Fonds 08-004 - Alan Brunger fonds

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Alan Brunger fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1972-1992 (Creation)
    Brunger, Alan

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56 cm of textual records
ca. 125 photographs : ca. 100 negatives
4 microfilm reels

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Professor Alan Brunger was educated in England (B.Sc. Hons. Southampton 1963) and came to Canada in 1964 for graduate work, first in Alberta (M.Sc. Calgary 1966) and later in Ontario (Ph.D. Western Ontario 1973). He joined the faculty in Geography at Trent University in 1969 and has lectured and undertaken research mainly in historical geography within Canada, Australia and South Africa. His main research interest is in the pattern and process of nineteenth century immigration and settlement. Professor Brunger retired from the Geography Department at Trent University in 2008.

Custodial history

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Alan Brunger before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2008.

Scope and content

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.

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Fonds acquired in 2008 from Professor Alan Brunger.


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Some of the research material is comprised of copies from other archival collections. This material may not be photocopied or quoted directly without appropriate consent.

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For related records see the John Huston fonds (71-006), Peter Robinson report (92-1001), Archives of Ontario Computerized Land Records Index (80-009), John Pierce historical survey collection (07-001), Larry Turner fonds (98-014), Robert McKay document (98-1002), Francis J.A. Morris fonds (74-008), National and Provincial Parks Association of Canada fonds (86-002), Addison family fonds (97-011), and Sunset of Bon Echo fonds (94-1000).


20-004 and 21-001 are additions to this fonds. Further additions are expected.

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Box 1

Folder 1: Provincial LACAC conference, Trent University, 1992: correspondence and publicity materials

Folders 2-34: Peter Robinson Irish emigration to the Peterborough, Ontario area: research materials

Loose in Box:
Microfilm reels comprised of the Peter Robinson papers located at the Archives of Ontario - (3 reels)
Microfilm reel comprised of "Fiats - Peter Robinson, Grants to Irish Immigrants Under Peter Robinson's Supervision, 1823-1825" - "Register for Fiats, Volume 154" Microfilm Reference MS693, Reel 156, Archives of Ontario) - (1 reel)

Folders 35-37: Bon Echo Provincial Park: research materials

Folders 38-48: Algonquin Provincial Park: research materials (the Dennison Farm photographs are located in Folder 48)

Box 2

Folders 1-7: Algonquin Provincial Park, cont'd

Materials received 2009

Box 3


  1. Peterborough Geographical Association: correspondence, flyers, minutes, 1972-1987

  2. Lake Ontario Geography Teachers Association: correspondence, minutes, 1968-1977

  3. User's Committee on the Environmental Sciences Building, Trent University: correspondence, minutes, 1988

  4. Heritage Peterborough: correspondence, minutes, 1984-1987

5: as above; also includes postcards and photographic reproductions of postcards of sketches of buildings in Peterborough, Lang Century Village, Ida, etc. (Lang Mill; Keene Hotel; Glen Alda Church; Fitzpatrick House; Menie Store; Fife House; St. John's Anglican Church (Ida); Mill at Hastings; Feed Mill at Lakefield; Maiden's Mill near Warkworth; Peterborough Public Library; Peterborough County Court House)

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