Fonds Number: 106
Title: Ray, Eldon
Creator: Eldon Pringle Ray
Dates of Material: 1910-2004
Physical description: 8.0 cm
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference Number: Fonds 106
Scope and content: Documents and photos relating to the life and educational career of Eldon Pringle Ray, as well as photos and slides relating to his work on Peterborough architecture.
Access conditions: General conditions: access for research; limitations for significant publication. Open to researchers.
Accruals: none expected
Custodial history: These files were donated via Martha Kidd from the estate of Eldon Ray.
Biographical Sketch of Creator: Dr. Eldon Pringle Ray was born in 1911 and died on December 21, 2004. He was married to Dorothy Beatrice Holliday and had 2 children, Malcom M. and Ann (Ray) Bowden. He was a graduate of King’s College (BA ’32) held a Master’s degree from Dalhousie University (MA ’33), a degree from the Ontario College of Education (’38), and a PhD in History from the University of Toronto (’46).
He taught school in Simcoe and at PCVS in Peterborough, ON. He was the founding Principal at Kenner Collegiate, the Principal at Thomas A. Stewart and the first Director of Education for the city. He was a former member of Peterborough City Council and a Mayoralty candidate, a member of Peterborough Planning Board for 5 years, a member of the Peterborough Housing Authority, and the first chairman of P.A.C.A.C.
|1||Ray, Eldon Pringle||1925||Baptism, confirmation & first communion record for Weldon Pringle Ray||original|
|2||Certificate of Marriage||1940||Marriage certificate between Eldon Pringle Ray & Dorothy Beatrice Holliday 25 July 1940||copy|
|3||Dorothy Beatrice Holliday||1925-1972||Birth, baptism confirmation certificate, various school certificate||originals & copies|
|4||Misc- clippings & copies||1996||Article about Doug Sadler||original|
|5||Account books||1943-1954||Household account books||original|
|6||Invoices & receipts||1953||House & garage renovation expenses||original|
|7||CHHC||1950||CMHC building approval||original|
|8||Land Deeds||1966||Mortgage from Grey & Bruce Trust & Savings||original|
|9||Submissions to the
Peterborough County Board
|1986, 1991||Submissions to Peterborough Cty Bd of Ed & to Ont. P.C. Commission on Education||originals & copies|
|10||Kiwanis Founation of Canada||1998||Election as Mel Osborne fellow||original|
|11||Articles on Education||1974||Various articles on education in Peterborough County||copies|
|12||Speeches & Quotes||1960-1998||Various articles, speeches on education||originals & copies|
|13||St. John’s Anglican Church Pilgrim’s Guide||1997||Pilgrim’s Guide booklet||original|
|14||House of Commons birthday wishes||2003||92nd birthday wishes Canada, Ontario||original|
|15||Awards||2003, 2004||Kiwanis Club honorary membership + distinguish service awards||original|
|16||Slides||1963||20 slides of Peterborough||originals through Martha Kidd|
|17||Photos||1956||11 photos, 300 London St||originals|
|18||Photo||1910||Thomas Hooper store||copy|