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Professor Alan Brunger fonds

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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 08-004


Professor Alan Brunger fonds. -- 1972-1992. -- 56 cm of textual records. -- ca. 125 photographs : ca. 100 negatives. -- 4 microfilm reels.

Biography / History

Professor Alan Brunger was educated in England (B.Sc.Hons. Southampton 1963) and came to Canada in 1964 for graduate work, first in Alberta (M.Sc. Calgary 1966) and later in Ontario (Ph.D. Western Ontario 1973). He joined the faculty in Geography at Trent University in 1969 and has lectured and undertaken research mainly in historical geography within Canada, Australia and South Africa. His main research interest is in the pattern and process of nineteenth century immigration and settlement.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Professor Alan Brunger before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2008.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of Professor Alan Brunger's research material pertaining to the historical geography of Bon Echo Provincial Park and Algonquin Provincial Park. Included in the Algonquin materials are aerial photographs and photographs of the Dennison Farm property. Also included is historical geography research material and microfilm reels relating to the Peter Robinson Irish emigration to the Peterborough area.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.
Fonds acquired in 2008 from Professor Alan Brunger.
Restrictions: N
For related records see: 71-006, 92-1001, 80-009, 07-001, 98-014, 98-1002, 74-008, 86-002, 97-011, and 94-1000.
Some of the research material is comprised of copies from other archival collections. This material may not be photocopied or quoted directly without appropriate consent.

Finding Aid

Box 1

Folder 1: Provincial LACAC conference, Trent University, 1992: correspondence and publicity materials

Folders 2-34: Peter Robinson Irish emigration to the Peterborough, Ontario area: research materials

Loose in Box:
Microfilm reels comprised of the Peter Robinson papers located at the Archives of Ontario - (3 reels)
Microfilm reel comprised of "Fiats - Peter Robinson, Grants to Irish Immigrants Under Peter Robinson's Supervision, 1823-1825" - "Register for Fiats, Volume 154" Microfilm Reference MS693, Reel 156, Archives of Ontario) - (1 reel)

Folders 35-37: Bon Echo Provincial Park: research materials

Folders 38-48: Algonquin Provincial Park: research materials (the Dennison Farm photographs are located in Folder 48)

Box 2

Folders 1-7: Algonquin Provincial Park, cont'd

Materials received 2009

Box 3


1. Peterborough Geographical Association: correspondence, flyers, minutes, 1972-1987

2. Lake Ontario Geography Teachers Association: correspondence, minutes, 1968-1977

3. User's Committee on the Environmental Sciences Building, Trent University: correspondence, minutes, 1988

4. Heritage Peterborough: correspondence, minutes, 1984-1987

5: as above; also includes postcards and photographic reproductions of postcards of sketches of buildings in Peterborough, Lang Century Village, Ida, etc. (Lang Mill; Keene Hotel; Glen Alda Church; Fitzpatrick House; Menie Store; Fife House; St. John's Anglican Church (Ida); Mill at Hastings; Feed Mill at Lakefield; Maiden's Mill near Warkworth; Peterborough Public Library; Peterborough County Court House)