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A collection of literary pamphlets and one broadside

Includes the following:

  • "Bruce Whiteman: Zukofsky Impromptus. Sin Tax 003, 1995
  • LeRoy Gorman (ed.): Mourning Cloak Renku, 1996
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): The Pink of Venice, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Carved on a Beach, 2001
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Long Glances, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Freedom Day Celebration, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (layout by): Fading Clouds Renku, Imago Press, 2010
  • Marshall Hryciuk (ed.): Crystal Renku, Imago Press, 2005
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Year of No Summer: Renku 2009, Imago Press, 2009
  • Marshall Hyrciuk (led by): Hot Pavement Renku, Imago Press, 2020
  • ""You are here Acme Gallery Commerce Building 12912 Hunter Street West Peterborough!"" (a broadside for Jeff Macklin's exhibition at the Acme Gallery, [2021])"

Stephen Leacock items

Includes a Christmas card "from Lill and Will Rudge, Christmas 1916."Inside the card is a photo card (NY Herald) of Stephen Leacock, signed by Leacock for Aphra Miller, 1934.

Also includes sheet music titled "The Junior League of Montreal Presents Aces High, the Musical Revue. By the Writers of Looping the Loop, 1922." Leacock's signature and address, dated May 31, 1938 affixed to the verso of front cover.

Also includes a photograph of Leacock addressing members of the New York City Cancer Committee at a luncheon at the Plaza Hotel, 15 May 1935 and a signed card, received by the recipient 8 March 1943: "Stephen Leacock / With best wishes / Miss Ethel Smith."

A collection of 10 literary broadsides of printed poems by well-known Canadian poets

Dated 1972 through the late 1990s, most were published by the Hamilton Poetry Centre; also one by Flying Man Press, and another commissioned by the Harbourfront Reading Series. Poets represented include Bruce Whiteman, David McFadden, Alexander Hutchison, James Reaney, John Newlove, Joy Kogawa, Cary Fagan, Phyllis Webb, and Raymond Souster.

Red Letter Edition of The Holy Bible, King James Version

Presented to Pearl [McIntosh] by Gordon [McIntosh] (1892-1973), Christmas 1954. This Bible includes handwritten genealogical information with references to Peterborough and the names McIntosh, Larmer, Petrie, Seymour and Irvine. Loosely enclosed is a note: "Bible in the Memoirs of Lawrence Larmer wife: & Hazel McIntosh, Millbrook, Ontario"; also an 'In Memoriam' card re Stanley Gordon McIntosh, a photograph of a house titled "Larmer Home 1925", and a newspaper clipping regarding the immigration of the McIntosh family from Scotland in 1827. The Bible is in very poor condition; handwritten notes of a biblical nature appear in the margins of many pages throughout.

Tom Symons and Me / Denis Desjardins

An essay on the influences of Professor T.H.B. Symons on the life of Denis Desjardins from his early francophone education in the 1960s to his reading of Tom Symons: A Canadian Life (2011). Denis Desjardins is a Trent University alumnus.

Regional maps and Northcote Farm broadside

File includes a broadside advertising the auction sale of Northcote Farm on Lake Katchewanooka, property of Dr. Campbell Mellis Douglas. Most of Northcote Farm became part of Lakefield College School in 2007; a small part of Northcote is retained by the Gastle family. Also included are two small hand-drawn maps by George Douglas of Northcoate Farm, ca. 1909.

Additional items were added in 2020

  • Chart: Department of Railways & Canals Canada, Trent Canal Chart No. 13, Lakefield to Young's Point, 1923
  • Map: hand-drawn by George Douglas of waterway from Lakefield to Young's Point, n.d.
  • Map: Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Department of National Defence,1940 (partial map only)
  • Map, 1984 reproduction of 1784 Canada, including that part later named Ontario Exhibiting the adjacent countries and Indian - Nations
  • Postcard: Little Lake, Peterboro, n.d.

Elisabeth Bacque donation re Verschoyle Blake and his mother (Ethel) Constance Marani (née Blake)

File includes 9 black and white photographs and 2 negatives of archaeological sites taken by Verschoyle Blake during a trip in Greece with Gilbert Bagnani and his mother in the Spring of 1923. Also included is a letter from Constance Marani to her friend Hester Thom dated 1 March 1926. Also, two typed pages of notes compiled by the donor and titled “Letter, March 1 1926 from (Ethel) Constance Marani née Blake, 1896-1979” with a genealogical focus, and “Verschoyle Benson Blake 1899-1971”, also with a genealogical focus. Verschoyle Blake helped the Bagnanis, Gilbert and Stewart, whose papers are located in Trent University Archives, with the architectural design of a library in their Port Hope, Ontario house, Vogrie.

Map of Canada East and West

New York, Published by Ensigns & Thayer, 36 Ann Street. D. Needham, Buffalo, N.Y. No 12 Exchange St. Drawn & Engraved by J.M. Atwood N. York. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1848 by Ensign's & Thayer in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. Inset: 'MAP OF NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK. Showing the Route of Steamers from HALIFAX TO BOSTON'; portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert with a coat of arms and motto; 'Explanations' [legend]: districts, cos, capitals of districts, railways, canals; shows some roads but no railways; twps north to the base of the Bruce Peninsula and in the east north to Bexley, Somerville, Harvey to Palmerston, and Lavant to Pembroke; decorative scroll-work border; Winearls 161 [First State]

Charles C. Hill donation re Verschoyle Blake

File includes 17 photographs of archaeological sites in Greece, some identified as Monemvasia, believed to have been taken by Blake while accompanying archaeologist Gilbert Bagnani on a dig in 1923. Also included are 21 photographs of medieval and 16th-17th century French streets and houses; it is probable that these relate to Blake’s own research or to that of Gilbert Bagnani.

Documents related to Kenneth Frederick Campbell and Sybil Campbell

File includes the following material:

  • Sybil Fairbairn (Campbell): Ontario Department of Education certificate (1930)
  • "2nd Lieut (Nursing Sister) Sybil Fairbairn, Royal Army Medical Corps, Canadian Army" certificate (1943)
  • Canadian Bible Society certificate (1991)
  • Kenneth Frederick Campbell: certificate installing Mr. Campbell as "Clan Chieftain" at 2nd family reunion, Manitoba (1990)
  • 90th birthday certificate issued by Jeff Leal, MPP, Peterborough (2013)
  • photographs, unidentified (4)
  • Trent University "Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics" poster and related Peterborough Examiner clippings (2007). Note: Kenneth Frederick Campbell was a friend of Kenneth Mark Drain and was Trent University's special guest at the first Endowed Chair lecture by Dr. Kathryn Norlock, 3 November 2010
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