Series 994.1.3 - Tom Long Research Notes and Historical Papers

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Tom Long Research Notes and Historical Papers

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CA ON00154 994.1-994.1.3

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  • 1850-1991 (Creation)
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    Long, Norman Thomas
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    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.10m textual records

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(1916-1992)

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Norman Thomas "Tom" Long (1916-1992) was born in Port Hope to Alfred Henry Clarke Long and Edna Alice (nee Gibson) on 22 Jul 1916. He worked as an insurance agent, ticket agent, and real estate agent, during his years running the Long Brothers Insurance Agency in downtown Port Hope. He married Mary Alicia Edith "Maunie" Emeno (1923-2007), and the pair had two daughters. Tom was an avid local historian, collector, and very knowledgeable about the history of Port Hope. He died on 15 Oct 1992, and is buried at Port Hope St. John's Anglican Cemetery.

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Series consists of various historical papers and research notes collected by Tom Long. It includes: (1) "Historic Roads of Ontario" Series # 5 "Kingston Road" CBC Radio script 1937; (2) Notes on the Kingston Road (for radio) 1937, copy; (3) "The Adventures of the Cobourg Rifles, During the Campaign of 1837 written by one of themselves;" (4) Handwritten and typed notes on the early history of Port Hope and area. At times the handwriting is illegible. Topics include: topography, Susan A. Grey, The Kingston Road, timelines, research notes, sketches; (5) Historical research - Port Hope and Area. Susan Greely, lot 2, concession 2, Haldimand township, Northumberland "Sketches of the Past"; Bibliography, miscellaneous notes on schools and emigration; (6) Handwritten notes on Port Hope and area. Topics include Durham county, Bowmanville, Port Hope, Newcastle, Cobourg, Northumberland, Brighton, Colborne, Vehicles and Coaches, Christian Guardian, notes and information taken from local papers; (7) Obituary for Robert Imbert Orchard (1901-1991), son of former Trinity College School Headmaster Dr. Francis Graham Orchard. Imbert Orchard was a well known Canadian actor and artist; (8) St. Mary's Catholic Church, Port Hope. News-clippings from 1988. Photocopies from the Port Hope Watchman, 1852. 150th anniversary, 1975; (9) Notebook - notes made from research at the SPG Archives in England. Notes on Port Hope.

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