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George Y. Clement fonds.

  • 00-1000
  • Fonds
  • 1913

This fonds consists of four typed manuscripts written by George H. Young for his children in [1913]. The titles of the manuscripts are as follows: "Historical Paper No. 1. Notes of 1869-70. The Red River Settlement at times spoken of as Fort Garry" (33 pages); "Historical Paper No. 2. The Fenian Raid of October 1871 into Manitoba" (21 pages); "Historical Paper No. 3. Being the first paper of the rebellion of 1885" (22 pages); "Historical Paper No. 4. Re. The half breed and Indian insurrection of 1885" (22 pages). There are references throughout to Louis Riel.

Clement, George Y.

David R. Cameron fonds

  • 01-001
  • Fonds
  • 1991-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, questionnaires and reports generated by Professor David R. Cameron who was commissioned by the Department of the Secretary of State (superseded by the Department of Canadian Heritage) to investigate the status of Canadian Studies in the 1990s. His report, "Taking Stock: Canadian Studies in the Nineties" was published by the Association of Canadian Studies in 1996. Materials include readers' comments on the draft report.

Cameron, David R.

Denis Smith fonds. 2001 additions

  • 01-002
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1995

Fonds consists of research materials relating to the biography of John Diefenbaker: Rogue Tory. Includes interviews with John Diefenbaker, Dalton Camp and photocopies of many letters and papers from the Diefenbaker Centre, the National Archives of Canada, the Public Record Office and the Kennedy Library.

Smith, Denis

Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

  • 01-003
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1999

Fonds consists of personal records of Thomas H.B. Symons relating to his career and to his family. Included are records of his wife, Christine Symons, his children, Mary, Jeffrey, and Ryerson Symons, his father, Harry Lutz Symons, including his father's manuscript for "Three Ships West", and his mother, Dorothy Sarah (Bull) Symons. Also included are materials relating to Professor Symons' activities on various boards and committees, addresses, articles, manuscripts, typescripts, and correspondence, documents and notes concerning Trent University, Association of Commonwealth Universities, Celanese Canada, Science Council of Canada, Department of External Affairs, Royal Society of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, etc.. Also included are photographs of Thomas H.B. Symons, Christine Symons, and His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Symons, Thomas H.B.

Thomas Harold Kenyon Choate fonds

  • 01-007
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1944

Collection consists of correspondence, 1882-1899, and several envelopes dating 1870s to 1890s, most of which are addressed to Thomas Choate of Warsaw, and Mrs. John Moore [Cettie Choate, daughter of Thomas]; souvenir brochure of pictures of Peterborough, Ontario; Maccabees brochures; approximately 125 stereographs depicting scenery, architecture, and people in the U.S.A., Europe, and Canada; two photographs of the employees of Western Clock Company Limited of Peterborough, Ontario, 1938 and 1944; a temperance meeting poster for Warsaw, Ontario, 1858; and an electoral district of East Durham proclamation broadside, 1924. Also included is the Choate Family Bible donated and added to the collection in 2002. The bible contains genealogical information on the Choate family.

Choate, Thomas Harold Kenyon

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.

James Walter Curry fonds

  • 01-1016
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1908

Fonds consists of two letters addressed to J.W. Curry from The General Reform Association for Ontario, requesting that he speak at upcoming meetings; one letter addressed to J.W. Curry from A.J. Reynolds concerning a convention at which a few divisions were not represented; and one letter which is a High Court of Justice exhibit and is addressed to a Mr. Clancy from M.F. Smith, Tremont House, Toronto, and discusses Smith's inspection of cases of corn.

Curry, James Walter

Alan J. Slavin fonds

  • 02-006
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990

Fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets, journal issues, and other material related primarily to the peace movement. Included are records of Kawartha Ploughshares and Project Ploughshares, and letters written between Alan and Linda Slavin and government officials regarding nuclear disarmament, capital punishment, etc.

Slavin, Alan J.

Denis Smith fonds. 2002 additions

  • 02-012
  • Fonds
  • 1969-2000

Fonds consists of correspondence, reserach notes and manuscripts created by Professor Denis Smith during his career as a university professor, political science commentator and author. Materials in this fonds relate to Gentle Patriot (biography of Walter Gordon); Diplomacy of Fear (Canadian/American relations during the period of the cold war). Also included are materials generated by Smith as editor of the Canadian Forum and the Journal of Canadian Studies.

Smith, Denis

Township of Asphodel-Norwood fonds

  • 02-016
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1950 predominant

Fonds consists of original Assessment books, Collectors' Rolls, Minute Books, Voters' Lists, By-laws and township business correspondence for the Township of Asphodel and the Village of Norwood, County of Peterborough.

Township of Asphodel-Norwood

Journal of the British Parliament from February 1620 to December 1621, reign of James I

  • 02-1004
  • Item
  • 1620-1621

Item is an original handwritten manuscript of the proceedings of the British Parliament during the reign of James I, dated February 1620 to December 1621. The manuscript is written on rag paper and is 117 pages in length. It is bound in half-calf, and the spine has the inscription: "Phillips MSS 3093." The binder's ticket on the inside cover has the inscription: "Bretherton ligavit 1848."

British Parliament

Posters of the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929 / from the Lenin Library, Moscow

  • 03-005
  • Collection
  • 1966

This item consists of a set of 40 posters and an accompanying booklet. The posters are reproductions of posters related to the Russian Revolution and created in Russia between 1917 and 1929. They are loosely enclosed in a cover with the title, Posters of the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929, from the Lenin Library, Moscow. Also included is an accompanying booklet with the title, Russian Revolutionary Posters, 1917-1929, published in 1966 and written in English, which gives the translated titles of the posters, along with explanations and a history.

Posters of the Russian Revolution

Haliburton, Kawartha & Pine Ridge District Health Council fonds

  • 04-009
  • Fonds
  • 1989-1998

Fonds consists of reports, directional plans, reviews, and proceedings of the Haliburton, Kawartha & Pine Ridge District Health Council (1989-1998). Also included are some meeting minutes of the Well-Being in the Rural Community Task (1995-1996); the Ontario Health Survey Liaison Group (1991-1992); the Creating a Future that Works Healthy Community Group (1994-1995); the District Health Council/Trent Conservation Coalition GIS Meeting with Stanhope Township (1996-1997); the District Health Council/Trent Conservation Coalition/GIS Project Intensification Study Technical Committee (1995-1996); the GIS Technical Committee (1997); and the GIS Planning Task Force (1995-1996).

Haliburton, Kawartha & Pine Ridge District Health Council

Save Maple Mountain Committee collection

  • 04-014
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

Collection consists of meeting minutes, statements and briefs, newsletter issues, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence relating to efforts of the Save Maple Mountain Committee. Trent University people associated with this effort included Professor F.M. Helleiner, Professor Bruce Hodgins, and Jamie Benedickson.

Save Maple Mountain Committee

Miscellaneous graphic materials collection

  • 04-021
  • Collection
  • 1830-2001

Collection consists of miscellaneous photographs, engravings, posters, broadsides, and a newspaper supplement.

Miscellaneous graphic materials

David Macmillan collection

  • 05-003 (revised)
  • Collection
  • 1680-1920

This collection is comprised of disparate documents collected by Professor David Macmillan. The scope of the papers is primarily North America, 1680 to 1920.

Macmillan, David

Ad Hoc Committee to Save Algonquin Park Information Bulletin

  • 05-1011
  • Fonds
  • 1991-1992

This accession consists of bulletins dated 1991-1992 of the Ad Hoc Committee to Save Algonquin Park. Also included is a photocopy of the Bill, An Act to Establish the Algonquin National Park of Ontario, dated 1893.

Ad Hoc Committee to Save Algonquin Park

David Macmillan collection. 2008 additions

  • 08-012 (Revised)
  • Collection
  • 1612-1931

Collection consists of disparate materials collected by Professor Macmillan who was a philatelist. The correspondence and documents pertain to writers in Great Britain and the British Empire. The subject matter ranges from military campaigns between the British and the French, mutiny in the West Indies and India and the sugar and slave trade in the West Indies. Subjects of letters include: battles in India, trade routes in West Indies and Asia; wars with France, Spain, and Austria.

Macmillan, David

Brian Marsh McFadzen collection

  • 08-016
  • Collection
  • 1984-2006

Collection consists of 9 audio cassette records of individuals reminiscing about Leslie Frost and his brothers Cecil and Grenville. Tapes were made in 1984 and individuals interviewed include: William Davis, Richard Gorwill, Hugh Latimer, Clare Westcott, Alf Cole, Roland Michener, and Marjorie Porter. there are transcripts available. Also included in the collection is an illustrated paper presented by Brian McFadzen, 2006, entitled "The Frost Brothers in Lindsay." Also included is a CD of photographs reproduced from a Frost scrapbook and showing their homes and offices in Lindsay Ontario and also showing portraits of the Frost brothers.

McFadzen, Brian Marsh

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

Denis Smith fonds. 2012 additions

  • 12-008
  • Fonds
  • 1968-2010

Fonds consists of essays, opinion pieces, research notes and correspondence generated by Professor Smith during his career as a political scientist and author. Included are research materials, correspondence, publishing and promotion materials relating to Smith's books on Michael Ignatieff, Ignatieff's World: A Liberal Leader for the 21st Century? (James Lorimer, 2006), and Ignatieff's World Updated: Iggy Goes to Ottawa (James Lorimer, 2009).

Smith, Denis

The Honourable James K. Bartleman fonds

  • 15-004
  • Fonds
  • 2002-2010

Fonds is comprised of correspondence, photographs, daily schedules, notes for remarks and speeches, brochures and pamphlets, and other documents pertaining to The Honourable James K. Bartleman.

Bartleman, James K.

Thomas H.B. Symons fonds. Additions

  • 15-006
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2013

Fonds includes personal and business correspondence, notes, reports, minutes, invitations, and other documents. Major categories include Association of Commonwealth Universities; Association for Commonwealth Studies; British-North American Committee; Symons Trust; Symons Lecture on the State of Canadian Confederation, Confederation Centre, Prince Edward Island; Peterborough, Police Chairmanship, Panel on the Trent-Severn Waterway; Trent University; Education; Statistics, Canadian Studies, Bilingualism, Northern Canada; Ontario Heritage Trust; Historica; Bata Shoe Museum; various political and public affairs; and Downsview Park.

Symons, Thomas H.B.

Joseph Wearing fonds. 2015 additions

  • 15-007
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940-1996

Fonds consists of Professor Joseph Wearing's research materials, newspaper clippings, reports, and articles related to the Liberal Party of Canada, various Liberal Party conventions and conferences, the Peterborough Riding Liberal Association, the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, government and Canadian federal cultural policy, Canadian federal elections of the 1960s and 1970s, and The Arts. Also included are miscellaneous notes and manuscripts, as well as materials related to the video “:30 Second Democracy” and Wearing’s book, The L-Shaped Party: the Liberal Party of Canada, 1958-1980. Included also in this fonds are programs, financial and administrative records, and minutes related to Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, 1970s-1980.

Wearing, Joseph

Denis Smith fonds. 2018 additions

  • 18-007
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2016

Fonds is comprised of research materials, correspondence and manuscript drafts related to Professor Denis Smith's books and articles, including his book A Dissenting Voice (2017). Also included are reviews, correspondence, and newspaper clippings pertaining to various other books and articles by Smith, and materials pertaining to Trent University.

Smith, Denis

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