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Accession Number: 95-1013


Cecil Gray Frost fonds. Additions. -- 7 Sept. 1942. -- 1 photograph : b&w ; 20 X 72.5 cm.

Biography / History

Cecil Grey Frost, younger brother of the Honourable Leslie M. Frost, was born in Orillia, Ontario, on August 27, 1897. His father, William Sword Frost, operated a jewellery and watchmaking business in Orillia, and as Mayor, introduced the concept of daylight saving time to the municipality. Cecil Grey Frost served overseas with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps during the First World War. When he returned to Canada, he attended Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated in 1921. He and his brother Leslie then opened a legal firm in Lindsay, Ontario, and both soon became active in local Conservative Politics. This led to Cecil's election in 1936 as Mayor of Lindsay, and in 1937 to the Presidency of the Ontario Conservative Association, As well, he organized and managed Earl Rowe's campaign in the provincial election of 1937. Thought of as a potential party leader himself, Cecil Grey Frost remained politically active until his sudden death on June 8, 1947.

Custodial History

This item was bequested at the same time as the rest of the Cecil Gray Frost fonds (77-025) by his brother, the Honorable Leslie M. Frost, to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This item is a photograph of the Conservative Forum which was held at Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario on September 7, 1942. The photograph was taken by the Panoramic Camera Co. from 289 Avenue Road in Toronto.


Title based on creator of fonds.

The photograph has a number of creases in it which are making it fragile. Photocopying is not recommended.

This item was part of a bequest by Leslie M. Frost.

Restrictions: N

Associated material located at the Queen's University Archives in Kingston, Ontario.

This item is an addition to 77-025.

There is a letter in 77-025, Box 2, folder 5 which identifies some of the delegates in the photograph. It is addressed to Leslie M. Frost and written from Frederick G. Gardiner.

Located in Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 33.