Guide to Digital Resources

In addition to our online exhibits, many other digital resources are also available on the Trent University Archives web site. 



  • A transcription of the letters of Dr. Thomas Poole, written between 1854 and 1864 while he was living and practicing medicine in Norwood, Ontario before moving to Peterborough. 
  • A transcription of the diaries of Isabella Fulton (Miller) Campbell of Keene, Ontario, 1911 and 1915-1918. Plus, the letters of her mother Isabella Brownlie Miller who came to Otonabee Township as a serving girl early in the nineteenth century. 
  • The letters of Frances Stewart, Peterborough, (Upper Canada) Canada West. 1757-1890. 
  • A transcription of Our Forest Home (Second Edition, 1902) by Frances Stewart, which is a substantively different and enlarged version of her edited letters from the first edition. 
  • Medd family letters: transcriptions include early 19th century letters written between family members living in Smith's Creek (now Port Hope, Ontario) and England. Also, WWI letters written by S.T. Medd to his wife Estella Medd. Note: a letter in Box 12 Folder 4 dated 23 June 1819 makes reference to encounters with the Indigenous Peoples of the Rice Lake area. 

Court Records 

  • Inquests held by coroners' juries, United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, 1830-1914 and subsequent case records to 1918. 
  • Calendar of Prisoners: Cobourg Gaol, 1840s to 1918. 

 Public Records and Vital Statistics 

Oral History 

  • Transcriptions of interviews with senior Curve Lake residents, conducted by George Cobb in 1966. 
  • Transcriptions of interviews with women from the Peterborough area reminiscing about early 20th century days. 

Art and Photography 

Trent University 

Internet Archive open access initiative 

Seven items from our holdings were digitized through the Internet Archive open access initiative for public domain material: 

City of Peterborough digitized resources