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Carrying Place fonds. Additions
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Carrying Place is a narrow isthmus separating Weller's Bay and the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. Carrying Place also connects Prince Edward County to the mainland. It is located 5 miles south of Trenton. Carrying Place was so named due to its location. It is situated at a point where the Indians and early settlers travelling by water had to portage to get from the Bay of Quinte to Lake Ontario. One of the first people to settle permanently in Carrying Place was Asa Weller in 1783. Robert Young, believed to the the second settler, received a land grant in 1792. Two other prominent families who helped to settle Carrying Place were the Wilkins and the Biggars. Some of these founding families' descendants still live in Carrying Place today. The first Church, St. John's Anglican, was built in 1811, and the first schoolhouse was opened in 1852. Unfortunately, Carrying Place never became the big city as was envisioned by the founding fathers.
This fonds was in the custody of Dr. Mary Northway before being donated to Trent University Archives.
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This addition to the fonds consists of one large photograph album containing newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence and biographical records regarding the Corrigan House and family of Carrying Place, Ontario. Also included is information on Asa Weller's family, B. Napier Simpson and drawings of the Corrigan house.
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This fonds was donated by Dr. Mary Northway.
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Associated material located at Archives of Ontario.
For related records see: 84-016, 85-008 and 86-007.
This fonds along with 86-007 is an addition to 73-004.
Album contains drawings by B. Napier Simpson of the Corrigan House at The Carrying Place, Prince Edward County. Also newspaper clippings and photographs of the house. There are also sheets of biographical information on the Asa Weller family and the Robertson, French and Corrigan families
Booklet Echoes and Reflections of Flora Morrison. Prepared by Dr. Mary Northway, edited by Prof. John Wadland