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Georges-Alphonse Daviault Collection (C626)

[1860-1910] - 356 photographs. - 2 textual records.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

Georges-Alphonse Daviault was born in Berthier on March 28, 1887. He was the son of Joseph-Oscar Daviault and Alexandrine Champagne. The owner of a general store in Berthier, he held the position of Secretary of the local chamber of commerce in the early 20th century. On November 20, 1916, he married Alphonsine Pelletier in Berthier. In addition to his occupation as a merchant, Mr. Daviault was also a collector. He died in Berthier on September 21, 1963, at the age of 76.

Scope and Content:

This collection concerns the town of Berthier, the Quebec political scene and the Quebec clergy.

It contains two identical pages published to promote the town of Berthier. The attractions of living in Berthier are listed: transportation services, energy suppliers, etc. It also contains photographs that Mr. Daviault collected, most of which are portraits of political or religious figures. The four photographs that are not portraits are pictures of Trappist monks in Mistassini, the Montreal Court House, a map of Trois Rivières and a copy of an engraving of a building. The collection also includes photographs by Notman, Livernois, Quéry frères, Dumas, Montminy, Bazinet, Larin, Gregory, Grenier and Dominion Photographic Rooms.

The collection is divided into the following series:

  • C626/A: Textual Records
  • C626/B: Photographs