Janet Cobb Fonds F105

A Q3

Date of the items: 1961-2005

Physical description: 15 cm

Title: Janet Cobb Fonds

Creator: Janet Cobb

Repository: Trent Valley Archives

Reference number: TVA Fonds 105

Scope and contents: Fonds consists of records accumulated by Janet Cobb between 1961-2012, including correspondence, interview transcriptions, newspaper clippings, brochures, photographs and a scrapbook pertaining to Peterborough city and county, Trent University, the Peterborough Lift Locks, family history, and items of personal interest.

Access Conditions: No Restrictions

Finding aid: See separate file listing in Excel

Accruals: No further accruals are expected

Custodial history: The papers were collected by Janet Cobb. Information about the donor is currently unavailable.

Biographical sketch: Janet Dora Cobb was born in January of 1923. She was a veteran of the R. A. F. during WWII, and emigrated from England to Canada in June 1948 on the Empress of Canada, eventually settling in Warsaw. During the 1960’s she helped start the Brownies, Girl Guides and 4-H club in the area in addition to her job as a secretary and President of the Warsaw Women’s Institute. In 1972 she retired to Mexico with her husband the late George Cobb (2003) where they lived for 32 years. Here they organized the Yucatan Audobon Christmas Bird Count for 20 yrs. She passed away at her residence on Sunday March 4, 2012 at the age of 89.

Related fonds at TVA: See F122 Warsaw Women’s Institute for more information about Janet’s role as a secretary and president for them.

Access Points:
Peterborough County
Peterborough, Ontario
Peterborough Lift Lock
Genealogical research
Trent University
Cobb family
Mowry family
St. Joseph’s Cemetery

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