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Fonds Level Description

Accession Number: 95-1017


Town sketches collection. -- [ca.1828-1900]. -- 3 photographs : b&w and hand col. ; 23.5 X41 cm (sight) in mat 37.5 X 53.5 cm or smaller. -- 4 prints ;35.5 X 44 cm or smaller.

Biography / History


Custodial History

Item #3 was in the custody of Mr. and Mrs.M.E. Lewis before it was donated to Trent University on the occassionof the opening of Bata Library. Item #6 was copied and donatedto the Trent University Archives by Morris Wearing in 1972. Itis unknown who or whom donated the other photographs and printsin this collection.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of two photographs and five prints of various towns. The two photographs are of Port Hope and are hand-coloured. One photograph (item #1) is of Trinity College School before the fire. The other photograph (item #2) is framed and matted. It is of Port Hope's harbour taken from the western hill. There is one coloured reproduction print (item #3) of Port Hope which is matted and framed. This print was presented by Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Lewis to Trent University on the occasion of the opening of Bata Library. There is one print (item #4) of Lindsay which was produced in 1882. Another print (item #5) is entitled "Hastings on the Trent, Ont." and was drawn by Rev. M.A. Farrar and lithographed by Brown and Bautz. Item #6 is a framed black and white photograph of an 1832 pencil sketch of Government House in Peterborough which was drawn by Mary Sanford. The last print (item #7) is a framed coloured reproduction print of York from Gibralter Point from 1828.


Title based on the contents of the collection.

Item #5 is encapsulated in mylar.

This collection was donated from various sources.

Item #6 is located in London, Ontario in theprivate ownership of Patricia Douglas, great granddaughter ofMary Sanford.

Restrictions: N

For related records see: 95-1004.

Items 1, 3-6 are located in the Large Materials Cabinet - Drawer 34.

Items 2 and 7 are located on the wall in the Archives reading room.