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Peterborough miscellanea collection
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- Peterborough miscellanea
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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.)
This fonds was in the custody of B.K. Van Buren before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.
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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.
Most of the prints are postcards, one is an engraving, and three are advertisements.
Two of the photographs are postcard bookmarks.
Program Patriotic Concert sponsored by A. Leach, Druggist, Millbrook, November, 1914
Programme - church service for Lieut. Ros. Richardson
Advertisement - W.P. Plant (Norwood) - Out Door Machinery
Advertisement - Ladies Perfume Calendar - E.W. Hoyt & Co. 1894
Advertisement - Burdock Blood Bitters
Advertisement - Reid, Gilimour & Co
Advertisement - Dry Goods "Grand Opening" John Moloney, Peterborough 1871
Advertisement (2) - The Gallagher Remedy Co. - suggested remedies for various illnesses
Advertisement (2) - Grafton & Co'y - Clothing Manufacturers
Card - New Hotel Bancroft
Warranty - Singer Sewing Machine
The Paton's Milk Pass
Correspondence - regarding land transactions
Correspondence - To the Municipal Council of North Monaghan - concern for a citizen
Correspondence - To the Municipal Council of North Monaghan - from the Lakefield News, 1879
Correspondence - To the Municipal Council of North Monaghan (3)
Correspondence and Miscellaneous
1867 election message
Card - candidate as councillor for ward #3 Peterborough,
Ballot paper account
Bylaws (10) re North Monaghan
Taxes for 1900 - town of Peterborough (2)
Lands for taxes
Lands for sale (3)
Receipts (6) includes Fairweather & Co. 1875, Peter Hamilton Agricultural Works 1883, H. Holtorf Furniture and Undertaking 1890, Robert Romaine Book Printer 1865,
A promise to the court of revision - appeal decisions
A promise to the Office to the Oath Master
Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada Education Office
Petition - for an new tavern license
Cadet Templars of Temperance
An Acrostic poem for Gabriel Switzer by M.J. Sanderson
Song - "Willie We Have Missed You"
Specifications for the building of a bridge, North Monaghan, 1870
Map - hand drawn of Rice Lake
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
1) Clipping - Memorial tablet in honour of Robert Penniel Boucher M.D.
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)
1) Engraving - "Peterborough Normal School"
41: William Fairweather & Co's, Peterborough, Ontario: broadsheet advertising clothing for sale, n.d.
Grafton & Co., Ltd. Clothing Manufacturers, Peterborough, Ontario: broadsheet titled "What Day of the Week were You Born?", n.d.
Coach Stop Menu: restaurant menu printed on reverse of "Coach Stop! Evening Journal... 1916" depicting Peterborough historical information, n.d.