Fonds Number: 383
Title: Robert Dunford fonds
Creator: Robert Dunford, Peterborough ON
Dates of Material: chiefly 1995-s2005
Physical Description: 30 inches (80 cm)
Scope and Contents:
Records compiled by Robert Dunford during the compilation of his book, Adam Scott, Master Millwright (Peterborough, Smith Township Historical Society, 2003)
Open to researchers.
Available on site.
These papers were gathered by Dunford while compiling his book, and were arranged by him in various categories to facilitate his research and writing.
Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Robert S. Dunford (b. 1947) was a teacher in Peterborough schools and then wrote a biography of his distinguished forbear, Adam Scott, generally considered a founder of what is now the
City of Peterborough.
List of volumes
1 Family tree of the Dunford family, several DVDs with family pictures, information about the promotion of the book, research from the Wiltshire Record Office and related materials. Includes copies of the Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley used in his research
2 Master draft of the Adam Scott book, notes related to the Adam Scott ancestry, photos c. 2000 of the Adam Scott mill in Cavan, and related materials.
3 Genealogical information related to Scott, Robson and Fowler families.
4 Copies of documents related to Charles Fothergill, copies of Heritage Gazettes, genealogical research, notes on the Peter Robinson emigration, copies of secondary sources related to the Peterborough area, etc.
5 Copies of secondary sources related to Adam Scott, notes on a family history writing workshop, notes on genealogical resources, etc. Note cards on Ontario bibliography.