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About this Site

This site is the creation of a team of funding partners, researchers, technical specialists, instructional specialists, translators, editors and administrators, and relies on the historical records preserved in archives and museums.

Funding Partners

This Website was made possible by the financial contributions of the following institutions:
Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Culture Online Initiative
University of Victoria
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
Office of the Vice-President, Research
Dean of Humanities
Université de Sherbrooke

Production Partners

Université de Sherbrooke, Department of History and Political Science
Université de Sherbrooke, Translation Program
University of Victoria, History Department
University of Victoria, Humanities Computing and Media Centre
The Department of Theory and Policy Studies of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
TC², The Critical Thinking Consortium
Hothouse Design & Marketing

Archive and Museum Partners

Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec
Canadian Centre for Architecture
Library and Archives Canada
Archives of the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph
Musée du Château Ramezay
Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec
McCord Museum
General Archives. Sisters of Charity of Montreal "Grey Nuns"
Canadiana Online
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives
The Newberry Library
Ville de Montréal. Gestion de documents et archives
Musée des Augustines du Monastère de l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec
Archives du Séminaire de Saint-Sulpice de Montréal
Musée de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré

Personnel–Angélique Site

This site is the result of the work put in by many people from various horizons. Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, historian, and Léon Robichaud, of the Department of History and Political Science of the Université de Sherbrooke, have developed the site content. Ms. Beaugrand-Champagne transcribed the documents and Mr. Robichaud saw to their inclusion in the database. Alan M. Stewart proofread the transcriptions of historical documents while Marie Gagnon revised modern texts written in French. "Interpretations" were written by Denyse Beaugrand-Champagne, Dorothy W. Williams, Marquise Lepage and Monique Dauphin. Claire Beaugrand-Champagne photographed archival documents. Illustrations of Angélique are original artwork by Annie Beaugrand-Champagne.

Suzanne O'Connor translated the documents from French to English, and Rose-Anne Chabot edited the translated texts.

The 3-D reconstitution of the town of Montréal was adapted by Léon Robichaud and Mathieu Bilodeau from the environment modelled in 1992 by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in collaboration with the Centre for Landscape Research of the University of Toronto. Kim Petit provided additional research for the reconstitution.


The Website was designed by Don Craig of Hot House Marketing, Victoria. The colours were inspired by the manuscript paper. Angélique's portrait is original artwork by Annie Beaugrand-Champagne. The building in flames is taken from a painting of the fire of the Parliament of Canada in 1849, attributed to Joseph Légaré, and preserved at the McCord Museum. The wax seal of the Juridiction royale de Montréal was photographed off a document preserved at Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. The drawing at the bottom of each page was adapted from the plan of the canal along rue Saint-Paul in 1734, also preserved at BANQ. All these graphic elements are used with permission. The soundtrack for the introductory animation was created by Justin R. Durban, The sound of the fire comes from the sound gallery.

Technical Production

Technical Advisors: Scott Gerrity and Stewart Arneil
Programming: Amanuel Moges
Website Markup: Patrick Szpack, Naomi Eichenlaub

Editorial and Database

Heather Gleboff
Carolyne Blanchard
Glenn Wigmore


Merna Forster, Executive Director
Françoise McNeil, Translation Co-ordinator
Dr. John Lutz, Co-director
Dr. Ruth Sandwell, Co-director
Dr. Peter Gossage, Co-director

Special Thanks

We wish to extend special thanks to Estelle Brisson, Isabelle Juneau and Geneviève Crevier.

Website Creation Date



The content of this site is copyrighted by the Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History Project, except for the majority of text and image documents housed in various archives, libraries and museums. These archives and documents are published here with permission. Further use is not permitted without the permission of the copyright holders.