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73-1001 · Fonds · 1833, 1900

The fonds consists of two documents: 1) R.B. Rogers' (superintending engineer) covering report on the proposed Trent Canal from Port Hope to Rice Lake, 8 pages, January 31, 1900. 2) The supporting, or investigated, document submitted by Robt. A. Maingy (mining and civil engineer) to Lt. Gov. Sir John Colborne on the same topic on March 6, 1833, 8 pages. Roger's report was submitted to Collingwood Scheiber, Chief Engineer of the Department of Railways and Canals.

Department of Railways and Canals
91-1015 · Fonds · 1900

This fonds consists of a photograph of the steamship Lintonia which plied the waters between Lakefield and Young's Point. There is also a ticket for the Empress in this fonds which was sister ship to the Lintonia.

Steamships for the Lakefield and Young's Point Run
Stewart family books
98-005 · Fonds · [ca. 1750-1900]

This accession consists of four books. The first book, The Holy Bible, is a pulpit bible printed by John Baskerville [c.1750], and includes the dedication to King James 1 and the Apocrypha. Handwritten family records, from Thomas A. Stewart's father down through several generations, appear on the inside of the front cover and at the beginning of the New Testament. Included with the bible is a description and history of the book, as provided by Reverend John Shearman. The second book is a "Commonplace" book. The notebook inscribed "Frances Browne, 1811", reflects Frances Stewart's taste in verse and sayings and is handwritten except for a few clippings inter-leaved. A photocopy of the "Commonplace" book is also included.

Two additional books were added in 2004. The first of these is Frances Browne's music book, 1811, and consists of sheet music bound together inside a leather cover; the inscription on the cover reads "Miss F. Browne, 1811." The second of these is Church of England, Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments..., [170-]; the title page is missing.

Stewart family
Judge John E. Harding letter
75-1011 · Item · 13 Jan. 1900

This item is a letter from Judge Harding to Messrs. Ball and Ball, Barristers of Woodstock, Ontario. The letter is about his financial difficulties.

Harding, John Elly
Town sketches collection
95-1017 · Collection · [ca.1828-1900]

This collection consists of two photographs and five prints of various towns. The two photographs are of Port Hope and are hand-coloured. One photograph (item #1) is of Trinity College School before the fire. The other photograph (item #2) is framed and matted. It is of Port Hope's harbour taken from the western hill. There is one coloured reproduction print (item #3) of Port Hope which is matted and framed. This print was presented by Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Lewis to Trent University on the occasion of the opening of Bata Library. There is one print (item #4) of Lindsay which was produced in 1882. Another print (item #5) is entitled "Hastings on the Trent, Ont." and was drawn by Rev. M.A. Farrar and lithographed by Brown and Bautz. Item #6 is a framed black and white photograph of an 1832 pencil sketch of Government House in Peterborough which was drawn by Mary Sanford. The last print (item #7) is a framed coloured reproduction print of York from Gibralter Point from 1828.

91-1026 · Fonds · [ca. 1850-1900]

This fonds consists of photographs of some of John Graves Simcoe's relatives. There is one photograph of "Aunt Ann Griffin" in front of a fireplace. There is one tintype of an unidentified elderly woman and another photograph of an unidentified elderly woman who was photographed by Ewing Photographer of Port Hope and Peterborough.

Fair family photograph album
89-1035 · Item · [between 1880 and 1900]

This item is a leather-bound photograph album containing photographs and tintypes. Some of the photographs are identified.

Fair family
91-1017 · Fonds · 1901

This item is a voter's list for the townships of Sherborne and McClintock in the Provisional County of Haliburton, listing people who were able to vote at both Municipal Elections and Elections to the Legislative Assembly or only at one of the two elections.

Townships of Sherborne and McClintock
91-1028 · Collection · 1900-1901

This collection of small broadsides consists of a Grand Trunk flyer regarding the fares to the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition in 1901; an Orangeville Methodist Church broadside advertising a concert with Myrtel Tellessen Cooke from 1900; and a broadside for the King George Theatre in Cobourg, Ontario, advertising the film "Avenger" which aired before 1920.

Census microfilm collection
Collection · 1824-1901

Collection consists of microfilmed copies of census records. Collection is organized into series by census/set of microfilm.

93-1005 · Fonds · 1891; 1901

This fonds consists of the constitution and by-Laws of the Otonabee Lodge No. 13, revised as of 15 June 1891, as well as the constitution, by-laws and rules of order of Durham Lodge No. 78 of the Independent Order of Oddfellows.

Independent Order of Oddfellows
Ivan Bateman fonds
03-1002 · Fonds · ca. 1902

The three photographs are of a logging crew, ca. 1902, a member of which is George Noyes, who helped build the Peterborough Lift Lock; George Noyes aboard the "Bob Hall" (boat); and the "Bob Hall" anchored at a dock. One additional photograph added in 2007 is an 8" x 10" photograph of a logging crew which included George Noyes in the back row, looking away from the camera.

Bateman, Ivan
John E. Proctor fonds
91-1022 · Fonds · 1869-1902

This fonds consists of documents, from 1869 to 1902, including sale of timber receipts, deeds of land and quit claims of John E. Proctor of Brighton, Ontario.

Proctor, John E.
Stewart family fonds
11-005 · Fonds · 1791-1902

Fonds consists of correspondence, journals, and newspaper clippings related to the family of Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Stewart. Many papers originate from the family of their son, Henry Louis Stewart. Also included is one photograph, a sketch of Auburn, the family homestead, and a hand-drawn map.

Stewart family
Thomas B. Collins day book
76-012 · Item · 1884-1903

This item is a day book of T.B. Collins. It has daily entries from June 27, 1884 to August 22, 1885 showing the sales of general merchandise, as well as several entries "to cash". From October 1885 to November 1903, entries are in the form of accounts, are not daily, and deal mostly with cash exchanges. Also included are entries relating to mortgages; details of expense accounts for building barns, houses and other buildings and items. In the back of the book, entries are headed "Pump Business:, December 1884-October 1885.

Collins, Thomas B.
76-1000 · Item · 21 Mar. 1903

This item is a letters patent incorporating the Havelock Electric Light and Power Company, dated March 21, 1903 and recorded by the Deputy Provincial Registrar on March 25, 1903.

Havelock Electric Light and Power Company Limited
83-1009 · Collection · 1872-1903 ; predominant 1900-1901

This collection consists of a number of stereographs produced by different publishers with the majority published by Underwood & Underwood. There subject matter of the stereographs are the Boer War in South Africa from 1889 to 1902; the Timothy Eaton Company including store interior shots; views of Niagara Falls and the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Underwood & Underwood
Fletcher account book
96-007 · Item · 1902-1903

This item is an account book dated 1902-1903 of a furniture factory owned by Frank Sanford of Fenelon Falls. At the end of the book, several pages are filled with grain accounts. Throughout, many pages are covered with pasted-in pictures from magazines, and a child's drawings. There are also three pages of notes relating to British colonies.

Fletcher, T.M.
William Howden notebook
89-1038 · Item · 1860-1903

This item is a notebook written by William Howden and kept between 1860 and 1903 on the subject of animal husbandry. It contains various recipes for horse medicine and newspaper articles on stallions available for stud.

Howden, William
Henry White letter book
75-006 · Item · 30 April 1901-20 Dec. 1904

This item is a letter book containing the correspondence of Henry White. Topics discussed include legal matters dealing with collection of rent, reference to typhoid fever in November 1903, and reference to the forthcoming election of December 1903. The letter book includes an index and is alphabetically arranged.

White, Henry
76-013 · Fonds · 1855-1904

This item is a minute book of the Agricultural Society of the Township of Smith. This item includes minutes of meetings from January 1855 to October 1904; lists of officers; lists of successful competitors at agricultural shows; and broadsides advertising agricultural shows. The book contains (pasted to the inside back cover) a letter dated May 11, 1887 from A. Blue of the Ontario Department of Agriculture who acknowledges that the Smith, Ennismore and Lakefield Agricultural Society has been duly recognized and incorporated. Reference is made to a certificate from the West Peterborough Electoral District [Agricultural] Society recognizing the Smith Township society.

Smith Township Agricultural Society
J.J. Turner & Sons fonds
83-1010 · Fonds · ca. 1895-ca. 1905

This fonds consists of 68 photographs of commercial signs held in albums as catalogues of J.J. Turner & Sons company, Peterborough, Ontario. It also includes one 8 X 10 photograph and one photograph identified as George A. Cox (1840-1914) of the Colborne/Midland railway.

J.J. Turner & Sons
Martyn's mill and dam fonds
96-1011 · Fonds · 1875-1905

This fonds consists of four maps dated between 1875 and 1905:: Martyn's Mill on the Otonabee River; land flooded by the Otonabee River in Smith Township; the Otonabee River between Dickson's and Martyn's Dams; and the acreage between Catchacoma Lake and Gull Lake.

Martyn's mill and dam