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2Edmison, J Alex

Dates: 1690s to 1990s, chiefly 1920s to 1970s

Fonds consists of correspondence, ephemera and photographs relating to the career of J. Alexander Edmison from childhood through a remarkable series of careers.
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Access Points: Edmison (family); Edmison, J. Alex (1903–1980); Edmison, the Rev J. H. (1857–1928); Edmison, Alice (1915–2002); Criminology; Taylor Statten Camps; Camp Ahmek; Trent University; Queen’s University; Jarvis Collegiate; YMCA; World War II; Hyde Park, Speakers’ Corner; Peterborough; Grove, Lakefield College; National Parole Board; Jack Bilbo; Criminology Centre, University of Ottawa

9Lakefield Heritage

Dates: 1840-2022

The fonds consists of research material, notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, booklets and newspaper clippings regarding the history of the village of Lakefield, Ontario.
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Access Points: Industry; Business; Railways; Lakefield Police history; Canada Cement, Lakefield; Canadian General Electric; Colonial Glass Company; Lakefield Canoes; Lakefield Dentists, Doctors; Lakefield College School; Millage Plumbing; Orange Lodge; Roy Photography Studios; Peterborough Liftlock; The Salvation Army; The Gideons; Bickell Family; Birdsall Family; Choate Family; Sherin Family; Moodie Family; Strickland Family; Traill Family; Catharine Parr Traill; Susannah Moodie; Rev. Mark Burnham; Mark S. Burnham; William Dennon; Andrew Onderdonk; R.B. Rogers

12Lakefield Newspapers
17Lakefield Women's Institute
18Lakefield Fire Plans
74Lakefield Chronicle
88Lakefield Historical Society
93Lakefield High School
210Christ Church, Lakefield
302Goselin, Elaine

Dates: 1975 to 2010

Fonds consists of slides, 1975, and photo prints, 1989-2010, taken at public events held throughout the Peterborough Region. The slides for 1975 relate to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Robinson settlers of 1825 and the Peterborough Exhibition, founded in 1843, marking belatedly its 100th anniversary.

The prints were taken at events connected with the Market Hall Clock Tower; the Santa Claus Parade; the Liftlock; Fourth Line Theatre; Festival of Trees; YWCA fire; Showplace; Special Olympics; Memorial Cup in Hockey; Lang Century Village; Havelock; Lakefield; Peterborough Airport; Nicholls Oval dog show; garden tours; road races; lawn bowling; Beavermead; Millennium Place; Canadian Canoe Museum; Pathway of Fame; Millennium Park; King Edward School; Memorial Centre; Alderville; Trent University; Artsweek; Lakefield Literary Festival; local churches; PCVS [Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School]; Little Lake; Dragon Festivals; Peterborough Regional Hospital Complex [PRHC] and more.

Particularly large files include several with photographs related to King Edward School and Park; the construction of the new Peterborough Regional Hospital (336 prints); Trent University; and the Liftlock Centennial.

This is a remarkable collection because of the quality of the photography and the wide range of events she covered. Many of the events were covered by other photographers; but none had this range.
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Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Peter Robinson Settlers; Peterborough Exhibition; King Edward School; Peterborough Regional Health Centre; Trent University; Peterborough Liftlock

355Grant, William C.

Dates: 1953

One photograph showing William C. Grant using the first dial telephone for Lakefield after Bell took responsibility for supplying phone services to the village. He lived at “Westove,” the last home of Catharine Parr Traill. The photo shows, left to right, the Bell employee, William C. Grant, and his Dalmation dog, Dom.
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Access Points: Lakefield, Ontario; Bell Telephone

391Performing Arts Lakefield
400Griffis, Matthew

Dates: 1900-2003

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.
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Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Lindsay, Ontario; Kawartha Lakes; Frederick M. DelaFosse; Carnegie Library

406Peterborough County House of Refuge

Dates: 1906-2006

Fonds consists of records and historical research notes compiled by Kim Krenz related to the history of the Peterborough County House of Refuge, and its successor Rosemere Manor. The House of Refuge operated from 1906 to the 1970s, when Rosemere Manor was established as a senior’s residence around 1979.
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Access Points: Lakefield, Ontario; Rosemere Manor; Peterborough County; Kim Krenz; Preston Family; Richard McCarthy

459Lakefield College School


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522Lakefield News
548Lakefield Village Municipal Records
574Lakefield Cemetery
596Lakefield Zoning By-Law
624Baxter, Angus

Dates: c. 1840s to c. 1990s

Fonds consists of photocopied material covering the history of the residence located at 5 Katherine St. in Lakefield, Ontario. Includes land/survey documents of the property; a note about Samuel DeChamplain; documents and research pertaining to the Stricklands; information and correspondence regarding Ephraim Sanford and his family and Elizabeth Cameron, a poet from Lakefield; and information on specialists related to dating historic houses.
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Access Points: Lakefield, Ontario, Angus Baxter, Ephraim Sanford, Samuel Strickland, Elizabeth Cameron, Champlain

671Lakefield Village Plan 1876
674Lakefield Village Plan 1888
679Chaplin family, Lakefield
784Lakefield Sea Scouts

Dates: 1936-2013

The fonds consists of the Lakefield Sea Scouts 1 Group Committee minutes, 1950-2013; annual reports, 1950s, 1960s, 1990s; financial records, 1948-1985, 1995-2005; records of the Building Fund, 1985-1990; reports on activities, 1957-1992, 2011; records related to the Bantam Hockey Team, 1947-1948; press coverage, 1959; programs, 1959-1967; a photo album, 1960s; Kawartha District Scouts minutes and reports, 1960-1998; and scrapbooks, 1936-1966.

The fonds includes information on their scouting and outreach activities as well as the administrative aspects of running Lakefield Sea Scouts 1. There are history files, and reports on key celebrations such as in 2011 when the group celebrated its centenary.
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Access Points: Scouting; Kawartha District Group Committee; Lake Katchewanooka; Boats; Jim Atkinson

889Lakefield Exhibition
893Bullock, Clayton

Dates: 1912-1975

The fonds consists of personal account books, 1937 – 1942 kept by Clayton Bullock, a farm account book kept by Bullock’s father Howard James Bullock, 3 photo albums from Lakefield United Church pastor, Rev. William Archer (d. 1952), a class photo from Armour Heights School, George St. United Church histories, and a gavel. The fonds also includes photographs and memorabilia, news clippings tied notably to the Casablanca Conference of Churchill and Roosevelt in 1942, and postcards written to and collected by Rev Dr. Mark Fenwick, uncle by marriage to Una Jean Archer.
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Access Points: Lakefield United Church, Archer, Rev. Robert William family, Casablanca Conference, Fenwick, Rev. Dr. Mark, George Street United Church, Peterborough

915Westove, Lakefield ON
942Lakefield Millennium Trail