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Mrs. S.G. Wilson photograph album

  • 77-1000
  • Item
  • 1913-1931

This item is a notebook containing photographs of the Wilson family, King Street, Cobourg. Some photographs were taken in Regina, Saskatchewan. Almost every photograph is identified by subject and photographer, and a few are also dated.

Wilson, Mrs. S.G.

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

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.

Hambletonian Stallion "Boxer" broadside

  • 89-1036
  • Item
  • 1889

This item is a broadside advertising stud services of the Hambletonian Stallion "Boxer" from Springville. On the front part of the page is a description of the stallion and the dates of what towns he will be going to and when. On the back of the page is a tabulated pedigree chart.

Hambletonian Stallion "Boxer"

Archivia fonds

  • 97-1030
  • Item

These CD-ROMs contain the following databases: Archivia 2 contains three databases of selected holdings of the Library and Archives Canada; Archivia Aboriginal Peoples contains eight databases of finding aids for selected records held by the Library and Archives Canada pertaining to Aboriginal peoples; and, Archivia Colonial Archives contains general and detailed descriptions of documents belonging to archival fonds pertaining to French and British colonial periods, and selected records from the archives of the Catholic Church.

Archivia

Sir William P. Howland autobiography

  • 77-1020
  • Item
  • Photocopied [before 1977]

This item is a copy of an autobiography of Hon. Sir William Howland as dictated by him in 1906, with 12 appendices and a family tree. Topics covered include Confederation, Red River Colony 1857-58, militia matters, Reciprocity Treaty negotiations of 1865, Reform party politics and separate schools.

Howland, William P.

Receipt for general expenses of the colony of Quebec in New France

  • 75-1020
  • Item
  • 1 Oct. 1757

This item is a bill/receipt that was issued on October 1st, 1757 and payable on August 27, 1759 for 900 pounds (livres). The money was to go pay for the general expenses of the colony at Quebec. The document was issued by Monsieur de Boullougne, chief-treasurer or paymaster for the colonies. It was signed in Paris by Boullougne, by the Intendant de la nouvelle France and a witness.

Moscrip, Allan & Company ledger

  • 01-1022
  • Item
  • 1853-1867

Fonds consists of one ledger identified as having belonged to Moscrip, Allan & Company. The business sold hardware, machinery, and farm equipment, and repaired same. Some customers were contractors, blacksmiths, wagoners; addresses of customers were Hamilton Township, Cobourg, Oshawa, Peterborough, Port Hope, and Bowmanville. Some business was carried on with schooners. Other customers included Dr. Gilchrist; Thomas Trail [Traill]; Cobourg-Peterborough Distillery; Ontario Distillery; Cobourg, Peterborough & Marmora Railway and Mining Co.; R.A. Waddell, Sheriff; and merchants and farmers. Accounts for 1867 listed Trustees of Common Schools with charges for two school bells. The ledger includes an index.

Moscrip, Allan & Company

Victoria Museum jubilee poster

  • 89-1058
  • Item
  • 22 June 1897

This item is a poster asking people for donations of artifacts for the planned Victoria Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.

Victoria Museum

John Huston letters

  • 77-1021
  • Item
  • Photocopied [before 1977]

This fonds consists of photocopies of letters relating to the survey of Verulam Township including a letter of complaint from John Langton to Thomas Parkes regarding errors that were made in the survey; and letters from Huston to Peter Robinson and John Macaulay explaining how the errors were made. There is also a letter of recommendation from G. Boulton to Thomas Ridout recommending John Huston for his surveyor's licence on October 23, 1820.

Huston, John

Hugh Atwood collection of Catharine Parr Traill notes

  • 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

Dr. M.S. Boyle account book

  • 89-1020
  • Item
  • 1885-1894

This item is an account book, covering the period from 1885 to 1894 which belonged to Dr. M.S. Boyle of Bowmanville, Ontario.

Boyle, M.S.

Beavermead Park land document

  • 97-1024
  • Item
  • [1986]

This item is a 4-page photocopy of an 1869 deed of land of property on the east shore of Little Lake, Peterborough, now known as Beavermead Park, which indicates that the land was once owned by Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. The property at the time of his ownership was valued at $310.00.

Beavermead Park

Peterborough Lift Lock Opening photograph

  • 83-1017
  • Item
  • 9 July 1904

This photograph is of the opening of the hydraulic lift lock on the Trent Canal at Peterborough, Ontario, July 9, 1904.

Peterborough Lift Lock

Otonabee Township land document

  • 04-1015
  • Item
  • [18-]

Item is an undated land document and attached hand-drawn plan for Lot 26, Concession 12 in Otonabee Township. The reverse side of the plan has the inscription, "Campbell to Fraser."

Otonabee Township

The Cunning Man: A Novel manuscript proofs

  • 04-1014
  • Item
  • 1994

Item consists of the uncorrected manuscript proofs of The Cunning Man: A Novel written by Robertson Davies (1913-1995), and published in 1994 by McClelland & Stewart Inc.

Report and diary of Burleigh Road survey / performed by James W. Fitzgerald P.L.S.

  • 77-1015
  • Item
  • Transcribed and photocopied [before 1977]

This fonds consists of typescript and photocopies of the report and diary of the survey of the Burleigh Road performed by James W. Fitzgerald, Provincial Land Surveyor, during the winter of 1860-1861.

Report and diary of Burleigh Road survey / performed by James W. Fitzgerald P.L.S.

Property Deeds textbook

  • 04-1010
  • Item
  • 1820; 1824

Item consists of a bound volume of both published and handwritten pages. The published title page reads as follows: "Practical points, or, maxims in conveyancing, drawn from the daily experience of a very extensive practice, by a late eminent conveyancer, Mr. Bradley, to which are added, critical observations on the various and essential parts of a deed. By the Late J. Ritson, Esq, second edition, corrected, London, 1820." Several published pages are interspersed throughout the hand-written pages and are bound together with them. The name Chas. Avery Moore (May 1824) appears a few times near the beginning of the volume, as does the name W.H.I. Vizard. The hand-written pages are an excellent example of exemplary penmanship.

Presenting the Fathers of Confederation, 1867, photograph

  • 83-1013
  • Item
  • 1 July 1927

This is a photograph of Peterborough residents representing the Fathers of Confederation during the town's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, July 1st, 1927. The names of the actors in the photograph are portrayed at the bottom of the photograph as well as the name of the person they were portraying.

Fathers of Confederation

Peterborough Post Office photograph

  • 91-1014
  • Item
  • 1980

This item is a photocopy of a newsprint photograph and news article as well as research proposing to establish the date that the early post office acquired its tower and bell.

Peterborough Post Office

Hueston family letters

  • 01-1010
  • Item
  • 1918-1919

Fonds consists of 3 letters written to Wilfrid M. Hueston, Maria and Willie [Hueston], and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hueston, of Thorndale, Ontario in 1918 and 1919. The letters refer to the influenza pandemic of 1917, and World War I.

Hueston family

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