Fonds 181

Title: Gordon Berry Fonds

Creator: Gordon Berry

Dates of Material: 1927 to 2002

Physical Description:
.5 metres, in three boxes each .166 m.

Scope and Contents:
Photographs (both digital and prints), research materials and correspondence relating to the production of the history of Stoney Lake. The research materials include newspaper clippings, brief written comments by people on the lake. Berry had several of the Roy Studio negatives printed as proof prints; this cost over $400 and very few were used in the book. There is a 1927 flyer for a pageant and a few vintage photographs in the collection. This is an excellent research collection by people who loved their subject. Tourism around the Kawartha Lakes is a major spur to the regional economy.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
Available on site.

Accruals:
None expected.

Custodial History:
Gordon Berry worked with Leslie Wooten and others to gather information on the history of Upper Stoney Lake which was published in their attractive and compelling book, Upper Stoney Lake: Gem of the Kawarthas (Bridgenorth, Woodberry Publications, 2002). Gordon had digitized the photos used in the book’s research and writing, and promised to donate these to the Trent Valley Archives in 2004. The digitized photos, a proof copy index, and the files related to the production of the book were donated to the Trent Valley Archives, October 2007.
Trent Valley Archives has several fonds which complement the Gordon Berry fonds, including the Upper Stoney Lake Association papers (Fonds 34), the guest books of the Wantasa Inn (Fonds 7), Andre Dorfman (Fonds 55), the Delledonne collection relating to Lakefield, and land records for Peterborough County (Fonds 60). Several of our map collections and newspaper collections are pertinent.
Trent Valley Archives publishes widely in local history, primarily in its Heritage Gazette of the Trent Valley, and one item from this fonds was published in November 2007.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
Gordon Berry is a biologist and teacher who has written text books on biology, nature and conservation. He has been on Stoney Lake since 1975 and is a respected artist and designer.

Access Points:
Upper Stoney Lake
Crowe’s Landing
McCracken’s Landing
Andre Dorfman
Lesley Wooten

File listing:

181     1     1 Upper Stoney Lake Picture Index, Part One Includes CD of the photos
181     1     2 Upper Stoney Lake Picture Index, Part 2 Index is to thumbnail prints
181     1     3 Miscellaneous photos
181     1     4 Burleigh Islands
181     1     5 Dummer Islands
181     1     6 Burleigh and Dummer Islands
181     1     7 North Mainland
181     1     8 Mainland South Shore
181     1     9 Stoney Lake book
181     1     10 Peterborough Liftlock 100th anniversary
181     1     11 Roy Studio photos of Stoney Lake 22 vintage prints
181     1     12 Belvidere
181     1     13 Boys Camp
181     1     14 Association
181     1     15 Canoes, boats, boathouses
181     1     16 Boathouses
181     1     17 Bridge
181     1     18 Camping
181     1     19 Cottages
181     1     20 Excursions
181     1     21 First People
181     1     22 Fishing and hunting
181     1     23 Quarry Mine
181     1     24 Hotels and Stores
181     1     25 Oakridge Camp
181     1     26 Richard F. Choate: two spacious manors 1954
181     1     27 Burnham, M. S. to H. Pammett 1951
181     1     28 Racy Stony Lake Gossip 1899 printed in Heritage Gazette, Nov 2007
181     2     29 Crow’s Landing Program 1927 original
181     2     30 Al Messner Rod and Gun 1954
181     2     31 Fishing stories
181     2     32 Pope family
181     2     33 Memories
181     2     34 Andre Dorfman
181     2     35 John G Robinson”A Cruise to the Kawartha Lakes” 1909
181     2     36 Juniper Island Masquerade 1929
181     2     37 Stoney Lake memories
181     2     38 Georgia Elston, National Aboriginal Day 1997
181     2     39 Map to Stony Lake Cottages c 1930
181     2     40 Notes on Stony Lake history
181     2     41 Stoney Lake memories 2
181     2     42 South Mainland
181     2     43 Andre Dorfman’s historical notes
181     2     44 Correll
181     2     45 Casement Island
181     2     46 Chapmans
181     2     47 Craig
181     2     48 Crowe’s Landing
181     2     49 Dodsworth
181     2     50 Dow
181     2     51 Finlay
181     2     52 Gilchrist Bay
181     2     53 Harding
181     2     54 Hendren
181     2     55 Lee
181     2     56 Lymburner
181     2     57 Massey
181     2     58 McIlmoyle
181     2     59 Miles
181     2     60 Neelands
181     2     61 Northey’s Bay
181     2     62 Oakman
181     2     63 Oakridge
181     2     64 Pakenham
181     2     65 Puffer
181     2     66 Quackenbush
181     2     67 Robb
181     2     68 Rork
181     2     69 Strickland
181     2     70 Waddell
181     2     71 Whetung
181     2     72 Willoughby
181     2     73 Winch, R J
181     2     74 Hopkins Island #35
181     2     75 Island #31
181     2     76 Island #32
181     2     77 Island #35
181     2     78 Island #36
181     2     79 Island #37
181     2     80 Island #38
181     2     81 Island #42 Moir
181     2     82 Island #43
181     2     83 Island #44 Kalliola
181     2     84 Island #47 Crannog
181     2     85 Island #48 & #49
181     2     86 Island #72 Roxburgh
181     2     87 Island #74
181     2     88 Island #76
181     2     89 Island #77
181     2     90 Island #78
181     2     91 Island #91
181     2     92 Island #93
181     2     93 Island #94
181     2     94 Island #106
181     2     95 Island #108
181     2     96 Island Number, Names & Cottage Names of Upper Stoney Lake 172pp
181     3     97 Hermann Helmuth on the Quackenbush skeleton 1993
181     3     98 Lower Stoney
181     3     99 Personalities
181     3     100 Community at head of Stoney Lake
181     3     101 Clandeboye Cottage
181     3     102 Events and memories
181     3     103 Sports
181     3     104 Swimsuits, dress costumes
181     3     105 Settlers
181     3     106 Scenes Jack’s Creek, Eels Creek, Indian River
181     3     107 Steamers
181     3     108 Steamer: Stoney Lake 3 Roy photos
181     3     109 Schools
181     3     110 Lumberin
181     3     111 Water levels
181     3     112 Dust jacket cover Upper Stoney Lake
181     3     113 Hall Sailing Cup, McCracken’s Landing
181     3     114 Examiner, 2 February 1882 1882
181     3     115 Sidebars 1
181     3     116 Sidebars 2
181     3     117 Sidebars 3
181     3     118 Crowe’s Landing
181     3     119 Canoe research
181     3     120 Photographs
181     3     121 USLA Bulletin, 33, 2 1985 1985
181     3     122 Island #34a
181     3     123 Islands #69 and #67
181     3     124 Grubbe
181     3     125 Stony Lake News 1976
181     3     126 Howard Pammett on Kawartha Lumbermen
181     3     127 Upper Stoney Lake book
181     3     128 Oral history questions