Fonds 12-004 - Lakefield Heritage Research collection

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Lakefield Heritage Research collection

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  • Textual record
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  • 2003-2017 (Creation)
    Lakefield Heritage Research

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44.0 cm of textual records and other material.

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Lakefield Heritage became Lakefield Heritage Research in 1990. The research organization is based out of Lakefield, Ontario. Gordon Young, the editor at Lakefield Heritage Research, has contributed a great deal to this collection. Other researchers in this organization include Steve McCracken and Kevin McCarthy.

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This collection was created by Lakefield Heritage Research and was in the custody of Gordon Young before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

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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.

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Collection acquired between 2003 and 2017 from Gordon Young.


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Accruals are expected. See 17-007.

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Materials in this collection were acquired over several years. Many items were sent directly to the Archives as email and email attachments, while others were hand-delivered by Gordon Young.

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Additional materials were added in 2013, 2015, and 2017.

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Box 1


  1. Built Heritage: Preserving our Heritage, Building our Future (special pull-out section of the Soo Line Historical and Technical Society - SLHTS - newsletter); The Lakefield Trail Newsletter; Peterborough Heritage Review, CHOnews (Community Heritage Ontario), Church of the Open Bible (former Bethany Tabernacle); McCrea/Eaton Cottage; King George School; Queen Elizabeth Public School; Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School.

  2. Dennon Family/Lift Locks: Andrew Onderdonk, Kirkfield Lift Lock; 100 years - the Story of the Dennons; 100th year anniversary of the opening of the Peterborough Lift Locks; Lists of workers on the Lift Lock and canal; Mobile Register - Tuesday August 30, 2005, Mobile AL; R.B. Rogers, photographs and family tree of the Dennons, *see subsequent folders.

  3. GE (Canadian General Electric, a.k.a. CGE) Motors: CGE Peterboro Motors and Canadian Locomotive Company; Peterborough streetcars; American Locomotive Company; The Sprauge System, "Ditch-Lights".

  4. General - Genealogy/Family History: Barnardo Children; Applebe, Barger, Belay, Beck, Browne, Carnegie, Chenoweth, Fitzgibbon, Francis, Gilbert, Gwillym, Hubb, Onderdonk, Rodger, Rogers, Rye, Stewart, Warrington, Zimmerman. Probate and Last Will and Testament of Richard Nowell Brealey, NZ, and photos around Smith Chapel on floppy disc.

  5. Miscellaneous: Western colonization, Alexander Duncan McCrea and the Duluth Davidson's, (see also, "Willie Traill"); Pengelley; Grace Methodist Church; Dominion Parliament Buildings - booklet; King George V and Queen Mary - photo; alphabetical directory; photos of T.A.S. Hay, Harold Lewis Rye; Official Catalogue of Exhibitors (copy), Universal Exposition, St. Louis, U.S.A. 1904 (Sidney Strickland Tully); Township of Douro; Trevor and Irene Hoy - Deed of land; Gordon Grahame; Samuel Cruthers; Detective Sergeant Jim Carson; Cook County ledger; Waters of Wealth; Electoral map of Central Kootenay; Lyford Flume; Christopher Greene; Frank Barber, Claude Bragdon - Hunter Street bridge; Zeller/Zoellar; Town and City Engineers; Police Matrons; Otonabee Power Company.

  6. Moodie/Perceval (Earl of Egmont): Lord Egmont; Earl of Egmont; Midnapore, Alberta; Geraldine Moodie; John Douglas Moodie, image of his gravestone; Susanna Moodie; George Douglas.

  7. Military - General: Will Evert; General Hillier; Mosquito and Lancaster aircraft; Dixon House, Donald Gordon; Braund; Salvation Army Band 1914; Standard Medical and Surgical Clinic; American Civil War veterans; Alfred LeFevre; Charles Leonard; Captain Benjamin Moodie; Charles Moodie.

  8. Quaker Oats: Fire, 1916; Dennis O'Brien; Quaker Fire Souvenir, 11 December 2006; 2 CD's.

  9. Rail: London and Port Stanley rail, Jewett Car Co.; Onderdonk and the controversy of employing Chinese workers; Great Northern Rail Road; Edmond Wragge; James Cruikshank; CPR; Lakefield Portland Cement Company; Smith Street Station; Kawartha Coach Lines; Streetcar expansion; Allandale Mills and GJR; Isabel Harris Park Pagoda; Rocke Ralph Young; Yard engine; Ticket pricing; Van Horne station; various photographs on a CD.

  10. Strickland family: D'arcy Strickland; Sydney Strickland Tully; Elizabeth Strickland; George Strickland; Samuel George Strickland; North West Mounted Police; Sarah Strickland; Canada Land and Emigration Company.

  11. Traill family: Death records; Red River; family tree; United States Traill houses.

  12. Turnbull: Tudhope Car Company; Durant; J.C. Turnbull, Turnbull Medical Building; Christian and Missionary Alliance; Wallace Rutherford Turnbull; Walter Turnbull, Turnbull's Department Store; Walther Oldfield, Chang Kuo-tao.

  13. Waterways: correspondence; It's All About The Water: Report of The Panel on the Future of the Trent-Severn Waterway, March 2008; Steamboat Pavilion; Railway Boat Transport; Fairmile Boat.

  14. Community Celebrations: pamphlets, correspondence and information packages about events in Peterborough and surrounding areas.

  15. Obituaries and Death notices, 1958-2010. Newspaper clippings, funeral/memorial programs and correspondence.

  16. World War II - code-breaking

Box 2


  1. Nassau Mills

  2. Portland Cement, Peterborough buildings

  3. Construction of local churches

  4. "Monuments Men" movie

  5. Queen Elizabeth School

  6. William Telford / Smith Township

  7. Trent University 50th Anniversary Symposium, 2015

  8. Frederic Nicholls

  9. Lakefield Preparatory School / Reverend Dr. Alex Mackenzie

  10. Reginald Faryon (Trent University Faryon Bridge)

  11. George A. Cox

  12. Gordon Young

  13. Local pronunciations of place names

  14. Auburn Mills

  15. Lee Pioneer Cemetery / Peterborough Parkway

  16. DeNure Bus Lines

  17. Stewart family

  18. Ringling Circus

19 Brick and cement products

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