Fonds 10

Fonds Number: 10

Title: Dorothy Gamble Hubbs Fonds

Creator: Dorothy Gamble Hubbs

Dates of Material: 1820-1979

Physical Description: 15 cm

Scope and Contents:
Correspondence and papers relating the early years of Hutchison House Museum, 1970s, together with information about the Peterborough Historical society. As well there are files related to the family history, the work of Marlow Banks, early research on bottles, and the IODE.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
None Available on site.

None expected.

Custodial History:
The materials came from Dorothy Hubbs, Peterborough and later Aurora, Ontario, in 1999, 2009 and 2012.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Dorothy Hubbs was the daughter of Harry J. Boyle, a Peterborough grocer, and was married successively to Dr. Warren Gamble, and xx Hubbs. Dorothy was a collector of glass, ceramics and plates and also served on the Hutchison House Committee of the Peterborough Historical Society, c. 1972 to 1979. Dr. Warren Gamble was on the Board of Directors of the Peterborough Historical Society in the 1970s.
Harry J. Boyle (1895-1942) was born, the oldest of five children, in Arnprior, Ontario, the son of William Henry Boyle and Elizabeth Driscoll. A printer by trade, he served with the 73rd Battalion, Black Watch Highlanders, and was a printer by trade. He was wounded in battle at Somme in 1916, and his leg was amputated. After the war, he toured with Chautauqua and was considered a splendid “social speaker.” While back in hospital he met Dorothy Mather, also of Almonte, and they were married in Toronto’s Metropolitan Church in June 1919. They had four daughters. He opened his first grocery store at 168 Charlotte Street, and soon had seven others. In 1927, he opened a warehouse for servicing his stores. And in the 1930s changed the name of his stores to Haboco. Because of the depression he lost control of the stores to National Grocers in 1933. The family home was at 514 Weller Street. He got a job with Elliott’s Stationery Company selling office supplies through the area. He was a member of Kiwanis, serving as president in 1932.

Access Points:
Lakefield, Ontario
Peterborough Historical Society
Hutchison House Museum
IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire)
Haboco Stores, Peterborough
Boyle, Harry J. (1895-1942)

File List

File    Title                    Dates                 Item
1  White Envelope  1900, 1979  Family Tree of Mary Hutchison/Mary Wallace, Letters

2  Plastic Envelope  1972, 1979  Old Rectory Press Letter to Mrs.Gamble, Other Correspondence with T.H. Higginson

3  Hutchison House Newspaper Clippings  Envelope Containing Newspaper Clippings

4  Invitation/Donation Card  Invitation to Dr.W.J Gamble to a Reception at Hutchison House from Peterborough Historical Society, Donation Card from “Friends of Hutchison House.”

5  Brown Envelope  1969-1979  Peterborough Historical Society Builders, Hutchison House Plaque, Papers

6  Dr.Hutchison/Hutchison House  Dr.John Hutchison and Medical Profession in Upper Canada, Harvey-Connal Family Tree, Hutchison House

7  Hutchison House Restored, Parlour Papers  Hutchison House Restored by Dorothy Gamble, Peterborough Historical Society Jean Coles Notes, Hutchison Wing at Civic Hospital, Medical Certificate, Map of Peterborough 1820-1840, Letter from Rev Alex Calder – Minister of St. Paul’s, History of St. Paul’s Church, Session Meetings, Fleming Papers, Diaries, 250 Year Calendar

8  Dr.Hutchison’s Ledgers  1830-1832  Copies of Ledgers