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A. Douglas Vaisey

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A. Douglas Vaisey (1920-2014) worked for several years within the court system in Peterborough, Ontario and was an active member of Grace United Church. He was adult advisor of the Kala-Chi-Hi-Y Club of the Peterborough Young Men's Christian Association, a member of the Peterborough Humane Society, and executive member of The House of Four Seasons. He was an avid long-distance walker.

Adele Ebbs

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Adele Ebbs was born in Toronto in 1909, the daughter of Ethel Mary Page and Taylor Statten, founder of The Taylor Statten Camps. In 1935, Adele married Harry Ebbs, who was a counsellor at one of her father's camps. Throughout their lives, the Ebbs were involved in organized camping in Canada and the United States, as well as in India. Both were honorary life members of the Canadian Camping Association and Dr. Harry Ebbs was a governor of Trent University, where the Ebbs Camping Archives were established in 1979 to honor the Ebbs' contributions to the children's camping movement in Canada.

Aileen Young

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Aileen Young is a descendant of the Young's Point pioneers and has a keen interest in the local history of Peterborough and its surrounds.

Alan Brunger

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Professor Alan Brunger was educated in England (B.Sc. Hons. Southampton 1963) and came to Canada in 1964 for graduate work, first in Alberta (M.Sc. Calgary 1966) and later in Ontario (Ph.D. Western Ontario 1973). He joined the faculty in Geography at Trent University in 1969 and has lectured and undertaken research mainly in historical geography within Canada, Australia and South Africa. His main research interest is in the pattern and process of nineteenth century immigration and settlement. Professor Brunger retired from the Geography Department at Trent University in 2008.

Alan J. Slavin

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Alan J. Slavin is a professor of physics at Trent University, and an adjunct professor at Queen's University. He received a M.Sc. from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, and is the recipient of the following academic awards: Trent University's Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching (1992), 3M Teaching Fellowship, and Ontario Lieutenant-Governor's Award for Teaching (1993), and Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1996). Slavin was a member of Kawartha Ploughshares.

Alex Edmison

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Alex Edmison was born in Cheltenham, Ontario in 1903. His ancestors were among the first settlers in Peterborough County. Edmison attended Queen's University and McGill Law School, graduating from the bar in Quebec in 1932. He was an alderman in Montreal and chief legal council for the Montreal Prisoner's Aid and Welfare Association until being commissioned with the Black Watch, Royal Highland Unit, in 1940. From 1946-1959, Edmison was a director of the John Howard Society, and from 1950-1959, Assistant to the Principal at Queen's University. Edmison served on the National Parole Board in Ottawa until his retirement in 1971. He was named a member of the Order of Canada in 1976 for his contributions in the field of criminology. Edmison was appointed to the first board of governors at Trent University in 1964 and remained an active, honorary member until his death in 1979.

Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns

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Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns was born in Holland in 1877 and emigrated to Canada in 1925 where he was recognized as a distinguished authority on agricultural affairs. Upon immigrating, he settled in Limehouse, Ontario and became a farmer and stock breeder, later moving to Acton, and then to Georgetown. He was chairman of the Live Stock Improvement Association and the Milk Producers Association. He was also author of the book, The Good Husbandry Dollar, and several articles related to agriculture. Mörzer Bruyns died in Georgetown, Ontario in 1955.

Alfred O.C. Cole

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Alfred O.C. Cole was born in 1925 and was the youngest son of Dr. C.E. Cooper Cole and Sarah Renwick Tuckett. He had three brothers and one sister, and was married to Jean Murray Cole. They had six children. Cole was an avid researcher and historian. He played a major role in the life and history of Trent University, as Registrar from 1966 to 1987, and as a member of the Department of History. He was a RCAF pilot during World War II, a political reporter for Toronto's Daily Star and Globe and Mail, and he served as an executive assistant in the Ontario Ministry of Public Works at Queen's Park in Toronto. He wrote articles, and books such as A Victorian Snapshot and Trent: The Making of a University, 1957-1987, both published in 1992. He and his wife, Jean, shared the editorialship of a number of books including The Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough which was published in 1975 and Kawartha Heritage, published in 1981. Alfred O.C. Cole died on October 20th, 1996.

Alfred Tennyson De Lury

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Alfred Tennyson De Lury was born at Manilla, Canada West, on May 13, 1864 to Irish immigrant parents. He was educated at the University of Toronto where he received his B.A. (1890) and his M.A. (1902). He became a mathematics lecturer at University of Toronto in 1892, Head of the Mathematics Department in 1919, and he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts from 1922 to 1935. Throughout his life he collected Irish literature and maintained associations with prominent Irish literary figures, including William Butler Yeats, Elizabeth Yeats, John Butler Yeats and other family members, George Russell, and John and Malcolm Magee. De Lury was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1918 and he was the author of several algebra and arithmetic textbooks. He died at Lindsay, Ontario on November 12, 1951. His Irish literature collection is located at the University of Toronto Library.

Allan L. Sherwin

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Professor Allan L. Sherwin was Professor Emeritus of Neurology at McGill University and Attending Neurologist Emeritus at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital. He was born in Montreal in 1932 and trained at McGill University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Honours Biochemistry (1953), Doctor of Medicine (1957), and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience (1965). He completed training as a Clinical Neurologist and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1963. He then practiced Neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute where he directed research into the causes and treatment of epilepsy. Professor Sherwin published two books and 140 scientific papers. For many years he was a neurologist at the Lachine General Hospital and often served as a neurological consultant to the nearby Mohawks of Kahnawake First Nation. In 2012 he published Bridging Two Peoples: Chief Peter E. Jones, 1843-1909, the biography of one of the first Aboriginals to obtain a medical doctors degree from a Canadian medical school (Queen’s University at Kingston in 1866). Professor Sherwin died in 2016.

Allan Percival Way

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Allan Percival Way (fl. 1921-1945), was a farmer who owned property in Murray Township, County of Northumberland. He also lived in Trenton, Ontario and was married to Florence Mildred Way.

Alvin Bee

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Alvin Bee was a farmer on Concession 1, Lots 26, 27, 28 in Hope Township, Douro County, in the early 1900s.

Amy Cosh

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Amy Cosh (1902-1967) was a Bobcaygeon librarian who requested that all Bobcaygeon men joining the Canadian Armed Forces in WWII send her their photograph. She assembled these in a scrapbook and added newspaper clippings containing any local information.

Andrew Finnie II

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Andrew Finnie II was born in 1820 and emigrated from Scotland to Canada with his brothers in 1840. Around 1850, Finnie settled on Lot 12 Concession 2 in South Monaghan Township. He and his wife, Jane Chambers, had thirteen children of which eleven lived to adulthood. Some moved to Manitoba and sent photographs over the years to the family who remained on the South Monaghan homestead; the homestead to this day is still in possession of Finnie heirs. Andrew Finnie II died in 1908.

Andrew Mather

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Andrew Mather and his wife, Ann Patterson, came from Belford, Northumberland County, England to Canada in the 1820's. They brought with them their family of four sons and three daughters. Andrew Mather acquired 400 acres of land, Lots 8 and 9, Concession 9, in Otonabee Township, Upper Canada. The Mather family established a farm on the land which they named "Belford Farm" in honour of their former place of residence in England. Andrew's son, Thomas P. moved several miles north of Belford Farm and built his home on the southwest corner of a cross road. The location is now known as Mather's Corners. (Taken from: Nelson, D. Gayle. Forest to Farm: Early Days in Otonabee. Keene: The Keene, Otonabee 150th Anniversary Committee, 1975.)

Anna Leveridge

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Anna Maria Leveridge (nee Godbolt) was born in Harleston, Norfolk, England in 1846. She married David Leveridge (1840-1930) and together they had eight children between 1870 and 1887. The Leveridge family emigrated to Canada in approximately 1883 where they settled on a homestead near Coe Hill, Ontario. Anna Leveridge died in 1928.

Anne Innis Dagg

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Professor Anne Innis Dagg has a Ph.D. in biology and teaches at the University of Waterloo. She is author of The Feminine Gaze and MisEducation: Women & Canadian Universities.

Anthony Cekota

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Anthony Cekota was senior officer of the Bata Footwear division of Bata Industries Limited in Batawa, Ontario. He visited Trent University in 1989. Trent University's Thomas J. Bata Library is named after Thomas Bata, who provided substantial financial support to the University.

Arthur B. Bailey

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Arthur B. Bailey was a sports enthusiast who lived in Mount Pleasant, Ontario at the turn of the century. He was also the catcher on the Mount Pleasant baseball team for the 1914 season.

Arthur G. Racey

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Born in 1870 in Quebec, A.G. Racey attended McGill University where he developed an interest in caricature. His cartoons were first published in the Montreal Witness, and later, in the Montreal Star where he worked as cartoonist from 1899 to 1941. Racey is also recognized for his oil and water colour paintings, many of which hang in private collections throughout Canada. Racey died in Montreal on December 21, 1941.

Arthur Greig Fleming

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Arthur Greig Fleming was a resident of Kirkaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland. He married Elizabeth Arnot in the early 1800's. They had at least two children, David and Sandford who emigrated to Canada in 1845. Sandford later became Sir Sandford Fleming, well known railway surveyor and construction engineer. In 1847, David Fleming was living in Toronto, Canada West. Arthur and Elizabeth travelled to Canada in 1847 after July. It is possible that they emigrated to Canada as well.

Arthur James Marshall Smith

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Arthur James Marshall Smith was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1902. He was educated at McGill University and received his B.A. in 1925 and his M.A. in 1926. In 1931 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. At McGill University Smith edited the "McGill Daily Literary Supplement" from 1924 to 1925. When is was discontinued, Smith, along with F.R. Scott, founded and edited the "The McGill Fortnightly Review" in 1925. This was the first journal to publish modernist poetry and critical opinion in Canada. Throughout his lifetime, Smith's works were published in anthologies, and he became recognized nationally as a poet, critic and anthologist. He taught English at several American colleges before accepting a position, teaching English, at Michigan State University from 1936 until his retirement in 1972. Michigan University, upon his retirement, created the A.J.M. Smith Award, given annually for a noteworthy volume by a Canadian poet. Among Smith's most distinguished awards were the Governor General's Award in 1943, for "News of the phoenix and other poems", and the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1966. (Taken from: "Poets Between the Wars." Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1969.) In 1978 A.J.M. Smith received an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Trent University. Trent University received a number of books and papers from Smith and a room on the first floor of the Bata Library was dedicated to him. In 1980 A.J.M. Smith died.

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