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Accession Number: 04-010


A. Douglas Vaisey fonds. -- 1947-1981. -- 24 cm of textual records. -- 7 photographs.

Biography / History

A. Douglas Vaisey worked for several years within the court system in Peterborough, Ontario and was an active member of Grace United Church. He was adult advisor of the Kala-Chi-Hi-Y Club of the Peterborough Young Men's Christian Association, a member of the Peterborough Humane Society, and executive member of The House of Four Seasons. He is an avid long-distance walker.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of A. Douglas Vaisey before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of minute books, correspondence, and related materials of Peterborough organizations and churches, including the Peterborough Humane Society, Grace United Church, St. James United Church Men's Club, the Kala-Chi-Hi-Y Club of the Peterborough Y.M.C.A., Trinity United Church, Trinity Young Peoples' Club, and Grace United Church Boat People Committee. Also included are minutes, notes, and correspondence of The House of Four Seasons, a men's retreat centre organized by the Peterborough Presbytery Men's Council.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.
Fonds acquired from A. Douglas Vaisey.
Restrictions: N
For related records see: 94-013

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Box 1


1. Peterborough Humane Society: minute book (1950-1955)
2. Kala-Chi-Hi-Y Club of the Peterborough Young Men's Christian Association: constitution, forms, correspondence, etc. (1959-1960)
3. St. James United Church Men's Club [Peterborough]: minute book (1958-1970); 3 unidentified photos of small groups of people loosely inserted
4. Trinity United Church, Peterborough: pamphlets, 3 unidentified photos of large groups of people (1952, 1954)
5. Trinity Young Peoples' Club [Peterborough]: membership book (1947-1952)
6. Photograph with inscription: "Project painting widow's house on High St. during cleanup & paint up campaign, 1951"; several people identified in photo including "Doug Vaisey"
7. Grace United Church, Peterborough: minute book of annual congregational meetings (1962-1966)
8. Grace United Church Boat People Committee: correspondence, etc. (1980-1981)

Box 2

1. The House of Four Seasons: minutes, correspondence, etc. (1960-1968)
2. as above
3. as above
4. as above
5. The House of Four Seasons: incorporations documents, letters patent, undertaking documents (1959)