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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 88-014


Miscellaneous journals: businesses and schools collection. -- 1846-1962. -- 46 cm of textual records.

Biography / History


Custodial History


Scope and Content

This fonds consists of ledgers, day books and other record books, mostly unidentified as to exact name and location of the business. All were situated in the Peterborough/Cobourg/Norwood/Marmora area.


Title based on content of collection.

This collection was donated from unknown sources, except for #18, which was received from Mr. Ralfe, Port Hope.

Restrictions: Item #19 is restricted until 2035.

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 88-018

Formerly known as Miscellaneous Journals Collection. Items 17, 18, & 19 were added in 2005.

Finding Aid

Note to researchers: Several items which were previously accessioned as 88-014 have been removed and accessioned separately. The new accessions are as follows:

01-1017 Baulch family fonds. Additions

01-1018 Nimmo family fonds. Additions

01-1019 Isabella Miller fonds. Additions

01-1020 Richard Prettie fonds

10-1021 Hugh Caldwell diary

01-1022 Moscrip, Allan & Company ledger

Unidentified materials have been retained here:

Box 1

1. Class book: Queen Mary School, Peterborough, list of students and grades, 1920-1924

2. Fee book: Park Street School, Peterborough, list of students and fees, 1911-1918

3. Ledger (unidentified): blacksmith; addresses indicate customers from Cavan, Otonabee, Douro and other locales around Peterborough, Ontario, 1873-1877

4. Index book

5. Index book

6. Ledger (unidentified): haberdasher, location unknown, 1883-1887

7. Notebook (unidentified): arithmetic exercises, 1846

8. Index book

9. Index book

10. Index book

11. Ledger (unidentified): general merchandise; customers include Asa Burnham, Dr. George Reid, Hon. George Boulton, and others residing in and around Gore's Landing, 1858-1864. Entry on page 411 indicates there may be a branch store in Hastings, Ontario

(NOTE: Items 12-15 are located beside Box 1)

12. Ledger (unidentified): dry goods, hardware; customers include "Pride of Blairton Lodge No. 115", George Castle (tavern keeper, Baysfield), Cobourg, Peterborough Railway and Mining Company

13. Ledger (unidentified): haberdasher, 1904-1908

14. Daybook (unidentified): dry goods store in Norwood, customers include Dr. Poole, 1857-1859

15. Daybook (unidentified): stores seem to be in the Blairton, Norwood and Saforth areas, 1858-1891; stock usually described as 'goods' though occasionally as 'candles', 'sugar', 'brandy', 'tea', etc.

16. Index, 1864

17. Time Book with New and Improved Table of Wages, unidentified (Note: the names Lloyd Windover Lumber, Buckhorn, Ontario, Wilmot Stockdale, Lakefield, Ontario, and [Kenneth] Thurston occur repeatedly in this book; entries date 1908-1962)

18. James Hunter, Wholesale and retail dealer in wines, liquors, etc., Port Hope, Ontario: 5 loose sheets from a ledger (received from Mr. Ralfe, 1989)

19. [court reporter's docket] - notes depicting traffic violation charges, 1949-1950 (RESTRICTED UNTIL 2035)

plus 3 loose index pages