Fonds 02-016 - Township of Asphodel-Norwood fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Township of Asphodel-Norwood fonds

General material designation

    Parallel title

    Other title information

    Title statements of responsibility

    Title notes

    • Source of title proper: Title based on the creator of the fonds.

    Level of description


    Reference code


    Edition area

    Edition statement

    Edition statement of responsibility

    Class of material specific details area

    Statement of scale (cartographic)

    Statement of projection (cartographic)

    Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

    Statement of scale (architectural)

    Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

    Dates of creation area


    • 1850-1950 predominant (Creation)
      Township of Asphodel-Norwood

    Physical description area

    Physical description

    6.3 m of textual records
    1 photograph

    Publisher's series area

    Title proper of publisher's series

    Parallel titles of publisher's series

    Other title information of publisher's series

    Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

    Numbering within publisher's series

    Note on publisher's series

    Archival description area

    Name of creator

    Administrative history

    The Township of Asphodel-Norwood in the County of Peterborough was created in 1998 when municipalities in Ontario were reorganized and many amalgamations took place. The amalgamated Township was created from the former Township of Asphodel and the Village of Norwood.

    Custodial history

    The fonds was in the custody of the Clerk of the Township of Asphodel until donated to Trent University Archives in 2002.

    Scope and content

    Fonds consists of original Assessment books, Collectors' Rolls, Minute Books, Voters' Lists, By-laws and township business correspondence for the Township of Asphodel and the Village of Norwood, County of Peterborough.

    Notes area

    Physical condition

    Immediate source of acquisition

    Fonds acquired from the Township of Asphodel.


    The Township of Asphodel-Norwood fonds has been arranged according to the original municipal designations, that is, the Norwood records and the Asphodel records have been arranged and described as separate series.

    Language of material

      Script of material

        Location of originals

        Availability of other formats

        Restrictions on access


        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        Finding aids

        Associated materials

        For related records see the Keith Walden fonds (91-002), United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. Assessment and collector's rolls fonds. 1977 additions (77-033), Victoria County. Assessment and collectors rolls (78-001), and Newcastle District assessment records fonds (84-021). Associated material located at Peterborough Museum and Archives.


        General note

        Photograph located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 41. Maps located in Map Cabinet - Drawer 12, plus 2 which are rolled.

        General note

        Series A: Village of Norwood
        Series B: Township of Asphodel

        Series A: Village of Norwood

        Bound Volumes

        1. Norwood Minute Book: 1878-1893

        2. Norwood Minute Book: 1894-1908

        3. Norwood By-Laws: 1878-1881

        4. Norwood Voters' Lists: 1897, 1940, 1951, 1962 (in File Folder)

        Norwood Collector's Rolls: 1880-1952

        Norwood Assessment Books: 1883-1953

        Series B: Township of Asphodel

        BOX 1

        Folder 1: Nominations of Reeves and Councillors, 1899-1919
        Folder 2: Declarations of Qualifications for Councillors, 1865-1919
        Folder 3: Declarations of Qualifications for Reeves and Deputy Reeves, 1880-1895
        Folder 4: Declaration of Office for Electing Councillors, 1865-1918
        Folder 5: Declaration of Office for Reeves and Deputy Reeves and appointed officers, 1864-1919
        Folder 6: Reports of Returning Officers and other election material
        Folder 7: Voter's Lists, 1854-1887 (scattered) and printed copies loose in box, 1878-1968

        Additional item added in 2013
        The Archives gratefully acknowledges the donation of a copy of the 1899 voter's list by Mr. Doug Pearcy in 2013; this item filled a gap in the holding.

        BOX 2

        Folder 1: Oaths of Office - Court of Revisions and Selection of Jurors, 1878-1920
        Folder 2: As above, 1858-1915
        Folder 3: Petitions for Inn Licenses and Certificates of Qualifications and Character, 1860-1895
        Folder 4: Petitions regarding roads, 1850-1873

        BOX 3

        Folders 1-10: Reports of Statute Labour, 1853-1940

        BOX 4

        Folder 1: Schools - Petitions and By-Laws, 1851-1893
        Folder 2: Statements of Assessed Value for Schools, 1861-1919
        Folder 3: Applications to Council by School Trustees to Collect School Taxes, 1860-1896
        Folder 4: Rules and Regulations for the new Township Council, 1851. Drawn up by Reeve Richard Birdsall. Also, Petitions for other than roads or schools, 1863-1910. Also miscellaneous judicial documents, 1870-1940
        Folder 5: Township Correspondence, 1863-1901
        Folder 6: Township Correspondence, 1860-1956
        Folder 7: Township Correspondence regarding Railways, 1876-1946; Board of Health, 1896-1917; and Elections, 1866-1919

        BOX 5

        Folders 1-6: Financial Reports and Correspondence, 1860-1948. Includes lists of lands described for Patent 1852-1873

        BOX 6

        Folder 1: Asphodel By-Laws, 1850-1860
        Folder 2: Asphodel By-Laws, 1861-1870
        Folder 3: Asphodel By-Laws, 1871-1880
        Folder 4: Asphodel By-Laws, 1881-1890
        Folder 5: Asphodel By-Laws, 1891-1900
        Folder 6: Asphodel By-Laws, 1901-1951
        Folder 7: By-Laws regarding roads, bridges, culverts, 1927-1955

        Bound Volumes:

        1. By-Laws of the United Townships of Asphodel, Belmont and Methuen, 1850-1860

        2. Minute Book, 1850-1859

        3. Minute Book, 1859-1867

        4. Minute Book, 1867-1875

        5. Minute Book, 1876-1894

        6. Minute Book, 1894-1919

        7. Minute Book, 1919-1936 (damaged)

        Township of Asphodel Collectors' Rolls: 1852-1950

        Township of Asphodel, Assessment Books, 1854-1949


        Photograph of Peterborough County Council, 1936-37-38.



        1. Village of Westwood, Asphodel Twp. Con. 2, Lots 10 and 11. n.d.

        2. Map Showing Pits and Quarries, 1971, MNR, Victoria and Peterborough Counties.

        3. Plan of the Village of Norwood. n.d.

        4. Plan of Norwood Cemetery, 1964. Rolled

        5. Plan of Norwood Cemetery, 1875-1929. Rolled

        Alternative identifier(s)

        Standard number

        Standard number

        Access points

        Name access points

        Genre access points

        Description record identifier

        Institution identifier

        Rules or conventions

        Language of description

          Script of description


            Accession area