Fonds MG092 - Philip Harry Scowen fonds

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Philip Harry Scowen fonds

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  • 1949-1986 (Creation)
    Scowen, Philip Harry, 1906-1989

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  • 0.5 cm of textual records
  • 17 photographs
  • 1 artefact
  • 9 textile items

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Philip Harry Scowen was born in Ipswich England on September 13, 1906. In 1909, Philip's parents (Herbert H. and Cordelia) brought the family to Canada. In 1930 he married Eulah Annis Reed. They had three children, son Reed, daughter Lee (Campione) and son Philip. Mr. Scowen's first job was as a factory hand at the Brompton Pulp and Paper Company. Over the years he rose through the ranks to become the company's general manager. In the early sixties he left Brompton Pulp and Paper, to found his own company, Perkins Paper Products. From 1946 to 1967, Mr. Scowen served on the executive Committee for the corporation of Bishop's University. In 1961 the chancellor conferred the D.C.L. on him in recognition of his services to Bishop's. He had a love for the history of the Eastern Townships; he collected and donated to the library, a large number of books and historical documents on the Townships. Furthermore, he co-authored, with Charles de Volpi, a book on the history of the Eastern Townships, featuring many rare prints of the region. Philip Harry Scowen passed away in 1989.

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Fonds (First accession) includes: Correspondence attesting to the many contributions, financial and otherwise, of Philip H. Scowen; 6 photographs, including Convocation, W.B. Scott (inscribed by Scott to Philip Scowen, 1961), sod-turning 1949; Citation for Philip Harry Scowen - conferment of DCL, May 27, 1961; newspaper clippings; 3 issues of The Campus (1949-1951); items of clothing including 4 ties and a purple and white frosh cap; 4 large Bishop's cheering signs (black paint on white cloth), including one which reads "Bishop's Conference Champs 54-55-56"; a white hard-hat featuring the Bishop's crest and Philip Scowen's name.

Second accession includes:

Dr. Philip Harry Scowen:
Sherbrooke Record, 1968
DCL recipient at Bishop's, 1961
50 years old, 1956
44 years old, 1950
32 years old, 1938 (photo by Notman)

Mrs. Eulah Ammis Reed Scowen:
Robin Watt portrait, 1962
50 years old, 1950

Philip Herbert Scowen:
40 years old, 1977 Trinity College School, 1953
15 years old, 1952
Bishop's University graduation 1950
Selwyn House School Boy Scouts photo, 1947
5 years old, 1942

Philip Reed Scowen:
wedding photo, 1956

President of Athletics, 1959
Bishop's minor award, 1958
Westmount High School, 1955-1956
Bishop's University diploma B.A. 1959

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Philip H. Scowen (son), North Hatley


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Acc.No. 2006-014: CS BUA; photographs Old Library Photo Cabinet
Acc.No. 2013-006: BUA 0396 (small fonds box 2). CS BUA Case G-5

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Researchers may also consult the Philip Harry Scowen fonds (P129) at the Eastern Townships Resource Archives.


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donated with accession 2006-014, a Carnival 1957 button, which belonged to Philip Scowen junior, class of 1959. This item was added to A005 - Miscellaneous Artifacts.

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