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Accession Number: 83-004


Katchewanooka Herald fonds. -- 1855-1859. -- 7.5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The Katchewanooka Herald is a handwritten newspaper created by agricultural students on Colonel Samuel Strickland's farm (the Agricultural College) during the mid-1800's. An article found in the February 15th, 1858 issue implies that the first volume covers the issues beginning April 14, 1856 and ending February 15, 1858. However, there are issues dated 1855. The words "Volume IInd" [Volume Two] are found in large script for the first time on the issue dated March 1st, 1858.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Mrs. (Frances) George M. Douglas before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of a number of issues of a handwritten newspaper, written weekly by agricultural students of Colonel Samuel Strickland of Lakefield, Canada West. The issues are scattered and topics covered include agriculture, local events, local gossip, and politics. Also included are four letters of George M. Douglas relating to the newspaper.

The Katchewanooka Herald has been transcribed in full and illustrations have been ditigized:

1855 1856 1857 1858 1859

No Date plus Illustrations

The Katchewanooka Herald has been digitized by Internet Archive. Click to access the link.


Title based on the title of the newspaper.

The newspapers are extremely fragile.

The fonds was donated by Mrs. (Frances) G.M. Douglas.

Restrictions: Researchers to use digitized transcriptions and digitized Internet Archive copy.

For related records see: 74-003, 83-1003, 83-1021 and 84-012.