Fonds 351

Fonds Number 351

Title: Peterborough Military

Creator: F. H. Dobbin, Col R. J. Bolton

Dates of Material: 1916, c. 1960

Physical Description: 3 acco-press volumes, 3.25 inches

Scope and Contents:
The typescript history of the military experience in Peterborough, Ontario, 1857 to about 1950, as told in 1916, 2 volumes, by Francis H. Dobbin and updated c. 1960 by Col. R. J. Bolton. The Dobbin volumes are titled “Peterborough Militia” and essentially constitutes the full history of the Peterborough Rifle Company and the 57th Battalion cum Regiment. Col. Bolton’s volume tells the history of the Prince of Wales Rangers, 1920-1945.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
None Available on site. The two volumes by F. H. Dobbin have been transcribed as a Word document by Dorothy Sharpe, using a copy that belonged to Col Henry Clarke. This can be used to search and find names and events.

None expected.

Custodial History:
These volumes had belonged to Col. O. F. C. (Jim) Cook who left them to David E. Rumball. Another copy of the history

Access Points:
Peterborough Rifle Company
57th Battalion
57th Regiment
Prince of Wales Rangers, 1920-1945
Peterborough military history

File listing:
1. Peterborough Militia, 1857 to 1899
2. Peterborough Militia, 1900 to 1914
3. Prince of Wales Rangers, 1920-1945