Fonds 75-1003 - Cobourg miscellanea fonds.

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Cobourg miscellanea fonds.

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  • 1850-1951 (Creation)
    Cobourg miscellanea

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1 folder.
5 prints.
14 postcards.
2 photographs.
1 painting : oil.

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Cobourg is located in Hamilton Township, in the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The area was first settled in 1798 by Elias Nicholson who built his home within the limits of what was to become the town plot. Originally called Amherst, Cobourg has also been known by the names of Hamilton and Hardscrabble. In 1819, the developing town was given the name Cobourg. It was incorporated as a village in 1837 and incorporated as a town in 1850. (taken from "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Northumberland and Durham Counties, Ontario." Belleville: Mika Silk Screening Ltd., 1972.)

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This fonds was in the custody of B.K. Van Buren before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of assorted documents relating to Cobourg and vicinity. It includes marriage certificates, correspondence, indentures, opera house programmes, choral and church programmes, an oil sketch by Alice M. Duncan, and photographs and postcards. It also includes a copy of the "Cobourg World", April 8, 1898 Volume 25, and No. 43.

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The fonds was donated by B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario.


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  1. Programme - Cobourg's Civic Holiday Celebration, 1949

  2. Card - invitation to a program of choral music, 1941

  3. Advertisement - Victoria Opera House - "The Flirting Princes"

  4. Programme - Brighton Opera House - "The Minister's Bride"

  5. Programme - Brighton Opera House - "The Corner Store", 1915

  6. Programme - The Gentlemen of Brighton - fortieth annual assembly, 1911

  7. Programme (2) - Cobourg Choral Union - concert, 1905

  8. Programme - Victoria Opera House - "The Irish Play Molly Bawn", 1927

  9. Programme (4) - St. Peter's Church, 1938, 1939

  10. Programme - Tabernacle Methodist Church, 1892

  11. Programme -Methodist Church - Easter Services, 1904

  12. Christmas card - St. Peter's Church - Christmas services, 1951

  13. Invitation (2) - Cobourg Lodge - Decoration Day, 1926, 1927

  14. Pamphlet - Cobourg Methodist Church - Bay of Quinte Conference, 1912

  15. Invitation - St. John's Lodge - funeral emergent, 1937

  16. Card - St. John's Lodge, 1931

  17. Pamphlet - Trent Lodge, 1935

  18. Advertisement - James Gillard: Mixed Paints, Colors and Varnishes

  19. Advertisement - The Cobourg World Subscriptions

  20. Advertisement/letter - Mitchell's Electronic Shop, 1934

  21. Advertisement - W.N. Davidson - Going out of Business Sale

  22. Miscellaneous - Field & Bro., Dry Goods and Groceries

  23. Correspondences (5) - Miscellanea - 1870, 1884, 1893, 1895, 1896

  24. Receipt - Laura Secord Candy Shop, 1937

  25. Subscription to the Cobourg World, 1968

  26. Miscellaneous - W. C. Butler (Scranton Coal, Grains and Produce), 1897

  27. Miscellaneous - Office of the Commissioners of the Trust Loan Company of Upper Canada, 1861

  28. Indenture of Bargan and Sale, 1862

  29. Miscellaneous slips (2) - 1858, 1895

  30. Cheques (4)

  31. Correspondence - Belleville, January 9, 1865

  32. Miscellaneous sheets i) Bonus votes given on account paid up in full campaign; ii)Bottles

  33. Christmas cards (2)

  34. Newspaper comic strip - Sir John A. MacDonald

  35. Delegate's Certificate - Patrons of Industry of North America - 1895

  36. Report on the Standing Committee on County Property, 1853

  37. Writ of Summons

  38. Notice of Examination, 1860

  39. Certificate of Marriage, 1850

  40. Card - marriage invitation, 1934

  41. Hand drawn map

  42. Post Cards
    1) Victoria Beach, Colborne
    2) Cobourg Beach
    3) R.C. Church, Warkworth
    4) Collegiate Institute. Cobourg, Canada
    5) "Heathcote", Cobourg, Ont., Canada
    6) British Hotel, Cobourg Ont
    7) Postcard picture - black and white, three horse and carriages, building with the name Cobourg on its facing
    8) House of Refuge, Cobourg, Ont.
    9) The Armouries, Cobourg, Canada
    10) "Cottesmore Hall," Cobourg, Ont., Canada
    11) City Hall Cobourg Ont
    12) Ontario Street, Cobourg, Ont., Canada
    13) Entrance to Strathmore, Residence Mrs. Chas. Donnelly, Cobourg, Ont
    14) Byers Port Hope

  43. Newspapers
    1) Article - "Professor Anderson Accused of Murder!"
    2) The Cobourg World, Friday April 8, 1898

  44. Photographs
    1) Black and white, three people in front of the sign of Cobourg
    2) Sam Clarke, Mayor of Cobourg, 1920

  45. Artwork
    1) Small painting by Alice M. Duncan

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