|2||Edmison, 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.
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
Dates: 1887 – 1888, c. 1914
The fonds consists of architectural plans and drawings, c. 1914, for a few houses designed and built by the Peterborough builder Albert Hope, 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.
|6||Peterborough Golf and Country Club|
The fonds consists of research material, notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, booklets and newspaper clippings regarding the history of the village of Lakefield, Ontario.
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
Dates: 1908, 1929-1970
The fonds consists of newspaper clippings, photos, posters, pamphlets, brochures and memorabilia related to the history of Peterborough and the neighbouring region and more broadly to heritage and museum issues. Highlights include the organization charts for Peterboro Lock, 1943 and 1946; an excellent selection of newspaper articles on local history; stereopticon cards from 1865-1870, excellent in all respects; and reports related to the Peterborough Centennial Museum, Hutchison House, the Peterborough Historical Society and the Ontario Historical Society.
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Peterborough Lock; Peterborough Centennial Museum; Peterborough Historical Society
Fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, programmes, scripts, lyrics, newspaper clippings, magazines and pamphlets from the collection of Ray Gillies, a lighting director for the Peterborough Theatre Guild.
Access Points: Knox Presbyterian Church; Peterborough Theatre Guild; Peterborough Memorial Centre
|49||Peterborough in the 1880's|
|51||Diocese of Peterborough|
|60||Peterborough County Land Registry|
|64||Peterborough County Court|
|65||Peterborough City Clerk|
|72||Peterborough This Week|
|73||Peterborough New Paper|
|77||Peterborough Area Newspapers|
|78||Canadian General Electric Plant News||
The fonds consists of issues of the CGE Peterborough Works News and Canadian General Electric Company Limited Peterborough Plant News dating from 1945 through 2002.
Access Points: Canadian General Electric, Ian McRae, Peterborough Industry, Peterborough Businesses
|86||Peterborough Public Library 75th Anniversary Fund|
|99||Township of North Kawartha, Peterborough County|
|100||Peterborough Old Buildings|
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
|116||Peterborough District Hospital Planning Council - Subcommittee|
|117||Peterborough Hospitals Staff Lists|
The fonds consists of scrapbooks, news clippings, collections of photographs, special events photographs, correspondence and memorabilia relating to the history of Central School in Peterborough from 1860 to the present, but mainly with documents gathered from 1960 to 2002.
Access Points: Peterborough Schools
|145||Peterborough Examiner Editioral||
The fonds consists of letters written by William Johnston between 1875 and 1976 to his son who was pursuing a career as a pharmacist. These have been supplemented with strong family and genealogical research, along with documents related to Alfred J. Johnston. Most of the original letters have been Xeroxed for research purposes, and are available digitally.
Access Points: Peterborough Mechanics Institute; James and Jane Mitchell; Samuel J. Jackson; Stonewall, Manitoba; Stephens family; Pharmacies
|201||CGE Peterborough 2008|
|211||Peterborough Chamber of Commerce|
|213||PUC, 1909, Peterborough Water Works|
Dates: c. 1890
Fonds consists of a group photograph of several young people, including the photographer Garnet Augustus Green, 3rd from right in back row. Included in the file are photocopies of his death notice, pictures of his wife Annie May Green, his parents William John and Charlotte Green and Garnet’s son Roy Elvin Green.
Access Points: Garnet Green; Peterborough Photographers
|222||Peterborough Air Surveys|
|224||Peterborough Industrial Society||
|248||Peterborough Public Library|
The fonds consists of the working files and drawings of J.P. Cahorn Engineering, which are arranged chronologically and alphabetically and filed according to his project numbers, which start with the year (although there are some conflicts in his system). They include information from other sources. He acted as a consultant on a variety of very different sites and/or buildings, mostly in the City of Peterborough but also throughout Peterborough County and beyond. Most of his work was related to structural engineering of new and existing sites and buildings for residential, industrial and commercial projects. He dealt with small and large projects, from someone’s garage addition to a 4-story condominium building. He consulted for residents, businesses, industries, cities, townships and public organizations. His approach to projects was always diligent, thorough, and consistent.
Access Points: Norwood; Collingwood; YMCA; All Saints Church, Peterborough; Millbrook; Hope Sawmill, Lang; Ennismore; 40 Auburn St. Condominium Building; Campbellford; Indusmin; Peterborough Club; Bobcaygeon; Peterborough Courthouse; Omemee; Nephton; Buckhorn; Warsaw
|255||Kennedy,William Nassau and Family||
Dates: 2009 [originals 1850 to 1879]
The fonds consists of documents related to the Peterborough militia, 1850-1868, and to the Orange Order, 1867-1879.
Access Points: Thomas Chambers; Robert Sherlock Tate; John Kennedy; William Nassau Kennedy; Peterborough Militia; Orange Order; Freemasonry
|256||Peterborough Power and Sail Squadron|
|258||Ministry of Agriculture, Peterborough|
|270||Peterborough Pathway of Fame|
The fonds consists of Ruth Brummel's copy of The Peterborough Normal School Year Book, 1931-32.
Access Points: Peterborough Normal School, Peterborough YWCA, Peterborough Businesses, Peterborough Organizations
|284||Belmont Farmers Club||
Dates: 1913-1915, 1944, 1964
Belmont Farmers Club minute book, including list of members; expenses; minutes; orders; and accounts. Includes separate documents: Annual report, Belmont Municipal Telephone System, 1944 and reprint, 1964, of the Peterborough Examiner, 20 October 1864.
Access Points: Belmont Municipal Telephone System
Fonds consists of typed manuscripts (some annotated and revised), correspondence, documents and books relating to Frances Daunt, together with archival and Xerox copies of correspondence of Austin Lane and Maggie Nickle. There are photographs dating from the early 1900s as well as the 1910s. Some of the typed manuscripts are annotated and revised for different occasions. The papers contain the manuscripts of key works such as Sleeping Dogs; A Theatre has Been Erected; her edition of letters from Austin Lane (A Very Different War: The Adventures of Austin Lane with the South Persia Rifles 1916-1919) and Dear Maggie.
Access Points: World War I; The Law Society of Alberta; South Persia Rifles; Peterborough Theatre Guild
Fonds consists of the papers of Peter Adams relating to his work at McGill & Trent Universities, in the community and as an Ontario MPP and federal MP from Peterborough.
B. Community Initiatives, Programmes, Campaigns
C. Political Life
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Trent University Geography Department; Peterborough Collegiate Institute; St. John’s Church; Peterborough Historical Society; Peterborough Politics; Provincial Government; Federal Government; Canadian Arctic
Dates: 1929, c. 1930
The fonds consists of two photographs of the rugby team of the Peterborough Collegiate Institute, 1929 and c. 1930.
Access Points: Peterborough Collegiate Institute; Rugby
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.
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Peter Robinson Settlers; Peterborough Exhibition; King Edward School; Peterborough Regional Health Centre; Trent University; Peterborough Liftlock
Fonds consists of photos of the Jackson Park and Bonnerworth area taken by Terry Hawkins with his first camera, c. 1948, showing the area in a period of transition; and pins, patches and other ephemera related to the Peterborough area.
Access Points: Hamilton Park; Jackson Park; Bonnerworth Mill; Canada Packers
|314||Peterborough Industrial Map|
|322||J. J. Turner Company||
Dates: 1933, 1948-1970
The fonds consists of materials related to the operation of the J. J. Turner Company, a Peterborough based manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of canvas products, flags and outdoor recreation. Some files relate to the products handled by Turners; a large portion are shareholder and financial records, kept by R. J. Davies and his son. Of note is file one, which contains a 1933 catalogue in excellent condition.
Access Points: R. J. Davies; D. W. Davies; Workers’ Payrolls; Board of Directors; Peterborough, Ontario
Dates: 1846 – c. mid 1960s
Fonds consists of papers gathered by Irene Boucher, related to the ownership and history of the property consisting of lots 10 and 11 on Edinburg Street South (or 269 Edinburg Street, west of George Street) in Peterborough, Ontario. The papers primarily consist of deeds of sale between the owners of the property, but agreements, assessment documents, and land surveys can also be found in this fonds.
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario, Edinburg Street, Irene Boucher, Mossom Boyd, John Belcher
|331||Peterborough Plan 1922|
|343||Rexe, J. Paul||
The fonds consists of materials pertaining to Rexe’s personal life and career as a teacher and politician, including correspondence, City Council memoranda and meeting agendas, planning documentation and reports, news clippings, personal notes, PCG reports and studies, court transcripts, legal invoices, and more.
Access Points: Ann Rexe; Lou Kazowski; Doug Galvin; 1979 Federal Election; 1981 Provincial Election; Peterborough, Ontario; Peterborough City Council; 1971, 1980, 2003 Peterborough Municipal Election; Peterborough County Board of Education; Trent University; Municipal Consultancy
The fonds consists of a total of 189 plate glass negatives, most of which measure approximately 12.7×17.7 cm [5″ x 7″]. These were created by at least 3 different photographers between 1892 and 1905 at various locations in Peterborough County, Alberta, and British Columbia. The collection contains many culturally significant pieces, including views of work on the Trent Severn Waterway ca. 1900, views of Stoney Lake and Juniper Point, and portraits of prominent Peterboronians and their homes in the 1890s and early 1900s.
Access Points: Trent Severn Waterway; Peterborough, Ontario; Beaverton, Ontario; Stoney Lake; Juniper Point; Eel’s Creek; Grubbe’s Island; Indian River; Merino; Hazel Brae; Idyl Wyld; John Morrice Roger Fairbairn; Hannah MacFarlane Fairbairn
|378||Peterborough Restaurant Association|
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.
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Lindsay, Ontario; Kawartha Lakes; Frederick M. DelaFosse; Carnegie Library
|406||Peterborough County House of Refuge||
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.
Access Points: Lakefield, Ontario; Rosemere Manor; Peterborough County; Kim Krenz; Preston Family; Richard McCarthy
|414||Peterborough City Assessment 1914|
|418||Peterborough Flood 2004|
|425||Matthews, T. Frank Family||
Dates: 1907-1929, 1940
The fonds consists of documents, photographs, photo albums and other ephemera compiled by the Matthews family.
Access Points: Royal Military College, Kingston, ON; World War I; Kells Family; Peterborough Photographers: P. H. Green; G. B. Sproule, H. J. Byers; Louis Mendel; Other photographers: S. J. Jarvis; Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School; Peterborough Exhibition; S. S. Acquitania; 570 Water Street, Peterborough, Ontario (home of Matthews family); Lt. F. A. Heymann
|440||Peterborough Normal School|
|460||Oriental Hotel, Peterborough|
|462||Peterborough Utilities Commission|
|487||Peterborough Guns Ltd|
|518||Peterborough Birds Eye View 1875|
|519||Peterborough County Council|
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
|549||Peterborough Utilities Commission, Water Commissioners|
Dates: 1897, 1991-2000
The fonds consists of materials compiled by Rex Rose while serving on the Board of Directors for Anson House, including AGM minutes, long range planning information and a supportive housing proposal. Also includes a copy of the book “For Such a Time as This.”
Access Points: The Peterborough Protestant Home; Anson House; Anson House Project; Trent University
|576||Peterborough Newspapers: Despatch, Examiner, Review|
|577||Peterborough Summer 1950|
|611||Conservative Party Peterborough Riding|
|620||District of Colborne||
Dates: December, 1841
Letters patent for the creation of the justices of the peace for the District of Colborne, December 9th 1841, upon the completion of the courthouse in Peterborough. The letters lay out the duties of these justices and lists some of the types indictments they are to rule over, including assault, murder and lawmen who fail to perform their proper duties. It also suggests that men who have committed one of these indictments must either turn themselves in, be arrested by an officer of the law, or be outlawed. Punishment for those men who are not able to keep the peace is time in jail. The document includes the names of the Chief Justice, Vice Chancellor, Executive Council, the Legislative Council, and the Justices of the Peace of all local areas.
Access Points: Peterborough County Court House; District of Colborne; District of Newcastle; Peterborough Law Association
Fonds consists of correspondence, databases related to cemeteries and genealogy. In file 319, Betty Craw in 1982 made the following observations:
Access Points: Peterborough County; Victoria County; Northumberland County; Cemeteries; Genealogical research; Ashburnham, Ontario; Peterborough, Ontario
|630||Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School||
Dates: January 11, 1960 to April 11, 1960
Fonds consists of seven issues of PoCket VerSion, a newspaper published by students from the Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational school. The issues date from January 11, 1960 to April 11, 1960 and are numbers 1-7 of volume 10. The newspaper includes information about activities happening in the school, interviews with students and staff, editorials, reviews and advertisements for local events and local businesses.
Access Points: Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School; Adam Scott Collegiate and Vocational Institute; Sandy’s Department Store; Black’s Department Store; Empress Pharmacy; Rendezvous Restaurant; YMCA; CHEX Television; Peterborough Theatres
|641||Town of Peterborough Village of Ashburnham 1878 map|
|650||Rotary Club, Peterborough|
|668||Peterborough Industrial Map 1929|
|672||County of Peterborough flag|
The fonds consists of reports, manuals and publications related to Robert Rehder’s career at Canadian General Electric in Peterborough, Ontario in the design and development of switchgears and insulation systems for motors and generators.
Access Points: Canadian General Electric; Electric Engineering; Switchgear Engineering; Insulation Systems; Hope Mill; Ontario Hydro; La Grande Complex
|699||Grove School, Peterborough|
|724||Queen Mary School||
The fonds consists of documents, photographs, yearbooks and other materials compliled for the 100th aniversary of Queen Mary School. The materials cover the history of the school and its students from before its opening in 1913 to its 100th anniversary in 2013. The collection also has materials related to Safety Patrols across the city and Queen Mary’s Summer Theatre; and regesters from Queen Mary School, King George School, the Retarded Children’s School and the Havelock Public School.
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Peterborough Schools; Queen Mary’s 100th Anniversary; Queen Mary Summer Theatre; Safety Patrol; Public School Registers; Separate School Registers
Dates: 1900, 1920-2007
The fonds consists of documents, publications, newspaper clippings, displays, ribbons, postcards, photographs and scrapbooks relating to the life and farming career of Charles Lobb.
Access Points: Norwood Fair; Royal Winter Fair; East Peterborough Agricultural Society; Upper Stoney Lake Regatta; Ontario Agricultural College; Ontario Department of Agriculture; World War II
|738||Peterborough County Voters' Lists|
|743||Peterborough Lawn Bowling Club|
|746||Peterborough Normal School|
|772||Hall, W. Gordon||
The fonds consists of a book and five photographs. The book is the Western Manufacturing Co. Regina Catalogue No. 5 showing Builders Woodwork and an official price list and illustrations for 1919 done for wholesale manufacturers and jobbers in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.
Access Points: G. Hudson Hall; Western Manufacturing Co.; Canadian General Electric; Watson Tire and Radio Supply; Peterborough, Ontario
|783||Naming of Peterborough|
|790||St. Andrew's United Church, Peterborough|
The fonds consists of family photographs and other materials related to Bill Jordan.
Access Points: Peterborough Theatre Guild; Trent University Bookstore; Arbor Theatre
|800||Kiwanis Music Festival, Peterborough|
|801||Hastings-Peterborough New Democratic Party Riding Association||
The fonds consists of correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, photographs, promotional material, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, and signage created by the Hastings-Peterborough New Democratic Party Riding Association, pertaining to their administration, campaigns and history.
Access Points: Elmer Buchanan; M.P.P. Ontario 1990-1995; Mary Smith; municipal councilor for Selwyn Township and its antecedents 1997-2018 (Mayor 2011-2018); Robert Rae (Bob); Premier of Ontario 1990-1995; Audrey McLaughlin; William Domm, (Bill), M.P.; Gillian Sandeman (Gill); M.P.P. Ontario 1975-1977; Linda Slavin; Waste Management; Environmentalism; Provincial Government; Federal Government
|816||St. John's 1st Peterborough Scout Troop|
|822||Peterborough Digitized Newspapers|
|828||Peterborough Shade Working Group|
|833||Peterborough Examiner Style Book|
|847||Peterborough Civic Arena|
The fonds consists of a postcard album with a floral decoration on the cover, containing c. 280 postcards. It was a gift to Joseph from Agnes for Christmas in 1908.
Access Points: Postcards; Peterborough, Ontario
|852||Inhabitants of Peterborough 1849|
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.
Access Points: Lakefield United Church, Archer, Rev. Robert William family, Casablanca Conference, Fenwick, Rev. Dr. Mark, George Street United Church, Peterborough
|909.1||Peterborough Court House|
|917||St. Andrew's United Church, Peterborough|
Album of Roy Studio photos kept by John Lyon in connection with his 1998 article for the Beaver magazine on the Roma group that came to Peterborough in the summer of 1909, and with a hope of reproducing the prints for profit in a calendar, cards for special events, and direct sale
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Roma; The Roy Studio
|946||Paul Jobe Logistics||
Dates: 1975, 1992-1999
The fonds consists of documents related to transportation logistics at Quaker Oats in the 1990s, and to the Trenton Pet Food Plant in 1975. They are very informative about Quaker’s objectives and successes in that period.
Access Points: Quaker Oats; Peterborough, Ontario; Trenton Pet Food Plant; Trenton, Ontario
|966||Queen Alexandra School||
Dates: 1894-1897, 1933, 1951-1958
The fonds consists of photographs of classes, sports teams and school groups at Queen Alexandra School, as well as other schools in Peterborough
Access Points: Peterborough, Ontario; Peterborough Schools; Barnardo Avenue; Peterborough Normal School; North Ward School; Queen Alexandra Community Centre; Activity Haven; Peterborough Collegiate Institute