Trent University Archives Newsletter


Trent University Archives News Number 29
Contents include a tribute to Dr. Gilbert Monture, former member of Trent's Board of Governors and an officer of the Order of the British Empire. Dr. Monture was instrumental in the formation of the Indigenous Studies program at Trent University.
Trent University Archives News Number 28
Contents include cartoons by Arthur G. Racey. Racey worked for the Montreal Star in the early 1900s and gained international recognition for his cartoons. The images depicted in the Newsletter have Christmas themes and are reproduced from the original cartoons housed in the Archives.
Trent University Archives News Number 27
Contents focus on the Turner family of Millbrook, Dr. Henry Allan Turner Sr. (1828-1922), Dr. Henry Allan Turner Jr. (186?-1951), and Dr. Turner Jr.'s sister (Alice Turner) and wife (Alice Turner) who were nurses. Included are short synopses of their practices along with images of x-rays and medical records.
Trent University Archives News Number 26
Contents focus on the early 20th century gardens of the Boyd family of Bobcaygeon. Included are images from seed catalogues and a photograph of the the Boyd house surrounded by magnificent gardens. Also included is a commentary on the Peterborough publication, The Canadian Horticulturalist & Beekeeper, first published in 1881.
Trent University Archives News Number 25
Contents include a commentary on the relationship between the Honourable Leslie M. Frost and Trent University. Included are photographs of Chancellor Frost at Convocation and of the Garden Party held at Trent in 1969 to honour the Frosts.
Trent University Archives News Number 24
Contents include images and excerpts with Christmas themes from various nineteenth-century publications housed in our Michael Treadwell Special Collections and Rare Books Room. One of the examples depicted is from Charles Dickens' 1888 "author's copyright edition" of A Christmas Carol.
Trent University Archives News Number 23
Contents focus on Upper Canadian surveyor John Huston (1790-1845). Huston received authorization from Sir Peregrine Maitland to "practice the art of surveying land" in Upper Canada in 1820, and he assisted Peter Robinson, Commissioner of Crown Lands and Surveyor General of Upper Canada, in settling the 1825 contingent of Irish immigrants in the Peterborough area.
Trent University Archives News Number 22
Contents include tributes to Michael Treadwell (1942-1999) and Mary Northway (1909-1987), whose contributions to Trent University have been recognized through the naming of the reading rooms in the Archives and the Special Collections and Rare Book Room in their honour. Michael Treadwell and Mary Northway were responsible for several important acquisitions at Bata Library and the Archives.
Trent University Archives News Number 21
Contents include the announcement that Margaret Laurence's personal library has been relocated to Trent University Archives. Margaret's long relationship with Trent is discussed in brief. Also included are examples of the types of questions that researchers using our Archives are asking, and the surprising statistics that their research endeavors generate as they peruse the Archives Web site.
Trent University Archives News Number 20
Contents include 19th century Christmas recipes for turkey, mincemeat pie, and cake. Also included is an 1891 quote from a letter written by Anna Leveridge to her mother in England in which she describes the Coe Hill Christmas social and the types of food that were available.
Trent University Archives News Number 19
Contents focus on Cobourg, Ontario's Central Exhibition of 1878. Scans and excerpts from the "Prize List" are featured and commentary includes references to the September 2006 International Plowing Match and Rural Expo held near Peterborough in the town of Keene.
Trent University Archives News Number 18
Contents include excerpts from the writings of Catharine Parr Traill, Susanna Moodie, Frances Stewart, and John Langton relating to water navigation in the Kawarthas during the nineteenth century. Also included are photographs of the steamer, "City of Peterborough," and advertisements offering transportation through the lakes on such boats as the Esturion, Ogemah, Manita, and Empress.


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