Fonds 75-1031 - Port Hope letters, papers and documents fonds

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Port Hope letters, papers and documents fonds

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  • 1850-1909 (Creation)
    Port Hope, Ontario

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Port Hope, located in the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, on the shore of Lake Ontario in Hope Township, was informally established in 1819. Previously Port Hope had been known by the name of Smith's Creek, and between 1815 and 1817, the town was also called Toronto. Due to the confusion caused by the use of both names, the name Port Hope, put forth by G.S. Bolton, was settled on in a public meeting in 1819. The name Port Hope was formally confirmed by the Legislature of Upper Canada on March 6, 1834. (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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The fonds consists of a collection of postcards, letters and photographs relating to people and events in Port Hope and vicinity (up to and including Bewdley and Bailieboro); including correspondence to Henry White.

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


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For related records see: 75-006 and 75-1032

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  1. Programme - Port Hope Music Club

  2. Programme - Port Hope Music Study Club -Recital

  3. Programme - The Arts Club - Recital

  4. Programme - Port Hope High School

  5. Programme - St. John's Church Port Hope - Masonic Church Service

  6. Quarterly tickets (6) - Methodist Church

  7. Communion Card - Baltimore Presbyterian Church

8 Correspondences (4) - 1850, 1884, 1888, 1891

  1. The Hamilton Township Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company - Annual Report

  2. Certification form for the Six Clevis Harrow

  3. Tax notice

  4. Cheques (4)

  5. Miscellaneous envelopes (4)

  6. Post Cards
    1) Along the Lake Shore, Bewdley, Rice Lake, Ont
    2) Along the Lake Shore, Bewdley, Rice Lake, Ont
    3) Drive Along The Lake Shore, Bewdley, Rice Lake, Ont
    4) Lake Shore, Bewdley, Ont.
    5) Bewdley on Rice Lake, Ont.
    6) Arial View, Bewdley, Ontario, Canada
    7) Port Hope Harbour
    8) Port Hope Harbour, Canada
    9) Waterfront Port Hope, Ont. Taken from an aeroplane
    10) Postcard picture - black and white, light house
    11) St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Port Hope, Ont.Canada
    12) Meth. Church, Bailieboro. Ont.
    13) BaptistChurch, Bailieboro. 117.
    14) i) Eng.Church, Bailieboro, Ont.; ii) Negatives - BaptistChurch, Bailieboro. Ont -Eng.Church, Bailieboro, Ont.
    15) School, Bailieboro, Ont.
    16) Public School. Port HopeCanada
    17) Public School. Port Hope, Ont.Canada
    18) High School. Port HopeCanada
    19) TrinityCollageSchool, Port Hope, Ont.Canada
    20) Port Hope.Ont., taken from an aeroplane.
    21) Arial View of Port Hope -Ontario - Canada
    22) Town Hall, Port Hope
    23) Town Hall, Port Hope. Canada
    24) postcard picture - black and white, an old building, five people
    25) Bewdley, Rice Lake, Ont.
    26) Bewdley on Rice Lake, Ont.
    27) Bewdley P.O., Rice Lake, Ont.
    28) Bailieboro, Ont
    29) main St. South. Bailieboro, Ont.
    30) Port Hope Golf club
    31) Bailieboro, Ont (Store and Post Office)
    32) postcard picture - black and white, inside of a store, two people, 1909
    33) Port Hope Ideal Concert Band, 1907
    34) postcard picture - black and white, group photo, possibly factory workers, all male
    35) postcard picture - black and white, group photo, upon a stage, possibly play or concert performers, men, women and children
    36) 35 Miscellaneous Canada Post Cards

  7. Photographs
    1) black and white, horse and carriage (Union ExpressCompany), possibly in front of a train station
    2) black and white, construction of a railway bridge
    3) black and white, train wreckage
    4) Break-Water - Port Hope (Light house)

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