City of Peterborough

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  • Early sketches and drawings of Peterborough are located in the following fonds: 83-1022 copy of an 1828 sketch by Basil Hall made with the Camera Lucida 95-1004 unknown engraving [Bartlett?] 1882 95-1017 sketch of Government House by Mary Sanford 1832 (copy) 02-1002 composite panorama of Ashburnham from St. John's Church ca. 1874 (a representation produced in 2001) 89-1065 Peterborough, U.C. on the Otonabee River signed
  • The archives for the City of Peterborough is officially Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives. However, Trent University Archives does have many papers and collections relating to the city and these are listed below.

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  • Don't forget that Bata Library maintains an impressive collection of books relating to the City of Peterborough. The "Trent Collection" contains all the obvious published histories such as Peterborough, Land of Shining Waters; Peterborough Scrapbook...1825-1975 Poole's A Sketch of the Early Settlement...of the Town of Peterborough ; Jones' and Dyer's Peterborough the Electric City and Guillet's Valley of the Trent. These titles represent only the most obvious sources; all of these (and many more) are catalogued on Omni and are available, for reference use only, in our Reading Room.
  • We also hold many idiosyncratic items in the pamphlet collection, in the map collection and in the vertical unpublished research files. Also pertinent to the study of Peterborough are all the extant newspapers for the area which are available on microfilm. In addition, various citizens of Peterborough have written historical columns for newspapers. We have the papers here in the archives for some of these authors. Their research files and copies of their columns can be a rich source of information. See, for example, the papers of Helen Marryat, Richard Choate, Howard Pammett and Wilson Craw.
  • One important source of information on Peterborough often overlooked is the "Dobbin Index." Francis H. Dobbin was a journalist working in Peterborough from 1864 until 1914. During this time he collected news items and also wrote brief descriptive essays. These are catalogued (F 5547 .P4D622) and are available to researchers in our Reading Room. Some of his longer pieces were published posthumously as Our Old Home Town. It too is catalogued (F 5547 .P4D6) and can be accessed in the Reading Room.
  • The subject headings for the "Dobbin Index" of newspaper references, synopses, notes and essays are: 1. Introduction 2. Biographies 3. Churches 4. Education 5. Events 6. Fires 7. Industries 8. Institutions and Societies 9. Military 10. Municipal 11. Politics 12. Railway 13. Trent Canal

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Miscellaneous photographs collection

  • 05-1000
  • Collection
  • [188-?]-[197-?]

Collection consists of photographs of Peterborough Lift Lock, members of the Hugh MacMillan family, Premier Leslie Frost, the Roosevelts visit to Ottawa, and numerous unidentified men and women.

Miscellaneous photographs

Munro family fonds

  • 79-006
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1975

This fonds consists of the family and personal papers of William Hamilton Munro, his brothers Reid and Alan and his sister Effie. The materials in the fonds make reference to World War I; Peterborough County; hydro-electric companies in Canada and the third world; photographs, postcards, maps and plans of the Trent Canal; City of Peterborough; and locations in Bolivia, Europe and North America.

Munro family

Munroe Scott fonds

  • 99-001
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1996

This fonds consists of various scripts and manuscripts, films, audio cassettes, etc., and related correspondence. Also included are photographs and personal correspondence.

Munroe Scott

New Democratic Party fonds. Additions.

  • 90-013
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1988

This addition to the fonds consists of interviews with prominent NDP and labour activists recalling the 1960 by-election in Peterborough, and the early history of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the New Democratic Party (NDP) in the riding. As well there are related transcripts; newspaper articles and correspondence.

New Democratic Party

Newcastle District Loan Company banknotes.

  • 92-1005
  • Item
  • 13 Aug. 1836 - 27 Aug. 1836.

This item consists of 2 pages of banknotes printed by the Newcastle District Loan Company in August of 1836.

Newcastle District Loan Company

Ontario Summer Games (1980) fonds

  • 82-017
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The fonds consists of the final report (2 copies) and 1 copy of appendices of the Ontario Summer Games held in Peterborough 1980. Professor Peter Adams of Trent University was chairman of the 1980 Ontario Summer Games Committee. Also included are committee reports, promotion and media materials.

Ontario Summer Games (1980)

Opera House (Peterborough, Ontario) photograph

  • 83-1007
  • Item
  • 14 Mar. 1913

Photograph depicts the audience watching a performance of "Ileen Allanna" 14 March 1913 at the Opera House located on George Street in Peterborough, Ontario.

Opera House (Peterborough, Ontario)

Oral histories : audio cassettes and transcript collection

  • 96-008
  • Fonds
  • 1974

This fonds consists of transcripts of interviews with Peterborough and area citizens concerning their perceptions of the social, cultural, and political aspects of life in Peterborough from the early 1900s to 1974. There are also three cassette tapes forming one interview with Lorna Cotton-Thomas.

Oral histories

Orange Lodge. District Loyal Orange Lodge No. 3 minute books fonds

  • 77-016
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1972

This fonds consists of minute books of the District Loyal Orange Lodge No. 3. Included are: 1) minutes of regular meetings from July 7, 1908 to December 31, 1933; and 2) Minutes from January 11, 1949 to January 30, 1950, May 8, 1966 to February 20, 1967, January 20, 1969, and January 11, 1972. Lodge No. 3 was redesignated Loyal Orange Lodge 76 in 1950 which was comprised of members from Lodges No. 80, No. 50 and No. 1175. The lodge closed in 1972.

Orange Lodge. District Loyal Orange Lodge No. 3

Orange Lodge. J.W. Bell Memorial Lodge No. 1175 minute book

  • 77-008
  • Item
  • 1907-1915

This item is a minute book of the Loyal Orange Lodge Number 1175, Peterborough, Ontario from March 15, 1907 to January 6, 1915. It includes membership rolls.

Orange Lodge. J.W. Bell Memorial Lodge No. 1175

Orange Lodge. Orange Hall Board (Protestant Association Trustee Board) minute book

  • 77-017
  • Item
  • 1917-1960

This item is a minute book of the Orange Hall Board concerned with the rental and maintenance of the Orange Hall November 9, 1917 to March 23, 1960 in Peterborough, Ontario. The board was composed mainly of members of Loyal Orange Lodges No.'s 80, 1175, and 50, as well as others.

Orange Lodge. Orange Hall Board (Protestant Association Trustee Board)

Paul Wilson fonds

  • 03-007
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2001

Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, compact disks, publications, and other materials related to Paul Wilson's association with Trent University as athletic director, and as municipal politician in the City of Peterborough, Ontario.

Paul S.B. Wilson

Peter Adams fonds

  • 97-1031
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1990

This fonds consists of three papers written by Peter Adams (one with B.F. Findlay and B.E. Goodison) concerning snow. It also includes his speech notes for a Peterborough Social Planning Council meeting, and two annual reports written in his capacity as M.P.P.

William Peter Adams

Peter Robinson document cover

  • 96-1007
  • Item
  • 13 Nov. 1828

This item is a document cover sheet with an inscription "Glengary 13th Nov. 1828, Bishop McDonell, Cornwall, Private, 25 Nov., [to] The Honbl. Peter Robinson, His Majestys Wardon of Woods in Upper Canada & c., York".

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson report

  • 92-1001
  • Item
  • 4 May 1827

This item is a report of the selection and despatch of the Irish immigrants that Peter Robinson settled in the Peterborough area in 1825, including names of the ships used, numbers carried, a list of townships in which the immigrants settled and the results of the harvests in 1826. A transcript of the report is included.

Peter Robinson

Peterborough Bikeways collection.

  • 97-1033
  • Collection
  • 1975-1976

This collection consists of copies of the agendas and minutes of the first eight meetings of the Steering Committee on Bikeways. Also included are a 1975 Peterborough Bikeway Report (which includes a proposed bicycle trail map), correspondence, etc.

Peterborough Bikeways

Peterborough Board of Trade fonds.

  • 73-003
  • Fonds
  • 1973

The fonds consists of a photocopy of the Charter, 1889; a photocopy of the name change Order-in-Council, April 1922; original minute books from 1893 to 1918, plus excerpted items; and the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce bulletin on the Lift Lock post-1922.

Peterborough Board of Trade

Peterborough Business College photograph.

  • 97-1026
  • Item
  • 1913

This photograph includes portraits of 66 male graduates and 62 female graduates of the 1912-13 Peterborough Business College graduating class. Also included in the photograph are portraits of six instructors and administrators.

Peterborough Business College

Peterborough by-law no.231 broadside.

  • 97-1004
  • Item
  • 22 February 1869

This item is a by-law which sets forth the provisions for granting certificates to tavern-keepers or other gaming houses selling spirituous liquors, along with the costs of such licenses and the applicable fines for breaches of the law. Notation on the back of this item indicates that this copy of the by-law was submitted as evidence in the case of Cumming vs. Faucher, March 16, 1872.

Peterborough by-law no.231 broadside

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce fonds.

  • 73-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1958

The fonds consists of carbon copies of Surveyor's correspondence regarding a municipal drain dated November 6, 1958; and 3 undated identical maps for zoning in the City of Peterborough.

Peterborough Chamber of Commerce

Peterborough City photographic collection

  • 83-008
  • Collection
  • 1900-1940

This collection consists of original photographs, copy photographs, negatives and glass negatives of the City of Peterborough. Subjects such as street scenes, store fronts, churches, industries, cemeteries, the Peterborough Canoe Company and schools are included in the fonds. Most of the photographs were taken by Roy studios and used in "Peterborough Examiner" articles during the 1960's.

Peterborough City photographs

Peterborough City photographic collection. Additions

  • 02-1006
  • Collection
  • 1970-2000

Collection consists of photographs and slides of businesses, landmarks and sites within and near the city of Peterborough. Images include Peterborough Lift Lock, Little Lake, Petroglyphs, Peterborough Square, Fairhaven Home for the Aged, Edmison Heights Public School, P.C.H. Nurses residence, Queen Mary Public School, Kinsmen Garden Club, Zeidler farm house, Peterborough Courthouse addition, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Hutchison House, Art Gallery of Peterborough, St. Peter's Cathedral, Peterborough Centennial Museum, Peterborough Public Library, Comstock Funeral Home, Peterborough Theatre Guild, Victoria Park, Kaos Cafe & Revue Cinema, etc.

Peterborough City photographs

Peterborough City postcards reproductions collection

  • 04-1004
  • Collection
  • 1960

Collection consists of 13 Peterborough, Ontario postcards reproductions of scenes and buildings dated ca. 1940 - ca. 1955. Subjects include St. Peter's Cathedral, Western Clock Company Ltd., George Street, Civic Hospital, Trinity United Church, Quaker Oats Company Ltd., War Memorial, Peterborough Collegiate & Vocational School, St. John's Anglican Church, City Hall, George St. United Church, and St. Paul's Presbyterian Church.

Peterborough City postcards reproductions

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