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Accession Number: 73-003


Peterborough Board of Trade fonds. -- Photocopied [ca. 1973]. -- 15 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Peterborough Board of Trade was formally established March 21, 1889 in accordance with the Boards of Trade Act Sec. 2 a c, Chapter 130, R. S. C. 1886 to oversee all business transactions taking place in the town of Peterborough. This designation was changed by order-in-council to Peterborough Chamber of Commerce on April 26, 1922.

Custodial History

The fonds was in the custody of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce until it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of a photocopy of the Charter, 1889; a photocopy of the name change Order-in-Council, April 1922; original minute books from 1893 to 1918, plus excerpted items; and the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce bulletin on the Lift Lock post-1922.


Title based on the organization which created the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Mr. Don Sargent on behalf of the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 73-1005 and 70-003 (Northway fonds).

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. Peterborough Board of Trade - copy of Charter, 21 March 1889 - 4 p.
Order-in-Council changing the Board's name to Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, copy, 26 April 1922 - 2 p.

2. Minute Book, 10 March 1893 - 12 March 1901

2a. Excerpts from Minute Book
1) re: p. 290 (meeting of 25 April 1898) - draft -resolution supporting construction of the Trent Canal - 4 p.
2) re: p. 292 - typewritten resolution re: Trent Canal - 2 p.

Loose items (not in folder): minute book - 1 April 1901 - 10 Dec. 1918

3. Excerpts from Minute Book 1901-1918
1) from p. 282 - Treasurer's Report, March 1913
2) from p. 328 - Notes re: meetings - 3 p.
3) from p. 336 - rough members' and councilors' lists, 1918-19; rough minutes from 6 Feb 1919; Bradburn-Turner correspondence re: Board leases (13 Feb. 1919) - 10 p. total

4. anon - Description of the Trent Canal, 13 Feb. 1922 - 15 p.
- short account of the early history of the Trent Canal, 13 Jan. 1922 - 9 p.