Collection 75-1030 - Peterborough miscellanea collection

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Peterborough miscellanea collection

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    • 1862-1916 (Creation)
      Peterborough miscellanea

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    1 folder of textual records
    12 prints
    6 photographs

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    The land which is now Peterborough County was originally part of Newcastle District before 1841, and the Colbourne District until 1850, the year when districts were replaced by counties in Upper Canada. At this time the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria was created. In 1861, Victoria County was given independence from Peterborough. Peterborough County is made up of the following townships: Galway, Cavendish, Anstruther, Chandos, Harvey, Burleigh, Methuen, Ennismore, Smith, Douro, Dummer, Belmont, North Monaghan, Otonabee and Asphodel. (taken from "Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough County 1825-1875." Peterborough: The Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation Inc., 1975.)

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

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of assorted documents related to Peterborough County, and the surrounding area. It includes: By-laws of North and South Monaghan townships, broadsides (sale of lands for taxes), numerous newspaper advertisements (commercial and political) and assorted postcards depicting area scenery. Also included are two photographs, one of Hon. Zaccheus Burnham, and the other, of Rev. Mark Burnham.

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


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        For related records see: 73-1003, 74-1000 and 77-032.


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        Most of the prints are postcards, one is an engraving, and three are advertisements.

        Two of the photographs are postcard bookmarks.


        1. Program Patriotic Concert sponsored by A. Leach, Druggist, Millbrook, November, 1914

        2. Programme - church service for Lieut. Ros. Richardson

        3. Advertisement - W.P. Plant (Norwood) - Out Door Machinery

        4. Advertisement - Ladies Perfume Calendar - E.W. Hoyt & Co. 1894

        5. Advertisement - Burdock Blood Bitters

        6. Advertisement - Reid, Gilimour & Co

        7. Advertisement - Dry Goods "Grand Opening" John Moloney, Peterborough 1871

        8. Advertisement (2) - The Gallagher Remedy Co. - suggested remedies for various illnesses

        9. Advertisement (2) - Grafton & Co'y - Clothing Manufacturers

        10. Card - New Hotel Bancroft

        11. Warranty - Singer Sewing Machine

        12. The Paton's Milk Pass

        13. Correspondence - regarding land transactions

        14. Correspondence - To the Municipal Council of North Monaghan - concern for a citizen

        15. Correspondence - To the Municipal Council of North Monaghan - from the Lakefield News, 1879

        16. Correspondence - To the Municipal Council of North Monaghan (3)

        17. Correspondence and Miscellaneous

        18. 1867 election message

        19. Card - candidate as councillor for ward #3 Peterborough,

        20. Ballot paper account

        21. Bylaws (10) re North Monaghan

        22. Taxes for 1900 - town of Peterborough (2)

        23. Lands for taxes

        24. Lands for sale (3)

        25. Mail contract

        26. Receipts (6) includes Fairweather & Co. 1875, Peter Hamilton Agricultural Works 1883, H. Holtorf Furniture and Undertaking 1890, Robert Romaine Book Printer 1865,

        27. Cheque

        28. A promise to the court of revision - appeal decisions

        29. A promise to the Office to the Oath Master

        30. Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada Education Office

        31. Petition - for an new tavern license

        32. Cadet Templars of Temperance

        33. An Acrostic poem for Gabriel Switzer by M.J. Sanderson

        34. Song - "Willie We Have Missed You"

        35. Specifications for the building of a bridge, North Monaghan, 1870

        36. Map - hand drawn of Rice Lake

        37. Post Cards
          1) Victoria Park, Peterborough, Ont
          2) Keene Bridge
          3) Works of the Canadian General Electric Co. Limited, Peterborough, Ont.
          4) Hydraulic Lift Lick, Peterboro, Ont.
          5) Keene, Ont., From Esson's Hill
          6) Salvation Army Band Peterboro Canada
          7) Muskoka Lake, Rossclair, Ont
          8) Floating Bridge at Chemong Park, Bridgenorth, Ont
          9) Looking up Queen St. Lakefield, Ont.
          10) Canada Post Card (1837)
          11) Saw Mill, Victoria Road
          12) Steamer Annette in Locks at Hastings, Ont
          13) Main Street, Marmora
          14) War Memorial, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada (Frank Allward)
          15) Victoria Park, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
          16) i)Mount Julian, Stoney Lake, Kawartha Lakes, Ont.
          17) ii)Mount Julian, Stoney Lake, Kawartha Lakes, Ont.
          18) St. John's Church of England, Peterborough, Canada
          19) St. John's Church, Peterborough, Ont., Canada

        38. Newspapers
          1) Clipping - Memorial tablet in honour of Robert Penniel Boucher M.D.

        39. Photographs
          1) Peterboro [Rifles]
          2) Peterboro [Rifles] - enlargement
          3) Hon. Zaccheus Burnham
          and 4) Rev. Mark Burnham
          (Note: The above two Burnham photographs are attached to each other by tape)

        40. ArtWork
          1) Engraving - "Peterborough Normal School"

        41: William Fairweather & Co's, Peterborough, Ontario: broadsheet advertising clothing for sale, n.d.

        1. Grafton & Co., Ltd. Clothing Manufacturers, Peterborough, Ontario: broadsheet titled "What Day of the Week were You Born?", n.d.

        2. Coach Stop Menu: restaurant menu printed on reverse of "Coach Stop! Evening Journal... 1916" depicting Peterborough historical information, n.d.

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