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John Austin Wheeler fonds
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- Wheeler, John Austin
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529 photographs: glass negatives; 25.0 x 20.5 cm and smaller.
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Name of creator
John Austin Wheeler, son of Thomas W. Wheeler and Anna E. Duboyce, was one of the prominent Knowlton photographers of the period. Wheeler had his own studio in Knowlton and Cowansville from 1890 to 1912. He specialized in studio portraits and exterior sceneries and buildings. He married Edith Elizabeth Collins, daughter of Azro Collins and Mary Eliza Brimmer, and they had ten children, including Rhoda Julia, who married Harry Small Northrup. She was a volunteer for many years and the first woman president of the Board at the Brome County Historical Society.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of glass negative photographs relating to the professional life of John Austin Wheeler. They feature portraits of some of the prominent families of Knowlton, Sweetsburg and Cowansville, along with images of buildings and sceneries of the Brome and Missisquoi regions. Two additional donations were added to the fonds in 2021 and 2023, the last one consisting of mostly personal and family portraits and impressive views of Knowlton.
Some of the glass negatives are broken and stained.
Immediate source of acquisition
Acc. numbers: A2021-03 and A2023-07.
Donor: Barbara Northrup, grand-daughter of John Austin Wheeler.
The two additions of 2021 and 2023 are not yet classified and digitized.
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- Wheeler, John Austin (Subject)
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Prepared using Rules for Archival Description (RAD).
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Creation: April 2016.
Revisions: August 2022 and February 2024.
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