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Accession Number: 84-015


Carrying Place fonds. Additions.-- 1941-1980. -- 1 item.

Biography / History

Carrying Place is a narrow isthmus separatingWeller's Bay and the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. Carrying Placealso connects Prince Edward County to the mainland. It is located5 miles south of Trenton. Carrying Place was so named due to itslocation. It is situated at a point where the Indians and earlysettlers travelling by water had to portage across to get fromthe Bay of Quinte to Lake Ontario. One of the first people tosettle permanently in Carrying Place was Asa Weller in 1783. RobertYoung, believed to the the second settler, received a land grantin 1792. Two other prominent families who helped to settle CarryingPlace were the Wilkins and the Biggars. Some of these foundingfamilies' descendents still live in Carrying Place today. Thefirst Church, St. John's Anglican, was built in 1811, and thefirst schoolhouse was opened in 1852. Unfortunately, CarryingPlace never became the big city as was envisioned by the foundingfathers.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of Dr. MaryNorthway before being donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This addition to the fonds consists of onelarge photograph album containing newspaper clippings, photographs,correspondence and biographical records regarding the CorriganHouse and family of Carrying Place, Ontario. In addition thereis information on Asa Weller's family., B. Napier Simpson anddrawings of the Corrigan house.


Title based on content of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Dr. Mary Northway.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

Associated material located at the Archivesof Ontario, Toronto.

This fonds along with 86-007 is an additionto 73-004.

For related records see: 84-016, 85-008 and86-007.


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Item 1

Photograph Album

Album contains drawings by B. Napier Simpsonof the Corrigan House at The CarryingPlace, Prince Edward County. Also newspaper clippingsof this house and photographs. There are also sheets ofbiographical information on the Asa Wellerfamily and the Robertson French andCorrigan families. Item 2


Booklet "Echoes and Reflections of FloraMorrison". Prepared by Dr. MaryNorthway, edited by Prof. John Wadland.