Fonds 455

Title: Anson House Treasurer

Creator: Treasurer, Anson House

Dates of Material: 1870-1968

Physical Description: 40 cm

Scope and Contents:
Treasure’s Cash record books; 1870-1883, 1917-1930, Bank of Montreal bank bookBuilding Fund 1911-1912, Bank of Montreal bank book account records; 1924-1931, 1934-1940, Subscription list 1910-1912, Treasure’s Bills payable records; 1919-1921, 1924-1929, Insurance Record Book; 1920-1932, Financial statements monthly; 1912, Empty Anson House financial statement binder c. 1929, Anson House Auxiliary minutes; 1960’s, copy of book; “Anson House A Refuge and a Home” – Trent U. History 475 Class (2001)

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Donated to the Trent Valley Archives, by the Peterborough Housing Authority, Peter Robinson contact. The files had been in the offices of the former Anson House and were left behind. The records were donated to TVA as it already had important archives (Fonds 35 and Fonds 48).

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History

The Peterborough Relief Society was founded in 1862 with a view to providing outside relief for the poor of Peterborough. The mandate was narrowed to be primarily Protestants, and primarily women and children, in 1863. The organization continued to dispense some outside relief, but beginning in May 1865 its prime concern became the Peterborough Protestant Home, located by 1870 on Steward St. just north of Brock St, and after 1911 at the location on Anson St; its name was changed to Anson House, in 1931. At different time, there were pressures (usually resisted) to have the Home operate as a House of Refuge, but its mandate was not so widened.

Access points
Anson house, fonds 35
Anson House Project, students at Trent University, fonds 48
Anson House Board of Directors, F456
Ketchabaw, Barbara, F457

File List

0    File on provenance

1    Treasure’s Account book Peterborough Protestant Home
Cash records 1870-1877
2    Treasure’s Cash book Cash records 1877-1883
3    Bank of Montreal bank book
Bank account re: building fund 1911-1912
4    Subscription List
Subscribers list and amounts paid 1910-1912
5    Treasure’s cash book
Cash records 1917-1920
6    Treasure’s cash book
Cash records 1920-1923
7    Treasure’s cash book
Cash records 1923-1926
8    Treasure’s expense book
Cash records 1926-1930
9    Bills payable 1919-1921
10  Treasure’s account book
Bills payable 1924-1929
11  Insurance record book
Records of policies on building, furniture, stable 1920-1932
12  Bank of Montreal bank book
Records of account 1924-1931
13  Bank of Montreal bank book
Records of account 1934-1940
14  Financial statements
Monthly statements 1912
15  Anson House Binder
Empty binder that held financial statements starting in 1929
16  Anson House Auxiliary
Minutes of Auxiliary 1960’s, some typed, some handwritten
17  Anson House Auxiliary
Minutes of Auxiliary 1968-1968
18  “Anson House A Refuge and a Home”
Copy of book put together by Trent University’s History 475 Class, 2001