Fonds 85-004 - Camp Kawabi fonds.

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Camp Kawabi fonds.

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  • 1956-1977 (Creation)
    Camp Kawabi

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30.5 cm of textual materials.

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Camp Kawabi is located 209 km north of Toronto on Big Hawk Lake, which is 32 km north of Minden, Ontario. The camp was a residential boys' camp, operating in the summer, for children between the ages of seven and fifteen.

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This fonds was created by Ron Perry and in his custody until he donated it to the Trent University Archives.

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This fonds consists of books, correspondence, invoices, receipts and legal papers relating to Camp Kawabi on Big Hawk Lake, Ontario.

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This fonds was donated by Ron Perry.


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For related records see: 82-016 (Ronald Perry fonds); 72-007, 78-006, 82-019, 84-019, 85-011, 86-008, 88-006, 89-015, 92-005 and 92-021 (Ontario Camping Association); 74-007, 78-004, 80-014, 82-012, 82-016, 83-002, 85-014, 86-022, 88-007, 92-004 and 93-022 (Canadian Camping Association).

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Books and Pamphlets

Note: the books and pamphlets listed below are shelved with a camping books collection in the manuscript room:

  1. Wildwood Wisdom, Ellsworth Jaegar New York: Macmillian Co. 1946.
  2. At Home in the Woods, Vena and Bradford Angier New York: Sheridan House, 1951.
  3. Wilderness Wife, Katherine Pinkerton New York: Corrick and Evans Inc., 1939.
  4. A Complete Guide to Canoeing, Carl Monk and Jerome Knap Toronto: Pagurian Press, 1976.
  5. The Canoe and Whitewater, C.E.S. Franks Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1977.
  6. Early Canadian Sketches, Mrs. Jameson Toronto: Burns and MacEachern Ltd., 1958.
  7. Buckskin Cookery, Gwen Lewis Quesnell: Gwen Lewis, 1957.
  8. The Castle Buck, Phil H. Moore Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1945.
  9. The Call of Algonquin, Mary G. Hamilton Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1958.
  10. Under Open Skies, Mary S. Edgar Toronto: Clarke, Irwin and Co., 1955.
  11. On The Beam, Toronto: 1952.
  12. Memory's Wall, Flora McCrea Eaton Toronto: Clarke, Irwin and Co., 1956.
  13. History of the Sheas and Birth of a Township, Bert Shea.
  14. Goodtimes Around the Campfire, La Rue A. Thurston New York: Association Press, 1967.
  15. Canoe Country, Florence Page Jaques Minneapolis: University University of Minnesota Press, 1938.
  16. Notes and Sketches on the History of Parry Sound, ed: Stan Brunton 1970.
  17. Bolger Bound.



1: Correspondence with shareholders in R.H. Perry Camps, Ltd. 1957-1971.
2: Correspondence and documents relating to the sale of Camp Kawabi and adjacent lots, 1965-1977.
3: Financial records: receipts, audited financial statements, stock certifications, tax and insurance data, 1962-1977.
4: Correspondence and documents concerning the final wrap-up of the company (R.H. Perry Camps Ltd)
5: Staff and camper lists; receipts, transportation lists and accounts: 1961-1966.
6: Miscellaneous:

Loose Items:
(a) bound volume: official record of R.H. Perry Camps Limited (stock transfer records, by- laws, minutes of directors' meetings): 1956- 1974.
(b) The Muskoka Lakes Association Year Book, 1974.
(c) Legal pressure seal (on shelve in Archives Office)

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