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James Mitchell journal
69-1000 · Item · 1825

This item is a journal which was kept by James Mitchell while on a tour of Niagara Falls in 1825.

Mitchell, James
89-1019 · Fonds · 1827-1844

This item is a scrapbook containing assorted clippings from between 1827 and 1844. Many of the clippings are about temperance and religious matters. The scrapbook is made from a copy of the Appendix to the Journal of Assembly, Upper Canada, Session 1839-40, Vol. 1, Part 2.

88-025 · Collection · 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.

John Miller scrapbook
71-1001 · Item · 1882-1890

This item is a scrapbook containing Victorian magazine clippings, newspaper clippings, receipts from a trip to Europe in 1885, clippings regarding John Miller's student days at Queen's University from 1882 to 1886, concert and theatre programs from Lindsay, Kingston, Peterborough (including ventriloquist and mind reading events), London, England theatre programs and newspaper clippings regarding a murder trial heard in Woodstock, Ontario, 1890.

Miller, John
89-1044 · Collection · 1892

This collection consists of coupons from the Gummed Address Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Gummed Address Company
F.W. Hilshaw notebook
89-1021 · Item · 1895

This item is a notebook which belonged to F.W. Hilshaw, Churchfield House, Halton, near Runcorn in Cheshire. It contains schoolwork, newspaper clippings, accounts and recipes.

Hilshaw, F.W.
97-1022 · Item · 1897-1899

Collection consists of three personal notes written by Catharine Parr Traill to her grand-niece, Agnes Le Fenore. One is a two part card with the cover illustrated with cutout images of a dog and a butterfly along with a wisp of moss glued to the surface. The second part of the card is a warm salutation to Agnes and her family. The date is 24 December 1897. The second item, dated 12 May, is a note of thanks to Agnes for obtaining a cape [and cap?] for her, and also refers to fatigue and the problem of swelling feet. The third item is a letter written 1 April 1899 to "G Niece A F" [Agnes] sending belated sympathy for two in hospital and describing in some detail Traill's own plight, and the care offered by Kate and Katie.

Traill, Catharine Parr
Fair family photograph album
89-1035 · Item · [between 1880 and 1900]

This item is a leather-bound photograph album containing photographs and tintypes. Some of the photographs are identified.

Fair family
91-1028 · Collection · 1900-1901

This collection of small broadsides consists of a Grand Trunk flyer regarding the fares to the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition in 1901; an Orangeville Methodist Church broadside advertising a concert with Myrtel Tellessen Cooke from 1900; and a broadside for the King George Theatre in Cobourg, Ontario, advertising the film "Avenger" which aired before 1920.

Nimmo family fonds
89-1023 · Fonds · 1860-1908

This fonds consists of three notebooks which belonged to various members of the Nimmo family. The notebook belonging to Robert Davidson Nimmo holds accounts from 1860 to 1865. The notebook belonging to T.J. Nimmo contains recipes for tanning and taxidermy, circa 1893. There is an account book belonging to Mrs. R. Nimmo dating from 1898 to 1906 and a diary of A.R.M. Nimmo from 1908.

Nimmo family
Elsie Ross diaries
75-1000 · Item · 1911-1912

The first item is a diary of historical places in Paris, France, written from November 1911 to July 1912. It includes postcards of historically interesting buildings and notations regarding the use of the buildings and their origins. The second item is a diary of art history, written from February to July 1912. It includes postcards of works of art and notations relating to the history of art.

Ross, Elsie
Mary Tuer diary
75-1001 · Item · 2 July 1914-4 Sept. 1914

This item is a diary of a European tour from 2 July to 4 September 1914, and of boat trip aboard the SS Megantic (Montreal, Quebec, to Liverpool, England). There are also passenger lists, menus, and postcards included in the diary. The diary has some references to the outbreak of World War I, and the removal of British subjects from the continent. There is also one piece of correspondence included dated 6 September 1914. The diary chronicles a tour through England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland.

Tuer, Mary
76-1007 · Item · 1913-1915

This item is a small notebook containing local baseball scores and list of team members, 1913-1915. Arthur Bailey was the catcher for the Mount Pleasant team. There are also records of the Ontario Hockey Association and professional hockey, 1914-1915, including lists of players, game summaries and scores.

Bailey, Arthur B.
Expense books fonds
89-1034 · Fonds · 1885-1915

This fonds consists of four expense books. One book contains a price list for assorted household items listed in alphabetical order from 1912 to 1915. Another book covers someone's personal expenses from 1887 to 1889. The third book covers someone's accounts from 1912 to 1915. The fourth book has a few expenses in it but it is mostly a handwritten English to French phase translation book with accompanying letters from an agency which placed governesses.

89-1005 · Fonds · 1870-1916

This fonds consists of 59 photographs and 16 tintypes, (mostly unidentified), and one scrapbook with a number of original artwork pieces including two paintings on leave.

Proctor photographic and artwork
89-1054 · Item · 1923

This item is a programme used by the Royal Arthur Lodge for an installation banquet at the Masonic Hall in Peterborough in 1923.

Masonic Hall
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.

Van Buren photographic fonds
86-021 · Fonds · [ca. 1930]

This fonds consists of 46 photographs of a trip through Europe and North Africa circa 1930.

Van Buren, B.K.
04-016 · Fonds · 1904-1931

Collection consists of greeting cards, humorous postcards, and postcards portraying places in Canada, U.S.A., and the U.K. Some of the humorous postcards depict social concerns of the time, such as the women's suffragette movement and WWI. Several of the cards were posted to people in Yorkshire, England and in Markham and Milliken, Ontario.

89-1003 · Fonds · 1927-1937

This item is a guest book from the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Squire, 1927. It also contains entries upon the occasion of Mrs. Squire's 75th birthday in 1932 and the sixtieth wedding anniversary in 1937.

Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. A.G.
Arthur G. Racey fonds
96-003 · Fonds · 1899-1941

This fonds consists of approximately 843 original cartoons by A.G. Racey covering a wide range of subjects. Due to the universal nature of his cartoons, Racey gained international recognition and his works were reproduced in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. A file list and descriptions of the cartoons, including dates where known, is available below.

Racey, Arthur G.
Lakeland Kennels fonds
97-1021 · Fonds · [1948]

This fonds consists of two items: a poster with white and red lettering on a blue background, advertising English Bulldog puppies for sale at Lakeland Kennels in Bewdley, Ontario, proprietors H.J. and Mrs. Goss; and a 1948 certificate naming "Lakeland Lucky Ace" a champion, by the Canadian Kennel Club.

Lakeland Kennels
Lionel Rubinoff fonds
82-004 · Fonds · 1944-1951

This fonds consists of scripts of plays presented mostly on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio between 1944 and 1951 which were collected by Professor Lionel Rubinoff.

Rubinoff, Lionel
80-003 · Fonds · 1914-1952

The fonds consists of concert and theatre programs from Millbrook, Ontario; World War I materials including prisoner-of-war post cards, and photographs; and theatre programs, menus and other material relating to entertainments which allied prisoners in German war camps devised for their own amusement and which were collected by Lieutenant W.E. Massey-Cooke.

Massey-Cooke, W.E.