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Allan Percival Way collection

  • 01-005
  • Collection
  • 1836-1948

Collection consists of numerous land documents including mortgages and deeds, and wills and probates of wills, mostly relating to property and people of Murray Township, County of Northumberland. Some of the names indicated on the documents include George Ahearn, David Ahern, Stephen J. Brown, Henry William Fox, John Wesley Haight, Christopher McKanna, Elizabeth Mills, Matthew Mills, Jane Ripson, John Simmons, Solomon Waldron, Margaret Walsh, and Florence Mildred Way, Gideon Shepard Way, Jacob Way, Manley Way, and Percy Way.

Way, Allan Percival

William Ewart Taylor collection

  • 94-003
  • Collection
  • 1950-1989

This collection consists of pamphlets, occasional papers, and government publications relating to Indigenous peoples (mostly in Canada) and their cultures, the territorial north, archaeology, education, and northern communities.

Taylor, William Ewart

Robert Lloyd Hunter collection

  • 87-001
  • Collection
  • 1556-1881

This collection consists of petitions, proclamations, printed acts, correspondence relating to British North America, Hudson's Bay Company, and the governance of British North America by the British crown. There are records relating to the Red River Settlement, the British Columbia Act and Oregon Territory, as well as several historical maps.

Hunter, Robert Lloyd

Captain Thomas Gummersall Anderson diaries collection

  • 77-1014
  • Collection
  • Transcribed [before 1977].

This fonds consists of two typescripts of diaries written by Captain Thomas G. Anderson. The first diary consists of reminiscences of his early life, covering the years from 1795 to 1800 (10 pages). The second diary was written while Captain Anderson was the visiting Superintendent of Indian Affairs at Cobourg, Canada West from September to December 1849. It includes an account of a journey to settle an Indian land claim on Lake Superior and Lake Huron (34 pages).

Anderson, Captain Thomas Gummersall

Margaret Van Every collection. 1999 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

Aileen Young collection

  • 83-001
  • Collection
  • 1962-1969

This collection consists of 4 scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to the early history and development of Trent University.

Young, Aileen

Agricultural fair prize lists collection

  • 93-003
  • Collection
  • 1878-1929

This collection consists of eighteen prize lists from agricultural fairs in Ontario including the Canadian National Exhibition, the Ontario Provincial Winter Fair, the Central Canada Exhibition in Ottawa, the Western Fair in London, Ontario; the Dominion Exposition in Regina, Saskatchewan; the Canadian Industrial Exhibition in Winnipeg, Manitoba; the Central Exhibition in Cobourg, Ontario and various small town agricultural societies lists.

Agricultural fair prize lists were produced in advance of the fair in order to attract people to compete in various categories. The categories consisted of a number of different elements that were part of agricultural life for a number of people. For instance categories included entries of the best cow or calf, horse showmanship, poultry, pig and sheep breeds. Produce competitions ranged from wheat, barley, rye, corn and oats to homemade pickles, jams and jellies. There were usually floral arrangement and best vegetable arrangement competitions. Ladies would often be able to enter competitions involving sewing and handywork. The prize lists always had advertisers and a list of contributors to the prizes. The book was divided into sections so that each competitor could find the competitions he/she desired to enter, a list of the categories and a small description of who could enter as well as the prizes to be awarded. The cover of the book listed when the fair was to take place and inside there was a list of fair organizers and contestant rules, dates and deadlines.

Pamphlet collection

  • Collection
  • 1791-2018

The collection of pamphlets in the Trent University Archives are generally Canadian in scope and there is a special emphasis on items that relate to the Peterborough and Trent regions.

Underwood & Underwood stereographic collection

  • 83-1009
  • Collection
  • 1872-1903 ; predominant 1900-1901

This collection consists of a number of stereographs produced by different publishers with the majority published by Underwood & Underwood. There subject matter of the stereographs are the Boer War in South Africa from 1889 to 1902; the Timothy Eaton Company including store interior shots; views of Niagara Falls and the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario.

Underwood & Underwood

Keystone View Company stereograph collection

  • 80-007
  • Collection
  • 1914-1921

The fonds consists of 100 black and white stereoscopic views entitled "World War Through the Stereograph" Volumes 1 and 2. Each stereograph is numbered and has on the reverse a descriptive text.

Keystone View Company

John Wadland research files collection

  • Collection
  • [194-]-[199-] (predominant 1970s-1990s)

These files contain newspaper and magazine articles, as well as photocopies of articles from books and periodicals. The materials were collected between the early 1970's and early 1990's. The subjects of the files vary greatly and deal with various Canadiana topics such as media, publishing and related issues, northern studies, native studies, land settlement and land use, arts, etc. Perhaps the most useful part of the files will be the name files.

The files will be useful as a starting place for research on specific topics. They reflect the years they were collected and are by no means exhaustive, but offer another tool for researchers to use.

Wadland, John

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.

Pimlott and Aird parks collection

  • Collection

Collection consists of files on parks, containing brochures, ephemera, and other material. Some folders contain correspondence from and to Prof. Douglas Pimlott relating to parks.

Pimlott, Douglas

Isolated manuscripts collection

  • IMC
  • Collection

The Trent University Archives occasionally receive single items, maps, drawings, individual letters or very small groupings of letters and documents. As these do not comprise fonds, they are minimally processed and described. There are many important records and documents received in this manner and researchers should not overlook them.

Fire insurance plans collection

  • 82-020
  • Collection
  • 1890-1972

This fonds consists of Fire insurance plans (mostly by Goad) for all of British Columbia, some from Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Yukon.

Charles E. Goad Company - Underwriters' Survey Bureau

Robert Lloyd Hunter collection. 1999 additions

  • 99-004
  • Collection
  • 1775-1976

This collection consists of printed Acts of the Government of Canada; guides and pamphlets of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway; and early maps, plans, and promotional brochures of locations throughout Canada.

Hunter, Robert Lloyd

Trent University vertical files

  • TUVF
  • Collection
  • 1957-2019

Collection consists of assembled files on a variety of topics, places, and people related to Trent University history. Files include news clippings, correspondence, brochures, reports, memos, policies, speeches, programs, and other records. This collection is a great place to begin research on Trent University.

Parks Canada Transcripts collection

  • 80-017
  • Collection
  • 1980

This fonds consists of photocopies of 43 interview transcripts of residents of the Trent Valley area. The interviews were conducted by Daniel Francis under contract, in 1979, to Parks Canada and focus on such themes as transportation, commerce, settlement, tourism, and resource development. They relate to the section of the Trent-Severn waterway stretching from the mouth of the Otonabee River to Bobcaygeon.

Parks Canada

Sir Samuel Hughes collection

  • 83-1014
  • Collection
  • 1900; 26 Aug. 1921

This fonds consists of one black and white photograph of the funeral parade of General Sir Sam Hughes taken on Friday August 26, 1921. It also consists of one black and white photograph of a reception and speech of Col. Sam Hughes at Lindsay, Ontario, on his return from the Boer War, on October 3, 1900.

Hughes, Samuel

Peterborough photographic collection

  • 83-1015
  • Collection
  • 1880-1937

This collection of photographs consists of the Peterborough County Council for 1925 and 1937, Margaret AnneElizabeth Rubidge which includes family information written on the back, interior of a Peterborough church and Canton #10 inPeterborough.

Peterborough miscellanea

Peterborough City photographic collection

  • 83-008
  • Collection
  • 1900-1940

This collection consists of original photographs, copy photographs, negatives and glass negatives of the City of Peterborough. Subjects such as street scenes, store fronts, churches, industries, cemeteries, the Peterborough Canoe Company and schools are included in the fonds. Most of the photographs were taken by Roy studios and used in "Peterborough Examiner" articles during the 1960's.

Miscellanea photographic collection

  • 91-1025
  • Collection
  • 1884-1979 ; (predominant 1884-1910)

This collection consists of a number of photographs which include John Butcher, sexton of St. John's Church in Peterborough. There is one photograph of his family outside their home as well as one photograph of John at age 34. There are also a number of photographs of the Hastings Lock, Healey's Falls and steam logging and boat with log boom. There is also one photograph of William Dawson's house in South Monaghan from 1910; a photograph of "Strathormond" in Peterborough and the Champion soccer team of Fairview School from around the 1970's.

Miscellaneous map collection

  • 93-008
  • Collection
  • 1817-2013

This collection consists of miscellaneous maps of Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario. The maps consist mostly of the Peterborough area and include Sir Sandford Fleming's 1846 map of Peterborough. This collection includes several Bird's Eye Views of the City of Peterborough (i.e. copies and variations)

Research papers collection

  • Collection
  • 1910-[2016?], predominant 1971-2004

Collection consists of unpublished and published research papers of a more general nature by faculty and students, particularly students in applied history classes such as HIST 475.

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