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Accession Number: 74-1002


Martha Ann Kidd fonds. -- Photocopied [between 1956 and 1972]. -- 1 folder.

Biography / History

Martha Ann Kidd (nee Maurer) was born October 15, 1917 and currently resides in Peterborough, Ontario. She married Kenneth E. Kidd (late Trent University Professor) in October 1943. She is a well known and respected local historian. As well, she is known for her talents as an author and artist. She is an authority on architecture, particularily the architecture of the Peterborough region. Martha Ann Kidd is a member of the Peterborugh Historical Society and of the Friends of the Bata Library. In the past she has also been the chair of the Old Buildings Committee of the Peterborough Historical Society and a member of Peterborough's Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by, and the originals are in the custody of, Martha Ann Kidd. Only photocopies of the records were donated by Martha Ann Kidd to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of photocopies of addresses given by Martha Ann Kidd, local historian, sometime Chair of the Old Buildings Committee of the Peterborough Historical Society and member of the Peterborough Historical Society. It includes addresses on 1) The Quetico Foundation - Quetico by Car, CBC, 1956; 2) First Draft - The Heart of Old Peterborough, June 1971; 3) Second Draft - The Heart of Old Peterborough, October 1971: 4) Final - Peterborough Historical Society, The Heart of Old Peterborough, or, Old Buildings Lecture; and 5) The Heart of Old Peterborough, given to the Architectural Conservancy, October 26 1972.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

The fonds was donated by Mrs. Martha Ann Kidd.

The originals remain in the custody of Martha Ann Kidd.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 84-006 and 96-1006.