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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.

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.

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.

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

Agricultural fair prize lists collection

  • PR 6
  • 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.

Miscellaneous folded map collection

  • MFMC
  • Collection
  • 1923-1986, n.d.

Over time, the Archives has acquired numerous miscellaneous maps from many parts of Ontario and throughout Canada.

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.

Atlas Collection

  • AC
  • Collection
  • [182-?]-2000

Collection consists of various atlases, including historical atlases of the region, of townships across Ontario, and of other locations.

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

Charles Vincent Massey collection

  • 99-1005
  • Collection
  • 1921-1931

This collection consists of eleven published reports, addresses, and articles by the Honourable Vincent Massey. Topics include education, art and nationality, drama, external affairs, etc. with respect to Canada. Included also are typed notes compiled at a meeting at which Massey was present, on "Diplomatic Machinery", held in 1931.

Massey, Charles Vincent

Eugene A. Forsey collection

  • 99-1004
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1966-1967]

This collection consists of four papers written by Eugene A. Forsey: Canada, 1967, an address by Eugene Forsey given at University of Western Ontario, 26 September 1966; A "Special Status" for Quebec?, [September 12, 1967]; The Problem of "Minority" Government in Canada, n.d.; Concepts of Federalism: Some Canadian Aspects, n.d.

Forsey, Eugene A.

Phyllis White collection

  • 99-006
  • Collection
  • 1990-1997

This collection consists of research material pertaining to sailing directions in Lake Ontario in 1815-1816; a photocopy and typescript of "Captain W.F.W. Owen's journal & memoirs of the back or Northern Communication between Lakes Ontario and Huron, 1817"; and a photocopy of "Elias Smith, Loyalist, Letter Book, 1799-1800" with accompanying typed indexes. Also included is a copy of "A History of Elias Smith U.E. 1736-1820, patentee of Hope Township and Merchant of Montreal" by Phyllis White, 1990, and a copy of "Oaths of Allegiance sworn before William Willcocks, J.P. 1800-1806 and Robert Baldwin 1800-1812" compiled by Phyllis White, 1997.

White, Phyllis

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

Reverend Vincent Clementi collection

  • 98-1000
  • Collection
  • 1860-1932

These documents pertain to property in the city of Peterborough (lot 8 on the north side of Townsend Street and on the south side of Dalhousie Street west of Aylmer St.) once owned by Reverend Vincent Clementi. They consist of deeds, mortgages, and include the will of Clementi and his wife Elizabeth. Grantors and mortgage holders include James Hall Sheriff, Allan Macdougall, J.D. Collins, George Barlee, Thomas and Jane Fairbairn, R. Boucher, Katherine Dennistoun, G. Stevenson, H.C. Rogers. Clementi bought the property in 1874.

Clementi, Reverend Vincent

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

Cole Collection of Morton Lecture materials

  • 98-007
  • Collection
  • 1898-1986

This collection consists of materials relating to Trent University's Morton Lecture Series, including the inaugural lecture with dinner hosted by the Governor General of Ontario in 1982. Also included is a report on the civil rights of the native population in Ontario (1954), a calendar of Victoria University (1989), a University of Toronto development publication, and correspondence, etc. of the Trent University .02 club.

Cole, Jean Murray

Reid family photographs

  • 97-1034
  • Collection
  • [1997?]

This accession consists of copy photographs, several of which are of originals in the Reid family photograph album and date from the 1840's to 1900's. One is of the Robert Henry "Harry" Devinish Reid family accompanied by an identification sheet with vital statistics for each member. Included also is a set of ten copy photographs of three generations of the Reid family. This set is accompanied by a family chart providing statistics for those listed.

Reid family

Peterborough Bikeways collection

  • 97-1033
  • Collection
  • 1975-1976

This collection consists of copies of the agendas and minutes of the first eight meetings of the Steering Committee on Bikeways. Also included are a 1975 Peterborough Bikeway Report (which includes a proposed bicycle trail map), correspondence, etc.

Peterborough Bikeways

Margaret Van Every collection

  • 97-1032
  • Collection
  • 1923-1982

This collection consists of six published articles and booklets relating to Mary Northway, W.E. Blatz, the Brora Centre and child psychology. It also consists of two photographs, one of Taylor Statten at Camp Ahmek in 1929, and one of Camp Ahmek council members in 1923, with accompanying key to names. Also included is a share certificate issued to Marian Gibson by John Northway and Son, Limited, and 1982 reminiscences of Mary Northway of her days at Glen Bernard Camp.

Van Every, Margaret

Harold Reid collection

  • 97-1029
  • Collection
  • 1880-1997

This collection consists of a ledger dated 1880-1905 created by Robert Henry Reid which records transactions for goods sold or services exchanged for goods. The merchandise involved appears to be that of a general store or farm supply depot. Also included is a journal (and typescript) created by Frederick Reid describing his move west from Ontario to Edmonton between 1907 and 1909. A biographical note about Fred by his son is included at the end. Collection also includes a letter to Harold A. Reid from Florence Reid and two copy photographs: one of Fred and Louise Reid, 1949 and one of the school house which Frederick Reid attended, 1946.

Reid, Harold

John R. Marshall collection

  • 97-1025
  • Collection
  • [192?]; 1952

This collection consists of a photograph of John R. Marshall, possibly in his late 30s or early 40s, and newspaper clipping memorials to Marshall at the time of his death in April 1952.

Marshall, John R.

Norman R. McBain collection

  • 97-1018
  • Collection
  • 1876; [198-?]

This collection consists of a number of articles written by Norman McBain about families in Cavan and about topics of interest in the Cavan area, i.e. inns, taxes, schools, etc. It also includes the following: an article by E.S. Clarry on an 1821 petition to the King regarding voting rights; a bylaw re taverns; the history of Fairmount Church and Methodist givings; an 1896 ballot for Cavan officers; a clipping re George Berry; a list of Overseers of Highways, fence viewers, etc.; an audited financial statement of Cavan for 1875; a newspaper report of Cavan Council business; an invoice re sidewalks; notes on Cavan town hall; and several pages of original hand-written notes re persons holding various offices in Cavan. Also included are copies of clippings re Cavan Blazers, school graduation results, etc.

McBain, Norman R.

Preston family marriage documents collection

  • 97-1012
  • Collection
  • 1868; 1880

This collection consists of two marriage certificates. One is a handwritten certificate documenting the marriage of Charles Luduc and Sarah Walton, officiated by Pastor Michael [Tunlin], and dated 21 January 1868 at Cobourg. The other is a standard printed certificate, dated 28 February 1880 in Peterborough, and documenting the marriage of William Storms and Emma Preston. There is one family name in common on the two documents: Preston.

Preston family

Puget Sound Agricultural Society collection

  • 97-1009
  • Collection
  • [1912?], 1994

This collection consists of a copy of the pamphlet "Deed of Settlement of Pugets Sound Agricultural Society" [printed in 1912], a photocopy of pages of an article with the title "Exile in the Wilderness" by Jean Murray Cole, University of Washington Press, 1979, which refers to this Society, and a letter dated January 6, 1994 from Anne Morton to Hugh Anson-Cartwright with enclosures which establish the date of printing of the pamphlet as approximately 1912.

Puget Sound Agricultural Society

Joseph Powadiuk collection

  • 97-022
  • Collection
  • 1811-1976

This collection consists of an eclectic assortment of documents and papers pertaining to many parts of Canada including 3 documents prepared by Powadiuk for the government, 2 of which concern native peoples; 10 prints of 19th century personalities; 1905 map of the Niagara River; papers re Indian-Eskimo Association; deeds, mortgages and trust documents from Huron and Bruce Counties; Niagara peninsula documents including Hugh Alexander's account book; Lord Selkirk letter dated 1837; Charles G.D. Roberts letter dated 1892; notes on the inception of "Evangeline." A major element in the collection relates to Mr. James Ross of East Hawkesbury, stone mason and merchant and his family. The Ross quarry appears to have supplied stone for the Carillon lock and for Fort Henry. The family was involved in the East Hawkesbury school for 2 decades.

Powadiuk, Joseph

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