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Accession Number: 83-1003


Strickland photographs and clippingsfonds. -- [between 1847 and 1867], 1905. -- 1 item. -- 2 photographs: b&w ; 12.5 X 18 cm.

Biography / History

Samuel Strickland (1804-1867) came to Canadain 1825. He first spent time in Newcastle District and then latercleared some property for a farm in Otonabee Township. He latersold his farm and purchased land in Douro and there he began clearingland at the present site of Lakefield. He was active in church,military and town life. In 1847 he became a Major and in 1851he was the Reeve of Douro for three years. He also became a Justiceof the Peace. During the years of 1828-1831 he worked for JohnGalt in the Canada Company. In his later years Samuel establishedan agriculture school for young men and boys interested in pioneerfarming. Around the same time that Samuel moved to Douro his sistersCatharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie arrived in the area.His sister Agnes edited a book "Twenty-Seven Years in CanadaWest" which was based on Samuel's writings.(Taken from: "TheIllustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough County 1825-1875."Canada: The Peterborough Historical Atlas Foundation Inc., 1975.)H. Stickland was born in 1870 in Peterborough to Mr. and Mrs.Walter Strickland. He married a Miss Hall. He gained fame on his5 hour and 15 minute swim from the Lakefield locks on the TrentCanal to the Peterborough Lift Locks in 1905.

Custodial History


Scope and Content

This fonds consists of 2, 5 X 7 black andwhite, photographs of Colonel Samuel Strickland. There is alsoa newspaper clipping concerning H. Strickland's long-distanceswim of 1905.


Title based on content of fonds.

Donated by an unknown source.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 83-004 and 83-1021.