F M5, M6
Date of the items: 1840-2022
Physical description: 1.5 m, 1 56x38x5 cm flat box of newspaper clippings, two 14×31.5×9 cm small boxes containing bricks
Title: Lakefield Heritage Fonds
Creator: Gord Young
Repository: Trent Valley Archives
Reference number: TVA Fonds 9
Scope and contents: The fonds consists of research material, notes, correspondence, photographs, maps, booklets and newspaper clippings regarding the history of the village of Lakefield, Ontario.
Access Conditions: No Restrictions
Finding aid: See separate file listing in Excel
Custodial history: Donated by Gord Young; donations continue to be made on a regular basis.
Biographical sketch: Gord Young is a researcher for Lakefield Heritage Research, a genealogical organization established in 1990 to help people uncover their ancestors in the Peterborough area. He has written several books including “Lakefield: A Look at Its Heritage” and “A Dark Day in Peterborough: A Time to Remember December 11, 1916” about the Quaker Oats Fire. He has also contributed regularly to the Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley and has written several historical papers.
In addition to his work at Lakefield Heritage Research, Gord is also involved in local heritage in Peterborough, serving on local committees like the Peterborough Architectural Conservancy Advisory Committee and developing walks for Doors Open.
Related fonds at TVA: There are several fonds at TVA with materials relating to Lakefield. Some of the most prominent include F12 Lakefield Newspapers; F18 Lakefield Fire Plans; F30 Robert Delledonne; F60 Peterborough County Land Registry; F574 Lakefield Cemetery; F671 and F674 Lakefield Village Plans; and F688 Hillside Cemetery.
Lakefield Police history
Canada Cement, Lakefield
Canadian General Electric
Colonial Glass Company
Lakefield Dentists, Doctors
Lakefield College School
Roy Photography Studios
The Salvation Army
Catharine Parr Traill
Rev. Mark Burnham
Mark S. Burnham
The files are organized by 5 series:
Series A – Lakefield
Series B – Traill/Moodie/Strickland
Series C – Special Interests
Series D – Newspaper Subject Files
Series E – Peterborough