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Peterborough Business College photograph.

  • 97-1026
  • Item
  • 1913

This photograph includes portraits of 66 male graduates and 62 female graduates of the 1912-13 Peterborough Business College graduating class. Also included in the photograph are portraits of six instructors and administrators.

Peterborough Business College

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.

Brownscombe, William

C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes account book

  • 96-1001
  • Item
  • 1911-1915

This item is an account book which appears to have been that of a Peterborough area shoe retailer, C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes. Loosely inserted in the book is a letter dated 1913 from Hastings written by J.F. McCarthy to C.E. Smith, esq., regarding an order for a pair of shoes. Several of the accounts itemized in the book are with shoe companies. Glued in the book is a "Bank of Montreal, Peterborough" bank slip.

C.E. Smith Boots and Shoes

Fletcher account book

  • 96-007
  • Item
  • 1902-1903

This item is an account book dated 1902-1903 of a furniture factory owned by Frank Sanford of Fenelon Falls. At the end of the book, several pages are filled with grain accounts. Throughout, many pages are covered with pasted-in pictures from magazines, and a child's drawings. There are also three pages of notes relating to British colonies.

Fletcher, T.M.

Hudson's Bay Company journal

  • 95-1003
  • Item
  • 27 July 1929-4 Aug. 1930

This item is a journal of events kept by the Post Manager at Eastmain, Outfit 260, James Bay District of the Hudson's Bay Company. His instructions were to record weather conditions, temperatures, activities of Inuit and Native fur trade, animal and bird migration patterns, supply ship and passenger activity, mail arrivals and news of Revillon Freres at an adjoining post. A transcription of the Journal is available.

Hudson's Bay Company

H.H. Stevens reconstruction party letter

  • 92-1006
  • Item
  • Photocopied between [1990 and 1992]

This item is a photocopy of a letter written by H.H. Stevens January 11, 1968 to a student in History/Political Science 301 in response to questions posed. Stevens writes about the Report of the Price Spreads and Mass Buying Commission, 1934-35, The Canadian Manufacturers Association's complaint, R.B. Bennet's refusal to act, Bennet's removal of Stevens from Conservative Party and the elimination of sweat shop conditions.

Stevens, Henry Herbert

Newcastle District Loan Company banknotes

  • 92-1005
  • Item
  • 13 Aug. 1836 - 27 Aug. 1836.

This item consists of 2 pages of banknotes printed by the Newcastle District Loan Company in August of 1836.

Newcastle District Loan Company

Richard Birdsall fonds. 1991 additions

  • 91-1020
  • Item
  • Photocopied [between 1971 and 1991]

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

Better Bait Company broadside

  • 89-1048
  • Item
  • [ca. 194?]

This item is a broadside from the Better Bait Company of Peterborough, Ontario which was owned and operated by Perce Dyer. The broadside notes the seasonal limits for various kinds of fish.

Better Bait Company

Port Hope sundries business account book

  • 89-1046
  • Item
  • 1909 - 1910

This item is an account book from a Port Hope business containing entries for socks, hose and mitts, as well as some entries as to who purchased what. The entries start in 1909 and end in 1910.

Arthur T. Ogilvy letter book

  • 89-1037
  • Item
  • 1882-1888

This item is a letter book containing copies of letters from Arthur T. Ogilvy, a Toronto businessman, to businessmen in the Port Hope and Peterborough area, as well as family. Most of the correspondence concerns properties, deeds and mortgages in those areas

Ogilvy, Arthur T.

W.F. McMahon's trust a/c deposit slips

  • 89-1031
  • Item
  • 1925-1926

This item is a book of deposit slips for W.F. McMahon's trust account at the Bank of Montreal in Port Hope, Ontario.

McMahon, W.F.

Brighton photographic fonds

  • 87-010
  • Item
  • ca. 1910

This fonds consists of various photographs relating to the town of Brighton, Ontario. Walter Nichol Davidson, a Brighton merchant and other people, businesses and activities including store interiors from Brighton are included in this fonds.

Brighton Township

Bernhard E. Fernow letter

  • 77-1008
  • Item
  • Photocopied [ca. 1977]

This item is a photocopy of a typescript of a letter from J.B. McWilliams to Dean B.E. Fernow at the University of Toronto giving a very detailed account of timber licences in the Trent Valley (first licences, abandoned or cancelled licences) and of the amount of lumber taken out in 1872-1873 as opposed to 1912. His concerns were conservation and failing that, reforestation of the area. He also describes the Trent system of forest conservation. The letter is dated December 16, 1912.

Fernow, Bernhard E.

R. Waller account book

  • 77-1001
  • Item
  • 1886-1919

This item is an account book of a business run by R. Waller which appears to be either carpentry or wagon-making. The book is dated June 1886 to June 1919.

Waller, R.

Belmont municipal telephone system minute book

  • 76-1006
  • Item
  • 1922-1954

This item is a minute book of commissioners', subscribers' and annual and special meetings of the Belmont Municipal Telephone System, preceder to the Bell Telephone Company and the Havelock-Cordova Telephone Company.

Belmont municipal telephone system

J. Brown letter

  • 76-1001
  • Item
  • Photocopied [ca. 1976]

This item is a photocopy of a letter of J. Brown to his nephew Archibald Brown of Kittley, near Smith's Falls, Canada West, dated December 30, 1845. Comments on family matters, crops, number of shops, saw mills and foundries in Peterborough are written in the letter.

Brown, J.

Havelock Electric Light and Power Company Limited letters patent

  • 76-1000
  • Item
  • 21 Mar. 1903

This item is a letters patent incorporating the Havelock Electric Light and Power Company, dated March 21, 1903 and recorded by the Deputy Provincial Registrar on March 25, 1903.

Havelock Electric Light and Power Company Limited

Peterborough, Ontario: fire insurance plan / Chas. E. Goad Company

  • 76-037
  • Item
  • 1911

This item is a Chas. E. Goad Company fire insurance plan of the City of Peterborough, Ontario revised in 1911 from a plan of 1904, surveyed December 1893. It includes a key plan (scale 500':01"), a key to symbols, an index, and special diagrams of major buildings such as factories and schools.

Charles E. Goad Company - Underwriters' Survey Bureau

Thomas B. Collins day book.

  • 76-012
  • Item
  • 1884-1903

This item is a day book of T.B. Collins. It has daily entries from June 27, 1884 to August 22, 1885 showing the sales of general merchandise, as well as several entries "to cash". From October 1885 to November 1903, entries are in the form of accounts, are not daily, and deal mostly with cash exchanges. Also included are entries relating to mortgages; details of expense accounts for building barns, houses and other buildings and items. In the back of the book, entries are headed "Pump Business:, December 1884-October 1885.

Collins, Thomas B.

Sheila Boyd fonds

  • 75-1025
  • Item
  • 1875-1894

The fonds consists of photocopies of the following memoirs of settlement in the Bobcaygeon Area. a) Reminiscence of Mossom Boyd, written down by M.M. Boyd, 1875-1877, typescript copy, 5 pages. b) Manuscript copy of J.W. Bicks "Reminiscences and Memorandum on Coming to Canada in 1837 and Dunsford family in 1838;" gathered 1891 (January 9) 5 pages. c) George Dunsford Reminiscences, taken down by H.J. Wickham, 1894 in Miss Boyd's hand.

Boyd, Sheila

W. Burnett letter book

  • 75-010
  • Item
  • January 1909-July 1913

This item is a letter book containing correspondence relating to the management and operation of the China Hall store in Cobourg, Ontario, and personal business.

Burnett, W.

William H. Ives letter book

  • 75-009
  • Item
  • 1894-1899

This item is a letter book related to carpentry, contracting and building activities in the Colborne, Ontario, area. It contains some interesting material on house construction in terms of methods and materials. It also contains some information on Colborne area churches. The letter book has a partial index to the correspondence of William Ives.

Ives, William H.

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