Item is an original handwritten manuscript of the proceedings of the British Parliament during the reign of James I, dated February 1620 to December 1621. The manuscript is written on rag paper and is 117 pages in length. It is bound in half-calf, and the spine has the inscription: "Phillips MSS 3093." The binder's ticket on the inside cover has the inscription: "Bretherton ligavit 1848."British Parliament
Item is the top part of Chatelain's 1719 map of North America. This is the top part of the map, and does not include the separately published bottom part devoted to South America, Africa, and the South Pacific Ocean.
This accession consists of one dictionary, of which the title page is missing. The oldest date pencilled in appears to be 1780. Signatures include Robert Stewart, William Reid, Mary Stewart, and John Stewart. The dictionary, referred to as "Old Noah" by the Reid family, was passed down through several generations of Reid family. It originated in Ireland, and was brought to Canada by Robert and Maria Reid.Reid family
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.
This collection consists of two legal documents. One is written on parchment, dated 6 May 1647 and written in German. The second document is dated 11 December 1806 and appoints 16 men as Justices of the Peace for the District of Newcastle. It is signed by Francis Gore, Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at York.
Item is an indenture stating that Elias Rendell of Shaldon, County of Devon, England agrees to become an accountant apprentice of [M-] Crawfords & Company, merchants, in St. Johns, Newfoundland. The item lays out the terms of the agreement.Rendell, Elias
This item is a warrant from Sir George Prevost, Governor of Lower Canada to John Caldwell, Receiver-General, authorizing payment of salary to H.W. Ryland for services rendered from 1 November 1813 to 30 April 1814.Ryland, Herman Witsius
This item is a framed land grant document granting John Meyner one hundred acres of land in Cavan Township and dated 10 October 1821.Waddell family
This item is a journal which was kept by James Mitchell while on a tour of Niagara Falls in 1825.Mitchell, James
This item is a report of the selection and despatch of the Irish immigrants that Peter Robinson settled in the Peterborough area in 1825, including names of the ships used, numbers carried, a list of townships in which the immigrants settled and the results of the harvests in 1826. A transcript of the report is included.Robinson, Peter
This item is a document cover sheet with an inscription "Glengary 13th Nov. 1828, Bishop McDonell, Cornwall, Private, 25 Nov., [to] The Honbl. Peter Robinson, His Majestys Wardon of Woods in Upper Canada & c., York".Robinson, Peter
This item is a photocopy of a lumber notebook of agreements with various people giving permission to cut timber on lots held in various townships (by Richard Birdsall for Canada Company). There is also a listing of lots held by the Canada Company in 40 or more townships and a listing of prices of various woods and staves. There are entries at both ends of the notebook dating from 1831 to 1832.Birdsall, Richard
This item is a pencil sketch of the Otonabee River and the District of Newcastle where the village of Peterborough was located. The sketch was produced by "K.E.S."View of Peterborough in the District of Newcastle Upper Canada... / K.E.S.
This document is a contract covering the sale of a lot in the Township of Zorra to Robert McKay, signed by Peter Robinson and dated 18 August 1835.McKay, Robert
This item consists of 2 pages of banknotes printed by the Newcastle District Loan Company in August of 1836.Newcastle District Loan Company
This item is a published print of the Earl of Durham by Hodgson & Graves, London on June 11, 1838. The artists were Sir Thomas Lawrence and C.E. Wagstaff.Durham, John George Lambton, Earl of,
This item is a letter written by Andrew Mather of Beadnell, 9th Concession, Otonabee Township to his son-in-law Jonathan MacDougall after the death of Mather's daughter. The letter outlines the opportunities open to MacDougall if he were to choose to settle in Otonabee Township. The letter also gives news of neighbours and friends. Included is a transcript and comments regarding MacDougall by Margaret Dunham Vanderploeg, great granddaughter of MacDougall.Mather, Andrew
This item is the last will and testament of Henry Vansittart dated October 22, 1836. The land bequeathed in the will includes property in Blandford Township, Bexley Township, East Oxford Township and lands on Lake Simcoe.Vansittart, Henry
These portraits consist of two items. One is a portrait of Charles Rubidge, [181-?]. The caption "Captn C. Rubidge. Royal Navy, London, England," and a stamped credit "Brown 163 High Holborn London" are found on the reverse. The other is a portrait by F.W. Lock, 1845, of an unidentified male with last name Rubidge, believed to be a son of Charles Rubidge.Rubidge family
This item is a photocopy of the Last Will and Testament of John Huston, land surveyor. It was executed on July 10, 1845 by Mary Ann Fair (formerly Huston) one of the devisees therein named. The will was registered 11 July 1845 by George C. Ward, Deputy Registrar.Huston, John
This item is a photocopy of a letter written by Isabella Carr to her sister, Mrs. Richard Bond of Lockport, New York. The letter was written in February, 1846. The letter gives news of family and neighbours and tells of an outbreak of measles.Carr, Isabella
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
This item is a student notebook of mathematical problems. Inside the cover is written 'Rowland Tivey 1850'. This item is remarkable for its beautiful calligraphy.Tivey, Rowland
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.Hall, George Barker
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."Morrison, William