Archives de la Ville de Rivière-du-Loup, X6 414/2001.
The Meredith family had taken holidays in Saint-Patrice since at least 1867. That was the year Sir William C. Meredith, Chief Justice of Quebec, bought the land where he would build an impressive summer home, named Rosecliff. In 1982, R. Clive Meredith wrote Saint Patrick. A Villager's Record, which chronicles the history of the Saint-Patrice summer colony. Along with his personal recollections, he describes the main summer families, their leisure activities, their relations with local French-speaking farmers, and more. This 60-page volume was never published, but several families who summer in the area have photocopies of it.
The beach depicted on the book’s cover is located east of Saint-Patrice and is accessible from Rosecliff Villa. One of the buildings is a boathouse where canoes were kept.