Fonds 02-003 - Robert Bowley fonds

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Robert Bowley fonds

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    • 1823-1998 (Creation)
      Bowley, Robert E.

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    1.5 m of textual records
    ca. 1600 slides
    ca. 400 photographs
    ca. 1200 negatives
    ca. 50 stamps
    2 audio videocassettes (VHS)
    1 audio cassette.

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    Biographical history

    Robert E. Bowley was born in Hagersville, Ontario and moved to Peterborough in 1963. He married Kathleen Richmond Barclay and was a chemistry teacher, author, and historian. Bowley had an avid interest in stamp collecting and postal history, and was a volunteer postmaster in 1980 at Lang Pioneer Village, Keene. He was also president of the Peterborough Historical Society, and established Rebel Publishing in 1995 in order to publish his version of Mutiny on the Bounty.

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    This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. Kathleen Bowley before it was donated to Trent University Archives in August 2001.

    Scope and content

    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.

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    This fonds was received from Mrs. Kathleen Bowley.


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        For related records see: 91-1007, 91-1014, and 91-1018.

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        Outsized material located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 40.

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        Box 1

        Slides: 66 boxes of slides relating to postal history in Peterborough and the surrounding area. The boxes are numbered 1 through 66. The slides have been maintained in their original boxes, and most boxes are labelled. The labels as they appear are provided in quotations. The slides depict postal cancellations, people, maps, city streets and buildings, documents, signatures, etc. Some of the slides are listed below.

        1. "P'bo [Peterborough] 1a"
          Peterborough Club 1986 (building)
        2. "P'bo 1b"
          William Weller 1837
          Gravel road, Carver's house, looking towards Peterborough; house on south side, 1844
          Original Fleming map 1846
        3. "2a"
          James Hall, sheriff; R.D. Rogers, postmaster, Ashburnham; et al
          [ ] Griffin, Dep'y PMG [deputy postmaster general]
        4. "2b"
          Queen St., Peterborough 1986
          Roger's 1856 building in Ashburnham
          Harwood railway causeway 1860
          Marianne Mackenzie, museum & mailbags c1860, 1986
        5. "P'bo 2c"
          Samuel James Carver, postmaster
          Henry Cassady Rogers, postmaster
        6. "P'bo 2d"
          Post office building, Peterborough 1880
          Lakefield railway station and locomotive 621, 1882; Lakefield - Ashburnham
        7. "2e"
          William White, Dep P.M.G. [deputy postmaster general] 1888
          John Cork[ery], clerk 1890, postmaster 1919-
        8. "P'bo 3a"
          Post office, Peterborough 1890-
          Chemong Park, Flying Express 1893
          Bethune St., Peterborough, railway station in winter
        9. P'bo 3b"
          Grand Trunk Railway (Midland), Bethune St. station, Peterborough c1895
          Chemong Park Stage, 1896
          "City of Peterborough" [boat] on Stoney Lake
        10. "P'bo 3c"
          Peterborough post office c1907
        11. "P'bo 3d"
          Warsaw to Peterborough stage 1916
        12. "4a"
        13. "4b" (empty)
        14. "4c"
        15. "4d"
          Claude Mi[ll]ard 1965
        16. "Orig. slides Pbo 1840-70"
          Fleming's original 1846 map
        17. "Pbo retirements 1978-1982"
        18. "Pbo city extras"
          R.D. Rogers, reeve and postmaster, Ashburnham
          Frances Stewart [drawing]
          Charlotte and George Streets, Peterborough; aerial view 1919
        19. "Open - County A-B" [Ashburnham to Burleigh Falls]
          "Esturion" [boat] at Mt Julian
        20. "Open - County C-F" [Century Village, Lang to Ennismore]
          Sullivan farm: first post office, Douro 1856
          various post office locations in Douro
          Patrick Geo. Towns, postmaster, Douro
          Sullivan's store and post office, Ennismore
        21. "County - Open F-K" [Fraserville to Kinmount]
          Fraserville store and post office 1912
          Haliburton post office 1896
          Indian River, Duff store, 1889
          Juniper Is. Post office
          John Hunter, postmaster Kinmount
          Mary Hunter, Kinmount
        22. "County Open L-Z" [Lakehurst to Woodview]
          Lakehurst store and post office
          Willy Shearer - Young, postmaster Lakehurst, c1918
        23. "County Closed A-E" [Bensfort to Ewan]
          Birdsall Station
          Coe Hill 1907 [winter farm scene]
        24. "Closed County F-H" [Faraday to Hiawatha]
          Robert & Mary Jane McCauley, Haultain
          Rice Lake Causeway 1860
        25. "Closed County H-L" [Holcomb to Lorenz]
          Lang post office and store, 1909
          [ ] Dinsdale, Lang
          Dawson House, Lorenz
        26. "Closed County M-N" [Mathers to Nogies Creek]
          [ ] Mather
          Choates store and post office, McCrackens Landing
          Jack Lyons, R.R. #3 Cavan
        27. "County closed N-X + Mt. Pleasant" [South Monaghan to Warkworth]
          Hugh Irwin, Rockcroft
          Robert Anderson, postmaster Round Lake, 1890-1906
          Springville post office sketch 1858
        28. "Apsley"
          Young's Point Stage c1925
          Apsley post office
          "Empress" [boat], Apsley [ ]
        29. "Bobcaygeon"
          "Ogemah" [boat], Bobcaygeon
          "Esturion" steamer [boat]
          Mossom Boyd, postmaster Bobcaygeon
          Post office, Bobcaygeon c1870; [ ] Tripper, postmaster
          [ ] Junkin, postmaster 1875-1897, Bobcaygeon
        30. "Bridgenorth"
          J[ohn] store and post office, Bridgenorth 1897
          Dean post office, Bridgenorth c1860
          First floating bridge, Chemong Lake, Bridgenorth, opened 24 May 1870
          Chemong causeway, ice damage
          "Ogemah" [boat] at Chemong Park
        31. "Cavan"
          Robert Weavers, Cavan, 1820
        32. "Chandos Twp"
          Post office, Chandos, c1940
        33. "N. Douro, Lakefield"
          "Stoney Lake" ship, mail carrier
          Lakefield post office 1927; built 1914-1918
        34. "Hall's Br. Buckhorn" [Hall's Bridge]
          Sleigh stage, Lakehurst-Buckhorn-Peterborough
          Stage, Lakehurst-Hall's Bridge
          "Ogemah" [boat], Hall's Bridge 1907
          "Ogemah" [boat], Lovesick Lake
          Bert Easson & Buckhorn Stage 1935
          "Manita" [boat], Fenelon c1905
        35. "Ida Closed"
          Helen Agnes Baptie Lough, 1915
          William Howe Lough, postmaster Ida, 1915
        36. "Keene"
          Howson's store and post office, Keene
          Keene 1876
        37. "Lang - B's Exhibit"
          [slides of an exhibit and Robert Bowley]
        38. "Millbrook"
          W. Vance, postmaster Millbrook
          Millbrook Station post office
          Byam's post office, Millbrook Station
        39. "Norwood"
          Norwood post office
          [ ] Butterfield, postmaster Norwood
          [ ] Foley, postmaster Norwood
          J.B. Pearce, postmaster Norwood
          Stage House, Norwood
        40. "Smith: Chemong-Curve Lake, [Fowler's Corners], Kawartha Park, Selwyn"
          Tom Bell, postmaster Selwyn, 1880-1907
          "Water Lily" [boat], Stoney Lake
          "North Star" [boat], Stoney Lake
          Fowler's Corners, 1927
          Chemong Lodge, Curve Lake
          Daniel E. Whetung, postmaster Curve Lake, 1920-1948
          Elsie Knott
        41. "Introd. Smith"
          Lt. Col. Bouchette, surveyor
        42. "Warsaw"
          Choate store and post office, Warsaw 1952
        43. "Westwood"
          Squire Brackenridge c1900
          Fife's & Fowlds' store, Westwood
          Henry Fowlds
          James Fowlds
          John Powell
        44. "Young's Point"
          Kearney's, Young's Point [building]
          Patrick Young, Sr., postmaster Young's Point, "Nathaway"
          Jenny Kearney fishing
        45. "Northern Twps."
        46. "Claraday - Sub 7, Cr. [Crawfords] Grove - Sub 15, Set 2"
        47. "Byersville, Downer [Downer Corners], McMartinville, Claraday"
        48. Cavan store, Fowler's Corners, Ida, Springville, Mount Pleasant, Goodfellow's store, Springville 1858 [sketch]
        49. Burleigh, Jack Lake, Woodview
        50. Apsley, Mt. Julian
          Thompson's ["Naiad"] [boat], Mt. Julian
          Hilliard Reid & [democrat] at Cassidy's Restaurant near Burleigh Falls [horse & buggy]
          Allan Church & democrat, post office Apsley 1908 [horse & buggy]
          Wm. & Mrs. Hales, postmaster Apsley, 1912-1920
          Hilliard Reid, International Chain-drive [vehicle]
        51. "Sub 3-6" [sub post office]
        52. "Subs 8-17"
          Graham's Tavern [sketch]
        53. Sub post offices
        54. Sub post offices
        55. Sub post offices
        56. Sub post offices
        57. "County [ ] maps"
          Chewett map 1826
        58. "Fleming extra"
          Sandford Fleming's office, Toronto 1851
          The Birth of Standard time, Rexwoods
        59. "2"
          Sketch of SS Otonabee [boat]
        60. Peterborough
          Post office float [parade float] 1927
          Morrow Building 1969
          Wm. Stewart 1909
          Grand Trunk Railway at station, Peterborough, c1910
          Peterborough Club corner c1900
          North side of Hunter, George & Water Streets, Peterborough c1890
        61. [Peterborough post office 1955]
        62. Peterborough
          Peterborough post office 1906
        63. Peterborough, etc.
          Richard Birdsall Rogers
          Towns Store, Douro
          James Zacheus Rogers, Canoe Co.
        64. Keene, etc.
          Keene c1874
          "Stoney Lake" [boat], steamer at Burleigh
          Keene Railway Station
          Keene 1876
        65. Peterborough 1950s
        66. "Early Peterborough City & County Postal story"
          65 slides depicting postal cancellations, and people, maps, documents, etc. Some of the subjects of the slides are listed below:
          Map: Smith-Town 1820
          Thomas Alexander Stewart
          Auburn cottage 1847
          Map 1825: [Bethune] store
          Bouchette map 1831 showing 3 post offices: Cavan, Peterborough, Monaghan
          Government House c1832
          Fleming's Map
          Captain Charles Rubidge
          Rubidge farm, Otonabee
          Railway station, Millbrook
          Old post office, Millbrook station
          Thomas Choate, postmaster Warsaw 1842
          Choate's store and post office, Warsaw
          Peter Pearce, warden, postmaster, Havelock; R.D. Rogers, reeve, postmaster, Ashburnham; James Foley, auditor, postmaster, Norwood; et al
          Marcus Dean, postmaster 1854-1894; Bridgenorth
          John Reid, Smith Township

        Box 2

        Negatives: 54 rolls of black & white negatives relating to postal history; each roll is numbered and the numbers are as follows: 1-22, 24-26, 32, 35-49, 51-60 (Note: there are two number 58's and two number 60's); also a roll entitled Mt. Pleasant and a folder of loose negatives.
        Included in the box is a folder of lists of negatives; these lists largely correspond with the rolls of negatives. The lists are numbered 1-22, 24-27, 30-33, 35-47, 60-61.
        Note: Several of the negatives duplicate the photographs and slides in this fonds.

        Box 3

        Folders 1&2: Covers, stamps, postal cancellations (photocopies, photographs, originals) of the following locations: Peterborough, Hall's Bridge, Buckhorn, Rockcroft, Nogies Creek, Lakehurst, Stewart Hall, Ashburnham, Asphodel, Millbrook, Belleville, Keene, etc.

        Folder 3: Photographs

        1. Letter carriers, 1951
        2. [back room scene inside a post office], 1908 (2 copies)
        3. Harry Elliot in front of Elliot's Store, c1900
        4. Hilton Palmer, R.R.#1, Peterborough
        5. Pat Greer's store & Post Office
        6. Jone's "West Beech Boarding House & Store", N. shore, Buckhorn
        7. C.P.R. station, Peterborough, c1897
        8. Samuel James Carver, headstone at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough
        9. Harry Shearer's Dodge 'Stage' & Bert Easson, Lakehurst via Buckhorn & Lakefield to Peterborough & return, 1935; ["Buckhorn Stage" on side of vehicle]
        10. Wm. John Shearer, postmaster, Lakehurst, 1918-1942
        11. Mrs. Norma Taws, postmaster, 1980-
        12. Joyce McMurtrie, postmaster [Lakehurst], 1972-1978
        13. F. Gordon Dolquen & Charles Taws, Lakehurst General Store, 1987
        14. General Store, B. Eason, Lakehurst
        15. Hilton Palmer retires after 39 years postal carrier, R.R.#1, Lakehurst, April 30, 1986
        16. Nogies Creek Post Office sign on door of General Store, c1940
        17. Nogies Creek - 1st store in porch of home, c1940
        18. Nogies Creek - Wm. Junkin, wife Mabel, and friend, in front of General Store, c1947-1961
        19. Quentin Moore, Bobcaygeon to Nogies Creek, c1914 summer [man with horse & buggy]
        20. Jean & Jim Beatty, feeding a fawn by the east door of the store, c1920
        21. Jean & Jim Beatty on boardwalk, c1910
        22. Peterborough-Warsaw stage, 1916; Mrs. V. Moher; inscription on front: "Stage Similar to this Ran Daily from Warsaw to Peterborough via Douro (circa 1916), (Mrs. V. Moher)"
        23. Winter Stage, Lakehurst to Buckhorn (2 copies)
        24. Summer Stage, Lakehurst to Buckhorn
        25. Steamer "Otonabee" [boat], Peterborough, Ontario
        26. Peterborough, Queen St. area showing Eaton's, [1988]
        27. Peterborough, Queen St. area showing Fontaine's Cycle and St. John's Anglican Church, 1988
        28. Peterborough, area of Water St. and Hunter St. in foreground; Charlotte Street apartment buildings in background
        29. Post Office, Bridgenorth [1977]
        30. red truck with circular red canniest sign on roof; right hand drive truck for snow banks, Fraserville R.R.
        31. Sidney Lewington, retired 1981 after serving 25 years 9 months; "RCEy o/s 4 yrs"
        32. Bos., Roy Dunlop, Malery, 1980
        33. Malery & Eldon Harrison, 1980
        34. Frank Goselin & Haig Bothwell
        35. Annie [Whibbs], Indian River
        36. Burleigh Falls, The Trading Post
        37. Burleigh Falls [photo of a large steamboat [Otonabee?] launched at a dock on a rocky point]
        38. Burleigh Falls, Bob Brown Rock A Way Roadside Market
        39. Burleigh Falls Post Office
        40. Mrs. Annie McKee, Postmistress at [Lasswade], Jan. 16, 1925 - Sept. 16, 1946
        41. as above
        42. Hugh Irwin
        43. Margaret Rachel & Geo. Allen Irwin (parents of Hugh Irwin), Rockcroft
        44. Peterborough mail bag
        45. Peterborough mail bag c1860, held by Marianne Mackenzie 1986
        46. unidentified woman
        47. unidentified large group of men in uniform posing for photograph in front of a building
        48. unidentified woman
        49. unidentified woman
        50. Port Hope & Peterborough Railway, Great Western Railway of Canada
        51. Photograph of drawing of ships passing under a bridge
        52. Photograph of drawing of ships near a coastline
        53. Photograph of a Port Hope & Peterborough Railway 1864 broadside
        54. Photograph of a Grand Junction Railway, Peterborough to Belleville route, 1880 broadside
        55. Photograph of a map showing Queen Street and St. John's Anglican Church area in Peterborough
        56. "Salada Tea" window dressing in a store front
        57. Two-storey building with car in front
        58. Frazerville, store and post office in background, "waiting for train", c1912
        59. Post office building, Peterborough 1880 - "Built in 1880 - Elaborate Victorian architecture…"
        60. John Cork[ery], clerk 1890, postmaster 1919-
        61. Lakefield post office
        62. Photograph of "List of Letters remaining in the Peterborough Post Office Dec 3… S.J. Carver, Post Master"
        63. Reid & mail carrier, international chain-driven
        64. Reynolds, postmaster Clanricarde, 192[]-1948: home & post office
        65. Amos Forbes, Glen Alda 1930-1949
        66. Isabella Knowlan, Millbrook
        67. First car to travel Burleigh Road, passenger & mail, Mt. Julian-Apsley
        68. "Speed-wagon" [car] 1912
        69. Rose Island post office, Harold Campbell 1928 (son of James Campbell, postmaster 1928-1945)
        70. Cliff W[ ], postmaster Owenbrook 1941
        71. Young's post office, Chandos 1926-1948
        72. Sign welcoming visitors to Curve Lake First Nation
        73. Hilliard Reid & "Democrat" [horse & buggy]
        74. Hilliard Reid & "Democrat" c1900 at Apsley post office
        75. Montgomery's; Clydesdale post office 1922-1944
        76. Sarah Viola Campbell, postmaster Rose Island 1945-1950
        77. Clydesdale post office, Caldwell house
        78. Chandos post office 1880-1926, Kilburn house
        79. Laura Johnson, daughter of Willis Johnson, postmaster Chandos 1920-1926
        80. Clydesdale post office, Clayton Hilker's home
        81. Glen Alda post office, Forbes house
        82. J.J. Scotts, first courier on R.R. #1 Apsley 1950-1961
        83. Mrs. Joan Hilker, courier R.R. #1 Apsley 1972-
        84. Norman Wilson, mail carrier Peterborough-Apsley 1928-1940
        85. Mrs. Ernest (Agnes) Walke, postmaster Owenbrook 1939-1941
        86. Cliff Walke, house-store-post office of E. Walke
        87. Fred Wheeler, postmaster Owenbrook 1910-1925
        88. Ernest Walke
        89. James W. Campbell, postmaster Rose Island 1928-1945
        90. Robert Boyle / Robert Hooke plaque [1660s]
        91. Fire truck / fire station painting on side of building
        92. "1856" Rogers Building front facade (moved to Quaker Oats Co., Peterborough, property in 1987) (2 copies)
        93. "Rogers Building 1856" plaque [as above] (2 copies)
        94. Large group of uniformed men in front of "new city hall", 1953 ["HE White - Post Master"]
        95. Large group of men "inside new Post Office in front of Transorma Sorting Machine", 1954
        96. Japanese geisha tapestry (photograph)
        97. Photograph of several postal executive members and of post office (negative attached)

        Folder 4: Lang, Ontario post office: photographs (includes photo of a steer [Lang Pioneer Village]); research material; "Navigating A Nation A Scenic Set": layout with original stamps

        Folder 5: Old Post Office, Peterborough, N.W. corner of Hunter & Water Streets: research material

        Folder 6: General, County: postal history research material

        Folder 7: Miscellaneous research material relating to post offices (includes photographs)

        Folder 8: Miscellaneous research material relating to post offices (includes photographs & dinner menu for Ontario Postmasters' Association Banquet held in Peterborough, 1953)

        Box 4

        Folder 1: Postal history research material: pre-January 1830; Tupper (post office secretary, Peterborough, 1829), James Ferguson (Cobourg postmaster, 1834)
        Folder 2: S.J. Carver (1802-1892), postmaster, Peterborough: research material
        Folder 3: Ephraim Sanford (1782? - 1844), postmaster, Peterborough: research material
        Folder 4: Henry Rogers, postmaster, Peterborough, 1871-1909: research material
        Folder 5: Anstruther: Apsley, Hadlington: postal history research material (includes photographs)
        Folder 6: Asphodel: Hastings, Norwood, Westwood, Birdsall's Station: postal history research material (includes photographs)
        Folder 7: Belmont: Blairton, Chase Corners, Wariston, Cordova Mines, Havelock, Holcomb, Preveneau, Rockdale, Round Lake, Rush Point, Trent River: postal history research material
        Folder 8: Bobcaygeon: postal history research material
        Folder 9: Burleigh: Burleigh Falls, Haultain, Mt. Julian, Woodview, Juniper Island: postal history research material
        Folder 10: Cavan: Bailieboro, Glamorgan, Ida, Millbrook, Millbrook Station, Morrow, Mount Pleasant, Kelmar: postal history research material
        Folder 11: Cavendish: Catchacoma (Stratton), Fortescue, Mississauga Landing: postal history research material (includes photograph & slide)
        Folder 12: Chandos: Chandos Lake, Clanricarde, Clydesdale, Glen Alda, Lasswade, Owenbrook, Rose Island: postal history research material
        Folder 13: Dummer: Boschink, Centre Dummer, Clariva, Cottesloe, Crowe's Landing, Gilchrist Bay, Hall's Glen, McCracken's Landing, South Dummer, Stoney Lake, Warsaw: postal history research material
        Folder 14: Douro: Guerin, Indian River, Nassau, South Douro, North Douro, Lakefield: postal history research material
        Folder 15: Ennismore: postal history research material
        Folder 16: Galway: Ewan, Galway, Galena, Kinmount, Mt. Irwin, Silver Lake, Union Creek: postal history research material
        Folder 17: Harvey: Nogie's Creek, Lakehurst, Burleigh Falls: postal history research material (includes photographs)
        Folder 18: Methuen: Jack Lake, Vansickle, Nephton, Coe Hill, Maple Grange, Oak Lake, MacDonald Bay: postal history research material
        Folder 19: Monaghan (South & North): Bailieboro, Byersville, Brownton, Frazerville, Lorenz, Bensfort, South Monaghan, Springville, Morrow, Monaghan, Smith Bank: postal history research material
        Folder 20: Norfolk Island: postal history research material
        Folder 21: Otonabee [Otanabee]: Alandale Mills, Drummond Station, Graystock, Hiawatha, Jermyn, Keene, Lang, Mathers, Otonabee: postal history research material (includes photographs and negatives)

        Box 5

        Folder 1: Smith: Bridgenorth, Buckhorn, Curve Lake, Fowler's Corners, Hall's Bridge, Kawartha Park, N. Douro (Lakefield), Selwyn: postal history research material (includes manuscript, etc. for publication "History of the Post: Smith Township" by Robert Boley - see also Folder 5)
        Folder 2: North 8 Townships: Cardiff, Dysart, Dudley, Glamorgan, Harcourt, Minden, Monmouth, Snowdon: postal history research material (includes a box of slides, photographs, negatives, & a copy of "Family History: Francis Laundry, 1811-1887")
        Folder 3: Rural routes and sub post offices: research material, photographs, partial camera-ready manuscript
        Folder 4: Sub post offices, satellite post offices, and rural routes: Byersville, Brownton, Crawford's Grove, Downer Corners, McMartinville: research material
        Folder 5: "History of the Post: Smith Township" / by Robert E. Bowley, 1990 research material, manuscript (see also Folder 1) (includes photographs)
        Folder 6: "History of the Post: Smith Township" (cont'd) manuscript, cover & preamble, & folders entitled Selwyn, Fowler's Corners, Young's Point, Curve Lake, Bridgenorth, Kawartha Park, Hall's Bridge (Buckhorn), North Douro (Lakefield) (includes numerous photographs)
        Folder 7: "History of the Post: Peterborough" / by Robert E. Bowley manuscript
        Folder 8: "History of the Post: Peterborough" (cont'd) camera-ready manuscript [unpublished]
        Folder 9: "History of the Post: Peterborough" (cont'd) 1 manuscript & 1 paper (shorter versions than that in folder 7)
        Folder 10: "History of the Post: Peterborough" (cont'd) bibliography
        Folder 11: "History of the Post: Peterborough" (cont'd) history of the Morrow building (includes an envelope of cancelled stamps)

        Box 6

        Folder 1: Captain Charles Rubidge: paper re Rubidge by Robert E. Bowley, correspondence, research material
        Folder 2: "Plaqued Historic Sites in Peterborough and Area" / by Robert Bowley, 1998 photographs, slides, negatives with accompanying lists
        Folder 3: "Plaqued Historic Sites in Peterborough and Area" (cont'd) camera-ready manuscript (includes an original postcard "Fire Station, Peterborough, Ont., Canada", 1910)
        Folder 4: "Historic Plaques in Peterborough & County (and their subjects) / by Robert Bowley, Peterborough Historical Society - paper
        Folder 5: Papers, speeches, talks, slide shows by Robert Bowley; also newspaper articles re book launches, etc.
        "Where was Brockland?" 1995
        "Tutankhamen (King Nebkheprure) : 1369-1350 BC" 1979
        "Wildlife on Postage Stamps" 1976
        "South Pacific Philately - the Present Situation", K.P.S. meeting 1969
        "Copying on a budget" in Prisme Pentax Prism, 1985
        Slide talk to Smith Township Historical Society, 1997
        "The Early General and Postal History of Peterborough Area" 1995
        Slide talk on the Roches 1994
        "Canadian Art to 1939"
        "History of the Post: Harvey Township"
        "Highlights of Ontarians and Ontario History: A Philatelic Study" 1997
        "Postal History of North Monaghan"
        Rebel Publishing: article which begins "These two Canadian postage stamps were issued on 17 June 1998… canals and locks"
        "Direct Colour Prints from Polished and Thin Sections" (plus related correspondence, photographs, etc.)
        several talks on Stamp Collecting

        Box 7

        Folder 1: "Sir Sandford Fleming and The Unfolding of Canada (1845-19150: a Philatelic Study" / by R..E. Bowley manuscript, typescript, and published copy (signed by R.E. Bowley)
        Folder 2: "Sir Sandford Fleming…" (cont'd) research material, photographs, slides, negatives; includes a copy of "Sandford A. Fleming 1827-
        Loose in box: Materials related to Sir Sandford Fleming - poster with Fleming brochures, etc. attached; 5 boxes of slides numbered 1-5; 1 audio cassette tape; 2 VHS tapes entitled "Sir Sandford Fleming and the Unfolding of Canada" 1 & 2

        Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 40
        Poster entitled "The Birth of Standard Time" (Sir Sandford Fleming)

        Box 8

        Folder 1: "The Family History of Cmdr. John Roche R.N. and His Descendants" / by Robert Bowley spiral bound copy
        Folder 2: "Connections Between the Names Pengelley, Brock, Roche & Scriven in Monaghan Township" / by Robert Bowley camera-ready manuscript
        Folders 3-6: "Connections Between… " (cont'd) research material, photographs, correspondence, negatives
        Folder 7: "Connections Between… " (cont'd) research material including copies of early correspondence and documents with accompanying transcriptions
        Folder 8: "Connections Between… " (cont'd) slides, photographs, negatives
        Folder 9: "Connections Between… " (cont'd) 8 boxes of slides
        Loose in Box: "Connections Between… " 2 rolls of outsized research materials (photocopies)
        Folder 10: Correspondence primarily related to Robert Bowley's research on postal history, 1972-1998
        Folder 11: Treaty between Six Nations and The Ojibways, 1840 (typescript)
        Folder 12: Baptie family letters: 12 letters dated 1823-1878 [Note: "from Scotland, Grandfather's Old Letters 1823" written on outside of envelope; "Mr. R.W. Lough, Ida, Ontario" is written on envelope label]

        1. from Alex Baptie to his son, Alex Baptie, teacher, Belford, 1823
        2. from Jas. Richardson, West Hill, to his sister Hellen Richardson, Tedburgh, 1838
        3. from J. Richardson, Chelsea, London, to his sister, c/o Mr. Babtie, Bouchester Bridge, 1840, re his sisters departure for America
        4. from Wm. Sibbald, Scotland, to his friend, Alexander Baptie, blacksmith, Cavan, Port Hope, 1843, re high unemployment rate and difficult economic situation in Scotland
        5. from Bouchester Bridge, 1844
        6. from Alex Baptie, Falstone, to his daughter-in-law regarding the death her husband (his son), 1856
        7. from James Richardson, Putney Hill, England to his sister Helen, 1857
        8. from Alexr Baptie, Falstone, to his grandson, 1858 re a portrait of the grandchildren which had been sent
        9. from Alexr Baptie, Falstone, to his grandson, Alexr Baptie, 1861
        10. from Fanny Thompson, Cavan, to her friend, Mrs. Babty, 1863
        11. from John W. Lowes, Cavan, to his friend, 1864 re news of putting in crops and the poor "shuger making" season
        12. Helen A. Baptie, Ida, Ontario, 1878: prayers, etc.
          (Note: this item lists two family deaths: "Died at Ida Ont. 27th April 1878 Alexander Baptie P.M. [postmaster] Ida aged 39 years"; "Mrs Helen Baptie died Feb. 23rd 1872 at Ida Ontario")

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        Poster entitled "The Birth of Standard Time" (Sir Sandford Fleming)

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