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02-001 · Fonds · [2000]

Collection consists of a guide to nearly all of the Frances Stewart letters located at Trent University Archives and elsewhere. The guide is a biographical reference tool which indexes all the names which appear in the letters. The indexing locates each name in the approximately 450 letters and gives the corresponding page number in the transcripts (94-006); it provides the source of biographic information, and explains the relationship of each person to Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Browne Stewart. The guide is arranged alphabetically by last name and includes hundreds of names, i.e., Sydney Bellingham, Rev. George Brabazon, Rev. Francis Browne, John Burnham, Rev. Mark Burnham, Zaccheus Burnham, Frances Anne Edgeworth, Agnes Fitzgibbon (nee Moodie), Catherine Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (nee Browne), Susanna Moodie (nee Strickland), Robert Reid, Peter Robinson, Captain Charles Rubidge, Frances Stewart (nee Browne), Thomas Alexander Stewart, Samuel Strickland, Catharine Parr Traill (nee Strickland), and Robert Waller (complete list of names attached below). The guide, which was researched and compiled by Jean Shearman and Elizabeth Shearman Hall, is a tremendous piece of work and is an invaluable resource for researchers.

Shearman Family
24-003 · Collection · 2013 - 2023

Collection consists of literary chapbooks, pamphlets and broadsides produced by small presses and self-published. The collection is organized into files by press, but a full list, organized by author surname, is below.

  • Anstee, Cameron. Report from the Anstee Society. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022.
  • The Bibliophile. Issue no. 2. Windsor: Biblioasis, [2022].
  • Bloom, Ronna. Who Is Your Mercy Contact? Toronto: Espresso, 2022. 39/100 copies.
  • Caruso, Barbara. Word Happens Poem. Ottawa: Apt. 9 Press, 2023.
  • Crabtree, Andrew. The Sunlit Room. Toronto: Espresso, 2023. 49/100 copies.
  • Fagan, Cary. Talking With Phyllis Webb. Toronto: Found Object, 2023.
  • Flowers, Neil. The Far Pacific. Nepean: Little Wing Press, 2013. 10/25 copies.
  • Frog Pond Review. No. 1. Spring 2022. Nelson Ball issue.
  • Gold, Artie and George Bowering. Romantic Wounds. Ottawa: Apt. 9 Press, 2023. 10/100 copies. Signed by George Bowering.
  • Gold, Artie and George Bowering. Mortal Taste. Montreal: TurretHouse, 2023.
  • Gold, Artie and George Bowering. From Ruby Wounds. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022. 2 issues (bibliographically speaking).
  • Hogg, Robert and Jo Dacombe. Imminent no. 5. May 2022.
  • Hryciuk, Marshall. Swallow S Tail S. Toronto: Nietzsche’s Brolly, 2023.
  • Hryciuk, Marshall. 3 folded pamphlets of haiku. Toronto: Imago Press, 2023.
  • Hryciuk, Marshall, trans. Santua Maria di Capua, by Alberto Perconte Licatese. Toronto: Imago Press, 2023.
  • Huska, Lark. Inside the Minds of Apollo 11. Toronto: Espresso, 2022.
  • Macklin, Jeff. The Bridges of Peterborough. Peterborough: Jackson Creek Press, 2022. 14/31 copies.
  • Mannery, Robert. Elegies. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022.
  • Metcalf, John. The Worst Truth. Windsor: Biblioasis, 2022.
  • Norris, Ken. False Narratives. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022.
  • Norris, Ken. History & Secrecy. Peterborough: Poets & Painters Press, 2023.
  • Norris, Ken. Hong Kong Blues. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2019.
  • Peterborough Currents. Jackson Creek Walking Guide. Peterborough: 2022.
  • Peterborough Currents. Creek Week Walking Guide. Peterborough: 2022.
  • Peterborough Currents. Harper Creek Walking Guide. Peterborough: 2022.
  • Peterborough Currents. Bears Creek Walking Guide. Peterborough: 2022.
  • Ross, Stuart. Report from the Ross Society. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022.
  • Trusler, Wendy. Provenance. Peterborough: Jackson Creek Press, for the Ludmilla Gallery, 2023.
  • Whiteman, Bruce. Flora of Jackson Park. Peterborough: Jackson Creek Press, 2023. 31/62 copies.

Various authors.

  • Report from the Hall Society: including poems, critical writings and philosophical transactions, an assemblage of writing in response to the work of Phil Hall vol. 1 No. 1 For Anno 2022. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022.
    Broadsides
  • Report from the Ross Society: including poems, critical writings and philosophical transactions, an assemblage of writing in response to the work of Stuart Ross. vol. 1 No. 1 For Anno 2022. Ottawa: Above/Ground Press, 2022.

-6 broadsides printed in Peterborough by Jackson Creek Press.

Whiteman, Bruce
IMC-137 · File · 1995-2021
Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

Includes the following:

  • "Bruce Whiteman: Zukofsky Impromptus. Sin Tax 003, 1995
  • LeRoy Gorman (ed.): Mourning Cloak Renku, 1996
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): The Pink of Venice, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Carved on a Beach, 2001
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Long Glances, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Freedom Day Celebration, Imago Press, 2021
  • Marshall Hryciuk (layout by): Fading Clouds Renku, Imago Press, 2010
  • Marshall Hryciuk (ed.): Crystal Renku, Imago Press, 2005
  • Marshall Hryciuk (led by): Year of No Summer: Renku 2009, Imago Press, 2009
  • Marshall Hyrciuk (led by): Hot Pavement Renku, Imago Press, 2020
  • ""You are here Acme Gallery Commerce Building 12912 Hunter Street West Peterborough!"" (a broadside for Jeff Macklin's exhibition at the Acme Gallery, [2021])"
Whiteman, Bruce
IMC-130 · File · 1972-1999
Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

Dated 1972 through the late 1990s, most were published by the Hamilton Poetry Centre; also one by Flying Man Press, and another commissioned by the Harbourfront Reading Series. Poets represented include Bruce Whiteman, David McFadden, Alexander Hutchison, James Reaney, John Newlove, Joy Kogawa, Cary Fagan, Phyllis Webb, and Raymond Souster.

Whiteman, Bruce
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.
78-007 · Fonds · 1926-1977

The fonds consists of the literary and personal correspondence; literary and poetic manuscripts; and typescripts of reviews of anthologies, lectures and essays by and about Arthur J.M. Smith. Also included in the fonds are photographs and prints.

Smith, Arthur James Marshall
Edwin C. Guillet fonds
74-003 · Fonds · 1632-1970

This fonds consists of the original and collected papers of E.C. Guillet, relating to his works and research on the Trent Valley/Peterborough/Kawartha area. Included is correspondence, primarily with George M. Douglas and Helen Marryat; maps (photocopies); newspaper articles regarding above area; collected manuscripts of historical authors; photographs; and Guillet's own unpublished manuscript of Canadian Literary Pioneers.

Guillet, Edwin C.
87-007 · Fonds · 1977-1978

This fonds consists of research materials pertaining to the publication in 1978 of Ontario's Heritage: A Guide to Archival Sources.

Ontario's Heritage: A Guide to Archival Resources
97-003 · Fonds · 1662-1997

This fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, etc. of Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani and their families. Important historical materials relating to the John Beverley Robinson family are included. The fonds also consists of Gilbert's research material as an archaeologist, Stewart's research material relating to her work as an art lecturer, photographs and materials relating to the Bagnani estate, "Vogrie", located in Port Hope, Ontario, and materials concerning Gilbert and Stewart's association with Trent University.

Bagnani, Gilbert and Stewart
Howard T. Pammett collection
77-010 · Fonds · 1819-1908; 1950-1975

The collection consists of photocopies, originals and typescripts, brought together by Howard Pammett, of newspaper articles and unpublished articles on a variety of subjects such as Mossom Boyd, lumbering in the Kawarthas, Katherine Wallis, Peterborough Canoe Company, Trent Valley Navigation Company, and steamboats on the Trent-Severn system. The newspaper articles are from the "Progress of Peterborough" series by Pammett (Peterborough Examiner, 1950-51). The unpublished articles are "A Survey of Kawartha Lumbering 1815-1965" by Pammett and "The Peterborough Canoe" by Donald Cameron. There is also correspondence of Katherine Wallis, Mossom Boyd, and the Trent Valley Navigation Company.

Pammett, Howard T.
97-015 · Fonds · 1956-1996

This fonds consists of miscellaneous designs by Cooper & Beatty, Limited, Toronto, for advertisements, invitations, cards, etc. Also included are various designs with the Trent University crest, as well as Cooper & Beatty's "The Metal Book" with available type settings on metal plates.

Cooper & Beatty, Limited
IMC-063 · File · n.d.
Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

File consists of a letter written on Massey College letterhead. Davies writes: "Dear Margaret: Here is the play about the Peterborough ladies - & another short one from the Peterborough district. - Many thanks for last night's delightful conversation! Rob."

Margaret Laurence letters
IMC-062 · File · 1983-1986
Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

File consists of letters addressed to Kim and Kate Krenz of Lakefield, Ontario. Also, several newspaper clippings, many of which are obituaries published at the time of Laurence's death in January 1987.

IMC-047 · File · 2003
Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

Items in this small collection include illuminated poems by Richard Outram; many signed and illuminated single poems; a special edition of Canadian Notes & Queries (2003) dedicated to Barbara Howard; a memorial card of the service held in memory of Richard Outram and Barbara Howard at the Arts and Letters Club, April, 2005.

IMC-029 · File · 1953-1996
Part of Isolated manuscripts collection

File contents are listed 29a (items 1 to 25) and 29b (items 1 to 19).

29a.

  1. Question Time: A Play by Robertson Davies. Note inside by Herbert Whittaker states that Pierre Elliott Trudeau read this particular copy.

  2. Hunting Stuart: A Comedy By Robertson Davies. Note inside by Robertson Davies recording how the play was received in 1955.

  3. “When Newsies Were Loud Presence Downtown.” An article written by Robertson Davies in July 1994 for Toronto 's The Outrider newspaper.

  4. “Telling Tales out of School.” Robertson Davies article on his school experiences in Upper Canada College . Includes stories from other Upper Canada College alumni such as: Conrad Black, Ted Rogers, David Gilmour, Michael Wilson. Published in Toronto Life magazine in October 1994, page 36.

  5. “ Stratford 's Festival of Man.” Article written by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine in August 1964, pages 21 - 23. Davies reviews Stratford plays of Richard II, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and King Lear.

  6. “Keeping Faith.” Article composed by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine in January 1987. Davies writes about religion and faith in modern Canadian society regarding mainly Christian denominations.

  7. “ Canada 's Literary Ambassador.” Robertson Davies article in the Toronto Star's Saturday Magazine, August 27, 1988, M12. Davies writes about his upcoming novel The Lyre Orpheus, and talks about the state of Canadian Novels. Includes a Reader's Guide to the works of Robertson Davies.

  8. “Mr. Churchill is Not Far From Chatham . . . An Historian Evaluates A Prime Minister.” Book review by Robertson Davies for Saturday Night Magazine, February 28. 1942, pages 4-5. Includes also a notification of Robertson Davies leaving Saturday Night Magazine to become the editor of the Peterborough Examiner on page 1.

  9. “Mind, Body, and Dr. Hullah.” New York Times book review of Robertson Davies book, the Cunning Man, February 5, 1995.

  10. “Davies Casts a Cunning Spell with Mix of Pomp and Mischief.” Globe and Mail book review and interview with Robertson Davies at his house in Caledon , October 5, 1994. Davies talks about his book The Cunning Man, religion, and his health.

  11. 2 Photographs of Robertson Davies at Massey College, University of Toronto

  12. “Magic, Myth, and Marchbanks, too.” Biography of Robertson Davies in Toronto Star's Centennial Magazine, 1993, page 60.

  13. Flyer Advertising 21st Toronto Antiquarian Book Fair May 28 - 30 1993. Robertson Davies promoted as being guest speaker.

  14. “The Double life of Robertson Davies.” Interview and Biography of Robertson Davies life written for Liberty Magazine, April 1954. The article talks about his reason for leaving Queen's University for Oxford and his development as a writer.

  15. “Davies Shares his Sublime Sense of the Ridiculous.” Toronto Star Interview, November 17, 1985.

  16. “Farewell Ghost Story Has a Vinegary Touch.” Globe and Mail article on the retirement of Robertson Davies from Massey College , December 24, 1980

  17. Obituaries: Robertson Davies. London Daily Telegraph, December 5, 1995.

  18. Obituary: Robertson Davies, December 18, 1995

  19. “Canadian Literature: Robertson Davies.” Athabasca University Magazine interview with Robertson Davies 1986. Discusses Canadian Literature, Nationalism, Canadian Identity.

  20. Brochure Advertisement for Robertson Davies book The Merry Heart: Selections 1980 - 1995.

  21. “Chapter 13: Dark Hamlet With the Features of Horatio: Canada 's Myths and Realities” Robertson Davies chapter on Canadian myths and differences between America and Canada . Published in: Voices of Canada : An Introduction to Canadian Culture, 1977

  22. “Master of Learned Wit: Robertson Davies,” Article on Robertson Davies Children's book, Animal U, and his contributions to Massey College at the University of Toronto. University of Toronto Magazine in Spring 1996,

  23. “Them or U.S. : The Case For Being Canadian,” Article written by Robertson Davies and published in Town and Country Magazine, November 1983.

  24. Davies, Robertson. The Lyre of Orpheus. 1988 Note: Copy of this book is uncut and unbound

  25. Tulsa Philharmonic Programme of To the Wind's Twelve Quarters. A music piece inspired by the writings of Robertson Davies.

29b

  1. “ Canada 's Leading Novelist Celebrates Over 40 Years of Folio Membership,” A Robertson Davies advertisement from the Folio Society.

  2. “A Fond Farewell to ‘Rob' Davies.” McLeans Magazine, December 18, 1995. Peter C. Newman writes about Robertson Davies life and love of Canada . Also includes Robertson Davies obituary.

  3. “Secretaries of the Rich and Famous: Robertson Davis and Moira Whalon,” Article Published in Chatelaine Magazine, January 1993. Includes transcript of the interview with Robertson Davies conducted for Chatelaine.

  4. “The Indiscreet Charm of Robertson Davies,” Interview of Robertson Davies by Michael Coren for Saturday Night Magazine, October 1994.

  5. “Lifetime Achievement Award: Robertson Davies,” Toronto Life Magazine, 1986

  6. “Literary Giant, Robertson Davies Dies,” Toronto Star, December 4, 1995. Pages A1 -- A6. Article describes his life, and his cause of death in an Orangeville, Ontario hospital

  7. “Davies Gift Enriched Us All,” The Globe And Mail, Arts Section, December 4, 1995. Article written by friend Douglas Gibson, and tells of the personality of Davies.

  8. “The Acts of Robertson Davies: Michael Peterman Recovers from Surprise,” Article on the media coverage of Robertson Davies death in Canada and America , and his lasting importance to literature. Published in the Books in Canada Magazine, February 1996.

  9. “Obituary: Davies' Wondrous World,” Published in the Quill and Quire Magazine, February 1996. Includes excerpts from speeches given in Robertson Davies honour.

  10. “The Mystery of Samuel Marchbanks' Alter-Ego,” Article on Myths of Robertson Davies and talks about Davies family history. Published in Aloud Magazine, September 1991.

  11. “The Myth and the Master,” Time Magazine Article on Robertson Davies, November 3, 1975. Includes Photograph of his mother.

  12. “Obituary: Canadian Conjurer,” Time Magazine, December 18, 1995.

  13. “Davies: Man and Masks on CBC Dec. 6,” Information of Robertson Davies life in Peterborough , and information on his television biography. Published in the Peterborough Examiner, December 5, 1996

  14. Advertisement for Harbourfront Reading Series with Robertson Davies, October 7, 1994

  15. An illustration of Robertson Davies on a Book City bookstore paper bag

  16. “Canadian Nationalism in Arts and Science,” Robertson Davies Essay, Published in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada , 1975. Personal Note to Donald Creighton from Robertson Davies on essay

  17. Book Review of For Your Eye Alone: Letters 1976 - 1995 by University of Toronto Bookstore Review, Winter, 1999.

  18. Robertson Davies Plays: Stratford Programme 1992, World of Wonders play: Based on Robertson Davies Novel; Canadian Opera Company's Performance of the Golden Ass, libretto written by Robertson Davies.

  19. Stratford Festival Brochures 1953-1959 and 1953-1965

97-1000 · Fonds · 1953, [195-?]

This fonds consists of two Christmas greeting cards sent to the Ropers by Ned and Vi Pratt. The card dated 1953 called "Night" with woodcut illustration by their daughter, Claire Pratt, contains a simple seasonal greeting. The other card, undated, contains a poem called "Magic in Everything", and is embellished with pen and ink decorations by Claire Pratt. Both cards are enclosed in a Trinity College envelope. Also included are three paper fragments: a typewritten one presumably quoting an aphorism by Pratt; a handwritten note referring to pages 380 and 396 in the volume Collected Poems in Roper's handwriting; and another reference to page 230.

Roper, Gordon
84-005 · Fonds · 1974-1978

This fonds contains galley proofs, correspondence, art work, page proofs, boards for deluxe copy and cover, clippings, press releases and research data collected prior to the publication of the Peterborough Historical Atlas.

Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation
95-015 · Fonds · 1933-1987

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, research notes and bibliographies. Subjects include Robertson Davies, Margaret Laurence, Herman Melville and the New England Transcendentalists. The correspondence is mainly between Roper and Davies.

Roper, Gordon
Gordon Roper fonds
87-002 · Fonds · 1948-1984

This fonds consists of clippings, correspondence and notes mostly concerning Robertson Davies. Materials include taped interview transcripts of Davies and Roper.

Roper, Gordon
78-008 · Fonds · 1757-1890

This addition to the fonds consists of correspondence of Frances Stewart and her mother's family (the Wallers). Some letters relate to her upbringing in Ireland. The remaining correspondence concerns her life in Douro Township as one of the first pioneers. Frances describes pioneer life and its attendant hardships, the settlement and development of the Peterborough area and Douro Township and social, family, religious and economic life in early Ontario. Some correspondence concerns the publication of 'Our Forest Home'.

Stewart, Frances Anne
Fortnightly Club fonds
75-1004 · Fonds · 1975

This item is a typescript of an address to the Fortnightly Club by Ralph C. Honey, describing the production of the Centennial book, "Peterborough: Land of Shining Waters." The address was written March 14, 1967.

Fortnightly Club