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The file contains primary source information on the death of Lloyd H. Bowen (of Sherbrooke, QC) in 1995. It consists of two obituaries: one from McLean's magazine, and one from the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association.

Haskell family history

The file contains primary source information on the history of the Haskell family, predominantly in New Hampshire and in the Stanstead area, dating from approximately 1987 to 1995. It consists of genealogical research notes, correspondence, and a family tree.

Minnie (Peyton) Smith

The file contains primary source information on Minnie "Dadie" Peyton Smith from 1954 to 1956, and from sometime around the 1970s to 1999. It consists of Dadie's last will and testament, a summary of her estate and how it was to be distributed, an unsigned letter dated 1954, addressed to Harry E. Grundy discussing her marriage to Frederick Ernest Smith, and a typed document (likely dating from sometime between 1970 and 1999) detailing her relation to the family and explaining her nickname "Dadie."

Minnie Peyton (d. 1956)

Jack Carr

The item is a photograph of Jack Carr on the day of his marriage to Barbara Eardley-Wilmot on 1 August 1942.

Eardley-Wilmot, Barbara Rose (1915-2002)

Grandchildren of Edward Lyon and Alice Dawson

The item is a photograph of the grandchildren of Edward Lyon and Alice Dawson, showing (left-right): Helen (age 9), Donald (age 9), Bertram (age 7), Mary (age 5), William (age 4), Beverley (age 3). Children of Bert and Ruth (Edney) Lyons, and Vincent E. and Helen (Hubbard) Lyons.

Canon H.R. Bigg

The item is a photograph of Canon H.R. Bigg seated in a lawn chair outside, probably in Sherbrooke, in June 1940.

Correspondence with Rose M. Bowen

The file contains primary source information on the relationship between Lloyd Hallowell Bowen of Sherbrooke, QC and his sister Rose Meredyth Bowen from 1940 to 1943. It consists of a letter on a presentation made by Rose and two letters from Lloyd to Rose on personal and military subjects.

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.

Wills and Estate

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.

Bethune family history

The file contains primary source information on the genealogy of the Bethune family in Quebec from 1933 to 1937 and around 1995. It consist of correspondence, an excerpt from Patrick Campbell's travelogue from Montreal to Kingston with reference to Rev. Bethune and a family tree.


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.

List of Poems and Writings

The file consists of a 6-page typewritten list of Minnie Hallowell Bowen's literary works, divided into categories: sonnets, baby songs, individual poems to friends, war, translations, patriotic, and published chap-books. There is also an untitled section listing poems and lyrics in alphabetical order. New titles of poems were added to the list by hand afterward.

Flag Designs

The file consists of Minnie Hallowell Bowen's flag proposal; preparatory designs, notes, and découpages; textile samples; and a photocopy of a press clipping inviting the public to visit the editorial office of the Sherbrooke Daily Record, where Minnie Hallowell Bowen's flag proposal hung and comment on it.

Possibly Ethel Austin

The item is a photograph of an elderly woman sitting outside in a lawn chair, possibly Ethel Austin, probably in Sherbrooke from around the 1930s.

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