Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. As part of the University’s limited and reduced campus presence, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are closed and physical collections are unavailable. Virtual services and support are available by contacting library@trentu.ca. Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

Finding Aid:

Search the Archives

Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 75-009

Title

William H. Ives letter book. -- 1894-1899. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

William H. Ives was a builder and a contractor in Colborne, Ontario, at the end of the nineteenth century.

Custodial History

This item was in the custody of B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a letter book related to carpentry, contracting and building activities in the Colborne, Ontario, area. It contains some interesting material on house construction in terms of methods and materials. It also contains some information on Colborne area churches. The letter book has a partial index to the correspondence of William Ives.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the item.

Some of the letters are difficult to read due to fading and smudging.

This item was donated by B.K. Van Buren of Port Hope, Ontario.

Restrictions: N