Fonds 13-008 - Collins, Gammon fonds

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Collins, Gammon fonds

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CA ON00333 13-008

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  • 1824-1952 (Creation)
    Collins Gammon (family)

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20 cm of textual records
3 maps
1 photograph

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(20th-21st century)

Biographical history

The Collins and Gammon families are descendents of Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Stewart, Irish immigrants who arrived in the Peterborough area in 1822.

Custodial history

Fonds was in the custody of Carol Winter, and later, Kathy Hooke. Kathy Hooke passed it on to Trent University Archives in 2013. The fonds was donated by members of the Gammon and Collins families: Jennifer Gammon, Michael Collins, Alexandra Gammon, and Michelle Gammon.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of original letters, certificates, sketches and maps pertaining to the family of Thomas Alexander Stewart and Frances Stewart of Peterborough, Ontario and their descendents. Included are letters to Ellen Dunlop written by Frances Stewart, Catharine Parr Traill, Harriet Beaufort, and others. Also included are pieces of sheet music and music certificates of Alice Roger Collins; medical certificates of Doctor Thomas Hay; newspaper clippings related to Katherine E. Wallis; and a scrapbook of nineteenth-century ferns and mosses of the United Kingdom.

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Some of the items are extremely fragile, including the scrapbook of ferns and mosses. Handle with care.

Immediate source of acquisition

Fonds acquired by Trent University Archives via Kathy Hooke in 2013.


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Photocopies of many of the original letters received in this fonds were received in 1994; the photocopies were processed as 94-007 and are interfiled in binders of Stewart family material processed as 94-006.

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75-1029, 96-1012, 02-001, 04-023, 05-013, 12-012, plus Frances Stewart fonds and additions.

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