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Gordon Roper fonds. 1999 additions
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- Textual record
- Graphic material
- Multiple media
- Cartographic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the creator of the fonds.
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- Roper, Gordon
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34 cm of textual records and other materials
1 water colour
1 pencil sketch
1 seal impression
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Name of creator
Gordon Herbert Roper was born in Brantford, Ontario. He married Helen Caddy and they had two children, Susan and Mark. Professor Roper was educated at Peterborough Collegiate Institute; George Williams College in Chicago and the University of Chicago (B.A. 1938, M.A. 1939 and Ph.D. 1944). He served in the Canadian Army from 1944 to 1946. Professor Roper taught English at Yale University from 1939 to 1940; at the University of Chicago from 1941 to 1944 and in 1946; at Trinity College at the University of Toronto from 1946 to 1969 and at Trent University from 1969 to 1975. He researched and wrote extensively on a number of English Literature subjects including Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Robertson Davies. Roper was a founding member of the Melville Society and an advisor to the Centre for the Editing of Early Canadian Texts. He was a key figure in the building of the Shell Collection of Canadian Literature for Bata Library at Trent University.
This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Gordon Roper before it was donated to Trent University Archives via Quentin Brown.
Scope and content
This fonds consists principally of research materials for a paper entitled "A Caddy Chronicle," written by Gordon Roper, in collaboration with Gordon Dibb, April 14, 1998.
The Caddy family seal impression is very fragile. Handle with extreme care.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated by Professor Gordon Roper.
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For related records see: 69-001, 69-1002, 85-010, 94-001, 95-1006, 95-1007, 95-1008, and 95-1009.
This fonds along with 95-015 and 97-1000 is an addition to 87-002.
For a copy of "A Caddy Chronicle" please refer to [TC] FC 3095 .D68 Z48 1998 in the Trent Collection, Bata Library.
Map located in Map Cabinet - Drawer 10.
Caddy, Agnes; includes one photograph
Caddy, Alexander(Douglas' son, India)
Caddy, Alured (1803-?)
Caddy, Arthur(1866-1933); includes wedding photo of Arthur and May, 1909
Caddy, Cyprian Francis(1823-1905)
Caddy, Douglas (1808-1854); includes two photographs
Caddy, Edward (1815-1897)
Caddy, Eliza Easton
Caddy, George (1813-1871)
Caddy, Henry (1818-?)
Caddy, Herbert/Frank; includes one photograph
Caddy, James (1818-?)
Caddy, John R.E. (?-1798)
Caddy, John Herbert (1801-1887); includes one photograph
Caddy, John St. Vincent (1836-1924)
Caddy, John T. (1774-1850)
Caddy, Maria (Aunt Minnie)
Caddy, Maria (Servante) (1799-?)
Caddy, Sarah (m. 1798)
Caddy estate (Otonabee Township); includes copy of a Plan 1A for The City of Peterborough, Ashburnham, 1924
Caddy, family crest and coat of arms; includes two original impressions of family seal (very fragile), original water colour of coat of arms by Edward C. Caddy; also pencil drawing of coat of arms
Caddy landing (Lakefield)
Denmark, A.; includes one photograph
Dodge, B. (correspondence)
Goddard family; includes six photographs
Langton, J. & A.
McKay, Amy (Goddard connection)
Moodie, Susanna (letters)
Rogers family; includes five photographs
Smith, Frances (Hetherington Gallery)
Traill, C.P. (Mrs.)
Cobourg and Grafton: Caddy/Rogers, from Robert Mikel
Douro and Peterborough contemporaries, c.1830s
Dunse (or Duns), Scotland
Photocopies of documents and letters
St. John's Anglican Church records, 1830-1845
Family trees - two family trees (two copies of each, rolled)
MAP CABINET - DRAWER 10
"Map of the Town of Peterborough and Village of Ashburnham, compiled from registered plans and actual surveys, 1878. The Burland Desbarats Lith. Co. Montreal" (reverse, in handwriting: "Mrs. Helen Roper")