Fonds consists of records accumulated by Janet Cobb between 1961-2012, including correspondence, interview transcriptions, newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs and a scrapbook pertaining to Peterborough city and county, Trent University, the Peterborough Lift Locks, family history, and items of personal interest.
Access Points: Peterborough County; Peterborough, Ontario; Peterborough Lift Lock; Genealogical research; Trent University; Cobb family; Mowry family; St. Joseph’s Cemetery
The fonds consists of high-resolution scans of approximately 230 colour, sepia, and black and white vintage postcard images of Peterborough, Lindsay, and various locations in the Kawartha Lakes region. All originals measure approximately 9×14 cm. The scans include the front and back of each card (labelled “a” and “b” respectively); these were scanned (at a resolution of 600 dpi) and labelled by the donor before donation. All paper originals remain with the donor; he has donated only the scans to TVA to use for public research, publications (when copyright allows), and TVA publicity.
The overwhelming majority of the original cards date ca. 1900 to 1920; others date from 1920 to 1945; and a small portion of the original cards date from the late 1940s to the mid- to late-1970s. Most of the original cards are mass-produced cards consisting of lithographed images printed onto standard cardstock; others are real photograph postcards (RPPCs) which are black and white photographic images printed (from negatives) onto 9×14 cm photographic paper and rubber-stamped on the back. Many of the early cards were manufactured by the Valentine & Sons postcard company (which had offices in Toronto and, incidentally, used Roy Studio images on their cards) and the International Stationary Company of Picton. Others were produced by more local manufacturers, among them the Roy Studio.
The collection is organized into three major series:
Series A – Peterborough: Business and Industry, Churches and Cemeteries, Downtown Streets, Educational Institutions, Hospitals and Homes, Hotels, Otonabee River (Bridges, Lift Locks, Marinas and River Views), Parks and Campgrounds, Railway Stations, Recreation and Entertainment, Services and Public Buildings, and Misc. Rural Scenes.
Series B – Lindsay: Canal, Churches, Downtown Streets, Services and Public Buildings, and Other.
Series C – Kawartha: Apsley, Balsam Lake, Bobcaygeon, Buckhorn Lake, Burleigh Falls, Chemong Lake, Fenelon Falls, Haliburton, Havelock, Lakefield, Pigeon Lake, Rice Lake, Stoney Lake, Sturgeon Lake, and Misc. Kawartha Lakes.
Also included in the digital image collection is a scan (front and back) of a cabinet photograph of the Peterborough Lift Locks (date unknown) as well as 1 file folder containing printed copies of approximately 15 articles from the Globe and Mail online database. The original articles date from approximately 1900 to 2003 and pertain to the life and work of Frederick M. DelaFosse (FMD), first Librarian of the Peterborough Carnegie Library (opened 1911). The collection includes published letters that DelaFosse wrote to the editor of The Globe, brief mentions of FMD in society columns, and obituaries related to members of the DelaFosse and Fewer families.
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Lindsay, Ontario; Kawartha Lakes; Frederick M. DelaFosse; Carnegie Library
The fonds consists of magazines published monthly containing horticultural content, articles and photos, mostly Canadian. Only Canadian Horticultural magazine published at the time. Of interest; story on growing celery on farm on outskirts of Peterborough, columnist R.S. Rose of Peterborough , picture and blurb on maintenance at Little Lake Cemetery and lack of maintenance at some other cemeteries around the country. Photocopies of selected items are included in file 0.
Access Points: Little Lake Cemetery, R. S. Rose, Horticulture, Gardening
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Fonds consists of correspondence, databases related to cemeteries and genealogy. In file 319, Betty Craw in 1982 made the following observations:
“Compiling a record of Memorial Stones in over 200 Cemeteries in the counties of Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Durham began in 1966. These publications are simply a labour of love – a memorial to my father and sister. The research developed into a rather onerous task when I realized how much information was being eroded by neglect, indifference, weather and sheer vandalism.” She thanked Alice and Marianne MacKenzie for their help in recording cemeteries. She also thanked Eileen Gariepy and Andre Dorfman.”
Series A: Cemeteries series; listing of stones within the cemeteries recorded, 1975-1980, files 1-164 (vols. 1-4) The cemeteries are from the counties of Peterborough, Victoria, and Northumberland and Durham
Series B: Genealogical research inquiries, mostly 1980s, 1990s, files 165-221 (vols. 5-6)
Series C: Archival research records, originals and copies, files 222-334 (vols. 7-11) Includes marriages, cemetery records, assessment and census records, and other documents with potential for genealogical research.
Series D: Maps, 1940s, files 335-342 (vol. 11)
Series E: Voters’ lists and assessments, 1964-1967, files 343-353 (vol. 11)
Series F: Marriages, Newcastle District mainly 1870-1872, transcribed c. 1975-80 (files 354-362) (vol. 12)
Series G: Genealogical resources (files 363-431) (vols. 13-17)
Series H: Genealogical cards recording individuals by birth, marriage and death; and cards cross-referencing to cemetery listings. (vols. B1 to B15)
Series I: Books and pamphlets
Access Points: Peterborough County; Victoria County; Northumberland County; Cemeteries; Genealogical research; Ashburnham, Ontario; Peterborough, Ontario