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Port Hope High School fonds

  • CA ON00154 2015.51
  • Fonds
  • 1856-2014

Fonds consists of textual records, photographs, and various ephemera created by the Port Hope High School, and former Port Hope School Board, c1856-2014. It has been arranged into sixteen (16) series: Yearbooks, Port Hope High School Bible, Uniform Jackets, Photographs, Student Records, War Work Records, Financial Quotations, Newspaper Clippings, Teachers' Notebooks, Blueprints and Architectural Proposals, Minutes, Account Books, Mark Books, Attendance Registers, Roll of Honour, Correspondence, Notes and Publications.

Port Hope High School

Port Hope High School Yearbooks

Series consists of Port Hope High School Yearbooks (also known as "The Blue and White") for the years: 1920 (Christmas), 1921 (Spring), 1940-1941, 1953-1980, 1982-1987, 1991-1997, 2000-2004, 2006-2007, 2010-2014. There are duplicate copies for the years: 1983, 1986, and 1987; as well as one edition of "The Blue and White Anniversary Issue, 1853-1982." Some of the yearbooks contain inscriptions to specific individuals, including: Emma Dickinson (1920-1921), M. Anderson (1940-1941), Keith G. Rose (1955), E.D. Jones (1970, 1974-1979), and "Sherry" (1991, with signatures and notes from classmates).

Port Hope High School

Port Hope High School Newspaper Clippings

Series consists of newspaper clippings regarding the 25th Anniversary of the Port Hope High School building located at 130 Highland Drive. The clippings are from the Port Hope Evening Guide (17 May 1982), and The Independent (19 May 1982).

Port Hope High School

Port Hope High School and Port Hope School Board Minute Books

Series consists of five (5) ledgers containing the minutes of Port Hope High School, the Joint Board of Grammar & Common Schools, High School Board of Port Hope, and the Port Hope High School Literary Society, 1856-1950. It also contains a student attendance and marks register (within a minute book), 1875-1882.

Port Hope High School

Drafts for "The Great Farini"

File consists of draft versions of "The Great Farini" by Shane Peacock, 1994-1995. It includes: First draft (795 pp), Second Draft (645 pp) and selected bibliography (30 pp).

Peacock, Shane

White Family Farm Collection

Series consists of land records and other documentation regarding the White Family Farm, 30 Marsh Road. It includes: (1) Deed of Land, Grantor: Lydia Foott, Grantee: Cornelius Crossley, 18 Oct 1892; (2) Deed of Land, Grantor: Cornelius Crossley, Grantee: Joseph F. White, 5 Apr 1898; (3) Copy of Land Survey, J.W. Pierce; (4) Let's Make History project duotang folder (about White Farms property).


Series consists of seven (7) colour postcards of various sites in Port Hope, created by World Wide Sales Agencies Ltd., Montreal. It includes: First Baptist Church, Town Hall, Horticultural Society Gardens at Rotary Park, Port Hope & District Hospital, "Idalia" Port Hope Golf Club, Harbour, Port Hope Golf & Country Club.

Port Hope Scrapbook Pages

File consists of four (4) oversized pages from a scrapbook accumulated by the donor's grandfather, c1945-1965. It includes information and handwritten notes on the following: Statement regarding the unionization of Nicholson File Company of Canada Ltd. by J.R. Giffen, Port Hope Evening Guide, c1950; the development of the national flag of Canada, 1964-1965; "Six Years of War Against Germany" timeline; various clippings regarding the early history of Port Hope; and a hand-written poem signed "Gill"

Michael Wladyka Collection

  • CA ON00154 994.2
  • Collection
  • 1850-2002

Collection consists of a large amount of information on Port Hope, the former Township of Hope (Hope Township), and surrounding area. Some of the subjects covered are family histories, churches, hydro power, organizations, clubs and societies, floods, Port Hope harbour, historical information on the town and area, houses, public buildings, industry and small businesses, railways, viaducts and bridges along with original newspapers reflecting on the history of Port Hope as well as information on municipal matters and various government reports. The historical information covers a period from the mid-19th century to 2000. The fonds also consists of a large number of photographs. It also consists of a number of newspaper editions including special editions.
It has been arranged into twelve (12) series: (1) Family Histories; (2) Churches; (3) Hydro Power (Eldorado; Port Hope Hydro); (4) Organizations / Clubs / Societies; (5) Floods and Flood Control (Port Hope Floods; Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority; Corbett's Pond and Dam; Port Hope Harbour); (6) Historical Information on Port Hope and Hope Township (General Historical Information on Port Hope; Historical Information on Port Hope Houses; Historical Information on Port Hope Public Buildings); (7) Railways / Viaducts / Bridges; (8) Industry and Small Businesses; (9) Municipal Matters in Port Hope / Government Reports; (10) Books, Posters, Maps and Glass Negatives; (11) Newspapers; (12) Photographs. (*Series' are adapted from various accession numbers in the fonds)

Wladyka, Michael

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1861-1881

File consists of five (5) sets of papers originally owned by Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) Page removed from an unknown book inscribed to "Arthur T. H. Williams from his affectionate Mamma Sarah S. Williams" also inscribed to "Lilian Williams from Papa Penryn;" (2) Four (4) postcards, dated 1880 addressed to A. T. H. Williams; (3) Envelope stamped 1861 addressed to "Arthur H. Williams Esq Port Hope C. W.;" (4) Envelope addressed "Arthur T. H. Williams Esq MP Ottawa, O." 1881; (5) A postcard postmarked 1907 sent to Mrs. Passmore, Hill & Dale, Port Hope. Scene on front is "R. N. W. M Police Barracks Regina tower is where Louis Riel was hanged."

Arthur T.H. Williams Papers, 1851-1896

File consists of seventeen (17) business and financial papers originally belonging to Arthur T.H. Williams. It includes: (1) J. H. Delamere, 1868 Invoice; (2) D. Pillsworth, 1882 services rendered; (3) Canadian Express Company, 1881; (4) Fire Insurance Renewal Receipt, 1885; (5) Bank of Toronto, Candled Cheques, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1883; (6) Corporation of Port Hope Tax statement, 1882; (7) United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria, Taxes on property in Oops Township, 1860; (8) Duncan, Chisholm, Barrister & Attorney at Law, Port Hope, letter 1882; (9) Canada Company Receipt for land, 1860; (10) Rowlands Account, 1867; (11) The Midland Provident Loan & Building Society, 1877; (12) Superintendent of Insurance, letter, 1878; (13) Canada Company Office, Toronto, letter, 1851; (14) John Milligan, invoice for supplies needed for Doctor Shortt's house, 1864; (15) The Port Hope Gas Light Co., invoice, 1879; (16) Port Hope Market, receipt, hay purchase, 1860; (17) letter to Major Ryerson from General Middleton, Tower of London, 1896 (General Middleton was A. T. H. Williams' commanding officer).

Canadian National Railway Station Restoration Legal Papers

File consists of nine (9) legal documents (and newspaper clippings) relating to the restoration of the Port Hope CN Station, 1984. It includes: (1) Agreement between ACO and Alan Zeegen Associates Ltd. (Engineers) 18 April 1984; (2) Inspection Report CN Rails Station. February 1982; (3) CN Railway Station, Port Hope Ontario by Martin E. Eaver, Director of Education & Technical Services, Heritage Canada Foundation Conservation Study, July 5, 1982; (4) Stipulated price contact, 1984; (5) Agreement between CNR Company and Ontario Heritage Foundation and ACO, March 1983; (6) Agreement between the Canadian Railway Company and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by the Minister of Culture and Citizenship and the ACO re: $180,000 between the 3 parties; (7) Document regarding the transfer of land between CNR and ACO, 1987; (8) Railway information kit for aid in the conservation of Heritage Railway Stations; (9) Newspaper articles concerning the reopening of the Station.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Port Hope Branch

Oral History Project Business Directory Research

Series consists of research compiled from local business directories by a Port Hope Archives volunteer concerning the location of various businesses located within the downtown core of Port Hope, c1940-2012. It was created as a point of reference for the interviews conducted during the "Our Memories: Downtown Port Hope" Oral History Project, 2012.

Port Hope Archives

Tim Haynes Oral History Project Interview

File consists of a DVD including Tim Haynes' "Our Memories: Downtown Port Hope" Oral History Project interview; and a paper copy of the interview transcript, 2013. The interview was edited and uploaded to YouTube with the following description: "Join David Doherty, [former] board member of the Port Hope Archives, as he informally interviews his friends Peter Elliott, Phil Watts and Tim Haynes, as part of "Our Memories: Downtown Port Hope."

Port Hope Archives

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