Thomas Walter Edwin Sowter

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n 1926, Sowter publia une série de courts articles dans le Saturday Evening Citizen, l'édition du Ottawa Citizen publiée le samedi soir. Ces articles paraissaient sous la bannière intitulée Old-Time Stuff (Choses de l'ancien temps), une page dédiée à la présentation de souvenirs et de renseignements sur le passé d'Ottawa, compilée et présentée par George H. Wilson. Lors de la parution du premier article de Sowter le 20 février 1926, Monsieur Wilson souligna dans sa présentation de la page, l'importance de léguer aux étudiants éventuels une appréciation du passé. Voilà, sans doute, la motivation à la participation de Sowter:

In the three years (almost) of its existence the Old Time Stuff has gathered and spread on the O.T.S. page a large variety of old time material relating to the history of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley.

Much of this material has been first-hand stuff in the nature of personal recollections of old timers; some of it has been dug by the editor from records in the archives; some of it has been found in old newspaper files and old directories; some of it from scrap-books kindly loaned by interested readers; some of it in sparsely circulated official documents and records of various historical societies; some of it from old books; some of it from here and there, so to speak.

Practically none of the matter has been available to the average reader.
When the announcement of the O.T.S. was made nearly three years ago, the (Dominion) Archives (on Sussex Street) secured a special bound volume and began to file it away.  It will thus be seen that the Archives will contain a full quota of early Ottawa matter for the use of the investigators of the next century and later.

And now the O.T.S. comes to another phase, as it were, of its records.

Today it gives a story of the times when the Indians roamed in this district, paid tribute to the "Spirit" of the Chaudiere Falls, fought battles in the vicinity of Aylmer, and generally made history in these parts.

Even in Ottawa, ossuaries, or Indian bone heaps, were found in earlier years.

For the intensely dramatic stories which are printed on "The Page" this week the O.T.S. is indebted to the researches of Mr. T.W.E. Sowter, of Aylmer, archaeologist and amateur palaeontologist.

Sowter en est venu à contribuer à au moins 8 numéros du Old-Time Stuff. Le premier article rempli presque toute la page tandis que les articles subséquents portaient sur des sujets plus restreints. Toutes les contributions au Old-Time Stuff étaient tirées d'articles que Sowter avait déjà publié dans des revues plus scientifiques, à savoir son article de 1900 intitulé "The Archaeology of Lake Deschênes", son article de 1909 intitulé "Algonkin and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley" et enfin, son article de 1915 intitulé "Highway of the Ottawa".

20 février, 1926 
Presque toute la page du Old-Time Stuff; essentiellement l'ensemble de son article Highway of the Ottawa, 1915. 

27 février, 1926
"Weird Drama on Aylmer Island; A "Feast of the Dead" Re-Pictured"; tiré pour la plupart, avec quelques modifications, de l'article Algonkin and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley, 1909.

12 juin, 1926
"When Hurons and Algonquins Occupied the Ottawa Valley"; tiré de l'article Algonkin and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley, 1909.

19 juin, 1926
"How Great Algonquin Nation Began to Fail; Ruthless Foes"; tiré de l'article Algonkin and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley, 1909.

26 juin, 1926
"Feast of Dead was Ghastly Yet Grand Huron Ceremonial"; tiré de l'article Algonkin and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley, 1909.

3 juillet, 1926
"Huron Ossuary was Found in Ottawa in Year '43 When Men Were Digging Sand for Bridge";  tiré de l'article Algonkin and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley, 1909.

10, 17 et 24 juillet, aucun articles de Sowter.

31 juillet, 1926
"How the Indians Made Their Pottery" et "Cache of Bullets was Found in 1897"; tiré de l'article The Archaeology of Lake Deschênes, 1900.

7 août, 1926
"This Indian Had Tools Made from the Bones of a Human"; tiré de l'article The Archaeology of Lake Deschênes, 1900 avec une courte introduction.

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