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Accession Number: 77-1022


Mark Robinson diaries fonds. -- Photocopied [before 1977]. -- 2 items.

Biography / History

Mark Robinson was Superintendant and Ranger in Algonquin Park between 1908 and 1941. He served as an Army officer with the Canadian Militia during the First World War. He resided in Barrie and Elmvale, Ontario with his wife and Children but spent many months each year in Algonquin Park.

Custodial History

The copies of the diaries were a bequest to the Trent University Archives by the Honorable Leslie M. Frost.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of photocopies of two diaries of Mark Robinson from October 8 to December 31, 1915 and January 1 to March 3, 1917. The 1915 diary deals mainly with recruiting men from Simcoe County. The 1917 diary describes an instructional tour of the trenches in France, time spent in England, and his return to Canada. Leslie and Cecil Frost are mentioned in these diaries.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was bequeathed by the Honorable Leslie M. Frost.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: Addison fonds, 97-011 which consists of the original diaries.