Title: Doughty, Ron
Creator: Ron Doughty, Peterborough
Dates of material: 1897-1979
Physical description: 10 cm
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference number: Fonds 129
Scope and content:
File 1 Photographs, Peterborough Liftlock, c. 1904
Three Roy Studio photographs mounted on photo cardstock with summary of the physical features of the Hydraulic Lift Lock at Peterborough, Canada.
1. View of Lift Lock from the west with Hunter Street seen as winding dirt road. There are several people on the top level, and people and carts are at the street level. The ensign is flying from the mast tower.
2. View of Lift Lock from the south with the locks in motion. A boat appears to fill the entire east bath tub. This appears to be a formal occasion.
3. View of the Lift Lock from the south at the end of the dockage and the same boat is leaving.
File 2 Peterborough “The Electric City” 1914
“The Electric City”: PETERBOROUGH ONTARIO CANADA Views of City and District WITH INFORMATION FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES / PRICE TWENTY-FIVE CENTS / Compiled by J. A. McElhiney and E. R. Hensley / Review Print / Roy Photos / Union label
A fine copy of the booklet signed Mr Joseph Ingram, 304 Pearl Avenue, Peterborough. Photos include p 2, J. H. Burnham, M.P.;
E. A. Peck, M.L.A.; p 4, City Council of Peterborough 1914 [W. Buller, Mayor; Jos. Saunders, M. McIntyre; W. Langford; G. W. Green, G. N. Gordon, A. H. Stratton, J. J. Duffus, W. J. Johnston, G. H. Duncan, J. C. Anderson];
p. 5, Peterborough Board of Trade, B. D. Hall, W. C. Ackerman, A. N. Allison, James H. Hamilton;
p 6, George Street: Looking North [has streetcar on tracks, good for poles, street dress];
p 7, George Street at Midnight: Looking North [from Brock Street]; Bird’s Eye View of Peterborough: showing Central Park, Armories and Collegiate Institute [famous view taken from George Street Methodist Church on occasion of opening of Armories, 1908];
p 9, Victoria Park: showing Court House in back ground [note band stand and fountain];
p 10, Hydraulic Lift Lock on Trent Canal: largest of its kind in the world [see photo 2 in file 1];
p 11 Nicholls Hospital; St Joseph’s Hospital;
p 12, Normal School and City Hall Buildings [the second photo is chiefly of the Market Building; in foreground is flower garden at the Customs House; sign on the Market Hall reads “Alex Gordon, Cash for Hides, Skins and Tallow”];
p 13, The Public Library (exterior and interior);
p 14 Peterborough YWCA; Scene in Victoria Park; scenes at Little Lake Cemetery; Peterborough Customs House; YMCA;
p 15, The Canadian General Electric Company’s Plant [appears to be architect’s sketch; there is also commentary on the company and its achievements.];
p 16, The Quaker Oats Company’s Plant [with extensive commentary on “the largest and finest oatmeal milling industry in Canada.”;
p. 17, The Peterborough Lock Works [a lithograph based on drawing by Toronto Engraving Co.];
p 18, The De Laval Dairy Supply Company’s Plant [apparently taken from top of King Edward School, and showing the many buildings along Park Street.]; p 19, The William Hamilton Company’s Plant [lithograph overview looking from southeast to northwest];
p 20, The Henry Hope Manufacturing Plant [artistic lithograph, by Rolph and Clark, Toronto];
p 21 The Peterborough Canoe Co’s plant [artistic print from Water Street];
p 22, The Auburn Woolen Mills; the Lundy Shovel and Tool Works;
p 23; B. F. Ackerman Son & Co.s plant [largest harness manufacturers in Canada]; Matthews-Blackwell co.: Pork Packers and Exporters;
p 24, J. J. Turner and Sons; Canadian Canoe Co.’s plant;
p 25, Peter Hamilton Co.; Peterborough Creamery; the Duffus Garage;
p 26, Murray Street Baptist Church; St Paul’s Presbyterian Church; George Street Methodist Church;
p. 27 Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, St John’s Anglican Church [this picture shows the occasion of the dedication of the People’s Chime, June 1911; note 57th Regiment and many bicycles; house on Sheridan Street visible in distance];
p 28, Salvation Army Temple, Peterborough Protestant Home;
p 29, Turnbull Co.’s Departmental Store [artist’s print, shows building as four storey];
p 30, Richard Hall & Son: Departmental Stor; Cressman Co. Limited Departmental Store;
p 31, Neill Shoe Store (exterior and interior); Dominion Bank (exterior and interior);
p 32, Canadian Bank of Commerce Building; Bank of Montreal, exterior and interior views;
p. 33 Central Fire Department; City Police Force;
p 34, J. R. Stratton’s residence; residence and grounds of G. Walter Green;
p. 35, Residence of W. H. Bradburn; residence of W. G. Morrow;
p 36, Burleigh Falls lock, Kawartha Lakes, near Peterborough [showing Lintonia and Empress in lockage];
p. 37, Juniper Island and store;
p. 38, Hunting scene, Ketchecum Hunt Club; a Peterborough fishing party;
p 39, Regatta Day on Stoney Lake;
p 40, Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Peterborough; Grand Trunk Railway Station at Peterborough
File 3 Great Auction Sale, Manvers 22 March 1897, large format poster (xerox copy made for research purposes)
Great Auction Sale / The undersigned has been instructed by / Mr Jno. H. White / to sell by public auction, on lot 20, con. 6, (north half) / Manvers / On Monday, March 22, 1897 / The following Valuable Farm Stock, Implements, &c. / …. Thomas Swain, Auctioneer / Printed by H. Parsons, Observer Office, Port Perry
File 4 Tourist Guidebook of Ontario, 1928
Tourist Guidebook of Ontario published expressly for the Essex County Automobile Club Windsor, Ont. 1928, 50 cents
Of special interest is the centrefold map showing the Provincial Highways of Ontario [note that Highway 7 to Perth not showing; it reached Peterborough in 1932] The many itineraries draw attention to points where turns are made. Peterboro Automobile Club based at 326 George Street. Page 98 lists motor camps in Ontario; Peterborough’s was in Inverlea Park.
File 5 Peterborough Examiner, reprint of 30 June 1905, 4 pages
Features “A Brief Condensed Historical Sketch” which stops in mid-stream. Includes several photos, but generally printed too dark to be useful. It is interesting to note the effect of printing old layout on new sized pages, that are narrower and taller in proportion.
Access Conditions: No restrictions
These are items which have been collected by Ron Doughty over many years.
Biographical sketch / Administrative history
Ron Doughty is a retired engineer active with the Trent Valley Archives.