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Louis Hémon was a French writer born at Brest, France in 1880. He died in Canada at
Chapleau (Ont.) in 1913. He studied law at La Sorbonne in Paris. He spent eight years in
England before going to Canada in 1911, where he lived in Montréal and on a farm at
Péribonka (Lac Saint-Jean). In his short career, he wrote several books and articles.
Hémon is famous for: Maria Chapdelaine : récit du Canada français, published for
the first time in 1916
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The Freedmen's Bureau was established in the War Department 3 Mar. 1865, to supervise
all activities relating to refugees and freedmen and to assume custody of all abandoned or
confiscated lands or property. Abolished 10 June 1872, and remaining functions transferred
to the Freedmen's Branch, Office of Adjutant General and after 1879, to the Colored
Division of the Office of Adjutant General
The Kingston Steam Trawling Company was incorporated in 1891. Hellyer Bros acquired a
majority shareholding in 19[?] and the company was absorbed into Associated Fisheries when
Hellyer Bros merged with that company in 1961. It ceased trading in 1965 and was dissolved
La société ardoisière de l'Anjou a été constituée le 16 juillet 1894 par quatre
actionnaires dans le but d'acquérir et d'exploiter plusieurs carrières en Maine-et-Loire
(Trelazé et Noyant-la-Gravoyère) et dans la Mayenne. L'acquisition des ardoisières de
Renazé s'est étalée sur quatre ans: propriétaire de la carrière d'Ensuzières et
actionnaire majoritaire de la Société de Laubinière (1894); propriétaire des
ardoisières de la Touche et du Fresne (1895); propriétaire de Laubinière (1897).
Victime de la concurrence espagnole vers 1960, la société ardoisière de l'Anjou a
fermé son dernier puits à Renazé le 31 décembre 1975