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W.T.C. Boyd fonds

  • 01-019
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1917

Fonds consists of 27 diaries of William Thornton Cust Boyd dated 1878 through 1917. Five of the diaries, 1884-1888, include financial records. The diaries recount the private and public life of Boyd, and include references to his wife, Meta, and their children, and social activities with family and friends including boating excursions and picnics. He refers throughout to Richard Birdsall Rogers (1857-1927), superintending engineer of the Peterborough Lift Lock, in social and business terms, and the two often conduct business relating to the Trent Valley Canal. Activities which Boyd participated in regularly include yachting and boating (on the "Calumet", "Ogemah", and "Ajax"), curling, hunting, gardening, tree planting, playing cards, skating, canoeing, and attending the theatre. He recounts details of the illnesses, deaths and funerals of acquaintances and family members, including his step-brother, Mossom (Mossie) Martin Boyd. Boyd recounts in detail the building of his house by John E. Belcher ([184-]-1915), architect, civil engineer, and surveyor. This house is now operated as Case Manor Nursing Home. The diaries speak of local and federal politics, World War I, and the activities of the church. They also detail the activities of the Lindsay, Bobcaygeon and Pontypool Railway Company, the Trent Valley Navigation Steamship Company, and the day-to-day operation of the family lumbering and cattle/buffalo enterprises.

Boyd, W.T.C.

Patrick Daniel collection

  • 02-018
  • Fonds
  • 1984-2000

Collection consists of pamphlets, flyers, newsletters, and government reports regarding agricultural policy, issues, and regulations, especially pertaining to the Durham County region. Subjects include soil conditions, pesticide and herbicide use, etc.

Daniel, Patrick

W.T.C. Boyd fonds. 2004 additions

  • 04-011
  • Fonds
  • [183-?]-[188-?]; 1918; 1983

Fonds consists of the wills of W.T.C. Boyd and Ida Lillian Boyd, with attached deed of Laurence Chadwick Boyd. Also included are several Boyd family photographs and one portrait. One of the albums has a photograph of Anne Langton, pioneer artist and teacher who settled in the Sturgeon Lake area, and whose journals have been published.

Boyd, W.T.C.

George Stevens advertisements

  • 05-1007
  • Fonds
  • 194?

Items include two George Stevens flyers and one envelope that advertise the export of Canadian unleached hardwood ashes, to be used as plant food.

Stevens, George

Rosemary McConkey collection

  • 08-020
  • Collection
  • 1962-1965

This collection consists of 278 slides taken by Rosemary McConkey during her work as a nutritionist in Malaya (1962) and in Nigeria (1965). McConkey was part of a team of medical personnel and scientists from the University of Ohio who undertook surveys of nutritional needs in these two areas. McConkey has supplied a detailed listing of the slides (below) and has also included a 45 r.p.m. recording of the national anthem of Malaya "Negara Ku,", six books relating to the two areas and a map of Malaya. A complete listing of all slides prepared by Rosemary McConkey is available in the Reading Room

McConkey, Rosemary

Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns fonds

  • 11-003
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1958; 2009

Fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts related to the life of Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns.

Box includes the following files:

  1. Biography of Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns, prepared by Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns, 2011
  2. Letters written by Mörzer Bruyns, and letters written to him by family members, including his second wife, Agnes, 1926-1955
  3. Newspaper articles written by and about Mörzer Bruyns, [1927-1958]
  4. Typescripts and published articles written by Mörzer Bruyns

Mörzer Bruyns, Alexander Geerardt

Orgill family collection

  • 11-008
  • Collection
  • ca. 1888-1910

Collection consists of nine Boyd family photograph albums, 14 glass plate negatives, and several strip negatives. The images depict the lives and activities of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon, Ontario, and include lumbering scenes, Trent Canal steamboats, buffalo/Hereford animals, and travel excursions. Also included are three "Gypsy" photographs (Peterborough, 1909), and photographs of winter sporting activities. Several photographs depict family members; many are unidentified. Also included in this collection are copies of the wills of WT.C. Boyd and Mossom Boyd.

Orgill family

Rosemary McConkey collection. 2012 additions

  • 12-002
  • Collection
  • 1825-1994

Collection consists of an inventory of land locations for early settlers and inhabitants of Ops Township from the initial survey of the township in 1825 to 1872. It includes census information and assessments of households, various voter's lists, many Ops Township documents and one map for the 1839 Assessment Roll. The collection also includes a variety of cookbooks, recipes, food preparation manuals for specific cooking devices, and research notes.

McConkey, Rosemary

Nill family fonds

  • 12-011
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1940

Fonds consists of correspondence, tax receipts, pamphlets, and invitations found in a home purchased by Martha Hendriks in 2001. The home is located at 1202 Morton Line, Cavan, Ontario and was owned previously by a farmer named Daniel Nill (1915-[1985]). Included are letters written by Frances [ ], New York, to Daniel Nill between 1933 and 1940. Also included are letters, agreements, pamphlets, etc. associated with John Mason, William Mason, Orlie Mason, and G.A. Mason. These items are dated between 1886 and 1915.

Nill family

Sidney Bellingham fonds

  • 69-1003
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1827

This fonds consists of typewritten transcripts of some of the pages of from the Memoirs of Sidney Bellingham which relate to his experiences and thoughts of life in the pioneer days.

Bellingham, Sidney

George Campbell fonds

  • 72-1000
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1874

The fonds consists of photocopies of letters to George Campbell, mostly from Alex. and James Campbell from Manitoba, outlining working and living conditions in the aftermath of the Red River Rebellion. The letters contain comments on the ethnic nature of the population, farming prospects, and the election riot of November 1871. The letters were written between October 30, 1870 and October 5, 1874.

Campbell, George

T.D. Johnston scrapbook

  • 75-1002
  • Item
  • 1923-1924

This item is a scrapbook of clippings compiled by T. Eversfield (27 Paton Road), on Ontario politics; the United Farmers of Ontario government, hydro, agriculture, public accounts, labor, elections and other items. There is a brief subject index at the beginning of the scrapbook.

Johnston, T.D.

Gavin A. Gibson fonds

  • 76-010
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1914

The fonds consists of an account book of the general store of G.A. Gibson, Kent Street in Lindsay, Ontario for the period of May 1888 to December 1888; four diaries, May 1898 to July 1906, in which Gibson records the chores performed daily by himself and his family as well as money received (for the sale of produce) and money spent. The fonds also contains one additional diary, January 1910 to April 1914, which records chores and events on the farm. It is possible that the diary was written by Gibson's wife, Alice, but written as if Gibson had written it himself.

Gibson, Gavin A.

Smith Township Agricultural Society minute book

  • 76-013
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1904

This item is a minute book of the Agricultural Society of the Township of Smith. This item includes minutes of meetings from January 1855 to October 1904; lists of officers; lists of successful competitors at agricultural shows; and broadsides advertising agricultural shows. The book contains (pasted to the inside back cover) a letter dated May 11, 1887 from A. Blue of the Ontario Department of Agriculture who acknowledges that the Smith, Ennismore and Lakefield Agricultural Society has been duly recognized and incorporated. Reference is made to a certificate from the West Peterborough Electoral District [Agricultural] Society recognizing the Smith Township society.

Smith Township Agricultural Society

Gabriel Switzer account book

  • 76-1010
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1884

This item is an account book of Gabriel Switzer showing expenses and money received from 1883 to 1884. Also included is a list of officers and directors of the Emily Branch Agricultural Society, 1876.

Switzer, Gabriel

Canada West. 1851 and 1861 Peterborough County Census

  • 77-028
  • Fonds
  • 2 Nov. 1970

The microfilms are copies of the 1851 and 1861 decennial nominal census for Peterborough County and parts of Prescott and Prince Edward Counties. Also included (reel 4) is the 1851 census for the Townships of Minden, Stanhope, and Dysart. Genealogical resource.

Canada. 1871 Peterborough County Census

  • 77-029
  • Fonds
  • 15 Dec. 1975

The microfilms are copies of the decennial nominal census for Peterborough County from 1871. The microfilm also includes census records for parts of Northumberland East, Prince Edward and Hastings Counties. Genealogical resource.

Emmett F. Sheehy fonds

  • 77-1011
  • Fonds
  • 1852, 1931-1939

The fonds consists of correspondence received by Emmett Sheehy relating to cases of various prisoners in which Sheehy was interested and to the sale of Canadian wheat to Britain, from 1931 to 1939. Correspondents include W.L. Mackenzie King, Mitchell Hepburn, Maurice Dupre and Hugh Guthrie. Also included is a crown land grant to Joseph Aiott, Smith Township, 1852.

Sheehy, Emmett F.

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

Trotter family photographic fonds

  • 81-016
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1913

The fonds consists of 25 black and white photographs of scenes, in and around Lindsay, Ontario, which cover such topics as parades and processions, military, industrial, social and family gatherings. The photographs were created by the Trotter family.

Trotter family

Enid Mallory fonds

  • 82-003
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1981

This fonds consists of 18 audio cassette recordings on local history topics made primarily by Enid Mallory. Ms. Mallory interviewed people throughout Peterborough County, many of them descendants of pioneer settlers. The topics include pioneer settlement, Riel Rebellion, Cavan Blazers, Warsaw, early stores (Choate, Lakehurst, Buckhorn), farming, cheese factories, Young's Point, Keene, the lumber industry, and the Chemong Bridge.

Mallory, Enid

Katchewanooka Herald fonds

  • 83-004
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1859

This fonds consists of a number of issues of a handwritten newspaper, written weekly by agricultural students of Colonel Samuel Strickland of Lakefield, Canada West. The issues are scattered and topics covered include agriculture, local events, local gossip, and politics. Also included are four letters of George M. Douglas relating to the newspaper.

Katchewanooka Herald

Upper Canada diaries collection

  • 84-018
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed Nov. 1957

This is a microfilm collection of farmers diaries from Upper Canada dating from 1799 to 1894.

Canadian Horticulturalist and Beekeeper fonds

  • 86-010
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1899; 1913-1921

This fonds consists of 45 issues of the magazine: Canadian Horticulturalist and Beekeeper which was published in Peterborough, Ontario from 1881. Four additional issues (March, 1897, November, 1897, March, 1898 and January 1899 were donated in 1993 by Jean Cole via the Friends of the Bata Library) and in 1994, additional issues (May 1890-June 1896, scattered) were added courtesy of the Friends of the Bata Library.

Canadian Horticulturalist and Beekeeper

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