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Accession Number: 92-1003


John Langton fonds. -- 1911-1912. -- 6 photographs : b&w ; 11.5 X 17 cm or smaller.

Biography / History

John Langton was born in April 1808 in England. He was educated at Trinity College in Cambridge and received his M.A. in 1832. In 1833 John emigrated to Canada and settled near Peterborough, Upper Canada. He represented Peterborough in the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada from 1851 to 1855. In 1855 he became the auditor of public accounts. Later, in the year of Confederation, he assumed the role of auditor-general of Canada and he held this position until 1878. He married Lydia Dunsford (daughter of John Harley Dunsford) in 1845 and together they had 5 sons and 2 daughters. John Langton died March 19, 1894 at Toronto. (Taken from: "The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography." 4th ed. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1978.)

Custodial History

The photographs were in the custody of Mrs. J.G. Edison who donated them, via Professor Michael Peterman, President of the Peterborough Historical Society, to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of six photographs of "Blyth", the home of John Langton and his family. The photos were taken in 1911 and 1912. The home, which has since been demolished, was close to Fenelon Falls on Sturgeon Lake. The people in the photographs are not identified. Written on an envelope, included with the photographs, is "1911 & 1912. Old photos of "Blyth" Given to M. McCulloch by Mrs. [Frances] George Douglas."


Title based on subject of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by Mrs. J.G. Edison via Professor Michael Peterman.

Restrictions: N

Associated material located at the National Archives of Canada and the Archives of Ontario.

For related records see: 77-1021.