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Accession Number: 76-1011


Peterborough Law Association by-laws. -- Photocopied [ca. 1976]. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

The Peterborough Law Association was incorporated in 1879 in order to enable the local bar to establish and receive grants from the law society for a law library in the court house. The local bar had a library and rented a library from a local firm for $12.00 a year. In 1893 the Association paid the firm $22.00 and removed their library from the firm. This left the library depleted and hence the application for grants from the Law Society. The Law Association in Peterborough developed committees to look after the library and had a chief librarian. It celebrated its one hundredth anniversary in 1979 with a dinner and notable guest speaker. Since its inception the Peterborough Law Association has received innumerable gifts and donations in the form of books and paintings such as books of Sir John Beverly Robinson from his son Christopher Robinson Q.C. and a set of Supreme Court Reports from USA President Calvin Coolidge.

Custodial History

This item was in the custody of Robert Taylor-Vaisey before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a photocopy of the by-laws of the Peterborough Law Association as amended January 16, 1893 and later amended July 12, 1903.


Title based on the creator of the item.

This item was donated by Robert Taylor-Vaisey of Peterborough, Ontario.

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