Fonds H. Léander d'Entremont

2001.97-f5

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Title and statement of responsibilty area: H. Léander d'Entremont fonds

Date(s) of creation: 1862-1944

Physical description area: 5 m of textual records and other material

Biographical sketch:

H. Léander d'Entremont was born on 22 October 1862 at West Pubnico, Nova Scotia. He was the second son of Captain Nicolas d'Entremont and Anne Vitaline Amirault. He was a direct descendant of Sieur Phillippe d'Entremont, founder of Pubnico, first Baron of Pombcoup, and of Charles de St. Etienne de La Tour, first Governor of Acadia. He attended a local school until 1881, when he went to sea. Prior to 1881 he did spend some months fishing with his father. Circa 1875, he studied painting from an uncle who was a carriage builder. In 1882 he went to Massachusetts to work and returned to Pubnico that same fall to practice his trade until 1887. During this time, he also married and lost his wife, Marie Rose d'Entremont. 

Following the death of his wife, d'Entremont returned to Massachusetts. There he married Bridget Frances Curtin and developed an interest in Acadian history. After the death of his second wife he returned to East Pubnico, settled in his maternal grandfather's homestead, and married for the third time, Anne Suzanne Amirault. In 1926-30, he was instrumental in the erection of an Acadian Historic and War Memorial monument at Center East Pubnico. D'Entremont produced numerous publications on the Acadians including his 1926 essay "The Norse Settlement of America," for which he won the Maritime Library Association Gold Medal. In 1931, he published his first work The Baronnie de Pombcoup and the Acadians. In 1938, he published The Forts of Cape Sable of the Seventeenth Century and New Findings in the Early History of Acadia. He became a well-known public speaker and was featured several times on the radio. 

D'Entremont was also a collector. In 1931, he opened up his large house as the "De La Tour Museum", to the public. It contained a large collection of antiques, curios and relics, and a library. The library itself contained a large collection of histories relating to Acadia and the Acadians, and numerous rare books. H. Léander d'Entremont died on December 11, 1944.

Custodial history:

H. Léander d'Entremont bequeathed his collection to the Parish of West Pubnico and in turn donated the documents in to the archives in 2001. Some of the documents were received from the Chanellery of Yarmouth.


Scope and content:

Fonds consists of twelve series: Notebooks; Correspondence; Genealogy; Historical Works; Maps; Scrapbooks; Acadian Deportation research files; Music; Plans and Architectural drawings; Museum-Château d'Entremont records; Literary Works; and Sketch.

Source of supplied title proper: Title is based on content of the fonds.

Physical description: Includes: textual records, architectural records, cartographic materials, and graphic materials.

Language: Some records are in French

Physical condition: Some of the documents are fragile and foxing is evident.

Arrangement: Arrangement has been imposed by the archives.

Language: Some records are in French.

Availability in other formats: Notebooks 1 to 254 are available on microfilm.

Finding aids: Series descriptions available. Box lists available.

Related groups of records in different fonds: Related records can be found in Père Clarence d'Entremont fonds.

Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5

Subjects headings:

  • Acadians

  • Vital statistics

  • Acadians -research

  • Church records and registers

  • Genealogy -research

  • d'Entremont -genealogy

  • Pubnico (Yarmouth Co., N.S.)

  • Maps

  • Pubnico (N.S.) -History

  • Acadians -Deportation, 1755

  • Architecture -Designs and plans

  • Boats -Design

  • Pubnico (N.S.) -Docks, Wharves, etc.

  • Libraries -Designs and plans

  • Museums -Designs and plans

  • Painting (art)

  • Acadians -museums

  • Poetry

  • Theatre

  • Atlantic Canadian literature

  • St. Mary's Cathedral (Halifax, N.S.)


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A - Notebooks

B - Correspondence

C - Genealogy

D - Historical Works

E - Maps

F - Scrapbooks

G - Acadian deportation research files

H - Music

I -   Plans  & Architectural Drawings

J -  Museum - Château d'Entremont

K - Literary Works

L - Sketch

M - Microfilms

N - Original documents – Cahier noir-III-V2

O - Treaty of Casco Bay

P- St. Peter’s carpenter’s documents (1891)


Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibility area: Notebooks

Date(s) of Creation: 1883-1944; predominant [1938-1943]
   
Physical Description: 336 cm of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d’Entremont fonds consists of 362 handwritten notebooks and 1 file of loose papers. d’Entremont used the books in his research to copy information from original sources, including Port-Royal Registers, Registers of St. Peter’s Church in West Pubnico from 1799 to 1868, Registers of the Parish of Immaculate Conception of Center East Pubnico, Massachusetts Archives, Canadian Archives, Census of Sieur de La Roque, and Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.

Physical Condition: Some notebooks are very fragile and some of the bindings are loose and cracked.

Restrictions on access: Access is restricted to original material from 2001.97-f5-A#1 to 2001.97-f5-A#362.

Microfilm copies for notebooks 1 to 254 are available for consultation
(1. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 1-27 and 2. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 28-53 are available online)


General Note: Microfilmed material can be found in the Research Center. Although the notebook numbers on the microfilms are not the same numbers as the file number, they cover all the same information. The d’Entremont Collection Register 1 and Register 2 contain information from the Yarmouth Herald-Historical Genealogy of the Acadian families of Yarmouth County. The library contains books published by H. Léander d’Entremont.

Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-A

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Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d’Entremont

Title and statement of responsibility area: Correspondence

Date(s) of Creation: 1879-1899, 1910-1944
   
Physical Description area: 40cm of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d’Entremont fonds and consists of 33 files of personal and research related correspondence.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.

Restrictions on access: Access to original documents is restricted.  Microfilm copies are available for consultation (2001.97-5 & 2001.97-6) except for 2001.97-f5-B#26, 27,28,29,30,31,32,33 .

Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-B


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Series Description

Institution Name : Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area:: Genealogy

Date(s) of creation: 1925-1943; predominant [1925]

Physical Description area: 15 cm of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 21 files of genealogy.

Source of supplied title proper:  Title based on contents of series.

General Note:

The information on genealogy published by H. Léander d'Entremont can also be found in Père Clarence d'Entremont fonds. This information contains notes made by Père Clarence d'Entremont. In the Scrapbook series 2001.97-f5-F#3 is H. Léander d'Entremont's published genealogy work in the Yarmouth Herald, and there is also information on Montbel d'Entremont. Microfilm contains Genealogy-Surette, and Genealogy of the House of Montbel-d'Entremont of Savoy and France.


Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-C

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Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Historical Works

Date(s) of Creation: 1862-1944
   
Physical Description area: 52 cm of textual records

Scope and Content: 

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 50 files of historical works including some miscellaneous files on his Library and Museum, posters, Old Home Week, Miss Suzie Hipson, family history, La Societé Nationale L'Assomption, family interest, and shipping.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on the contents of series.

General Note:
Microfilm copies are available for consultation 2001.97-13 of file 2001.97-f5-D#1-9, 2001.97-f5-D#12-16, 2001.97-f5-D#24, 2001.97-f5-D#34, and 2001.97-f5-D#45.

Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-D

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Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Maps

Date(s) of Creation: [193?] [194?]
   
Physical Description area: 17 maps

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 17 maps, including maps of the Pubnico area.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-E

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Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Scrapbooks

Date(s) of creation: 1885-1944
   
Physical description area: 24 cm of textual records and other materials

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 10 files of newspaper articles, religious articles, and articles of local interest, accumulated by d'Entremont.

Source of supplied title proper: Title is based on contents of series.

General Note: Some documents were added to the scrapbook collection by sources unknown. The dates range from 1954-1970. Some scrapbooks contain all his publications from the Yarmouth Herald which has Acadian genealogy.

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-F

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Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Acadian Deportation research files : [1882-1921]

Date(s) of creation: Photocopied [19-]
   
Physical description area: 5 cm of textual records

Scope and content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 7 files of photocopied documents relating to the Acadian Deportation.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.


Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-G

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area:  Music

Date(s) of creation: 1891-1919
   
Physical description area: 6 cm of textual records

Scope and content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 5 files of music print plates, publication contracts, and published and unpublished music composed by H. Léander d'Entremont.

Source of supplied title proper: The title is based on the contents of the series.

Physical condition: Some of the material shows evidence of foxing.

General note: La Marche d'Entremont - d'Entremont March, composed by Estelle d'Entremont can also be found in Père Clarence d'Entremont fonds. There are microfilm copies available in the collection 2001.97-13.

Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-H

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Plans and Architectural drawings

Date(s) of creation: [1921?]
   
Physical description area: 37 architectural drawings : 8 blueprints and 29 scale drawings

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 25 files of architectural drawings. These include plans for a boat, a government wharf at Lower East Pubnico, and plans for a museum and a library.

Source of supplied title proper: The title is based on the contents of the series.

Availability of other formats: Microfilm copies are available for consultation 2001.97-13, Plans & Inventions.

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-I


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Series Description

Institution Name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibility area: Museum-Château d’Entremont records

Date(s) of Creation: 1927-1944
   
Physical Description area: 7 cm of textual records

Scope and Content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d’Entremont fonds and consists of a minute book, Visitor Book to Château d’Entremont, and Acadian Memorial Donation Book.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series.

General Note: There is also information on file 2001.97-f5-I, called Museum and Monument.

Retrieval code: 2001.97-f5-J

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Literary Works

Date(s) of creation: 1872-1944
   
Physical description area: 13 cm of textual records

Scope and content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 23 files of photoplays and poems composed by H. Léander d'Entremont. A photoplay is a story told with action instead of words

Source of supplied title proper: The title is based on the contents of the series.

Availability of other formats: Microfilms are available for consultation.

Retrieval no.: 2001.97-f5-K

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area: Sketch

Date(s) of creation: 1875

Physical description area: 1 pencil drawing sketch; 50 cm x 73 cm.

Scope and content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander d'Entremont fonds and consists of 1 pencil-drawing sketch of St. Mary's Cathedral, Halifax, N.S. It was made in 1875 by H. Léander d'Entremont.

Source of supplied title proper: The title is based on the contents of the series.

Physical Condition: Foxing is evident; the matting has an arch on the top, black frame with gold inlay damage at the bottom.

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-L

Revised November 7, 2002

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area:
Microfilms

Date(s) of creation: [19??]

Physical description area: 13 Microfilms

Scope and content:

Series forms part of the H. Léander fonds and consists of 13 microfilms;
1. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 1-27
2. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 28-53
3. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 52-  85
4. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 85 (suite)-109
5. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 109 (suite)-127
6. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 128-162
7. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 162 (suite)-190
8. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 191-210
9. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 210 (suite)-225
10. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 226-243
11. H.L. d’Entremont  Ses écrits:  cahiers 244-254
12. H.L. d’Entremont                                                 
            -Correspondance générale  1879-1944
            -Correspondance famille  1892-1927
13. H.L. d’Entremont                                                 
            -Correspondance famille  1927-1944
            -Travaux littéraires, historiques, etc.

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series

General Note:

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-M

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area:
Original documents – Cahier noir-III-V2

Date(s) of creation: [19??]

Physical description area: 1.5 cm of textual documents

Scope and content:

Series forms part of H. Léander d’Entremont fonds and consists of;
-To the Electors of the Province of Nova Scotia
-Photo – White House, Washington, DC – of a delegation from Louisiana
-Grand Cahier Noir III-V2 – Collection L. d’Entremont (Series of          Original Documents): Articles de mariage entre Charles de La Tour et    Jeanne Motin fait à Port-Royal, le 24 février 1653
 -Revendications de la famille Jacques d’Entremont et Anne de La Tour entre 1741-1755
-Copie de la capitulation de Québec signé le premier mars 1763
-Lettre de Joseph Amirault  à Jacques d’Entremont. 1742
-Lettre adressée à Jacques  d’Entremont par son neveu (entre 1740-1750)
-Lettre de vente de nijagan 1751
-Partie dune lettre écrite probablement avant l’expulsion
-Lettre de Marguerite d’Entremont à Joseph d`Entremont, 1764
-Lettre de Marguerite d’Entremont à Marguerite Amirault (le 25 janvier 1773)Lettre de Marguerite Landry à ses frères de Pobomcoup. 1773
-Lettre de Charles d’Entremont à Bénonie d’Entremont (le 27 février 1775)
-Lettre de Joseph Landry à son cousin (le 2 mars 1775)
-Lettre de Etienne d’Entremont à son cousin (le 8 mars 1775)
-Lettre de Révérend Père Becquet à Bénonie d`Entremont (le 24 mai 1775)
-Lettre de Marguerite Landry à Joseph d’Entremont (le 11 mars 1784
-Compte rendu d’un Encan  des habits après l’Expulsion des d’Entremonts exilés en France
-Brève généalogie de la famille d’Entremont par E. Rameau de St. Père, le 25 juillet 1860
-Documents de Bénonie d`Entremont et autres (1799) (1823)
-Lettre de Joseph Pothier à Simon d’Entremont
-Alphabet Antiquissima  Plate XI & XII
-Certificate of Membership – League of Loyal Nova Scotians

-Corporation script money [18-]

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series

General Note:

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-N

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area:
Treaty of Casco Bay

Date(s) of creation: [19??]

Physical description area: 58 cm x 46 cm

Scope and content:
Series forms part of H. Léander fonds and consists of;
A copy of the Casco Bay treaty of 1727

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series

General Note:

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-O

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Series Description

Institution name: Les Archives père Clarence d'Entremont

Title and statement of responsibilty area:
St. Peter’s carpenter’s documents (1891)

Date(s) of creation: [19-?]

Physical description area: 0.1 cm of textual documents

Scope and content:
Series forms part of H. Léander d’Entremont fonds and consists of;
 -an original document dating 1891
-‘bulletin paroissial’ 1964 with information concerning the found document of 1891

Source of supplied title proper: Title based on contents of series

General Note:

Retrieval No: 2001.97-f5-P

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