Fonds 106

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.

File Title Date Item
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
of Education
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