Fonds 75-1032 - Port Hope letters, papers and documents fonds

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Port Hope letters, papers and documents fonds

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  • 1821-1928 (Creation)
    Port Hope, Ontario

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1 folder.
2 photographs.

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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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This fonds is similar to Port Hope miscellanea fonds with correspondence, bills, receipts, promissory notes, area railways and transportation, political advertisements, Ontario Lacrosse Association Certificate, one letter of Clifford Sifton, military material, summons, writs, some Thomas Benson correspondence, municipal records, records relating to Vincent Massey, and records relating to Frederick Thompson.

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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: 75-1031 and 75-1027.

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  1. Programme - Methodist church, Port Hope - Cobourg District Sunday School Convention, 1915

  2. Funeral notice - Albert Ernest, 1871

  3. Sermon - "In His Presence."

  4. Poem - "Lines on the death of W. M. M'camus

  5. Quarterly tickets (18) - 1857, 1860's, 1890

  6. Invitation - Celebrate Dominion Day, 1945

  7. Pamphlet - Board of Agriculture meetings, 1921

  8. Programme/menu - Dinner to the :Plenipotentiary to the United States form Canada

  9. Telegraph messages (2) - 1856, 1871

  10. Correspondences (5) 1815, 1854,1857,1856, ?

  11. Correspondences (3) - From the bursar's Office of the University and Collages at Toronto, 1838, 1854, 1860

  12. Correspondence from The National Services Board of Canada, 1915

  13. Correspondence from The Smart & Smith Barristers and Attorneys-at-Law

  14. Poster - "Message to the Electors of the West Riding of Northumberland."

  15. Miscellaneous - envelope addressed to Lt. Colonel Benson

  16. Summons to Appear (4) - 1855, 1856(3)

  17. Writ of Summons

  18. Notice of Appearance, 1860

  19. Summons of Witness, 1856

  20. Notice of Trial, 1859

  21. Notice to Admit, 1859

  22. Writ of Capias

  23. Miscellaneous - judicial documents

  24. Correspondence (19) - transactions - 1812, 1817, 1854, 1856,1862, 1866, 1867 (2), 1869 (3), 1870, 1881, 1886, 1888, 1911 (2), 1913

  25. Indenture of Bargain and Sale - loan transaction Document, 1862

  26. Receipts (13) - 1849, 1854, 1856, 1857, 1858, 1860, 1863, 1873 (2), 1876, 1879, 1911

  27. Shares of stock (2)

    • The Hope Consolidated Road Company, 1853
    • The Peterborough and Monaghan Road Company, 1851
  28. Taxation receipts (7)

  29. Cheques (10)

  30. Tennis Club Membership Card, 1943

  31. Port Hope Lindsay & Beaverton Railway Schedule, 1857

  32. Report Card - Port Hope United Grammar & Common Schools

  33. Certificate of Military Instruction (2)1894,1896

  34. Marriage Certificate, 1864

  35. Canadian Lacrosse Association Playing Certificate

  36. Miscellaneous Certificates (2)

  37. Hotel Keeper's License, 1859

  38. A person's notes - "Professor Watson Kichconnell on the history of Victoria country."

  39. Newspapers
    1) "Facts for the Irish Electors!"
    2) The Presbyterian p.51-2, 1906
    3) The Weekly Magnet (advertisement)
    4) Upper Canada Gazette - facsimile of front page - Volume 1, Number 1, April 18, 1793

  40. Photographs
    1) Description - black and white, three young cadets and one young girl in foreground, one young person and white tents in the background
    2) Description - photo of a drawing - the Port Hope Brewing Co. Limited

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