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Early sketches and drawings of Peterborough are located in the following fonds:

83-1022 copy of an 1828 sketch by Basil Hall made with the Camera Lucida
95-1004 unknown engraving [Bartlett?] 1882
95-1017 sketch of Government House by Mary Sanford 1832 (copy)
02-1002 composite panorama of Ashburnham from St. John's Church ca. 1874 (a representation produced in 2001)
89-1065 Peterborough, U.C. on the Otonabee River signed "K.E.S." ca. 1835
95-1007 Conger's Hill by Edward Caddy ca. 1839
95-1008 Court House by Edward Caddy, ca. 1839
69-1002 photo reproductions of Caddy's sketches 95-1007 and 95-1008


Note to Researchers:

Don't forget that Bata Library maintains an impressive collection of books relating to the City of Peterborough. The "Trent Collection" contains all the obvious published histories such as Peterborough, Land of Shining Waters; Peterborough Scrapbook...1825-1975; Poole's A Sketch of the Early Settlement...of the Town of Peterborough; Jones' and Dyer's Peterborough the Electric City and Guillet's Valley of the Trent. These titles represent only the most obvious sources; all of these (and many more) are catalogued on TOPCAT and are available, for reference use only, in our Reading Room.

We also hold many idiosyncratic items in the pamphlet collection, in the map collection and in the vertical unpublished research files. Also pertinent to the study of Peterborough are all the extant newspapers for the area which are available on microfilm. Check the list of those here. In addition, various citizens of Peterborough have written historical columns for newspapers. We have the papers here in the archives for some of these authors. Their research files and copies of their columns can be a rich source of information. See, for example, the papers of Helen Marryat, Richard Choate, Howard Pammett and Wilson Craw.

One important source of information on Peterborough often overlooked is the "Dobbin Index." Francis H. Dobbin was a journalist working in Peterborough from 1864 until 1914. During this time he collected news items and also wrote brief descriptive essays. These are catalogued (F 5547 .P4D622) and are available to researchers in our Reading Room. Some of his longer pieces were published posthumously as Our Old Home Town. It too is catalogued (F 5547 .P4D6) and can be accessed in the Reading Room.

The subject headings for the "Dobbin Index" of newspaper references, synopses, notes and essays are:

1. Introduction
2. Biographies
3. Churches
4. Education
5. Events
6. Fires
7. Industries
8. Institutions and Societies
9. Military
10. Municipal
11. Politics
12. Railway
13. Trent Canal


The archives for the City of Peterborough is officially Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives. However, Trent University Archives does have many papers and collections relating to the city and these are listed below.


TITLE: "2001: Coming of Age in Canada" Conference fonds

Accession Number: 88-005
Description: This fonds consists of the "2001: Coming of Age in Canada" Conference materials. This fonds has various notes, documents and correspondence as well as reports and audio cassettes. Also included are documents and correspondence regarding the Retired Citizens in Residence Program at Trent, 1973-1978.
Inclusive Dates: 1973-1979
Extent: .9 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peter Adams fonds

Accession Number: 97-1031
Description: This fonds consists of three papers written by Peter Adams (one with B.F. Findlay and B.E. Goodison) concerning snow. It also includes his speech notes for a Peterborough Social Planning Council meeting, and two annual reports written in his capacity as M.P.P.
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1990
Extent: 6 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Helen Anderson fonds

Accession Number: 89-1041
Description: This fonds consists of two books of poetry by Frederick Montague de la Fosse, "Verses Grave and Gay" and "A Dream and An Allegory" which are signed by the author and given to Helen Anderson from him. Also included in the fonds are some poems, all signed by de la Fosse and letters to Helen Anderson from de la Fosse as well as two photographs of de la Fosse; one as a young man (signed on the back) and one of him as an older man.
Inclusive Dates: 1938-1944
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Joyce Anderson fonds

Accession Number: 14-004
Description: Fonds pertains to the Cairnduff family and McWilliams family of Nogie’s Creek, Ontario. Items include two photo albums, two Bibles, and a handwritten music book for violin. Also included are two envelopes, one containing postcards pertaining to Buckhorn and the surrounding area with postmarks dating from 1907 to 1949, collected by Clayton Grant, the other containing a newspaper clipping, photograph, and colour scripture book. Also included are two books: My Bookhouse Through Fairy Halls, and The Standard Horse and Stock Book.
Inclusive Dates: 1851-1954
Extent: 32 cm of textual records; ca. 60 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Professor Robert Annett fonds

Accession Number: 99-002
Description: This fonds consists of papers regarding Professor Annett's Ph.D. dissertation, and includes data and post-dissertation data. Also included are closed records relating to Science 101a and 101b at Trent University.
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1973
Extent: 19 cm
Restrictions: None, except for Box 2 which is closed.


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 87-008
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of publicity materials, photographs and slides of Arbor Theatre.
Inclusive Dates: 1986
Extent: 43 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 87-012
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of publicity records and programs for the 1987 season of Arbor Theatre.
Inclusive Dates: 1987
Extent: 9 cm, (4 cm in 1 loose bundle) 1 map folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 87-013
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of publicity records, scripts, performance notes and administration records.
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1983
Extent: 91 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds

Accession Number: 85-007
Description: This fonds consists of posters, publicity materials, set design sketches, brochures, programs, photographs and newspaper clippings of Arbor Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1985
Extent: 30.5 cm plus 1 map folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 86-008
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of publicity materials, correspondence, advertising materials, financial materials, press and newspaper clippings, volunteer lists, reports, programmes, mailing lists, rehearsal schedules and posters of Arbor Theatre.
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1982
Extent: 1.8 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 90-004
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of publicity materials such as photographs, slides and newspaper clippings for Arbor Theatre.
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1989
Extent: .45 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-1017
Description: This fonds consists of materials relating to the stage production of "18 wheels", July-August 1992, and includes 13 related photographs and 24 negatives. Also included are stage sketches for the plays "Man of La Mancha", "Rock and Roll", "The Red Lion", and "We Must Kill Toni", plus 13 unidentifed photos.
Inclusive Dates: 1988-1992
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbour Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 93-019
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of season programs and advertisements; promotional material; newspaper clippings and photographs of settings and actors from Arbor Theatre.
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1992
Extent: 12.7 cm, 1 map folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 11-002
Description: Fonds consists of approximately 500 photographs related to Arbor Theatre productions and events. Also included are two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, playbills, etc. related to Whispers Dinner Theatre, Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1981-1995
Extent: 13 cm of textual records; ca. 500 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Arbor Theatre fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 12-014
Description: Fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, financial documents, publicity reports and fundraising campaigns, business reports, and promotional pamphlets and brochures pertaining to Arbor Theatre.
Inclusive Dates: 1982-1994
Extent: 21 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Marlow Banks fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 88-013
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of programs and clippings regarding the Peterborough Petes hockey tea's, 1987-1988 season plus records from the 1988-1989, 1990-1991 and 1991-1992 seasons which were added.
Inclusive Dates: 1987-1992
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Marlow Banks fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 07-006
Description: This addition to the fonds consists primarily of programs, newspaper clippings, and magazines relating to the Peterborough Petes Junior hockey team and the Ontario Hockey League. Also included are photographs (photocopies only) of Peterborough buildings taken by Marlow Banks between 1940 and 1997 and published as a series in the Peterborough Examiner.
Inclusive Dates: 1983-2007
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Ivan Bateman photographs

Accession Number: 03-1002
Description: The three photographs are of a logging crew, ca. 1902, a member of which is George Noyes, who helped build the Peterborough Lift Lock; George Noyes aboard the "Bob Hall" (boat); and the "Bob Hall" anchored at a dock.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1902
Extent: 3 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Beavermead Park land document

Accession Number: 97-1024
Description: This item is a 4-page photocopy of an 1869 deed of land of property on the east shore of Little Lake, Peterborough, now known as Beavermead Park, which indicates that the land was once owned by Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The property at the time of his ownership was valued at $310.00.
Inclusive Dates: [1986]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: John E. Belcher letter book

Accession Number: 74-020
Description: This item is a large letter book kept by John Belcher, architect, of which only 296 pages are written on. The correspondence relates mostly to the design, specifications and construction of bridges, schools, hospitals, and industrial buildings. The letters give insights into Tory patronage in Peterborough, and Tory/Grit political dealings. The fonds is accompanied by alphabetical index to the correspondents and statements of account are included.
Inclusive Dates: 4 July 1907-3 Nov. 1913
Extent: 2 inches, 296 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Benson Mills day book

Accession Number: 71-1002
Description: This item is an original day book from the Benson Mills (also called Creek Mills and Peterboro Mills) which describes work done, for whom work was done, and value of work done.
Inclusive Dates: 1 June 1848-28 Dec. 1849
Extent: 122 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds

Accession Number: 10-008
Description: Fonds consists of records related to the Beta Sigma Phi of Peterborough, Ontario. Correspondence, minutes, notes, membership lists, treasurer reports, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Area Council, the Laureate Delta Beta chapter, the Delta Chi chapter, the Epsilon Mu chapter, and the Xi Iota chapter are included. Also included are 13 photographs of inaugural activities of the Peterborough Beta Sigma Phi in the 1940s.
Inclusive Dates: 1943-2007
Extent: .75 m of textual records; ca. 1000 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 13-001
Description: Fonds consists of four albums of materials related to the Beta Sigma Phi of Peterborough, Ontario. Materials are dated 1996-2005 and include photographs, greeting cards, invitations, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The four albums are covered and decorated in cloth design; three are titled Xi Delta Nu and one is titled Beta Sigma Phi.
Inclusive Dates: 1996-2005
Extent: 4 photograph albums. -- ca. 425 photographs.
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 16-004
Description: Fonds consists of 10 scrapbooks and albums of materials pertaining to Peterborough’s Beta Sigma Phi and local sorority chapters. Included are photographs, greeting cards, invitations, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1995
Extent: .6 m of textual records. -- ca. 860 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Margaret Love Bird fonds

Accession Number: 95-1002
Description: This item is a 26 page photocopy of typescript of a letter of reminiscence written in 1910 by Margaret Bird, of Peterborough, Ontario, when she was an elderly woman. It tells of her abuse at the hands of her husband including one attempt to poison her. It describes her difficult life in late nineteenth-century Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1993 and 1995]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: Not to be copied.


TITLE: Robert Bowley fonds

Accession Number: 02-003
Description: Fonds consists of papers, articles, and manuscripts of books written by Robert Bowley. Included is research material, photographs, slides, and negatives relating to the postal history of Smith Township, Peterborough, and the surrounding area. Included also are letters dated 1823-1878 of the Baptie family who were situated in Ida, Ontario, and extensive research material related to Captain Charles Rubidge, Sir Sandford Fleming, the Pengelley/Roche families, S.J. Carver, and local historic sites. This fonds is a tremendous resource for information related to Peterborough and area in general.
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1998
Extent: 1.5 m of textual records and other materials
Restrictions: N 


TITLE: John A. Bradshaw fonds

Accession Number: 90-007
Description: This fonds has extensive personal genealogical research material collected by John A. Bradshaw, Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for the City of Peterborough from 1948 to 1974. The fonds includes correspondence with genealogists, notes, photocopies of related passages, poems, and chapters of books and other published material, photographs and a 1757 edition of "The London Chronicle".
Inclusive Dates: 1757, 1942-1965 ; predominant 1956-1965
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: 1885-1985 Batoche Fish Creek : Capt. Edward T. Brown

Accession Number: 94-1002
Description: This item is a pamphlet regarding the Brown Memorial rededication at Centenary Park in Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 12 May 1985
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: W.T.C. Boyd fonds

Accession Number: 01-019
Description: Fonds consists of 27 diaries of William Thornton Cust Boyd dated 1878 through 1917. Five of the diaries, 1884-1888, include financial records. The diaries recount the private and public life of Boyd, and include references to his wife, Meta, and their children, and social activities with family and friends including boating excursions and picnics. He refers throughout to Richard Birdsall Rogers (1857-1927), superintending engineer of the Peterborough Lift Lock, in social and business terms, and the two often conduct business relating to the Trent Valley Canal. Activities which Boyd participated in regularly include yachting and boating (on the "Calumet", "Ogemah", and "Ajax"), curling, hunting, gardening, tree planting, playing cards, skating, canoeing, and attending the theatre. He recounts details of the illnesses, deaths and funerals of acquaintances and family members, including his step-brother, Mossom (Mossie) Martin Boyd. Boyd recounts in detail the building of his house by John E. Belcher ([184-]-1915), architect, civil engineer, and surveyor. This house is now operated as Case Manor Nursing Home. The diaries speak of local and federal politics, World War I, and the activities of the church. They also detail the activities of the Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Pontypool Railway Company, the Trent Valley Navigation Steamship Company, and the day-to-day operation of the family lumbering and cattle/buffalo enterprises.
Inclusive Dates: 1878-1917
Extent: 14 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: David Brown Collection

Accession Number: 98-015
Description: This collection consists of miscellanous ledgers and legal documents of businesses, doctors, etc. in Peterborough, surrounding counties and areas in southern Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1826-1967
Extent: 2 m & 1 large folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: J. Brown letter

Accession Number: 76-1001
Description: This item is a photocopy of a letter of J. Brown to his nephew Archibald Brown of Kittley, near Smith's Falls, Canada West, dated December 30, 1845. Comments on family matters, crops, number of shops, saw mills and foundries in Peterborough are written in the letter.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1976]
Extent: 4 pages
Restrictions: N


Accession Number: Kenneth Brown fonds
Description: Fonds is primarily comprised of copies of research material. Included are reproductions of genealogical materials related to the Brownscombe family of Peterborough, Ontario, beginning with William Brownscombe (1830-1893), a descendent of Kenneth Brown's wife, Kathleen Brownscombe. Also included is material related to the Haliburton Scout Reserve, the Canadian Canoe Company and the Wm. English Canoe Company.
Extent: 12 cm of textual records; ca. 50 photographic reproductions
Restrictions: The copied materials may not be reproduced. Copies must be attained from the original source.


Accession Number: 97-1015
Description: This photograph shows Brownscombe at his potters wheel shaping a large stone jug with a narrow neck. Another jug stands on a shelf to his left.
Inclusive Dates: [1860]
Extent: 1 photograph
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Alan Brunger fonds

Accession Number: 08-004
Description: Fonds consists of Professor Alan Brunger's research material pertaining to the historical geography of Bon Echo Provincial Park and Algonquin Provincial Park. Included in the Algonquin materials are aerial photographs and photographs of the Dennison Farm property. Also included is historical geography research material and microfilm reels relating to the Peter Robinson Irish emigration to the Peterborough area.
Inclusive Dates: 1972-1992
Extent: 44 cm of textual records; 125 photographs : 100 negatives; 4 microfilm reels
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Business journals fonds

Accession Number: 88-014
Description: This fonds consists of ledgers, day books and other record books, mostly unidentified as to exact name and location of the business. All were situated in the Peterborough/Cobourg/Norwood/Marmora area.
Inclusive Dates: 1846-1962
Extent: 46 cm
Restrictions: Item #19 is restricted until 2035.


TITLE: C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes account book

Accession Number: 96-1001
Description: This item is an account book which appears to have been that of a Peterborough area shoe retailer, C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes. Loosely inserted in the book is a letter dated 1913 from Hastings written by J.F. McCarthy to C.E. Smith, esq., regarding an order for a pair of shoes. Several of the accounts itemized in the book are with shoe companies. Glued in the book is a "Bank of Montreal, Peterborough" bank slip.
Inclusive Dates: 1911-1915
Extent: 1 volume
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Edward C. Caddy fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 95-1008 and 95-1007
Description: These additions to the fonds consists of two pen and ink drawings of the Court House and Conger's Hill, Peterborough, U.C. ca. 1839. Photocopies also available in 69-1002.
Inclusive Dates: 1839
Extent: 1 item in each accession
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Edward C. Caddy fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 01-1007
Description: Fonds consists of 7 watercolours done by Edward C. Caddy. Likely locale of some of the paintings was supplied by Professor Gordon Roper; these locations include Scotland (2), Gull Lake, Stoney Lake, Lake Superior. Two have no indication of location. Also included is a two section map showing Herriots Mill near Kitchiwannoe Lake, and a map (mockup) of Peterborough, Ontario entitled "Location of Built Heritage (demolished and standing) in relation to the MNR building site", 1995.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 184-?] 1995
Extent: 10 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Edward C. Caddy fonds

Accession Number: 69-1002
Description: The fonds consists of two photocopies of drawings of early Peterborough by Edward C. Caddy. The first is a drawing of Conger Hill, 1839-1842, and the second is a drawing of the Courthouse and St. John's Church, 1839.
Inclusive Dates: 1839-1842
Extent: 2 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Cameron family fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 84-010
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of surveyor's plans for lots mainly in Ashburnham and Peterborough drawn by surveyor Alfred Cameron. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1899-1910
Extent: 40 sheets
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Cameron family fonds

Accession Number: 78-010
Description: The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence and papers for several members of the Cameron family who lived in Peterborough, Upper Canada. It includes correspondence between Charles Cameron and his wife Sophia (Barron) Cameron, 1852-1881; business correspondence, invoices, receipts, and accounts for McKeller and Cameron Dry Goods Merchants, 1861-1870; Charles Cameron business correspondence, invoices, receipts and cancelled cheques from his years as an insurance agent, 1871-1903; Alfred Cameron personal and business correspondence, 1886-1908; Alfred Cameron survey reports for various townships, towns and villages in Peterborough County, the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, Simcoe County, Nippissing District, and Cochrane District, 1894-1931; Alfred Cameron insurance policies; and a Chas. E. Goad fire insurance plan of the town of Peterborough and the village of Ashburnham, 1882, revised 1889. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1852-1931
Extent: 0.9 m
Restrictions: Y No copying of the fire insurance plan without permission of the University Archivist. No reprinting of the fire insurance plan without the permission of the Underwriter's Association.


TITLE: 57th Regiment, Peterborough Rangers fonds

Accession Number: 73-002
Description: The fonds consists of a photocopy of the history of the 57th Regiment, Peterborough Rangers from 1914 to 1916 written by Francis H. Dobbin. It includes an index. The history from 1946 to 1970 was continued by Major D.P. Pryde.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [before 1973]
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds

Accession Number: 97-005
Description: This fonds consists of Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club conference reports, a book entitled "Seventy Five Years of CFUW", newsletters, a radio script, a speech entitled "Women Medical Pioneers", and other miscellaneous papers.
Inclusive Dates: 1993-1996
Extent: 24 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-012
Description: This fonds consists of documents and correspondence regarding the 60th anniversary of the Peterborough Club. Also included are newsletters, minutes of CFUW's general meetings, and documents relating to founding president Margaret Stovel McWilliams.
Inclusive Dates: 1993-1997
Extent: 7 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 05-004
Description: Fonds consists of material related to the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club and the Canadian Federation of University Women. Box 1 includes the Peterborough Club's Programmes list, 1937-2005; three bound volumes of minutes, programs, newsletters, membership lists and annual reports, September 1998 - May 2004; a bound volume titled "Digest of Minutes: Executive and General Meetings," 1957-2005; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and memorabilia; two pamphlets by members of the Club: "Family Health Trees: Genetics and Genealogy" and "Take Pot Luck;" one folder of correspondence relating to the 1975 Annual General Meeting; and one folder of general information about the Club. Box 2 consists of one folder of material related to the Canadian Federation of University Women, including annual meeting minutes, pamphlets, and issues of "The Communicator"and "The CFUW Chronicle," 1999-2005.
Inclusive Dates: 1954-2005
Extent: 20 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Canadian Federation of University Women fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 07-004
Description: Fonds consists of materials relating to the Canadian Federation of University Women and the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club.
Inclusive Dates: 1991-2006
Extent: 12 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 09-004
Description: Fonds consists of minutes, programs, newsletters and annual reports of the Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club. Also included are newsletters, annual reports, action papers, and directories of the CFUW national office.
Inclusive Dates: 1980-2009
Extent: 12 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Canadian Federation of University Women Peterborough Club fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 10-006
Description: Fonds consists of research materials and photographs pertaining to the 70th anniversary history publication of the CFUW Peterborough Club. Also included are materials relating to earlier anniversaries, the awards fund, various projects taken on by the CFUW Peterborough Club, policies, and the IFUW dinner held at the Canadian Canoe Museum in 2001.
Inclusive Dates: 1967-2010
Extent: 38 cm of textual records, ca. 65 photographs; 6 compact discs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Gerald Cantello collection

Accession Number: 05-007
Description: Collection consists of reports and documents relating to Canadian General Electric Nuclear Division, Peterborough, Ontario, collected by Gerald Cantello in the course of research for his M.A. thesis at Trent University entitled "The Roles Played by Canadian General Electric Company's Atomic Power Department in Canada's Nuclear Power Program...", 2003.
Inclusive Dates: 1960-2002
Extent: 30 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: History of Central Public School, Peterborough, 1860-1960 / R.J. Bolton B.A

Accession Number: 91-1004
Description: This item is a 28 page concise history of Peterborough Central Public school with 2 photographs of the building and listings of inspectors, chairmen of the board, principals and teachers.
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1960
Extent: 1 pamphlet
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Central Public School fonds

Accession Number: 83-1005
Description: This fonds includes photographs of Central Public School, South Central Public School, teaching staff and pupils.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1888]
Extent: 6 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Ken Choate collection

Accession Number: 01-007
Description: Collection consists of correspondence, 1882-1899, and several envelopes dating 1870s to 1890s, most of which are addressed to Thomas Choate of Warsaw, and Mrs. John Moore [Cettie Choate, daughter of Thomas]; souvenir brochure of pictures of Peterborough, Ontario; Maccabees brochures; approximately 125 stereographs depicting scenery, architecture, and people in the U.S.A., Europe, and Canada; two photographs of the employees of Western Clock Company Limited of Peterborough, Ontario, 1938 and 1944; a temperance meeting poster for Warsaw, Ontario, 1858; and an electoral district of East Durham proclamation broadside, 1924.
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1944
Extent: 6 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Reverend Vincent Clementi documents

Accession Number: 98-1000
Description: These documents pertain to property in the city of Peterborough (lot 8 on the north side of Townsend Street and on the south side of Dalhousie Street west of Aylmer St.) once owned by Reverend Vincent Clementi. They consist of deeds, mortgages, and include the will of Clementi and his wife Elizabeth. Grantors and mortgage holders include James Hall, Sheriff, Allan Macdougall, J.D. Collins, George Barlee, George Barlee, Thomas and Jane Fairbairn, R. Boucher, Katherine Dennistoun, G. Stevenson, H.C. Rogers. Clementi bought the property in 1874.
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1932
Extent: 2.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Cobourg-Peterborough Rail Road Company debenture

Accession Number: 70-1006
Description: This item is a debenture-mortgage issued to Samuel Zimmerman, or the holder thereof, and used as evidence in a case involving John Fisken, and the executors of the Company's stock affairs, Wm. Proudfoot and T.G. Ridout, in 1868.
Inclusive Dates: 1 Jan. 1854
Extent: 1 page
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Cole collection

Accession Number: 98-007
Description: This collection consists of materials relating to Trent University's Morton Lecture Series, including the inaugural lecture with dinner hosted by the Governor General of Ontario in 1982. Also included is a report on the civil rights of the native population in Ontario (1954), a calendar of Victoria University (1989), a University of Toronto development publication, and correspondence, etc. of the Trent University .02 club.
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1986
Extent: 6 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Alfred O.C. Cole collection

Accession Number: 04-024
Description: This collection consists of correspondence, interview audio cassettes and notes, and manuscripts relating to Alf Cole's book, Trent: The Making of a University, 1957-1987.
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1990
Extent: 42 cm of textual records, 75 audio cassettes
Restrictions: Restricted until 2012


TITLE: Jean Murray Cole fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 03-009
Description: Fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, published papers and booklets, and research materials relating to the many papers, articles, and books written by Jean Murray Cole.
Inclusive Dates: 1968-2001
Extent: 42 cm of textual records; 1 photograph
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Jean Murray Cole fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 08-007
Description: Fonds consists of manuscripts and research materials pertaining to Jean Murray Cole's biography of Chief Factor Archibald McDonald, entitled Exile in the Wilderness, and her published compilation of Archibald McDonald's letters, entitled This Blessed Wilderness. Also included are extensive research materials on Ranald McDonald (son of Archibald McDonald). Other research relates to Peterborough area settlers including the Strickland family (Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie), Frances Stewart, and Sandford Fleming. Materials encompass all aspects of research, correspondence with descendants, papers given by Cole, newspaper and magazine articles, maps, and photographs. The fonds also contains Cole's files on "Edwardian Peterborough" (a conference held in May 2005).
Extent: 1.6 m of textual records; 7 computer discs, ca. 45 photographs, 3 maps
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Cole Theatre fonds

Accession Number: 90-009
Description: This fonds consists of theatre programs and tickets primarily of the Peterborough Theatre Guild (1967-1990) plus a variety of programs of other Peterborough-based theatre clubs and organizations such as Arbor Theatre, PCVS Senior Dramatic Club, and the Peterborough Arts festival.
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1990
Extent: 6 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Collins, Gammon fonds

Accession Number: 13-008
Description: Fonds consists of original letters, certificates, sketches and maps pertaining to the family of Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Stewart of Peterborough, Ontario and their descendents. Included are letters to Ellen Dunlop written by Frances Stewart, Catharine Parr Traill, Harriet Beaufort, and others. Also included are pieces of sheet music and music certificates of Alice Roger Collins; medical certificates of Doctor Thomas Hay; newspaper clippings related to Katherine E. Wallis; and a scrapbook of nineteenth-century ferns and mosses of the United Kingdom.
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1952
Extent: 20 cm of textual records; 1 photograph; 3 maps
Restrictions: N

Accession Number: 10-004
Description: Fonds consists of scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and handbooks of community services pertaining to the Community Counselling & Resource Centre of Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1965-2003
Extent: 64 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Council of Ontario Universities fonds

Accession Number: 86-005
Description: This fonds consists of minutes of meetings, briefs, reports and press clippings relating to the Council of Ontario Universities.
Inclusive Dates: 1980-1985
Extent: 91 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: G. Wilson Craw collection

Accession Number: 86-003
Description: This collection consists of records collected by G. Wilson Craw such as school histories, Peterborough County; Barnardo's Canadian Homes Almanac 1901; a list of Peterborough Utilities Commissioners 1902-1965; biographies of Peterborough residents; deeds and mortgages; North Monaghan voters list 1883-4; 76 photographs of industries, schools and churches and sporting groups, as well as a history of Springville, North Monaghan. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1965
Extent: 12.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Davidson family fonds

Accession Number: 77-003
Description: The fonds consists of 19 documents including deeds, conveyances, and a map of the mill and water power property of Samuel Dickson and relating to land in the Water/McDonnel/Hunter Streets and river area of Peterborough, Ontario (Upper Canada and Canada West). Also an 1823 grant of Lot 1, Communication Road, Smith Township collected by the Davidson Family.
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1913
Extent: 10 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: F.M. de la Fosse fonds  

Accession Number: 92-1007
Description: This fonds consists a photocopy of a manuscript written by de la Fosse describing his brief experience in the Canadian West. There is a short introduction by Sylvia Boorman as well as concluding remarks. Two pages are missing and are mentioned by Sylvia Boorman in her introductory letter which accompanies the manuscript. The introductory letter is dated July 5, 1990.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1990 and 1992]
Extent: 220 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: James F. Dennistoun letter

Accession Number: 01-1000
Description: Letter is a photocopy of a communication written to James F. Dennistoun, President of the Auburn Woollen Mills, dated September 6, 1882. It was written by the employees of the company who welcome Dennistoun back after a period away due to illness. They also express sincere thanks for the kindness and courtesy which he has always shown them. Among those who signed the letter is James Kendry, manager of the company.
Inclusive Dates: [2001] photocopied
Extent: 1 item (2 p.)
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Denoon family fonds

Accession Number: 86-014
Description: This fonds consists of ledgers and an order book dating from 1896 to 1910. The books relate to "Mrs. Welliam Denoon who was a butchor or dealer in all kinds of fresh and salt meats".
Inclusive Dates: 1896-1910
Extent: 12.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Jane Deyman fonds

Accession Number: 94-017
Description: This fonds consists of research papers and notes pertaining to the publication of the Peterborough Historical Atlas in 1975 and the subsequent activities of the Peterborough Atlas Foundation. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1974-1984
Extent: 1 foot; 1 volume loose on shelf
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Dickson family fonds

Accession Number: 94-1005
Description: This fonds consists of letters from Hugh Munro, Edinburgh, to his son Samuel Munro and daughter-in-law Emma Davidson Munro as well as letters to Samuel Dickson from his mother in Ireland. There are also photographs and newspaper obituaries of Laura Davidson, President of Peterborough (Dickson) Lumber Company from 1934 to 1957; photographs of the Dickson home on Dickson Street, Peterborough and typescript histories of the Dickson Lumber Company.
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1957
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Joseph James Duffus summons to the Canadian Senate

Accession Number: 95-1015
Description: This item is a parchment document appointing Joseph James Duffus a merchant in Peterborough, to the Senate of the Dominion of Canada in 1940. The Great Seal of Canada is affixed to the document.
Inclusive Dates: 27 Feb. 1940
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Dunsford family tree

Accession Number: 04-1008
Description: Item is a rolled family tree with the title "Pedigree of the family of Dunsford." It was compiled in 1886 by George Lichigaray Dunsford of Exeter. The earliest information is dated 1631 and the latest 1884.
Inclusive Dates: 04-1008
Extent: 1 rolled item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Early photographers in Peterborough

Accession Number: 91-1007
Description: This item is a list of early photographers, including addresses and other careers, in Peterborough from 1847 to 1915.
Inclusive Dates: Aug. 1986
Extent: 2 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Edmison, J. Alex fonds

Accession Number: 98-001
Description: This fonds consists of miscellaneous documents including Alexander Edmison's diary, a typescript of "Alex's Day", photographs, etc.
Inclusive Dates: 1837-1975
Extent: 6.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Eugene F. Eggleton fonds

Accession Number: 89-1007
Description: This fonds consists of a series of five documents relating to Eugene F. Eggleton. There is a sworn statement by his sister, identifying him, his honorable discharge papers from the U.S. Army, his marriage certificate with Elizabeth Ann Kelly of Peterborough, an invoice for the burial of Eugene P. Eggleton, and the notification of birth registration for their daughter Mary Patricia Eggleton.
Inclusive Dates: 1915-1924
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Energy Savers Peterborough fonds

Accession Number: 85-002
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence, media materials, funding information relating to Energy Savers Peterborough and a public awareness project.
Inclusive Dates: 1982-1983
Extent: 30.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Fair family photograph album

Accession Number: 89-1035
Description: This item is a leatherbound photograph album containing photographs and tintypes. Some of the photographs are identified.
Inclusive Dates: [between 1880 and 1900]
Extent: 1 album
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Fisher Gauge Limited collection

Accession Number: 04-005
Description: Collection consists of 20 cassette tapes of interviews with Fisher Gauge Ltd. founder, Bill Fisher, and early executives, Tod Wilcox and Eric Graham. Also included are annotated notes on the interviews.
Inclusive Dates: 1997-2000
Extent: 1 folder textual records; 20 cassette tapes
Restrictions: None


TITLE: Friends of the Bata Library fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 87-019
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of administrative records relating to the Friends of the Bata Library.
Inclusive Dates: 1978-1986
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Friends of the Bata Library fonds

Accession Number: 86-011
Description: This fonds consists of 7 tapes of various lectures sponsored by the Friends of the Bata Library.
Inclusive Dates: 1984
Extent: 7 tapes
Restrictions: N


TITLE: J. Gainey fonds

Accession Number: 72-003
Description: The fonds consists of records of several of the early Peterborough Unions. Included are: Moulders' Local 191, Journeymen Tailors 23, Bricklayers 17, Painters and Decorators 370 and 725, United Brotherhood of Carpenters 672, Barbers 402, Pattern Makers, Machinists 286 and Operating Engineers 690. Original correspondence from sister unions in Canada is included as well as large volumes of correspondence from the American headquarters of each local. In addition there are several original minute books, secretaries' books, and treasurer's reports for the locals. Published material includes circulars, by-laws, rules of order and constitutions. There are also records dealing with the Peterborough Trades and Labour Council (1902), the Labour Educational Association of Ontario, the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the American Federation of Labour, material from the latter two being mostly in the form of circular-type letters.
Inclusive Dates: 1882-1937
Extent: 2.9 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Geale-Rogers family fonds

Accession Number: 82-022
Description: This fonds consists of the personal and business records of the Geale, Hamilton, Peck, Barker and Rogers families. There are letters relating to World War I written by Beresford and Robert Hamilton and Heber and Harry Rogers; letters, diaries, journals of Richard Birdsall Rogers (superintending engineer of the Peterborough Lift Lock); the records of Hon. Robert Hamilton, a factor at the Hudson's Bay Company stationed at Fort Edmonton. The fonds also contains stereographs, approximately 1000 photographs, and a C.E. Goad fire insurance plan for the city of Peterborough, 1882. Items of interst include a group of photographs of the Trent Valley area and the building of the canal; Rogers family pictures of the Stoney Lake area and the Juniper Island Regatta; photos of early aircraft and the Curtiss Aviation School; photos of hydraulic lift lock at Peterborough; and one letter from Catharine Parr Traill to Robert Miles Hamilton.
Inclusive Dates: 1834-1966
Extent: 3.7 m
Restrictions: Y No copying of the Fire Insurance Plan without permission of the University Archivist. No reprinting of the Fire Insurance Plan without the permission of the Underwriter's Association.


TITLE: George Stevens advertisements

Accession Number: 05-1007
Description: Items include two George Stevens flyers and one envelope that advertise the export of Canadian unleached hardwood ashes, to be used as plant food.
Inclusive Dates: [194-?]
Extent: 3 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Elaine Goselin Collection

Accession Number: 08-019
Description: 25 scrapbooks of the history of Arbor Theatre, a professional theatre company in Peterborough, Ontario from 1976-1992.
Inclusive Dates: 1976-1992
Extent: 25 scrapbooks
Restrictions: N


TITLE: G.C. Gross fonds

Accession Number: 89-1050
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence and 75 shares in the Peterborough Gas Company; correspondence from the Ontario Bank and by-law no. 8 from the Ontario Ladies' College at Whitby, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1894
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Hall, Gillespie Law Firm fonds

Accession Number: 94-001
Description: This fonds consists of records from the law firm and practice of Hall, Gillespie, from its beginnings with Robert Dennistoun, to its termination with John Gillespie. This fonds consists of land search books, case files, estate records from probates of wills and succession of duty papers to surety bonds, and lists of assets and debts. It also consists of correspondence, the firm's written history, maps, deeds and associated papers, mortgages, debentures, bills of sale and other legal records. The records in this fonds deal primarily with people and places in the City and County of Peterborough as well as its surrounding area.
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1977
Extent: 8.5 m
Restrictions: 90 year restriction.


TITLE: Linden Hall fonds

Accession Number: 89-008
Description: This fonds consists of one photograph album, dating from around 1910 to the 1960's. There are assorted programmes and flyers, mostly from Middlebury College, Vermont and this includes programmes for the Coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Also included in the fonds is a 1924 newsletter for Franklin Square House (Girls' Home) and the "Second Book of Verse" by Betsey Buttles with some loose greeting cards and poems.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1910-1969]
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: William Hamilton House fonds

Accession Number: 96-1006
Description: This fonds consists of one 13-page document concerning the designation of the William Hamilton House at 459 Reid Street in Peterborough, Ontario in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Heritage Act of 1974. The fonds includes correspondence, legal and architectural description of the property and building, historical background, and photocopies of photographs of the house.
Inclusive Dates: 1985
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Spencer J. Harrison fonds

Accession Number: 99-010
Description: This fonds consists of 4 boxes of materials related to the life and works of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.
Inclusive Dates: 1962-2000
Extent: .75 m
Restrictions: This fonds is open, except for Box 1 folders 12, 13, and 14 which are restricted until July 1, 2009.


TITLE: Spencer J. Harrison fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 06-001
Description: This fonds consists of two boxes of materials related to the life and times of Spencer J. Harrison, artist and gay activist.
Inclusive Dates: 1986-2005
Extent: 18 cm of textual records; 4 audio cassette tapes; 9 photographs
Restrictions: None, except for Box 2 folder 12 which is closed.


TITLE: Thomas Alexander Stewart Hay family fonds

Accession Number: 71-001
Description: This fonds consists of various original and copied records of the business activities of Thomas Hay, and related family data, such as birth-death records, correspondence, drawings (technical and sketches) and photographs. A small genealogical table compiled by the archivist is enclosed.
Inclusive Dates: 20 June 1827-17 Oct. 1952
Extent: 25 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Hay-Dunlop collection

Accession Number: 04-023
Description: Collection consists of legal documents related to Thomas A.S. Hay, Anna Maria (Stewart) Hay, Thomas Hay, M.D., A. Charles Dunlop, Eleanor Susanna (Stewart) Dunlop, and Mary Dunlop. The collection includes wills, and property and estate documents.
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1941
Extent: 30 cm
Restrictions: 90-year restriction


TITLE: C.W. Hedley diary

Accession Number: 05-1001
Description: Item consists of a multi-page photocopy of the 1895-1896 diary of C.W. Hedley.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied 1989
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Heritage Peterborough fonds

Accession Number: 88-002
Description: This fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, placemats and a booklet "By Lake and By Lock" produced by Heritage Peterborough to raise public awareness of history and heritage buildings in the city and county of Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1984-1987
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Heritage Peterborough fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-021
Description: This fonds consists of various Heritage Peterborough administrative documents including minutes, a manual, statements, budgets, etc. Also included are various materials and correspondence relating to historical sights in and around Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1983-1987
Extent: 6.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Miscellanea: photographic collection

Accession Number: 91-1025
Description: This collection consists of a number of photographs which include John Butcher, sexton of St. John's Church in Peterborough. There is one photograph of his family outside their home as well as one photograph of John at age 34. There are also a number of photographs of the Hastings Lock, Healey's Falls and steam logging and boat with log boom. There is also one photograph of William Dawson's house in South Monaghan from 1910; a photograph of "Strathormond" in Peterborough and the Champion soccer team of Fairview School from around the 1970's.
Inclusive Dates: 1884-1979 ; (predominant 1884-1910)
Extent: 14 photos
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Dr. John Hutchison birth register

Accession Number: 70-1007
Description: This item is a photocopy of Dr. Hutchison's birth register of his patients, which he kept during his practice in Port Hope, Cobourg and Peterborough. It is taken from the doctor's lecture note-book, from his days as a medical student in Glasgow (1815). The birth register contains births from 1817 to 1846.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [before 1970]
Extent: 36 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough) fonds

Accession Number: 17-002
Description: Fonds is comprised of textual documents and photographs pertaining to Jamaican Self-Help (Peterborough). Included are student papers and Jamaican-generated research papers, mission statement, constitution and by-laws, manuals, tributes to John Ganley, Rosemary Ganley lectures, photographs, reports, policies, press clippings, research, correspondence, and papers relating to several partner developmental organizations.
Inclusive Dates: 1977-2015
Extent: 1 m of textual records; ca. 85 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Journal of Canadian Studies fonds

Accession Number: 87-005
Description: This fonds consists of working papers, galley proofs and manuscripts of articles for the Journal of Canadian Studies.
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1980
Extent: 30.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Journal of Canadian Studies fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-008
Description: This fonds consists of working papers, galley proofs and manuscripts of articles for the Journal of Canadian Studies.
Inclusive Dates: 1996-1997
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Kanawa Canoe Museum fonds

Accession Number: 84-013
Description: This fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the Trent-Kanawa's Canoe Museum Committee concerning the feasibility study for the canoe museum.
Inclusive Dates: 1980-1983
Extent: 10 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Kawartha Heritage fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 84-007
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of galley proofs and research notes collected prior to publication of "Kawartha Heritage", 1981. The fonds also contains correspondence about the Kawartha Heritage Festival held the same year.
Inclusive Dates: 1980-1981
Extent: 17 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Kawartha Heritage fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 87-017
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of notes, correspondence and documents relating to the publication and sale of "Kawartha Heritage".
Inclusive Dates: 1981-1982
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Judge John de Navarre Kennedy fonds

Accession Number: 97-016
Description: This fonds consists of typescripts of "Aids to Jury Charges (Criminal)" and "Aids to the Small Claims Court Acts" written by Judge Kennedy. Also included are miscellaneous documents regarding the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and the Humane Killing Trap Development Committee; various certificates and appointments; a Judge Kennedy portrait; a photo of Judge Kennedy and Harry Deyman in the opening ceremonies procession at Trent University; and one photo of a courtroom scene with Judge Kennedy.
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1978
Extent: 20 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Martha Ann Kidd fonds

Accession Number: 74-1002
Description: This fonds consists of photocopies of addresses given by Martha Ann Kidd, local historian, sometime Chair of the Old Buildings Committee of the Peterborough Historical Society and member of the Peterborough Historical Society. It includes addresses on 1) The Quetico Foundation - Quetico by Car, CBC, 1956; 2) First Draft - The Heart of Old Peterborough, June 1971; 3) Second Draft - The Heart of Old Peterborough, October 1971: 4) Final - Peterborough Historical Society, The Heart of Old Peterborough, or, Old Buildings Lecture; and 5) The Heart of Old Peterborough, given to the Architectural Conservancy, October 26 1972.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1956 and 1972]
Extent: 1 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Martha Ann Kidd fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 99-014
Description: This fonds consists of the manuscript of the publication "Historical Sketches of Peterborough" by Martha Ann Kidd and Louis Taylor. Also included are unbound sections of the publication, a newspaper clipping, and the invitation list for the book launching.
Inclusive Dates: 1988
Extent: 6 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Martha and Kenneth Kidd collection

Accession Number: 11-006
Description:Collection consists of correspondence and photographs related to the careers and the private lives of Martha and Kenneth Kidd.
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1989
Extent: .8 m of textual records; ca. 1000 photographs
Restrictions: Permission of the University Archivist required for access to correspondence in Box 1; all other material open access.


TITLE: Stafford F. Kirkpatrick fonds

Accession Number: 75-011
Description: This fonds consists of photocopies of letters written by Stafford F. Kirkpatrick to his brother Alexander in Dublin, with a few to his brother William regarding family and friends, business matters, local news, comments on the political situation in Canada, St. John's Church in Peterborough, Thomas A. Stewart and his family, and the Rebellion of 1837. The records cover the period between April 1831 and November 1851.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1975]
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Labour posters collection

Accession Number: 95-1010
Description: This collection consists of thirty-five labour posters printed in London, England and Budapest. There are also three charter certificates, one dated 1919, and two dated in 1937, which were issued to the Canadian Brussels Carpet Weavers Benefit Association and to the United Textile Workers Federal Union, both of Peterborough. Also included in the collection is a photograph entitled "Delegates to Twelfth Convention of the P.M.L. of N.A."
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1909-1937]
Extent: 35 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Lakefield Heritage Research collection

Accession Number: 12-004
Description: Collection consists primarily of photocopies and emails with information pertaining to various aspects of Peterborough's history, from both the city and the county. Brief history of the town of Lakefield is also included.
Inclusive Dates: 2003-2012
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Langford business fonds

Accession Number: 83-017
Description: This fonds consists of 16 bound journals, day books and cash books pertaining to William Langford, a Peterborough builder. Also included is one folder of loose receipts and price estimates.
Inclusive Dates: 1892-1921
Extent: 30.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Bruce LeCouffe CD

Accession Number: 02-1009
Description: CD consists of the scanned 400-page letterbook of Walter J. Francis. The letters are dated 1898-1906 and relate to the engineering practice of the writer. Of particular relevance to the Peterborough area are letters concerning the building of the Peterborough Lift Lock.
Inclusive Dates: 2002
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Leggott family fonds

Accession Number: 12-006
Description: Fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Leggott family of Lakefield Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1863-1980
Extent: 12.0 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Loyal Orange Lodge fonds

Accession Number: 73-1002
Description: The fonds consists of the following three items: 1. an undated broadside with lines on Scott and Hackett who were murdered and the Right to Walk; 2. a broadside dated July 12, 1877, with poems on the Montreal Riots (of the same date) with the Murder and Funeral of the late Thos. Lett Hackett, by Ulster True Blue and; 3. a certificate of degree, dated March 26, 1923, of Norman Killenbeck, L.O.L. Peterborough #3.
Inclusive Dates: 1877-1923
Extent: 3 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Loyal Orange Lodge (Diamond) No. 80 fonds

Accession Number: 76-001
Description: This fonds consists of: a minute book of Loyal Orange Lodge (Diamond) Number 80, Peterborough, Ontario, containing minutes of both regular and special meetings from January 1874 to September 1900 and membership rolls for the same years: a minute book of Loyal Orange Lodge Number 80 including regular meetings of January 1905 to March 1909; a Blue degree dated March 1905 to June 1906; a Royal Arch Purple degree dated July 1905 to 1908; membership rolls; and the building committee minute book, December 1932 to December 1935.
Inclusive Dates: 1874-1935
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds

Accession Number: 88-009
Description: This fonds consists of minutes, financial records, scrapbooks and other records relating to the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough. The scrapbooks contain articles on the clubs history as well as photographs and other notes of interest.
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1968
Extent: 61 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 94-004
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of annual reports, programmes, constitution, minutes and accounts relating to the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough. Some of the records pertain to the Drama Study Group.
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1993
Extent: 5 inches
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-006
Description: This fonds consists of programmes, annual reports, a memorial certificate for the 90th anniversary of the Lyceum Club and signed by Peter Adams, photos of club events and award winners, etc., administrative papers, a scrapbook, and Rug Group log books.
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1996
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 10-009
Description: This fonds consists of programmes, rules and regulations, membership records, annual reports, minutes, correspondence and research material of the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1947-2009
Extent: 44 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Professor David Macmillan Collection

Accession Number: 05-003
Description: A disparate collection of documents and correspondence relating to North America, 1680-1920.
Inclusive Dates: 1680-1920
Extent: 40 cm
Restriction: N


TITLE: Marriage documents collection

Accession Number: 97-1012
Description: This collection consists of two marriage certificates. One is a handwritten certificate documenting the marriage of Charles Luduc and Sarah Walton, officiated by Pastor Michael [Tunlin], and dated 21 January 1968 at Cobourg. The other is a standard printed certificate, dated 28 February 1880 in Peterborough, and documenting the marriage of William Storms and Emma Preston. There is one family name in common on the two documents: Preston.
Inclusive Dates: 1868 1880
Extent: 2 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Helen Marryat fonds

Accession Number: 69-001
Description: The fonds consists mostly of Helen Marryat's (nee Helen Fowlds) personal experiences as a nurse in World War I, and her activities as a local historian. There are clippings of her articles in local newspapers, historical maps (drawn by Gerald Marryat) and other materials relating to settlement of Hastings and district such as education and nursing. Also included are the correspondence and photograph collections of her brothers, Donald and Eric (mostly from World War I), and material on Frederick Marryat (1792-1848), navy captain and novelist.
Inclusive Dates: 4 Feb. 1912-21 Nov. 1964
Extent: 1.7 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Professor John Marsh fonds

Accession Number: 03-002
Description: Fonds consists of materials relating to conferences, colloquiums, and workshops in which Professor John Marsh was involved, and to courses taught by Professor Marsh at Trent University. Also included is miscellaneous correspondence, and reports, submissions, papers, articles, and books written by and edited by professor Marsh. Included in the fonds are four photographs and six cassette tapes.
Extent: .4 m of textual records, 4 photographs, 6 cassette tapes
Restrictions: N


TITLE: John R. Marshall collection

Accession Number: 97-1025
Description: This collection consists of a photograph of John R. Marshall, possibly in his late 30's or early 40's, and newspaper clipping memorials to Marshall at the time of his death in April 1952.
Inclusive Dates: [192?] 1952
Extent: 3 items, 1 photograph : b&w ; 47cm x 34cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Masonic Hall installation banquet programme

Accession Number: 89-1054
Description: This item is a programme used by the Royal Arthur Lodge for an installation banquet at the Masonic Hall in Peterborough in 1923.
Inclusive Dates: 1923
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Meteorological Service of Canada fonds

Accession Number: 76-039
Description: The fonds consists of daily meteorological registers of observations of temperature, barometer readings, precipitation, clouds, wind velocity and direction and the general state of the weather of Peterborough, Ontario. Also included are monthly abstracts recording temperature and barometric extremes, the number of rainy, snowy or foggy days, the number of days when there was thunder or lightening. Newspaper clippings regarding Peterborough local weather are included.
Inclusive Dates: 1873-1939
Extent: 27 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Miscellaneous interviews collection

Accession Number: 05-1002
Description: Collection consists of an audio cassette tape and transcript of an interview with William G. Towns of Douro, Ontario, conducted by Professor Alan Brunger on 27 October 1981. Also included is an audio cassette tape of an interview with William Telford of Smith Township, Ontario, on local recreation history, conducted by Elaine Boothman for Professor John Marsh's geography 334 course in October 1984.
Inclusive Dates: 1981; 1984
Extent: 2 audio cassette tapes; 1 cm of textual records
Restrictions: There are no written permissions to accompany this accession. Copyright remains with interviewee and researchers must contact interviewee for permission to quote. Tapes may not be copied.


TITLE: Miscellaneous map collection

Accession Number: 93-008
Description: This collection consists of miscellaneous maps of Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario. The maps consist mostly of the Peterborough area.
Inclusive Dates: 1846-1949
Extent: 35 maps
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Miscellaneous photographs collection

Accession Number: 05-1000
Description: Collection consists of photographs of Peterborough Lift Lock, members of the Hugh MacMillan family, Premier Leslie Frost, and numerous unidentified men and women.
Inclusive Dates: [188-?]-[197-?]
Extent: 15 photographs; 3 negatives
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Francis J.A. Morris fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 80-034
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of records created by Frank Morris. The fonds is arranged into the following series: correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts; postcards of the British Isles and Canada; photographs and negatives of botanical species from field trips; glass lantern slides of flowers, fine arts, museums, and scenes of Europe; and maps, mostly of Great Britain and Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1869-1949
Extent: 2 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Francis J.A. Morris fonds

Accession Number: 74-008
Description: The fonds consists of the correspondence and manuscripts of the Peterborough author and teacher, Francis J.A. Morris, primarily relating to his interests in botany, entomology, and classical and modern literature. The papers include both prose and poetry selections, some of which are unpublished. Morris wrote for diverse journals, among them the Canadian Forum, and the Canadian Entomologist. Also among the papers are published copies of some of his works, and copies of the works of other authors, mainly in the field of natural science and botany or entomology.
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1950
Extent: 1.23 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Munro family fonds

Accession Number: 79-006
Description: This fonds consists of the family and personal papers of William Hamilton Munro, his brothers Reid and Alan and his sister Effie. The materials in the fonds make reference to World War I; Peterborough County; hydro-electric companies in Canada and the third world; photographs, postcards, maps and plans of the Trent Canal; City of Peterborough; and locations in Bolivia, Europe and North America.
Inclusive Dates: 1856-1975
Extent: 4 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: J.E.R. and Helena V. Munro fonds

Accession Number: 75-1006
Description: This fonds consists of copies of papers written by J.E.R. and H.V. Munro of Peterborough, Ontario, on the following topics: The Shanleys - Pioneer Railway Builders, manuscript 14 pages, (London, Ontario); Katherine Wallis - 1945 address to Women's Art Association of Peterborough, manuscript, 9 pages; Women's Art Association of Peterborough through 60 years, 1965, 8 pages; Pioneer; A Chronology of Prince Edward County and the Early Pioneers, 1964, 28 pages; and The Village of Demorestville in the Township of Sophiasburg in the County of Prince Edward, Ontario, 1971, 23 pages and 6 pages correspondence from 1972.
Inclusive Dates: 1964-1972
Extent: 110 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: William Hamilton Munro letters fonds

Accession Number: 78-1001
Description: This fonds consists of three letters, two of which were written to William Hamilton Munro and Mrs. Angela Munro by Bessie [?] of Ottawa, Ontario commenting on the 1958 gas explosion in Ottawa, the Peace River Project and W.A.C. Bennett. The third letter is a carbon copy of a letter sent to Mr. Franklin R. Little, Editor of the Northern New York Publishing Company from Robert Moses, Chairman of the Power Authority of the State of New York. It is in reference to an article published by Mr. Little titled "Underground Leak at Power Pool Feared Threat to Seaway Hydro Energy." A carbon copy typescript of the article is included with the letter.
Inclusive Dates: 1958
Extent: 5 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: William Hamilton Munro fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 80-033
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of maps, correspondence and related documents of the Bronson Company, the Gatineau Power Company, and the Ottawa Power Company collected by William Hamilton Munro.
Inclusive Dates: 1877-1964
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: New Democratic Party fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 90-013
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of interviews with prominent NDP and labour activists recalling the 1960 by-election in Peterborough, and the early history of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding. As well there are related transcripts; newspaper articles and correspondence.
Inclusive Dates: 1957-1988
Extent: 20 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Newcastle District Loan Company banknotes

Accession Number: 92-1005
Description: This item consists of 2 pages of banknotes printed by the Newcastle District Loan Company in August of 1836.
Inclusive Dates: 13 Aug. 1836-27 Aug. 1836
Extent: 2 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Oft in the Stilly Night / R.M. Matthews

Accession Number: 86-012
Description: This item is a bound, unpublished manuscript containing 7 photographs and 2 coloured post cards of Silver Islet. The manuscript contains the reminiscences of Ross Matthews about his family and friends.
Inclusive Dates: 1981
Extent: 6.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Marjorie McLean Oliver fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 04-002
Description: Fonds consists of photographs, genealogical information, and legal documents pertaining to the Chase and Oliver families; diaries of Marjorie Oliver; documents relating to her teaching career; school yearbooks; correspondence; and greeting cards including several Valentines. Also included is a North Harvey Cheese & Butter Manufacturing Company Ltd. ledger dated 1911-1920.


TITLE: Ontario Summer Games fonds

Accession Number: 82-017
Description: The fonds consists of the final report (2 copies) and 1 copy of appendices of the Ontario Summer Games held in Peterborough 1980. Professor Peter Adams of Trent University was chairman of the 1980 Ontario Summer Games Committee. Also included are committee reports, promotion and media materials.
Inclusive Dates: 1980
Extent: 81 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Audience at the performance of Ileen Allanna

Accession Number: 83-1007
Description: This photograph depicts the audience watching a performance of "Ileen Allanna" at the Opera House located on George Street in Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 14 Mar. 1913
Extent: 1 photograph
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Oral histories : audio cassettes and transcript collection

Accession Number: 96-008
Description: This fonds consists of transcripts of interviews with Peterborough and area citizens concerning their perceptions of the social, cultural, and political aspects of life in Peterborough from the early 1900s to 1974. There are also three cassette tapes forming one interview with Lorna Cotton-Thomas.
Inclusive Dates: 1974
Extent: 6.5 cm
Restrictions: There are no written permissions to accompany this accession. Copyright remains with interviewee and researchers must contact interviewee for permission to quote.


TITLE: Orange Lodge. District Loyal Orange Lodge No. 3 minute books fonds

Accession Number: 77-016
Description: This fonds consists of minute books of the District Loyal Orange Lodge No. 3. Included are: 1) minutes of regular meetings from July 7, 1908 to December 31, 1933; and 2) Minutes from January 11, 1949 to January 30, 1950, May 8, 1966 to February 20, 1967, January 20, 1969, and January 11, 1972. Lodge No. 3 was redesignated Loyal Orange Lodge 76 in 1950 which was comprised of members from Lodges No. 80, No. 50 and No. 1175. The lodge closed in 1972.
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1972
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Orange Lodge. J.W. Bell Memorial Lodge No. 1175 minute book

Accession Number: 77-008
Description: This item is a minute book of the Loyal Orange Lodge Number 1175, Peterborough, Ontario from March 15, 1907 to January 6, 1915. It includes membership rolls.
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1915
Extent: 10 cm (200 pages)
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Orange Lodge. Orange Hall Board (Protestant Association Trustee Board) minute book

Accession Number: 77-017
Description: This item is a minute book of the Orange Hall Board concerned with the rental and maintenance of the Orange Hall November 9, 1917 to March 23, 1960 in Peterborough, Ontario. The board was composed mainly of memebers of Loyal Orange Lodges No.'s 80, 1175, and 50, as well as others.
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1960
Extent: 3 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Orange Lodge. Royal Scarlet Chapter of West Peterborough, District No.1 minute book

Accession Number: 77-007
Description: This item is a minute book of an Orange Lodge; the Royal Scarlet Chapter of County of West Peterborough, District number 1 from April 14, 1923 to May 15, 1962.
Inclusive Dates: 1923-1962
Extent: 10 cm (198 pages)
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Orange Lodge. Royal Scarlet Chapter of West Peterborough minute book

Accession Number: 77-006
Description: This item is a minute book of Loyal Orange Lodge, Royal Scarlet Chapter of West Peterborough (District Number 3) from February 14, 1904 to February 14, 1939.
Inclusive Dates: 1904-1939
Extent: 10 cm (502 pages)
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Stephen A. Otto fonds

Accession Number: 96-1004
Description: This fonds consists of four photographs, two of which are copies of photographs found in the Geale-Rogers Papers (82-022). One of these two is a duplicate of photo #400, Box 14, and is of Calcutt House, Peterborough. A negative is attached. The other is a duplicate of photo #27 of Album #6, Box 15, and is of a cottage on Little Otter Island, Stoney Lake, Ontario. A negative is attached. The other two photographs are of the Canadian General Electric Company building, Peterborough. One is an exterior shot and the other an interior. Also included is a negative of photo #48, Box 1 Folder 4 of The Peterborough City Photograph Collection (83-008), and is of the Salvation Army Barracks, Peterborough. None of the photographs and negatives are dated. Also included is a photocopy of a map of Stoney Lake, with Little Otter Island highlighted.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1866], 1975
Extent: 8 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Bikeways collection

Accession Number: 97-1033
Description: This collection consists of copies of the agendas and minutes of the first eight meetings of the Steering Committee on Bikeways. Also included are a 1975 Peterborough Bikeway Report (which includes a proposed bicycle trail map), correspondence, etc.
Inclusive Dates: 1975-1976
Extent: 2 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Board of Trade fonds

Accession Number: 73-003
Description: The fonds consists of a photocopy of the Charter, 1889; a photocopy of the name change Order-in-Council, April 1922; original minute books from 1893 to 1918, plus excerpted items; and the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce bulletin on the Lift Lock post-1922.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1973]
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Business College photograph

Accession Number: 97-1026
Description: This photograph includes portraits of 66 male graduates and 62 female graduates of the 1912-13 Peterborough Business College graduating class. Also included in the photograph are portraits of six instructors and administrators.
Inclusive Dates: [1913?]
Extent: 1 photograph
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough by-law no.231 broadside

Accession Number: 97-1004
Description: This item is a by-law which sets forth the provisions for granting certificates to tavern-keepers or other gaming houses selling spirituous liquors, along with the costs of such licenses and the applicable fines for breaches of the law. Notation on the back of this item indicates that this copy of the by-law was submitted as evidence in the case of Cumming vs. Faucher, March 16, 1872.
Inclusive Dates: 22 February 1869
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Centennial Museum opening ceremony

Accession Number: 91-1005
Description: This item is a printed program for the opening ceremony of the Peterborough Centennial Museum on October 28, 1967. Participants in the opening ceremonies were Lt. Col. R.J. Bolton, Rev. D.E. Tansley, Mayor Jos. Behan, Carmen Metcalfe, Hugh Faulkner M.P., Walter Pitman, Magistrate W.R. Philp, A. Kraetzer-museum contractor, E.B. Zeidler-museum architect and Col. Hugh Wallis as the guest speaker.
Inclusive Dates: 28 Oct. 1967
Extent: 1 page
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce fonds

Accession Number: 73-1005
Description: The fonds consists of carbon copies of Surveyor's correspondence regarding a municipal drain dated November 6, 1958; and 3 undated identical maps for zoning in the City of Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1958
Extent: 6 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough City photographic collection

Accession Number: 83-008
Description: This collection consists of original photographs, copy photographs, negatives and glass negatives of the City of Peterborough. Subjects such as street scenes, store fronts, churches, industries, cemeteries, the Peterborough Canoe Company and schools are included in the fonds. Most of the photographs were taken by Roy studios and used in "Peterborough Examiner" articles during the 1960's.
Inclusive Dates: 1900-1940
Extent: 30 cm plus 1 photograph album
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough City photographic collection. Additions

Accession Number: 02-1006
Description: Collection consists of photographs and slides of businesses, landmarks and sites within and near the city of Peterborough. Images include Peterborough Lift Lock, Little Lake, Petroglyphs, Peterborough Square, Fairhaven Home for the Aged, Edmison Heights Public School, P.C.H. Nurses residence, Queen Mary Public School, Kinsmen Garden Club, Zeidler farm house, Peterborough Courthouse addition, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Hutchison House, Peterborough Public Library, Comstock Funeral Home, Peterborough Theatre Guild, Victoria Park, etc.
Inclusive Dates: [1970-2000]
Extent: ca. 100 photographs, 4 slides
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough City postcards reproductions collection

Accession Number: 04-1004
Description: Collection consists of 13 Peterborough, Ontario postcards reproductions of scenes and buildings dated ca. 1940 – ca. 1955. Subjects include St. Peter’s Cathedral, Western Clock Company Ltd., George Street, Civic Hospital, Trinity United Church, Quaker Oats Company Ltd., War Memorial, Peterborough Collegiate & Vocational School, St. John’s Anglican Church, City Hall, George St. United Church, and St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1960
Extent: 13 postcards
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational Institute fonds

Accession Number: 94-015
Description: This fonds consists of 58 volumes of the Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School yearbook called "The Echoes"; 2 Minute Books for the Girls' Athletic Association from 1908 to 1923; 13 scattered volumes of "Commencement Exercises" between 1937 and 1951; and 1 volume of "Reports of the Business Board of the Collegiate Echoes of the P.C.I." dated 1916-1918.
Inclusive Dates: 1905-1977
Extent: 33 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Common Press fonds

Accession Number: 83-1023
Description: The fonds consists of the 3 issues of the newspaper "The Peterborough Common Press" which was published in Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1976
Extent: 0.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds

Accession Number: 79-001
Description: The fonds consists of the constitution and by-laws of the Peterborough Community Concert Association. Also included are correspondence, contracts, minutes, programmes, clippings and publicity materials of each concert season spanning a twenty-nine year period.
Inclusive Dates: 1945-1974
Extent: 46 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-004
Description: This fonds consists of photographs, programmes of concerts, as well as financial statements, budgets, etc. There are also newspaper reviews and adds for the concerts, administrative papers, minutes of meetings, lists of board and executive members, contracts, and campaign reports.
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1996
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 99-007
Description: This fonds consists of Peterborough Community Concert Association administrative and promotional material, correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, budget reports, series programs, newspaper clippings, membership lists, newsletters, artist contracts, and other related material.
Inclusive Dates: 1971-1996
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Community Concert Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 08-001
Description: Fonds consists of administrative and promotional material, meeting minutes, budgetary records, programs, artist contracts, membership lists, and correspondence relating to the Peterborough Concert Association.
Inclusive Dates: 1986-2007
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Cricket Club fonds

Accession Number: 77-034
Description: The fonds of the Peterborough Cricket Club consists of scorebooks of the club (G. Whitaker Company Cricket Club) 1937-1954; 1965, as well as photographs of players and matches. Also included are newspaper clippings and rule books.
Inclusive Dates: 1874-1965
Extent: 30 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Presenting the Fathers of Confederation, 1867

Accession Number: 83-1013
Description: This is a photograph of Peterborough residents representing the Fathers of Confederation during the town's Diamond Jubilee. The names of the actors in the photograph are portrayed at the bottom of the photograph as well as the name of the person they were portraying.
Inclusive Dates: 1 July 1927
Extent: 1 photograph
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Ecology Strategy report

Accession Number: 01-1012
Description: Item is a Peterborough Ecology Strategy draft interim report, submitted by project coordinator Jean Greig to the Ecology Strategy Steering Committee for their review and comment, 1991.
Inclusive Dates: 1991
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Fire Brigade : Fire Roll Book

Accession Number: 75-1003
Description: This item is a roll book for fires in and around Peterborough, Ontario, between 1886 and 1900, with names of fire-fighters, drill entries, dates and places of fires as well as false alarms.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1970 and 1975]
Extent: 50 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Fire Department pension trust fund collection

Accession Number: 77-004
Description: This collection consists of 33 lithographic print plates, mounted on wood, of photographic negatives of the fire brigade, Peterborough City Council (1925, 1933 and 1941), the waterworks, the first fire engine, and the Aylmer Street station. There are also print plates of photographic negatives of fires at various buildings in Peterborough including Quaker Oats, the Boston Cafe, the Salvation Army, and the Peterborough Canoe Company.
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1941
Extent: 73 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: "Our Peterborough Hospitals"

Accession Number: 83-1027
Description: Item is an address by Dr. John T.R. Stewart "Our Peterborough Hospitals" which was given to the Peterborough Fortnightly Club.
Inclusive Dates: [between 1920 and 1940]
Extent: 0.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Free Press fonds

Accession Number: 83-1024
Description: This fonds consists of 8 issues of the newspaper "The Peterborough Free Press" which was published in Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1968-1969
Extent: 1 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Story of the Peterborough Horticultural Society / Zoltan Bank

Accession Number: 89-1052
Description: This item is a history of the Peterborough Horticultural Society written in 1975 by Zoltan Bank.
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1975
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Humane Society fonds

Accession Number: 94-013
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, procedures and financial statements regarding the Peterborough Humane Society. There is also information regarding the relationship between the Society and the City and County of Peterborough and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Also included in the fonds are plans for the shelter on Lansdowne Street.
Inclusive Dates: 1955-1963
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Law Association by-laws

Accession Number: 76-1011
Description: This item is a photocopy of the by-laws of the Peterborough Law Association as amended January 16, 1893 and later amended July 12, 1903.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1976]
Extent: 5 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Light and Power Company

Accession Number: 04-017
Description: Fonds consists of photocopies of the hydro pole register of the Peterborough Light and Power Company. The register includes maps and statistical information and the originals are dated 1892-1921.
Inclusive Dates: [photocopied 1993]
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: John Pierce historical survey collection

Accession Number: 07-001
Description: Collection consists of correspondence, surveys, notes, plans, and maps of Peterborough area surveyors John Huston, John Reid, Alfred J. Cameron, and John W. Pierce. Also included are speeches, newspaper clippings, biographical accounts of various local surveyors, miscellaneous published items re Peterborough, and documents and photographs relating to Pierce's survey of the Ontario-Manitoba border in 1921.
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1975
Extent: 26 cm textual records; 34 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Souvenir of Opening of Hydraulic Lift Lock on Trent Canal

Accession Number: 83-1017
Description: This photograph is of the opening of the hydraulic lift lock on the Trent Canal at Peterborough, Ontario, July 9, 1904.
Inclusive Dates: 9 July 1904
Extent: 1 photograph
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough photographic collection

Accession Number: 83-1015
Description: This collection of photographs consists of the Peterborough County Council for 1925 and 1937, Margaret Anne Elizabeth Rubidge which includes family information written on the back, interior of a Peterborough church and Canton #10 in Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1937
Extent: 5 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough newspaper files fonds

Accession Number: 88-025
Description: This fonds is comprised of typescripts of newspaper articles from the Peterborough Weekly Despatch, the Peterborough Review and the Peterborough Examiner. The articles have been arranged chronologically under a number of subject headings.
Inclusive Dates: 1846-1860
Extent: 25 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Normal School collection

Accession Number: 01-1002
Description: This collection consists of 14 photograph negatives of Peterborough Normal School, undated, and portraying people and the grounds of the school. The negatives are enclosed in a J.J. Gilfillan, Orono, Ontario, photographer's envelope, with the name Calvin Hamm, Orono, Ontario written on it. Calvin Hamm was born on March 28, 1909 at Orono, son of Ernest Hamm and Florence Hughson. He was appointed Principal of the Morley Consolidated School at Stratton in September 1935 and received his B.A. at Western University in June 1943. He later taught high school in Fort Frances (taken from a typed information enclosure which accompanies the collection). Also included is a Peterborough Normal School Christmas Card, undated; a Peterborough Normal School Literary Society invitation, 1930; and a photograph of the "Floating Bridge, Bridgenorth, Chemong Lake, 1933."
Inclusive Dates: 1930 1933 [193-?]
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Teachers' College fonds

Accession Number: 10-007
Description: Forty-seven volumes and eight boxes of records relating to Peterborough Teachers' College. Includes sessional reports, training registers, practice teaching records, 1908 to 1968; also registration and record cards, 1946 to 1973. Also included is a Public School Daily Register for Bobcaygeon, 1883-1885.
Inclusive Dates: 1883-1885; 1908-1973
Extent: 2.8 m of textual records
Restrictions: Closed for 100 years from the last date on each record or card


TITLE: Peterborough directory

Accession Number: 75-1012
Description: This item is a photocopy of a 1875 directory showing the names, addresses, occupations, and in some cases date of emigration to Canada, of the early citizens of Peterborough. Other Peterborough and area Directories have been catalogued and appear on the Trent University Library on-line catalogue.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1975]
Extent: 86 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Underwriters' Survey Bureau

Accession Number: 76-004
Description: Bound insurance plan of the City of Peterborough, special mercantile revision February, 1948, from revision July, 1943, from plan dated May 1929. Includes key of symbols. Scale varies on individual sheets.
Inclusive Dates: Feb. 1948
Extent: 34 sheets plus index
Restrictions: Y No copying without permission of the University Archivist. No reprinting without the permission of the Underwriter's Association.


TITLE: Peterborough, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Canadian Underwriters' Association

Accession Number: 76-005
Description: This item is an insurance Plan of the City of Peterborough which includes a key of symbols. The scale varies on individual sheets. Also included are special diagrams of various buildings ( factories, Trent University, high schools, etc.)
Inclusive Dates: Sept. 1968
Extent: 98 sheets plus index
Restrictions: Y No copying without permission of the University Archivist. No reprinting without the permission of the Underwriter's Association.


TITLE: Fortnightly Club fonds

Accession Number: 75-1004
Description: This item is a typescript of an address to the Fortnightly Club by Ralph C. Honey, describing the production of the Centennial book, "Peterborough: Land of Shining Waters." The address was written March 14, 1967.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed [ca. 1975]
Extent: 26 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Chas. E. Goad Company

Accession Number: 76-037
Description: This item is a Chas. E. Goad Company fire insurance plan of the City of Peterborough, Ontario revised in 1911 from a plan of 1904, surveyed December 1893. It includes a key plan (scale 500':01"), a key to symbols, an index, and special diagrams of major buildings such as factories and schools.
Inclusive Dates: 1911
Extent: 39 sheets
Restrictions: Y No copying without permission of the University Archivist. No reprinting without the permission of the Underwriter's Association.


TITLE: One hundred years' history of St. Andrew's Church, Peterborough, 1833/1933

Accession Number: 69-1004
Description: This item is carbon copy of a typescript history of St. Andrew's United Church titled "One Hundred Years' History of St. Andrew's Church, Peterborough 1833-1933." It was written and later published by E. Bruce Fowler.
Inclusive Dates: 1933
Extent: 11 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Post Office

Accession Number: 91-1014
Description: This item is a photocopy of a newsprint photograph and news article as well as research proposing to establish the date that the early post office acquired its tower and bell.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [198-?]
Extent: 1 page
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough's Architectural Heritage / Martha Ann Kidd

Accession Number: 84-006
Description: This item is a corrected carbon text of "Peterborough's Architectural Heritage" edited by Martha Kidd and published in 1978.
Inclusive Dates: 1978
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Social Planning Council fonds

Accession Number: 88-001
Description: This fonds consists of files from the Peterborough Social Planning Council from 1978 regarding childrens' services, demographic data, handicapped and Native peoples, senior citizens and social service profiles of Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1978
Extent: 30.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Women's Committee fonds

Accession Number: 88-023
Description: This fonds consists of records that were left when the Peterborough Women's Committee disbanded in 1987. The files provide a record of a decade of women's political concerns from a local point of view.
Inclusive Dates: 1977-1987
Extent: 2 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Women's Committee fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-013
Description: This fonds consists of miscellaneous documents relating to the administration of the Peterborough Women's Committee. Also included is documentation relating to the project "Women Helping Women", as well as newsletters and annual reports.
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1987
Extent: 20 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Preceptor Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds

Accession Number: 07-005
Description: This fonds consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to Beta Sigma Phi and the Peterborough Preceptor Psi chapter. Also included are issues of Hi Phi Record.
Inclusive Dates: 1956-2007
Extent: 1.5 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Fern Rahmel fonds

Accession Number: 88-003
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence, radio scripts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, book reviews and other written records by Fern Rahmel.
Inclusive Dates: 1944-1975
Extent: 30.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-1020
Description: This fonds consists of newspaper clippings and magazine articles by and about Robertson Davies (including a newspaper clipping of his obituary); Fern Rahmel's articles "Robertson Davies: Wonder-Worker" and "Robertson Davies: "Teacher"-Director"; the stage manager's copy of Robertson Davies' play "King Phoenix" staged at Peterborough Little Theatre; correspondence between Robertson Davies and Fern Rahmel; and a photo of Brenda Davies and Robertson Davies.
Inclusive Dates: 1945-1995
Extent: 2.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 94-005
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of materials relating to F.M. de la Fosse which includes research notes compiled by Fern Rahmel, a taped lecture by Rahmel and miscellaneous correspondence as well as an annotated manuscript for "Young Bloods" by F.M. de la Fosse.
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1994
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Fern Rahmel fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 10-002
Description: Fonds consists of diaries, photographs, correspondence, certificates, play scripts and playbills, research material, speeches, short stories, reviews and critiques, genealogies, newspaper clippings and greeting cards related to the life of Fern Rahmel. Also included is a panoramic photograph entitled Sirmilik Hoodoos Panorama by Dr. Roberta Bondar, framed and presented to Rahmel by Trent University.
Inclusive Dates: 1887-2009
Extent: 70 cm of textual materials; ca. 750 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Reid family photographs

Accession Number: 97-1034
Description: This accession consists of copy photographs, several of which are of originals in the Reid family photograph album and date from the 1840's to 1900's. One is of the Robert Henry "Harry" Devinish Reid family accompanied by an identification sheet with vital statistics for each member. Included also is a set of ten copy photographs of three generations of the Reid family. This set is accompanied by a family chart providing statistics for those listed.
Inclusive Dates: [1997?]
Extent: 13 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Harold Reid collection

Accession Number: 97-1029
Description: This collection consists of a ledger dated 1880-1905 created by Robert Henry Reid which records transactions for goods sold or services exchanged for goods. The merchandise involved appears to be that of a general store or farm supply depot. Also included is a journal (and typscript) created by Frederick Reid describing his move west from Ontario to Edmonton between 1907 and 1909. A biographical note about Fred by his son is included at the end. Collection also includes a letter to Harold A. Reid from Florence Reid and two copy photographs: one of Fred and Louise Reid, 1949 and one of the school house which Frederick Reid attended, 1946.
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1997
Extent: 2 cm
Restrictions: None


TITLE: Peterborough residences photographic fonds

Accession Number: 83-1018
Description: This fonds consists of four Peterborough residences of which two are framed. One of the photographs is of the Haultain home from approximately 1880 and another is of Maplehurst.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1880
Extent: 4 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peter Robinson document cover

Accession Number: 96-1007
Description: This item is a document cover sheet with an inscription "Glengary 13th Nov. 1828, Bishop McDonell, Cornwall, Private, 25 Nov., [to] The Honbl. Peter Robinson, His Majestys Wardon of Woods in Upper Canada & c., York".
Inclusive Dates: 13 Nov. 1828
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peter Robinson report

Accession Number: 92-1001
Description: This item is a report of the selection and despatch of the Irish immigrants that Peter Robinson settled in the Peterborough area in 1825, including names of the ships used, numbers carried, a list of townships in which the immigrants settled and the results of the harvests in 1826. A transcript of the report is included.
Inclusive Dates: 4 May 1827
Extent: 22 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Romaine's Map of the Town of Peterborough and Village of Ashburnham / Robert Romaine

Accession Number: 01-1024
Description: Item is a map entitled Romaine's Map of the Town of Peterborough and Village of Ashburnham. It is "Compiled from Registered Plans and Actual Surveys", and is "Published by Robert Romaine, at the Office of the "Peterborough Review", Peterborough, Ont., 1875". Further description follows: scale equals 4 chains to 1 inch, size 164.5cm x 116cm, original, mounted on linen, laminated, 1875.
Inclusive Dates: 1875
Extent: 1 map
Restrictions: N 


TITLE: Captain Charles Rubidge fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 11-009
Description: Fonds consists of sheet music, some of which is hand-copied. The items originated with Captain Charles Rubidge and penciled annotations suggest that he collected or hand-copied a number of them in the early 1800s for his wife-to-be, Margaret Clarke, before coming to Canada. “Mrs. Rubidge” is written in hand on some pieces. Provenance is indicated on some documents in layered notes made by family descendents across generations. Also included is information compiled by Laurie Lambe Wallace about the sheet music and its history within the Rubidge family.
Inclusive Dates: 1756; 1805-1836; 2011
Extent: 6.5 cm of sheet music
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Rush photographic fonds

Accession Number: 88-019
Description: This fonds consists of three photograph albums. The bulk of the photographs are unidentified however some of the photographs are apparently members of Sawers, Crawford and Beck families. There are some photographs of ranching and farming in Western Canada.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1915
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Rye receipts fonds

Accession Number: 96-1008
Description: This fonds consists of two receipts dated in 1934, one of which relates to a license for Rye's Pavilion granted by the Canadian Performing Right Society, Ltd., and the other to fees charged by W.H. Cunningham for tuning Mr. Rye's piano.
Inclusive Dates: 1934
Extent: 2 receipts
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Douglas Sadler: Peterborough By-Pass fonds

Accession Number: 81-008
Description: This fonds consists of original, print and photocopied records compiled by Doug Sadler, as a member of the Citizens' Advisory Group, relating to the proposed highway #28 by-pass around Peterborough, Ontario. Included in the fonds are correspondence, minutes, petitions, feasibilty studies, reports, maps and plans. The proposed construction of the by-pass was highly controversial and these records illustrate the interaction between modern government and its machinery and concerned local citizens' groups.
Inclusive Dates: 1973-1975
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Douglas Sadler fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 95-016
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of articles and booklets written by Frank Morris; manuscripts and published articles by Douglas Sadler; correspondence, minutes of meetings relating to Sadler's involvment in environmental and naturalist issues and activities; correspondence relating to Teacher's College and several issues of the Young Naturalist.
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1993
Extent: 1 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Douglas Sadler fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 96-001
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of bird spotting forms for the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas and Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas error forms. Also included in the fonds are numerous publications and newsletters from various naturalist clubs across Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1930-1990 ; predominant 1952-1959
Extent: 61 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Douglas Sadler fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 02-007
Description: Fonds consists of Douglas Sadler's correspondence, notes, papers, addresses, and teaching materials related to outdoor education. Included are records related to a course for teachers of Native children (1970), and to Sadler's participation in an Art and Design Education in the Atlantic Provinces Conference in Halifax (1973).
Inclusive Dates: 1959-1976
Extent: 7 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N 


TITLE: Munroe Scott fonds

Accession Number: 99-001
Description: This fonds consists of various scripts and manuscripts, films, audio cassettes, etc., and related correspondence. Also included are photographs and personal correspondence.
Inclusive Dates: 1946-1996
Extent: 5.7 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: World War I Newspaper Clippings and Trent Canal photographs Scrapbook

Accession Number: 89-1018
Description: This scrapbook contains clippings about World War I and photographs of the Trent Canal and River system including Lakefield Canoe Co., Kirkfield and the Peterborough Lift Lock. The people in the photographs are unidentified.
Inclusive Dates: [between 1918 and 1928]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Shakespeare Club fonds

Accession Number: 95-013
Description: This fonds consists of minutes, programs and membership lists of the Shakespeare Club which was a Peterborough women's club.
Inclusive Dates: 1953-1988
Extent: 12 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Peterborough Collegiate Institute: lower school graduation diploma

Accession Number: 89-1015
Description: This item is a Lower School Graduation Diploma from the Peterborough Institute issued to Sarsfield Sheehy on September 1st, 1909 and signed by H.R.H. Kenner, the principal and Louis M. Hayes, the Chairman of the Peterborough Board of Education.
Inclusive Dates: 1 Sept. 1909
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Rev. Herbert Symonds photograph / [by] Roy Studio

Accession Number: 97-1006
Description: This black and white photograph is of a gentlemen in clerical dress, and is by the Roy Studio of Peterborough. On the reverse, the name "E.H.D. Hall" (a Peterborough lawyer associated with the firm of Hall Gillespie) is written in pencil. The subject of the photograph is identified in pencil on the reverse as "Rev. Herbert Simonds".
Inclusive Dates: [180-]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Site sketches collection

Accession Number: 95-1004
Description: This collection consists of 41 reproductions of sketches including Toronto street scenes from 1882, Lindsay, Peterborough in 1882, Belleville, and Kingston, all in Ontario as well as some reproductions from sites in Quebec.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1900-1960]
Extent: 41 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Jean Shearman fonds

Accession Number: 05-013
Description: Fonds consists of research materials relating to early nineteenth-century Irish immigrants, Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Browne Stewart, of Douro Township, County of Peterborough in Ontario. Included in the research materials are photographs (including 3 daguerreotypes), genealogical family charts, and articles and papers relating to Stewart family descendents and other Peterborough settler families. Also included is the personal correspondence of Jean Shearman.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1840-2004
Extent: 1 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Alan J. Slavin fonds

Accession Number: 02-006
Description: Fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets, journal issues, and other material related primarily to the peace movement. Included are records of Kawartha Ploughshares and Project Ploughshares, and letters written between Alan and Linda Slavin and government officials regarding nuclear disarmament, capital punishment, etc.
Inclusive Dates: 1982-1990
Extent: 28 cm of textual records 45 rpm record
Restrictions: N 


TITLE: Professor Denis Smith fonds

Accession Number: 86-001
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence with Board of Governors of Trent University and other Trent records. It also contains research records for a book by Professor Denis Smith called "Bleeding Hearts, Bleeding Country" and records relating to his editorialship of "Canadian Forum".
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1981
Extent: 90 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: St. Anne's Parish, Peterborough, Ontario 1956-1981. 25th anniversary

Accession Number: 91-1003
Description: This item consists of a twenty-eight page account of the parish's current activities with some records of activities over the previous quarter century.
Inclusive Dates: 1956-1981
Extent: 1 pamphlet
Restrictions: N


TITLE: St. John's Anglican Church fonds

Accession Number: 80-020
Description: The fonds consists of microfilmed copies of parish registers, registers of service, financial records and early records of St. John's Anglican Church from 1825 to 1935.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed [between 1977 and 1980]
Extent: 2 reels
Restrictions: Permission of the University Archivist.


TITLE: Stewart-Dunlop fonds

Accession Number: 94-007
Description: This fonds consists of photocopied correspondence of the Stewart and Dunlop families. Most of the letters are to Ellen Dunlop (daughter of Frances Browne Stewart) from Frances Stewart, Catharine Parr Traill and Harriet Beaufort as well as James Wallis.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1994 and 1995]
Extent: 2 inches
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Frances Stewart fonds

Accession Number: 74-1005
Description: The fonds consists of three letters. Two are written to Harriet Beaufort, the third and last one to Maria Noble. Letter #1 (November 9, 1823-December 6, 1823), tells of mail received, the death of Frances' daughter Bessie, description of produce, and of difficulties in communication with Cobourg. Letter #2 (January 27, 1824-February 5, 1824), describes Frances' troubles with servants, of Tom's trip to Cobourg over the Rice Lake/Peterborough Road, and his getting lost on the lake, and her new baby girl. Letter #3, written from Goodwood, (April 11, 1854), tells of Tom's death, and her reflections on it. Transcripts of each of the letters are also included in the fonds.
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1854
Extent: 17 pages
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 74-1006
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of photocopies of marriage license; abstract of marriage settlement; last will and codicils and attachments; and miscellaneous correspondence. The correspondence includes Stewart to Browne (March 11-13, 1823) - original belongs to Mrs. G.K. Browne of St. Andrews East, Quebec; Stewart to Browne (December 23, 1853) - original belongs to Dunlop Stewart of Oakville, Ontario; and F. Stewart to Sandford Fleming - original belongs to H.T. Pammett.
Inclusive Dates: 1816-1853
Extent: 2 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 92-1002
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of 10 letters (some fragments) written by Frances Stewart to her granddaughter and relatives in England, concerning her pioneer life in the Peterborough area. There is also one photograph of Harriet as young child which was photographed in London, England (biographical information is written on the back of the photograph).
Inclusive Dates: 1854-1870
Extent: 10 letters and 1 photo
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 94-1001
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of three letters written by Frances Stewart to relatives in Ireland. There is also an invoice from a linen draper and haberdasher. A transcript of the letters is also included in the fonds.
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1856
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Stewart, Frances fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-023
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence, an early version of the manuscript of "Our Forest Home", and a copyright document for "Our Forest Home". Also included are drawings, a painting, and house plans.
Inclusive Dates: 1806-1887
Extent: 6.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Stewart family fonds

Accession Number: 11-005
Description: Fonds consists of correspondence, journals, and newspaper clippings related to the family of Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Stewart. Many papers originate from the family of their son, Henry Louis Stewart. Also included is one photograph, a sketch of Auburn, the family homestead, and a hand-drawn map.
Inclusive Dates: 1791-1902
Extent: 12 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Elizabeth (Betsy) Struthers fonds

Accession Number: 15-008
Description: This fonds consists of personal correspondence written by and to writer and editor Betsy Struthers concerning publications, teaching and editorial work. It also includes early unpublished and published poems and draft manuscripts, reviews and publicity for Censored Letters, Saying So Out Loud, Running Out of Time, Virgin Territory, Driven, Still, In Her Fifties, Where the Night Comes Closest, Relay, All That Desire: New and Selected Poetry, Found: A Body, Grave Deeds, A Studied Death, Poets in the Classroom and the chipbook, The Flood.
Inclusive Dates: 1958-2015
Extent: .75 m of textual records and other materials
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Thomas H.B. Symons fonds: Additions

Accession Number: 97-019
Description: This fonds consists of the personal records of Professor Thomas H.B. Symons relating to his activities on various boards and committees as well as Trent University. It includes correspondence; addresses given; articles written; as well as manuscripts, typescripts and research notes, photographs and video tapes.
Inclusive Dates: 1963-1996
Extent: 9.3 m of textual records, ca. 200 photographs, 7 videocassettes
Restrictions: Permission of Thomas H. B. Symons and the University Archivist.


TITLE: Thomas H. B. Symons fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 01-003
Description: Fonds consists of personal records of Thomas H.B. Symons relating to his career and to his family. Included are records of his wife, Christine Symons, his children, Mary, Jeffrey, and Ryerson Symons, his father, Harry Lutz Symons, including his father's manuscript for "Three Ships West", and his mother, Dorothy Sarah (Bull) Symons. Also included are materials relating to Professor Symons' activities on various boards and committees, addresses, articles, manuscripts, typescripts, and correspondence, documents and notes concerning Trent University, Association of Commonwealth Universities, Celanese Canada, Science Council of Canada, Department of External Affairs, Royal Society of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, etc.. Also included are photographs of Thomas H.B. Symons, Christine Symons, and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1999
Extent: 7.7 m
Restrictions: Permission of Thomas H.B. Symons and the University Archivist required. Boxes 21 and 22 closed until 2026.


TITLE: Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 11-001
Description: Fonds includes personal and business correspondence, notes, and documents. Also included are greeting cards, invitations, and photographs. Major categories include Trent University, Police Services Board (Peterborough), Trent-Severn Waterways, Bagnani Endowment Trust & Vogrie, Broadview Press, Ontario Heritage Press, Association of Commonwealth Studies, and Association of Commonwealth Universities.
Inclusive Dates: 1958-2010
Extent: 5.2 m of textual records; ca. 90 photographs
Restrictions: Permission of Thomas H.B. Symons and the University Archivist required. Boxes 17 & 18 closed until 2050.


TITLE: Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 15-006

Description: Fonds includes personal and business correspondence, notes, reports, minutes, invitations, and other documents. Major categories include Association of Commonwealth Universities; Association for Commonwealth Studies; British-North American Committee; Symons Trust; Symons Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation, Confederation Centre, Prince Edward Island; Peterborough, Police Chairmanship, Panel on the Trent-Severn Waterway; Trent University; Education; Statistics, Canadian Studies, Bilingualism, Northern Canada; Ontario Heritage Trust; Historica; Bata Shoe Museum; various political and public affairs; and Downsview Park.
Inclusive Dates: 1962-2013
Extent: 4.2 m of textual records
Restrictions: Permission of Thomas H.B. Symons and the University Archivist required.


TITLE: Town sketch

Accession Number: 96-1002
Description: This item is a pencil sketch depicting three houses, each of which has two chimneys, with a continuous fence running along the front of all three. There is a woman, man and child walking towards one of the houses. On the back of the sketch is written "#17140 at Roy's Studio, Peterborough".
Inclusive Dates: [between 1840 and 1860]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Town sketches collection

Accession Number: 95-1017
Description: This collection consists of two photographs and five prints of various towns. The two photographs are of Port Hope and are hand-coloured. One photograph (item #1) is of Trinity College School before the fire. The other photograph (item #2) is framed and matted. It is of Port Hope's harbour taken from the western hill. There is one coloured reproduction print (item #3) of Port Hope which is matted and framed. This print was presented by Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Lewis to Trent University on the occasion of the opening of Bata Library. There is one print (item #4) of Lindsay which was produced in 1882. Another print (item #5) is entitled "Hastings on the Trent, Ont." and was drawn by Rev. M.A. Farrar and lithographed by Brown and Bautz. Item #6 is a framed black and white photograph of an 1832 pencil sketch of Government House in Peterborough which was drawn by Mary Sanford. The last print (item #7) is a framed coloured reproduction print of York from Gibralter Point from 1828.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1828-1900]
Extent: 7 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: J.J. Turner & Sons fonds

Accession Number: 83-1010
Description: This fonds consists of 68 photographs of commercial signs held in albums as catalogues of J.J. Turner & Sons company. It also includes one 8 X 10 photograph and one photograph identified as George A. Cox (1840-1914) of the Colborne/Midland railway.
Inclusive Dates: [between 1895 and 1905]
Extent: 70 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds

Accession Number: 88-008
Description: This fonds consists of conference reports of the Eastern Ontario Regional, Canadian Federation of University Women and International Federation of University Women from 1960 to 1987. The fonds also includes various publications of the different chapters.
Inclusive Dates: 1959-1987
Extent: 61 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: University Women's Club of Peterborough fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 89-003
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence and minutes of the Canadian Federation of University Women conferences and chapters of C.F.U.W. as collected by the University Women's Club of Peterborough. There are also some documents from the International Federation of University Women conferences that were held during the forties and fifties.
Inclusive Dates: 1949-1988
Extent: 18 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: A. Douglas Vaisey fonds

Accession Number: 04-010
Description: Fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, and related materials of Peterborough organizations and churches, including the Peterborough Humane Society, Grace United Church, St. James United Church Men's Club, the Kala-Chi-Hi-Y Club of the Peterborough Y.M.C.A., Trinity United Church, Trinity Young Peoples' Club, and Grace United Church Boat People Committee. Also included are minutes, notes, and correspondence of The House of Four Seasons, a men's retreat centre organized by the Peterborough Presbytery Men's Council.
Inclusive Dates: 1947-1981
Extent: 24 cm of textual records; 7 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Victoria Museum jubilee poster

Accession Number: 89-1058
Description: This item is a poster asking people for donations of artifacts for the planned Victoria Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 22 June 1897
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N


TITLE: View of Ashburnham from the Tower of St. John's Church

Accession Number: 02-1002
Description: Items are reproductions of photographs depicting a view of Ashburnham from the tower of St. John's Church, c.1874. The View was constructed from two James Little photographs located at Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives. One item is a print identified as proof number 9/10; the other is a reduced copy of the View with attached legend showing the names of the buildings.
Inclusive Dates: 2001
Extent: 2 items
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Wallis family fonds

Accession Number: 14-001
Description: Fonds is comprised of three bound volumes of correspondence, sketches, paintings, diaries, receipts, newspaper clippings, deeds, baptismal and marriage records, family trees, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Wallis family. Included also are several documents pertaining to the Forbes family, related to the Wallis family through marriage. The Peterborough-born sculptress Katherine E. Wallis (1860-1957), whose papers are located in Trent University Archives, was a member of the Wallis family.
The volume spines are inscribed as follows:
- Papers of Louisa Charles John Mary and Adah Wallis 1854-1882 (Vol. I);
- Papers of Louisa Charles John Mary and Adah Wallis 1883-1895 (Vol. II);
- Captain R.M. Forbes, R.N. 1774-1846 and Family.
Inclusive Dates: 1774-1895
Extent: 12 cm of textual records; ca. 20 photographs
Restrictions: N


TITLE: We-Peterborough : World Emergency Centre for Assertive Non-Violence fonds

Accession Number: 89-011
Description: This fonds consists of records dealt with by We-Peterborough, primarily the civil disobedience and cruise missile protest. Regarding civil disobedience, the fonds contains various study kits, articles and publications. It also includes articles, legal correspondence and minutes of meetings.
Inclusive Dates: 1961-1985
Extent: 25 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Professor Joseph Wearing fonds

Accession Number: 98-011
Description: This fonds consists of materials relating to Theatre Trent, the Coventry Singers of Peterborough, and the Town and Gown Singers of Peterborough. Also included are materials related to the Progressive Conservatives, the New Democratic Party, the 1975 election, and Peterborough voting patterns.
Inclusive Dates: 1966-1978
Extent: 45 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Professor Joseph Wearing fonds

Accession Number: 15-007

Description: Fonds consists of research materials, newspaper clippings, reports, and articles related to the Liberal Party of Canada, various Liberal Party conventions and conferences, the Peterborough Riding Liberal Association, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, government and Canadian federal cultural policy, Canadian federal elections of the 1960s and 1970s, and The Arts. Also included are miscellaneous notes and manuscripts, as well as materials related to the video “:30 Second Democracy” and Wearing’s book, The L-Shaped Party: the Liberal Party of Canada, 1958-1980. Included also in this fonds are programs, financial and administrative records, and minutes related to Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, 1970s-1980.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1940-1996
Extent: 1.2 m of textual records
Restrictions: Some of the research material is comprised of photocopies of articles and book chapters; this material is not to be reproduced or quoted directly without appropriate consent.


TITLE: Paul Wilson fonds

Accession Number: 03-007
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, compact disks, publications, and other materials related to Paul Wilson's association with Trent University as athletic director, and as municipal politician in the City of Peterborough, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1966-2001
Extent: 20 cm of textual records and other materials
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Woolcott, Leslie fonds

Accession Number: 97-020
Description: This fonds consists of various documents relating to women's issues in Canada and third world countries. Included are correspondence and documents relating to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1985, and documents relating to the Kawartha World Issues Centre.
Inclusive Dates: 1983-1986
Extent: 21.5 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Accession Number: 10-003
Description: Fonds consists of five photograph albums related to the activities of the Peterborough area Xi-Iota Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi. The albums are dated 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1995-1996, 1997, and 1997-1998.
Inclusive Dates: 1987-1998
Extent: 5 photograph albums (ca. 700 photographs)
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Young Women's Christian Association fonds

Accession Number: 85-001
Description: This fonds consists of records relating to the history, administration and programs of the Peterborough Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.).
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1983
Extent: 1 m
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 91-003
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of original Peterborough YWCA incorporation documents from 1897, YWCA photographs, financial and business documents, and other records including audio cassettes with oral interviews and tea meetings.
Inclusive Dates: 1897-1991
Extent: 13 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 94-011
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of ledgers, annual reports, program information, and other records regarding the YWCA women's residence and nursery school. There are also many photographs, mostly from the 1960's, of events and of people, who were associated with the Peterborough Young Women's Christian Association.
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1989
Extent: 31 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 97-002
Description: This fonds consists of Young Women's Christian Association scrapbooks from 1976-1993, and a photograph of the YWCA swim club "The Silver Finnettes" from the 1930's. Also included are several identified and unidentified photographs of YWCA staff and volunteers, and of buildings. There are also slides of the staff, and miscellaneous slides.
Inclusive Dates: [1930]-1993
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N


TITLE: Young Women's Christian Association fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 05-001
Description: This fonds consists of Young Women's Christian Association minutes, committee lists, financial records and programs.
Inclusive Dates: 1958-1991
Extent: 30 cm
Restrictions: N