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Bessie Taylor fonds

  • 08-003
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1977

Fonds consists of detailed household financial records kept by Bessie Taylor of Brighton, Ontario after the death of her husband. The records date 1955 to 1977 and are recorded in 11 notebooks. Also included is a handwritten notebook of several stories with religious themes.

Taylor, Bessie

Gladys G. Stacey fonds

  • 15-011
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1880s-2014

Fonds consists of binders, notebooks, and scrapbooks pertaining to the life and career of Gladys G. Stacey. Included are Stacey's manuscripts, published articles, paintings, and sketches. Also included are family genealogical records; photographs; newspaper clippings; copies of family diaries and diary pages; correspondence; articles by Frederick Stacey; financial records; military records of Stacey children; personal family documents (i.e. passport, birth and death certificates, diplomas, etc.). Included as well are publications containing information about the Stacey and Devlin families.

Stacey, Gladys G.

Katherine E. Wallis fonds

  • 69-002
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1956

The fonds is in eight bound volumes and consists of letters, newspaper clippings, photographs, diaries, poetry, sketch books, accounts and a typewritten unpublished autobiography.

Wallis, Katherine E.

Reverend Robert Brooking fonds

  • 77-021
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied and transcribed [between 1957 and 1977], 1894

The fonds consists of photocopies and typescripts of correspondence and journals of Reverend Robert Brooking and his wife Elizabeth relating to his service as a missionary in Africa, in Canada West and in the Hudson's Bay Territory. Also included are reports of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, 1851-1857. Some of the items relate to the Hiawatha and Rama Reserves, and Norway House. The original records date from 1839 to 1879.

Brooking, Robert

Blodwen Davies fonds

  • 91-001
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1968

This fonds consists of research material, manuscripts, published articles and correspondence of Blodwen Davies with the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the National Museum.

Davies, Blodwen

Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational Institute fonds

  • PR 624
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1977, 1991, 2002

This fonds consists of 58 volumes of the Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School yearbook called "The Echoes"; 2 Minute Books for the Girls' Athletic Association from 1908 to 1923; 13 scattered volumes of "Commencement Exercises" between 1937 and 1951; and 1 volume of "Reports of the Business Board of the Collegiate Echoes of the P.C.I." dated 1916-1918. Additional materials were donated by Dr. Fern Rahmel in 2002 on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of P.C.V.S.

Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational Institute

Susanna Moodie fonds

  • PR 515
  • Fonds
  • 1852, [187-?]

Fonds consists of two letters and 5 watercolour paintings. One letter is from Susanna Moodie to Mrs. Katie Vickery, Susanna Moodie's daughter, which is undated. The second letter is from Moodie's her publisher in England congratulating her upon the success of Roughing it in the Bush and enclosing a contract for a subsequent book entitled _Mark Huddleston. The watercolour paintings are by Susanna Moodie and all depict flowers.

Moodie, Susanna

Boyd family fonds

  • 88-011
  • Fonds
  • 1857-1982

This fonds consists of records encompasing three generations of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon. The fonds has been divided into the following series: photographs and glass negatives; Reverend Henry C. Avant; Mossom Boyd; Mossom Martin Boyd (Mossie); Lillian de Grassi Boyd; the De Grassi papers which are records of Dr. Alex De Grassi, Lillian Boyd's father, a physician from Lindsay, Upper Canada; Gardiner Cust Boyd; Mildred Boyd; Winnett (Brownie) Boyd; Laurence Chadwick Boyd; Mossom de Grassi Boyd; A. Sheila Boyd; stamps; artifacts; business which deals with the Boyds interests in lumbering; agricultural papers which deal with the Boyd's farming interests in buffalo and cattle; and, estate papers. The strength of this fonds lies in its completeness. Nothing was thrown away and there are grocery lists, laundry lists, staff salary books, furniture receipts, party and wedding invitations, school report cards, ship and railway timetables, diaries and approximately 20,000 pieces of correspondence. This has resulted in a remarkable record of a large household from the 1880s to the 1980s and an invaluable source for social and business historians.

Boyd family

Bury's Green Women's Institute collection

  • 01-011
  • Collection
  • 1904-1996

Collection consists of three pamphlets, "Our Own Cookbook" / by the East Victoria Women's Institute, 1905, "Pioneer Gleanings from Verulam, 1867-1967" / by T.H. Martin, and "Bury's Green Branch of the Women's Institute, 1953-1993". Also included are items which were removed from a scrapbook: seven photographs, brochures, and several newspaper clippings relating to Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, and Bury's Green, Ontario, 1961, 1984-1994. The photographs include Women's Institute members such as Nan McGhee, Phyllis Fell, Esther Humphries, Laura Flett, Mrs. Tiers, Clara Flett, and Grace Barker; also included are photos of Sherry L. Telford and Kim Chambers during the Olympic Torch Run, 1988. This collection also consists of a scrapbook entitled "Tweedsmuir History: Bury's Green Branch Women's Institute". Enclosed in it are approximately 70 photographs, a history of Bury's Green branch of the Women's Institute, maps, brochures, correspondence, historical accounts, and memorabilia, n.d. This collection also consists of research material for the Tweedsmuir History; Hand Books for the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario, 1949, 1971, 1983, and 1987; notebooks containing reports on the Tweedsmuir History, on Historical Research and Cultural Events, and on Education and Cultural Activities, 1953-1987; programs dated 1953-54 through 1993-94; 100th anniversary materials; and correspondence and brochures relating to an award given to a student at Fenelon Falls Secondary School, 1996.

Bury's Green Women's Institute

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds

  • 10-008
  • Fonds
  • 1943-2007

Fonds consists of records related to the Beta Sigma Phi of Peterborough, Ontario. Correspondence, minutes, notes, membership lists, treasurer reports, photographs, and newspaper clippings pertaining to the Area Council, the Laureate Delta Beta chapter, the Delta Chi chapter, the Epsilon Mu chapter, and the Xi Iota chapter are included. Also included are 13 photographs of inaugural activities of the Peterborough Beta Sigma Phi in the 1940s.

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario)

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. Additions

  • 16-004
  • Fonds
  • 1955-2009

Fonds consists of 17 scrapbooks and albums of materials pertaining to Peterborough’s Beta Sigma Phi and local sorority chapters. Included are photographs, greeting cards, invitations, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario)

Preceptor Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds

  • 07-005
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2007

This fonds consists of meeting minutes, correspondence, membership records, scrapbooks, photographs, and issues of Hi Phi Record.

Preceptor Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

Linden Hall fonds

  • 89-008
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1969]

This fonds consists of one photograph album, dating from around 1910 to the 1960's. There are assorted programmes and flyers, mostly from Middlebury College, Vermont and this includes programmes for the Coronations of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Also included in the fonds is a 1924 newsletter for Franklin Square House (Girls' Home) and the "Second Book of Verse" by Betsey Buttles with some loose greeting cards and poems.

Hall, Linden

Leggott family fonds

  • 12-006
  • Fonds
  • 1863 - 1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Leggott family of Lakefield Ontario.

Leggott family

Stewart-Dunlop fonds

  • 94-007
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [between 1994 and 1995]

This fonds consists of photocopied correspondence of the Stewart and Dunlop families. Most of the letters are to Ellen Dunlop (daughter of Frances Browne Stewart) from Frances Stewart, Catharine Parr Traill and Harriet Beaufort as well as James Wallis. Also included is a Stewart family tree.

Campbell family fonds

  • 88-017
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1929

This fonds consists of five bound volumes relating to activities of the Campbell family of Keene, Ontario. There are ledgers, diaries and a scrapbook which date from 1862 to 1929.

This fonds represents many different members of the Campbell family of Keene and their interests. The scrapbook was composed by Isabelle Fulton Miller Campbell, daughter of Isabella Brownlie Miller and James Miller, and deals with different areas of interest to her. The two diaries, written by Isabelle Fulton Miller Campbell, deal with every day life and reflect how a number of people lived during the time period covered by the diaries. There is a business ledger of William Campbell who was a tailor in Keene and he also appears to be responsible as an executor for people's estates including his mother's. There is also a day book from a Keene grocery store which lists what the Campbells and other people in the Village of Keene purchased.

Campbell family

Pengelley family fonds.

  • 70-001
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1840; 1940-1941; 2017

The fonds consists of the diaries of Harriet Pengelley (1835-1836), Robert Pengelley (1835), and A.E. Marguerite (Rita) Pengelley (1940-1941); correspondence; sketchbooks (1829-1830); drawings; and photographs. In 1994, an addition was made to the fonds which included a photocopy of a diary of Robert Pengelley (1837-1840) and textual records regarding the Pengelley family. In 2018, an addition of Pengelley family genealogical information was received.

Pengelley family

Kathleen Bowley fonds

  • 20-008
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1900-2010

Fonds is comprised of photographs, letters, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings and historical research notes related to the life of Kathleen Richmond Barclay Bowley. Much of the fonds relates to Bowley’s interest and experience in the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service and her participation in the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Peterborough Club. Also included are dozens of Barclay family ancestral letters.

Bowley, Kathleen

Fern Rahmel fonds

  • 88-003
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1975

This fonds consists of correspondence, radio scripts for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, book reviews and other written records by Fern Rahmel.

Rahmel, Fern

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario) fonds. Additions

  • 13-001
  • Fonds
  • 1996-2005

Fonds consists of four albums of materials related to the Beta Sigma Phi of Peterborough, Ontario. Materials are dated 1996-2005 and include photographs, greeting cards, invitations, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. The four albums are covered and decorated in cloth design; three are titled Xi Delta Nu and one is titled Beta Sigma Phi.

Beta Sigma Phi (Peterborough, Ontario)

Margaret Love Bird fonds

  • 95-1002
  • Item
  • Photocopied [between 1993 and 1995]

This item is a 26-page photocopy of typescript of a letter of reminiscence written in 1910 by Margaret Bird, of Peterborough, Ontario, when she was an elderly woman. It tells of her abuse at the hands of her husband including one attempt to poison her. It describes her difficult life in late nineteenth-century Peterborough.

Bird, Margaret Love

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

  • 97-006
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2000

This fonds consists of programmes, annual reports, a memorial certificate for the 90th anniversary of the Lyceum Club and signed by Peter Adams, photos of club events and award winners, etc., administrative papers, a scrapbook, and Rug Group log books.

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough fonds. Additions

  • 10-009
  • Fonds
  • 1947-2017

This fonds consists of programmes, rules and regulations, membership records, annual reports, minutes, photographs, correspondence and research material of the Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough.

Lyceum Club and Women's Art Association of Peterborough

Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW fonds

  • 20-009
  • Fonds
  • 1911; 1962-2012

Fonds is comprised of annual reports, historical accounts, photographs, newspaper clippings, programs and membership lists of Shining Waters Presbyterial UCW.

Shining Waters Presbyterial United Church Women

Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi fonds

  • 10-003
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1998

Fonds consists of five photograph albums related to the activities of the Peterborough area Xi-Iota Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi. The albums are dated 1987-1988, 1988-1989, 1995-1996, 1997, and 1997-1998.

Xi-Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

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