Fonds 84-010 - Cameron family fonds. 1984 additions

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Cameron family fonds. 1984 additions

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    • 1899-1910 (Creation)
      Cameron family

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    22 maps

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    Charles Cameron was born July 29, 1830 at Lossiemouth, Scotland. In 1856 he emigrated to Canada West and opened a business in the town of Peterborough. Three years later, Sophia Barron, also of Lossiemouth, followed Charles Cameron to Canada West, and they were married at Kingston, February 22, 1859. Together they raised four children: Annie Walker, b. 1859; Alfred and Albert, twins, b. 1864, and Sophia, b. 1868. Two other children, Clara, b. 1861 and William, b. 1866, died in infancy. In 1860, Cameron formed a business partnership with Donald McKellar, and as the firm of McKellar and Cameron, they opened a general store at the corner of George and Hunter Streets, Peterborough. They sold groceries and hardware, and acted as commission merchants. On December 8, 1869, the store was destroyed by fire. In 1869, Sophia and the three youngest children went on a visit to Scotland. Charles and Annie later joined them for Christmas in the same year. In the new year Charles returned to Peterborough and became an insurance and steamboat ticket agent. He continued in this line of work until 1903. He died a year later on February 25, 1904. His wife Sophia never returned to Peterborough; she died in Elgin, Scotland, April 29, 1873. It is unknown as to when the children returned to Canada. Albert Cameron went into a curtain and draperies business called Rumsey and Cameron. His twin brother Alfred became a Provincial Land Surveyor. Alfred married Jennie Rose on November 2, 1895 and together they had 8 children. Their first born died at the age of two. Three of their daughters, Jessie, Margaret and Jean remained in Peterborough throughout their lives, and they are responsible for the donation of this fonds to the Trent University Archives. The Cameron home on Chemong Road was dedicated as a women's shelter in 1996.

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    This fonds was in the custody of the Cameron family before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

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    This addition to the fonds consists of surveyor's plans for lots mainly in Ashburnham and Peterborough drawn by surveyor Alfred Cameron.

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    This fonds was donated by the Cameron family.


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        For related records see John Huston fonds (71-006), John Reid fonds (77-012) and G.M. Roche fonds (77-1016).


        This accession, along with 86-004, is an addition to 78-010.

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        Map Cabinet Drawer 8

        1: Park lots, Peterborough, south of Gordon Avenue, West of McKellar
        2: Part of Village of Lakefield
        3: West bank of Otonabee, Wolfe Street To Hunter c.1910
        4: Plan of subdivision, Monaghan
        5: Plan of subdivision Monaghan Road, East side, between Weller and Homewood
        6: Water Street
        7: Barrie, Ontario
        8: Survey of Monaghan Township
        9: Town plan of Bewdley, 1881
        10: Sketch plan Water Street, George Street, Antrim and Edinburgh Streets, Peterborough, Ontario
        11: Sketch plan Barnardo Avenue, Peterborough, Ontario
        12: Copy of Birdsall's plan of Clear and Stoney Lake, Smith Township (1830)
        13: Detailed lot plan of Peterborough and Ashburnham, 1896
        14: Plan (blueprint) of the Chemong Indian Village (Hewson surveyor), 1891
        15: Blueprint plan of town lots south of Braidwood Avenue between Park Street and Lock Street, Peterborough, Ontario
        16: See 13 above
        17: See 13 above
        18: Town lots, Wolsely Street area, Peterborough, Ontario
        19: See 13 above
        20: See 13 above
        21: See 13 above
        21a: See 13 above
        22: See 13 above
        23: See 13 above
        24: Lot plan, Western and Ford Avenues area of Peterborough, Ontario
        25: Blueprint plan of Indian Lands in Alnwick Township, 1898 (Dalton Survey)
        26: Plan of 8th Concession Methuen Township
        27: Part sketch, Monaghan Road, Peterborough
        28: Plan of Barnardo Home lot, Peterborough, Ontario
        29: Plan of Communication Road, lots for sale owned by Toronto Real Estate Investment Company in Barnardo -Bellevue Streets area of Peterborough, Ontario
        30: Detailed plan of Peterborough and Ashburnham, 1896 (Cloth - backed)
        31: Fragment of Peterborough and Ashburnham map with lots and residents names
        32: Projected plan of subdivision, Monaghan Road - Cross Street area of Peterborough, Ontario
        33: Unidentified
        34: Plan of Auburn Woolen Co. (Con XII, Lots 1 and 2, Douro Township)
        35: Lot plan Gordon Avenue - McKellar Street area, Peterborough, Ontario
        36: Blueprint plan Princess Street - Lock Street area of Peterborough, Ontario
        37: Sketch plan for 2 water-holding tanks on George Street, Peterborough, Ontario
        38: Plan of McDonell - George - Murray - Water Streets area, Peterborough, Ontario
        39: Plan of Barnardo - George Street area, Peterborough, Ontario
        40: Subdivision plan of lots in Ashburnham, 1889
        41: Broadside advertising lots for sale Charlotte Street Area, Peterborough, 1905
        42: Map of Stoney Lake District

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