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Thomas Watson teaching contract

  • 89-1049
  • Item
  • 1858

This item is a contract between Thomas Watson, teacher, and the Trustees of the Joint Board Grammar and Common School, Port Hope. The contract is for 1 year at a salary of one hundred and twenty pounds.

Thomas Watson

Thomas Harold Kenyon Choate fonds

  • 01-007
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1944

Collection consists of correspondence, 1882-1899, and several envelopes dating 1870s to 1890s, most of which are addressed to Thomas Choate of Warsaw, and Mrs. John Moore [Cettie Choate, daughter of Thomas]; souvenir brochure of pictures of Peterborough, Ontario; Maccabees brochures; approximately 125 stereographs depicting scenery, architecture, and people in the U.S.A., Europe, and Canada; two photographs of the employees of Western Clock Company Limited of Peterborough, Ontario, 1938 and 1944; a temperance meeting poster for Warsaw, Ontario, 1858; and an electoral district of East Durham proclamation broadside, 1924. Also included is the Choate Family Bible donated and added to the collection in 2002. The bible contains genealogical information on the Choate family.

Thomas Harold Kenyon Choate

Cobourg Foundry fonds.

  • 77-019
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1865

This fonds consists of the records of the Cobourg foundry. It includes journals, ledgers, correspondence, accounts, pay lists, bills, receipts, contracts and specifications of jobs done as kept by James Davidson, founder and machine shop operator. There is also some correspondence from A. Munson of Oil Springs, Canada West relating to the oil industry, as well as correspondence from Henry Fowlds with regards to work done and payment of accounts.

Cobourg Foundry

Receipts collection

  • 91-1024
  • Collection
  • 1859-1882

This collection consists of five receipts from the 1800's. Receipts are from various places such as Port Hope and Lindsay in Ontario and Birmingham, England. The receipts are from people such as J. Huffman, Silvester Richman, The "Canadian Post", A.T.H. Williams, M.P.P. and they are for a variety of services such as parts for farmers' machinery and farm to fixing hinges on a gate and returning socks to a business.

Receipts

Leslie Barker fonds

  • 97-018
  • Item
  • 1860-1919

This fonds consists of three notebooks filled with newspaper clippings which reflect the exploits and accomplishments of three generations of the Barker family, and which incidentally reveal much of contemporary life. The first notebook dated 1860-1905 speaks mainly of the life of Dr. Edward John Barker, founder and editor of the Kingston newspaper "The British Whig", and later the daily "Whig." Dr. Barker's son, R.W. Barker, postmaster, and later postal inspector in London, Ontario, is the second figure of consequence in this volume. R.W. Barker apparently had a good voice and the record shows his participation in entertainment on many occasions. The second notebook deals primarily with the life of Captain R.K. Barker in the Boer War. It covers dates 1899-1901 (& some later), and reveals in significant detail the involvement of the Canadian contingent in the Imperial campaign. The third book, 1915-1919, recounts the Canadian contribution to World War I as revealed in newspaper articles (primarily Toronto newspapers), with some references to Lt. Col. R.K. Barker and his brother Capt. W.D.P. Barker.

Leslie Barker

Orange Lodge. Loyal Orange Lodge Victoria, No. 180 minute book

  • 77-013
  • Item
  • 1860-1871; 1874

This item is a minute book of Loyal Orange Lodge Victoria, No. 180, Peterborough from January 4, 1860 to 1861 and from December 1869 and February 3, 1874. It includes membership and attendance rolls, 1867-1871.

Orange Lodge. Loyal Orange Lodge Victoria, No. 180

William Brownscombe photograph

  • 97-1015
  • Item
  • [1860]

This photograph shows William Brownscombe at his potters wheel shaping a large stone jug with a narrow neck. Another jug stands on a shelf to his left.

William Brownscombe

Gordon Mackay and Company fonds

  • 80-010
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1977

This fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, balance sheets, and financial records of the Gordon Mackay Company, its subsidiaries and some of its officers. It includes photographs, maps, plans, annual reports and newsclippings.

Gordon Mackay & Company

Cavan Township fonds.

  • 85-006
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1944

This fonds consists of voters lists, public school pupils records and an account book, all relating to Cavan Township and in particular, School Section No. 3. Genealogical resource.

Cavan Township

Nimmo family fonds.

  • 89-1023
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1908

This fonds consists of three notebooks which belonged to various members of the Nimmo family. The notebook belonging to Robert Davidson Nimmo holds accounts from 1860 to 1865. The notebook belonging to T.J. Nimmo contains recipes for tanning and taxidermy, circa 1893. There is an account book belonging to Mrs. R. Nimmo dating from 1898 to 1906 and a diary of A.R.M. Nimmo from 1908.

Nimmo family fonds.

Standen-McQueen family fonds

  • 14-014
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1860-ca. 1975

Fonds is comprised of the family papers of Sydney Helmer Standen and Euphemia Young Standen (nee McQueen). These papers include ancestral records and photographs dating from the 1860s to the 1970s and touch geographically on England, Scotland, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. They pertain primarily to the families of Standen, McQueen, Drysdale, Ronald and Bensen and include such individuals as Sydney (Sid) Helmer Standen, Euphemia (Effie) Young Standen, Philip Andrew Standen, Neil McQueen Standen, Sydney Drysdale Standen, Eric James William Standen, James McQueen, Margaret (Maggie) McQueen, Elsie McQueen, and Peter Ian McQueen. Subjects include migration, settlement, farming, education, teaching, military service and war, and domestic life.

Standen-McQueen family

Caldwell Family fonds

  • 18-004
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1987

Fonds consists of journals and photographs dated 1860-1908 pertaining to Hugh Caldwell Sr. of Chandos Township, Peterborough County, and his son Hugh Caldwell Jr. The journals were received in original format and as digital scans. Also included are a small number of family records dating to 1987.

Caldwell family

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.

William Howden

Reverend Vincent Clementi collection

  • 98-1000
  • Collection
  • 1860-1932

These documents pertain to property in the city of Peterborough (lot 8 on the north side of Townsend Street and on the south side of Dalhousie Street west of Aylmer St.) once owned by Reverend Vincent Clementi. They consist of deeds, mortgages, and include the will of Clementi and his wife Elizabeth. Grantors and mortgage holders include James Hall Sheriff, Allan Macdougall, J.D. Collins, George Barlee, Thomas and Jane Fairbairn, R. Boucher, Katherine Dennistoun, G. Stevenson, H.C. Rogers. Clementi bought the property in 1874.

Reverend Vincent Clementi

Katharine Hooke fonds

  • 18-002
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1934; 1999

Fonds consists of historical materials pertaining to the Lakefield, Ontario area: land records, a transcription of the Katchewanooka Herald (1855-1859), Strickland family genealogy, and a family Bible which belonged to Helen S. Wallis.

Katharine Hooke

Deed of sale, Manvers Township

  • 91-1012
  • Fonds
  • 1861

This item is a deed of the sale of land, 1861, to John Wilson, a yeoman of the Township of Manvers, in the County of Durham.

Mary Jane Moncrief mathematics school book

  • 91-1019
  • Item
  • 5 Jan. 1861

This item is a mathematics work book which belonged to Mary Jane Moncrief in 1861. In it there are samples of decimal currency, reductions of weights and measures, compound addition and subtraction, percentages and many other mathematical exercises.

Mary Jane Moncrief

Katherine E. Wallis fonds

  • 69-002
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1956

The fonds is in eight bound volumes and consists of letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, diaries, poetry, sketch books, accounts and a typewritten unpublished autobiography.

Katherine E. Wallis

A. Jeffrey & Son fonds

  • 88-018
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1869

This fonds consists of one ledger and one letter book of A. Jeffrey & Son of Cobourg, Canada West and Ontario. These are excellent records of who supplied goods to merchants in Canada West and how they were shipped.

A. Jeffrey & Son

Neads family photograph album

  • 75-012
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1880

This fonds consists of a family photograph album inscribed "Presented to Miss Neads by the Presbyterian Church, Bowmanville for services rendered as organist, August 9, 1876". It contains photographs of people who are mostly unidentified and one tintype. Also included and wrapped separately on the shelf is the Neads Family Bible which contains genealogical information on the Neads family.

Neads family

Cameron family fonds.

  • 86-004
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1936

This addition to the fonds consists of family correspondence relating to the land surveyor, Alfred Cameron.

Cameron Family

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