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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.

C.W. Hedley diary

  • 05-1001
  • Item
  • Photocopied 1989

Item consists of a multi-page photocopy of the 1895-1896 diary of C.W. Hedley.

C.W. Hedley

Cobourg-Peterborough Rail Road Company fonds.

  • 70-1006
  • Item
  • 1 Jan. 1854

This item is a debenture-mortgage issued to Samuel Zimmerman, or the holder thereof, and used as evidence in a case involving John Fisken, and the executors of the Company's stock affairs, Wm. Proudfoot and T.G. Ridout, in 1868.

Cobourg-Peterborough Rail Road Company

Benson Mills day book

  • 71-1002
  • Item
  • 1 June 1848-28 Dec. 1849

This item is an original day book from the Benson Mills (also called Creek Mills and Peterboro Mills) which describes work done, for whom work was done, and value of work done.

Benson Mills

T.D. Johnston scrapbook

  • 75-1002
  • Item
  • 1923-1924

This item is a scrapbook of clippings compiled by T. Eversfield (27 Paton Road), on Ontario politics; the United Farmers of Ontario government, hydro, agriculture, public accounts, labor, elections and other items. There is a brief subject index at the beginning of the scrapbook.

T.D. Johnston

J. Brown letter

  • 76-1001
  • Item
  • Photocopied [ca. 1976]

This item is a photocopy of a letter of J. Brown to his nephew Archibald Brown of Kittley, near Smith's Falls, Canada West, dated December 30, 1845. Comments on family matters, crops, number of shops, saw mills and foundries in Peterborough are written in the letter.

J. Brown

Peterborough Lift Lock Opening photograph

  • 83-1017
  • Item
  • 9 July 1904

This photograph is of the opening of the hydraulic lift lock on the Trent Canal at Peterborough, Ontario, July 9, 1904.

Peterborough Lift Lock

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)

Presenting the Fathers of Confederation, 1867, photograph

  • 83-1013
  • Item
  • 1 July 1927

This is a photograph of Peterborough residents representing the Fathers of Confederation during the town's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, July 1st, 1927. The names of the actors in the photograph are portrayed at the bottom of the photograph as well as the name of the person they were portraying.

Fathers of Confederation

C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes account book

  • 96-1001
  • Item
  • 1911-1915

This item is an account book which appears to have been that of a Peterborough area shoe retailer, C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes. Loosely inserted in the book is a letter dated 1913 from Hastings written by J.F. McCarthy to C.E. Smith, esq., regarding an order for a pair of shoes. Several of the accounts itemized in the book are with shoe companies. Glued in the book is a "Bank of Montreal, Peterborough" bank slip.

C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes

H.H. Stevens reconstruction party letter

  • 92-1006
  • Item
  • Photocopied between [1990 and 1992]

This item is a photocopy of a letter written by H.H. Stevens January 11, 1968 to a student in History/Political Science 301 in response to questions posed. Stevens writes about the Report of the Price Spreads and Mass Buying Commission, 1934-35, The Canadian Manufacturers Association's complaint, R.B. Bennet's refusal to act, Bennet's removal of Stevens from Conservative Party and the elimination of sweat shop conditions.

Stevens, Henry Herbert

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

Geta Helme document

  • 98-1001
  • Item
  • 1998

This document is a photocopy of a 1914 newspaper clipping written by Geta Helme. In the article, Helme describes her adventures travelling from Bonn, Germany back to England, and includes her contacts with British, American, and German officialdom. The article was published in the Lancashire Guardian, 22 August 1914.

Geta Helme

Town sketch, Hastings, Canada West

  • 96-1002
  • Item
  • [between 1840 and 1860]

This item is a pencil sketch depicting three houses, each of which has two chimneys, with a continuous fence running along the front of all three. There is a woman, man and child walking towards one of the houses. On the back of the sketch is written "#17140 at Roy's Studio, Peterborough". The sketch is most likely by Rev. Michael Farrar and shows Hastings, Canada West.

Town sketch, Hastings, Canada West

Canada. Census.

  • 86-026
  • Item
  • 1986

This fonds consists of census records for Victoria, Peterborough, Northumberland and Durham Counties from 1891. Genealogical resource.

Canada. Census.

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