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CA ON00333 93-016 · Fonds · 1556-1994, predominant 1965-1980

The collection consists of articles and research notes written by Kenneth Roberts and Philip Shackleton who, together, wrote a canoe history entitled "The Canoe." Also included are photographs for "The Canoe" and correspondence regarding the museum; Kirk Wipper's collection of canoe related articles and correspondence and minutes of the Kanawa and Trent/Kanawa Boards of Directors; and the records and correspondence which were collected by Michael Ketemer, former Haliburton site manager of the Canadian Canoe Museum.

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CA ON00333 05-003, 90-001, 94-002 · Fonds · 1680-1920, predominant 1750-1890

Collection consists of disparate records from and to North America. Correspondence involves numerous senders and receivers and topics covered include military matters between America and Great Britain, the North American fur trade and Upper Canadian political issues. These materials were collected by Professor David Macmillan through his interest in philately. Correspondents include John Beverley Robinson, William Berczy, Major James Clephane, Basil Hall, James Keith, John Macaulay, William Hamilton Merritt and Andrew Russell.

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Professor Alan Brunger fonds
Fonds · 1746; 1815-1991

This fonds consists of research in 19th century Canadian historical geography, mainly in Upper Canada/Ontario, focused on emigration from the U.K. and settlement in Newcastle (Peterborough County) District and London (Talbot Settlement) District. Included in the research materials are several maps, a small collection of photo negatives, and microfilm reels.

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CA ON00333 90-001 & 94-002 · Fonds · 1757-1978, predominant 1821-1870

Fonds consists of correspondence, research notes and original documents of Professor David Neil Stirling Macmillan. Papers include voters' lists from Victoria County, Ontario, documents relating to the Hudson's Bay Company, minutes of the Barbados Board of Legislative council, munites of the Sydney Australia company, and the Sydney Australian Committee of the New Steam Company.

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John A. Bradshaw fonds
CA ON00333 90-007 · Fonds · 1757, 1942-1965, predominant 1956-1965

Fonds consists of personal genealogical research material collected by John A. Bradshaw, Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace for the City of Peterborough from 1948 to 1974. The fonds includes, correspondence with genealogists, notes, photocopies of related passages, poems, and chapters of books and other published material, photographs and a 1751 edition of "The London Chronicle".

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Wallis family fonds
CA ON00333 14-001 · Fonds · 1774-1895

Fonds is comprised of three bound volumes of correspondence, sketches, paintings, diaries, receipts, newspaper clippings, deeds, baptismal and marriage records, family trees, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Wallis family. Included also are several documents pertaining to the Forbes family, related to the Wallis family through marriage. The Peterborough-born sculptress Katherine E. Wallis (1860-1957), whose papers are located in Trent University Archives, was a member of the Wallis family.
The volume spines are inscribed as follows:

  • Papers of Louisa Charles John Mary and Adah Wallis 1854-1882 (Vol. I);
  • Papers of Louisa Charles John Mary and Adah Wallis 1883-1895 (Vol. II);
  • Captain R.M. Forbes, R.N. 1774-1846 and Family.
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Joyce C. Lewis fonds
CA ON00333 12-012 · Fonds · 1813-1887; 1970-2012

Fonds is comprised of biographical information pertaining to Joyce C. Lewis, and research material pertaining to Irish immigrant Frances Stewart and to the nineteenth-century social history of Ontario. Items include correspondence, manuscripts and notes for speeches and articles, notes on various topics, research articles, typescripts and copies of historical letters, copy photographs, and slides. Also included are a number of original historical letters pertaining to the Stewart family and one original photograph of Harriet Beaufort. Unless otherwise noted, the research materials are primarily comprised of reproductions in the form of photocopies. Further Stewart family materials were received in December 2012 and added to Box 6.

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Collins, Gammon fonds
CA ON00333 13-008 · Fonds · 1824-1952

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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Richard Birdsall fonds
CA ON00333 75-1026 · Fonds · Photocopied [ca. 1975] (originally created 1837-1839)

Fonds consists of photocopies of correspondence, petitions, drafts of same to be sent, letters received relating to Birdsall's efforts in organizing a volunteer militia in 1838, and relations regarding the 7th Provincial Battalion. The fonds also includes a few materials relating to surveying. The photocopied records date from 1837 to 1839.

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Collection · 1840-1885

Collection consists of approximately fifty pieces of antiquarian maps, engraved views, portraits and scenes relating to the Red River Settlement of Manitoba and the North West Rebellion of 1885. The engravings reflect the emerging province of Manitoba as seen through the eyes of nineteenth century travelers and historians. Two bird’s eye views are of particular note, the first being a spread of views, buildings and an insert map of Winnipeg dated 1882, and the second being a lithographic bird’s eye view of Winnipeg, 1884, depicting the city in its early development, surrounded by vignettes of local prominent public and private buildings. Also included is a “British America” J. & F. Tallis map with the principle vignette being “Hudson City”, ca. 1849.

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Andrew Finnie II fonds
Fonds · ca. 1850s-ca. 1960s

Fonds is comprised of approximately 105 historical photographs, family genealogy documents, various company shares, wills, and land documents pertaining to the family of Andrew Finnie II (1820-1908), resident of South Monaghan Township and farmer from the 1850s onwards. The photographs pertain largely to descendants, some of whom moved to Manitoba and sent photographs of themselves to the home farm in South Monaghan; many fine examples of photographs taken by Peterborough photographers in the 19th century are included. This fonds also includes detailed genealogical information compiled by the donor about the people represented in the photographs; also included are the donor’s detailed descriptions of the textual documents.

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CA ON00333 02-016 · Fonds · 1850-1964, predominant 1850-1950

Fonds consists of Assessment Records, Collectors' Rolls, Voters' Lists, By-Laws, Council Minutes and township correspondence pertaining to the Township of Asphodel and the Village of Norwood in the County of Peterborough. Fonds consists of the following series: Series A: Norwood Series B: Asphodel

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Way family fonds
Fonds · ca. 1850 - ca. 2015

Fonds consists of photographs (ca. 60) related to the families of Jacob Way (1804-1882), originally of Northport, Prince Edward County, Ontario, and his two sons, Edward Hoag Way (1845-1922) and Gideon Shepard Way (1853-1937). Also included are death certificates, copies of clippings, and detailed typed documents which provide genealogical and biographical information pertaining to each of the families; these were prepared by family descendant, Yvonne A. Green. Ms. Green also provided identification for some of the photographs which had previously been unidentified.

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Joyce Anderson fonds
CA ON00333 14-004 · Fonds · 1851-1954

Fonds pertains to the Cairnduff family and McWilliams family of Nogie’s Creek, Ontario. Items include two photo albums, two Bibles, and a handwritten music book for violin. Also included are two envelopes, one containing postcards pertaining to Buckhorn and the surrounding area with postmarks dating from 1907 to 1949, collected by Clayton Grant, the other containing a newspaper clipping, photograph, and colour scripture book. Also included are two books: My Bookhouse Through Fairy Halls, and The Standard Horse and Stock Book.

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Miriam Leith fonds
Fonds · 1855; 1961-1971

Fonds consists of documents from Miriam A. Leith’s experience participating as a volunteer with the Indian Eskimo Association at Broughton Island, Northwest Territories. 

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Standen-McQueen family fonds
CA ON00333 14-014 · Fonds · ca. 1860-ca. 1975

Fonds is comprised of the family papers of Sydney Helmer Standen and Euphemia Young Standen (nee McQueen). These papers include ancestral records and photographs dating from the 1860s to the 1970s and touch geographically on England, Scotland, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. They pertain primarily to the families of Standen, McQueen, Drysdale, Ronald and Bensen and include such individuals as Sydney (Sid) Helmer Standen, Euphemia (Effie) Young Standen, Philip Andrew Standen, Neil McQueen Standen, Sydney Drysdale Standen, Eric James William Standen, James McQueen, Margaret (Maggie) McQueen, and Peter Ian McQueen. Subjects include migration, settlement, farming, education, teaching, military service and war, and domestic life.

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Caldwell family fonds
Fonds · 1860-1987

Fonds consists of journals and photographs dated 1860-1908 pertaining to Hugh Caldwell Sr. of Chandos Township, Peterborough County, and his son Hugh Caldwell Jr. The journals were received in original format and as digital scans. Also included are a small number of family records dating to 1987.

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Katharine Hooke fonds
Fonds · 1861-1934; 1999

Fonds consists of historical materials pertaining to the Lakefield, Ontario area: land records, a transcription of the Katchewanooka Herald (1855-1859), Strickland family genealogy, and a family Bible which belonged to Helen S. Wallis.

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Leggott family fonds
Fonds · 1863-1980

Fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Leggott family of Lakefield, Ontario.

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Atwood family fonds
CA ON00333 14-011 · Fonds · 1865-1968

Fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and miscellaneous documents pertaining to the Atwood family of Lakefield, Ontario. Also included are materials pertaining to Anne Atwood's family, the Traills; a sketch identified through an accompanying note as Ernest Shackleton; and correspondence between Edwin Guillet and explorer George M. Douglas.

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