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Accession Number: 99-004


Robert Lloyd Hunter collection. Additions. -- 1775-1976. -- 30 cm of textual records. -- 5 maps.

Biography / History

Robert Lloyd Hunter was born August 19, 1914 to Cecil Hunter and Josephine Sipprel. He went to Ridley College in St. Catharines, Ontario. He received a Bachelor of Commerce and Law Certificate from the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. From 1939 to 1942 he served as Lieutenant of the 7th Toronto Reserve Regiment and from 1942 to 1945 he served as Captain with the 26th Field Regiment. In 1944 he married Hope Hazen Mackay and they had three daughters. In 1947 he was called to the Bar in Ontario and from 1947 to 1950 he served as a soliciter with the firm of Fraser & Beatty in Toronto. Subsequently, he was Vice-President and Director of Pitfield, Mackay, Ross investment dealers. He was an avid collector of Canadiana (Taken from: "Who's Who in Canada." Volume 73). Robert Hunter died in 1986.

Custodial History

This collection was collected by and in the custody of Robert Lloyd Hunter before it was donated to Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of printed Acts of the Government of Canada; guides and pamphlets of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Grand Trunk Railway; and early maps, plans, and promotional brochures of locations throughout Canada.


Title based on the creator of the collection.

Some of the items are very fragile. Handle with care.

This collection was donated by Robert Lloyd Hunter.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

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

This collection is an addition to 87-001.

Some maps located in the Map Cabinet - Drawer 11.

Finding Aid

Box 1


1. The Migration of Voyageurs from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene in 1828, A.C. Osborne, 1901

2. From Landmark's, prints: a) first parliament buildings, b) Jordon's Post House & Shop, J.R. Robertson, Toronto

3. Map of Toronto for visitors, c1900, published by Williamson, drawn by S.R.G. Penson

4. Chewett's Plan of the City of Toronto, 1866

5. Early Schools of Toronto, by Ernest J. Hathaway, reprint pamphlet, 1926

6. Memorandum (booklet) about Toronto Harbour including plans and documents past and present, Public Works, Ottawa, 1881

7. Tourist map of St. John, New Brunswick, c1930?

8. Pilots of Wolfe's Expedition, 1759, a paper by Hon. William Renwick Riddell, F.R.S.C. 1927

9. Map of Lower Canada including part of New Brunswick to assist in establishing border with state of Maine, 1802

10. Souvenir booklet of Quebec, Lake St. John and the Saguenay River, 1904

11. The New Fur Trade, reprint of 1788 article describing earliest voyages to northwest coast of North America, White Knight Press, 1941

12. Promotional pamphlet of Regina, Saskatchewan, [1908]

13. British Columbia information booklet for intending settlers, 1887

14. Bank of Upper Canada cheque book, partly used by W. Graham, 1834 and blank Dominion Bank cheque, 19--

15. An act regulating licensing of public houses and form of warrant for Constable's use, 3rd session of 1st parliament of Upper Canada, 1794

16. An act amending the act to regulate licensing of public houses, 5th session of 1st parliament of Upper Canada, 1796

17. An act to increase revenue by improving efficiency of treasurer's activities, 1st session of 2nd parliament of Upper Canada, 1797

18. An act for the better representation of Commons in Parliament of Upper Canada, passed March 16, 1808

19. An act to change the constitution of the Legislative Council, 1856

20. Report on Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario Ship Canal, 1864

21. Contract between Government of Canada and C.P.R., 1882

22. Canadian Railway and Steamboat Guide, 1858

23. Reports and documents re location of line of C.P.R. and a western terminal harbour, Sandford Fleming, 1878

24. C.P.R. promotional pamphlet about Manitoba including settlers' testimonials, 1886

25. C.P.R. time table with notes, transcontinental, 1888

26. C.P.R.: General Hewson's criticisms of the existing routes and the subsequent reassessments, n.d. [1900]

27. C.P.R.: promotional pamphlet, "Montreal, The Canadian Metropolis and its Picturesque Environments", 1900, includes excellent picture of pre-fire Ottawa Parliament buildings

28. C.P.R.: 1902 edition of above pamphlet (folder 27)

29. C.P.R.: promotional pamphlet for miners, prospectors and settlers to British Columbia, 1901

30. Grand Trunk Railway: 1857 booklet of statements, reports and accounts

31. (Statistics of Railways of Canada, 1876) "Statistiques: Chemins de fer et revenu de l'interieur, Canada, 1876," including detailed map of eastern provinces

32. Messages from the President of the United States regarding boundary matters with Canada, 1838, 1840 and 1841

33. Promotional folder: Alaska Commercial Co's Steamship Lines to St. Michael and Yukon River, 1898

34. Fourteenth annual report of the Thunder Bay Historical Society; papers of 1923

35. The Hakluyt Society: list of publications in print, 1975/76

36. Plan of the town of Sault Ste. Marie, 1888

37. Dawson's map of Montreal and vicinity, 1881

38. Map of Canada by L.J. Hebert, 1838/39, complete in four parts: Upper Canada, East, Central and West, and Lower Canada

39. Champlain & St. Lawrence Railroad, engraved sheet of merchant script in several denominations, 1837

40. The Quebec Gazette: Laws & Statutes, 1791

41. Canada Company. (Printed, circular) "Lands in Canada West." (London) Marchant Singer & Co., 1852, 4p.

Maps Cabinet - Drawer 11

Folder 1.

Map 1. Abbott, William: Map of the Dominion Canada, showing the new western districts of Manitoba and far west..., London, Maclure and Macdonald, n.d., c1890?

Map 2. Map of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Land Company: A map of the Company's Tract of Land in the Province of New Brunswick, published by J. Cross, London, 1834