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Captain Charles Rubidge fonds
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[between 1971 and 1982] (Creation)
- Charles Rubidge
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Captain Charles Rubidge, land agent and author, was born 20 April 1787 in the Parish of St. George-in-the-East, London, England. He was the son of Robert and Margaret Rubidge. In October 1796, at the young age of nine, Rubidge entered the Navy as a midshipman on the Arrow, Sloop of War. He served under Lord Nelson and Lord Cochrane and was honourably discharged in 1815, at the end of the War of 1812. In June 1819, Rubidge emigrated to Canada with his wife and three children (they later had three more children) and in May, 1820, became the second person to settle in Otonabee Township. He assisted in the settling of the Peter Robinson immigrants in 1825 and other immigrants in 1831 and 1839. In 1831 Rubidge was appointed Immigrant Agent at Peterborough by Lord Seaton, Governor-General of Canada. He was also the author of two books. The first was A Plain Statement of the Advantages Attending Emigration to Upper Canada (London, 1838) and the second An Autobiographical Sketch (Peterborough, 1870). Captain Charles Rubidge died 5 February 1873.
This fonds was in the custody of Margaret Orde Battersby, the great-great-granddaughter of Charles Rubidge, before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.
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This fonds consists of two copy photographs of Captain Rubidge, one in old age and one in youth wearing Royal Navy uniform; two photographs of a portrait of Captain Rubidge; and four typescript sheets of biographical information.
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The fonds was donated by Margaret Orde Battersby of Peterborough, Ontario.
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Associated material located at the Peterborough Museum and Archives.
For related records see: 83-1015, 93-007 and 93-1013.
Additions to the fonds include: 82-1001, 83-1022, 89-1028 and 89-1053.