell Cottage, located on Queen Street in Sherbrooke; a view of the McGreer and Divinity House buildings at Bishop's University, Lennoxville; and the old mill dam in Fitch Bay.

C.M. Hyndman

The item is a photograph of C.M. Hyndman, crier in the St. Francis District court, taken in Sherbrooke in around the 1860s.

Honorable Justice Fletcher

The item is a photograph of drawing or painting of Honorable Justice John Fletcher, judge of the St. Francis District, reproduced around the 1870s.

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