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William O. Mitchell photograph collection

  • 83-1020
  • Collection
  • [196?]

The fonds consists of three copies of 8 X10 black and white photographs of William O. Mitchell used in Profiles in Canadian Literature (Dundurn Press).

Mitchell, William O.

Miscellaneous photographs collection

  • 05-1000
  • Collection
  • [188-?]-[197-?]

Collection consists of photographs of Peterborough Lift Lock, members of the Hugh MacMillan family, Premier Leslie Frost, the Roosevelts visit to Ottawa, and numerous unidentified men and women.

Account book

  • 89-1022
  • Collection
  • 1777 - 1793

This item is an account book which is bound in pigskin. Some of the accounts are related to the sale of clocks. Also included are notes with the following headings "To lay gild on glass", "To gild wood or stone", "To gild any metal", "To writ with silver letters", "To soften metal", "Numbers of an 8 day clocke", "To make yellow varnish", etc. It is possible that the owner of this account book was a clock-maker.

Music books collection

  • 04-1000
  • Collection
  • [1798]; n.d.

Collection consists of two music books, the first being The Easy Instructor; or, A New Method of Teaching Sacred Harmony by William Little and William Smith, Albany, revised and enlarged edition, [1798], and the second being Songs of Victory, for Evangelistic Meetings Conferences The Home Circle and Christian Worship, 543 Hymns and 144 Choruses, large type edition, compiled by Andrew W. Bell, Glasgow, n.d.

Music books

John Quentin Brown photograph collection

  • 00-1002
  • Collection
  • ca. 1800s

This collection of photographs consists of 2 tintypes (one woman is identified as Mrs E.R. Young; 2 photographs of lumbering operations at Lake of Bays including a photograph of an alligator machine; one ambrotype of a young boy and 1 daguerreotype of two adults with a child.

Brown, John Quentin

Margaret A. Friedman collection

  • 89-006
  • Collection
  • 20 Feb. 1686; 27 Dec. 1825

This collection consists of two legal documents which belonged to Mrs. Friedman's sister. One is an indenture between James Holden and Thomas Westaby of Lincolnshire, dated February 20, 1686. The other is a land grant to Henry Smith, of 200 acres in Garafraxa township, Halton County, dated December 2, 1824 and December 27, 1825.

Friedman, Margaret A.

Ontario County. Court execution books collection

  • 91-1021
  • Collection
  • 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

Peterborough newspaper files collection

  • 88-025
  • Collection
  • 1846-1860

This fonds is comprised of typescripts of newspaper articles from the Peterborough Weekly Despatch, the Peterborough Review and the Peterborough Examiner. The articles have been arranged chronologically under a number of subject headings by the donor.

Throop family collection

  • 89-1027
  • Collection
  • 1866

This fonds contains a black and white photograph of Cyris T. Throop and a ticket to the Port Hope Skating Rink with Charles Throop as the manager.

Throop family

Business records collection

  • 86-020
  • Collection
  • 1865-1869

This collection consists of one cash book, 1865-1869 and one day book, 1865-1867, from an unidentified business located in Peterborough.

Norman R. McBain collection

  • 97-1018
  • Collection
  • 1876; [198-?]

This collection consists of a number of articles written by Norman McBain about families in Cavan and about topics of interest in the Cavan area, i.e. inns, taxes, schools, etc. It also includes the following: an article by E.S. Clarry on an 1821 petition to the King regarding voting rights; a bylaw re taverns; the history of Fairmount Church and Methodist givings; an 1896 ballot for Cavan officers; a clipping re George Berry; a list of Overseers of Highways, fence viewers, etc.; an audited financial statement of Cavan for 1875; a newspaper report of Cavan Council business; an invoice re sidewalks; notes on Cavan town hall; and several pages of original hand-written notes re persons holding various offices in Cavan. Also included are copies of clippings re Cavan Blazers, school graduation results, etc.

McBain, Norman R.

Preston family marriage documents collection

  • 97-1012
  • Collection
  • 1868; 1880

This collection consists of two marriage certificates. One is a handwritten certificate documenting the marriage of Charles Luduc and Sarah Walton, officiated by Pastor Michael [Tunlin], and dated 21 January 1868 at Cobourg. The other is a standard printed certificate, dated 28 February 1880 in Peterborough, and documenting the marriage of William Storms and Emma Preston. There is one family name in common on the two documents: Preston.

Preston family

Robert Lloyd Hunter collection

  • 87-001
  • Collection
  • 1556-1881

This collection consists of petitions, proclamations, printed acts, correspondence relating to British North America, Hudson's Bay Company, and the governance of British North America by the British crown. There are records relating to the Red River Settlement, the British Columbia Act and Oregon Territory, as well as several historical maps.

Hunter, Robert Lloyd

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.

Elizabeth Ruth Redelmeier collection

  • 20-003
  • Collection
  • ca. 1840-1885

Collection consists of approximately fifty pieces of antiquarian maps, engraved views, portraits and scenes relating to the Red River Settlement of Manitoba and the North West Rebellion of 1885. The engravings reflect the emerging province of Manitoba as seen through the eyes of nineteenth century travellers and historians. Two bird’s eye views are of particular note, the first being a spread of views, buildings and an insert map of Winnipeg dated 1882, and the second being a lithographic bird’s eye view of Winnipeg, 1884, depicting the city in its early development, surrounded by vignettes of local prominent public and private buildings. Also included is a “British America” J. & F. Tallis map with the principle vignette being “Hudson City”, ca. 1849.

Redelmeier, Elizabeth Ruth

Gummed Address Company collection

  • 89-1044
  • Collection
  • 1892

This collection consists of coupons from the Gummed Address Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Gummed Address Company

Alcohol and sundry recipe notebooks collection

  • 89-1001
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1897]

This fonds consists of three small notebooks: Volume 1 containing information on duties and freight rates for beer and gin from approximately 1897; Volume 2 containing recipes for alcoholic beverages and Volume 3 containing recipes for assorted chemists' balms, perfumes, cleaning products and medicine.

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.

Arts and entertainment broadsides collection

  • 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.

Underwood & Underwood stereographic collection

  • 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

Tolmie collection

  • 88-012
  • Collection
  • 1846-1907

This collection consists of three ledgers of business accounts and one ledger of accounts for School Section No. 5, Mariposa Township, Victoria County. This is especially interesting as it goes from 1856 to 1907 giving teacher salaries and other expenses. Also included are 58 black and white photographs of Nova Scotia circa 1900.

Tolmie, Mrs. A.B.

Orgill family collection

  • 11-008
  • Collection
  • ca. 1888-1910

Collection consists of nine Boyd family photograph albums, 14 glass plate negatives, and several strip negatives. The images depict the lives and activities of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, and include lumbering scenes, Trent Canal steamboats, buffalo/Hereford animals, and travel excursions. Also included are three "Gypsy" photographs (Peterborough, 1909), and photographs of winter sporting activities. Several photographs depict family members; many are unidentified. Also included in this collection are copies of the wills of WT.C. Boyd and Mossom Boyd.

Orgill family

Ragged Rapids (Ontario) photograph collection

  • 83-1012
  • Collection
  • ca. 1910

This fonds consists of black and white photographs of a men's work camp at Ragged Rapids, located near Orillia Ontario. There are also photographs are of Norwood, Birdsall's Landing, and Young's Point.

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.

Ontario cities postcards collection

  • 04-1005
  • Collection
  • 1908-1911

Collection consists of 17 postcards depicting various buildings especially in the cities of Hamilton and London, but also in Belleville and Kingston, and one in Montreal, Quebec. Most of the cards are addressed to Miss Charlotte Banks, Brantford, Ontario, and are dated 1908-1911.

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