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Calendar of Prisoners: Cobourg Jail, 1846- 1908.

The Calendar was prepared for the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace and Assizes which sat 4 times per year: March, June, September and December. The information on each "Calendar of Prisoners" includes: name, place of birth or residence, age, offence, date of committal and any remarks which were entered at the time the prisoners were brought before the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace. Extant reports are incomplete: many sessions within years are missing and some years there are no reports at all.

School house, Dummer Township, Peterborough County, ca. 1830

The Guillet papers are extraordinarily rich in photographs. Guillet (1898-1975) was born at Cobourg, Ontario and educated at the University of Toronto. He was the author of many books including Valley of the Trent, published in 1957. During the course of his research, Guillet collected photographs of local settlers and scenes, a few of which are reproduced here.

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