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Accession Number: 97-1029


Harold Reid collection. -- 1880-1997. -- 2 cm of textual records and other material.

Biography / History

Harold Reid, the creator of this collection is the great-great-grandson of Robert Reid, pioneer settler in Peterborough, Ontario, grandson of Robert Henry Reid and son of Frederick Henry Adolphus Reid.

Custodial History

This collection was in the custody of Harold Reid until donated to Trent University Archives in 1997.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a ledger dated 1880-1905 created by Robert Henry Reid which records transactions for goods sold or services exchanged for goods. The merchandise involved appears to be that of a general store or farm supply depot. Also included is a journal (and typscript) created by Frederick Reid describing his move west from Ontario to Edmonton between 1907 and 1909. A biographical note about Fred by his son is included at the end. Collection also includes a letter to Harold A. Reid from Florence Reid and two copy photographs: one of Fred and Louise Reid, 1949 and one of the school house which Frederick Reid attended, 1946.


Title based on the creator of the collection.

Includes 2 copy photographs and 1 newspaper clipping.

This collection was donated by Harold Aubrey Reid (Hal).

Restrictions: None

For related records see: 77-012