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Accession Number: 82-003


Enid Mallory fonds. -- 1978-1981. -- 18 audio cassettes.

Biography / History

Enid (nee Swerdferger) Mallory was born at Glen Stewart, near Ottawa, Ontario, in 1938. She now resides in Peterborough, Ontario with her husband Gord and together they operate Peterborough Publishing. Ms. Mallory is the author of several books including: "Over the Counter: The County Stores in Canada", "Coppermine: the Far North of George M. Douglas", "Kawartha: Living on these Lakes", and "Countryside Kawartha." She is also a member of the Friends of the Bata Library and is active in pursuing her interest in Peterborough local history.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by and in the custody of Enid Mallory before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of 18 audio cassette recordings on local history topics made primarily by Enid Mallory. Ms. Mallory interviewed people throughout Peterborough County, many of them descendants of pioneer settlers. The topics include pioneer settlement, Riel Rebellion, Cavan Blazers, Warsaw, early stores (Choate, Lakehurst, Buckhorn), farming, cheese factories, Young's Point, Keene, the lumber industry, and the Chemong Bridge.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Enid Mallory.

The tapes are arranged alphabetically by the township with which they are primarily concerned.

Restrictions: Permission of the interviewee required for written use.

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 82-006.

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1. Asphodel Township - Isobel Mortlock and Bruce Graham talk about Westwood, the Ouse River, Birdsall Beach etc. Interviewer by Jean Graham and Enid Mallory, Jan 1981

2. Burleigh Township - Mr & Mrs. Norm Wilson talk about Haultain and Apsley, Big Cedar Lake and the old Burleigh Road. Interviewed by Shirley Church and Enid Mallory, April 1981

3 & 4. Cavan Township. Mr and Mrs. Art Thorn talk about the Riel Rebellion, the Cavan Blazers, barn raising and other projects. Interviewed by Kay Fallis and Enid Mallory, March 1981

5. Douro Township - Mrs. George Douglas (Frances) talks about Northcote Farm and related topics. Interviewed by Enid and Gord Mallory, 21 Oct 1978

6. Dummer Township - Mrs. Harold Choate (Beatrice) talks about Warsaw, the Choate store, the Selkirk mill, McCraken's Landing on Stoney Lake. Interviewed by Arlene Stephens and Enid Mallory, Oct 1980

7. Dummer Township - Mr. and Mrs. Allen Taylor talk about Warsaw, farming, cheese factories, Delaval company, first cars and village fun. Interviewed by Arlene Stephens and Enid Mallory, March 1981

8. Ennismore Township. Mr and Mrs. Norm Gannon talk about Gannon's Narrows, the floating bridge, the Cross etc. Interviewed by Jean Cavanagh and Enid Mallory, Oct 1980

9. Ennismore Township - John Harrington talks about Emerald Isle, the Narrows by curve lake Reserve, the good fishing and the Chemong floating bridge. Interviewed by Jean Cavanagh and Enid Mallory, Feb 1981

10 & 11. Harvey Township - Mr, and Mrs. Jack Brown talk about Lakehurst and Buckhorn stores, the Buckhorn stage and Young's Point (Smith Township). Interviewed by Enid and Gord Mallory, April 1981

12. Otonabee Township - anonymous interviewee - early days on the river - interviewed by Enid Mallory, spring 1981

13. Otonabee Township - Alice Davidson and Margaret Redpath talk about Keene, the Indian River, the mills, the Keene Emporium, etc. Interviewed by Barbara Sonder and Enid Mallory, Nov 1980

14. Peterborough, Ontario - Mr. Fred Overend talks about the Peterborough Lumber Company, and logging in the townships north of Peterborough. Interviewed by Enid Mallory, Jan 1981

15. Smith Township - Mr. Will Telford (age 91) talks about township pioneers, early stores, the floating bridge, etc. Interviewed by Helen Wilcox and Enid Mallory, Jan 1981

16. South Monaghan Township - Harold and Beverly Buckman and Mr and Mrs Herb Dawson talk about the river, early settlers, etc. Interviewed by Barbara Sounder and Enid Mallory, March 1981

17. Mrs Kay Young interview