Fonds 4

Fonds Number: 4

Title: Albert Hope (1879-1953) fonds

Creator: Albert Hope

Dates of material: 1887-88, c. 1914

Physical description: c 1 cu ft

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Scope and content:

Architectural plans and drawings, c 1914, for a few houses designed and built by Albert Hope, Peterborough builder, together with several coloured plates and details that appeared in the Scientific American, Architects and Builders Edition, 1887-88, which were used for developing his plans. Clients included James McMilnan, K.S. Scherlies, G. Ruth, Frank MacDonald, Peterborough Hardware Store, Dr Hewitt Amys, and L. Yeotes. The papers have extra interest as the Scientific Americans were clearly passed on from another builder who had valued these materials. They provide insight into the ways in which the most ubiquitous style of local Victorian architecture was introduced and refined.

Access Conditions:

Open to researchers.

Finding aids:

Available on site.

Accruals:

None expected.

Custodial history:

The papers were found in the attic of a home on the avenues in Peterborough and were donated through Elwood Jones.

Biographical sketch / Administrative history

Albert Hope (1879-1953) was briefly a builder in Peterborough who later taught manual training in Peterborough schools. During the time that the fonds was created he was living at 704 George Street, Peterborough, and later lived chiefly at 219 Stewart Street.

File Listing:
Vol File          Title                              Date
1       1 Scientific American B+A Jan 1887
1       2 Scientific American B+A Feb 1887
1       3 Scientific American B+A Mar 1887
1       4 Scientific American B+A Mar 1887
1       5 Scientific American B+A April 1887
1       6 Scientific American B+A April 1887
1       7 Scientific American B+A May 1887
1       8 Scientific American B+A May 1887
1       9 Scientific American B+A July 1887
1      10 Scientific American B+A Aug 1887
1      11 Scientific American B+A Sept 1887
1      12 Scientific American B+A Oct 1887
1      13 Scientific American B+A Dec 1887
1      14 Scientific American B+A Dec 1887
1      15 Scientific American B+A Jan 1888
1      16 Scientific American B+A Feb 1888
1      17 Scientific American B+A Mar 1888
1      18 Scientific American B+A Mar 1888
1      19 Scientific American B+A April 1888
2      20 A residence for G. Ruth, floor plans, 704 George Street
2      21 A suburban residence
2      22 Floor plans for house
2      23 Drawings for a 2 ½ storey house with oriel windows
        1. Front and rear elevations (ink on linen paper)
        2. Front elevation (pencil on heavy paper) + side elevation
        3. Rear elevation (pencil on heavy paper) + side elevation
        4. Attic plan
        5. Cellar plan
        6. Second floor
        7. Sectional elevation showing arrangement of the stairs, etc
2      24 Peterborough Hardware store one side (Queen street near Simcoe) 2 storey house
2      25 Full Size Details for Mr. Frank McDonald
2      26 Proposed new bedrooms and windows, rear of 15 Elizabeth street, Toronto for K. S. Scherles Esq (next to Russian Baptist Mission) blueprint, 217 Parliament street, Toronto, Nov 12, 1914
2      27 Detail for Dr. Hewitt Amys, Peterborough ON, ½ detail of main stairs, detail no 17, G. M. Miller co. architects Toronto
2      28 Plans end details for erection of house for James McIlnan, 704 George Street
2      29 Proposed alternations to storefronts at 350-352 Queen street east for L. Yeotes