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Accession Number: 84-010


Cameron family fonds. Additions. -- 1899-1910. -- 22 maps.

Biography / History

Charles Cameron was born July 29, 1830 at Lossiemouth, Scotland. In 1856 he emigrated to Canada West and opened up a business in the town of Peterborough. Three years later, Sophia Barron, also of Lossiemouth, followed Charles Cameron to Canada West, and they were married at Kingston, February 22, 1859. Together they raised four children: Annie Walker, b. 1869; Alfred and Albert, twins, b. 1864, and Sophia, b. 1868. Two other children, Clara, b. 1861 and William, b. 1866, died in infancy. In 1860, Charles formed a business partnership with Donald McKellar, and as the firm of McKellar and Cameron, they opened a general store at the corner of George and Hunter Streets, Peterborough. They sold groceries and hardware, and acted as commission merchants. On December 8, 1869, the store was destroyed by fire. In 1870, Sophia and the three youngest children went on a visit to Scotland. Charles and Annie later joined them for Christmas in the same year. In the new year Charles returned to Peterborough and became an insurance and steamboat ticket agent. He continued in this line of work until 1903, and he died a year later on February 25, 1904. His wife Sophia never returned to Peterborough; she died in Elgin, Scotland, April 29, 1873. It is unknown as to when the children returned to Canada. Albert Cameron went into a curtain a draperies business called Rumsey and Cameron. Alfred became a provincial land surveyor. Alfred married Jennie Rose on November 2, 1895 and together they had 8 children, the first born died at the age of two. Three of the daughters, Jessie, Margaret and Jean remained in Peterborough throughout their lives, and they are responsible for the donation of this fonds to the Trent University Archives.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of the Cameron family before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of surveyor's plans for lots mainly in Ashburnham and Peterborough drawn by surveyor Alfred Cameron. Genealogical resource.


Title based on the family who created the fonds.

This fonds was donated by the Cameron family.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Additions to the fonds include: 78-010 and 86-004.

For related records see: 71-006 (Huston), 77-012 (Reid) and 77-1016 (Roche).

Finding Aid

Map Cabinet - Drawer 8

1: Park lots, Peterborough, south of Gordon Avenue, West of McKellar

2: Part of Village of Lakefield

3: West bank of Otonabee, Wolfe Street To Hunter c.1910

4: Plan of subdivision, Monaghan

5: Plan of subdivision Monaghan Road, East side, between Weller and Homewood

6: Water Street

7: Barrie, Ontario

8: Survey of Monaghan Township

9: Town plan of Bewdley, 1881

10: Sketch plan Water Street, George Street, Antrim and Edinburgh Streets, Peterborough, Ontario

11: Sketch plan Barnardo Avenue, Peterborough, Ontario

12: Copy of Birdsall's plan of Clear and Stoney Lake, Smith Township (1830)

13: Detailed lot plan of Peterborough and Ashburnham, 1896

14: Plan (blueprint) of the Chemong Indian Village (Hewson surveyor), 1891

15: Blueprint plan of town lots south of Braidwood Avenue between Park Street and Lock Street, Peterborough, Ontario

16: See 13 above

17: See 13 above

18: Town lots, Wolsely Street area, Peterborough, Ontario

19: See 13 above

20: See 13 above

21: See 13 above

21a: See 13 above

22: See 13 above

23: See 13 above

24: Lot plan, Western and Ford Avenues area of Peterborough, Ontario

25: Blueprint plan of Indian Lands in Alnwick Township, 1898 (Dalton Survey)

26: Plan of 8th Concession Methuen Township

27: Part sketch, Monaghan Road, Peterborough

28: Plan of Barnardo Home lot, Peterborough, Ontario

29: Plan of Communication Road, lots for sale owned by Toronto Real Estate Investment Company in Barnardo -Bellevue Streets area of Peterborough, Ontario

30: Detailed plan of Peterborough and Ashburnham, 1896 (Cloth - backed)

31: Fragment of Peterborough and Ashburnham map with lots and residents names

32: Projected plan of subdivision, Monaghan Road - Cross Street area of Peterborough, Ontario

33: Unidentified

34: Plan of Auburn Woolen Co. (Con XII, Lots 1 and 2, Douro Township)

35: Lot plan Gordon Avenue - McKellar Street area, Peterborough, Ontario

36: Blueprint plan Princess Street - Lock Street area of Peterborough, Ontario

37: Sketch plan for 2 water-holding tanks on George Street, Peterborough, Ontario

38: Plan of McDonell - George - Murray - Water Streets area, Peterborough, Ontario

39: Plan of Barnardo - George Street area, Peterborough, Ontario

40: Subdivision plan of lots in Ashburnham, 1889

41: Broadside advertising lots for sale Charlotte Street Area, Peterborough, 1905

42: Map of Stoney Lake District