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Mather Funeral Home collection

  • 08-013
  • Collection
  • 1888-1979

Collection consists of six registers maintained by the Mather Funeral Home, Keene, Ontario. Volume 1 (1880-1903) was strictly a funeral register. Volume 2 (1910-1928) consists of a day book for a cabinet maker and carriage maker who also handled funerals by providing caskets, embalming services, wreaths, shrouds and so forth. Remaining registers recorded funerals only. The registers record names of deceased, age, cause of death and where buried.

Mather Funeral Home

David Brown collection

  • 98-015
  • Collection
  • 1826-1967

This collection consists of miscellaneous ledgers and legal documents of businesses, doctors, etc. in Peterborough, surrounding counties and areas in southern Ontario.

Brown, David

Trent Nature Areas Collection

  • PR 833
  • Collection
  • 1912-2011, predominant 1964-2011

Collection consists of records and reports relating to the Trent University nature areas.

Trent University major reports collection

  • TUMR
  • Collection
  • 1958-2017

Collection consists of major reports, studies, statements, and other public documents produced by Trent University and its bodies. Files are organized in chronological order, by year.

G. Wilson Craw collection

  • 86-003
  • Collection
  • 1818-1965

This collection consists of records collected by G. Wilson Craw such as school histories, Peterborough County; Barnardo's Canadian Homes Almanac 1901; a list of Peterborough Utilities Commissioners 1902-1965; biographies of Peterborough residents; deeds and mortgages; North Monaghan voters list 1883-4; 76 photographs of industries, schools and churches and sporting groups, as well as a history of Springfield, North Monaghan. Genealogical resource.

Craw, G. Wilson

Bury's Green Women's Institute collection

  • 01-011
  • Collection
  • 1904-1996

Collection consists of three pamphlets, "Our Own Cookbook" / by the East Victoria Women's Institute, 1905, "Pioneer Gleanings from Verulam, 1867-1967" / by T.H. Martin, and "Bury's Green Branch of the Women's Institute, 1953-1993". Also included are items which were removed from a scrapbook: seven photographs, brochures, and several newspaper clippings relating to Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, and Bury's Green, Ontario, 1961, 1984-1994. The photographs include Women's Institute members such as Nan McGhee, Phyllis Fell, Esther Humphries, Laura Flett, Mrs. Tiers, Clara Flett, and Grace Barker; also included are photos of Sherry L. Telford and Kim Chambers during the Olympic Torch Run, 1988. This collection also consists of a scrapbook entitled "Tweedsmuir History: Bury's Green Branch Women's Institute". Enclosed in it are approximately 70 photographs, a history of Bury's Green branch of the Women's Institute, maps, brochures, correspondence, historical accounts, and memorabilia, n.d. This collection also consists of research material for the Tweedsmuir History; Hand Books for the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, 1949, 1971, 1983, and 1987; notebooks containing reports on the Tweedsmuir History, on Historical Research and Cultural Events, and on Education and Cultural Activities, 1953-1987; programs dated 1953-54 through 1993-94; 100th anniversary materials; and correspondence and brochures relating to an award given to a student at Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 1996.

Bury's Green Women's Institute

Hay-Dunlop family collection

  • 04-023
  • Collection
  • 1853-1941

Collection consists of legal documents related to Thomas A.S. Hay, Anna Maria (Stewart) Hay, Thomas Hay, M.D., A. Charles Dunlop, Eleanor Susanna (Stewart) Dunlop, and Mary Dunlop. The collection includes wills, and property and estate documents.

Hay-Dunlop family

Fisher Gauge Ltd. collection

  • 04-005
  • Collection
  • 1997-2000

Collection consists of 20 cassette tapes of interviews with Fisher Gauge Ltd. founder, Bill Fisher, and early executives, Tod Wilcox and Eric Graham. Also included are annotated notes on the interviews.

Fisher Gauge Ltd.

Gerald Cantello collection

  • 05-007
  • Collection
  • 1960-2002

Collection consists of reports and documents relating to Canadian General Electric Nuclear Division, Peterborough, Ontario, collected by Gerald Cantello in the course of research for his M.A. thesis at Trent University entitled "The Roles Played by Canadian General Electric Company's Atomic Power Department in Canada's Nuclear Power Program...", 2003.

Cantello, Gerald

Peterborough City photographic collection. Additions

  • 02-1006
  • Collection
  • 1970-2000

Collection consists of photographs and slides of businesses, landmarks and sites within and near the city of Peterborough. Images include Peterborough Lift Lock, Little Lake, Petroglyphs, Peterborough Square, Fairhaven Home for the Aged, Edmison Heights Public School, P.C.H. Nurses residence, Queen Mary Public School, Kinsmen Garden Club, Zeidler farm house, Peterborough Courthouse addition, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Hutchison House, Art Gallery of Peterborough, St. Peter's Cathedral, Peterborough Centennial Museum, Peterborough Public Library, Comstock Funeral Home, Peterborough Theatre Guild, Victoria Park, Kaos Cafe & Revue Cinema, etc.

Peterborough Fire Department pension trust fund collection

  • 77-004
  • Collection
  • 1864-1941

This collection consists of 33 lithographic print plates, mounted on wood, of photographic negatives of the fire brigade, Peterborough City Council (1925, 1933 and 1941), the waterworks, the first fire engine, and the Aylmer Street station. There are also print plates of photographic negatives of fires at various buildings in Peterborough including Quaker Oats, the Boston Cafe, the Salvation Army, and the Peterborough Canoe Company.

Peterborough Fire Department

Canadian Land and Emigration Company collection.

  • 77-023
  • Collection
  • Transcribed [between 1967 and 1977]

This collection consists of transcripts of minutes of the Board of Directors' of the Canadian Land and Emigration Company, 1868-1885, and annual reports of Bronson and Weston, lumber merchants, 1876-1884, with whom the Company did business. Also included are excerpts from the diaries of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Stewart, agent for the company in Haliburton, and their son Charles E. Stewart, 1865-66 and 1870.

Canadian Land and Emigration Company

Miscellaneous journals: businesses and schools collection

  • 88-014
  • Collection
  • 1846-1962

This fonds consists of ledgers, day books and other record books, mostly unidentified as to exact name and location of the business. All were situated in the Peterborough/Cobourg/Norwood/Marmora area.

W.S. Tucker collection

  • 91-008
  • Collection
  • 1910-1940

This collection consists of texts of papers and speeches written by William Sansome Tucker, D.Sc., A.M.I.E.E. in his particular area of expertise-sound phenomena-as well as other topics. Also included are letters patent, photographic and diagram illustrations as well as a few tear-sheets from periodicals about his work. There are also two or three papers by Dr. Tucker's colleagues.

Tucker, William Sansome

David Macmillan collection

  • 05-003 (revised)
  • Collection
  • 1680-1920

This collection is comprised of disparate documents collected by Professor David Macmillan. The scope of the papers is primarily North America, 1680 to 1920.

Macmillan, David

Margaret Van Every collection. Additions

  • 99-1008
  • Collection
  • 1923-1993

This collection consists of a Glen Bernard Camp songbook, a large portrait of "Chief" Taylor Statten, press clippings from Canadian Camping, a Camp Ahmek certificate dated 1923, 70 photographs, and 3 postcards. Also included are the following artifacts: a Glen Bernard trophy engraved for Janet Gibson, 1923, Camp Ahmek counsellor's medal, 1924, a leather Camp Ahmek "Third" badge, 1923, and a plaque inscribed "2nd Stollery and Van Every", undated.

Van Every, Margaret

Fern Rahmel collection of gardening publications

  • PR 685
  • Collection
  • 1965-1997

This collection consists of publications of the Canadian Rose Society and Canadian Peony Society, as listed below.

In box 1

  • The Canadian Rose Annual, published by the Canadian Rose Society: 1965, 1975, 1982; 1983; 1985-2003
  • The Canadian Rose Book, A collector's Item, limited edition, Canadian Rose Society, 1980
  • Colour Classification of Garden Roses, The Canadian Rose Society, 1993
  • Guidelines for Judging Roses, The Canadian Rose Society, 1981
  • Horticultural Judging Standards, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, [198-?]
  • American Rose Annual, 1986

In box 2

  • The Rosarian, published by the Canadian Rose Society: 1977 (spring, summer), 1982 (summer), 1984 (fall), 1985 (spring, summer, fall), 1986 (fall), 1990 (spring, summer, fall), 1991 (summer, fall, winter), 1992 (spring)
  • Canadian Rosarian: 1992 (summer, autumn), 1993 (spring, summer, autumn), 1994 (spring, summer, autumn), 1995 (spring, summer, autumn), 1996 (spring, summer, autumn), 1997 (spring, autumn), 1998 (spring, summer, fall), 1999 (spring, summer, fall), 2000 (fall)
  • The CRS CommPoster, the newsletter of the Canadian Rose Society, vol. 1 nos. 1 and 2 (2004)
  • The Peony - C to C, published by the Canadian Peony Society, vol. 1-6 (1998-2003)
  • The Peony in Canada, published by the Canadian Peony Society, 2001

Rahmel, Fern

Meta Incognita collection

  • 03-012
  • Collection
  • 1991-2000

Collection includes the agendas, minutes, and correspondence of the Meta Incognita Project Steering Committee and the Archival Research Task Force (ARTAF). Also included are ARTAF research materials, reports, transcripts, notes, etc. relating to an American Historical Association meeting and a Trent University conference which focused on the subject of Frobisher and his Northwest initiatives.

Meta Incognita

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.

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.

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

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.

World War II soldiers photographs

  • 83-1004
  • Collection
  • [between 1941 and 1946]

This collection contains 89 2.5" x 4" black and white photographs of soldiers from World War II of the Peterborough and Cobourg areas.

David Macmillan collection. 2008 additions

  • 08-012 (Revised)
  • Collection
  • 1612-1931

Collection consists of disparate materials collected by Professor Macmillan who was a philatelist. The correspondence and documents pertain to writers in Great Britain and the British Empire. The subject matter ranges from military campaigns between the British and the French, mutiny in the West Indies and India and the sugar and slave trade in the West Indies. Subjects of letters include: battles in India, trade routes in West Indies and Asia; wars with France, Spain, and Austria.

Macmillan, David

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