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Andrew Finnie II fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1850s-ca. 1960s

Fonds is comprised of approximately 105 historical photographs, family genealogy documents, various company shares, wills, and land documents pertaining to the family of Andrew Finnie II (1820-1908), resident of South Monaghan Township and farmer from the 1850s onwards. The photographs pertain largely to descendants, some of whom moved to Manitoba and sent photographs of themselves to the home farm in South Monaghan; many fine examples of photographs taken by Peterborough photographers in the 19th century are included. This fonds also includes detailed genealogical information compiled by the donor about the people represented in the photographs; also included are the donor’s detailed descriptions of the textual documents.

Andrew II Finnie

Burwell Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1800-1982

The Burwell Family fonds is primarily comprised of the peronal and buisness papers of Hannibal Burwell (1825-1886), his son, Alfred E. Burwell (1871-1943) and his daughter Hannah Alberta Eliza Burwell (1864-1929), later Mrs. David Williams.
•There are 20 related artifacts including two family bibles, a portable writing desk belonging to Hannibal's father, Mahlon Burwell (1783-1846), a prominent surveyor, Justice of the Peace and MLA, Albert Burwell's South Africa War medals and volunteer service medals and a portrait of Mahlon's daughter Louisa Burwell (1818-1834).
•The fonds is divided into the following series:
•-Associated Artifacts series, ca. 1800-1914
•-Books series, 1808-1931
•-Personal Documents and Ephemera series, 1810-1932
•-Financial and Real Estate series, 1861-1886
•-Correspondence series, 1863-1887

Burwell (family)

Culbertson Tract Land Claim collection

  • CA ON00156 DA TD/CTLC
  • Collection
  • 2007

This collection comprises documents received in response to an Access to Information request addressed to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) by the Corporation of the Town of Deseronto, Ontario, in 2008. The request asked for copies of documentation submitted as part of the Culbertson Tract land claim of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and upon which the decision to allow the claim had been based.

The documents in this collection are all photocopies of materials located in public archives in Canada. The materials range in date from 1779 to 1959 and record the interactions between the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and the British and Canadian governments, in relation to lands, from the time of their departure from the Mohawk Valley to the mid-twentieth century.

East Durham Land Registry Office Collection

  • CA ON00154 2004.20
  • Fonds
  • 1815-1992

Fonds consists of various textual records and objects collected by the Land Registrar of East Durham County, c1950s-1970s. For more detailed information, refer to series-level descriptions.

East Durham County Land Registry Office

Elgin County Land Division Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1971-2010

The fonds is arranged in two series:
Application Files series, 1971-1986
Minutes series, 1971-2010

Elgin County Land Division Committee

Eva Wardlaw fonds

  • CA ON00408 F041
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1997

Fonds reflects Eva Wardlaw's family history, including her immigration from Greece, as well as her education and career as a school principal and alderman in North Bay.

Wardlaw, Eva

George W. Gordon family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877 - 2009

Fonds consists of records created or collected by members of the prominent Gordon family of Port Credit during the course of their personal and professional lives.

While the records span three generations of the Gordon family, the fonds centres on the personal and professional records of George W. Gordon. His records, as well as smaller bodies of records created by four of his children, Lillian, Rhena, Francis (Frank), and Douglas Wilden, came into the care of his granddaughter, Sandra (Gordon) Moore who partially organized them and conducted related family research. Moore’s own records and those of her ancestors have therefore been treated as an organic whole and no attempt has been made to split the body of records into separate fonds; however, series are described in terms of the family member to whom records pertain (see below for series listing).

George W. Gordon’s records include a substantial number of letters dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century from members of the Wingfield, Beamish, and Gordon family members and acquaintances, relating to daily life in small Ontario settler and farming communities such as Utterson, Allensville, Port Credit, Springfield-on-the-Credit (now Erindale) as well as larger centres such as Hamilton and Toronto. Some letters came from further afield in the North West Territories, England, and the US. Domestic and personal records collected or created by Gordon also include administrative records related to fraternal organizations (Masonic and Orange Lodges), household receipts, farming expense accounts and diaries, land and financial records, and various ephemera.

The fonds also contains a significant body of records emanating from George W. Gordon’s role as justice of the peace and magistrate for Port Credit, including marriage licence applications, administrative records related to the Toronto Hamilton Highway Commission, and police court records. The latter include completed forms such as summons, warrants, and complaints, correspondence and signed statements made in court relating to criminal charges and civil infractions.

Records created by Gordon’s children, Lillian, Rhena, Frank, and Douglas Wilden include correspondence, photographs, ephemera, family research, and professional records related to teaching. Lillian Gordon’s records include a significant amount of mid-twentieth-century correspondence with suitors located in Ontario, the US and Germany.

Sandra Moore’s records contain a substantial amount of family research, including correspondence with relatives and records offices in North American and the United Kingdom. Her records include extensive documentation of the Beamish family of which one branch settled in Springfield-on-the-Credit.

Fonds comprises the following series:

Series 1: Wingfield correspondence
Series 2: Beamish correspondence
Series 3: Gordon family correspondence
Series 4: George W. Gordon domestic and personal records
Series 5: Lillian Gordon records
Series 6: Rhena, Frank, and Douglas Wilden Gordon records
Series 7: Sandra Moore (nee Gordon) records
Series 8: Gordon family photographs
Series 9: Gordon oversize records
Series 10: Gordon professional records

Gordon family, Port Credit

Hossack Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1850 - 1958

The fonds consists of property records and family history relating to the Hossack and Blakie families of Oxford
County and subsists of the following series and subseries:

Series 1: Property Records

  • Subseries A: Land Grants
  • Subseries B: Land Deeds
  • Subseries C: Mortgages
  • Subseries D: Property Abstracts

Series 2: Family History

  • Subseries A: Obituaries

Hossack (family)

Indentures for Lot 13 Charles Street in Port Hope

  • CA ON00154 2017.6.2
  • Series

Series contains three (3) indentures for Lot 13 Charles Street (north side) Port Hope, bound together with a ribbon and wax.

1) Indenture signed on 14 November 1850 for the transfer of Lot 13 Charles Street (north side), between Thoma Gibbs Ridout, Joseph Hewson and Almon Harris.
2) Contract for Deed between Thomas Gibbs Ridout and Joseph Hewson, dated 12 February 1848
3) Deed of Bargain and Sale between Thomas Gibbs Ridout et ux and Almon Harris, signed 23 February 1853.

Janet Berton fonds (MG 52)

  • CA ON00373 MG 52
  • Fonds
  • 1837-2013, predominant 1950-2004

The fonds consists of records that reflect the different roles that Janet played throughout her life as well as the various activities and functions she performed throughout the community. The fonds is arranged into five series and then various subseries, all of which reflect Janet’s diverse activities.

The majority of the records are textual (i.e. minutes, reports, correspondence, published material, newspapers, etc.) although there is also a sizable photograph collection as well as some maps and plans and even artwork. Fonds consists of: Binder Twine Festival programs, posters, artwork, committee minutes, advertising, press releases, copies of by-laws, books, correspondence, account ledgers, newsletters, speeches, research notes, newspaper clippings, cassette tapes, Kleinburg/community history notes (eg. United Church, historical buildings and homes, families and individuals), walking tour booklets, notes on Kleinburg and Vaughan development, Humber Heritage committee notes, agendas, newspaper clippings, reports, LACAC/Heritage Vaughan books, notes on heritage homes and architecture, minutes and agendas, manuals, newspaper clippings, reports, CFUW books, newsletters, pamphlets, journal articles, minutes, conference notes, newspaper clippings, Kleinburg Home & School Association notes, newspaper clippings, HELP newspaper clippings, minutes, newsletters, Operation Catch-Up files, CACY pollution and development notes, Dellcrest notes, reports, minutes, KARA agendas and minutes, notes, correspondence, address books, calendars, agendas, travel notes and booklets, guidebooks and maps for locations around the world, other Ontario and Canadian heritage books, reports, magazines (York, food, National Geographic, Beaver, cat), fiction books, journals, programs, pamphlets, maps, Kleinburg Shaw store account ledgers from late 1800s to ca. 1930.

Berton, Janet

John Spence family fonds

  • CA ON00031 AX2011.602
  • Fonds
  • 1875 - 1928

This fonds consists of financial records, ships logs and Crown land patents created by and/or belonging to Captain John Spence and his sons, reflecting some of their personal and business dealings.

Spence, John (family)

Jon Dellandrea collection

  • CA ON00408 C008
  • Collection
  • 1857

Collection consists of three framed maps of pre-Confederation Canada published by the Crown Lands Office of Upper Canada.

Dellandrea, Jon

Lakefield Heritage Research collection

  • CA ON00333 12-004
  • Collection
  • 2003-2012

Collection consists primarily of photocopies and emails with information pertaining to various aspects of Peterborough's history, from both the city and the county. Brief history of the town of Lakefield is also included.

Lakefield Heritage Research

Lakefield Heritage Research collection. Additions

  • Collection
  • ca. 1998-2002

Collection includes correspondence, email printouts, notes, photographs, research materials, and newspaper clippings. Much of this material pertains to research on the Traill family of Lakefield, Ontario.

Lakefield Heritage Research

Mark Young Stark family papers

  • CA ON00395 C.0004
  • Collection
  • 1812-1953, predominant 1833-[ca. 1878]

Most of the records consist of letters written to Mark Young Stark and his wife, Agatha, in Dundas. Correspondents include friends and family in Scotland or friends and colleagues in Upper Canada. Of the Scottish letters, those from Stark’s stepmother (Mary Bannatyne) and aunt (Grace Young) are the most numerous. Some letters predate Stark’s immigration to Canada in 1833. Other letters were written to his wife and to their daughter, Mary Ann, after Stark’s death in 1866. Topics addressed in the letters revolve around personal and family news but occasionally touch on current events, including politics and ecclesiastical affairs.

Stark, Mark Young

Martha Ann Kidd fonds

  • CA ON00334 F90
  • Fonds
  • 1817-1997

Research collection of Martha Anne Kidd, local Peterborough historian, relating to her work with Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee (PACAC), Peterborough Historical Society, Peterborough Planning Committee, as well as numerous research notes and papers on the preservation of historic buildings, the Ontario Heritage Act, and Heritage Canada..

Series A Historical Preservation in Ontario (Files 1-101), 1932, 1967-1991

Series B Heritage Planning in Peterborough (Files 102-166), 1962-1991

Series C Heritage Tourism and Promotion (Files 167-230), 1968-1978
Includes brochures for many committees promoting heritage and tourism, particularly in Central and Eastern Ontario; documents related to the Roy Studio Collection promotion(1996-1998); original sketches and planning with Tim Jackson (1984); Heritage Peterborough (1985-1987); Jackson Park Pagoda Project (1987) including historical research from the 1890s.

Series D Historic Properties (Files 231-300)
Photographs, historical research and materials relating to streetscapes and identified houses and buildings in Peterborough and surrounding areas; includes information from CIHB and HABS, c. 1970; PACAC bylaws (1974-1986)

Series E Peterborough Biographies (Files 301-400)
Historical research on Peterborough individuals, (including all architects) and families as well as records relating to the Peterborough Historical Society.

Series F Mixed Items (Files 401-461)
Highlights include: Dobbin Index to Industries (1913), Dr. Hutchison Register of Births (1817), Langton Letters (1834-35), Prime Time Profiles.

Series G Peterborough Despatch (Files 462-564)
Copies of news articles (1848-1860) on subjects such as: Peterborough Town Council, bylaws, elections, politics, Peterborough people, agriculture, amusements, businesses, organizations, fires and fire brigade, military, religion, sports, transportation; births, marriages, deaths

Series H Ashburnham Maps and Plans (Files 565-580), 1850-1903

Series I Peterborough Fire Insurance Plans (Files 581-600), 1882, 1889, 1911, 1929
Also includes Peterborough County and Town maps

Series J Martha Ann Kidd and the Heritage Movement (Files 601-657)
News features on Martha Ann Kidd, correspondence; papers relating to her husband, Kenneth Kidd, a professor of Archaeology at Trent University.

Series K Ashburnham and Peterborough City Collector’s Rolls and Directories (Files 658-702)
Copies of Ashburnham Collector Rolls (1861-62), copies of Ashburnham Directories (1858, 1864, 1865-66, 1870, 1876, 1883-84, 1894-95, 1897, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1914), copies of Ashburnham Assessment Rolls (1874, 1882, 1889, 1899, 1900), copies of Ashburnham Voter’s Lists (1863, 1878), copies of Peterborough City Directories (1851, 1858, 1870-71, 1876, 1883, 1888, 1895, 1897, 1913).

Series L Peterborough Street Index (Files 703-772) Photographs and descriptions to various properties.

Series M Peter J. Stokes Photographs (Files 773-779), 1969
Photographs and negatives relating to the downtown district of Peterborough.

Series N Photographs and Postcards (Files 780-834)
A vast photograph and postcard collection depicting residents, properties, and events in Peterborough townships including Lakefield, Chandos, Harvey, Otonabee/Keene, Asphodel, Dummer, Douro, Smith/Ennismore as well as Stoney Lake. Materials relating to surrounding counties such as Victoria and Northumberland should also be mentioned.

Series O Negatives (Files 835-924)

Series P Street Series (Files 925-1407), 1970s
Collection includes historic summaries of various street names in downtown Peterborough, as well as a detailed street by street pre-1890 building inventory featuring many photographs of Peterborough properties as well as owner history.

Series Q Canadian Inventory of Historic Buildings (CIHB) Reports (Files 1408-2863)

Series R Mixed Items (Files 2864-)

Kidd, Martha Ann, 1917-2012

Nick and Helma Mika collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 1
  • Collection
  • 1858-1986

The collection reflects the publishing interests of Nick and Helma Mika. It comprises four main series: photographic files, reference files, printing process files and other materials. The collection is strong in local history materials, particularly relating to the history of the United Empire Loyalists, railways, and the city of Belleville.

Percy Climo Census Notebooks

  • CA ON00154 PHA 2012.51.2
  • Series
  • 1975

Series consists of twelve notebooks containing transcriptions of various census records from 1808-1871. It includes: Hope Township Assessment Records, Lists of Names, 1808-1819; Hope Township Assessment Records, 1820-1825; Hope Township Census Lists, 1839-1841; Hope Township Census Lists, 1848; Hope Township Census Lists, 1850; Township of Hope 1851 Census, Abbey to Morse; Township of Hope 1851 Census, Moresome to Yeo; Township of Hope 1851 Census, Index Listing; Town of Port Hope 1861 Census, Index Listing; Township of Hope 1861 Census, Index Listing; Town of Port Hope 1871 Census, Index Listing; Township of Hope 1871 Census, Index Listing.

Climo, Percy Lloyd (1906-1991)

Percy Climo Land Records Notebooks

  • CA ON00154 PHA 2012.51.1
  • Series
  • 1975

Series consists of five notebooks containing "Hope Township Instruments and Private Property Records" and transcriptions of the Hope Township Land Abstract Books.

Climo, Percy Lloyd (1906-1991)

Thompson Collection

  • CA ON00156 MG 652
  • Collection
  • 1820-1964

The collection contains: Tweedsmuir history of a house for lot 26, wills belonging to Francis Van de Bogart House and farm leases, and quit claims ca. 1898-1912 for Lot 26 in Thurlow Agreement and sale of land documents ca. 1872-1932 Deeds and policiies ca. 1874-1932 Mortgage and accompanying douments ca. 1901 Mortgages and agreements survey plan for lot 25 Fire insurance policies ca. 1901 Discharge of mortgage document ca. 1872 Legal documents for Thurlow Township lots ca. 1880-1964 Mortgages and deeds from Thurlow Township ca. 1876-1931 High Court Justice documents ca. 1872-1886 Commissioner of Agriculture loans and receipts and statements ca. 1940's
*An original deed from June 22, 1820

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