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.
Open to researchers.
None Available on site.
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.
Peterborough Historical Society
Hutchison House Museum
IODE (Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire)
Haboco Stores, Peterborough
Boyle, Harry J. (1895-1942)
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