Fonds 82-003 - Enid Mallory fonds

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Enid Mallory fonds

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  • 1978-1981 (Creation)
    Mallory, Enid

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18 audio cassettes

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Enid (nee Swerdferger) Mallory was born at Glen Stewart, near Ottawa, Ontario, in 1938. She resides in Peterborough, Ontario, and together with her husband, Gord Mallory, operated Peterborough Publishing. She is the author of several books including: Over the Counter: The County Stores in Canada, Coppermine: the Far North of George M. Douglas, Kawartha: Living on these Lakes, and Countryside Kawartha. She was also a member of the Friends of the Bata Library and is active in pursuing her interest in Peterborough local history.

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This fonds was created by and in the custody of Enid Mallory before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of 18 audio cassette recordings on local history topics made primarily by Enid Mallory. Ms. Mallory interviewed people throughout Peterborough County, many of them descendants of pioneer settlers. The topics include pioneer settlement, Riel Rebellion, Cavan Blazers, Warsaw, early stores (Choate, Lakehurst, Buckhorn), farming, cheese factories, Young's Point, Keene, the lumber industry, and the Chemong Bridge.

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This fonds was donated by Enid Mallory.


The tapes are arranged alphabetically by the township with which they are primarily concerned.

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Permission of the interviewee required for written use.

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For other oral histories, see the George Cobb tapes (82-006).

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