Fonds P056 - Marguerite Cotton fonds

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Marguerite Cotton fonds

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CA ETRC P056

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  • 1914-1996 (Creation)

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0,05 m of textual records. - 1 map. - 1 postcard.

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Born 17 February 1918, Marguerite Cotton was the youngest daughter of Edwin Cotton and Wilhelmina Henrietta Reutlinger. She worked as a secretary in Sherbrooke and as a library technician at Bishop's University Library in the 1970s and 1980s.

Marguerite passed away 31 December 2008 at the Connaught Home in North Hatley and was interred at St. Peter's Cemetery in Sherbrooke.

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The fonds contains source material on the genealogy of the Edwin Cotton family, on the British American Land Company, on the history of the city of Sherbrooke, and on the Beta Sigma Phi (Sherbrooke). It consists of a brief history of the Cotton family written in 1961 by Marguerite's brother Charles Edwin Cotton (1899-1975); papers prepared in 1977 and 1982 by Marguerite Cotton on the British American Land Company and the political situation in the Eastern Townships; a scrapbook of press clippings from the Sherbrooke Daily Record on the history of Sherbrooke, published for the city's Centennial in 1937; correspondence to Marguerite and her mother from Myrtle, Daphne and Sandra Cotton; copies of Myrtle Cotton's school reports and a biographical notes; and documents on the Sherbrooke Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Appended to the paper on the British American Land Company are some copies of 19th-century documents. The fonds is comprised of the following files: History of the Cotton family (1961), Essays (1977, 1982), History of Sherbrooke (1937), Beta Sigma Phi (Sherbrooke) (1993-1996), and Marguerite Cotton Medical Record (1941-1984), Myrtle Cotton (1914 [photocopied]-[after 1948]), and Correspondence (1948-1949).

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File P056/000/005 is restricted to consultation.

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The documents were donated in four accessions (1983, 2002) by Marguerite Cotton.
The documents are in English.

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28 janvier, 2016

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