Lakefield Heritage Fonds F9

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

Accruals: Expected

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.

Access Points:
Lakefield Police history
Canada Cement, Lakefield
Canadian General Electric
Colonial Glass Company
Lakefield Canoes
Lakefield Dentists, Doctors
Lakefield College School
Millage Plumbing
Orange Lodge
Roy Photography Studios
Peterborough Liftlock
The Salvation Army
The Gideons
Bickell Family
Birdsall Family
Choate Family
Sherin Family
Moodie Family
Strickland Family
Traill Family
Catharine Parr Traill
Susannah Moodie
Rev. Mark Burnham
Mark S. Burnham
William Dennon
Andrew Onderdonk
R.B. Rogers

List of Files

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