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Traill Family Collection microfilm.
We have purchased 11 microfilm reels from Library and Archives Canada relating to the Traill Family Collection (LAC reference: MG29-D81, reels H-5 to H-15). The reels and an accompanying guide are available for research and are located in the Archivist's office. If making copies from these reels, researchers must cite the source (Library and Archives Canada) and record the full citation immediately on the copies. Also, if quoting from or using the material in any manner, the source must be cited similarly. The material includes correspondence, journals, notebooks, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and a deed to Polly Cow's Island. Correspondents include Catharine Parr Traill, Katharine Agnes Strickland Traill, Harriette McKay Traill, Mary Traill, James George Traill, Rev. Walter J.S. Traill, William Edward Traill, Harry Strickland, Thomas Strickland, Samual Strickland, Robert and Caroline Strickland, Jane Strickland, Agnes Catherine Vickers, Catherine Vickers, Mary Agnes FitzGibbon, Agnes Chamberlin, Sir Sandford Fleming, A. Llewelyn Roberts, Sarah Gwillym, Goldwin Smith, Annie Traill Fotheringhame Atwood, Florence Atwood, Kate Atwood, Mary Muchall, Hargrave Henry Muchall, Carrol Muchall, Eva Muchall, William Briggs, E.S. Caswell, James Caswell, John Lowe, Susanna Moodie, John W. Dunbar Moodie, John William Todd, Frances Stewart, Frank Stewart, Ellen Dunlop, Anna Hay, Bessie Brown, Katherine Brown, and others. Microfilm. Set 48. (Isolated Manuscripts #26).

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: Atwood family fonds

Accession Number: 14-011
Description: Fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Atwood family of Lakefield, Ontario. Also included are materials pertaining to Anne Atwood's family, the Traills; a sketch identified through an accompanying note as Ernest Shackleton; and correspondence between Edwin Guillet and explorer George M. Douglas.
Inclusive Dates: 1865-1968
Extent: 6 cm of textual documents. -- ca. 120 photographs. -- 1 sketch.
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani fonds

Accession Number: 94-016
Description: This fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, family biographical information, notes and research for speeches, alderman election materials, accounts, land ownership documents, business records and newspaper clippings pertaining to the personal and political career of John Beverley Robinson. Also included in the fonds is research material of Mrs. Forsyth Grant, daughter of J.B. Robinson and President of the Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto.
Inclusive Dates: 1798-1919
Extent: 1.5 m
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Birdsall family fonds

Accession Number: 14-002
Description: Fonds is comprised of 22 diaries authored by Richard Everitt Birdsall (1837-1877), son of surveyor Richard Birdsall (1799-1852); Charlotte (“Lot”) Birdsall (1837-1933), [wife of Richard Everitt Birdsall]; Francis (Frank) Birdsall (1838-1914), son of surveyor Richard Birdsall (1799-1852); and Richard (“Dick”) Everitt Birdsall II (1860-1945), [only son of Frank Birdsall]. Also included is family correspondence (photocopies, originals, and transcriptions) dated 1819-1856; these items include original correspondence and militia lists related to the 1837-1838 Rebellion. The fonds also includes loose items from the diaries and two copies of attestation forms for the Seventh Provisional Battalion of Militia of Upper Canada.
Inclusive Dates: 1827-1920
Extent: 1 m of textual materials
Restrictions: N

TITLE: John Black letter

Accession Number: 96-1009

Description: This item is an affectionate letter written by John Black from [Stockton] to his wife, Catherine Black, living in Carleton Place, Upper Canada. Black expresses his sorrow at not being able to send money to his wife for such a long time. He indicates the "very hard winter" and problems at his workplace, a "shop in town" which builds wagons, as reasons for not having any money to send.
Inclusive Dates: 14 Mar. 1853
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Sheila Boyd fonds

Accession Number: 75-1025
Description: The fonds consists of photocopies of the following memoirs of settlement in the Bobcaygeon Area. a) Reminiscence of Mossom Boyd, written down by M.M. Boyd, 1875-1877, typescript copy, 5 pages. b) Manuscript copy of J.W. Bicks "Reminiscences and Memorandum on Coming to Canada in 1837 and Dunsford family in 1838;" gathered 1891 (January 9) 5 pages. c) George Dunsford Reminiscences, taken down by H.J. Wickham, 1894 in Miss Boyd's hand.
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1894
Extent: 15 pages
Restrictions: Not for publication outside of undergraduate essays.

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: W.T.C. Boyd fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 04-003
Description: Fonds consists of photographs of Boyd's family, postcards, a notebook, and a book entitled Canada in Khaki: A Tribute to the Officers and Men now serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1917.
Inclusive Dates: 1889-1917
Extent: 6 cm of textual records; 8 photographs
Restrictions: N

TITLE: W.T.C. Boyd fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 04-011
Description: Fonds consists of the wills of W.T.C. Boyd and Ida Lillian Boyd, with attached deed of Laurence Chadwick Boyd. Also included are several Boyd family photographs and one portrait. One of the albums has a photograph of Anne Langton, pioneer artist and teacher who settled in the Sturgeon Lake area, and whose journals have been published.
Inclusive Dates: [183-?]-[188-?]; 1918; 1983
Extent: 6 cm of textual records; 1 portrait; 54 photographs
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

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.

TITLE: Burgess-Walton family fonds

Accession Number: 84-012
Description: This fonds consists of photographs, two charcoal portraits, land documents and biographical sketches of Lakefield, Ontario. It also includes information on the Joseph Walton family of Smith Township.
Inclusive Dates: 1819-1970
Extent: 12 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Hugh Caldwell diary

Accession Number: 01-1021
Description: Fonds consists of one diary belonging to Hugh Caldwell, (Clydesdale Post Office), Chandos Township. Notes inside the cover indicate that Caldwell purchased Lots 16 & 17, 13th Concession, Chandos Township, Peterborough County, on 26 November 1872. Caldwell notes the dates he planted his garden and the varieties of vegetables planted.
Inclusive Dates: 1888-1899
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N 

TITLE: Caldwell family fonds

Accession Number: 18-004
Description:Fonds consists of journals and photographs dated 1860-1908 pertaining to Hugh Caldwell Sr. of Chandos Township, Peterborough County, and his son Hugh Caldwell Jr. Also included are a small number of family records dating to 1987.
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1987
Extent: 24 cm of textual records; ca. 30 photographs. Also, a digital copy of the fonds.
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Ian Campbell fonds

Accession Number: 02-019
Description: Fonds consists of the printed genealogy of the families of Ian Lachlan Campbell (1927-) and Marion Isabel (Wellwood) Campbell (1926-). The spiral-bound 2 volume set, Part 1 - Volume 1, and Part 1 - Volume 2, has the title "Difficulty Overcome" and is a study of the clans, extended families, lineages and families of the descendants of Colin Campbell (b. Islay 1792, d. Eldon Twp., Ontario - 1877); Isabella Carmichael (b. Islay 1792, d. Eldon Twp., Ontario - 1830); William McLachlan (b. Isle of Islay, d. Victoria County, Ontario); Christina Bell; William McCoy (b. Co. Down, Ireland, 1819, d. Hamilton, Ontario, 1887), Ann Hamilton (Ireland); Samuel Jeffery (b. County Down, Ireland, d. Haley Station, Ontario); John Elis Gilpin (b. United Kingdom, d. Jellys, Ontario - 1869); and Margaret Laycock (d. Haley Station, Ontario - 1900).
Inclusive Dates: 2002
Extent: 6 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Isabella Carr letter

Accession Number: 76-1002
Description: This item is a photocopy of a letter written by Isabella Carr to her sister, Mrs. Richard Bond of Lockport, New York. The letter was written in February, 1846. The letter gives news of family and neighbours and tells of an outbreak of measles.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1976]
Extent: 4 pages
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: George Cobb tapes

Accession Number: 82-006
Description: This fonds consists of oral history tapes made by George Cobb. Topics covered on the tapes include: Trent Canal, lumbering, early medicine and dentistry in Peterborough County, native studies, mills and so forth. Also included are composite tapes on the subjects of "The Story of the Peterborough Lift Locks", "Logging in the 1890's", "River Boating on the Otonabee River, Rice and Stoney Lakes", "Early Life in Rural Ontario", and "Medicine, Dentistry and Cures of the Backwoods."
Inclusive Dates: 1962-1967
Extent: 86 tapes
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: 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: 04-006
Description: Fonds consists of documents and photographs relating to Harley Cummings' education and military career; his research notes, correspondence, and manuscripts relating to family history and Ottawa schools history; and miscellaneous scrapbooks.
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1999
Extent: 60 cm of textual records; 50 photographs
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Blodwen Davies fonds

Accession Number: 91-001
Description: This fonds consists of research material, manuscripts, published articles and correspondence of Blodwen Davies with the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the National Museum.
Inclusive Dates: 1928-1968
Extent: 91 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Deed of sale, Manvers Township

Accession Number: 91-1012
Description: This item is a deed of the sale of land to John Wilson, a yeoman of the Township of Manvers, in the County of Durham.
Inclusive Dates: 1861
Extent: 1 item
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: Upper Canada diaries collection

Accession Number: 84-018
Description: This is a microfilm collection of farmers diaries from Upper Canada dating from 1799 to 1894.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed Nov. 1957
Extent: 8 reels
Restrictions: Not to be reproduced without the permission of the Ontario Archives.

TITLE: Doane family fonds

Accession Number: 74-004
Description: The fonds consists of the papers and correspondence of the Doane Family, which settled in York County, in King Township. The papers deal with family matters, and are particularly valuable for those interested in the Society of Friends. Some of the correspondence originated in the U.S.A.
Inclusive Dates: 1802-1908
Extent: 6 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: George Mellis Douglas fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 90-008
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of photographs (approximately 135) taken by George Douglas on his many canoe trips [ca. 1920] in the Chandos, Burleigh, and Anstruther townships area and emcompassing such towns and waterways as Lakefield, Stoney Lake, Loon Lake, Eel's Creek and Apsley. There is also a photocopy of an article entitled "George Douglas - Trip to Loon Lake 1925".
Inclusive Dates: 1920-1925
Extent: 6 cm
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 Canadian Life. -- Vol. 2, No. 10

Accession Number: 91-1010
Description: This item is a magazine in tabloid newsprint format dealing with articles on Canadian history. This item is Vol.2, from November 10, 1978.
Inclusive Dates: Oct. 1978. -- Oakville, Ontario: Goldenglow Publications Limited
Extent: 1 issue
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Andrew Finnie II fonds

Accession Number: 18-008
Description: Fonds is comprised of approximately 105 historical photographs, family genealogy documents, various company shares, wills, and land documents pertaining to the family of Andrew Finnie II (1820-1908), resident of South Monaghan Township and farmer from the 1850s onwards. The photographs pertain largely to descendants, some of whom moved to Manitoba and sent photographs of themselves to the home farm in South Monaghan; many fine examples of photographs taken by Peterborough photographers in the 19th century are included. This fonds also includes detailed genealogical information compiled by the donor about the people represented in the photographs; also included are the donor’s detailed descriptions of the textual documents.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1850s-ca. 1960s
Extent: 12 cm of textual records; ca. 105 photographs
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Edith Fowke manuscript

Accession Number: 97-1016
Description: This 8-page, typewritten manuscript is entitled "Folk Songs of Peterborough" and consists of a brief overview of the folk song tradition of the Peterborough area. Fowke indicates that the Peterborough region is one of the richest in Ontario and credits this in large part to the significant Irish representation in the County. She mentions by name individuals who can sing old songs brought from the old country, or songs learned in the lumbering shanty and carried down from generation to generation. She quotes songs that give specific reference to places such as Kinmount, Omemee, Gannon's Narrows, Tory Hill, etc. Farming traditions, love ballads, and jail terms all find their places in the canon.
Inclusive Dates: [1965]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Fowlds family and business fonds

Accession Number: 72-001
Description: The fonds consists of family and related papers of Henry Fowlds and his family including James S. Fowlds and H.M. Fowlds. It also includes business correspondence, invoices, some journals and cashbooks, mortgages as well as deeds regarding the business of Henry Fowlds, Jas. S. Fowlds and Bros. and H.M. Fowlds.
Inclusive Dates: 1838-1935
Extent: 2.74 m
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Margaret A. Friedman collection

Accession Number: 89-006
Description: This collection consists of two legal documents which belonged to Mrs. Friedman's sister. One is an indenture between James Holden and Thomas Westaby of Lincolnshire, dated February 20, 1686. The other is a land grant to Henry Smith, of 200 acres in Garafraxa township, Halton County, dated December 2, 1824 and Decmeber 27, 1825.
Inclusive Dates: 20 Feb. 1686; 27 Dec. 1825
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Susan Burnham Greeley fonds

Accession Number: 01-1011
Description: Fonds consists of an undated photograph of Susan Burnham Greeley, and a newspaper article from the [Colborne Express, 22 September 1904] regarding the death of Greeley. Also included is an envelope addressed to E.C. Caddy of Cobourg, Ontario and mailed in 1895, with handwritten notation "from Cousin Susan".
Inclusive Dates: 1895 1904
Extent: 3 items
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Dr. Edwin C. Guillet fonds

Accession Number: 74-003
Description: This fonds consists of the original and collected papers of E.C. Guillet, relating to his works and research on the Trent Valley/Peterborough/Kawartha area. Included is correspondence, primarily with George M. Douglas and Helen Marryat; maps (photocopies); newspaper articles regarding above area; collected manuscripts of historical authors; photographs; and Guillet's own unpublished manuscript of Canadian Literary Pioneers.
Inclusive Dates: 1632-1970
Extent: 45 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Haileybury Cemetery fonds

Accession Number: 83-1028
Description: This fonds consists of typed 7.5 X 13 cm cards with information copied from cemetery headstones in the Haileybury cemetery. This was an Ontario Federation for Youth project organized in 1975.
Inclusive Dates: 1975
Extent: 7.5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Theodore Thorne Hamilton fonds

Accession Number: 13-003
Description: Fonds pertains to the life of Theodore Thorne Hamilton (1890-1959) and his extended family. The documents, comprised of original letters, vital statistic certificates, photographs, and postcards, are interleaved with detailed biographical information compiled by the donor, Mr. Jim Hamilton, a second cousin (twice removed) of Theodore Thorne Hamilton. Included are approximately 100 photographs pertaining to the Skeena River flood of 1936, approximately 30 early 20th-century Bobcaygeon area postcards, and two Bibles.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1890-1959
Extent: 26 cm of textual records. -- ca. 30 postcards. -- ca. 270 photographs
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: 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: Hueston family letters

Accession Number: 01-1010
Description: Fonds consists of 3 letters written to Wilfrid M. Hueston, Maria and Willie [Hueston], and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hueston, of Thorndale, Ontario in 1918 and 1919. The letters refer to the influenza pandemic of 1917, and World War I.
Inclusive Dates: 1918-1919
Extent: 3 items
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Irish Emigrants' Letters from Canada, 1839-1870

Accession Number: 02-1008
Description: Item is a photocopy of a 36-page unpublished typescript of the letters of Joseph Carrothers (1793-1870) and his brother Nathaniel (ca.1796-1881). The letters are dated 1839-1870 and were sent from London, Upper Canada to their father, William, in Enniskillen, Ireland.
Inclusive Dates: 1951
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Katchewanooka Herald fonds

Accession Number: 83-004
Description: This fonds consists of a number of issues of a handwritten newspapers, written weekly by agricultural students of Colonel Samuel Strickland of Lakefield, Canada West. The issues are scattered and topics covered include agriculture, local events, local gossip, and politics. Also included are four letters of correspondence to and from George M. Douglas.
Inclusive Dates: 1855-1859
Extent: 7.5 cm
Restrictions: Researchers to use photocopies copies shelved in archives' office.

TITLE: Kawartha Heritage fonds

Accession Number: 83-1026
Description: This fonds consists of 11 black and white photographs collected for publication in "Kawartha Heritage".
Inclusive Dates: 1981
Extent: 11 photographs
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: Lakefield Heritage Research collection. Additions

Accession Number: 17-007
Description: Collection includes correspondence, email printouts, notes, photographs, research materials, and newspaper clippings. Much of this material pertains to research on the Traill family of Lakefield, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1998-2002
Extent: 32 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: John Langton fonds

Accession Number: 92-1003
Description: This fonds consists of six photographs of "Blyth", the home of John Langton and his family. The photos were taken in 1911 and 1912. The home, which has since been demolished, was close to Fenelon Falls on Sturgeon Lake. The people in the photographs are not identified. Written on an envelope, included with the photographs, is "1911 & 1912. Old photos of "Blyth" Given to M. McCulloch by Mrs. [Frances] George Douglas."
Inclusive Dates: 1911-1912
Extent: 6 Photographs
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: Joyce C. Lewis fonds

Accession Number: 12-012
Description: Fonds is comprised of biographical information pertaining to Joyce C. Lewis, and research material pertaining to Irish immigrant Frances Stewart and to the nineteenth-century social history of Ontario. Items include correspondence, manuscripts and notes for speeches and articles, notes on various topics, research articles, typescripts and copies of historical letters, copy photographs, and slides. Also included are a number of original historical letters pertaining to the Stewart family and one original photograph of Harriet Beaufort. Unless otherwise noted, the research materials are primarily comprised of reproductions in the form of photocopies.
Inclusive Dates: 1813-1887; 1970-2012
Extent: 1.4 m of textual records; ca. 1600 slides; ca. 4 photographs
Restrictions: Research materials which are in photocopy format are not to be reproduced.

TITLE: A Logan family : Eight Generations in Canada / Marlow Banks

Accession Number: 83-012
Description: This item is a spiral bound book entitled "A Logan Family - Eight Generations in Canada", plus several pages of loose insertions.
Inclusive Dates: 15 June 1982
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Enid Mallory fonds

Accession Number: 82-003
Description: This fonds consists of 18 audio cassette recordings on local history topics made primarily by Enid Mallory. Ms. Mallory interviewed people throughout Peterborough County, many of them descendants of pioneer settlers. The topics include pioneer settlement, Riel Rebellion, Cavan Blazers, Warsaw, early stores (Choate, Lakehurst, Buckhorn), farming, cheese factories, Young's Point, Keene, the lumber industry, and the Chemong Bridge.
Inclusive Dates: 1978-1981
Extent: 18 tapes
Restrictions: Permission of the interviewee required for written use.

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: Luella Massie death notice card

Accession Number: 04-1009
Description: Item is a death notice card for Luella Massie who died 2 November 1894 at the age of "1y., 2m., 18d."
Inclusive Dates: 1894
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Andrew Mather letter

Accession Number: 76-1012
Description: This item is a letter written by Andrew Mather of Beadnell, 9th Concession, Otonabee Township to his son-in-law Jonathan MacDougall after the death of Mather's daughter. The letter outlines the opportunities open to MacDougall if he were to choose to settle in Otonabee Township. The letter also gives news of neighbours and friends. Included is a transcript and comments regarding MacDougall by Margaret Dunham Vanderploeg, great granddaughter of MacDougall.
Inclusive Dates: 1839
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Norman R. McBain collection

Accession Number: 97-1018
Description: This collection consists of a number of articles written by Norman McBain about familes in Cavan and about topics of interest in the Cavan area, i.e. inns, taxes, schools, etc. It also includes the following: an article by E.S. Clarry on an 1821 petition to the King regarding voting rights; a bylaw re taverns; the history of Fairmount Church and Methodist givings; an 1896 ballot for Cavan officers; a clipping re George Berry; a list of Overseers of Highways, fence viewers, etc.; an audited financial statement of Cavan for 1875; a newspaper report of Cavan Council business; an invoice re sidewalks; notes on Cavan town hall; and several pages of original hand-written notes re persons holding various offices in Cavan. Also included are copies of clippings re Cavan Blazers, school graduation results, etc.
Inclusive Dates: 1876 [198-?]
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Norman R. McBain manuscript

Accession Number: 97-1019
Description: This 73-page typewritten manuscript is an anecdotal record of the information McBain amassed about the properties in northeast Cavan Township. It includes a record of the hamlet of Springville west of the Cavan-Monaghan boundary and of Fairmount (formerly Morrow), a crossroads on the 12th Line, and references to Ida and Mount Pleasant on the middle road. There are in-depth references to properties and families on the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th lines east of the middle road to the Monaghan boundary.
Inclusive Dates: 1985
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Minnie E. McHolm fonds

Accession Number: 72-1002
Description: The fonds consists of the typescript memoirs of Minnie E. McHolm of her life in Frome, Somerset, England, to March 1913, then the memoirs of life as a domestic on the Canadian prairies, outside of Regina, to December 1920. The fonds also includes two booklets of Mrs. McHolm's poetry, "The Indiscretion of Mary Jane" and "Sunset at Golden Hill."
Inclusive Dates: 1876-1920
Extent: 10 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Clan McIntyre of Otonabee / Keith McIntyre

Accession Number: 83-1025
Description: This item is a spiral bound, privately printed genealogy of the McIntyre family of Otonabee.
Inclusive Dates: [ca. 197?-1982]
Extent: 2.5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Robert McKay document

Accession Number: 98-1002
Description: This document is a contract covering the sale of a lot in the township of Zorra to Robert McKay, signed by Peter Robinson and dated August 18, 1835.
Inclusive Dates: 1835
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Medd family fonds

Accession Number: 81-001
Description: This fonds consists primarily of the correspondence of Scott Ackerman Medd to his parents Sidney Taylor Medd and Estelle Lumsden Ackerman and his sister Mary E. Medd. The correspondence covers such topics as Scott's education at Trinity College School in Port Hope and at the Royal Academy in London, England, his development as and artist, life in England, and World War II. The fonds also contains the family records of Thomas and Mary Medd consisting of emigration and settlement letters, 1819-1919; correspondence to Robert Medd, 1820-1852; and correspondence to and from Sidney Taylor Medd during World War I. Also included are photographs of various members of the Medd family and sketches and sketchbooks of Scott Ackerman Medd.
Inclusive Dates: 1819-1977
Extent: 2 m
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society fonds

Accession Number: 95-002
Description: This fonds consists of research material, mostly in copy form, created during the writing of "This Green and Pleasant Land."
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1992
Extent: 60 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 01-006
Description: Fonds consists of records relating to the Millbrook, Ontario and Cavan, Ontario area. Included are photographs, photocopies of newspaper clippings and articles, and scrapbooks. Several items pertain to St. Andrews United Church, Millbrook.
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1980
Extent: 14 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Millbrook and Cavan Township fonds

Accession Number: 74-021
Description: This fonds is a small collection of historical information on the people, places, mills, organizations in Cavan Township and the Village of Millbrook. Included are reminiscences from pioneer descendants, essays on the Cavan Blazers (an Orange vigilante group), early mills, prominent pioneer citizens and local legends.
Inclusive Dates: [between 1920 and 1940]
Extent: 3 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Isabella Miller fonds

Accession Number: 70-1001
Description: This fonds consists of letters from a servant girl, Isabella Brownlie in Otonabee to her brother Claud in Scotland. After 1845, the letters are from Isabella and her husband James Miller. The fonds also contains two photographs, one of Isabella with her brother Claud, and the second of Claud Brownlie alone, as well as a diploma for Thomas Menzies Miller, 1891.
Inclusive Dates: Feb. 1843-Sept. 1849
Extent: 8 letters; 2 photographs; 1 diploma
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Isabella Miller fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 01-1019
Description: Fonds consists of one copybook of arithmetic exercises belonging to Isabella Miller, Otonabee Township.
Inclusive Dates: [184-?]
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Susanna Moodie fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 11-004
Description: Fonds consists of four original watercolours by Susanna Moodie. The works are untitled. All depict flowers: columbine and violets on mossy ground; a single red rose; white roses on a single stem; and a white wild rose entwined on a wood cross on mossy ground. Three of the paintings are signed by Moodie.
Inclusive Dates: [187-?]
Extent: 4 watercolours
Restrictions: N

TITLE: William Morrison letter

Accession Number: 05-1004
Description: Item is a letter dated 22 October 1853 from William Morrison, Placer County, California, to his brother, James Morrison, of Dummer Township, Ontario. The letter is written in a black paper covered booklet dated 1851 with the title "Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book."
Inclusive Dates: 1853
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Moscrip, Allan & Company ledger

Accession Number: 01-1022
Description: Fonds consists of one ledger identified as having belonged to Moscrip, Allan & Company. The business sold hardware, machinery, and farm equipment, and repaired same. Some customers were contractors, blacksmiths, wagoners; addresses of customers were Hamilton Township, Cobourg, Oshawa, Peterborough, Port Hope, and Bowmanville. Some business was carried on with schooners. Other customers included Dr. Gilchrist; Thomas Trail [Traill]; Cobourg-Peterborough Distillery; Ontario Distillery; Cobourg, Peterborough & Marmora Railway and Mining Co.; R.A. Waddell, Sherriff; and merchants and farmers. Accounts for 1867 listed Trustees of Common Schools with charges for two school bells. The ledger includes an index.
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1867
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Orgill family collection

Accession Number: 11-008
Description: Collection consists of nine Boyd family photograph albums, 14 glass plate negatives, and several strip negatives. The images depict the lives and activities of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, and include lumbering scenes, Trent Canal steamboats, buffalo/Hereford animals, and travel excursions. Also included are copies of the wills of WT.C. Boyd and Mossom Boyd.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1888-1910
Extent: 9 photograph albums. -- 14 glass plate negatives : ca. 100 strip negatives. -- 1 cm of textual records.
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Pengelley family fonds

Accession Number: 70-001
Description: The fonds consists of the diaries of Harriet Pengelley (1835-1836), Robert Pengelley (1835), and E.A. Marquette Pengelley (1940-1941); correspondence; sketchbooks (1829-1830); drawings; and photographs. In 1994, an addition was made to the fonds which included a photocopy of a diary of Robert Pengelley (1837-1840) and textual records regarding the Pengelley family.
Inclusive Dates: 1829-1840 1940-1941
Extent: 20 cm (1 volume)
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Richard Prettie estate journal

Accession Number: 01-1020
Description: Fonds consists of one Order Book from the estate of Richard Prettie, [Vernonville, Ontario], listing the auction sale dispersal of the household. The name "Stanley McBride, Centreton, Ontario" is found on the fly leaf. Several items listed as sold in the estate auction relate to farming.
Inclusive Dates: 1909-1911
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Raper family fonds

Accession Number: 01-1009
Description: Fonds consists of four funeral notices. The first is of Eliza Ann Raper, wife of William Raper, who died in Millbrook, Ontario, 5 September 1890; the second, of Ann Jane Killenbeck, wife of Wm. H. Russell, who died in Millbrook, 4 August 1892; the third, of Mary Elizabeth Killingbeck, wife of Wm. Raper, who died in Township of Cavan, 18 August 1895; and the fourth, of Maria Richardson, wife of John Richardson, who died in Toronto, 28 November 1898, funeral at the residence of her brother, Wm. Raper, Millbrook.
Inclusive Dates: 1890-1898
Extent: 4 items
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: Reid family dictionary

Accession Number: 99-1003
Description: This accession consists of one dictionary, of which the title page is missing. The oldest date pencilled in appears to be 1780. Signatures include Robert Stewart, William Reid, Mary Stewart, and John Stewart.
Inclusive Dates: [1780]
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Elias Rendell indenture

Accession Number: 04-1007
Description: Item is an indenture stating that Elias Rendell of Shaldon, County of Devon, England agrees to become an accountant apprentice of [M-] Crawfords & Company, merchants, in St. Johns, Newfoundland. The item lays out the terms of the agreement.
Inclusive Dates: 1812
Extent: 1 item
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: 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: Captain Charles Rubidge fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 83-1022
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of legal documents and newspaper clippings pertaining to Captain Charles Rubidge and his family. Also included in the fonds is one photograph of Rubidge, three issues of early Peterborough newspapers and a sketch of the Village of Peterborough from 1825.
Inclusive Dates: 1825-1934
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: An autobiographical sketch: by Captain Charles Rubidge, R.N

Accession Number: 89-1028
Description: This item is a typescript autobiography written by Captain Charles Rubidge which was reproduced by an unknown source.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed [between 1969 and 1989]
Extent: 1 file
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Captain Charles Rubidge fonds

Accession Number: 82-1001
Description: This fonds consists of two copy photographs of Captain Rubidge, one in old age and one in youth wearing Royal Navy uniform; two photographs of a portrait of Captain Rubidge; and four typescript sheets of biographical information.
Inclusive Dates: [between 1971 and 1982]
Extent: 2.5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Rubidge family portraits

Accession Number: 02-1001
Description: Portraits consists of two items. One is a portrait of Charles Rubidge, [181-?]. The caption "Captn C. Rubidge. Royal Navy, London, England," and a stamped credit "Brown 163 High Holborn London" are found on the reverse. The other is a portrait by F.W. Lock, 1845, of an unidentified male with last name Rubidge, believed to be a son of Charles Rubidge.
Inclusive Dates: [181-?], 1845
Extent: 2 portraits
Restrictions: N

Captain Charles Rubidge

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: 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: Jean Shearman and Elizabeth Shearman Hall collection

Accession Number: 02-001

Description: Collection consists of a guide to nearly all of the Frances Stewart letters located at Trent University Archives and elsewhere. The guide is a biographical reference tool which indexes all the names which appear in the letters. The indexing locates each name in the approximately 450 letters and gives the corresponding page number in the transcripts (94-006); it provides the source of biographic information, and explains the relationship of each person to Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Browne Stewart. The guide is arranged alphabetically by last name and includes hundreds of names, i.e., Sydney Bellingham, Rev. George Brabazon, Rev. Francis Browne, John Burnham, Rev. Mark Burnham, Zaccheus Burnham, Frances Anne Edgeworth, Agnes Fitzgibbon (nee Moodie), Catherine Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (nee Browne), Susanna Moodie (nee Strickland), Robert Reid, Peter Robinson, Captain Charles Rubidge, Frances Stewart (nee Browne), Thomas Alexander Stewart, Samuel Strickland, Catharine Parr Traill (nee Strickland), and Robert Waller (complete list of names attached below). The guide, which was researched and compiled by Jean Shearman and Elizabeth Shearman Hall, is a tremendous piece of work and is an invaluable resource for researchers.
Inclusive Dates: [2000]
Extent: 42 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N 

TITLE: Sproule family fonds

Accession Number: 87-011
Description: This fonds consists of four scrapbooks of assorted clippings covering such topics as: handicrafts, holidays, poetry and song. Also includes attendance records, trustee meetings, teachers contacts and other education related records for School Section No. 10, Brock Township, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1869-1930
Extent: 16 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: William Standen fonds

Accession Number: 87-006
Description: This fonds consists of diaries written by W.J. Standen concerning life on his farm near Barrie, Ontario. The fonds also contains a photocopy of the Standen family history.
Inclusive Dates: 1879-1895
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N

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: 78-008
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence of Frances Stewart and her mother's family (the Wallers). Some letters relate to her upbringing in Ireland. The remaining correspondence concerns her life in Douro Township as one of the first pioneers. Frances describes pioneer life and its attendant hardships, the settlement and development of the Peterborough area and Douro Township and social, family, religious and economic life in early Ontario. Some correspondence concerns the publication of 'Our Forest Home'.
Inclusive Dates: 1757-1890
Extent: 25 cm
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: Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 94-006
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of photocopies of correspondence from 1780 to 1858; 4 volumes of transcriptions of letters, journals and other papers of Frances Stewart of Douro Township, Upper Canada, and other family members. These 4 volumes transcribe materials of varying provenance and location and were made by Jean Shearman and her sisters.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied 1978
Extent: 1 foot; 2 inches
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: Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 77-1006
Description: This item is a photocopy of a book in which Frances Stewart recorded poems written by various people; the language of flowers; and, rules to know peoples' characters by the months of their birth. The dates of the poems range from 1811 to 1868.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [before 1977]
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Thomas Alexander Stewart collection

Accession Number: 02-017
Description: Collection consists of 12 leather-bound volumes of the plays of William Shakespeare, with "Thos. A. Stewart" bookplates glued on the inside cover of each volume. The volumes are numbered I through XII. Volume XII includes the following bibliographic information: "The Plays of William Shakespeare, from the correct edition of Isaac Reed, Esq., London, Printed for Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, Poultry; and Taylor and Hessey, Fleet Street. 1809." On the final page of each volume, except for Volumes I and II, the following additional information appears: "Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson, Duke Street, Lincoln's-Inn Fields, London." On the final page of Vol. I, the following information appears: "Stereotyped by Andrew Wilson." Vol. I has the following additional names hand-written on the bookplate: "George A. Stewart", "Louis B. Stewart", and [B] [  ] Stewart". Volumes III, VI, and VIII have "George A. Stewart" added to the bookplate. Handwritten on the bookplate for Vol. IV is "Thos. A. Stewart"; this may be Stewart's signature.
Inclusive Dates: 1809
Extent: 12 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: Strickland family genealogy

Accession Number: 83-1021
Description: This item is a genealogy of Samuel Strickland's descendents as compiled by Mr. Angus Baxter.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1983]
Extent: 23 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Grasses from Stony Lake gathered and mounted by Cathe Parr Traill

Accession Number: 96-1012
Description: This item is a scrapbook compiled by Catharine Parr Traill for her friend James Fletcher and given to him January 12, 1894. The inside cover has the following inscriptions: "Grasses from Stony Lake gathered and mounted by Cathe Parr Traill - Aged 92 years." These specimans are from the Island of Minne Wa-Wa and Otter Island. July-September 1893" and "With Mrs. Traill's kind wishes to her much valued and esteemed friend James Fletcher F.S.L.S. & etc. January 12th, 1894". The scrapbook consists of 20 pages, 18 which have pressed grasses, from the Stoney Lake area of Island of Minne Wa-Wa and Otter Island, glued onto them. Also included in the scrapbook is a speciman list of the grasses and a photocopy of an article, entitled "Grasses from Stony Lake Gathered and Mounted by Cathe Parr Traill - Aged 92 Years". The article was written by William G. Dore and published in "The Ontario Naturalist" in 1966.
Inclusive Dates: July 1893-Sept. 1893
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Dr. Henry Allan Turner fonds

Accession Number: 90-014
Description: This fonds consists of records relating to the professional and personal lives of Dr. Henry Turner (Sr.) and Dr. Henry A. Turner (Jr.), both medical doctors of the Millbrook area. The medical publications, prescription day books, office records, customer account books, transaction day books, stock books, business and domestic records and invoices, medical x-rays, and correspondence depict the lives of each man respectively, spanning the years 1872 to 1936. Also included are personal and business-related records of Alice Turner, nurse, daughter of H.A. Turner (Sr.). A Farmers and Business Directory for Peterborough and the United Counties has been removed to the Trent Collection and catalogued in OMNI.
Inclusive Dates: 1872-1936
Extent: 5 m
Restrictions: N