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David Forbes fonds

  • 77-011
  • Fonds
  • 1810-1853

The fonds consists of personal correspondence of David Forbes, 1824-1831 and 1845-1846. Also included are accounts, excerpts from the bible, and estate matters. As well, there is correspondence and other documents relating to claims against Provost Milne (a friend of David Forbes), 1841-1844, and correspondence relating to marriage contract between Charles Neaves and Eliza Macdonald, 1835.

David Forbes

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

Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

  • 74-1006
  • Fonds
  • 1816-1853

This addition to the fonds consists of an original marriage license; photocopies of an abstract of marriage settlement; last will and codicils and attachments; and miscellaneous correspondence. The correspondence includes Stewart to Browne (March 11-13, 1823) - original belongs to Mrs. G.K. Browne of St. Andrews East, Quebec; Stewart to Browne (December 23, 1853) - original belongs to Dunlop Stewart of Oakville, Ontario; and F. Stewart to Sandford Fleming - original belongs to H.T. Pammett.

Frances Anne Stewart

John Bee fonds

  • 86-028
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1853

This fonds consists of day books, account books, miscellaneous invoices, and photographs relating to the John Bee family who operated a saw mill near Port Hope in the 1850's.

John Bee

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

Frances Stewart fonds

  • 74-1005
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1854

The fonds consists of three original letters. Two are written to Harriet Beaufort, the third and last one to Maria Noble. Letter #1 (November 9, 1823-December 6, 1823), tells of mail received, the death of Frances' daughter Bessie, description of produce, and of difficulties in communication with Cobourg. Letter #2 (January 27, 1824-February 5, 1824), describes Frances' troubles with servants, of Tom's trip to Cobourg over the Rice Lake/Peterborough Road, and his getting lost on the lake, and her new baby girl. Letter #3, written from Goodwood, (April 11, 1854), tells of Tom's death, and her reflections on it.

Frances Anne Stewart

Agricultural show

  • 91-1016
  • Fonds
  • Aug. 1855

This item is a large broadside advertising the first annual Agricultural Show, in Bridgenorth, for the Smith Branch Agricultural Society on October 6, 1855. It lists exhibit and competition categories and prizes as well.

Smith Branch Agricultural Society

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

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

Frances Stewart fonds. Additions

  • 94-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1856

This addition to the fonds consists of two original letters written by Frances Stewart to relatives in Ireland. There is also an original invoice from a linen draper and haberdasher.

Frances Anne Stewart

Smith Township fonds

  • 72-1001
  • Fonds
  • 1818-1857

The fonds consists of photocopies of original field notes of surveys of Samuel Wilmot and Richard Birdsall 1818-1830, certified as true copy by Crown Lands Dept. on June 30, 1857.

Smith Township

Victoria College fonds

  • 89-1066
  • Fonds
  • 20 Oct. 1856-23 Jan. 1857

This fonds consists of 4 original documents pertaining to the land on which Victoria College, Cobourg, was situated. One document is the declaration of Rev. S.D. Rice verifying the signatures of the Attorney General (John A. Macdonald) and the Deputy Registrar (Thomas Mayor) on the other three documents.

Victoria College

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

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

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

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

Town sketch, Hastings, Canada West

  • 96-1002
  • Item
  • [between 1840 and 1860]

This item is a pencil sketch depicting three houses, each of which has two chimneys, with a continuous fence running along the front of all three. There is a woman, man and child walking towards one of the houses. On the back of the sketch is written "#17140 at Roy's Studio, Peterborough". The sketch is most likely by Rev. Michael Farrar and shows Hastings, Canada West.

Town sketch, Hastings, Canada West

Peterborough newspaper files fonds

  • 88-025
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Peterborough Newspaper Files

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

Outlines and notes of twenty-nine years / George W. Bridges

  • 93-1004
  • Item
  • 1834-1862

This item is a privately published book inscribed to "my dear friend Mrs. Traill" from "George W. Bridges, Beachly Parsonage June 18, 1862." The book tells of the desertion of Mr. Bridges' wife and the drowning of their daughters in an accident near Jamaica and his efforts to effect a reconciliation.

Outlines and notes of twenty-nine years / George W. Bridges

Sidney Smith fonds

  • 70-004
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1864

The fonds consists of textual records including articles of clerkship (September 19, 1839), indenture (January 25, 1851), requisitions and petitions (February 2,1860 - August 7, 1863), and correspondence. The fonds also includes transcripts on miscellaneous family historical items and two articles from the Globe, July 6 and 7, 1859, on the Ploughboy incident in Lake Huron.

Sidney Smith

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

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