Trent University Archives Newsletter


Trent University Archives News Number 17
Contents explore the relationship between the naming of Haliburton, Ontario and the Honourable Judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865). Thomas Haliburton, an internationally-known author, was the creator of the fictitious character, Sam Slick.
Trent University Archives News Number 16
Contents include excerpts pertaining to winter taken from nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century diaries and letters. Also included are images of photographs and Christmas cards from the same era.
Trent University Archives News Number 15
Contents include a tribute to author, journalist, and broadcaster, Scott Young (1918-2005), and a feature on jet engine designer, Winnett Boyd of Bobcaygeon.
Trent University Archives News Number 14
Contents include transcriptions and scanned images of a few important 18th century letters relating to British colonialism in North America, from The David Stirling Macmillan collection.
Trent University Archives News Number 13
Contents include images of title pages of first edition books from The Michael Treadwell Special Collections and Rare Books Room. Included among others are title page images of Mark Twain's 1872 edition of Bleak House, and William Makepeace Thackeray's 1848 Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero.
Trent University Archives News Number 12
Contents include World War I Christmas letters from men and women serving overseas to their families in the Peterborough area.
Trent University Archives News Number 11
Contents include comments on Trent's 40th anniversary, celebrated in October of this year. A scanned image of a page of the very first student register is included. This newsletter features nationally recognized naturalist and author, Doug Sadler, who lives in Peterborough and who has entrusted his papers to our care.
Trent University Archives News Number 10
Contents include a description of the papers held at Trent University Archives that deal with the life and times of Richard Birdsall Rogers, superintending engineer of the world-renowned Peterborough Lift Lock. The 100th anniversary of the Lift Lock was celebrated on July 9th of this year.
Trent University Archives News Number 09
Contents include Friends of the Bata Library's support of the Library and, particularly, the Archives. Members featured include researcher and writer Quentin Brown, Dr. Fern Rahmel, and Professor Gordon Roper.
Trent University Archives News Number 08
Contents include references to Christmas in the writings of Margaret Laurence, Robertson Davis, and E.J. Pratt.
Trent University Archives News Number 07
Contents include Thomas H.B. Symons' role in bringing about new directions and vigor to Canadian Studies in Canada and abroad during his term as Chairman of the Commission on Canadian Studies (1972-1984). Highlighted are several archival collections that were acquired for Trent University Archives through the efforts of Professor Symons during his term as University President.
Trent University Archives News Number 06
Contents include Ron Thom's award-winning architectural designs for Trent University. As Master Planning Architect, Thom was also responsible for choosing designer furniture for his new buildings. Some of the chairs which adorned the campus are featured in this newsletter.


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