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Alex McIlvena Collection

  • ON00226 2000-027
  • Collection
  • 1901-1904

The collection consists of 18 albums containing over 230 pages of 5 x 7 cyanotype photographs that photo-document the construction of the Peterborough Lift Lock in chronological order. Each album has a title such as: "Concrete: Main Walls and Wings", "Pit Excavation", "Hydro Lock Culvert", "Stone Pitching", "Taylor Air Compressor" and so on. The albums were likely produced for the Trent Canal or the federal Department of Public Works.

Angus Baxter fonds

  • ON00226 1995-060
  • Fonds
  • 1976, 1978

Fonds consists of an original, unpublished manuscript entitled, "Canada's Forgotten Pioneer - Samuel Strickland, 1804-1867". Also included are extensive notes and correspondence documenting Baxter's research on Samuel Strickland, the Strickland family and Catharine Parr Traill. Also, an editorial cartoon on Strickland's "Farm School" (1856), several photographs of members of the Strickland family and properties, other graphical material and the Strickland family tree.

Ann Maria Walton Sketchbook

  • ON00226 PG 14-32
  • Item
  • [ca. 1830]

Fonds consists of a sketchbook (with marble paper covers) containing ten detailed pencil sketches of cityscapes, waterscapes and rural scenes - many in the Peterborough area. They were rendered by Ann Maria Walton (1799-1862), daughter of Port Hope's founder, Captain John Walton. Also included are hand-written notes entitled, "a few lines on perspective", by Ann Maria Walton. Specific sketches include: Little Lake, Jones Falls, Davis Hill, the Otonabee River, a mountain waterfall and other subjects.

Brinton-Peterborough Carpet Company fonds

  • ON00226 2001-014
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1973

The fonds consists of surviving business records of the Brinton Carpet Company, Peterborough. Included are: early business records (1910-1911); Bylaws and Letters Patent (1927-1973); General Managers Reports (1962-1963); Minutes of the Board of Directors and Annual Shareholder Meetings (1952, June to 1973, April); promotional material including a colour catalogue and poster featuring Brinton Oriental Carpets made in Peterborough (ca. 1950); photograph on board, of Brinton Carpet office staff (ca. 1930), two panoramic group photograph of Brinton employees ca. 1930 and August 1936), mounted photograph showing the interior of the factory and a Jacquard Axminster Loom in operation (ca. 1920) and other photographs.

Butcher family fonds

  • ON00226 1971-009 & 1980-008 & 1984-026 & 1987-003
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1934, predominant 1900-1920

The fonds consists of an extensive and detailed series of personal correspondence from Alex Butcher to his mother Margaret (Mrs John Butcher) of Burnham Street, Peterborough while Alex was overseas during the First World War (1915-1919); assorted receipts from various Peterborough businesses (1873-1927); newspaper clippings; a series of Butcher family photographs including: John Butcher in marching band, members of the Zaccheus Burnham family, Pratty family, Mr Hallet, Principal of Ashburnham Public School, Amelia Burnham and others; deeds relating to Butcher house at 309 Engleburn Avenue (Absalom Ingram House), Ashburnham; photographs relating to Margaret and John Butcher; photographs of the construction of the Hunter Street bridge which includes a view into Ashburnham taken from atop Quaker Oats and clearly showing several landmarks including the Calcutt Brewery, Mattress December, 1920); personal correspondence of Absalom Ingram and a number of items relating to St Luke's Church; legal documents relating to the sale of the Butcher house at 309 Engleburn Avenue (northwest corner, near Sophia and Burnham Streets, Ashburnham) from Rev Mark Burnham to Absalom Ingram, then to John Butcher and Margaret Butcher (daughter of Absalom Ingram; assorted accounts and receipts relating to the affairs of John Butcher including an account ledger of Absalom Ingram (1879-1896); hand-lettered and hand-painted illuminated certificate presented to John Butcher on his retirement as caretaker of St John's Anglican Church, Peterborough; a small framed photograph of John Butcher, standing beside the cast iron bell taken from the tower of St John's Anglican Church when new chimes were installed.

Calcutt Brewery fonds

  • ON00226 1968-005 & 1990-005
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1933

The fonds consists of legal documents, stock certificates, some photographs, military records, genealogical material and ephemera. Specific items include: Brewer's License (1900); receipts and correspondence (Calcutt Brewing letterhead); Calcutt Brewery business ledger; a patent document with original plans on linen, for Henry Calcutt's "Improvements in Steam Boilers" (1895); lease indenture from Arthur Peck to Henry Calcutt relating to Calcutt Brewery property; assorted Calcutt family legal documents including original deed to family home at 73 Robinson, Ashburnham; minutes of the stockholders meeting (1911-33); receipt for a keg of ale for $1.50 (1886); a poem about an accidental spill at Calcutt's when people gathered gallons of beer that was pouring out of a spout; brief histories of some of the steamboats owned by Calcutt; some newspaper clippings.

Caledonian Club fonds

  • ON00226 1992-043
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1947

Fonds consists of bound volumes of material relating to the Caledonian Society (previously known as the St Andrew's Society) for Peterborough. Items include: bylaws and constitution; minute books (St Andrew's Society 1877-1898, Caledonian Club 1913-1947); membership lists (1913-1947); cash books (1913-1950); assorted correspondence and other items.

Canadian Manufacturers Association, Peterborough Branch fonds

  • ON00226 1984-001
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1978

Fonds consists of the bound record books of the Peterborough Branch of the Canadian Manufacturer's Association containing original minutes (1925-1978), membership lists, membership applications, constitution and bylaws, correspondence; information about various local business and industries and issues that affected their operations. The first bound volume includes a historical summary of the organization.

Carl Percy Martin fonds

  • ON00226 1998-040
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1990, predominant 1900-1936

The fonds consists of papers related primarily to Millbrook commercial artist and graphic designer, Carl Percy Martin (1904-1997). Included are: a series of personal correspondence from Carl Martin to his parents, (John and Lillian) where Martin is keeping them posted on his efforts to secure a job in Peterborough; a series of personal correspondence or 'love letters' (1900-1902) from a William J. Brown - foreman with the Durham Telephone Company to Carl's mother Lillian Hutchinson of Cavan; a small series of letters from Canadian artist Carl Ahrens to his pupil and friend Carl Martin (1931-1935); also examples of Carl Martin's graphic design work - including greeting cards and display containing provincial and national emblems (1920's circa); a published work by Carl Martin entitled, "Like It or Lump It" in which Martin provides an autobiography, poetry, sketches, recollections and opinion pieces (1990).

Catharine Parr Traill fonds

  • ON00226 2000-026
  • Fonds
  • 1891

Fonds consists of an original album (or herbarium) with a leather cover, containing 51 pages of mounted ferns, grasses, moss and flower specimens, collected from the Douro township and Stoney Lake area in 1891, by Canadian botanist and author, Catharine Parr Traill. Each specimen has a hand-written note identifying it. Some also contain additional notes recording where it was collected, date collected and other characteristics. It is extraordinarily rare to find an intact Traill album containing as many as 50 or more pages of mounted specimens.

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