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Accession Number: 01-1024


Romaine's Map of the Town of Peterborough and Village of Ashburnham / Robert Romaine. -- 1875. -- 1 map.

Biography / History

Robert Romaine, along with two brother-in-laws, established the Peterborough Review in 1853 in Peterborough, Ontario. Romaine was editor and publisher at the "Review" until 1864. In 1853 he also wrote a paper on the subject of ploughing and pulverizing by steam power, and in 1868 became the first librarian of the Peterborough Mechanics Institute, the forerunner to the Peterborough Public Library. In 1870, he headed, along with others, a gas company which introduced the first gas street lights to the city. In 1877 he was a member of a committee which was appointed to look at possibilities for a waterworks system for the city of Peterborough.

Custodial History

This item was in the custody of Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Item is a map entitled Romaine's Map of the Town of Peterborough and Village of Ashburnham. It is "Compiled from Registered Plans and Actual Surveys", and is "Published by Robert Romaine, at the Office of the "Peterborough Review", Peterborough, Ont., 1875". Further description follows: scale equals 4 chains to 1 inch, size 164.5cm x 116cm, original, mounted on linen, laminated, 1875.


Title based on the published title of the item.

The map is very fragile. Handle with care.

This item was donated by Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 93-008

This map is rolled, and is located on top of the Maps Cabinet.