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Port Hope letters, papers and documents fonds

  • 75-1031
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1909

The fonds consists of a collection of postcards, letters and photographs relating to people and events in Port Hope and vicinity (up to and including Bewdley and Bailieboro); including correspondence to Henry White.

Port Hope, Ontario

Print reproductions of engravings of public figures collection

  • 95-1005
  • Collection
  • 1850-1910

This collection consists of 81 reproduction prints of original engravings of political figures removed from books. Most of the political figures are nineteenth century public figures such as George Brown, General Simcoe, Lord Durham, Robert Baldwin, Sir John A. Macdonald, Louis Lafontaine, Guy Carleton, Egerton Ryerson and William Lyon Mackenzie.

Print reproductions of engravings of public figures collection

John Graves Simcoe family photographs fonds

  • 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.

George Barker Hall indenture

  • 75-1018
  • Item
  • 2 Dec. 1851

This letter is a hand copy of an indenture between G.B. Hall, his wife, E.M. Hall, and Zaccheus Burnham, for the sale of lands in Otonabee township.

George Barker Hall

Nimmo family fonds. Additions.

  • 01-1018
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1855

Fonds consists of four notebooks of poetry and penmanship belonging to Mary Smithson Nimmo, South Monaghan Township, Ontario.

Nimmo family

Ontario County. Court execution books fonds

  • 91-1021
  • Item
  • 1851-1858

This fonds consists of two execution books from 1851 to 1852 in the County of Ontario. One is an account book referring to fees paid and the costs covered. The other is an account of summons sent and received. Places mentioned include Brock, Beaverton, Darlington, Mariposa, Millbrook, and London. There are accounts of L. Fairbanks, up to 1858 in the books as well.

Ontario County

Joyce Anderson fonds

  • 14-004
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1954

Fonds pertains to the Cairnduff family and McWilliams family of Nogie’s Creek, Ontario. Items include two photo albums, two Bibles, and a handwritten music book for violin. Also included are two envelopes, one containing postcards pertaining to Buckhorn and the surrounding area with postmarks dating from 1907 to 1949, collected by Clayton Grant, the other containing a newspaper clipping, photograph, and colour scripture book. Also included are two books: My Bookhouse Through Fairy Halls, and The Standard Horse and Stock Book.

Joyce Anderson

Susanna Moodie fonds

  • 69-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1852

This fonds consists of two letters. One is from Susanna Moodie to Mrs. Katie Vickery, Susanna Moodie's daughter, which is undated, and the other is from from her publisher in England congratulating her upon the success of Roughing it in the Bush and enclosing a contract for a subsequent book entitled Mark Huddleston. A watercolour by Susanna Moodie was also donated at the same time but accessioned later (see 89-1062).

Susanna Moodie

Seymour Township fonds

  • 75-1009
  • Fonds
  • 3 Jan. 1852

This fonds consists of a letter by Henry Rowed, census enumerator, to Thomas Ayre, census commissioner for United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, relating to physical characteristics and economic outlook of Seymour Township. There is reference made on the effect of repeal of British corn laws upon winter wheat culture in the township.

Seymour Township

Cameron family fonds.

  • 78-010
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1931

The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence and papers for several members of the Cameron family who lived in Peterborough, Upper Canada. It includes correspondence between Charles Cameron and his wife Sophia (Barron) Cameron, 1852-1881; business correspondence, invoices, receipts, and accounts for McKeller and Cameron Dry Goods Merchants, 1861-1870; Charles Cameron business correspondence, invoices, receipts and cancelled cheques from his years as an insurance agent, 1871-1903; Alfred Cameron personal and business correspondence, 1886-1908; Alfred Cameron survey reports for various townships, towns and villages in Peterborough County, the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham, Simcoe County, Nippissing District, and Cochrane District, 1894-1931; Alfred Cameron insurance policies; and a Chas. E. Goad fire insurance plan of the town of Peterborough and the village of Ashburnham, 1882, revised 1889. Genealogical resource.

Cameron Family

Owen Hoey fonds

  • 77-1012
  • Item
  • 1853-1880

The fonds consists of the deeds and other land records relating to property in Seymour Township.

Owen Hoey

Moscrip, Allan & Company ledger

  • 01-1022
  • Item
  • 1853-1867

Fonds consists of one ledger identified as having belonged to Moscrip, Allan & Company. The business sold hardware, machinery, and farm equipment, and repaired same. Some customers were contractors, blacksmiths, wagoners; addresses of customers were Hamilton Township, Cobourg, Oshawa, Peterborough, Port Hope, and Bowmanville. Some business was carried on with schooners. Other customers included Dr. Gilchrist; Thomas Trail [Traill]; Cobourg-Peterborough Distillery; Ontario Distillery; Cobourg, Peterborough & Marmora Railway and Mining Co.; R.A. Waddell, Sheriff; and merchants and farmers. Accounts for 1867 listed Trustees of Common Schools with charges for two school bells. The ledger includes an index.

Moscrip, Allan & Company

George Savigny fonds

  • 75-1034
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1856

This fonds consists of correspondence; bond; and receipts, July 29, 1853 to March 3, 1856, from Henry Ruttan, Cobourg, Canada West, to George Savigny, Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, with regard to the latter's purchase of Reserve Lot no. 15, 17th Concession, Otonabee.

George Savigny

Dickson family fonds

  • 94-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1957

This fonds consists of letters from Hugh Munro, Edinburgh, to his son Samuel Munro and daughter-in-law Emma Davidson Munro as well as letters to Samuel Dickson from his mother in Ireland. There are also photographs and newspaper obituaries of Laura Davidson, President of Peterborough (Dickson) Lumber Company from 1934 to 1957; photographs of the Dickson home on Dickson Street, Peterborough and typescript histories of the Dickson Lumber Company.

Dickson family

William Morrison letter

  • 05-1004
  • Item
  • 1853

Item is a letter dated 22 October 1853 from William Morrison, Placer County, California, to his brother, James Morrison, of Dummer Township, Ontario. The letter is written in a black paper covered booklet dated 1851 with the title "Gregory's Express Pocket Letter Book."

William Morrison

Hay-Dunlop family collection

  • 04-023
  • Collection
  • 1853-1941

Collection consists of legal documents related to Thomas A.S. Hay, Anna Maria (Stewart) Hay, Thomas Hay, M.D., A. Charles Dunlop, Eleanor Susanna (Stewart) Dunlop, and Mary Dunlop. The collection includes wills, and property and estate documents.

Hay-Dunlop family

John Black letter

  • 96-1009
  • Item
  • 14 Mar. 1853

This item is an affectionate letter written by John Black from [Stockton] to his wife, Catherine Black, living in Carleton Place, Upper Canada. Black expresses his sorrow at not being able to send money to his wife for such a long time. He indicates the "very hard winter" and problems at his workplace, a "shop in town" which builds wagons, as reasons for not having any money to send.

John Black

Waddell family business fonds

  • 82-024
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1928

The fonds consists of day books, ledger books, dry goods receipts, and records of Robert Waddell of Bailieboro, Canada West and Ontario and Hugh Waddell of Millbrook, Canada West and Ontario. The records consists of property and chattel mortgages.

Waddell family

Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

  • 92-1002
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1870

This addition to the fonds consists of 10 letters (some fragments) written by Frances Stewart to her granddaughter and relatives in England, concerning her pioneer life in the Peterborough area. There is also one photograph of Harriet as young child which was photographed in London, England (biographical information is written on the back of the photograph).

Frances Anne Stewart

William Paterson fonds.

  • 75-005
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1914

This fonds consists of personal and political correspondence of William Paterson including personal correspondence of his wife, Lucy, and other family members; political papers, including petitions, copies of timber licenses and material on the Six Nations First Nation Reserve; notes and drafts of some of Paterson's speeches; and other records including receipts, dinner invitations, family photographs, scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and loose clippings, and geological survey maps.

William Paterson

Frederick Thompson fonds

  • 75-1027
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1892, 1930

This fonds consists of statements of accounts, bills, and receipts. It also includes assessment notices, tax notices and some miscellaneous papers. The fonds contains a recipe for a diphtheria cure.

Frederick Thompson

Thomas W. Poole fonds

  • 74-1004
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1864

This fonds consists of original letters from Thomas W. Poole to H.B.B. Alley, a London (Canada West) businessman, describing social life, medical practice, employment practice, employment opportunities and personal topics. The letters were all written while Poole lived in Norwood, Canada West.

Thomas W. Poole

Katchewanooka Herald fonds

  • 83-004
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1859

This fonds consists of a number of issues of a handwritten newspaper, written weekly by agricultural students of Colonel Samuel Strickland of Lakefield, Canada West. The issues are scattered and topics covered include agriculture, local events, local gossip, and politics. Also included are four letters of George M. Douglas relating to the newspaper.

Katchewanooka Herald

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