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Rouillard Family papers (M280)

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Title:
Rouillard Family papers
Creator:
Rouillard family
ID:
M280
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1904-1973
Date [inclusive]:
1857-1977, undated
Extent:
2.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Correspondence, family papers, scrapbooks, photo albums, and snapshots documenting the lives of Robert Gooch Rouillard, Clarence Dana Rouillard, and the extended Rouillard and Gooch families
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Preferred Citation:

Rouillard Family Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

George Frederic Rouillard, a minister, and Ellen Maria “Minnie” Gooch were married November 17, 1897 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. George Frederic was the son of George and Clara (Dunnells) Rouillard and Ellen Maria was the daughter of Nathan G. and Ellen Coolidge (Dana) Gooch.

Robert “Bob” Gooch Rouillard, born May 17, 1899 in Kennebunk, Maine, was the first son of George Frederic and Ellen Marie Rouillard. He attended Bowdoin from 1918-1919, leaving to be a commercial radio operator on sea-going voyages to Europe and South America. In 1929 he left the sea, became a security officer, and married Sarah “Saddie” Cowan, who died in Massachusetts.

Robert Gooch Rouillard’s brother, Clarence Dana Rouillard, was born in Bath, Maine, on July 7, 1904. He prepared for college at Stratford High School (New Hampshire), Topsham High School (Maine), and Brunswick High School (Maine), graduating “magna cum laude” from Bowdoin College in 1924. Clarence Dana Rouillard did graduate work at Harvard, from which he received an M.A. in 1925 and a Ph.D. in 1936. After teaching French at Harvard (1925-1927) and at Amherst College (1927-1937), he joined the faculty of the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he remained until his retirement in 1972. Clarence Dana Rouillard authored or edited a number of publications and received various honors, including an honorary Doctor of Letters from Bowdoin in 1964. He was married in 1928 to Harriet Page Lane, who died in 1987. Clarence Dana Rouillard died August 7, 1991 in Canada, survived by his second wife, Kay Riddell Rouillard, whom he married in 1987 in Toronto, a stepdaughter, Susan Riddell Stylianos, and a stepson, John Riddell.

Correspondence, family papers, scrapbooks, photo albums, and snapshots documenting the lives of Robert Gooch Rouillard, Clarence Dana Rouillard, and the extended Rouillard and Gooch families. There are also poems and crossword puzzles by Robert Gooch Rouillard, and a small collection of Bowdoin materials belonging to Clarence Dana Rouillard.

Organized in two series: Family Materials, 1857-1977, undated. and Scrapbooks and Photographs, 1874-1952, undated.

Series Description:

A small cache of Bowdoin material belonging to Clarence Dana Rouillard and childhood papers of Clarence Dana and Robert Gooch Rouillard. There is also correspondence between the brothers, as well as other family members. Crossword puzzles authored by Robert Gooch Rouillard, his poetry and other writings are included. There is a European journal and a sketchbook belonging to Charles Grafton Dana, uncle of Clarence and Robert Rouillard, and other family papers of the extended Rouillard family.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

"Anniversary Text Book," undated

Box 1 Folder 1

Charles Grafton Dana's journal - including trip to England and Scotland, 1857-1858; and trip to France, 1872-1873

Box 1 Folder 2

Charles G. Dana's "Sketches in France" - sketchbook while in France, 1872-1873

Box 1 Folder 3

Clarence D. Rouillard's Bowdoin material, 1922-1925, undated

Box 1 Folder 4

Clarence D. Rouillard's childhood papers, 1917-1924, undated

Box 1 Folder 5

Correspondence between Clarence Dana Rouillard and Robert "Bob" Gooch Rouillard, 1928-1973, undated

Box 1 Folder 6

Correspondence - various family members, 1893-1920

Box 1 Folder 7

Correspondence - various family members, 1926-1974, undated

Box 1 Folder 8

Family papers, 1908-1966, undated

Box 1 Folder 9

Newspaper clippings collected by clarence Dana Rouillard, 1916-1953

Box 1 Folder 10

Robert Gooch Rouillard's childhood papers, 1904, 1917, undated

Box 1 Folder 11

Robert Gooch Rouillard - crossword puzzles he authored, 1976-1977

Box 1 Folder 12

Robert Gooch Rouillard's poetry and writings, 1940s-1960s

Box 1 Folder 13

Series Description:

There are three scrapbooks compiled by Ellen Marie Gooch Rouillard, mother of Clarence Dana and Robert Gooch Rouillard. Two of the three scrapbooks are "Life Books" for her sons, Clarence and Robert, containing childhood mementos as well as photographs. The third scrapbook is mostly photos and chronicles the extended Rouillard and Gooch families. There are also small photograph albums, mounted photographs, and loose snapshots, many unidentified and grouped by subject, such as travel.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Clarence Dana Rouillard's "Life Book," 1904-1920, undated

Volume 1

Family members, loose photographs, 1900, 1926, 1928, 1945, undated

Box 1 Folder 14

Family scrapbook of the extended Rouillard and Gooch families compiled by Ellen Gooch Rouillard, 1874-1952, undated

Volume-folio 2

Loose snapshots by subject, 1918-1953, undated

Box 1 Folder 15

Loose snapshots by subject, 1918-1953, undated

Box 1 Folder 16

Portraits and mounted photographs, 1900-1919, undated

Box 1 Folder 17

Portraits and mounted photographs, 1900-1919, undated

Box 1 Folder 18

Portraits and mounted photographs, 1900-1919, undated

Box 1 Folder 19

Robert Gooch Rouillard's "Life Book," 1899-1921, undated

Box 1 Folder 20

Small photograph albums, 1899-1921, undated

Box 1 Folder 21

Small photograph albums, 1899-1921, undated

Box 1 Folder 22
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