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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: 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: C. Beale letter

Accession Number: 76-1003
Description: This item is a photocopy of a letter of C. Beale written, in 1838, from Peterborough, Upper Canada, to Captain Gourlay, late 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, Saltfleet, near Hamilton, Upper Canada, asking for information on the subject of the grant of land and commenting on the way the grant was being administered.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1976]
Extent: 4 pages
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: Diary and report of the Bell's Line Survey / by Robert Bell

Accession Number: 77-1017
Description: The fonds consists of typescripts of the field diary and report of the survey of Bell's Line by Robert Bell, August 1847-September 1848.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed [before 1977]
Extent: 28 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Richard Birdsall fonds

Accession Number: 75-1026
Description: The fonds consists of photocopies of correspondence, petitions, drafts of same to be sent, letters received relating to Birdsall's efforts in organizing a volunteer militia in 1838, and relations regarding the 7th Provincial Battalion. The fonds also includes a few materials relating to surveying. The photocopied records date from 1837 to 1839.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1975]
Extent: 38 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Richard Birdsall fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 91-1020
Description: This item is a photocopy of a lumber notebook of agreements with various people giving permission to cut timber on lots held in various townships (by Richard Birdsall for Canada Company). There is also a listing of lots held by the Canada Company in 40 or more townships and a listing of prices of various woods and staves. There are entries at both ends of the notebook dating from 1831 to 1832.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1971 and 1991]
Extent: 53 pages
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: Re-survey : Bobcaygeon Road fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 77-1004

Description: This addition to the fonds consists of photocopies of the original report, field notes, diary and index of the re-survey of free grants on the Bobcaygeon Road, south of Bell's Line. The field notes are in diagram form with remarks on soil and timber. The fonds also includes notes on side roads, Concession "A", Township of Sherbourne, Ridout, Franklin and the "Queen's Line", and the Township of Franklin. Also included is a typescript of a report dated July 15, 1862 to Hon. Wm. Macdougall, Commissioner of Crown Lands.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1963 and 1973]
Extent: 171 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Ridout and Sherborne Townships : Bobcaygeon Road fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 77-1005
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of photocopies of the original report and field notes of the re-survey of the Bobcaygeon Road, between the Townships of Ridout and Sherborne, in the District of Muskoka and the County of Haliburton. The notes are in diagram form with notations regarding soil and timber.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1963 and 1973]
Extent: 40 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Somerville Township to Bell's line : Bobcaygeon Road fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 77-1002
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of photocopies of the field notes, diary and report of the survey of the Bobcaygeon Road (Township of Bobcaygeon) from Somerville to Bell's Line, 1858 by Michael Deane. Includes comments on timber and soil with diagrams and a typescript of a letter to the Commissioner of Crown Lands dated September 7, 1858.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1963 and 1973]
Extent: 133 pages
Restrictions: N

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: 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: Bobcaygeon-Nipissing Road fonds

Accession Number: 77-1003
Description: This fonds consists of photocopies of the field notes of a Bobcaygeon-Nipissing Road survey, in diagram form, with notations as to timber and soil types as well as other important observations. The fonds also includes photocopies and a transcript of final report dated September 1, 1860 by Crosbie Brady.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1963 and 1973]
Extent: 1 volume
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: W.T.C. Boyd fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 02-014
Description: Fonds consists of diaries, notebooks, and "cash books" of W.T.C. Boyd relating primarily to business matters, with occasional references to personal matters. Also included are photographs of family members; letters written during WWI by Boyd's son, Thornton; letters and documents related to the building of Boyd's house by architect, John E. Belcher; and letters and documents relating to the family cattle/buffalo cross-breeding enterprise.
Inclusive Dates: 1863-1917
Extent: 12 cm
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: Professor Alan Brunger fonds. Additions. 

Accession Number: 20-004
Description: This fonds consists of research in 19th century Canadian historical geography, mainly in Upper Canada/Ontario, focused on emigration from the U.K. and settlement in Newcastle (Peterborough County) District and London (Talbot Settlement) District. Included in the research materials are several maps, a small collection of photo negatives, and microfilm reels.
Inclusive Dates: 1746; 1815-1991
Extenet: 160cm of textual material, 6 microfilm reels, ca. 100 maps  
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Professor Alan Brunger fonds. Additions. 

Accession Number: 21-001
Description: This fonds consists of research in the 19th and 20th century Canadian historical geography, specifically emigration and settlement from British Isles to Upper Canada, the Trent Canal use during WWII, the environmental and cultural consequences of flooding from the Trent Canal dam in the late 19th century, and research on Bon Echo, Algonquin, and Banff National Parks. Research is also included on European migration and land settlement patterns and processes in Cape Province, South Africa in the early 19th century and in Western Australia in the early 20th century. Included in the research materials are several maps, a small collection of photo negatives, and microfilm reels. 
Inclusive Dates: 1771-2017
Extent: 224 cm of textual material; ca. 300 maps; ca. 150 photographs
Restrictions: N

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: 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. Additions

Accession Number: 86-004
Description: This addition to the fonds consists of family correspondence relating to the land surveyor, Alfred Cameron.
Inclusive Dates: 1872-1936
Extent: 19.5 cm
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: Canada Company fonds

Accession Number: 76-038
Description: This fonds consists of 12 microfilm reels of records from the Canada Company located in the Archives of Ontario. It includes correspondence, 1824-1904: letter books, correspondence with Commissioners, shareholders, H.M. Government, etc.; Minutes, 1824-1869: Court of Directors and committee minutes; and Reports, 1841-1864: as well as reports on tracts of land.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed [before 1976]
Extent: 12 reels
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Canada. Registrar General. Index books fonds

Accession Number: 76-017
Description: This fonds consists of a group of 28 indexes compiled by the Registrar General's office and its successor, the Registrar's Branch of the Secretary of State including General Indexes, 1651-1954; keys to General Indexes, 1651-1947; indexes relating to Dominion Lands, Indian and Ordinance Lands, grants, deeds, proclamations, quit-claims, commissions, letters patent and others from 1700 to 1965.
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed 29 Apr. 1975
Extent: 15 reels
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Canadian Land and Emigration Company collection

Accession Number: 77-023
Description: This collection consists of transcripts of minutes of the Board of Directors' of the Canadian Land and Emigration Company, 1868-1885, and annual reports of Bronson and Weston, lumber merchants, 1876-1884, with whom the Company did business. Also included are excerpts from the diaries of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Stewart, agent for the company in Haliburton, and their son Charles E. Stewart, 1865-66 and 1870.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed [between 1967 and 1977]
Extent: 5 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

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: 08-022
Description: Fonds consists of Harley Cummings' research material for Early Days in Haliburton, published in 1963. Included are original wage lists, letters, receipts, accounting records, and agreements of the Ottawa logging company, Bronsons and Weston, with several documents relating to their York Branch operation. Documents relating to business transactions with the Boyd lumbering company of Bobcaygeon, and with individuals along the Peterson Road and Bobcaygeon Road who provided supplies and lodging for the workers comprise a part of the holdings. Mentioned are the Egan Farm in Dungannon Township, Hastings County, and the Bruton Farm on the Peterson Road in Haliburton County. There are references, too, to the operation of cadges between locations (commercial carriers which transported supplies by horses and sleigh/buggy). Also included are copy maps; photographs; notes; handwritten transcriptions of diaries of Alexander Niven and of Mrs. C.R. Stewart; and photographs of Lillian de Grassi Boyd, the Blomfield [Blumfield] family of Lakefield, and the Strickland homestead in Lakefield.
Inclusive Dates: 1869-1963
Extent: 19 cm of textual records; 15 photographs : 13 negatives
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: 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: 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: 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: Upper Canada. Victoria County. Emily Township Petition

Accession Number: 75-1008
Description: This item is a petition of freeholders of Emily Township to John Huston, Surveyor of Highways, paying for alterations in roads, especially along the Emily/Ennismore boundary.
Inclusive Dates: 20 Mar. 1829
Extent: 2 pages
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: Report and diary of Burleigh Road survey / performed by James W. Fitzgerald P.L.S.

Accession Number: 77-1015
Description: This fonds consists of typescript and photocopies of the report and diary of the survey of the Burleigh Road performed by James W. Fitzgerald, Provincial Land Surveyor, during the winter of 1860-1861.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed and photocopied [before 1977]
Extent: 16 pages
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: 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: 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: Haldimand Township property documents collection

Accession Number: 04-1002
Description: Fonds consists of Haldimand Township property documents dated 1863-1891. Subjects include Jay Ketchum, William Matthews, James Thomas Johnson, Archibald Campbell, Donald C. Matthews, William H. Johnson, Joseph Keeler, William Maxwell, David [P--], and Thomas Kelso. Also included are estate documents relating to Mary Jane Cowie, 1932, and miscellaneous receipts.
Inclusive Dates: 1863-1933
Extent: 1 folder
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: The 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: 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: Owen Hoey fonds

Accession Number: 77-1012
Description: The fonds consists of the deeds and other land records relating to property in Seymour Township.
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1880
Extent: 2 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Katharine Hooke fonds

Accession Number: 18-002
Description: Fonds consists of historical materials pertaining to the Lakefield, Ontario area: land records, a transcription of the Katchewanooka Herald (1855-1859), Strickland family genealogy, and a family Bible which belonged to Helen S. Wallis.
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1934; 1999
Extent: 12 cm of textual records
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Hope Township. Ontario survey records fonds

Accession Number: 96-1003
Description: This fonds consists of one 1850 notebook entitled "J.K. Roche's Field Notes, Port Hope" which contains survey notes on properties in Port Hope, Canada West, and which belonged to the estate of John D. Smith. There are also two survey documents describing Lot 3, Concession 1 in Hope Township which is signed by John K. Roche and is dated July 20, 1844, and one which is signed by Geo. A. Stewart, Ward, and is undated. Also included in the fonds are three unidentified and undated school building architectural drawings.
Inclusive Dates: 1844-1850 1886
Extent: 6 items
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Robert Lloyd Hunter fonds. Additions

Accession Number: 99-004
Description: This fonds consists of printed Acts of the Government of Canada; guides and pamphlets of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway; and early maps, plans, and promotional brochures of locations throughout Canada.
Inclusive Dates: 1775-1976
Extent: 30 cm & one map folder
Restrictions: N

TITLE: John Huston fonds

Accession Number: 71-006
Description: The fonds consists of correspondence regarding Upper Canada politics, rebellion, papers as Justice of the Peace; militia records; survey records and lists of settlers in 1825 Irish settlement of Emily township, Upper Canada; and photocopies of Huston's survey of Verulam township, 1834, donated by H.T. Pammett. This fonds contains excellent information on the settlement of Emily Township by Irish immigrants sponsored by Peter Robinson and facilitated by John Huston. Included are provision records, location tickets, and also Peter Robinson's signed letters. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1849
Extent: 1.5 m
Restrictions: N

TITLE: John Huston letters fonds

Accession Number: 77-1021
Description: This fonds consists of photocopies of letters relating to the survey of Verulam Township including a letter of complaint from John Langton to Thomas Parkes regarding errors that were made in the survey; and letters from Huston to Peter Robinson and John Macaulay explaining how the errors were made. There is also a letter of recommendation from G. Boulton to Thomas Ridout recommending John Huston for his surveyor's licence on October 23, 1820.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [before 1977]
Extent: 17 pages
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: Land documents collection. Additions

Accession Number: 97-1027
Description: This collection consists of the following documents: a deed from Gilbert Bogart and Cornelius Van Horn to Gilbert A. Clapp, Adolphustown Township, 1827; deed from Azel Hawkins to John Brown, Hope, 1830; deed from Luke Bedford to John Brown, Hope, 1830; deed from John Megrath to John Donaldson, Otonabee, 1836; deed from Joseph Clarke to John Brown, Hope, 1838; deed from John Potter to Philip Potter, Darlington, 1840; deed from John Kennedy to James Crofts Kennedy, Port Hope, 1864; conditions of sale document re Alexander Lackie, Millbrook, with poster attached, 1887. The John Brown mentioned in three of the documents was an important merchant in Port Hope and a member of the Assembly of Upper Canada.
Inclusive Dates: 1827-1887
Extent: 8 items
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Land Records Collection

Accession Number: 80-012
Description: This collection consists of deeds, mortgages, leases, and an account sheet, 1864, for the Townships of Dummer, Burleigh and Anstruther.
Inclusive Dates: 1842-1911
Extent: 5 cm
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: Hugh David Lumsden diaries fonds

Accession Number: 77-001
Description: This fonds consists of photocopies of the diaries of Hugh Lumsden, from 1901 to 1928. The early diaries show some evidence of surveying activity while the later ones are mainly of a personal nature. Yearly cash accounts are included.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [ca. 1977]
Extent: 46 cm
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: Martyn's mill and dam fonds

Accession Number: 96-1011
Description: This fonds consists of four maps, from between 1875 and 1905 which depict: Martyn's Mill on the Otonabee River; land flooded by the Otonabee River in Smith Township; the Otonabee River between Dickson's and Martyn's Dams; and the acreage between Catchacoma Lake and Gull Lake.
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1905
Extent: 4 maps
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 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: Rosemary McConkey collection

Accession Number: 12-002
Description: Collection consists of an inventory of land locations for early settlers and inhabitants of Ops Township from the initial survey of the township in 1825 to 1872. It includes census information and assessments of households, various voter's lists, many Ops Township documents and one map for the 1839 Assessment Roll. The collection also includes a variety of cookbooks, recipes, food preparation manuals for specific cooking devices, and research notes.
Inclusive Dates: 1825-1994
Extent: 50 cm of textual records; 1 map
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: Colonel R.I. Moore fonds

Accession Number: 74-005
Description: The fonds consists of a collection of deeds, bonds, land grants, indentures, mortgages, writs and conveyances from the following townships and municipalities: Ops, Cavan, Manvers, Mariposa, Emily, Eldon, Cambray, Fenelon, Lindsay, Toronto, Monaghan, Somerville.
Inclusive Dates: 1830-1916
Extent: 61 cm (flat)
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Otonabee Township fonds

Accession Number: 70-002
Description: The fonds includes photocopies of the following items: Township Patent Book, 1820-1872, including the names of the grantees, lot purchased and dates as well as township/municipal election returns, and oaths of office for 1850. It also includes the correspondence of John Reid, township road surveyor, with elected officials and citizens, including maps, drawings etc.; township business papers, including receipts, taxation abatements, and school business; and Statute Labour lists and returns for the year 1850. (Patent book formerly entered as MMG 70-5). Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1820-1872 ; predominant 1850
Extent: 6.5 cm (185 pages)
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Otonabee Township land document

Accession Number: 04-1015
Description: Item is an undated land document and attached hand-drawn plan for Lot 26, Concession 12 in Otonabee Township. The reverse of the plan has the inscription, "Campbell to Fraser."
Inclusive Dates: [18-]
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Notes on surveying lectures given by Prof. J.B. Davis / Roy H. Parsons

Accession Number: 89-1011
Description: This item is a notebook which belonged to Roy H. Parsons. It contains notes on surveying lectures given by Professor J.B. Davis in the autumn of 1895.
Inclusive Dates: 1895
Extent: 1 folder
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: 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: John E. Proctor fonds

Accession Number: 91-1022
Description: This fonds consists of documents, from 1869 to 1902, including sale of timber receipts, deeds of land and quit claims of John E. Proctor of Brighton, Ontario.
Inclusive Dates: 1869-1902
Extent: 5 documents
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Property deeds textbook

Accession Number: 04-1010
Description: Item consists of a bound volume of both published and handwritten pages. The published title page reads as follows: "Practical points, or, maxims in conveyancing, drawn from the daily experience of a very extensive practice, by a late eminent conveyancer, Mr. Bradley, to which are added, critical observations on the various and essential parts of a deed. By the Late J. Ritson, Esq, second edition, corrected, London, 1820." Several published pages are interspersed throughout the hand-written pages and are bound together with them. The name Chas. Avery Moore (May 1824) appears a few times near the beginning of the volume, as does the name W.H.I. Vizard. The hand-written pages are an excellent example of exemplary penmanship.
Inclusive Dates: 1820; 1824
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Pugets Sound Agricultural Society collection

Accession Number: 97-1009
Description: This collection consists of a copy of the pamphlet "Deed of Settlement of Pugets Sound Agricultural Society" [printed in 1912], a photocopy of pages of an article with the title "Exile in the Wilderness" by Jean Murray Cole, University of Washington Press, 1979, which refers to this Society, and a letter dated January 6, 1994 from Anne Morton to Hugh Anson-Cartwright with enclosures which establish the date of printing of the pamphlet as approximately 1912.
Inclusive Dates: [1912?] 1994
Extent: 1 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier collection

Accession Number: 20-003
Description: Collection consists of approximately fifty pieces of antiquarian maps, engraved views, portraits and scenes relating to the Red River Settlement of Manitoba and the North West Rebellion of 1885. The engravings reflect the emerging province of Manitoba as seen through the eyes of nineteenth century travelers and historians. Two bird’s eye views are of particular note, the first being a spread of views, buildings and an insert map of Winnipeg dated 1882, and the second being a lithographic bird’s eye view of Winnipeg, 1884, depicting the city in its early development, surrounded by vignettes of local prominent public and private buildings. Also included is a “British America” J. & F. Tallis map with the principle vignette being “Hudson City”, ca. 1849.
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1840-1885
Extent: 1 m of graphic materials
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: John Reid fonds

Accession Number: 77-012
Description: The fonds consists of field notes, reports, descriptions and certificates relating to surveys conducted by John Reid. The areas surveyed included Cavan Township, Monaghan Township, Smith Township and Otonabee Township which are in the County of Peterborough. There are also some records pertaining to John Reid's service in the militia. Genealogical resource.
Inclusive Dates: 1837-1881
Extent: 30 cm
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: G.M. Roche fonds : survey of the Bobcaygeon Road

Accession Number: 77-1016
Description: This fonds consists of typescript copies of correspondence of G.M. Roche, October 1859 from Fenelon Falls, and Lindsay, Canada West, relating to the death of his brother John K. Roche, Provincial Land Surveyor, while surveying the Bobcaygeon Road. Also included are extracts from the diary of William Bell, chief chairman of John Roche's party from July 1859 to April 1860. The survey was completed by Mr. Brady, Provincial Land Surveyor, in 1860.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed [before 1977]
Extent: 9 pages
Restrictions: N

TITLE: James Roddy fonds

Accession Number: 75-007
Description: The fonds consists of deeds, mortgages, agreements of sale, abstracts and records relating to the east half of Lot 21, Concession 6, Cavan Township and to the south half and northeast quarter of Lot 21, Concession 7, Cavan Township owned by the Roddy Family.
Inclusive Dates: 1872-1899 1905-1934
Extent: 1 folder
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

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: Peter Russell copy book of correspondence

Accession Number: 74-010
Description: The item is a microfilm of a copy book of correspondence from and to Peter Russell, president administering the government of Upper Canada during the period November 1796 to March 1798. The correspondents include Captain William Claus, Superintendant of Indians and Indian Affairs, and Captain Joseph Brant. Included are copies of speeches made by Russell to "Brothers, Chiefs and Warriors of the Six Nations" concerning their land grants on the Grand River, as well as speeches to "Brothers, Chiefs and Warriors of the Chippewa Nation".
Inclusive Dates: Microfilmed [between 1971 and 1972]
Extent: 1 reel
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Henry Ruttan report

Accession Number: 92-1000
Description: This item is a photocopy of an 1840 report written by Henry Ruttan, Sheriff of Newcastle District, as a response to the circular letter of Lord Sydenham. Discussed in the letter are the militia, the roads and other internal improvements, the land granting system, the state of education; the (projected) union of the two provinces and responsible government.
Inclusive Dates: Photocopied [between 1990 and 1992]
Extent: 113 pages
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: Sheffield, England area property documents collection

Description: Collection consists of documents relating to properties in the Counties of Derby and York in the area of Sheffield, England. People named on the documents include James Brightmore, Jonathan Green, Thomas Fox, Alexander Hollingworth, Mary Downes, James Mowor, Richard Rawlins, W. Thomas Seaders, Benjamin Baker, Simon Skidmore, Robert Brawwell, Benjamin Schofield, Tho. Bowman, L.L. Crossland, Edward Creswick, Wm. Corkayne, and James Creswick.
Inclusive Dates: 1727-1822
Extent: 1 folder
Restrictions: Do not unfold documents to flat position; do not photocopy.

TITLE: Smith Township fonds

Accession Number: 72-1001
Description: The fonds consists of photocopies of original field notes of surveys of Samuel Wilmot and Richard Birdsall 1818-1830, certified as true copy by Crown Lands Dept on June 30, 1857.
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1857
Extent: 5 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Standen-McQueen family fonds

Accession Number: 14-014
Description: Fonds is comprised of the family papers of Sydney Helmer Standen and Euphemia Young Standen (nee McQueen). These papers include ancestral records and photographs dating from the 1860s to the 1970s and touch geographically on England, Scotland, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. They pertain primarily to the families of Standen, McQueen, Drysdale, Ronald and Bensen and include such individuals as Sydney (Sid) Helmer Standen, Euphemia (Effie) Young Standen, Philip Andrew Standen, Neil McQueen Standen, Sydney Drysdale Standen, Eric James William Standen, James McQueen, Margaret (Maggie) McQueen, and Peter Ian McQueen. Subjects include migration, settlement, farming, education, teaching, military service and war, and domestic life.
Inclusive Dates: [1850]-[1970]
Extent: 2.3 m of textual records and related materials. -- ca. 2500 photographs. -- ca. 1500 negatives.
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: 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: 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: Waddell land document

Accession Number: 95-1016
Description: This item is a framed land grant document granting John Meyner one hundred acres of land in Cavan Township and dated October 10, 1821.
Inclusive Dates: 10 Oct. 1821
Extent: 1 item
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Vernon B. Wadsworth fonds

Accession Number: 78-1002
Description: The fonds consists of a typescript copy by Vernon B. Wadsworth titled "A History of Exploratory Surveys Conducted by John Stroughton Dennis, Provincial Land Surveyor, in the Muskoka, Perry Sound and Nipissing Districts, 1860-1865." It also includes a press clipping and an obituary of Vernon B. Wadsworth.
Inclusive Dates: Transcribed [before 1978]
Extent: 21 pages
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: Allan Percival Way collection

Accession Number: 01-005
Description: Collection consists of numerous land documents including mortgages and deeds, and wills and probates of wills, mostly relating to property and people of Murray Township, County of Northumberland. Some of the names indicated on the documents include George Ahearn, David Ahern, Stephen J. Brown, Henry William Fox, John Wesley Haight, Christopher McKanna, Elizabeth Mills, Matthew Mills, Jane Ripson, John Simmons, Solomon Waldron, Margaret Walsh, and Florence Mildred Way, Gideon Shepard Way, Jacob Way, Manley Way, and Percy Way.
Inclusive Dates: 1836-1948
Extent: 5 cm
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

TITLE: Phyllis White collection

Accession Number: 99-006
Description: This collection consists of research material pertaining to sailing directions in Lake Ontario in 1815-1816; a photocopy and typescript of "Captain W.F.W. Owen's journal & memoirs of the back or Northern Communication between Lakes Ontario and Huron, 1817"; and a photocopy of "Elias Smith, Loyalist, Letter Book, 1799-1800" with accompanying typed indexes. Also included is a copy of "A History of Elias Smith U.E. 1736-1820, patentee of Hope Township and Merchant of Montreal" by Phyllis White, 1990, and a copy of "Oaths of Allegience sworn before William Willcocks, J.P. 1800-1806 and Robert Baldwin 1800-1812" compiled by Phyllis White, 1997.
Inclusive Dates: 1990-1997
Extent: 7 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Williams family fonds

Accession Number: 77-005
Description: The fonds consists of correspondence and accounts of John Tucker Williams (1841-1854) and of his son Arthur T.H. Williams (1860-1885). Included are leases, deeds and lists of John Tucker Williams' land holdings; correspondence and accounts relating to the Canada Company; material relating to the John Tucker Williams' estate; material relating to the estate of Silas Williams and Company, merchant tailors; and other material relating to various members of the family.
Inclusive Dates: 1838-1900
Extent: 30 cm
Restrictions: N

TITLE: Township of Asphodel-Norwood Municipal Records

Accession Number: 02-016
Description: This fonds consists of Minute Books, By-Laws, Assessment Records, Collectors' Rolls, Voters' Lists and municipal correspondence pertaining to the Township of Asphodel and the Village of Norwood now amalgamated as the Township of Asphodel-Norwood, County of Peterborough.
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1950 (predominant)
Extent: 6.3 m
Restrictions: N