Collection 95-1017 - Town sketches collection

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Town sketches collection

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  • Graphic material

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  • [ca.1828-1900] (Creation)

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3 photographs : b&w and hand col. ; 23.5 X 41 cm (sight) in mat 37.5 X 53.5 cm or smaller
4 prints ; 35.5 X 44 cm or smaller

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Custodial history

Item #3 was in the custody of Mr. and Mrs.M.E. Lewis before it was donated to Trent University on the occasion of the opening of Bata Library. Item #6 was copied and donated to the Trent University Archives by Morris Wearing in 1972. It is unknown who or whom donated the other photographs and prints in this collection.

Scope and content

This collection consists of two photographs and five prints of various towns. The two photographs are of Port Hope and are hand-coloured. One photograph (item #1) is of Trinity College School before the fire. The other photograph (item #2) is framed and matted. It is of Port Hope's harbour taken from the western hill. There is one coloured reproduction print (item #3) of Port Hope which is matted and framed. This print was presented by Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Lewis to Trent University on the occasion of the opening of Bata Library. There is one print (item #4) of Lindsay which was produced in 1882. Another print (item #5) is entitled "Hastings on the Trent, Ont." and was drawn by Rev. M.A. Farrar and lithographed by Brown and Bautz. Item #6 is a framed black and white photograph of an 1832 pencil sketch of Government House in Peterborough which was drawn by Mary Sanford. The last print (item #7) is a framed coloured reproduction print of York from Gibralter Point from 1828.

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This collection was donated from various sources.


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The original of Item #6 is located in London, Ontario in the private ownership of Patricia Douglas, great granddaughter of Mary Sanford.

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For related records see the Site sketches collection (95-1004).


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Item #5 is encapsulated in mylar.

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Items located in the Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 35.

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