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TITLE: Archives of Ontario Computerized Land Records Index

Accession Number: 80-009
Description: This index consists of computer output microfiches of land records held in Archives of Ontario. The microfiches provide an index to Crown Land Papers, Canada Company Papers, and the Peter Robinson Papers from 1819 to 1830.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed 26 Feb. 1979
Extent: 126 fiche
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: Canada West. Peterborough County Census, 1861

Accession Number: 77-028
Description: The microfilms are copies of the 1861 decennial nominal census for Peterborough County and parts of Prescott and Prince Edward Counties. Also included (reel 4) is the 1851 census for the Townships of Minden, Stanhope, and Dysart. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed 2 Nov. 1970
Extent: 4 reels
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Canada. Peterborough County Census, 1871

Accession Number: 77-029
Description: The microfilms are copies of the decennial nominal census for Peterborough County from 1871. The microfilm also includes census records for parts of Northumberland East, Prince Edward and Hastings Counties. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed 15 Dec. 1975
Extent: 3 reels
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Canadian Copying House

Accession Number: 05-1008
Description: Item is an advertisement of the Canadian Copying House by Ford & Coleman, Ameliasburgh, Ontario. The general office is specified as being located in Belleville, Ontario, and the advertisement claims that first-class artists have been secured and that the company is able to copy pictures and photographs. It is also a wholesaler and retailer of frames, stereoscopes, engravings, etc. The advertisement is mounted on a piece of wood.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 1900]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Harley R. Cummings fonds

Accession Number: 00-001
Description: This fonds consists of primary research material and the manuscript and photographs for Harley R. Cummings' book, "Early Days in Haliburton". The fonds also consists of correspondence, including letters from the Honorable Leslie Frost, photographs, maps, and an original 1863 surveyor's diary for Eyre Township. Also included are the C.R. Stewart diaries, dated 1902-1904. C.R. Stewart (1826-1905) was resident agent for the Canadian Land and Immigration Company and was the first settler in the Village of Haliburton. In his diaries he refers to Colonel Samuel Hughes and Mossom Boyd. Stewart's son, C.E. Stewart (1851-1921) was editor of the "Bobcaygeon Independent". The fonds also includes several historical papers and publications written by Cummings and others.
Inclusive Dates: 1863-1999
Extent: .75 m
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Harley R. Cummings fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 01-009
Description: Fonds consists of maps and plans of the Ottawa and Haliburton areas, time-books of Bronsons and Weston logging firm, and photographs of the building of a railway, and of the Haliburton area. Included also are research material and manuscripts relating to books which Harley R. Cummings wrote about schools in the Ottawa area, and on the history of Haliburton. Included are notes on John Strachan and a transcript of his diary.The fonds also includes several genealogical charts of the MacCallum family.
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1999
Extent: .5 m
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Harley R. Cummings fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 02-009
Description: Fonds consists of call-up notification postcards (1874-1880) sent by Lieut.-Col. Alex. McKenzie of Barrie, Ontario, to Lieut. John Sutherland of Bond Head, Ontario regarding the Battalion being raised at Barrie for the Northwest Rebellion. Also included are genealogical records related to the Cummings and MacCallum families, a photocopy of a book written by Harley Cummings entitled "Cummings-MacCallum: A Tale of Two Families"; notes and other materials related to the teaching career of Cummings; three photographs, "Hon. Thos. Mackay's Mills, Distillery etc. and part of New Edinburgh, Rideau Falls", "New Edinburgh, from Railway Bridge", and an unidentified photo similar to the previous two; and three maps: 1. "Ontario Department of Highways Road Map of the Provisional County of Haliburton", 1952 (original); 2. "Plan of Part of York River and its Southern Tributaries, Egan's River, Hudson's Creek & Allen's Creek together with the Head Waters of the E. & W. Branches of Crow River & Buckhorn Branch of Ottanabe [Otonabee] River, Tributaries to the St. Lawrence", surveyed by John A. Snow, Hull, 1855 (in four sheets, copied from microfilm); 3. "Plan of Part of York River, commencing at the Floorwood Jam", surveyed by John A. Snow, Hull, 1854 (in three sheets, copied from microfilm).
Inclusive Dates: 1874-1986
Extent: 7 cm of textual records 3 maps 3 photographs
Restrictions: N 

TITLE: Deloro Mine Collection

Accession Number: 98-018
Description: This collection consists of technical plans and details of the Deloro mining processes, labour relations and union papers, medical information concerning arsenic poisoning, historical material regarding Deloro and the village of Marmora, maps, and plant photographs, layouts, and site plans.
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1963
Extent: 18 cm & 5 large folders
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Deloro Mine collection. Additions

Accession Number: 07-007
Description: Collection consists of employee records, plant and engineering operations, and photographs of Deloro village and the Deloro mining and smelting site.
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1959
Extent: 24 cm of textual records; 8 photographs
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Rev. M.A. Farrar fonds

Accession Number: 89-1063
Description: This fonds consists of two watercolours with one identified as Hastings, Ontario, and and the other identified as Forest City. Also included in the fonds are two pencil sketches and a photograph of another sketch. One sketch of two farms and a river with a steamboat on it, but otherwise unidentified. The other sketch is of the Anderson house, the Ashfield house, Mr. Harry Fowld's house and the Wanamaker's house, all in Hastings, Ontario. The photographic reproduction is of a sketch entitled Hastings on the Trent, Ontario. The watercolours and sketches were created by Rev. M.A. Farrar.
Inclusive Dates: [18?]
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Department of Lands and Forests. Field Survey Notes

Accession Number: 83-015
Description: The 15 microfilm reels from the Department of Lands and Forests holdings contain field survey notes for most townships in southern Ontario dating from 1784 to 1945. The handwritten guide to the survey notes was prepared by students in a geography course at Trent University.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed 1947
Extent: 15 reels
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Road section foreman's wage and material book for years 1866-1874. Grand Trunk Ry. Belleville

Accession Number: 76-1008
Description: This item is a foreman's wage and material book from the Engineer Department of the Grand Trunk Railway, showing the name and occupation of workers, rate and amount of pay and material used for each four week period, 1866 to March 7, 1874. Each page bears the notation "paid at Belleville".
Inclusive Dates: 1866-1874
Extent: 116 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: John Carleton Grover fonds

Accession Number: 10-001
Description: Fonds consists of correspondence and R.C.A.F. materials relating to the military career of John Grover.
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1980; 1984; 1999
Extent: 24 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Hastings County scrapbook

Accession Number: 02-1005
Description: Item includes a collection of signatures, notes, and documents pasted into a copy of the "Annual Report on Normal, Model, Grammar and Common Schools...," 1857. Materials relate, for the most part, to the Bell and Canniff families of Thurlow Township, Hastings County. Other items of note include a document certifying parents' satisfaction with teacher Robert Laing, Big Island, 1817; a document relating to the building of a bridge across a creek in Thurlow Township, 1832; a notice regarding a meeting to elect officers for the formation of an agricultural society in Hastings County [Midland District Agricultural Society], 1830; and a declaration regarding Stephen Ferguson Bell who saw "a greate shooting of the stars... a continual shooting from the center of the Heavens in every direction," 1833.
Inclusive Dates: 1792-1910
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Hastings Village voters list fonds

Accession Number: 89-1060
Description: This fonds consists of 2 voting lists from the Village of Hastings in Ontario from 1935 and 1942. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1935, 1942
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Anna Leveridge fonds

Accession Number: 73-1000
Description: This fonds includes the letters of Anna Leveridge, written to her mother and family friends in England, describing their boat trip to Canada and pioneer life in the backwoods of Hastings County, Ontario, near Coe Hill, Marmora, and Millbridge. The fonds also includes family genealogy and photographs.
Inclusive Dates: 1883-1972
Extent: 2 cm (2 folders)
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Carrying Place fonds

Accession Number: 73-004
Description: The fonds consists of records regarding Carrying Place, Prince Edward County. It includes information of the Corrigan Family, including correspondence, legal material, and bills (1825-1947); information of the Weller-Miskin family (1815-1839); historical press clippings regarding Carrying Place (1910-1960); and a John Miller Scrapbook, (1879).
Inclusive Dates: 1805-1960
Extent: 15 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Carrying Place fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 84-015
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of one large photograph album containing newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and biographical records regarding the Corrigan House and family of Carrying Place, Ontario. In addition there is information on Asa Weller's family., B. Napier Simpson and drawings of the Corrigan house.
Inclusive Dates: 1941-1980
Extent: 1 album
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Carrying Place fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 86-007
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of records such as births, marriages, deaths and school records of Flora Morrison's family who resided in Carrying Place.
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1973
Extent: 6.5 cm
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: 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 Meary 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: Aureen Richardson fonds

Accession Number: 02-004
Description: Fonds consists of photographs, memorabilia, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings related to Aureen Richardson and her family, and to her genealogical research and historical research on events and people in the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham and Hastings County.
Inclusive Dates: 1811-2000
Extent: 3.5 m of textual records and other materials
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Way family fonds

Accession Number: 16-005
Description: Fonds consists of photographs (ca. 60) related to the families of Jacob Way (1804-1882), originally of Northport, Prince Edward County, Ontario, and his two sons, Edward Hoag Way (1845-1922) and Gideon Shepard Way (1853-1937). Also included are death certificates, copies of clippings, and detailed typed documents which provide genealogical and biographical information pertaining to each of the families; these were prepared by family descendant, Yvonne A. Green. Ms. Green also provided identification for some of the photographs which had previously been unidentified.
Inclusive Dates: ca 1850 - ca. 2015
Extent: 6 cm of textual records; ca. 60 photographs
Restrictions: N